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May

Through June 25, Saturday Evening Post Covers – The Art of Mead Schaeffer, Norman Rockwell and Friends, Wright Museum, Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org.

Through May 31, Norman Royle art exhibit, Gafney Library, 14 High St., Sanbornville, Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 pm; Fri. & Sat. 9 am-12:30 pm, free, public welcome, 522-3401.

May 1, Opechee Garden Club Business Meeting and Speaker Presentation, 1 pm. Lucy Golden presents a program: Giant Silk Moths of New Hampshire. Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, opecheegardenclub2012@gmail.com.

May 1, Spring Improv Meet Up, 6-8 pm, improvisational acting, no experience necessary, 12 Main St., Sandwich, Advice To The Players, $5 donation, 284-7115.

May 2, Advanced Directives Info. Meeting, 3 pm, free, community room of Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith, reservations/info: 279-1500.

May 2, Fiber Art Group, 9:30 am-noon, fiber artists meet, drop in visitors welcome, quilting, sewing, rug hooking, etc. Free, bring your project to work on, meets every other Tues. year round, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth village, does not include museum admission, info: 323-7591.

May 2, John Winant, NH Man of the World, 7 pm, 3-time NH governor, hero to British in WWII, program by Richard Hesse, Meredith Historical Society, 45 Main St., Meredith, free, NH Humanities sponsored, info: 279-1206.

May 2, When Is War the Answer? Woodrow Wilson and the Decision for War in 1917, program by Professor Kurk Dorsey, 7 pm, advance reservations: 569-1212, Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, www.wrightmuseum.org.

May 3, Rights & Reds, 6:30 pm, program on “subversive activities” during 1950s, free, Pease Public Library, 1 Russell St., Plymouth, NH Humanities sponsored, info: 536-2616..

May 3, National Dairy Month at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 10:30 am, goat milking demo, at 3 pm: Doc Remick’s barn open with chance to learn history of his dairy business, Hillsdale Farm. Tour of 1930s Milk House, meet the cows, watch milking process. Tamworth village, admission info: 323-7591, (also takes place on May 10, 17 & 24.)

May 3, Vegetable Gardening 101, 6 pm, workshop with master gardener susan Porier, Castle in the Clouds Carriage House, Rt. 171 Moultonboro, pre-register: 476-5410, www.castleintheclouds.org.

May 4, Destination: Americas, 2-3 pm, US travel, topic: Vancouver BC & Seattle, public welcome, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

May 4, Opechee Garden Club program with award-winning garden specialist and author Kerry Ann Mendez: The Right Size Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Aging and Time-Pressed Gardeners, 6:30 pm, $5.00 donation requested, light refreshments will be served. Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, opecheegardenclub2012@gmail.com.

May 4, 2 Good 2 Be True, Holly Furlone performs at 7 pm; Mike Loughlin performs at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 4-21, Annie Warbucks, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 355-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

May 5, A Visit with Abraham Lincoln, 7 pm, Lincoln portrayed by Steve Wood, program ends with reading of “Gettysburg Address”, free, Goodwin Public Library, 422 Main St., Farmington, NH Humanities sponsored, info: 755-2373.

May 5, Carbon Leaf concert, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Performance Center, Main St., Plymouth, info/tickets: 536-2551.

May 5, Dueling Pianos, 9 pm, Jim Tyrrell, Lorentz Music Services, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 5, Meditation, 10-11 am, with healthy lifestyle coach Cindy Simon, free, space limited, register: 332-1428, Rochester Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Rochester.

May 5, Sign Painting Class, 7-9 pm, teacher: Shirley Glines, League of NH Craftsmen, Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-7920 to pre-register/info.

May 5, Spring Birding, 7-10 am, bird ID program for adults and kids age 14 & up, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 5 & 6, NH Open Doors Weekend, Arts Collaborative, 5 Winona Rd., Meredith will be open (Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm), meet artist/blacksmith David Little and wood, metal, ceramic artist Steven Hayden. Browse art gallery, 279-5492.

May 6, NH Day, 9:30 am-5 pm, NH residents admitted for reduced rate, walk the nature trail, see live animals, watch live animal presentations, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 6, Psychic & Wellness Fair, 11 am-5 pm, Sunny Villa, 1020 Rt. 16, Ossipee, jewelry, organiz products, readings, Reiki, chair massage, etc.

May 6, Royal Tea, Cornerstone Christian Academy, 129 Rt. 228, Ossipee, 10 am, children can spend the morning dancing and visiting with favorite princesses! Northeastern Ballet Theatre, join princesses for tea and sandwiches. $15 per child; tickets/info: www.cornerstoneabc.nm-secure.com/princess-tea-party or call 603-539-8636. Info on the ballet: www.northeasternballet.org.

May 6, Tribute to Van Morrison, performed by Gardner Berry, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 6 & 7, Dance On! Sing Praise!, First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro, 115 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, May 6: 7:30 pm; May 7: 2 pm, ticketswww.clearlakeschorale.org.

May 6-13, National Nurse’s Week, all current or retired nurses admitted free, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth village, please show proof of nursing profession at front desk, info: 323-7591.

May 7, Gift Certificate Gala, 3-5:30 pm, play bingo themed game with a deck of card to draw numbers, win gift certificates from local businesses just in time for Mother’s Day.  $1 donation per game card to benefit Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford. Info: 493-9524.

May 8, Blizzard to Blossoms, with Tim Caverly, narrated film of how a community endured one of the worst blizzards that gave way to apple blossoms, free, The Bistro, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith, info: 279-1500.

May 8-13, WET PAINT, Tamworth Visitor’s Council, art demos, painters, celebrations all over Tamworth throughout the week, info: www.tamworthmade.com, email: tamworthnh@gmail.com.

May 9, The Unending Vietnam War, lecture by Professor Amanda C. Demmer, 7 pm, advance reservations: 569-1212, Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, www.wrightmuseum.org.

May 10, Full Moon Campfire & Walk, 7:30-9 pm, campfire, stroll the grounds and listen for nighttime wildlife. Weather dependent. Free, public welcome, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth, info: 323-7591.

May 10, National Dairy Month at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 10:30 am, goat milking demo, at 3 pm: Doc Remick’s barn open with chance to learn history of his dairy business, Hillsdale Farm. Tour of 1930s Milk House, meet the cows, watch milking process, Tamworth village, admission info: 323-7591, (also takes place on May 17 & 24.)

May 10, Opera in the Morning, 10-11 am, film series of opera/music, Don Giovanni – Mozart and Il Trittico – Puccini, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

May 11, Business & Community Expo, 5-7 pm, Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St., Rochester, free, public welcome, www.rochesternh.org.

May 11, Galileo Galilei: Starry Messenger, 7-8 pm, with Michael Francis dressed in 17th c. costume for program, NH Humanities Council, free, public welcome, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

May 11, 2 Good 2 Be True, Dane Anderson performs at 7 pm; John Irish at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 12, Artists Opening Reception, 5-8 pm, art of Teresa Spinner and Jim Lambert, VynnArt Gallery, 30 Main St., Meredith, 279-0557.

May 12, Best of Barbershop, 7:30 pm, The Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall, 86 S. Main St. Wolfeboro. Featuring Barbershop quartets, Boston Accents, Downtown Crossing, and Drive. 569-7710, www.greatwaters.org

May 12, Dueling Pianos, 9 pm, Jim Tyrrell, Gardner Berry, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 12, Florence Nightingale’s Birthday Party Celebration, 11 am, tour of “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit and original doctor’s office at Capt. Enoch Remick House, nurses admitted free (show proof of profession at admission desk), Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, info: 323-7591.

May 12, Spring Birding, 7-10 am, bird ID program for adults and kids age 14 & up, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 12, Sunset Hike, 7 pm, after hike there will be light refreshments around the fire pit, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, free, info: 476-5900, www.castleintheclouds.org.

May 13, All Tangled Up, Intermediary Zentangle Class with Maya Hardcastle, (rescheduled from May 6), League of NH Craftsmen, Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-7920 to pre-register/info.

May 13, Bake Sale, Friends of the Samuel L. Wentworth Library, 10 am-1 pm, Sandwich, info: jeanmknox@gmail.com

May 13, Barn Preservation Workshop, “”Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls,”, 9 am-noon, program at Prescott Farm Environmental Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, info: www.prescottfarm.org, 366-5695. (Final program is on July 15.)

May 13, International Migratory Bird Day, 10 am-1 pm, bird enthusiast Ned Beecher will lead interested “bird watchers” on exploratory bird watch of village sites, including the Remick property. Binoculars, appropriate clothing and footwear, water, snacks and bird guides are recommended. Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. 323-7591.

May 13, The Bel Airs Group, 7 pm, vintage rock and doo wop concert, Wakefield Opera House, 2 High St., Sanbornville, tickets: $15 per person at the door; $12 in advance; call 522-0126.

May 13, The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, Rochester, 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

May 13, Old Cemeteries as an Open Air Museum, speaker: Geoff Burrows, part of New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association annual meeting and program, Doris L. Benz Community Center, Sandwich, light refreshments at 9:30 am, meeting at 10 am, followed by Burrows talk. Bring your own lunch, followed by group tour (of a few local burial sites) led by Burrows. Info: www.nhoga.org.

May 13, Opening Day at Castle in the Clouds, 10 am-5:30 pm, museum tours, horseback riding, programs for all ages, outdoor dining, open weekends only until May 27, then open daily thru Oct. 22, Moultonboro, info: 476-5900, www.castleintheclouds.org.

May 13, Plants of Field and Forest: Planning Your Medicine Garden, 1-3:30 pm, learn about gardening/plants, pre-register by 5/9/17: 323-7591, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth.

May 13, Sinatra Spectacular, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, singer Mike Gallagan performs Sinatra songs with orchestra accompaniment, 7:30 pm, Inter-Lakes Auditorium, Meredith, info/tickets; www.lrso.org.

May 13, Tribute to The Grateful Dead, performed by Jared Steer Duo, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 14, Mother’s Day at Castle in the Clouds, free admission to all mothers who are accompanied by a child paying the general admission price. Restaurant open for lunch 11:30 am-3:30 pm. Moultonboro, info: 476-5900.

May 14-21, Annie Warbucks, family musical, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

May 16, Creative Tips for Summer Living, talk by Amy Knapp, noon, Wolfeboro Network luncheon at Nolan’s Pub, Wolfeboro, all are welcome, $20 p/p, info/register: 603-569-8999, Wolfeboro.womens.network@gmail.com.

May 16, Dolittle Raid, the 75th Anniversary, 7 pm, presented by Dana Robertson, Col.. US Army, Retired, Wright Museum, Center St., Wolfeboro, advance reservations: 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org.

May 16, Fiber Arts Group, 9:30 am-noon, fiber artists meet, drop in visitors welcome, quilting, sewing, rug hooking, etc. Free, bring your project to work on, meets every other Tues. year round, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth village, does not include museum admission, info: 323-7591.

May 16, Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?, 7 pm, Belmont Historical Society, 16 Sargent St., Belmont, free, NH Humanities sponsored, info: 524-8268.

May 17, Manufacturing Expo, 9 am-3 pm, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813, www.belknapmill.org.

May 17, National Dairy Month at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 10:30 am, goat milking demo, at 3 pm: Doc Remick’s barn open with chance to learn history of his dairy business, Hillsdale Farm. Tour of 1930s Milk House, meet the cows, watch milking process, Tamworth village, admission info: 323-7591, (also takes place on May 24.)

May 18, 2 Good 2 Be True, Tim Gurshin performs at 7 pm; Tim Hazleton performs at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 18, Plants of Field & Forest Series: Outdoor Walk, 10-11:30 am, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, pre-register: 323-7591.

May 18-20, Book Sale, Friends of Meredith Public Library, info: www.meredithlibrary.org.

May 19, Clyde Bisbee & Wheelhouse Revelers concert, 7 pm, Mead Base Conservation Center, 517 Diamond Ledge Rd., Ctr. Sandwich, tickets: www.MeadBase.org.

May 19, Dueling Pianos, 9 pm, Matt Langley, Lorentz Music Services, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 19, From Mickey to Magoo: The Golden Age of American Animation, 6:30 pm, Campton Public Library1110 Rt. 175, Campton, free, NH Humanities sponsored, info: 726-4877.

May 19, Nirvana Tribute Show, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, Rochester, 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

May 19, Spring Birding, 7-10 am, bird ID program for adults and kids age 14 & up, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 19, Spring Impro Meet Up, 6-8 pm, improvisational acting, no experience necessary, 12 Main St., Sandwich, Advice To The Players, $5 donation, 284-7115.

May 19-20, Goldfinger, 8 pm, Village Players Theatre, 51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro, $5 p/p, box office opens one hour before movie begins, www.village-players.com, 569-9656.

May 19 & 20, Rummage Sale & Flea Market, 9 am-2 pm, First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way (off Rt. 11A), Gilford, info: 524-3289.

May 20, Annual Meeting and Field Day, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Bald Hill Rd., Albany, info: 447-6991.

May 20, Ballet Master Class Series, Inesssa Plekhanova, assoc. prof/director of ballet program at Radford Univ., Virginia, Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s Dover, NH location, info: 834-8834, www.northeasternballet.org.

May 20, Basket Weaving Class with League artist Ray Lagasse, 9 am-4 pm, League of NH Craftsmen, Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-7920 to pre-register/info.

May 20, Bird Walk, led by Tony Vazzano, 7-9 am, meet in parking lot at Sandwich Notch and Diamond Ledge Rd. intersection, info: 284-7718. Sponsored by Sandwich Conservation Commission.

May 20, Community Yard Sale, (23rd annual), sponsored by Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, 9 am-3 pm, yard sale locations all over town, 279-6121, info@meredithareachamber.org

May 20, 43rd Annual Great Smith River Canoe Race, 1:15pm, Albee Beach, Lake Wntworth, Wolfeboro. Registration is 10 am to 12:45 pm race day. 569-5454.

May 20, Fred Moyer, classical/contemporary piano concert, 7:30 pm, Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, tickets/info: info@wfriendsofmusic.org.

May 20, Tribute to Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye, performed by Pete Peterson, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 21, Fashion and Flair Show, social time: 1:30-2 pm, show: 2-4 pm, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, tickets/info: 524-8813, www.belknapmill.org.

May 21, Kids Fishing Day, Club Pond, 7:30 am, Farmington Fish & Game Club, 64 Old Bay Rd., New Durham, kids ages 4-12 & must be accompanied by an adult, info: 859-FISH, www.farmingtonfishandgameclub.org.

May 23, Montgomery Ward & Sears Roebuck: The 100-Year War, 7 pm, Gilmanton Historical Society program, free, presented by Calvin Knickerbocker, info: takes place at Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works.

May 23, The US Carbine caliber .30 M1, Why? Presented by George Gurick, 7 pm, Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, advanced reservations: 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org.

May 24, National Dairy Month at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 10:30 am, goat milking demo, at 3 pm: Doc Remick’s barn open with chance to learn history of his dairy business, Hillsdale Farm. Tour of 1930s Milk House, meet the cows, watch milking process, Tamworth village, admission info: 323-7591.

May 25, On This Spot Once Stood, historical program with Maggie Stier, Centre Harbor Historical Society, 94 Dane Road/Route 25B in Center Harbor, free, public welcome, 7 pm.

May 25, 2 Good 2 Be True, Audrey Drake performs at 7 pm; Peter Lawlor at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 25-27, Just So, Mr. Kipling, The Jungle Book, Rochester Opera House, Rochester, 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

May 26, Dueling Pianos, 9 pm, Jim Tyrrell, Gardner Berry, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 26, Karim Nagi, concert, 7:30 pm, Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth village, info: www.artstamworth.org.

May 26, Small Farmers Club: The Farmer’s Year, 10-11 am, hands-on activity for ages 2-6, must be accompanied by an adult, pre-registration required: 323-7591, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth village.

May 26, Spring Birding, 7-10 am, bird ID program for adults and kids age 14 & up, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 26, VIBE Art Gallery opening reception featuring paintings by Joe Flaherty, 4-6 pm, 67 High St., Somersworth, www.vibeartgallery.com, 534-0026.

May 27, Frog Walk with Senior Naturalist Dave Erler, 10 am-noon, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

May 27, Bake Sale, Opening Day, 9 am-1 pm, Effingham Preservation Society, Rt. 153, Effingham, (Town House Rd.).

May 27, Branch River Paddle, 10 am-2 pm, 4-mile paddle of Branch River to top of Milton Three Ponds, picnic lunch provided, Moose Mt. Regional Greenways, pre-register/info: 652-9559, www.mmrg.info.

May 27, Opening Day, NH Boat Museum, Center St., Wolfeboro, 10 am, new exhibits, gift shop, info: 569-4554, www.nhbm.org.

May 27, Rock ’n Roll on a Salute to Service Dinner Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Celebrate our public servants, First Responders, Police, Fire Fighters, EMTs and US Military & Veterans and more. Enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington for only $39. Offer extended to everyone on May 27. Cruise departs Weirs Beach at 7 pm. 366-5531 or www.cruiseNH.com

May 27, Tribute to U2, performed by Mike Loughlin Duo, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

May 27, Wildflower Walk, 10 am, $5 members; $10 non-members, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, info: 476-5900, www.castleintheclouds.org.

May 27-28, Memorial Weekend Craft Fair, 10 am-5 pm, N. Conway Community Center, 2628 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway, rain or shine, free admission. www.joycescraftshows.com.

May 27-29, Memorial Day Craft Fair at Mill Falls, Meredith, free admission, large variety of handmade goods, Castleberry Fairs, www.castleberryfairs.com.

May 27-29, Memorial Day Weekend Kids Cruise Free (under age 13) aboard M/S Mount Washington on Memorial Day weekend. Offer good on all daytime cruises from all ports. (Limit 2 kids per adult), from Weirs Beach daily, 10 am and 12:30 pm; from Wolfeboro Saturday, 11:15 am; from Alton Bay Sunday 11:15 am. 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com.

May 27-29, Veterans and Military Personnel Special ($10 cruise offer for Military & Veterans aboard the M/S Mount Washington Memorial Day Weekend.) Military personnel, veterans & their families qualify for a $10 ticket price p/p on all daytime cruises Memorial Day Weekend. Kids under 13 cruise free, from Weirs Beach daily, 10 am and 12:30 pm; from Wolfeboro Saturday, 11:15 am; from Alton Bay Sunday 11:15 am. 366-5531 or www.cruiseNH.com.

May 30, Fiber Art Group, 9:30 am-noon, fiber artists meet, drop in visitors welcome, quilting, sewing, rug hooking, etc. Free, bring your project to work on, meets every other Tues. year round, Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth village, does not include museum admission, info: 323-7591.

May 30, The Three Stooges and the Axis, presented by Dan Schroeder, 7 pm, Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, advanced reservations: 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org.