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Adult Summer Sailing Series, Wednesdays, Squam Lakes Assoc., Holderness, 5-7 pm, throughout the summer, info: 968-7336, www.squamlakes.org.

Andover Historical Society, historic buildings open Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm, Sundays 12:30-3 pm, tour Potter Place Railroad Station, J.C. Emons Store, gravesites of famous magician Richard Potter and his wife, Tucker Mt. Schoolhouse. Info: pres@andoverhistory.org. 

Art Walk, Wolfeboro, (7/29, 8/26 & 9/30), monthly self-guided tour of galleries in Wolfeboro, 5-7:30 pm. Select locations featuring fine art paintings, prints, jewelry, live music, visit Wolfeboro Art Walk on Facebook.

Belknap Mill, programs and self-guided tours of the Power House, 1823 historic former textile mill. Hours/information: 524-8813. The Mill Plaza, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia.

Belknap Range Conservation Coalition Meetings, 3rd Thurs. of the month, email info@belknaprange.org for meeting time and place.

Benz Center Senior Meals, Sandwich, each Wednesday at noon. Well-balanced meal. Age 60 and older, small donation requested, 284-7211, www.benzcommuitycenter.webs.com.

Blue Star Program, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, active-duty military and their families enjoy free admission (also National Guard and Reserve). Call for hours/info: 323-7591. Valid May 30-Sept. 2.

Book Sale, first Saturday of each month, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 10 am-noon, 323-8510.

Castle in the Clouds, tours/exhibits/events, café, walking trails, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, open daily, info: 476-5900, www.castleintheclouds.org.

Childrens’ Theatre Camp, with Sharon Arsenault, various dates, info: www.rochesteroperahouse.com. Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, 335-1992.

Community Youth Sailing Program, Squam Lakes Assoc., weekly sailing classes from June 26-Aug. 10, info: 968-7336, www.squamlakes.org.

EcoTours, learn about lake ecology onboard the EcoTour, Newfound Lake Region Assoc., tour led by Newfound Audubon naturalists, tours take place weekly mornings and afternoons through late Aug., reserve: 744-8689, www.newfoundlake.org.

Explore Squam Cruise, daily 1-2:30 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org. Also offering Nature of the Lakes Cruise: 7/4-8/31; Loon Cruises: 6/5-8/28; Dinner & Sunset Cruise: 7/20 & 7/27; Lake Explorers Family Cruise: 7/11, 7/25 & 8/8.

Family Party Night, Wednesdays aboard the M/S Mount Washington, bring the family for dinner and kid-centered music and dancing. Kids under age 13 cruise for free. A great way for kids to get out on the lake and have fun, dance and watch the sun set! Departs Weirs Beach, 6-9 pm, tickets/info: 366-MOUNT.

Fiber Friends, Tuesdays, 10 am-12:30 pm, drop-in fiber arts group, work on rug hooking, needlecrafts, knitting, etc. No formal instruction, but participants offer support, free, new members always welcome, or drop by to view working fiber projects, Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042. 

Fiber Gatherings, first Thursday of the month and third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm, fiber enthusiasts gather at Benz Center, Sandwich village. Knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, needle felting, embroidery, crewel, rug hooking, quilting, sewing – no formal lessons provided but if you need help with a project, there is sure to be someone who can give you some pointers. Monthly suggested donation of $5 per participant requested by the Benz Center to help defray the cost of heat and lights. Drop your donation in the donation box at the end of the night. Info/questions: Jen Elliott at lupineblossoms@gmail.com.

Finding Place on Paper – Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the Lakes Region & White Mts., on exhibit through Oct. 22, creations of local artists and poets on display, Carriage House, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, www.castleintheclouds.org, 476-5900.

Forgotten Arts: Fiber Arts Group. Meets every other Tues., 9:30 am-noon. Fiber artists and/or interested onlookers welcome to join Happy Weavers & Friends group to learn the historic art of weaving, spinning, sewing, quilting, and more. Bring a project to work on, if desired. Group meets monthly on an every other Tuesday schedule at Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Free. (Does not include Museum admission.) 323-7591.

Franklin Hospital Farmer’s Market, Tues. 3-6 pm, through Sept. 12, Aiken Ave., Franklin, 934-2060.

Kirkwood Gardens, stroll garden with colorful plants and shrubs, see birds. Free, open to public, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Rd., Holderness, 968-7194, www.nhnatureorg.

Laconia Farmer’s Market, 8 am-noon, Beacon St. East, downtown Laconia, www.laconiafarmersmarket.com.

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Rte. 3, Weirs Beach. Preserving and promoting history of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity with memorabilia, photos, maps, models of steamboats 1833-1939, posters and photos of grand hotels plus artifacts ranging from Indian arrowheads to Big Band posters. Lectures and children’s corner. Call for hours: 366-5950, www.lwhs.us.

Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group, meets last Thursday of the month; weekly morning classes on Wednesday from 10-11:30 am at Wolfeboro Public Library, for information call Cindy Scott: 569-2428.

Lantern Tours, Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, guided lantern tours on Wed., Fri. & Sat. evenings in July & Aug.; Sat. & Sun. in Sept., limited dates in Oct. N. Woodstock, 745-8031.

Libby Museum, a museum of natural history, Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. noon-4 pm, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, for more information: 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Lil Sprouts, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ages 5-8, Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info/pre-register: 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Live animal shows, Wednesdays, 2 pm, free, Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Lunch Box to Paint Box, noon-1 pm, first Tues. of each month artist Larry Frates demonstrates drawing and painting, free, public welcome, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813, www.belknapmill.org.

Masonic Breakfast, first Sun. of each month, 7-11:30 am, 35 Trotting Track Road, Wolfeboro. Fresh fruit, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cereal etc.

Millie B Boat Rides, tour Lake Winnipesaukee in vintage wooden Hacker Craft Millie B, rides run for 45 minutes, departs from Wolfeboro Town Docks, NH Boat Museum for tickets/info: 569-4554, www.nhbm.org.

Milton Farmer’s Market and Free Museum Admission, last Sat. of each month May-Oct., 9:30 am-1:30 pm, local crafts, farm produce, homemade bread, jellies, homespun yarn, handmade and locally grown items, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840, farmmuseum.org. 

Nature Trails, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, interactive trail with live animal exhibits. Admission charge; 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

NH Boat Museum, exhibits: Racing on the Bay: The Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta, Big Dreams; Little Boats: Mid-Century Model Toy Boats and Half Hull Models: Small Plans, Big Boats. Plus new exhibits of vintage boats and cars. 399 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-4554, www.nhbm.org. Open May 27-Columbus Day. 

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, dawndusk, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Historic farm with 160 acres offers 3 miles of hiking trails, gardens, bird and wildlife viewing plus barn. Events and programs throughout the year. Call 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org. 

Radio-Control Sailing Regattas, Bridge Falls Path on Back Bay, Wolfeboro, 1 pm Tuesday for Solings, 1 pm Thursday for US12’s, weather permitting. Visitors can give it a try, and boats available for youngsters. More info at www.nhbm.org.

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, 323-7591, info/summer hours: www.remickmuseum.org. Summer season hours: June 17-Sept. 2 – Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm; Sundays 9 am-4 pm.

River Otter Feeding, (May 1-Nov. 1), Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11:30 am, see two playful river otters enjoy an early lunch, learn about otter biology, included in regular trail admission, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

Sailboat Races, Thursdays, 6 pm, through mid Oct., Saunders Bay, Gilford, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Assoc., info: www.lwsa.org, time/info: j80fleetcaptian@lwsa.org.

Sandwich Historical Society, Elisha Marston House Museum, Sandwich, June 24-Sept. 30: Wed.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, www.sandwichhistorical.org or 284-6269. (This year celebrating 100th anniversary of the Sandwich Historical Society.)

Sculpture Walk Tours, leaves from Mill Falls Marketplace (in front of Innisfree Bookshop) Wednesdays and Saturdays starting July 19 and runs through August, 10 am, info: 279-9015. Sponsored by Greater Meredith Program, free, open to public, www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Silver Lake Railroad, runs from July 1-Sept. 3 on Saturdays and Sundays at noon, 1, 2 and 3 pm, first come, first served, 55-minute scenic train ride through backwoods, donations accepted, Silver Lake Depot, 1381 Village Rd., Madison. Also visit 1941 Stirling Diner, Depot Museum, www.silverlakerailroad.com.

Summer Camps – The White Mts. Roots of an Iconic American Experience, through Sept. 13, 2017, history of camping/summer camps in NH White Mountain exhibit, Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland St., Plymouth, 535-3210.

Summer Food Service Program, meals provided for eligible children without charge, first come/first served at Brewster Beach, Clark Rd., Wolfeboro from – 10:45 am-1:45 pm, July 10-Aug. 18; Tuftonboro Town Beach, 19 Bay Rd., Tuftonboro from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, July 3-July 27, program of Governor Wentworth Regional School District. 

Summer Reading Program, free entertainment for the public, Wednesdays in July, 1-3 pm, New Durham Library, 2 Old Bay Rd., New Durham, 859-2201. 

Sunday Brunch Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington, May 21-Oct. 22, cruise Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Mount. Departs Weirs Beach at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Departs from Alton Bay at 11:15 am. (May 21 through October 22), 366-5531 or www.cruiseNH.com. 

Tamworth Summer Farmer’s Market, 30 Tamworth Rd., July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Info: www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Tamworth Writer’s Group, meets second Tues. of each month, 5 pm, Cook Memorial Library, downtown Tamworth. Led by Ed Martinez, aboutwritingtamworth@gmail.com.

The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute, The Civil War to the War in Iraq, exhibit from July 1-Oct. 31, Wright Museum, Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org.

Thursdays Laconia Main Street Marketplace, municipal parking lot, downtown Laconia, weekly markets from 3-6 pm, crafts, baked goods, produce and more, through Sept., info: 528-8541.

Tools of Our Forefathers, old tools used in the area, Madison Historical Society, open June 1-Sept. 30 on Tues. from 2-4 pm, or by request; info: www.madisonnhhistoricalsociety.org.

Trails Open Daily, (May 1-Nov. 1), Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 9:30 am-5 pm, admission charge, live animals in enclosures along the trail, info: www.nhnature.org., 968-7194.

Up Close to Animals, 11 am, noon, 1, 2, 3 pm, meet live animals up close, educational talks, daily July – Labor Day, then on weekends through Columbus Day, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

Weed Watcher Morning, 9-11 am, every Sat. morning, volunteer to be a Weed Watcher to make sure milfoil and other invasive species do not enter the water via boats. Squam Lakes Assoc., Holderness, www.squamlakes.org, 968-7336. (Takes place June-mid Aug.) 

Weirs Beach Fireworks, Friday evenings at 10 pm, from July 7 to Aug. 18, Labor Day weekend fireworks on Sun., Sept. 3 at 10 pm, www.weirsbeach.com. 

Wellness Wednesdays Yoga on the Lawn of Lucknow (Castle in the Clouds), 6 pm, every Wed. from July 5-Aug. 30, pre-register (space is limited to 25 participants), Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900.

Wildlife Encounters, Wednesdays, free, 2 pm, Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-1035.