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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. pres@andoverhistory.org.

Art Walk, Wolfeboro, (9/30), self-guided tour of galleries, 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.

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.

Dog Walking Group, 8 am on Wednesdays through Sept. 27, free, open to public, bring your well-behaved, leashed dog and join the group for trail walk around the Castle property, Ossipee Park Rd., Moultonboro, off Rt. 171, parking in hiker’s parking lot, info: 476-5900.

Fall Foliage Dinner Cruises, Sundays Sept. 24-Oct. 15, M/S Mount Washington, departs from Weirs Beach, info/tickets/departure times: www.cruiseNH.com, 366-BOAT. 

Fiber Friends, Mondays, 10 am-12:30 pm, drop-in fiber arts group, work on rug hooking, needlecrafts, knitting, etc. No formal instruction, participants offer support, free, new members always welcome, or drop by to view 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.

Franconia Heritage Museum, 553 Main St., Franconia, 1880s farmhouse permanent and special exhibits. 2017 exhibit: The Grange, A Voice for the Farmer. Saturday 1-4 pm, through Columbus Day Weekend. Free admission, donations welcome, 823-5000, www.franconianh.org. Also visit Iron Furnace Interpretive Center, Octagonal “Stone Stack,” the only Blast Furnace standing in NH, view any time. Scenic picnic area by Gayle River, Main St., Franconia Village, Rt. 18 junction of Rt. 117 by Sugar Hill bridge.

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, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Beacon St. East, City Hall Parking Lot, downtown Laconia, www.laconiafarmersmarket.com. Held every Saturday until Sept. 30.

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 Sat. & Sun. in Sept., limited dates in Oct., N. Woodstock, 745-8031.

Libby Museum, a museum of natural history, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, for more information & hours: 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.

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, www.remickmuseum.org. Monday-Saturday, 10 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, for more information: www.sandwichhistorical.org or 284-6269. (Open until Sept. 30; after that, winter hours start.)

Saturday Writer’s Group, 10 am-noon, join fellow aspiring writers and meet authors for informal weekly roundtable, all ages and genres welcome, Tuftonboro Library, 221 Middle Road, Center Tuftonboro, www.tuftonborolibrary.org., 569-4256.

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

Sherman Flyers Model Airplane Club, try flying a model trainer aircraft, Rt. 3-A South, Plymouth, info: Todd Young, 786-2965.

Lasting Impressions – A Juried Alumni Arts Exhibition, Sept. 26-Oct. 26, 2017, multiple generations of Plymouth State University art, theatre, music, dance, at Museum of the White Mountains, Silver Center and Lamson Library, Plymouth, info/hours: 535-3210.

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. 366-5531 or www.cruiseNH.com. 

Tamworth Summer Farmer’s Market, 30 Tamworth Rd., Sept. 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, meet live animals up close, educational talks, daily July – Labor Day, weekends through Columbus Day, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

 Winnipesaukee Belle Cruises, cruise the lake on the 19th-century replica paddleboat, day or night time cruise. May to mid-Oct. Departs from Wolfeboro Town Docks, downtown Wolfeboro, call Wolfeboro Inn for info: 569-3016. 

Wolfeboro Rotary Club Meeting, Mondays, 5:30 pm, 1812 Room at Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, light dinner, guest speaker on various topics of interest, for more info: www.wolfebororotary.org.