THE LAKER EVENTS 

Event dates and times subject to change; please call ahead for updates/to confirm.

AUGUST

Through Aug. 30, Michele Johnsen exhibit, Art Gallery at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center, public welcome, 32 N. Main St., Rochester, 948-1099.

Through Columbus Day, Unexpected Encounters,art exhibit by Mimi Wiggin, The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Through Sept. 2, Lakes Region Art Assoc. 79th Annual Art Show, Assoc. gallery at 120 Laconia Rd. Suite 132, Tilton, 998-0029, www.lraanh.org.

Aug. 2-11, Freedom Old Home Week, events throughout Freedom,www.freedomoldhomeweek.net.

Aug. 19, Carl R. Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament, register: 7 am; shotgun start: 8 am; Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonboro, info: 476-5666.

Aug. 19, Solar Gazing in the Field with NH Astronomical Society, noon-4 pm, free, weather permitting, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org.

Aug. 20, Alton Historical Society Program, 7-9 pm, free, public welcome, speaker: Hal Lyon fishing stories, takes place at Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, altonhistorical@gmail.com.

Aug. 20, Bend the Ride concert, 5 pm, Marceau Park, downtown Franklin, info: 934-1901.

Aug. 20, Breaking the Secret ENIGMA Codes: the Real Story of the Imitation Game, 7-8 pm, talk by Prof. Tom Perera, Wright Museum, Center St., Wolfeboro, tickets/reservations: 569-1212.

Aug. 20, Diane Walsh solo piano concert, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, 115 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, tickets: 569-2151, program presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music.

Aug. 20, Mushroom Foray, 1-4 pm, presentation by Rick Van De Poll, meet at Grey Rocks, Hebron at 1 pm, register/info: 744-8689, www.newfoundlake.org.

Aug. 20, NH on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State, talk by Glenn Knoblock, 7 pm, Madison Library, Rt. 113, Madison, 367-8545.

Aug. 20, Stencilled Floorcloths, 9 am-4 pm, taught by Michele Hollick, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831.

Aug. 21, Family Stories and How to Tell Them, presented by Jo Radner, 7 pm, Freedom Historical Society, takes place at Town Hall, Elm St., Freedom, www.freedomhistoricalsociety.org.

Aug. 21, Simply Sandwich Souvenir Chicken with Diane Johnson, children’s workshop, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831.

Aug. 21, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp,silent movie, 6:30 pm, Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, movie accompanied by live music, 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Aug. 21, Wellness Wednesday Hike, 1 pm, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, free, castleintheclouds.org. 

Aug. 22, Coffee and Conversation, 10 am-noon, join Brian Keyes, paramedic/firefighter with fire dept., refreshments provided, Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St., Laconia, 524-4775 ext. 16.

Aug. 22, Cristin Bailey, National Forest Service, Wicked Steep Trails, 5 pm, talk on who takes care of the trails we love and how they are affected by violent weather. Also featured will be the art of the trail crews, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, 284-7728.

Aug. 22, Summer Nature Talk Series, John Rockwood & Harry Vogel end of season report on loons, 7-8:30 pm, free, Loon Center, 183 Lee’s Mill Rd., Moultonboro, 476-5666, www.loon.org.

Aug. 23, Bristol Bicentennial Celebrations, Fire Co. Spaghetti Supper & Open House, 5-7 pm, Bristol, 744-3354.

Aug. 23, Moose Mt. Jazz Band Concert at the Bandstand, 6:30-8:30 pm, free, downtown Center Harbor.

Aug. 23, Squam Snorkel Sesh with Cole Bean, 9:30 am-3pm,meet at Squam Lakes Assoc., 534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, snorkeling trip to Bennett Cove, registration required: 968-7336.

Aug. 23, Veggie Hunt, 10-11:30 am, ages 5-9 accompanied by an adult explore where food comes from and healthy eating, Moulton Farm, Quarry Rd., Meredith, info: 279-3915, www.MoultonFarm.com.

Aug. 23-24, Crafting a Shaker Box, 10 am-4 pm, taught by John Ryan, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831.

Aug. 23-24, Gilford Community Church Summer Fair, white elephant items, books, baked goods, music, burgers, fried dough, jewelry, huge silent auction, toys, BJ Hickman Magic Show for kids on 8/24, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, info/hours: 524-6057.

Aug. 23-25, Tuftonboro Old Home Days, weekend events include Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling, 5K Road Race, Cardboard Boat Race, Car Show, Lasagna Dinner, Town Picnic, www.Tuftonboro.org.

Aug. 24, Bristol Old Home Day, bicentennial parade, enhanced old home day, games, history and much more.

Aug. 24, Cate Park Band Concert, Acoustic Radio, 7 pm, Town Docks, Wolfeboro.

Aug. 24, Civil War Encampment Day, come see what a day in the life of a Civil War soldier was like,Tamworth History Center, 25 Great Hill Rd., Tamworth, 323-2911.

Aug. 24, Lobster & Chicken Dinner, 5-6:30 pm, music by Solitary Man, Kelley Park, Bristol, tickets: 744-2713.

Aug. 24, Fireworks, dusk, foot of Newfound Lake, Bristol, 744-3354.

Aug. 24, Gilford Community Band Concert Series, 7:30 pm, free, takes place at bandstand in Gilford Village Field, or if raining in Gilford High School Auditorium, info: 527-4722.

Aug. 24, Gilford Old Home Day, events all over the village, Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Youth Center on Potter Hill Rd., parade at 10 am, vendors, crafts, games in Village Field, food, fireworks, live music, info: 527-4722, www.gilfordrec.com.

 Aug. 24, Picturing the Past, talk by artist Peter Ferber, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Route 3, Weirs (next to Funspot), 11 am, (free for members, $5 fee for non-members; seating limited, reserve at 603-366-5950 or by e-mail: lakewinnipesaukeemuseum@gmail.com)

Aug. 24, Kids’ Walk: Explore the World of Tiny Critters, 9:30-11:30 am,Quincy Bog Natural Area, Rumney, 786-9465, www.quincybog.org.

Aug. 24, Saxx Roxx, summer concert series, Alton Bay Bandstand, free, 7-9 pm, bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Aug. 24, Stan Jr. Super Legends Concert, 6 pm, Weirs Community Park, Amphitheatre, 49 Lucerne Ave., Weirs Beach, 524-5046, public welcome.

Aug. 24, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Aug. 24, Walking Tour of downtown Wolfeboro, 10 am, meet at Wolfeboro Train Station, free but donations appreciated, 832-3551, www.wolfeborohistoricalsociety.org.

Aug. 24, Wild Mushroom Walk, 10 am-noon, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, geared for adults, info/register: 366-5695.

Aug. 24, Yardbird Temple, Cate Park Band Concert, 7 pm, Town Docks, Wolfeboro.

Aug. 24-25, Lakes Region 40th Annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 am-5 pm, free admission, juried arts and crafts, musical entertainment, culinary delights, free parking and shuttle service, Main St. and Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith, sponsored by Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, 279-6121, www.meredithareachamber.com.

 Aug. 25, A Salute to our Veterans featuring Annie & the Orphans, 6:30 pm, free, Tilton Island Park/Savina Hartwell Bandstand, Tilton, bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating, 286-3000.

Aug. 25, Ice Cream Social and Sunday School Reunion, 3 pm, 1st Congregational Church, 400 Main St., Farmington, share stories, 755-4816.

Aug. 26, Solar Gazing in the Field with NH Astronomical Society, noon-4 pm, free, weather permitting, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org.

Aug. 27, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, 7 pm, Red Barn, 41 North Shore Rd., NH Audubon, Hebron, free, public welcome, Hal Lyon talks shares stories, secrets, folklore and history of fishing in NH’s big lakes, 744-3516.

 Aug. 27, Hike Belknap Woods, 3:30-5 pm, great hike for families, two loops of one mile each, wear weather appropriate gear, bring snacks and water, program of Squam Lakes Assoc., sign up: 968-7336.

 Aug. 27, 12th NH Regiment During the Civil War, Gilmanton Historical Society program, 7 pm, Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works, free, public welcome, info:jdickey@metrocast.net.

Aug. 27, Septic Sense - What homeowners need to know!, 6:30-8 pm, Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is hosting informational talk, Tuftonboro Fire Rescue Dept., Gary Spaulding, licensed septic system designer and installer will explain about the types of systems, proper maintenance and care, "Do's and Dont’s", signs of a failing septic and what to do about it, alternatives to traditional systems, and the water quality and public health impacts. 581-6632 or mail@winnipesaukee.org. Pre-registration is requested for the event.

Aug. 28, Ask a Muslim Anything: A Conversation with Robert Azzi, 7 pm, Moultonboro Public Library, 4 Holland St., Moultonboro, free, public welcome, 476-8895.

Aug. 28, Glass Suncatcher Class with Lynn Haust, 5-7 pm,League of NH Craftsman Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, pre-register: 279-7920. 

Aug. 28, Night Sky Watch, program of Gilford Public Library takes place at Gilford Town Beach, sign up at the library on Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, bring your dinner, library provides dessert and telescope to view night sky, 524-6042, www.gilfordlibrary.org. (Rain/cloud date: Aug. 29)

Aug. 28, Wellness Wednesday Hike, 1 pm, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, free, castleintheclouds.org. 

Aug. 28, White Mt. Forest Fires by David Govatski, 7 pm, Quincy Bog Natural Area, Rumney, 786-9465, www.quincybog.org.

Aug. 29, Animal Logic, presentation by Mike Howatt, 2:30 pm, live animals, children and parents welcome, Meredith Bay Colony Club, off Rt. 3, Meredith, 279-1500 for reservations/info.

 Aug. 29, Foreign Movie Night, 7 pm, movie: Lucky, unrated, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042, www.gilfordlibrary.org.

Aug. 29, Wright Museum, history of the museum by Executive Director Dr. Michael Culver, 6:30 pm,Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, free, public welcome, 366-1400.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, Rummage Sale, 10 am-4 pm, fundraiser for Advice To The Players (Shakespeare theatre group), Art Center at 12 Main St., Sandwich,info:jessie@advicetotheplayers.org.

Aug. 30, Annie and the Orphans Concert at the Bandstand, 7 pm, free, downtown Center Harbor.

Aug. 30, Great Bay Sailor, concert in Rotary Riverside Park, 6-8 pm, free, bring lawn chair or blanket for seating, Belknap Mill, Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813.

Aug. 30, Guided Hike - Doublehead Mountain, 10 am-2 pm,meet at Doublehead Trailhead, Thompson Rd., off Rt. 113, program of Squam Lakes Assoc., Rt. 3, Holderness, registration required: 968-7336.

Aug. 30-31, Sidewalk Sale Days, 9 am-6 pm, held rain or shine, end of season specials, downtown Wolfeboro.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair, Fri. & Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm, alpaca exhibit, lots of exhibitors, friendly, leashed pets welcome, held rain or shine under canopies, free admission. Gunstock Mt. Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Rt. 11A, Gilford, www.joycescraftshows.com, 528-4014.

Aug. 30 & Sept. 1 & 2, 30th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay, Sat.: 10 am-6 pm; Sun.: 10 am-5 pm; Mon.: 10 am-4 pm, Alton Bay Community House and Grounds, free admission, held rain or shine, under tents and indoors, Castleberry Fairs, www.castleberryfairs.com.

Aug. 31, Bangles, Cuff Bracelets and Rings Class with Joy Raskin, 10:30 am-4:30 pm,League of NH Craftsman Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, pre-register: 279-7920. 

Aug. 31, Black Bear Half Marathon & 5K, 7 am-noon, Waterville Valley, www.waterville.com.

Aug. 31, Cate Park Band Concert, Yardbird Temple, 7 pm, Town Docks, Wolfeboro.

Aug. 31, Color from Plants: Fiber Dyeing, 10 am-3:30 pm, pre-registration required. Learn colorful art and craft of fiber dyeing with plants. In-depth workshop will start at the Dye Garden and, using whole plants, an array of colorful dye baths will be created. Learn to wash, mordant and dye fiber. Go home with dyed wool yarn, handout of instructions and recipes, and colorful samples card. Takes place outdoors, dress for sun and shade. Bring your lunch. Age 16 (with parent) & above. Registration closes Monday, Aug. 26 or when filled. Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591.

Aug. 31, Mountaintop Yoga, 8:45 am, Gunstock Mt. Resort, Rt. 11A, Gilford, www.gunstock.com, 293-4341.

Aug. 31, Mushroom Foray with NH Mushroom Company, 10 am, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org. 

Aug. 31, New Hampshire Farm Museum - Milton Farmer’s Market, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. All items sold at the market are homegrown or handmade. FREE access to Museum outside grounds - animals, trails, with outbuildings open. Pig roast at noon, tickets in advance. Milton, 652-7840, www.facebook.com/NewHampshireFarmMuseum/.    

Aug. 31, Pig Roast, noon-2 pm. Pig on the spit with all the sides, come get stuffed. Live music and farm attractions. Enjoy this Labor day celebration together on the farm. Reservations $25 adult, $10 child. NH Farm Museum, Milton, 652-7840, www.facebook.com/NewHampshireFarmMuseum/.

 Aug. 31, Run Your Buns Off 4.2 miler race, runners and walkers welcome, start and finish at Basic Ingredients Bakery, Rt. 3A, Bristol, register: 7:45 am, race starts at 9 am744-6035.

Aug. 31, Sandwich Children’s Center 5K Race, 9-11 am, info: 284-7014, www.sandwichchildrenscenter.org.

Aug. 31, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Aug. 31, The Blackwood Brothers concert, 7 pm, Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, 5 Broadway Blvd., Alton Bay, info: 875-6171, www.altonbay.org.

Aug. 31, Wolfeboro Art Walk, 5-7:30 pm, art, music, food, wine, for a list of locations visit facebook.com/wolfeboroartwalk. (Also held on Sept. 28).

Aug. 31, Yardbird Temples,7 pm, free, Wolfeboro Bandstand, Cate Park, downtown Wolfeboro.

 Aug. 31, Sept. 1 & 2, 4thAnnual Rummage Sale Fundraiser,The Arts Center at 12 Main St., Sandwich, takes place on the lawn, supports Advice to the Players, you can join the sale and sell your own things for $25 a day, or shop the sale, Jessie@advicetotheplayers.org.

 SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1, End of Summer Bash, Waterville Valley, music, kids’ games, Duck Race, Town Square, Waterville Valley, 33 Village Rd., Waterville Valley, 236-8175.

Sept. 1, Gary & Friends – Broadway and Beyond, 7:30 pm, Anderson Hall, Wolfeboro, program of Great Waters Music Festival and Wolfeboro Friends of Music, info/tickets: www.greatwaters.orgor www.wfriendsofmusic.org.

Sept. 1, Going Out With a Bang! Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show, 10 pm, Weirs Beach, info: www.weirsbeachfireworks.com.

Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend Show, 10 pm, Weirs Beach, www.weirsbeach.com.

Sept. 1 & 2, 30th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay, Sun.: 10 am-5 pm; Mon.: 10 am-4 pm, Alton Bay Community House and Grounds, free admission, held rain or shine, under tents and indoors, Castleberry Fairs, www.castleberryfairs.com.

Sept. 2, Storm the Castle Fun Run/Walk, 8 am, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org. 

Sept. 3, Evening of Poetry & Music, 7:30 pm, featuring the Bakery Band, Moultonboro Public Library, 4 Holland St., Moultonboro, 476-8895.

Sept. 3, Open House & Tour of the Collection at the Main Street Museum, presented by Meredith Historical Society executive board, Main St. location, Meredith, door open at 6:30 pm, free, all are welcome, 279-1190.

Sept. 4, Exposed Spine Book Binding, taught by Jong-Yoon Kim, 2-4:30 pm, League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, info/register: 279-7920.

Sept. 4, Serendipity in Science with Dr. Michael Cross, 6:30 pm, fun talk about science and breakthroughs, free, public welcome, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 366-1400.

Sept. 6, Rockin’ Daddios, concert in Rotary Riverside Park, 6-8 pm, free, bring lawn chair or blanket for seating, Belknap Mill, Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813.

Sept. 6-15, Lee’s Mill Steamboat Meet, parade of boats, race, spectator viewing of steamboats, Moultonboro, 476-2224.

Sept. 7, Belknap Public Safety Day, free, celebrate local organizations that make Belknap County a safe place to live, work and play, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Rt. 11A, Gilford, 293-4341.

Sept. 7, Big Tree Tour, 1-2 pm, geared for teens and adults, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 7, Earrings in a Day Workshop, 10 am-4 pm, taught by Joy Raskin, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831.

Sept. 7, Mountaintop Yoga, Gunstock Mt. Resort, Rt. 11A, Gilford, www.gunstock.com, 293-4341.

Sept. 7, Flax to Linen. 10 am-3 pm. Demonstrations of plowing by oxen, sowing, pulling, stooking, rippling, and retting. Then watch and join in as staff take harvested flax and bring it through breaking, hackling, scutching, spinning, reeling, and finally weaving into amazing linen fabric! NewHampshire Farm Museum,Milton, 652-7840, www.facebook.com/NewHampshireFarmMuseum/.

Sept. 7, Mountaintop Yoga, Gunstock Mt. Resort, Rt. 11A, Gilford, www.gunstock.com, 293-4341.

Sept. 7, Nuno Felt Collage Class with Melinda LaBarge, 9 am-3 pm,League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, pre-register: 279-7920. 

Sept. 7, PAWS to Read with Nessie, 10 am-noon, readers of all ages can sign up to read with Nessie a certified therapy dog, read at 15 minute intervals, Gafney Library, 14 High St., Sanbornville, 522-9735, www.gafneylibrary.org.

Sept. 7, Plymouth Town Wide Yard Sale, 9 am-3 pm, sale locations all over town.

Sept. 7, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Sept. 8, Beginner Stained Glass Panel Class with Susanna Ries, 9 am-5 pm, League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-7920, www.meredith.nhcrafts.org.

 Sept. 8, 40th Anniversary Celebration, The Meadow at Castle in the Clouds, 9 am-4 pm, The Meadows at Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, 253-3301.

Sept. 9, Antiques & Collectibles Lecture, 2 pm, talk by antiques experts Charlie Coulter and his daughter, Jennifer, with items from their private collection, free, public welcome, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 366-1400.

Sept. 9, Freese Brothers Big Band in Concert, 6:30 pm, free, public welcome, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 366-1400.

Sept. 9, The History of the Swallow, steam yacht, David Warren speaker,7 pm, Clark House Museum Barn, Wolfeboro Historical Society, S. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-4997, wolfeborohistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Sept. 10, Intro to Organic Gardening, Harvest & Seed Saving, 6-7:30 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 10, Wakefield/Brookfield Historical Society program by Alexandra de Steiguer, acclaimed photographer, musician, songwriter and winter caretaker of Star Island, Isles of Shoals, 7 pm, free, freshmen’s and fellowship to follow program, takes place at Little Red Schoolhouse, 2851 Wakefield Rd., 340-2295.

Sept. 10-Oct. 22, Introduction to Glass Fusing, 6-8:30 pm, Mumandi Studio, Brown Hill Rd., N. Sandwich, pre-register/info: mumandiglass@aol.com, 944-0018.

Sept. 11, Asian Stab Book Binding Workshop, taught by Jong-Yoon Kim, 2-4:30 pm, League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, info/register: 279-7920.

Sept. 11, College, starring Buster Keaton, silent movie, 6:30 pm, Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, movie accompanied by live music, 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Sept. 12, Lasagna Dinner, 5:30 - 7 pm, Women’s Fellowship of Union Congregational Church, tickets sold at the door starting at 4:30 pm, 80 Main St., Union, 473-2727.

Sept. 12, Researching Alton’s Private Graveyards, 7 pm, presenter will be Marty Cornelissen, Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org.

Sept. 13, Play Fore the Pets Golf Tournament, 7 am, Kingswood Golf Club, Wolfeboro, benefit for Lakes Region Humane Society, 539-1077.

Sept. 13-14, Vintage Race Boat Regatta, 9 am-4 pm, Wolfeboro Town Docks, nearly 50 vintage boats representing several classes including small outboards, Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey Skiffs, and Gold Cup racing boats will run group heats on a one-mile oval-shaped course throughout the day. www.NHBM.org for schedule of events and registration. 569-4554.

Sept. 14, Annual Harvest Festival & Raise Heck Tug of War, 10 am-3 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 14, Biketemberfest Fireworks Show, 11:05 pm, fireworks shot from a barge, Weirs Beach, www.weirsbeachfireworks.com.

Sept. 14, Botanical Pop Up Books Workshop, 10 am-3 pm, taught by Rebecca Goodale, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831. 

Sept. 14, Canterbury Artisan Festival, 10 am-5 pm, celebration of handcrafted arts with music, food, family craft activities, farm animals and demonstrations. Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Rd., Canterbury, 783-9511. 

Sept. 14, Classic Car Drive-in, 5-7 pm, Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club, vintage cars, motorcycles, food trucks, www.centralNH.org.

Sept. 14, Farmington Community Band and Jubilee Jazz Band concert, 7 pm, part of Bicentennial celebration, 1stCongregational Church of Farmington, 400 Main St., Farmington, 755-4816.

Sept. 14, Glass Suncatcher Class with Lynn Haust, 11 am-1 pm,League of NH Craftsman Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, pre-register: 279-7920. 

Sept. 14, Mountaintop Yoga, Gunstock Mt. Resort, Rt. 11A, Gilford, www.gunstock.com, 293-4341.

Sept. 14, Sauerkraut Making Class, 2-4 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840, www.nhfarmmuseum.org.

Sept. 14, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Sept. 14-15, Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, 10 am-5 pm, 2145 White Mt. Highway, Ossipee,www.motherearthscreation.com.

Sept. 15, Bicentennial Celebration, 10 am, music, special guests and more, 1st Congregational Church of Farmington, 400 Main St., Farmington, 755-4816.

Sept. 16-18, Fall Artist’s Workshop, featuring Robert J. O’Brien watercolorist, Camp Belknap, Tuftonboro, presented by Gov. Wentworth Arts Council, info/register: www.wolfeboroarts.org, 544-2346.

Sept. 17, Alton Historical Society Program, 7-9 pm, free, public welcome, speakers are Bob Witham and Paul Pouliot present info on corkscrews/history of local corkscrew company in Alton area, takes place at Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, altonhistorical@gmail.com.

Sept. 17, Moon Party, program exploring moon landscape, 7-9 pm, led by NH Astronomical Society, Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St., Laconia, 524-4775.

Sept. 17, Open Air Landscape Art, 1-3 pm, for all skill levels, beginners welcome, leader is MaryAnn Stockman, local artist, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, register/info: 476-5900. (Also Oct. 15.)

Sept. 17, Ten Hours Til Dawn, 7 pm, talk by author Michael Tougias, story of Blizzard of 1978, refreshments served, Belmont Historical Society, 14 Sargent St., Belmont.

Sept. 18, Fall Polliwog Series, 10:30 am-noon, geared for families, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 18, Portrait Artist Lecture with Richard Whitney, PhD.H, American painter/author/educator,6:30 pm, free, public welcome, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 366-1400.

Sept. 18, Remarkable People of Freedom, presented by Roberta MacCarthy and Anne Gaudette, 7 pm, Freedom Historical Society, www.freedomhistoricalsociety.org.

Sept. 18, Wood Walkers: Trail Maintenance, 6-7 pm, adult programPrescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 19, Bears of Katmai, 7 pm, lecture by David Govatski on brown bears at Katmai National Park in Alaska, free, public welcome, Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Rd., Moultonboro, info: NH Audubon at 744-3516.

Sept. 19, 11th Annual Retiree Luncheon, Joint Force Headquarters building, State Military Reservation, Concord, for current and retired NH Army National Guard members, info: or call 603-623-7757. (RSVP by Sept. 6)

Sept. 19, Foreign Movie Night, 7 pm, movie: Becoming Astrid, unrated, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042, www.gilfordlibrary.org.

Sept. 20, Lakes Region Biz & Community Expo, Belknap Mall, 96 DW Highway, Belmont, 524-5531.

Sept. 20, Soapmaking 101, 5-7 pm, geared for adultsPrescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 20 & 21, Reunion at Hippie High, presented by Franklin Footlight Theatre, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

Sept. 20 & 21, The Village Players monthly movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, 7:30 pm. Tickets $5 p/p and available at the door at 7 pm. Snacks, popcorn, and water are available in the meeting room before the film begins, info: 569-9656,www.village-players.com.

Sept. 20-22, NH Highland Games and Festival, Scottish themed event, food, games, music, and more, Loon Mt., Lincoln, info:www.NHScot.org.

Sept. 21, Fifty Years in Paradise, NH Audubon Annual Gathering & Meeting, held at Camp Pasquaney on Newfound Lake in Hebron, members and public welcome, events and programs, buffet lunch, awards, business meeting, keynote speaker: Ben Kilham, pre-registration required, 744-3516.

Sept. 21, Harvest Festival, 11 am-3 pm, historical crafts, demos, farm animals and more, Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591.

Sept. 21, Our Big Backyard Series: Amazing Mushrooms!, 10-11:30 am, family program, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695, www.prescottfarm.org.

Sept. 21, Painting Trees, workshop on how to paint all aspects of trees, taught by NE based artist Ed Wintner,9:30 am-4:30 pm, Art Works, Rt. 16, White Mt. Highway, Chocorua, pre-register: 323-8041.

 Sept. 21, Resin Jewelry Class with Joy Raskin, 10:30 am-4:30 pm, League of NH Craftsmen, Meredith Fine Crafts Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, pre-register: 279-7920.

Sept. 21, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Sept. 21-22, Falling Leaves Craft Fair,10 am-5 pm on Sat.; 10 am-4 pm on Sunday, Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Rd., Tilton, www.joycescraftshows.com.

Sept. 22, Family New Moon Walk, 10 am-noon, part of MOOSE-ies for Families programs, Moose Mt. Regional Greenways, info: 978-7125, info@mmrg.info.

Sept. 22, Great NH Pie Festival, noon-3 pm. Eat and help judge commercial pies from around the state to pick the People's Choice Award as judged pies, possibly yours, are ranked before the judged pies are opened up to eat too. Big prizes for top three of each category, and even more for the grand prizewinner. Take a wagon ride and bid on one of the auctioned pies. Free for those entering a pie. $10 adult. $5 Child. NH Farm Museum, Milton, 652-7840, www.facebook.com/NewHampshireFarmMuseum/

Sept. 22, NH Boat Museum Day, 10 am-4 pm, free to visitors who have registered online at Smithsonian’s Museum Day website. Visitors receive free admission by showing their Museum Day registration ticket. 399 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-4554.

Sept. 23, Book & Author Luncheon, noon, special guest will be Diane Les Becquets, author of the thriller “The Last Woman in the Forest”, Moultonboro Public Library, takes place at Bald Peak Colony Club, Melvin Village, tickets at the library at 4 Holland St., Moultonboro, 476-8895.

Sept. 23, Disney Institute Approach to Employee Engagement, 7:30 am-4 pm, Church Landing, Meredith, info/register: 524-5531.

Sept. 24, A Brief History of Gilmanton’s Churches, Gilmanton Historical Society program, 7 pm, Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works, free, public welcome, info: jdickey@metrocast.net.

Sept. 24, The White Mountain, discussion by Dan Szczesny, 6:30 pm, Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St., Laconia, 524-4775.

Sept. 28, Autumn Craft Fair, 10 am-4 pm, rain or shine, held on the grounds of the Clark Museum, Wolfeboro Historical Society, S. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 832-3551, wolfeborohistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Sept. 28, Community Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, public welcome, info: www.galacommunity.org.

Sept. 28, New Hampshire Farm Museum - Milton Farmer's Market. 9:30 am-2:30 pm. All items sold at the market are homegrown or handmade. Last Saturday of the month. FREE access to Museum outside grounds - Animals, trails, with outbuildings open. Entertainment or demonstrations rotated, always something to see or hear and eat. Milton, 652-7840, www.facebook.com/NewHampshireFarmMuseum/.

Sept. 28, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Sept. 28, Wolfeboro Art Walk, 5-7:30 pm, art, music, food, wine, for a list of locations visit facebook.com/wolfeboroartwalk.

Sept. 29, 7th Annual Squam Ridge Race, Squam Lakes Assoc., Rt. 3, Holderness, pre-registration: 968-7336, www.squamlakes.org.

Sept. 30, Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Concert, 7 pm, free, public welcome, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 366-1400.

OCTOBER

Oct. 1, Mt. Washington’s History on Lake Winnipesaukee, presented by Capt. Jim Morash, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, door open ta 6:30 pm, free, all are welcome, 279-1190.

Oct. 1-3, Three-day plein air watercolor painting workshop, taught by J.P. Goodwin,9 am-4 pm, Art Works, Rt. 16, White Mt. Highway, Chocorua, pre-register: 323-8041.

 Oct. 5, Harvest Festival,10 am-3 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840.

Oct. 5, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Oct. 5-6, 21st Autumn Craft Festival, Sat.: 10 am-6 pm; Sun.: 10 am-4 pm, Mill Falls Marketplace, Rt. 3, Meredith, free admission, held rain or shine, under tents,Castleberry Fairs, www.castleberryfairs.com.

Oct. 10, Annual Meeting of Sanbornton Historical Society,6 pm, program at 7:15 pm,Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org.

Oct. 10, Our National Thanksgiving with Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale, 6:30 pm, Bristol Historical Society program, free, public welcome, held at Minot-Sleeper Library, 35 Pleasant St., Bristol, info: 744-2751.

Oct. 11 & 12, Monster Hunters, presented by Franklin Middle High Drama Program, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

Oct. 12-14, Lakes Region Home Builders Parade of Homes,self-guided tour of superior homes/designs, 10 am-4 pm, ticket $20 p/p good all weekend, 387-1817.

 Oct. 11-13, Natural Dyes Part I: Indigo and Shibori, 9 am-4 pm, taught by Sara Goodman, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831.

Oct. 12, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Oct. 12-14, Lakes Region Home Builders Parade of Homes,self-guided tour of superior homes/designs, 10 am-4 pm, ticket $20 p/p good all weekend, 387-1817.

Oct. 12-14, Sandwich Fair, old-time country fair, concessions, games, rides, food, farm animals, live music, garden displays, prizes and much more. Info: 284-7062, fairgrounds located on Wentworth Hill Rd., Center Sandwich, www.thesandwichfair.org.

Oct. 12-14, 23rd Annual Lincoln Fall Craft Festival, Castleberry Fairs, takes place at village shops and on the town green, Sat & Sun.: 10 am-5 pm; Mon.: 10 am-4 pm, www.castleberryfairs.com.

Oct. 15, Open Air Landscape Art, 1-3 pm, for all skill levels, beginners welcome, leader is MaryAnn Stockman, local artist, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, register/info: 476-5900.

Oct. 16, Lakes Region Geology, presented by Dr. Jim Vernon, 7 pm, Freedom Historical Society, takes place at Town Hall, Elm St., Freedom, www.freedomhistoricalsociety.org.

 Oct. 16, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney, silent movie, 6:30 pm, Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, movie accompanied by live music, 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Oct. 17, Foreign Movie Night, 7 pm, movie: The Eagle Huntress, unrated, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042, www.gilfordlibrary.org.

 Oct. 17, MOTUS: A New Revolution in Migration Research, 7 pm, free, public welcome, radio telemetry to track movements of birds and small flying animals, program overview of the system presenter: Carol Foss, NH Audubon program takes place at Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Rd., Moultonboro, info: 744-3516.

Oct. 18 & 19, NH Pumpkin Festival, pumpkin events all over downtown Laconia, event list/updates: www.nhpumpkinfestival.com. (10/18: 4-8 pm; 10/19: noon-8 pm)

Oct. 19, 3rd Annual Riverside Duck Derby, 4 pm,25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813, www.belknapmill.org.

Oct. 19, Beatles for Sale tribute band, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

Oct. 19, Sheepdog Day,10 am-3 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840.

Oct. 19, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

 Oct. 19-20, Leaf Peepers Craft Fair, 10 am-4 pm, N. Conway Community Center, 78 Norcross Circle, Rt.16, N. Conway, over 80 exhibitors, www.joycescraftshows.com.

Oct. 26, Community Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, public welcome, info: www.galacommunity.org.

Oct. 26, Haunted Barn and Wagon Ride, 5-9 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840. 

Oct. 26, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Oct. 26, The Village Players monthly movie, “The Raven”,7:30 pm. Tickets $5 p/p and available at the door at 7 pm. Snacks, popcorn, and water are available in the meeting room before the film begins, info: 569-9656, www.village-players.com.

Oct. 28, 3 Stooges Take on the Axis Powers,7 pm, Stooge-aholic Daniel Schroeder presents 
lecture and video on the Stooges movie, Moultonboro Public Library, 4 Holland St., Moultonboro, 476-8895.

Oct. 31, Feasting with Your Instant Pot, cooking class by Liz Barbour, instant pot craze is here, demo takes the mystery out of this cooking method, 10:30 am, Moultonboro Public Library, 4 Holland St., Moultonboro, 476-8895.

NOVEMBER

Nov. 2, 7th Annual Moulton Farm 5K and Fun Run,Moulton Farm, Quarry Rd., Meredith, free, info: 279-3915, info@moultonfarm.com.

Nov. 3, Lakes Region Fall Bridal Show, noon-3 pm, Church Landing, Mill Falls at the Lake, Meredith, 293-2327, www.lakesregionbride.com.

Nov. 5, The Pemigewasset Valley, presented by Dan Heyduk, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, door open ta 6:30 pm, free, all are welcome, 279-1190.

Nov. 7-10, Long Days Journey Into Night, Winnipesaukee Players Community Theater, tickets/info: 279-0333, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Footlight Circle, Meredith.

Nov. 7-10, Newsies the Broadway Musical, presented by Franklin Teen Players, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

 Nov. 8-10, Once Upon a Mattress, Village Players Theater, Glendon St., Wolfeboro, 569-9656, www.village-players.com. (Also takes place Nov. 15-17)

Nov. 9, Veterans Day Remembrance, 9 am, at Veterans Memorial/Sanbornton Public Library, Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org.

Nov. 12, Christmas Ornament Class, 6-8:30 pm, Mumandi Studio, Brown Hill Rd., N. Sandwich, pre-register/info: mumandiglass@aol.com, 944-0018.

Nov. 14, The Wind, silent movie starring Lillian Gish, 6:30 pm, Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, movie accompanied by live music, 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Nov. 15, Hungrytown band, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

Nov. 15 & 16, The Village Players monthly movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, 7:30 pm. Tickets $5 p/p and available at the door at 7 pm. Snacks, popcorn, and water are available in the meeting room before the film begins, Glendon St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-9656, www.village-players.com.

Nov. 15-17, Once Upon a Mattress, Village Players Theater, Glendon St., Wolfeboro, 569-9656, www.village-players.com

Nov. 17, National Take a Hike Day - Mt. Livermore, 10 am-2 pm, Squam Lakes Assoc., Rt. 3, Holderness, registration required: 968-7336, www.squamlakes.org.

Nov. 22-23, It’s a Wonderful Life, Winnipesaukee Players Community Theater, tickets/info: 279-0333, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Footlight Circle, Meredith.

Nov. 23, Community Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, public welcome, info: www.galacommunity.org.

Nov. 23, 1863 Thanksgiving, 10 am-3 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840. 

Nov. 23-24, Lakes Region Holiday Craft Fair, Belknap Mill, 96 DW Highway, Belmont, (Sat.: 10 am-4 pm; Sunday: 10 am-3 pm), www.joycescraftshows.com.

DECEMBER

Dec. 7, Christmas Wreath and Craft Sale, 9 am-2 pm, Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org.

Dec. 7-8 & 13-15 A Gift to Remember, presented by Franklin Footlight Theatre, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

 Dec. 7 & 14, Christmas at Canterbury, 3-8 pm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Rd., Canterbury, 783-9511.

 Dec. 14, Victorian Christmas,10 am-3 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840.

Dec. 15, Christmas Open House & Santa Visit,Moulton Farm, Quarry Rd., Meredith, info: 279-3915, info@moultonfarm.com.

Dec. 20 & 21, The Village Players monthly movie, “A Christmas Story”,7:30 pm. Tickets $5 p/p and available at the door at 7 pm. Snacks, popcorn, and water are available in the meeting room before the film begins, info: 569-9656, www.village-players.com.

Dec. 31, Community Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, public welcome, info: www.galacommunity.org.

 

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