THE LAKER ONGOING EVENTS

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

Art at the Gafney, exhibit/fundraiser, on view until Aug. 17, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 7 pm and Friday and Saturday 9 am to 12:30 pm. Gafney Library, High St., Sanbornville, info: 603-522-3401.

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

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

Bolduc Park Golf Course, non-profit, volunteer run 9-hole, par-3 golf course and disc golf course, available for public use for modest donation, info: 524-1370. 282 Gilford Ave., Gilford, open daily 7 am-7 pm.

Book Sale, every Saturday in July and August at Union Congregational Church Chapel, 80 Main Street, Village of Union, 9 am-1 pm. Variety of books with stock changing regularly. Coffee and treats available. Info: Betty at 473-2727.

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

Bristol Farmers Market, 10 am-2 pm, Mill Stream Park, Rt. 3A, Bristol.

Bristol Historical Society,displays of local interest, free, public welcome, open June-Oct. Tuesdays 6-8 pm & Saturdays 10 am-noon, High St., Bristol, info: 744-2751.

Canterbury Community Farmers Market, 4-6:30 pm, June 5-Oct. 2, held in parking lot/field by Elkins Library, Canterbury, rain or shine, vendors, music, food, info: ccfma.net.

Canterbury Shaker Village, open 10 am-4 pm, exhibits, tours, special events, food,288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 783-9511, www.shakers.org.

Contra Dance, beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, dance starts at 8 pm, Old Town Hall, Rt. 140, Gilmanton, takes place second Sat. of each month, $8 admission, https://www.facebook.com/groups/.

Dinosaurs Alive! on exhibit July 1-Sept. 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

Exploring the Summer of ’69 When Laconia & the World Had Space Fever, Laconia Historical & Museum Society, exhibit in rotunda at Laconia Public Library, free, from May 31-Sept. 21, info: 527-1278.

Fiber Gatherings, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm,Community Room, Samuel Wentworth Library, Sandwich. Knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, needle felting, embroidery, crewel, rug hooking, quilting, sewing, 284-7168.

55 Plus Singles Club, meets Tuesdays at 6 pm, make new friends, hobbies, share stories, music, recipes and more, Tuftonboro Free Library, 221 Middle Rd., Center Tuftonboro, 569-4256.

FIKA, every Saturday from noon to 1 pm, experience the custom of FIKA, with a complimentary slice of Scandinavian Almond Cake, Betty Schneider's Scandinavian Baking, Rt. 113 East, 12 Deer Hill Road, Chocorua, 323-2021. 

Forgotten Arts: Fiber Arts Group, 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 every other Tues. at Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Free. (Does not include Museum admission.) 323-7591.

Franklin Farmers Market, 3-6 pm, on lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital, 15 Aiken Ave., Franklin, every Tues. through Sept., 934-2060.Gilford Community Band Concert Series, 7:30 pm, Wed. evenings in summer, free, takes place in Gilford Village Field, or if raining in Gilford High School Auditorium, info: 527-4722.

Gilford Farmers Market, 9 am-noon,88 Belknap Mt. Rd. at Benjamin Rowe House, Gilford, info: Gilford Farmers Market on Facebook. 

Hooks and Needles, knitting and crocheting group, 9:30-11 am, Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith, 279-4538.

In the Round, 8:45 am,thought-provoking discussion, Benz Center Sunday mornings, Sandwich, all are welcome to discuss wide range of topics, 284-7532.

Irish Music Session, 7 pm, weekly on Fridays, Kathleen’s Cottage, 90 Lake St., Bristol, 744-6336.

Laconia Farmers Market, 8:30 am-noon, City Hall parking lot, Beacon St., June-Sept., info: laconiafarmersmarket.com.

Ladies Night, every Wed. from 5-10 pm, half priced drinks for ladies at the bar, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com.

Lakes Region Fiber Artists and Crafters,Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm, drop-in fiber arts group, work on rug hooking, needlecrafts, knitting, etc., Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042. 

Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group, meets monthly in Wolfeboro; call for time/location/info: 569-2428.

Libby Museum, natural history museum featuring the collections of Dr. Henry Forrest Libby, Abenaki artifacts, fossils, furs, Gov. Wentworth mansion relics, maps, adult and children’s programs, exhibits of contemporary art by local artists, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Live Animal Shows, every Wed. at 2 pm, (July 3-Aug. 7),The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Lucknow Revealed, Castle in the Clouds Gallery Exhibit, May 25-Oct. 27, Castle Carriage House, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org.

Lunch Box to Paint Box, noon-1 pm, first Wed. of each month, bring your own lunch and watch an art painting demo by artist in residence Larry Frates, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, free, 524-8813.

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.

Model Yachting, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1 pm, May-Oct., join Back Bay Skippers as they sail radio-controlled Soling 1 Meter model yachts on Tues. and US 12 model yachts on Thurs. Sailing takes place on Back Bay on the Bridge Falls Path. New participants and visitors are welcome. Call Mark Whitehead at 539-4973 or go to NHBM.org for info.

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center,interactive science museum, open daily 10 am-5 pm, (closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Explore the science of climate and weather through interactive exhibits, 2779 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway, 356-2137. 

New Hampton Farmers Market, June-Oct., Saturdasy from 9 am-noon, Town House, off Rt. 104, New Hampton, 968-9530.

Open Mic Night, 7pm, every Tues., Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com

Open Studio, 10 am-noon, Mondays, drop-in painting group, open to public age 18 and up, beginner to advanced welcome, free, no instruction, bring your own supplies, Lakes Region Art Assoc., Tilton Rd., Tanger Outlet Mall, Tilton, info: 991-2137.

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

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, 323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org

River Otter Feeding,a special river otter feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am. See the two playful resident river otters enjoy an early lunch. Expert volunteers tell visitors about otter biology and ecology, while also serving up a tasty treat or two. River otter feeding time is included in regular trail admission. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 968-7194.

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

Sculpture Walk Tours,self-guided, sponsored by Greater Meredith Program, free, open to public, www.greatermeredithprogram.com, maps/info: 279-9015.

SnowCoach Trips, adventure trips to Mt. Washington’s summit, www.mountwashington.org, 356-2137.

Summer Nature Talk Series, 7 pm, Loon Center,every Thursday, talks on a variety of topics. Free admission, donations welcome, Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Rd., Moultonboro, 476-5666, www.loon.org.

Tamworth Adult Book Group,meets 4thor 5thWed. of each month, 10:30 am, Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main St., Tamworth, info: 323-8510.

Tamworth & the Civil War Exhibit, May 27-Oct. 14, Tamworth History Center, 25 Great Hill Rd., Tamworth, 323-2911, www.tamworthhistorycenter.org.

Team Trivia Every Monday, 7 pm,Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Theater Thursday Matinee, first Thursday of each month,2-4 pm, Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, new and classic movies shown, free, 875-2550.

Wolfeboro Farmers Market, Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 pm, May 23-Oct. 31, Clark Park, 233 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, www.WolfeboroAreaFarmersMarket.com.

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.

Young Explorers,nature programs for 5-7 year olds, runs July 9-Aug. 8, The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info/register early: 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org.

Youth & Adult Sailing Classes, June-Aug., learn to sail or race a sailboat. NH Boat Museum & Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation offer a variety of sailing classes for youth and adults. Info: www.NHBM.org.  

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