THE LAKER ONGOING EVENTS

Belknap Mill, programs, outdoor concerts 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.

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

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.

Fiber Friends, Wednesdays, 10 am-12:30 pm, drop-in fiber arts group, work on rug hooking, needlecrafts, knitting, etc., Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042.

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 Tuesat Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Free. (Does not include Museum admission.) 323-7591.

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, 7 pm, 744-6336.

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 Genealogy Interest Group, meets last Thurs. of the month; also weekly morning classes on Wed. from 10-11:30 am, Wolfeboro Public Library, Cindy Scott: 569-2428.

Local Walks, Saturdays, 10 am-noon, free, meet at Alton Bay public parking lot, info: bernieruth1977@aol.com.

 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.

Lyceum Sunday Folk Series, free, all ages welcome, every Sunday at 12:30 pm; song circle at 1:30 pm, Tamworth Lyceum, 85 Main St., Tamworth, 323-5120. 

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 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.

Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Music Jam Session, Tuesdays year round, 6:30-9:30 pm, Historic Old White Church, Rt. 109A, (across from Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office), Tuftonboro. Fans of these types of music are invited to stop by and jam/sing along and enjoy cookies and coffee. Free, donations accepted to help cover operational costs. Call 569-3861.

Open Mic Night, 7-10 pm, every Tues., hosted by Paul Luff, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com. Interested in performing: contact pluff1@myfairpoint.net.

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.

Paws to Read with Nessie, 10 am-noon, sing up to read with Nessie, certified therapy dog, Gafney Library, High St., Sanbornville, 522-9735.

Pickleball, learn how to play the game on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-10 pm, held at Alton Central School gym, Alton, info: parksrec@alton.nh.gov or call 875-0109.

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, dawndusk, 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. Mon.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm.

River Otter Feeding, a special river otter feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 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.

Sundaes Unplugged, all day, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Tamworth Adult Book Group,meets 4thor 5thWed. of each month, 10:30 am, Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main St., Tamworth. (No Dec. meeting), info: 323-8510.

Team Trivia Every Monday, 7-9:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, 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 Inn Special Events, Taco Night on Tuesdays; Whiskey Wednesdays; Food Truck Fridays; Sun. Brunch, every Sun. 10 am-2 pm; music on Sat. nights, Wolfe’s Tavern, Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016, www.wolfeboroinn.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.

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

Yurt Yoga, meets Sundays from 9-10:15 am, Outdoor Center, Gunstock, Gilford, 293-4341 or visit www.gunstock.com to reserve.