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Lake Life Local Events January 9th - January 15th

Movie Night "Ratatouille" at Hermit Woods January 10th

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm | The Loft at Hermit Woods Winery and Deli | 72 Main St, Meredith

Enjoy a light bite from our Deli, a glass of wine or beer, and a bag of popcorn while you enjoy the feature presentation on our 12' big screen and professional sound system. (while the popcorn is complimentary, a suggested donation will help support the Interlakes Theater Company). A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely, and certainly unwanted, visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

No cost to attend

A Chili Climb Up Cotton January 11th

Wednesday 9am - 2pm | Cotton Mountain Trailhead NH-113 Holderness, NH 03245 

Cold weather climbers rejoice, for another guided hike from the Squam Lakes Association draws nigh! Come join Lakes Region Conservation Corps members Alexa and Virginia as they take a treacherous trek up the steep slopes of Cotton Mountain, enjoy a warm chili lunch, and loop around along pleasant, wooded trails, maybe even checking out an old graveyard along the way!  Be warned that the hike will be a bit difficult in the initial ascent, which is 0.7 miles up a steep trail, but we’ll be sure to work in plenty of breaks as needed. After reviving ourselves at the summit and taking in the views, we’ll continue on to the summit of Livermore for a lunch break, and then descend via the Prescott trail and take the gentle slopes of Old Highway back down to NH-113, where it is a quarter-mile roadwalk back to the parking area. In total, this loop is about 3.5 miles in distance. Timing is flexible and may take a little longer than planned (or be shorter) depending on weather conditions and pace of the group. What to Bring: Pack plenty of water and a lunch (preferably a warm one! Like a nice thermos of soup or chili!). Participants should have appropriate attire and layering for winter hiking, extra layers, and comfortable water-resistant hiking shoes, as well as snowshoes and/or microspikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes & microspikes for up to six participants.

Trivia Night January 11th 

Wednesday 7pm-9pm | Tower Hill Tavern | 264 Lakeside Ave, Weirs Beach

Team Play Trivia every Wednesday Night!
Game Time Trivia hosts a great version of general Knowledge trivia including Music and entertainment questions. 
Prizes for top 3 teams

Wings & Pint Night at Twin Barns Brewing Co January 12th

Thursday 4pm - 9pm | Twin Barns Brewing Company | 194 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith

Come by Twin Barns Brewing Company for some wings and pints. Your choice of Garlic/Parm. Buffalo, BBQ or Nashville Hots. They all pair very well with a proper beer, raised in a barn.

LRCC Open House January 12th   

Thursday 5pm - 6:30pm | Lakes Region Community College | 379 Belmont Rd Laconia, NH 03246

Join LRCC for a Winter Open House on Thursday, January 12th from 5-6:30 pm. Now is the perfect time to start in Business, Accounting, Culinary, or Liberal Arts. LRCC classes are hands-on, flexible, and affordable. Start a new career, brush up on your skills, or get that promotion. It’s a New Year, New You. Choose Community in 2023. For more information or to RSVP, visit

Bell and Brick Winter Concert Series- Green Heron January 12th   

Thursday 7pm - 8pm | Belknap Mill | 25 Beacon St E # 1, Laconia, NH 03246

The Belknap Mill’s Bell & Brick Winter Concert Series returns, Thursday, January 12th from 7-8pm featuring a Belknap Mill favorite, Green Heron. Doors open at 6:30pm on the Mill’s third floor. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased by cash or check at the door. The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing stages together since 2016. With two albums to their name, the two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy live performances. Visit to learn more! 

Live Music at Twin Barns January 6th   

Friday 5pm - 8pm | Twin Barns Brewing Company | 194 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith

Mark your calendars and head over to Twin Barns Brewing Co. in Meredith, NH for great company, local beer, and live music with Sam Hammerman!

Brought to you by NH Music Collective.

Friday Night Meltdown January 13th

Friday 7pm - 8:30pm | Merrill Fay Arena |  468 Province Rd, Laconia, NH 03246

Skating, Live DJ, Prizes, Light show, For ALL ages 

COMBO: $20
*free admission to watch or chaperone.

Piano Nights at Hermit Woods January 13th & 14th

Friday & Saturday  7pm - 9pm | The Loft at Hermit Woods Winery and Deli | 72 Main St, Meredith

Join us from 7:00 to 9:00 on most Friday and Saturday nights for live piano music in the Loft. Hermit Woods is proud to have acquired one of the finest instruments around for a venue of our size, a Yamaha C3 Grand Piano, and we look forward to sharing its beautiful sound with you and showcasing some of our finest local and regional pianists. Enjoy a glass of our wine or a wine flight, a beer from one of New Hampshire’s finest breweries, along with a light meal from our eatery, voted Best Sandwiches in the Lakes Region in 2021.

No cost to attend * 

Website Link

Snowshoe Tours January 14th

Saturday  10am - 12pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH 03246

A winter adventure awaits! Whether you are an avid snowshoer or just beginning, join us for a refreshing walk and exploration of the winter landscape of Prescott Farm.

Snowshoes available (no extra charge) to borrow or guests may bring their own.

$15 Nonmembers; FREE for Members

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand [5] = Activity includes 1 or more miles of walking on uneven terrain with hills; may include some off-trail walking

Registration Link

Informational Video 


Tracking NH Wildlife in Winter January 14th

Saturday  1pm - 3pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH 03246

Not all New Hampshire animals hibernate or migrate. There are lots of native animals who live in NH year round! Join us to learn how they survive and practice reading their tracks to know what they're up to.

Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [3]

Cost: $15 (FREE for members!)



Responder Strong NH Fundraiser January 14th

Saturday  2pm - 6pm | Climaxe Throwing | 12 Old Station Road Belmont, NH

Fundraising event to pay for first responder peer supporters' Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention class in New Hampton, NH March 2023 All skill levels welcome! Ages 10+. 50/50 Raffle. No open toe shoes

Dueling Pianos January 14th

Saturday  7:30pm - 10pm | Franklin Opera House | 316 Central St. Franklin, NH 03235

Dueling Pianos
Two pianos. Two players. One great time.
Franklin Opera House, Franklin, NH Saturday, January 14, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating Adults $18 Seniors & Students $16

Put two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people; the result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. Their musical repertoire ranges from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40. Our entertainers engage the audience making them the star of the show. If you haven’t experienced a dueling pianos show yet, you need to. And if you have, we know you want to again. Tickets available at or by calling 603-934-1901.


Wine & Cheese Pairing at Hermit Woods January 15th

Sunday 12pm - 4pm | Hermit Woods Winery and Deli | 72 Main St, Meredith

Calling all wine and cheese lovers! Join us for a delicious wine and cheese pairing event on Sunday, January 15, from 12 PM-4 PM. We will share fine cheeses crafted by cheese makers from across New England and paired with a wide selection of your favorite wines. Bridport Creamery will be on hand to personally sample their excellent cheese, and a representative from Black River Produce. Whether you are a cheese connoisseur or a novice at pairing, this event will surely be both an educational and a delectable experience. Try a range of pairings from our bestselling Winnipesaukee Rose and Great Hill Blue Cheese to Harman’s Smoked Cheddar with our crisp and delicious Lake House White.

Event Brite -$25

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