Breastfeeding Support Group. A breastfeeding support group meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Family Birthing Center at Memorial Hospital. This is a weekly support group for mothers who are breastfeeding. sponsored by Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center and facilitated by certified lactation specialists Heather Towle, IBCLC and Jessica Damon, RN, CLC. All breastfeeding women, regardless of where they gave birth, are invited; babies and siblings welcome. Meets at 10am in the Family Birthing Center on Wednesdays . For more info: 356-5461, ext. 2146.
Diabetes Support Group. A diabetes support group meets the first Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Memorial Hospital. The group is for diabetics and their support people, an opportunity for education and discussion with other people who have diabetes or are dealing with it in the family. For more information, call the Diabetes Center at Memorial Hospital, 356-0796.
Kiwanis Club of Mount Washington Valley. The Kiwanis Club of Mount Washington Valley meets at The New England Inn on Route 16A in Intervale every Wednesday. Social time is at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6. For more information on the club and how to get involved, visit www.mwvkiwanis.org.
Gibson Center Events: Play Wii — practice your golf swing, your tennis game, or get a strike bowling, every Wednesday at the Gibson Center, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Game Day is also every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Gibson Center; patrons meet to play bridge, Scrabble, cribbage, canasta, rummy or board games. North Conway Ambulance Blood Pressure Clinics are held the last Wednesday of the month, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Gibson Center.
Dinner Bell North. The Dinner Bell North at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg, serves a free community dinner every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Bebe Toor at (207) 935-2068.
Mineral Springs Cafe. The Mineral Springs Cafe, the student run kitchen and dining room at Kennett High School in North Conway is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information call Richard Mattei at 356-4370 Ext. 3107.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at First Church of Christ in North Conway Village, from noon to 1 p.m.; and at the St. Margaret's Anglican Church, at 85 Pleasant Street in Conway, from 8 to 9 p.m.
Adult Children Of Alcoholics Meeting. Every Wednesday the self help meeting, adult children of alcoholics (and other dysfunctions), meets at 7:30 p.m. In suite B. of Eastern Slope Inn, at 2760 White Mountain Highway in North Conway. Free and open to all who wish to recover from the affects of growing up in a dysfunctional home.
All Addictions Anonymous Meeting. There will be an All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study Group meeting every Wednesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gibson Center in North Conway.
Eastman-Lord House Museum. The Conway Historical Society's Eastman-Lord House Museum is open for guided tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment from May through October. The 1818, Federal Home of The William K. Eastman Family was later occupied by the George A. Heath family and from 1900 to 1967 by the Eben Lord family. Rooms are decorated in periods from 1818 to 1945. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted. Groups of more than six people should call ahead to insure that enough guides are on hand. The Museum is located in Conway village, on Route 16, across from the fire station. Call (603) 447-5551 and leave a message. The office is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Thrift Shop In Fryeburg. The thrift shop at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Fryburg, Maine is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop has low prices, brand names, gently used clothing, household items, holiday specials.
Care for the Caregiver Support Group. The Care for the Caregiver Support Group is a leader-facilitated support group for caregivers that will meet at the Gibson Center on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will receive information on how to build self-care into their caregiving role. Sponsored by the Gibson Center and Visiting Nurse Service of Northern Carroll County. No registration necessary. For more information call Jill Reynolds at The Gibson Center at 356-3231.
Walk-In Wednesdays. Walk-In Wednesdays are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Visiting Nurse, Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, 1529 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (next to Green Granite Inn). Basic health screenings, blood pressure, foot checks, advance directives, questions about home health care services. Free and open to the public; no appointments needed. For more information, call 356-7006 or 1-800-499-4171.
Loss and Recovery Group. Loss and Recovery Group, a support group for those who have lost a loved one, meets Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse, Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, facilitated by Rev. F. Gardiner Perry. Free; no registration necessary. Held in the Kline Community Room at Visiting Nurses, 1529 White Mountain Highway, North Conway. For more information, call 662-9552.
Spring Story Time for Babies Less Than 2 Year Olds. The Conway Public Library offers summer story time for less than 2 year olds today at 10:30 a.m. Simple stories, songs and rhymes help toddlers and babies develop language and rhythm skills. Parents socialize, too, during the free play period after each session. Older siblings and guests are always welcome. This is running through March 22. For more information call 447-5552.
Narcotics Anonymous. Open discussion meeting that meets every Wednesday evening at the St. Margarets Anglican Church, at 85 Pleasant Street in Conway from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting. TOPS, a non-profit, inexpensive weight-loss support group, meets every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Ossipee Concerned Citizens Building at 3 Dore Street in Center Ossipee. Weigh-ins take place privately before the meeting at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $2.
North Country Camera Club. The North Country Camera Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, September through June. Second Wednesday meetings are informational/instructional and fourth Wednesday meetings are member competition. The competition meetings open at 6:30 p.m., with showing to begin promptly at 7 p.m. Most, but not all, meetings at Kennett Middle School. For meeting specifics and more information visit www.northcountrycameraclub.org.
Preschool Storytime. Freedom Public Library holds storytime for preschoolers at 10 a.m. at Freedom Public Library. Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm instrument play and a craft. Call 539-5176 for more information.
Well Woman Clinic. Birthwise Community Clinic in Bridgton offers free Well Woman Clinics that are open to the public for women of all ages, at The Birth House in Bridgton on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis, under the supervision of a certified professional midwife. Services available include: annual well woman exam, breast exams, pap smears, nutritional Counseling, Family Planning Counseling, and Fertility awareness education and screening for STIs and GYN infections. Services are provided at no cost except for lab fees. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Birthwise Community Clinic at 207-647-5968 ext 108 or visit www.birthwisemidwifery.net.
GED Study. A GED study group (English) meets on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at The Conway Peer Support Center, located at 486 White Mountain Highway(across from the Tech College. Call 447-1765 or visit www.alccenters.org for details.
ReTails Resale Shop To Benefit Animals At Conway Shelter. Retails Boutique features upscale clothing and accessories and is located in Norcross Place across from the Courtyard Cafe. ReTails is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crafts And Goals Groups. A crafts group meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon; the goals group meets at 1 p.m. at The Conway Peer Support Center located at 486 White Mountain Highway(across from the Tech College) Call 447-1765 or visit www.alccenters.org for details.
Exercise Group. The Conway Peer Support Center holds an exercise group on Wednesdays at noon at The Conway Peer Support Center located at 486 White Mountain Highway(across from the Tech College) Call 447-1765 or visit www.alccenters.org for details.
Free Legal Hotline. Lawline is a free legal hotline sponsored by the New Hampshire Bar Association that is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Volunteer New Hampshire attorneys will take calls from the public and answer brief legal questions from 6 to 8 p.m. Call (800) 868-1212.
Androscoggin Ranger District Educational Programs. The Androscoggin Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest invites residents and visitors to enjoy free programming each Wednesday and Saturday evening in July and August. The Wednesday Night with a Ranger series will take place on Wednesdays at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center at 8 p.m. The Dolly Copp Campground series will be at the historic Civilian Conservation Corps visitor center inside the campground at 7 p.m. Programs are approximately one hour in length and include time for conversation about the evening’s topic or any other National Forest issue. Programs are made possible by the White Mountains Interpretive Association, a non-profit organization that promotes and funds historic, scientific, educational and interpretive programs on the White Mountain National Forest. Visit www.wmiaofnh.org for a forest-wide list of programs, or to learn about membership and opportunities. For more information about this summer’s programs or other National Forest related topics, visit www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain, or call (603) 466-2713.
Community String Band For Adults. Seth Austen leads a community string band for adults from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for beginners. Learn to play traditional New England, Appalachian, and Celtic music. Repertoire includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, hoedowns, rags, marches, and waltzes and explore the roles of different instruments in a string band and how to create harmonies, accompaniments, and arrangements. Tunes are taught by ear, but written music can be provided. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments. Class not limited to stringed instruments. This course is on-going throughout the year. Players may drop-in any time to join. For details visit www.mountaintopmusic.org.
Intramural Basketball. Ossipee Recreation Department holds intramural basketball for boys in grades 3-6 on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ossipee Central School starting Oct. 5. The group will be lead by “Bub” Avery and Eric Eldridge. For more information call 539-1307.
Thrift Shop. The thrift shop at Christ Episcopal Church, on Pine and Main Streets in North Conway is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Resale Shops To Benefit Animals At Conway Shelter. Retails Boutique features upscale clothing and accessories and is located in Norcross Place across from the Courtyard Cafe. ReTails is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open Friday until 7 p.m.) The Harrison House is located at 223 East Main Street at the driveway entrance to the shelter and features household goods and much more. The Harrison House is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (603) 447-5605 for more information.
Thrift Shop In Lovell. The thrift shop of the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Center Lovell, Maine is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Peg at (207) 935-7528.
Food Pantry/Clothing Depot. Vaughan Community Service, Inc. at 2031 white mountain highway in North Conway has a food pantry open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and a clothing depot open at 9:30 a.m.
Chatham Community Library Book Sale. Every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment the Chatham Community Library on Route 113-B in Chatham Center is holding a book sale through October. Books are $1 or less. For more information call 694-3623.
Carroll County Fish, Game And Shooting Club Meeting. The Carroll County Fish, Game And Shooting Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at The Lobster Trap on West Side Road. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. The meal is $12 per person. Open to the public.
Game Day. Play bridge, Scrabble, cribbage, canasta, or board games at 12:30 on Wednesdays at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway. For more information call 356-3231.
One To One Computer Labs. The third Wednesday of the month the Gibson Center for Senior Services offers computers labs. Call 356-3231 to sign up for a free 30 minute lab.
Eaton Satsang Gatherings. On Wednesday the regular Eaton Satsang gatherings begin at 7 p.m. For details visit the website www.eatonsatsang.org.
Teen Dodgeball. Ossipee Recreation Department holds a dodgeball came for teenagers on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ossipee Town Hall.
Brain Injury Support Group. A brain injury support groups meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at New Horizon at Northern Human Services in Redstone. Coffee and snacks available. Open to suffers of brain injury and to family members. For more information call Independent Living at 356-0282 ext. 11.