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Hudson Regular Meetings & Events
60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday.
American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday.
Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23–May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday.
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday.
Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.
Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.
Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday.
Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month.
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road,
7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday. GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday.
GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday.
Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August)
Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., Wednesdays. Hudson Boy Scout Troop 21, Wattannick Grange Hall, Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Hudson Cub Scout Pack 21 & 791, Hills Garrison Cafeteria, third Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, last Thursday, 7 p.m. Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday. Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday.
Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room,
7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.)
Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday. Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday.
Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (October to May)
Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday.
Nottingham West Lions Club, Hudson Police Department Community Room, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday.
Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. School Board, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m., first and third Monday. Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.
Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merrifield Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday (889-5575) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday
Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)
Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year.
Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday. Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except
January & July)
Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litchfield Service Unit, Litchfield Middle School, Art Room, 6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Library Events: www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com
Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday.
Litchfield Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of the month. Litchfield Lions Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday.
Litchfield Republican Committee, Litchfield Tech Park, 480 Charles Bancroft Hwy, 7:00 p.m., third Thursday. For info, call 424-5487.
Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes) Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday. Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday.
Recreation Department activities: www.litchfield.mv.com/commision/recreation_all.
The Club at LMS After-School Advisory Board, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m.,
last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.
Now through Friday, April 2
In connection with the celebration of Earth Day 2010 (April 22, 2010), the Hudson Recycling Committee is facilitating the
purchase of Earth Machines, which are
. The Recycling Committee was formed in January 2007 to support Hudson’s conversion to curbside recycling, thereby reducing the amount of trash reaching the landfill and reduction of disposal costs.
Saturday, March 27
The American Legion Hall, 3 Fulton Street, Hudson, will host a Meat Raffle to benefit
the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at 3 p.m.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Come and take a chance at winning some delicious meats and area businesses’ gift cards while helping a great cause. For more information, call the American Legion at 889-9777.
The Hudson, New Hampshire Special Olympics and the C.H.I.P.S. Committee will join hands to offer a Comedy/Auction/ Dinner/Dancing Fundraiser, an extremely entertaining night that will help raise money for a great cause. Your evening will be filled with a variety of events. An auction will take place, featuring many donated items from local businesses; comedians will entertain you; and a dinner and dance will follow. The event will be held at the VFW Hall, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund programs offered by both the New Hampshire Special Olympics and C.H.I.P.S. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discounted rate for groups of two or more individuals. Ticket prices include all entertainment and an Italian dinner. A cash bar will be available and a live and silent auction will be held. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Hudson Special Olympics at 881-8675 or the Hudson Police Department at 886-6011.
Tuesday, March 30
The Hudson Police Department will hold a community Blood Drive from noon-7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue.
Saturday, April 3
Saturday, April 10
The Pink Panthers will hold a fundraiser dance at the American Legion Post 48, 37 Central Street, Hudson, (American Legion has donated the hall for the dance) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Anthony Michaels from “A Goodtime DJ’s” will be the DJ. There is a small cost for the tickets, and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. There will be a 50/50 raffle, along with various gifts to raffle off. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Betty Holt at 883-3126.
Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson is now offering online Language Programs for their patrons. The Rodgers Memorial Library has subscribed to the Mango Language Learning System. Mango Languages is an online system that teaches foreign language and English as a second language conversational skills. Patrons can log on from home through the library’s Website—www.rodgerslibrary. org. Mango Languages offers basic courses in 22 different languages and more complete courses in nine languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.
Tuesday, March 30
Create a beautiful Easter Bunny Floral Centerpiece using mums and carnations at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derrry Road, Hudson. There are a few spots left in our 7 p.m. session, and an additional session has been added at 10 a.m. There is a small materials fee for this workshop. Space is limited, so call 886-6030 to reserve.
Now through March 31
The Rodgers Memorial Library is holding
a poetry contest for Hudson students in
pre-school through grade 12. Each student may enter one poem in any format, and the deadline for entries is March 31. There will be prizes awarded in four age categories, grade 2 and younger, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. Deadline for the contest is March 31. Public school students can give their entries to their school librarian. Others can drop their entries off at the library or mail it to Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Entries must have the student’s name, grade, and telephone number on the back of the poem. All entrants will be invited to share their poems at a poetry reading on Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m., where prizes will be awarded to the winning poets.
Thursday, April 1
Learn how to make all kinds of crafts out of paper at the monthly Paper Techniques workshops. On April 1, learn to make your own paper. The workshops are open to teens and adults. Paper Techniques meets the first Thursday of each month at 2:30-4 p.m. and 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Pre- register by calling 886-6030.
Monday, March 29
. If there is not enough interest, we may postpone.
Sunday, March 28
St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, will host the Spindle City Singers, who will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” The performance will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28
The 13th Annual Alvirne High School Cabaret Weekend will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “When Radio Was King,” featuring performances by the Concert Band, Choral Groups, and Jazz Band with music from the ‘30s and ‘40s. There is a small cost for tickets, and they are available through Mrs. Debbie Ouellette at 880-4014. For more information, please visit www.ahsmusic.org.
Monday, March 29
The CLUB at LMS After-School Parent and
. You can also visit www.litchfieldsd.org/schools/lms/ theclub/home.php.
Thursday, April 1
Campbell High School’s Oscars night is
back, and everyone is waiting to walk the red carpet. On April 1 at 6 p.m., movies directed and created by CHS students will be premiered for the first time in the auditorium. This year’s Oscars will be featuring the hosts Molly Delano and Larry Viola. There will also be a judging committee made up of the students and staff. A cash prize of 50 dollars will be awarded for the best movie, as well as other awards for cinematography, best actress, and best actor. Concessions will be sold during the event, along with movie basket raffles. Tickets are on sale now at Campbell High School. VIP tickets include one slice of pizza, an Arnold Palmer, and VIP seating.
Saturday, April 10
Laura Goudreau, a senior at Alvirne High School, is hosting an event called Hoops of Hope, presented by the Alvirne Ambassadors, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At the event, participants will shoot 300 free-throw shots and get sponsors. All money raised will go to the Hoops of Hope foundation. This foundation was started by a 12-year-old boy, Austin Gutwein. It raises money for orphans and others in Africa affected by AIDS/HIV. This is an open invitation to the public to come and watch the event. There will be baked goods and lunch sold at tables, music playing, and a video presentation on the Hoops of Hope foundation.
Sports & Recreation
Saturday, March 27
The Hudson Girls Softball League Junior/ Senior Division Tryouts and Clinics will be
held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Gym, Route 102, Litchfield. The Junior tryouts will be from 8:15-10:15 a.m. and the Junior Clinic will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Senior Tryouts will be from 12:30-2 p.m., and the Senior Clinic will be from 2:15-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 28
The Hudson Recreation Center, Oakwood Street, will host a Kite Konstruction Klinic from 1-3 p.m., sponsored by Hudson Cub Scouts. Come build and fly your own kite. All ages are welcome, with parent supervision. Sign up for Cub Scouts and/ or Day Camp and Resident Camp for this summer. There is a cost with this event.
Thursday, April 8, and Saturday, April 10
The Hudson Women’s Softball League will
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