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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 Area Moms Club, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December) 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
Friday, April 16
The first meeting for “Building Zach’s Stadium,” a unified effort to realize the dream of young Zachary Tompkins and build a football stadium in his memory, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street, Hudson. We invite you to support Zach’s wishes and help his dream come true by joining us to find a space for the complex, raise funds for this community facility, and then build it. There will be a sign-up sheet for anyone interested in volunteering. All are welcome.
Saturday, April 17
The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club
will hold its annual Rabies Clinic.
Dr. Allen J. Conti, VMD, of the Hudson Animal Hospital will be at the Animal Control Facility, 6 Constitution Drive, Hudson, from 9 a.m.-noon to inoculate dogs and cats against rabies. Any dog or cat owner in the Hudson, Nashua, and Lowell, MA, area whose pet is in need of a rabies vaccination is invited to attend. Remember that puppies must be at least six months old before they can be inoculated. A responsible adult must accompany every animal treated, and pets must be kept on a leash. For those owners residing in Hudson, someone from the Town Clerk’s office will be present to sell dog licenses. All dogs owned by Hudson residents must be licensed by May 1. A rabies vaccination certificate is required for licensing. A small fee will be charged for each pet inoculated. The proceeds from this event will help to fund the Alvirne Vet Tech scholarship fund and other future projects planned by the Hudson Junior Woman’s Club.
The Hudson Fish and Game Club, 53 Pine Road, Hudson, will hold its eighth annual Chili Cook Off at 1 p.m. The public is welcome. There will be first-, second-, and third-place cash prizes. Enter the contest or be a judge. There is a fee to enter the contest. A pulled pork sandwich dinner will be served from 4-5 p.m.
Come down to the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, and join the Nottingham West Lions Club at their semi-
annual Psychic Fair. Ten psychics have
committed to be there from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., as well as several vendors. There is no entrance fee. There is a fee for a 15-minute private reading with your choice of psychics. Find some of the answers, and help someone who is not as fortunate as you. All profits from the fair go back into the community as Lions Charities. The event will be held rain or shine.
Sunday, April 18
As a public service to our area residents and their pets, the Litchfield Historical Society has again organized its annual Rabies Clinic. It will be held at the Fur and Feather’s grooming, daycare, and boarding establishment on Route 102 in Litchfield, located behind and to the right of The Little Lobster Boat restaurant, from 10 a.m.-noon. Dr. Sarah Garland and her veterinarian technician, Melissa Sheldon, are donating their time and expertise to vaccinate dogs and cats. Their commitment to our pets is especially appreciated in this period of economic downturn. There is a small fee for the Rabies vaccination per pet. Terri Briand, the Litchfield Town Clerk and Tax Collector, will be available to register Litchfield dogs, ensuring that their owners meet the April 30th deadline for dog registration. Residents from surrounding communities are welcome to take advantage of the Clinic and bring their pets to be vaccinated. (Rain or shine.)
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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 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.
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.
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Sunday, April 18
The population of homeless and abused animals is increasing rapidly throughout the
world. Join Aja’s Walk for Animals on
April 18 at Campbell High School. Raffle tickets will be sold, and all of the proceeds will be given to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. The walk will start at 1 p.m., and end no later than 5 p.m. Dogs are allowed to attend, but must be controlled and on a leash at all times. For more information, contact Aja Putney at 424-0366.
Monday, April 19
Karen Cramton of Nashua Energy Options
will be speaking at the Hudson Energy Committee (also known as The Green Team) meeting, at 7 p.m. in the Community Development Room at the Hudson Town Hall. She will be talking about energy- efficient hot water, especially solar hot water systems appropriate for homeowners and small businesses. We will learn what makes up a solar hot water system, examples of system components, backup systems, and a migration path to solar hot water, as well as current subsidies for these systems. The meeting will be televised, but we urge you to join us so you can ask questions and see the product samples Karen will be bringing.
Saturday, April 24
The annual Litchfield Town Clean-Up 2010
will be held from 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Litchfield Town Hall at 8 a.m. Safety vests, bags, and rubber gloves will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided. Rain date will be May 1.
, or call 883-0725.
Friday, May 7
Hannah’s Helpers, a group formed to help raise awareness and fight for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), together with the CF Foundation, will hold a fundraising event at The Alpine Grove in Hollis, from 7-11 p.m. Hannah is a young girl diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. The event will feature a DJ, live comedians, food, raffle items, and a silent auction. They are in need of assistance in the way of gift certificates, prizes, and monetary donations. Please know that $.88 of every dollar donated to Hannah’s Helpers and the CF Foundation goes directly toward finding a cure. If you would like to learn more about CF and Hannah’s Helpers, check out http://www.cff. org/Great_Strides/LeeAnnVigeant. This will also connect you to the national Website.
Saturday, April 17
Tejeswi Rana from the Art of Living Foundation will guide participants through
meditative breathing exercises, guided
meditation, and simple, chair-based yoga moves, at 3 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson.
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Wednesday, May 5
St. Mary’s Bank, 3 Winnhaven Drive, Hudson, will host a Greater Hudson
Chamber of Commerce business after hours
networking event at 5:30 p.m. No cost to attend.
Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17
Hudson Memorial School will be
performing the musical Willy Wonka in their gymnatorium on April 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Come and see Charlie and the other Golden Ticket winners as they enter a world of pure imagination, complete with a flowing chocolate river, dancing Oompa Loompas, and an unlimited supply of colorful candy. Many lessons are learned as the lucky tour winners are guided though an amazing chocolate factory by the candy-man himself, Willy Wonka. For tickets or information, call 566-5832 or go to hms.sau81.org.
Saturday, April 17
The Alvirne National Honor Society and the Alvirne KEY Club will be hosting a Senior Spring Fling from 6-9 p.m. at Alvirne High School. There will be food, music, and a fun night of dancing. The cost is free.
Wednesday, April 21
Robert Bryant, renowned speaker on youth
The Griffin Memorial School PTO will meet
at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please join us as we plan for some great upcoming events!
Saturday, May 8
Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road,
Hudson, will hold a “Heavy for our Heroes” Strong Men and Women’s Competition to
, or call 603-557-5556.
Seminars & Courses
Tuesday, April 20
Sharon Cowan from the UNH Department of Family and Consumer Resources will discuss
strategies to stretch dollars and manage
money in these tough economic times. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. This program is sponsored by the UNH Speaker’s Bureau.
Sports & Recreation
Saturday, May 8
Dave Weaver of New England Catching Camp, LLC will be conducting a Catchers Clinic from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Greeley Field. Hudson Youth Baseball has a unique opportunity to have one of the area’s most respected teachers of this critical position come and teach our players how to improve their game behind the plate. More importantly, this is an opportunity for coaches to become more proficient at teaching this important position. Dave Weaver has been working with catchers for the past 14 years. He founded The New England Catching Camp when he recognized that instruction for the toughest position on the diamond was generally unavailable to players committed to playing the catcher position. The clinic is free for all players (ages 5-12) who have a desire to learn the catcher position. Coaches at every level are also strongly encouraged to participate.
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