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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 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


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Community Events

Saturday, May 8

Did you know that 49 million American are at risk of hunger? The National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Campbell Soup Company are partnering to conduct the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Your participation in this cause is instrumental to its success. You can help by placing bags filled with non-perishable food items next to your mailbox on May 8. Your letter carrier will pick them up and deliver them to local food banks. One of the recipients of your donated food items is the Litchfield Community Food Pantry, a ministry of Litchfield Presbyterian Church, that’s helping to stamp out hunger in Litchfield.

Saturday, May 15

Litchfield Lions will hold their 5th annual Almost Summer BBQ from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Griffin Memorial School, Rte 3A, Litchfield. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Donations will be accepted and will go to the Litchfield Lions Charities.

The First Baptist Church, 236 Central Street, Hudson, will host a BCE Family Fellowship Triple Treat, featuring a car wash, bake

sale, and craft table from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Ashley Harrington for her study trip to the Holy Land of Israel.

Wednesday, May 19

The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce wants to help you market your business!

The Annual Community Expo is scheduled

for Wednesday, May 19, from 4-7 p.m. at Alvirne High School. This is the perfect way to showcase the products and services your company offers, and meet the local community. Exhibitor space and Expo Sponsorship available. Call the Chamber office to reserve your space at 889-4731. The Expo is free to the public.

Friday, May 21

The Hudson Kiwanis club will hold it’s annual fundraising golf tournament at the Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield. Please contact Phil Potter at 603-882-8546 to enter or sponsor this event. The net proceeds of this golf tournament will be used to fund Hudson Kiwanis’s charitable endeavors in the greater Hudson community.

Saturday, May 22

Circle of Hope, a team of family and friends that was formed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life,

will be having a Yard and Craft Fundraising

Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 7 Greeley Street in Hudson. Craft items include handmade jewelry and quilts. The Relay for Life is an event to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for cancer. Donations can also be made online at nashuaNH.

A Meat Raffle to benefit the Zachary Tompkins Memorial Field will be held at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 3 Fulton Street, Hudson. Please come support this great cause as we raffle off a variety of meat cuts! Pre-buy requests are available. For more information, contact Ben Nadeau at 930-5418.

Thursday, May 27

The Recreation Commission will sponsor a

luncheon for all Litchfield residents 55 and

over at Talent Hall at Darrah Park, starting at 2 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and drinks will be served. A short program will be held after the luncheon. Space is limited, and reservations are required. You may e-mail Sandy Vance at or Betty Darling at, or call Pat Jewett at 424-6636 with your reservations.

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 Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email for location.

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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Community Events

Saturday, June 5

The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Scholarship Fundraising Cookout at Sam’s Club in Hudson from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday, June 26 – 27

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will hold a fundraising Yard Sale at their indoor location, One Wall Street (off Route 111), Hudson, on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon. Anyone interested in shopping early, from 7-8 a.m., may pay an early bird admission fee to enter. Donations and volunteers are needed. For more information, visit


Saturday, May 8

The Rodgers Memorial Library will hold a

Meditative Breathing and Guided Meditation

class at the library at 3 p.m. Tejeswi Rana from the Art of Living Foundation will guide participants through meditative breathing exercises, guided meditation, and simple, chair-based yoga moves.

Saturday May 8, and Sunday, May 9

The Hudson Friends of the Library will

host their Second Hand Prose special

two-day event at the Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library Street, Hudson, with new extended hours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friends of the Library members enjoy early-bird access at 10 a.m. Stop by for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and a wide range of children’s material. A magazine recycling/ swap will be available as well.

Tuesday, May 11

The Rodgers Memorial Library offers a

series of free computer workshops. This

week’s workshops are: “Computer Basics” on Tuesday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. (no prior computer experience is necessary for this

workshop); and “Intermediate Microsoft

Word” on Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. (basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed for this workshop). Pre-register by calling 886-6030. The library is located at 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Call or check for future classes.


Thursday, May 13

A Hudson Republican May meeting will

be held at 7 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, featuring guest speakers Bob Guida and Jim Bender. For more information, call 553-6335, or e-mail

Religious Events

Saturday, May 8

Litchfield Presbyterian – A Community Church, located at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, is offering a free community breakfast on the second Saturday of every month. The next breakfast is on Saturday, May 8. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m., and all Litchfield and Hudson residents are welcome. The breakfast is free, but donations to benefit the Litchfield community food pantry will be accepted. Come, meet some friends, and celebrate Mother’s Day!

Tabernacle Christian School in Litchfield will

be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction

Fundraiser at 6 p.m. There is a small cost for the dinner. The event is open to everyone and will be held in the gymnasium. For more information, contact the school office at 883-6310.

Religious Events

Saturday, May 15

Tabernacle Baptist Church will be hosting

our Fifth Annual Men’s Conference at 5 p.m.

There is a cost per person, which includes an all-you-can eat BBQ. For more information, contact the church at 883-6310 and ask for Pastor Small.

School Activities

Friday, May 7

Nottingham West Elementary School presents

Book Fair Diner: All You Can Read! The

Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the NWES school gym. The fair will be open to the public for shopping from 3-7 p.m. both days. Scholastic offers specially priced books and educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, adult books, and current bestsellers from more than 100 publishers.

Saturday, May 8

Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road,

Hudson, will hold a “Heavy for our Heroes” Strong Men and Women’s Competition to

benefit all AHS athletics and the Chaplain’s Military Relief Fund. Tickets will be sold at the event, and it will be held in the Alvirne High School parking lot from 11 a.m. through mid-afternoon. Bring your own chair and come hungry for this exciting community event! Co-sponsored by Alvirne Bronco Boosters and Johnny D’s TUFF. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, email, or call 557-5556.

Wednesday, May 12

Campbell High School parents/guardians are

invited to “Coffee with the Administration”

from 7-7:30 a.m. in the CHS Library.

Friday, May 14

The final 5th/6th grade dance of the school year will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Community Center. There is a cost for admission. Anyone wishing to chaperone needs to call the Recreation Department prior to the dance.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 21, 22, and 23

The Campbell High School spring musical, Little Women, will be held in the Campbell auditorium on Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discount for students, and children 6 and under are admitted free of charge.

Saturday, June 5

The Alvirne Friends of Music is sponsoring

their Eighth Annual Bronco “Belly Bustin”

Chili Fiesta from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will feature live music from the Alvirne High School Jazz Band. This chili cook-off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, and the winner will qualify for the World Championship Chili Cook-off. The Fiesta will take place at the Hills House Field on Route 102 in Hudson, rain or shine. There is a small admission cost (free for children under 9). See for more information.

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. The role of a catcher in baseball has become increasingly difficult to play and very difficult for coaches to teach. This is also an opportunity for the Hudson Youth Baseball 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. Dave has worked with over 300 catchers in the past 12 months, both male and female, from all over the United States. He has been coaching athletes in a variety of scholastic sports for over 30 years, and has coached catchers that range from youth catchers to NCAA Div-1 starting catchers. The clinic is free for all players (5-12) who have a desire to learn the catcher position. Coaches at every level are also strongly encouraged to participate. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28
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