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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


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Community Events

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.

Saturday, May 22

An Electronic and White Goods Recycling

Day will be held to benefit Lions Camp Pride for Special Needs Children, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 104 Lowell Road in Hudson. Rain or shine. For more information, call 883-8565.

Thursday, May 27

The Recreation Commission will sponsor

a Senior Spring Fling Luncheon for all

Litchfield residents 55 and over at Talent Hall at Darrah Park, starting at 2 p.m. Here’s a free opportunity to meet, eat with, and greet others in town. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and hot and cold drinks will be served. A short program will be held after the luncheon, and the first 200 people that make reservations will be welcomed to attend. You may e-mail Sandy Vance at or Betty Darling at, or call Pat Jewett at 424-6636 with your reservations.

Senator Judd Gregg announced that Project Director Matt Leahy will be conducting public office hours at the Town Hall in Hudson at 11 a.m. As part of our outreach efforts in New Hampshire, anyone who is having a problem with the Federal Government or would like to make their feelings known regarding issues being addressed in Congress is encouraged to make use of these public office hours.

Monday, May 31

The Litchfield Historical Society will once again sponsor the Memorial Day services for the town of Litchfield. The day will begin with a parade, which will step off from the Litchfield Middle School at 10 a.m., and will be followed by services at the Litchfield Historical Society Building. Any individual or group wishing to participate in the parade is asked to contact Dr. Steven P. Calawa at 917-434-4933.

Thursday, June 3

A Household Hazardous Waste and

Electronics Collection will be held at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua, from 3-7 p.m. Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham may attend. There is a cost per vehicle, and additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, please visit, or call 424-2240.

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.

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

Friday, June 11

The 3rd Annual Jeanie Barkley Blood Drive,

sponsored by the American Red Cross, will be held from noon-7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson. Come and give the gift of life by donating blood.

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 29

The Town of Hudson will hold a Town Clean-Up Day, where residents of Hudson may bring acceptable items for disposal to the West Road Landfill from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the Clean-Up Day, call the Hudson Highway Department at 886-6018.

Thursday, June 3

Hollis author Sara Backer was the first

woman and first American to serve as a visiting professor at Japan’s Shizouka University. She will share her experiences living in Japan as part of her presentation on her mystery, American Fuji, about two Americans navigating the cultural barriers of a foreign land while trying to solve the mystery of an American exchange student’s death in Japan. She will be speaking at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, May 26

The Hudson Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at the Hills House, Derry Road, Hudson at 7 p.m.

Religious Events

Sunday, May 23

The Rev. Diwakar Wankhede, a pastor and district superintendent from India, will be the guest speaker at Journey Church in Hudson. The Rev. Wankhede has been in ministry since 1979. He is also a district superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene, supervising 107 churches with 6,000 members. He will be speaking at the 11 a.m. service. Journey Church meets in the basement of the Beginning Discoveries child care center, 292 Derry Road, Hudson. Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. A full Children’s Church program is provided. For more information, call the Rev. Edward Frost, Senior Pastor, at 890-1560, or the Rev. David Bailey, Minister of Missions, at 895-9534.

School Activities

Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22

Alvirne High School Class Act will perform Almost, Maine on May 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. on the Alvirne stage. Set in a town that was “almost” organized enough to be one, the characters in Almost, Maine find love, truth, hurt, pain, joy, happiness, longing, and themselves under the auroral lights of a single moment in the dead of winter. The result is a fun, romantic, and touching comedy where endings are met and new beginnings are made. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

School Activities

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, May 22

The Alvirne High School Jazz Band will be performing on the Great Lawn of the Upper Village Hall, 52 East Derry Road, in East Derry.

Join the Jazz Band for some food, fun,

and great music. There will also be a Moon bounce house and face painting for the kids. Events will run from 1-4 p.m., with the AHS Jazz Band performing from 2-3 p.m. There is a donation per person with a family maximum. Proceeds to benefit the Restoration of the Upper Village Hall in East Derry.

Monday, May 24

“The Club” at Litchfield Middle School After-School Parent and Advisory Group will

be meeting in the Litchfield Middle School Library at 6 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend this meeting. Join us to discuss your wonderful ideas and input. For more information, contact the Program Director, Bill Roy, at 660-6349 or, or Robbin Kopaczynski at 682-9984 or

Thursday, May 27

A mandatory parent/student meeting will

be held in the Campbell High School gym at 5:30 p.m. for any student currently in grades 8-11 who wishes to play CHS football in the fall of 2010.

Friday, May 28

Join us for an hour of fun and learning at

Griffin Memorial School’s Family Literacy

Night. The Griffin Memorial School teachers will be doing 30-minute workshops for parents on strategies that can be used at home to help children become better readers. Students are invited to attend fun activities in the gym while parents attend the workshops. Students may only attend if a parent attends. The first workshop begins promptly at 6:30 p.m., and the second workshop begins promptly at 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday, June 1 – 3

The Litchfield Youth Soccer League (LYSL)

will hold travel soccer tryouts for the 2010- 2011 season at Campbell High School, One Highlander Court, Litchfield. For birthdays August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2003, registration will be from 5-5:30 p.m. and tryouts will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For birthdays August 1, 1997, through July 31, 2000, registration will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and tryouts will held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All soccer players are encouraged to attend.

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

Friday, May 21

Due to inclement weather last weekend, Hudson Youth Baseball’s Catchers Clinic with Dave Weaver of New England Catching Camp, LLC has been rescheduled to Friday, May 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Greeley Field. 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. Bring your catchers gear if you have it, or borrow your team’s gear. 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
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