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Windham Regular Meetings & Events

American Legion Post 109, Town Hall, upstairs, 7:30 p.m., third Tuesday

CHADD, Windham Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday (Judy Holt, 880-4997)

Conservation Commission, Planning & Development Conference room, 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

Garden Club, Windham Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday (except July/August)

Hannah Dustin Quilters Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June – August)

Historic District/Heritage Commission, Bartley House, 4 p.m., second Wednesday

Lions Club, Windham Senior Center, 7 p.m., first and third Wednesday (except July & August) Visitors are always welcome.

Planning Board, Planning & Development Conference Room, 7:00 p.m., first and third Wednesday

Recreation Committee, Planning & Development Conference Room, 7 p.m., third Thursday

Selectmen, Planning Department, 7 p.m., Mondays

Technical Advisory Committee, SAU Building, 7 p.m., second Thursday (except July, August, December) Toastmasters, Windham Senior Center, 7 p.m., second Wednesday

Windham Bible Chapel Youth Group, at Chapel, 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays

Windham Democratic Town Committee, Coffee Roaster’s Cafe, third Thursday, 7 p.m.

Windham Newcomers & Friends, Membership, Koffee Klatch, 10 a.m., second Tuesday; Windham Depot Rail Trail, 9:30 a.m., Thursdays

Windham Woman’s Club, Windham Town Hall, 11:30 a.m., first Wednesday, September through May; second Wednesday in January (434-5096)

Zoning Board, Planning & Devel. Conference Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday.

Pelham Regular Meetings & Events

Animal Rescue Network of New England, Pelham Police Department Community Service Room, first Monday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Budget Committee meeting, Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Conservation Commission, Sherburne Hall, 7:30 p.m., second Wednesday

Council on Aging, Pelham Senior Center, 1 p.m., first Thursday (except July and August) CTAC, Town Hall Annex, 7 p.m., second Wednesday

GriefShare, grief recovery support group, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church

Hannah Dustin Quilters Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June-August) Historical Society, Historical Society Building, fourth Monday Knights of Columbus, K of C Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday Library Trustees, Pelham Library, 6:30 p.m., second Wednesday Mom To Mom, Crossroads Baptist Church, every other Thursday.

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support), Pelham Public Library, Molly Hobbs Room, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., First Monday (unless it’s a holiday, then second Monday).

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, Crossroads Baptist Church, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., first and third Thursdays of most months. (For information, call 635-1556)

Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first and third Monday

Pulpit Rock Lodge Number 103, A&FM Meeting, every second Monday (except July and August), 7:30 p.m., at the Lodge.

Pulpit Rock Lodge’s Public Breakfast, every third Sunday (except July and August) 8 – 10 a.m. Red Hat Society, VFW, 6 Main Street, 1:00 p.m., second Tuesday

Rockingham County Women’s Connection, Rockingham Race Track, Belmont Room, 11:30 a.m., third Tuesday Selectmen, Sherburne Hall, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays Single Mom Small Group, 7 p.m., Fridays, Mindy 635-8679 St. Patrick School Board, School Library, 7 p.m., second Tuesday VFW, 6 Main Street, Pelham, 7 p.m., first Thursday

Wattannick Grange, Hudson Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday

Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Monday


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Community Events

Monday, June 21 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 21, the Griffin Park Playground will be closed for repairs as the town performs drainage work and replaces the rubber coating in the center area. It is expected that, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances, the playground will re-open on July 3. We thank you for cooperation and patience during this time, and apologize for any inconvenience.

St. Matthew Church will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church, 2 Searles Road, Windham, from 2-7 p.m. Come give the gift of life.

Wednesday, June 23 Once again, Pelham will be hosting its annual concerts on the Village Green in front of the Pelham Public Library. Pelham Community Spirit will be sponsoring the event, with help from our community businesses. This year’s concerts will start on June 23 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the Pelham Public Library Summer Reading Program sign-ups. Annie and the Orphans will entertain the crowd with hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and make your own ice cream sundae for free. No admission charges to attend the concert. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and friends. Food is available for purchase to benefit local non-profit groups.

Thursday, June 24 All Windham voters are invited to meet and greet Ann McLane Kuster for U.S. Congress at a house party in Windham between 7-9 p.m. at the home of Henri and Susan Azibert, 87 Lowell Road. Ann McLane Kuster is a candidate for NH Second Congressional District’s open seat for the U.S. House of Representatives. This is also an opportunity for you to meet State Senate candidate Kristi St. Laurent, and State Representative candidates, including incumbent Carolyn Webber from Windham and Jane Lang from Salem.

St. Patrick’s Parish will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church, 12 Main Street, Pelham, from 3-8 p.m. Come give the gift of life by donating blood.

Friday, June 25 The Pelham Public Library will offer a certified Red Cross Babysitting Course. The Babysitter’s Training Course from the American Red Cross will teach you everything you need to be a great babysitter. This fun, interactive course teaches First Aid and safety skills so you can prevent and respond to emergencies. There is a fee for this valuable program, which is due by June 18. Participants must be between the ages of 11-15 years old. Please bring a snack and lunch, and the library will provide drinks and dessert. Pre-registration is necessary for this course, so stop by the library, or call 635-7581 to sign up today.

Saturday, June 26 The Pelham Strawberry Festival will be held at the Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will feature the Canobie Lake Ramblers, and Professional Ventriloquist Terri Shawver will perform a show at 12:30 p.m. to entertain the children. There will also be face painting, eight raffle baskets, a handmade quilt raffle, a free Wall- E bounce house, free balloons, games and prizes for the children, and refreshments. For more information, call 635-3800 or Diane at 635-3307.

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The Windham Police Association will host the Fourth Annual Knight Ride, a police- escorted motorcycle ride to the seacoast, which will begin with rider registration from 8-9 a.m. at Park Place Lanes, 16 Rockingham Road, Windham. A cookout will be held following the ride, starting at noon at the Derry Salem Elks Lodge, 29 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. The cookout will feature great food, music, and raffle prizes. A 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glider will be raffled off, and your rider registration is free with purchase of a Harley raffle ticket. There is a cost for the ride and for the cookout. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Mark W. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, or to pre-register, visit

Saturday, July 3 Come and enjoy a day of fun at the Pelham Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by Pelham Community Spirit, Inc. (Rain Date: July 10). The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with music, games, fun, family activities, and food galore! The day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening!

Cub Scout Pack 610 will kick off their “Live Free or Pop Pack to Our Troops” popcorn fundraiser at the Pelham July 4th Fireworks celebration, scheduled for July 3 at the Pelham Elementary School. The Scouts will have a table to sell the popcorn and strawberry shortcake from 6-9 p.m. Buy a service pack of popcorn for our men and women in the armed forces. A deployed soldier gets a popcorn gift pack, while a significant portion of the proceeds go back to our local Scout pack.

Join the Town of Windham for a great Fourth of July celebration! Start the day off at Griffin Park for Town Day from noon- 3 p.m. There will be bounce houses, hot dogs, and hamburgers (while supplies last); family field games from 1-2:30 p.m.; and a DJ. Then, join us at Windham High School later that day for even more fun! There will be a band from 7-9 p.m. (co-sponsored by Centrix Bank), followed by fireworks (hosted by CPIA). The high school parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m. with food vendors (hot dogs, sausages, ice cream, etc.) There will also be the Annual Tennis Round Robins (for all ages) at Griffin Park, beginning at 10 a.m. Contact Lynn at 898-2881 to pre-register.


Wednesday, June 23 Join the Pelham Public Library on the Village Green for “Annie and the Orphans” at 6 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program Kick- off. Anyone who signs up for the Summer Reading program gets an ice cream!

Starting Monday, June 21 The Pelham Library will be splishing and splashing with this year’s Summer Reading Program, starting with registration the week of June 21 and continuing until the summer reading finale on August 12! This summer’s theme, “Make a Splash – Read!” is going to be filled with tons of fun about everything aquatic from pirates to ponds! When you register, which you can do anytime during the week, you will get a goody bag and a popsicle.

Thursday, June 24 The Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, will hold a Summer Reading Program Registration and Kick-Off Party. Drop in anytime between 1-3 p.m. to register and grab a snack or make a craft. This year’s summer reading program, “Make a Splash– Read!” will offer a chance to win some great prizes and have a whale of a good time at one of their many programs offered. As you read, receive raffle tickets for some great prizes. To register for any of the summer programs, simply stop by or call the library at 432-7154. Please note that registration for a program begins two weeks prior to the program date.


Thursday, June 24 All members of the Windham Business Community are invited to join Stephanie McLaughlin, Principal of Savoir Faire Communications, for a 90-minute primer on marketing your small business. Learn the basics of marketing and which tactics you should be using, plus what the social media revolution is all about and whether you should be participating. You’ll come away with ideas for things you can do yourself, plus how to engage a consultant, agency, or partner to support your efforts. This free Business Education Seminar is open to all members of the Windham business community and is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chatterbox Café, 4 Cobbetts Pond Road. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so RSVP early to Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at lscott@windhamnewhampshire. com, or call 432-3806.

Wednesday, June 30 The Planning Board is holding a workshop at 7 p.m. to gather feedback on the current Subdivision Regulations as they relate to storm water management and road design. The Planning Board is just beginning to rewrite these sections of the Regulations, and wants to hear from the public with any concerns, comments, or recommendations. All members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at 432-3806 or lscott

Pelham Senior Lunch

Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, June 15 – 18 Tuesday– Soup, Ham & Cheese Quiche, Spinach, Bread, Dessert Wednesday– Meatloaf, Potato w/Gravy, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Tapioca & Topping Thursday– Roast Pork, Oven Browned Potato, Corn, Applesauce, Dark Bread, Sliced Pineapple & Cookie Friday– Seafood Salad Sandwich, Macaroni Salad, Pickled Beets, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream, Punch Bowl

School Activities

Friday, June 18 The Pelham Police Department and Chunky’s Movie Theater will be sponsoring the annual “Senior Night” activities for graduating Pelham High School Seniors. The function will be held at Chunky’s Movie Theater and will begin at 10 p.m. and last until 1 a.m. The activities will include: big glove boxing, live music, basketball, Chinese food, and soft drinks. There will also be a prize giveaway for kids who attend. Any questions can be directed to Lt. Brian McCarthy at the Pelham Police Department at 635-2411.

Sports & Recreation

Tuesday, June 22 Calling all Actors! There will be an organizational/ brain-storming meeting for anyone interested in joining a new community theater group, Windham Theater. This meeting is open to all and will be held on June 22 at 7 p.m. in the Windham High School Auditorium. For more information, check out our Facebook page at Windham Theater, or call 235-0857.

Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2 Windham High School will hold its First Annual Boys’ Basketball camp. For boys entering grades 3-6 in the fall 2010 school year, the camp will run from 8-11 a.m. For boys entering grades 7-11 in the fall 2010 school year, the camp will run from noon-4 p.m. Enrollment is limited. There is a cost for the camp. Pre-register by May 28 by contacting Coach Steffanides at, or by calling 537-2400, ext. 2214.

Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer a Girls’ Basketball Camp for girls ages 7-13, which will be held the week of June 28 at the Lyons Memorial Park outdoor courts from 9 a.m.-noon. Girls should arrive in appropriate sneakers, comfortable clothing, and are advised to wear sunscreen and bring water/drinks. Learn the fundamentals and be taught skills of the game, offensively and defensively. An emergency information triplicate card is needed on each girl (ask at the Parks and Recreation office). Registration forms will be available at our Website, www., or at the Parks and Rec. office. You may also register and pay online at https://webtrac.pelhamweb. com (a household must be set up first in your name). There is a cost for the camp.

Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2 Pelham Parks And Recreation will offer a new Summer Art Camp for boys and girls at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall on Main Street, upstairs). A beginner’s class for ages 6 and up will be held from 9-11 a.m.; and an advanced class (any age) will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No experience needed for the beginner class. Materials provided. Size of groups is limited; first-come, first-serve. A registration form is available at 6 Village Green, or online at recreation. Register online at https://webtrac. There is a cost for the class. Please sign up by June 21. For more information, call 635-2721.

Monday, June 28 – Thursday, August 5 Windham Recreation will hold Youth Tennis Lessons for ages 5-14, which will be held at the Griffin Park Tennis Courts. Tennis lessons are offered for five weeks throughout the summer, with one-week and two-week sessions, from June 28 to August 5. The lessons are held Monday through Thursday in the mornings (depending on age), with a rain date of Fridays. For more information, contact the Recreation Office by e-mailing Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire. com, or by calling 965-1208. The Summer Program brochure can also be viewed at under “What’s New in Windham.”

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