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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 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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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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Coming in August If you are an Alvirne Class of 1990 Graduate or know someone who is and are interested in attending our 20th Reunion email us at Include a current email address and telephone number with your payment, as a confirmation email will be sent which is to be used as your ticket! Payment must be received by July 16th, 2010. Call or email questions to: Kris (Gelinas) Michalewicz at or (603) 818-6115.

Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15 Mark your calendars! Hudson’s annual Old Home Days, sponsored by the Hudson Historical Society, will be held at the Alvirne Hills House (across from Alvirne High School on Route 102) on Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13, from 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, August 14, from noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 15, from noon-5 p.m. The event will feature carnival rides, games, lots of great food, music, crafts and vendors, demonstrations, a fireworks display on Saturday evening, and much more. It’s also a chance to take a tour of the historical old Hills House. Come on down and enjoy lots of great fun for the whole family!

Saturday, August 14 The GFWC Hudson Community Club will hold its annual Library Lawn Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the former Hudson Library location: the Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library Street, Hudson. Those wishing to reserve a space to sell their goods should contact Cathy Morgan at 883-1644 or There is a fee for a six- foot space. (We do not provide tables.)


Now – Tuesday, August 31 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will hold an Adult Summer Reading Program. Get raffle tickets for a chance to win gift certificates for each library book read or listened to. Get a coupon for a free book at the Friends’ book sale for participating.

Rodgers Memorial Library will also hold a Summer Reading Program for Middle and High School students. From June 21 through August 31, keep a reading log and get a raffle ticket for each book (over 80 pages) read. Get bonus tickets for longer books (200-400 pages, one ticket; 400-600 pages, two tickets, etc.). Get two bonus tickets for reading a book on your summer reading list. The first raffle drawing will be held at the summer reading program finale on July 29. The final raffle drawing will be held on August 31. Prizes include free tickets to area attractions, sporting events, store coupons, and more.


Thursday, July 8 The Rodgers Memorial Library will hold Duct Tape Crafts for Students in grades 6-12 from 7-8:30 p.m. to learn how to make all kinds of things out of duct tape, including wallets, purses, shoes, frames, and more. We will have a variety of colors to choose from. Pre-registration is requested. You can call 886-6030 or register in person. There may be room for walk-ins, but call the library in advance to be sure, as some programs have limited space. This is part of the Summer Reading Program.

Sunday, July 11 The Friends of the Library will hold a Second Hand Prose Used Book Sale at Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library Street, Hudson. The new extended hours will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Members enjoy early-bird access at 10 a.m. Pick up an application at the sale. Get great prices on books, DVDs, and CDs for the whole family. There will also be a magazine swap/recycling program. Bring book donations the day of the sale, or drop them at the Rodgers Memorial Library during library hours. Check the Upcoming Events calendar at for more information.


Saturday, July 10 There will be a meeting of the Litchfield Historical Society at 2 p.m. at the Litchfield Historical Building, 255 Charles Bancroft Highway. New members are welcome.

Monday, July 12 The next Hudson Republican Committee Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hills House, Route 102, featuring guest speakers John Stephen and Ovide Lamontagne. All are welcome. For more information, e-mail, or call 553-6335.

Religious Events

Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23 St. Kathryn Parish and New Life Christian Church will once again partner up to offer Vacation Bible School, hosted by New Life Christian Church, Lowell Road, Hudson, from 9 a.m.-noon each day. This year’s theme will be “High Seas Adventure,” and it is sure to be an action packed week filled with fun and faith sharing. Each day will feature scripture (geared for children), song, stories, activities, games and lots of fun. There is a small fee per child, with a maximum per family. The deadline to register is Monday, July 5, so stop by either church or call 882-7793.

School Activities

Starting Now Pre-registration is being accepted for the 2010-2011 school year for the Griffin Memorial School Pre-school Program. This is for the pre-school 3-year- old class, and children need to be age 3 by September 30. For more information, call 424-5831.

Sports & Recreation

Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 15 The Hudson School District will offer a co- ed Soccer Camp for children ages 6-12 at the Alvirne High School Soccer Field from 9 a.m.-noon. A rain date is scheduled for July 16. There is a cost for the camp. For registration and health forms, visit the Alvirne High School Website at, or stop by the Alvirne High School Athletic Office.

Monday – Thursday, July 12 – 15, and July 19 – 22 Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, is accepting registration for its Summer Spirit/Cheer camps. Camps this year will be held for two weeks, July 12- 15 and July 19-22, from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Ages 5 and up are welcome. For additional information, please contact Renee Lubinski at 880-9937, or e-mail her at

Now through Friday, July 30 The Hudson Recreation Department will continue to offer registration for the Fall Soccer League from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday- Thursday, at the Community Center until the end of July. Anyone who has not signed up by July 31 will be charged a late fee.

Monday, August 9 – Wednesday, August 11 The Hudson School District will offer a Cheerleading Camp for girls ages 8-16 in the Alvirne High School gymnasium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a cost for the camp. For registration and health forms, visit the Alvirne High School Website at www., or stop by the Alvirne High School Athletic Office.

Friday, August 27 As a fundraiser for the Zach Tompkins Memorial Fund, the Zach Team will be holding a Zach Attach 5K Fun Run/Walk at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, at 7 p.m. on August 27. Whether you’re a runner or a walker, this event will be fun for the whole family. On March 8, our community suffered the loss of a very special classmate and friend, Zachary M. Tompkins. Zach had a dream of building a football stadium, and every time someone participates in a fundraiser for Zach, we come closer to building a legacy in his memory that will last a lifetime! To register or for more information, visit EVENTS.html.

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