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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.

MOMS Club, (Moms supporting moms), Wunderland Playground, second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. (Claire McGarry, 458-5440)

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

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 Pelham~Windham News

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Saturday, August 14 The Pelham Firefighters will be out in the Town Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their fourth of five boot drives that will be held this year. Their final boot drive will be held on Saturday, August 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Town Center of Pelham.

The 2010 Watersports Ski Show to be held at the town beach beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “ A Day at the Movies.” The rain date is Sunday, August 15. Come and enjoy the sun, have fun, and support the kids!

Thursday, August 19 Please give blood at the St. Patrick’s Parish Blood Drive located at 12 Main Street in Pelham. You can give the gift of life between 3 and 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21 Pelham Community Theatre and Arts Penguin Players children’s group presents The Little Mermaid on Friday, August 20, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 21, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sherburne Hall, Village Green, Pelham. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For information, advertising opportunities, or reservations for parties of eight or more, please e-mail PelhamCommunityTheatre@gm or call 635-8584.

Saturday, August 21 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post #10722 will be holding a Ham and Bean fundraising supper with continuous seating from 4:45-7:30 p.m. They will serve ham, home-style beans, potato salad, dessert, coffee, and soft drinks. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discounted rate for children. They will also be holding numerous raffles, and free baby-sitting will be provided. The proceeds from this event will be in support of a Pelham Veteran’s Memorial Wall, which is being presented to the Pelham community as a Girl Scout “Gold Award” project by Abby Blais of Pelham. This perpetual Veteran’s Memorial Wall will be established within the VFW Post and will recognize all of the Pelham veterans that gave their ultimate sacrifice during enemy conflict or battle. The formal dedication will be held the weekend following Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 14. Please mark your calendars to attend the supper and the dedication ceremony.

Starting Sunday, August 22 Volunteers needed! Guiding Eyes for the Blind is looking for local volunteers to open their hearts and homes to a future guide dog puppy. All training, support, and veterinary expenses are provided free of charge. For those interested in this incredible opportunity, the next series of Pre-Placement Puppy Classes begins on Sunday, August 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes will be held Sunday afternoons in Nashua on August 22, September 12 and 26, October 3 and 17, and November 7 and 21. It is important to reserve your place in class by filling in an online application found on our Website at Our region coordinator will then contact you with the exact class location or any changes in class schedule. We look forward to having you join us on the amazing journey of a Guiding Eyes puppy!

Tuesday, August 24 Chunky’s Cinema Pub and Pelham Relief Association presents a Movie Night, to be held at the Village Green. Bring your chairs or blankets and come enjoy the feature presentation, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, beginning at dusk. The event will start at 4 p.m. with an antique car show, a moonwalk bounce house, a rock climbing wall, a bike helmet and T-shirt giveaway, a bike raffle, hot dogs, beverages, and live entertainment. The movie is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 7 John H Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post #10722 is pleased to announce the opportunity for establishing of a Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. If you are a community member who has sought the opportunity to honor a loved one while serving in a civic capacity and having fun, your time has come! The President of the Department of New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pelham VFW Post. The minimum age is 16 years old. If you have questions, please contact Rita at, or call 635-1540.

Now through the end of August August is food for fines month at the Pelham Public Library. Donate a non-perishable item and we will forgive your overdue fines. All food will go to the Pelham Food Pantry. Items that are most needed are canned meat, tuna, canned fruit, cold cereal, condiments, paper towels and toilet tissue, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, laundry, and dishwashing detergent.

Tuesday, August 17 The History of Traditional Russian Matryoshka Doll Making will be presented at 6 p.m., at the Pelham Public Library’s Matthew Law Reading Room. Marina N. Forbes will lead a beautifully illustrated, interactive presentation that will examine the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Corinne Chronopoulos at 635-7581 or

Wednesday, August 18 The Nesmith Library celebrates a summer of reading featuring Lon Cerel and his “Magic Palooza Family Fun Show” at 6 p.m. His program has been highlighted as the “The perfect family entertainment for ages 4 to 104.” Lon Cerel is described as a keen combination of performer, comedian, and magician—the total entertainer. No registration is required for the end-of-the- summer reading program party. Even if you did not participate in the Summer Reading Program, you are still welcome to attend this event. This program is scheduled to be held outside on the library grounds, but will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather. Grand prize summer reading program drawings will be held for the reading raffles, including tickets to Canobie Lake Park, Clark’s Trading Post, Story Land, and Water Country! Ice cream sundaes will also be served following the performance. Special thanks to F.L.O.W., the Friends of the Library of Windham, for sponsoring this event.

Fridays through the Summer The Pelham Public Library will hold Computer 101 classes every Friday during the summer from 1-2 p.m. Call the library or drop by to register. This class is a basic introduction to using a computer. Topics discussed will include how to navigate the Internet, set up e-mail, and the basics of Microsoft Word.


Monday, August 23 A Strategic Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the SAU office. This is the initial meeting to begin discussion on a strategic plan for the Windham School District that takes into consideration all of the constituencies within the town of Windham.

Pelham Senior Lunch

Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, August 17 – August 20 Tuesday– Soup, Chef’s Salad with ham, cheese, chicken, eggs, Dinner Roll, Strawberry Shortcake Wednesday– Baked Ham w/ Raisin Sauce, Sweet Potato, Peas, Dark Bread, Pineapple Upside Down Cake Thursday– Hamburgers w/ Gravy, Mashed Potato, Veggies, Bread, Dessert Friday– Vegetable Lasagna, Sliced Tomato & Cucumber, Bread, Tapioca Pudding

School Activities

Sunday, August 15 A casual barbeque reunion for the Pinkerton Classes of ‘66, ’67, and ’68 will begin at 1 p.m. at the Home of Jimmy Brown (‘68), 1 Alpine Road, Windham. Please bring your own food, drinks, and chairs. Spread the word to any classmates you know of. For more information, contact Elise at (951) 704- 4981.

Wednesday, August 25 The Pelham High School Guidance Department will hold Orientation for parents and students of the Class of 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions, contact us at the PHS Guidance and Career Center at 635-2116.

Sports & Recreation

Starting Now Windham Recreation will sponsor the Extreme Fitness Boot Camp, a full-body conditioning class offered three days a week, designed to challenge and improve every component of fitness. Burn a ton of calories, shed pounds, and improve your performance for summer sports by participating in the best fitness boot camp in Southern New Hampshire. These fast-paced, 60-minute, high-energy classes are guaranteed to improve your agility, power, speed, strength, and endurance. Summer sessions are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-7 a.m., and 7:15-8:15 a.m. at Griffin Park. Afternoon sessions will be offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Windham High School. For all the details and to reserve your spot, contact Joe Grillo, MS, CSCS at 289-3088, or visit

New Hampshire Flag Football League’s fall season registration is open. NHFFL is an NFL youth football league that offers flag football for boys and girls ages 5-15. For information on the league and to register your player, go to

Registration is now open for the fall session of swim lessons at the Salem Boys & Girls Club. The fall session will begin on September 7 and run until October 30. The Boys & Girls Club swim lesson program offers classes for children ages 3 and up, from beginner levels to advanced swimmer and pre-competitive levels. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes for an eight- week period. There is a cost per child, and non-members ages 6 and up are required to purchase a membership at a per-year cost. For more information, call 898-7709.

Monday, August 16 Windham High School Fall Sports Tryouts: Boys’ Soccer, 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the soccer field. Girls’ Soccer, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at the soccer field. Field Hockey, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the field hockey field. Cross Country, 4 p.m. in front of the school. Golf, 7 a.m. at Windham Country Club Driving Range. Girls’ Volleyball, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the gym. Cheerleading, 6- 8 p.m. at the gym. All athletes are to have handed in already, or bring with them for the first day, their Emergency Medical Form (found online) and a current physical.

Now through Wednesday, August 25 Pelham Parks and Recreation is currently taking registrations for theWorld Cup Fall Soccer 2010 league. This youth soccer program begins in September and ends with championship games for older divisions in early November. Please see www. for more details and changes on this program.

Now through Friday, August 27 Pelham Parks And Recreation is currently holding registration for the 2010 Fall Tot Soccer program, which is open to boys and girls ages 3 and 4 (age 3 by September 1). Practices will be held on Wednesdays, September 8 – October 13 at 5:30 p.m., and games will be on Sundays, September 12 – October 17 at 9 a.m. No experience needed! Bring shin guards. The deadline to register is August 27, and a late fee will be charged after that if space allows. Registration forms are at our office, or register online at Forms may be mailed to 6 Village Green. There is a fee to register. Parent coaches are needed! Sign-ups are for residents and non- residents. E-mail recreation@pelhamweb. com or call 635-2721 with any questions.

Monday – Friday, August 16 – 20 Pelham Parks and Recreation has application forms available for the Elite UK Soccer camp at Muldoon Park in Pelham, the week of August 16, for children ages 3 to 18. There are options for a partial or full day and the price differs accordingly. There are discounts for more than one child in a family. Each player receives a free Elite UK Soccer t- shirt at camp. This is an instructional clinic for players of all abilities in a very fun environment. Camp runs rain or shine. Open to residents and non-residents. E-mail, or call 635- 2721 with any questions.

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