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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)
Pelham Community Spirit Group, VFW Hall, 7 p.m., third Thursday 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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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 call 635-8584 or e-mail PelhamCommunityTheatre@gmail.com
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. 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. 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 www.guidingeyes.org
. 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.
Wednesday, August 25 If you are a boy between the ages of 6 and 11 and interested in having tons of fun, come join us! Cub Scout Pack 266 will be holding a Rain Gutter Regatta at Cobbetts Pond from 5-7 p.m. We will have all the supplies on hand for each boy to create his own boat and decorate his own sail. After his boat is completed, he will get to try out the course. Current Cub Scouts and leaders will be on hand to assist in the fun and help answer any questions about the Cub Scouting Program. Other Cub Scout information can be found at www.beascout.org
. For more information, contact Kevin Rochford, Cub Master for Pack 266, at 578-2661 or KevinR@KGRTech. com, or Kimber Leuteritz at 893-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 26 The Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Road, Windham, will hold a blood drive between 2-7 p.m. Please stop by and donate the gift of life by donating blood.
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. For more information, contact Rita at email@example.com
, or call 635-1540.
Saturday, September 18 Mark your calendars! The 104th annual Pelham Old Home Day will be held on September 18 at the First Congregational Church, with all kinds of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The day will begin with a 5K Road Race starting in front of the Pelham Public Library. There will also be a craft/vendor fair, an auction, a doll carriage and bike parade, a pretty pie contest, kids’ games, entertainment and demonstrations, a food tent, and much more. For a schedule of events, visit www.pe
Saturday, September 25 Boy Scout Troop 263 will be holding its annual Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mathew’s Parish center. Tickets are available from the boys. There is a cost for the supper, and tickets will be available at the door. This fundraiser is the primary source of funds for the troop to supply the equipment the troop needs for their program.
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.
Wednesday, August 25 The Pelham Public Library will hold a certified Red Cross Babysitting Course. This day-long Babysitter’s Training Course from the American Red Cross will teach you everything you need to be a great babysitter. As a Red Cross-trained babysitter, you’ll gain the confidence and valuable employment skills to impress parents. The purpose of this course is to provide information and skills necessary to administer safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. There is a cost per participant. 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 very popular course and the class is quickly filling up, so stop by the library or call 635-7581 to sign up today. Registration fee is due by August 23.
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.
Thursday, August 26 How much do you want your business to grow? Experts forecast 3.6% average GDP growth over the next 5 years. Is this enough for you and how do you get your share? All members of the Windham Business Community are invited to join Bob Young, Principal and Founder of R.A. Young and Associates, to help you answer how much is enough and define thoughtful, strategic action steps that can be taken in the course of your day to day activities to create your own reality. This free Business Education Seminar is open to all members of the Windham Business community and is scheduled from 7:30-9 a.m. The local business host is The Windham Restaurant, located at 59 Range Road. A light breakfast will be served. Space is limited, so RSVP early to Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at 432-3806, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, August 24 – August 27 Tuesday– Soup, Tuna Salad Roll, Macaroni Salad, Potato Chips, Pickles, Dessert Wednesday– “Cookout” - Surf & Turf, (Shrimp & Steak), French Fries, Corn On The Cob, Roll, Watermelon Thursday– Chicken Parmesan W/Spaghetti, Broccoli, Italian Bread, Fruit Cup Friday– “Birthday Dinner” - Baked Haddock, Potato Au Grautin, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream
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
Now through Wednesday, August 25 Pelham Parks and Recreation is currently taking registrations for theWorld Cup Fall Soccer 2010 league. All games are played on Saturdays (weather permitting) at Muldoon Park. Registration is open to boys/ girls, ages 5-14. Practices are mid-week. Coaches are needed! Registration forms will be available online, at the 6 Village Green town hall office, and at https://webtrac. pelhamweb.com
. Deadline for sign-up is August 25. There will be a late fee charged after the deadline. Division 3 tryouts and draft will be held on August 30, and Division 4 will be held on August 31. You must check the Website to get a time for your child. Everyone makes a team. No tryouts for Divisions 1 and 2. Practices should start the week of September 6. See www.pe
lhamweb. com/recreation for more new 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 9/1). 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! 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 www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Forms may be mailed to 6 Village Green. There is a fee to register. Parent coaches are needed! E-mail email@example.com
or call 635-2721 with any questions.
Monday – Friday, August 23 – 27 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold the new Pelham X Skateboard Camp 2010, at the Dennis Lyons Memorial Park Skate/Bike Park, Pelham, from 9 a.m. to noon for beginners, and from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for intermediate/ advanced. This camp is for boys and girls ages 7 and up. There is a participation fee for this instructional camp. Learn the correct stance, turning, kick turning, stopping, 180s, 360s, and how to fall properly. Registration forms will be available at our Website or at the Parks and Rec. office. You may also sign up at https://www.pelhamweb.com
. Our Web Trac software allows you to register and pay for any activity online. We will take registrations until the maximum count is reached. Space is limited; first-come, first- serve. Bring skateboard, knee and elbow pads, helmet (required), and a water bottle. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions, or call 635-2721. We must have a triplicate emergency medical form on each child—please ask for that form.
Mondays, September 13 – October 18 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold an Introduction to Art class at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall) on Main Street. The class for boys and girls ages 6-12 (beginner) will be held from 3:30-5 p.m., the class for boys and girls ages 10-13 (advanced) will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., and the class for teens and adults ages 14 and up will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. No experience or equipment needed. Size of groups is limited; first- come, first-serve. Registration form can be picked up at 6 Village Green, or online at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Register online at https://webtrac.pe
lhamweb. com. Please sign up by September 8. Call 635-2721 with any questions or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
Tuesdays, September 14 – October 19 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold a Theatre Class at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall) on Main Street. The class for boys and girls ages 6-11 (beginners) will be held from 3:30-5 p.m., and the class for age 12 to adults (advanced) will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. No experience or equipment needed. Size of groups is limited; first-come, first-serve. Registration form can be picked up at 6 Village Green, or online at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Please sign up by September 9. Call 635-2721 with any questions or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
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