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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 p.m., first 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


Fax 879-9707 Community Events

Saturday, August 28 The Hudson Fish and Game Club, 53 Pine Road, will be hosting its Annual Family Outing starting at 1 p.m. This event is open to the public, and will feature food, a bounce house, hay ride, treasure hunt, catch- and-release fishing at our private stocked pond, 50/50, Raffle, and more. Visit www. to see additional event information and to sign up for this fun time. (Lobster dinner ticket must be purchased in advance by August 25 in order to ensure proper ordering).

The Hudson Lions Club invites members of the community to join them for a “Coffee Break” from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hills House in Hudson. The Hills House is located on Route 102, diagonal to Alvirne High School. Visitors may tour the house and will hear about the activities through participation in our local organizations, including the Hudson Lions Club, which was established in 1947 to assist those in need. The Hudson Lions Club gives annual scholarships to high school seniors who seek education on the college level. They contribute to the Food Pantry, the Anne Marie House, prepare food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas, collect and recycle eyeglasses, provide eye screenings and hearing aids for those who need assistance, and are involved in many community events. For more information, visit the Lions Website at

Tuesday, September 7 The Hudson Checklist Supervisors will hold a session from 7-7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 12 School Street, Hudson. Residents wishing to register to vote should bring a photo ID, and if not born in the U.S., they need to bring naturalization papers proving citizenship. This will be the last opportunity to register to vote in the September 14 Primary Election. Residents are reminded that they may register at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours.

Sunday, September 12 A Back to S’Cool fun day with Cub Scouts and Hudson Recreation will be held at the H.O. Smith Field from 1-3 p.m. Children ages 6-11 are invited with a parent/guardian to come and sign up for Cub Scouts and have some fun! There will be a bounce house, water rockets, BBs and archery, parachute games, and other fun activities. Rain local will be the Community Center on Lions Ave.

Saturday, September 18 A fundraising Yard Sale will be held at the Wattannick Grange Hall off Rte 111 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Boy Scout Troop 21’s St. Croix Trip. If you have items you wish to donate, you may drop them off on Thursday, September 16, from 7-8 p.m., or Saturday morning at the yard sale. Call 880-2077 for a pick-up. No workout equipment, TVs, computers, couches, or clothes, please. Donating is free.

Saturday, September 25 Come enjoy a night of comedy at the Laugh for Zach Comedy Fundraiser, which will be held at the Hudson Community Center, Lions Avenue, from 6-11 p.m. Tickets include dinner and the comedy show, featuring comedians: Joey Carroll, Mike Prior, Jody Sloane, Steve Albert, and Alana Susko. The event will also feature Heads n’ Tails, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Zach Tompkins Memorial Fund to build Zach’s Stadium. For tickets, call Mimi at 321-0926 or e-mail her at:

Community Events

Saturday, September 25 The Alvirne High School Class of 1970 Reunion Committee is looking for classmates for their 40th class reunion. If you or someone you know graduated in 1970, please e-mail

Library Starting Now

Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will be collecting school supplies, which the Nashua Soup Kitchen and shelter will distribute to area students. All kinds of supplies are needed, including paper, folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, rulers, glue, calculators, index cards, book covers, and more. New backpacks for students in grades K-12 are especially needed. Go to for a full list of supplies needed. You can put a donation in the collection box at the library or the soup kitchen, or they will also be collecting items at Ledge Street School in Nashua on August 9-11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 2 Learn various techniques to make your own envelopes at this Paper Techniques Workshop. The workshop is open to teens and adults. Paper Techniques meets the first Thursday of each month at 2:30-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Please pre-register by calling 886-6030.

Monday, September 6, through Saturday, September 11 The Rodgers Memorial Library is offering patrons a “Back to School” Amnesty for fines on overdue materials from September 6-11. Fines on overdue materials returned to the library will be forgiven during “Amnesty Week.” This offer does not apply, however, to fines/fees already on a patron’s account. The amnesty is a good opportunity for patrons to return those long overdue materials that have fallen behind the sofa or underneath the car seat. Please take this opportunity to return overdue materials to the library so that they may be shared by the community.


Monday, August 30 The Kiwanis of Hudson will host a Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce Networking Event at their Function Hall, 14 Melendy Road, Hudson, at 5:30 p.m. Come and enjoy some networking, great food catered by Bull Run, refreshments, bingo, and, at the same time, learn more about the great contributions the Kiwanis of Hudson organization does locally. There is no cost to attend. RSVP is requested by calling 889-4731.

Religious Events

Saturday, September 11 The First Baptist Church of Hudson will be hosting a free family carnival in the church parking lot at 236 Central St., Hudson, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for free food, crafts, music, games, a puppet show, face painting, a bounce obstacle course, and more! If it rains, we will simply move the fun indoors. Come see what our church is all about as we kick off this year’s Sunday School program. If you have any questions, please contact our church office at 882-6116 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. Hope to see you there!

School Activities

Saturday, August 28 The Litchfield Presbyterian Church at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway in Litchfield is distributing Backpacks and School Supplies to Litchfield elementary, middle, and high school students who have a need. If your child or a child you know of needs a new backpack and/or school supplies to begin the new school year, stop by the Litchfield Presbyterian church next to the Litchfield Fire Station on August 28 from 9 a.m. to noon to pick them up. Litchfield residents only, please. For more information, contact Pastor Steve Quinlan at 540-2332.

Sunday, August 29 Come and support the Alvirne High School Senior Class of 2011 at a Car Wash, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 7-Eleven on Central Street. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2011.

Saturday, September 11 Come and support Alvirne High School Girls’ Soccer and our U.S. Military at a free Car Wash (donations gratefully accepted) to benefit Alvirne High School JV and Varsity Girls’ Soccer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AHS parking lot. New soccer balls will also be collected for Moore Mart (U.S. soldiers).

Saturday, September 25 The Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) Parent Group will hold the 15th Annual Fall Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family fun event will be on the campus of PMA at 182 Lowell Road, Hudson. Parking and admission are free. All community members are welcome to enjoy activities such as: face painting, make-your-own scarecrow and tie-dye T-shirt, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more! There will be over 175 Penny Sale items, and our popular theme basket raffles will have over 20 baskets. There will be a Super Raffle with top prize of $500 cash! The children will love to play on the inflatables and visit the petting zoo! The funds raised by this event help support programs for the students.

Sports & Recreation

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.

Now through Saturday, August 28 The Litchfield Youth Soccer League (LYSL) will accept Fall Recreational Soccer registration through Saturday, August 28. If your birthday is before October 1, 2006, please join us! This year, a new program is being implemented called the Cougar Cubs. This program is for kids that are a year too young for our instructional recreation league (birth dates from 10/01/06 to 9/30/07). The Cubs will meet each Saturday at 9 a.m. at Griffin Memorial School for one hour, from September 11 through October 23 (skipping Columbus Day weekend) for a total of six sessions. For older children, the season begins September 11. There is a cost to register. For further information, visit our Website at

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 595-3545.

Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes)

LMS After-School Advisory Group, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m., last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday. Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.

Sunday, August 29 The Litchfield Baseball Association (LBA) and the Arsenal Baseball Club will hold tryouts at 1 p.m. at Griffin Memorial School (GMS) in Litchfield. The Arsenal Baseball club is looking for players for the U13 division. There is a tryout fee, and all local area ball players are welcome.

Now through August Litchfield Baseball Association (LBA) 2010 Fall Baseball Registration is open for players that will be participating in the Rookie, Minor, or Major Divisions in Spring 2011. Register during the month of August. Practices and games start in September. Register at Baseball-Association-Online-Registration. start. Visit for registration information.

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