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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)


Pelham Community Spirit Group, VFW Hall, 7 p.m., third Thurs.


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) and MOMSnext (Mothers of school aged children), Crossroads Baptist Church, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., first and third Thursdays of most months. (For info., 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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Library


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. If you have questions, contact Rita at mrsjak12305@aol.com, or call 635-1540.


Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session for additions and corrections to the checklist from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Pelham Police Department. New voters may register at this time. This is the last day residents may register to vote prior to the State Primary Election to be held on September 14. Registrations may also be made with the Town Clerk during regular business hours. Proof of residency required.


Wednesday, September 8 Are you looking to find something interesting, fun, and a way to meet new people? Well, that is what the Windham Woman’s Club is about. Our first meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 8, at the Windham Town Hall. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Our club members are all ages, and we have programs of interest for all. Guests are welcome! Bring a friend. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, visit www.windhamwomansclub.com.


Thursday, September 9 All girls in grades K-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend a Girl Scout Registration night that will be held from 6-8 p.m. Registration will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Pelham. If you have questions, contact Jen Bearer at jsbearer@gmail.com.


Saturday, September 11 Woof It Down, 33 Indian Rock Road, Windham, will hold a “Food and Fashion for Dogs” day at their facility from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature cake and ice cream for dogs and people, goody bags, special sales and discounts, and raffles to benefit the Animal Rescue Network of New England.


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 full schedule of events, visit www.pelhamoldhomeday.org/events.htm.


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 a safe and meaningful program.


Library


Starting Wednesday, September 8 The Pelham Public Library Read will hold a women’s book club, entitled “Read Run Roar” at the library at 6 p.m. The group’s purpose is to celebrate our strength, encourage each other toward fitness goals, and to read female authors that inspire us. All fitness levels are welcome. We meet for eight weeks and work towards competing in a 5K race. For more information, call Corinne Chronopoulos, Adult Services Librarian, at 635-7581, or e-mail her at cchronopoulos@pelhamweb.com.


For our younger library patrons, the Pelham Public Library will start its new season of story times on Wednesday, September 8, at 10 a.m. These story times will include lots of wonderful book sharing, songs, crafts, and special activities. Check for a copy of the September calendar on the library Website, www.pelhamweb.com/library. No pre- registration is required.


Thursday, September 9 The Pelham Public Library will hold a Resume Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Whether you love your job or are job searching, you should always have an up-to-date, polished resume ready. The Adult Services librarian will be on hand to review resumes and offer helpful tips.


Meetings


Tuesday, September 7 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post #10722, 6 Main Street, Pelham, will hold a Ladies Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature guest speaker, Department of New Hampshire Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars President Donna Fischer.


Pelham Senior Lunch


Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, September 7 – 10 Tuesday– Soup, BLT Sandwich, Pickles- Olives-Chips, Peaches & Cream Wednesday– Shepherd’s Pie (Hamburger, Corn, Potato), Sliced Beets, Bread, Dessert Thursday– Boiled Dinner, Ham Shoulder, Potato, Cabbage, Carrots, Bread, Jell-O Friday– Tilapia, Baked Potato, Zucchini & Tomato, Bread, Pudding w/Topping


School Activities


Thursday, September 9 The Windham Golden Brook School PTA will hold a Volunteer Orientation meeting at 9:30 a.m. Some of the volunteer positions available at Golden Brook School include assisting all grades (K-2) in the library, during computer time, and in the classrooms. We also have opportunities to work at the help desk and with Golden Brook’s reading specialist. If you cannot attend the meeting or if you have any other questions about volunteering at Golden Brook School, email Kari Husson at jkhusson@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 18 The town of Windham is cordially invited to come celebrate Homecoming Weekend for a full day of sports, music, food, and fun. Football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, and cheerleaders—this is a great event for everyone. For more information or to volunteer, contact Lisa Haswell at jonosk@gmail.com.


Wednesdays, Starting September 22 Windham High School will offer a College Essay Writing Course on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, beginning on September 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. Anne Kelsey of Dare to Write is offering a course created exclusively for high school students to write their college essay. Anne will also share some surprising insights into the admissions process, as well as tips and tricks for the admissions interview. There is a fee for the class. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, e-mail recreation@windhamnewhampshire.com or call Cheryl Haas in the Windham Recreation Office at 965-1208.


Seminars & Courses


Tuesday, September 7 The first meeting of the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild 2010-2011 year will be held at 9 a.m. in the Hudson Community Center, Lions Avenue, Hudson, instead of the usual first Monday of the month. After the usual business meeting, our speaker will be an award-winning quilter who will be treating us to a Trunk Show of her work. The Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of quilting and is comprised of members with a wide range of abilities. Anyone with an interest in quilting is invited to join us. For more information, call Elyse at 635-7436 or visit www.hannahdustinqg.org.


Starting Monday, September 20 Crossroads Baptist Church will start up a new Griefshare Support Group Seminar Series, running for 13 consecutive weeks. Each week includes a video session and group discussion on topics related to grieving and loss. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. GriefShare Support Group will meet on Mondays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting September 20 at Crossroads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham. For more information, contact Lisa LeBel at 635-1556.


Sports & Recreation


Now through Thursday, September 16 The 2010-11 Pelham Warriors boys travel basketball registration is open to all returning and new players attending 7th or 8th grade. The Pelham Warriors are holding sign-ups through September 16. Please send an e-mail including your son’s name, grade, and contact information to pelhamwarriors @myfairpoint.net. Tryouts will be held at a later date.


Friday, September 10 The Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Charity Golf Classic will be held at Windham Country Club in Windham. Each year, Jimmy Fund Golf, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots golf program for charity, brings together hundreds of volunteers and thousands of golfers who are united in their love for the game of golf and their desire to fund cancer research. Now in its 28th year, Jimmy Fund Golf has raised nearly $75 million for life-saving cancer research and treatment for adults and children at Dana- Farber Cancer Institute. Registration time will be 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. For information, call 866-521-4653 or visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org.


Fridays, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10 Join Windham Recreation this fall for Zippety Zoo for Tots, a great monthly program that will be held at the Windham Senior Center starting at 10 a.m. Wildlife Encounters/Granite State Zoo will be coming to Windham once a month for programs for ages 2.75-5 years old. They will bring two hands-on animals with them, including one special animal; then, they will discuss the animals; and finally, they will send an activity home with you. They will be in Windham on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10. Each month, they bring different animals, so it’s always a new experience! There is a cost per child. To register or to find out more information, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@Wind hamNewHampshire.com. Please note that you must pre-register.


Beginning Monday, September 13 The Windham Recreation Department will co-sponsor Pilates Classes on Monday evenings at the Town Hall. Pilates is a sensational, total body-conditioning program. These classes are taught by a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor who can modify exercises to meet your individual needs. Two levels of classes are offered. Pilates level I will be held at 5:30 p.m. and is for anyone new to Pilates. Pilates level II will be held at 6:30 p.m., and is faster-paced for people already familiar with this popular form of exercise. Classes begin September 13. There is a cost for the eight-week session, which should be made payable to the Town of Windham. Call Marie Theodhosi at 437-9575 or e-mail mtheodhosi@aol.com to register for class.


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.pelhamweb. com. Please sign up by September 8. Call 635-2721 with any questions or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com.


Tuesday, September 14 Pelham Travel Basketball is now accepting registrations for the 2010-11 Winter Travel Season for kids in grades 4-8 . New and returning players from last season are required to register for the coming season. There are two ways to register. First, there is a new online registration system—visit www.pelhambasketball.com and access the “Register Online” link. Second, there will be a Walk-in Registration Night, which will be held on Tuesday September 14, from 6- 8 p.m. at St. Pat’s Clubhouse. Registration does not ensure participation in the program. Tryouts are typically offered, dependent on the number of registered players. All players rostered on a team will be required to pay a registration fee. For more information, visit www.pelhambasketball.com.


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