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Windham Regular Meetings & Events
Adult Windham Spanish Group, Nesmith Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays
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, 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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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
Fight identity theft by bringing any confidential statements, receipts, invoices and other personal documents to a Community Shred Day, which will be held at the Windham Police Department, 4 Fellows Road, on September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited. Documents will be shredded on-site by CINTAS Corporation.
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.
Sunday, September 26 Please join us for Jazz Brunch – Harvest on the Hill to support the Fine Arts in Windham. There will be reserved seating for the event, which begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. in the Windham High School Atrium. Enjoy a delicious brunch while listening to the sounds of the KJS Jazz Quintet, accompanied by Windham High School Jazz Musicians. Raffles and door prizes will add to the fun. Seats are limited, so reserve your tickets by contacting Diane DiPersio, Windham Musical Arts Association, at 537-1560 or email@example.com
, or Diane Carpenter, The Windham Endowment, at 548-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. There is a cost for the brunch.
Saturday, October 2 The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is holding a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua, from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham are welcome to attend. There is a small user fee per vehicle, and additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw
, or call 424-2240.
Wednesday and Friday, October 6 and 8 The Pelham Police Department is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course. This two-day class will be at the Pelham Police Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. There is a cost for the class, with a discount for AARP members. For more information or to register, call Lt. Brian McCarthy at 635-2411.
Saturday, October 9 The American Legion Post Unit #100, 51 Windham Road, Pelham, will hold a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their facility. For more information, contact Sherry at 479-4440. The American Legion is a non- profit organization, and proceeds from table rentals will go towards their community outreach programs.
Saturday, October 16 St. Matthew’s Parish, 2 Searles Road, Windham, will hold their Autumn Craft Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., hosted by St. Matthew’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 7572. If you are a shopper out to buy some crafter-made gifts for the holidays, now is the time. There will be a wide selection of goods available for purchase from over 25 tables, as well as hot food and drinks at a nominal price during the fair.
Tuesday, September 28 The Pelham Public Library will hold a book signing and author talk with Pelham author Bill Drover at 6 p.m. Mr. Drover will discuss his book, Stumbling Upon the Extraordinary, which chronicles Bill and his wife Jeannie’s experiences with sons Nicholas and Joseph.
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, September 21 – 24 Tuesday– Soup, Seafood Salad and Ham Salad Roll, Garden Salad, Potato Chips, Fruit Cup/Sherbet Wednesday– Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes/Carrots, Turnip, Dark Bread, Jell-O Thursday– Liver & Onions or Hamburger, Mashed Potato/Gravy, Spinach, Bread, Dessert Friday– Baked Chicken, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potato/Gravy, Mixed Veggies, Dinner Roll, Birthday Cake and Ice Cream
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 email@example.com
Wednesday, September 22 Pelham High School will hold two 90-minute presentations on Cyber-bullying and Harassment for Pelham High School students. The public is also invited to attend. The first presentation will begin at 7:40 a.m. in the Pelham High School gymnasium, and the second presentation will start immediately following at 9:16 a.m. It is our hope that our students will gain an awareness about the signs and risk of suicide and how best to help those who are suffering in silence from the pain of bullying and harassment.
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. Write a knock-out college essay before those application deadlines arrive! 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, call Cheryl Haas in the Windham Recreation Office at 965-1208.
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 theme basket raffles. 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.
Sunday, September 26 The Harvest on the Hill Jazz Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Windham High School atrium. There will be a brunch and music by the KJS Jazz Quintet, accompanied by the Windham High jazz musicians. Raffles and door prizes will further the fun. Seats are limited, so reserve tickets today by contacting Diane DiPersio, Windham Musical Arts Association, at 537-1560 or dianedipersio@comcast. net, or Diane Carpenter at 548-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. There is a cost for this event, with a discount for students and children age 6 and under.
Seminars & Courses
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. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please join us! For more information, contact Lisa LeBel at 635-1556.
Sports & Recreation
Mondays, Starting Now 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. 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 email@example.com
to register for class.
Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19
Windham Recreation’s Annual Windham Tennis Open will be held at the Griffin Park Tennis Courts. There will be men and women singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. This is not a single-elimination tournament. Registrations are being taken by Lynn and Barry Goldman at 952-4722. There is a cost to participate. The money raised supports Windham tennis programs and facilities.
Wednesday, September 22; Monday, September 27; and Wednesday, September 29 Windham Actors Guild is getting ready to take the stage! Are you an actor, singer, musical director, or have a skill you can contribute to the group? Our next general meeting will be held on September 22 at the Windham High School library at 7 p.m. All our welcome to attend and help plan our next show! Auditions will be held on September 27 and 29 for our first show, “A Broadway Musical Revue.” Check out our Website, www.webstarts.com/
windhamtheater, for more information.
Sunday, September 26 Pelham Parks and Recreation presents the 2010 BMX Bike Contest hosted by Eastern Boarder at the Dennis Lyons Memorial Park – Skate Park. Sign-ups will be from 11 a.m. to noon, and the games will begin at noon. There will be a division for age 12 and under, and also 13 and over. No experience needed! Bring your bike. Helmets are required and there is an entry fee. Register at the Pelham Parks and Recreation office, 6 Village Green, Pelham, or at the event. For more information, call 635-2721, or visit www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
Sunday, October 3 Pelham Parks and Recreation presents the 2010 X Games Skateboard Competition hosted by Eastern Boarder at the Dennis Lyons Memorial Park – Skate Park. Sign-ups will be from 11 a.m. to noon, and the games begin at noon. There will be a division for age 12 and under, and also 13 and over. No experience needed! Bring your board (no bikes). Helmets are required. Each participant will have a 1.5-min. freestyle run for full course and a one-min run using the half pipe. Parents must remain with children under age 12.
Register at the
Pelham Parks and Recreation office, 6 Village Green, Pelham, or at the event. For more information, call 635-2721, or visit www. pelhamweb.com/recreation
Fridays, 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 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@ WindhamNewHampshire.com
. Please note that you must pre-register.
Now through Wednesday, October 27 Pelham Parks and Recreation presents a Halloween Creative Coloring Contest for children up to age 10. Use your imagination and create a Halloween scene, and submit your entry by October 27 to the Pelham Parks and Recreation office. One first-prize winner from each age group will be notified by Parks and Recreation by Halloween!
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