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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, 6:00 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
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Friday – Sunday, September 24 – 26 The Hudson Knights of Columbus will be conducting their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive on September 24, 25, and 26. The proceeds from this drive support programs for the mentally challenged, such as Special Olympics and Rainbow Seekers. The Knights will be collecting at Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Market Basket on Friday, Market Basket and Shaw’s on Main Street in Nashua on Saturday, and Shaw’s on Sunday. Everyone donating will receive a Tootsie Roll Candy Bar. Help the Knights support these worthy causes by stopping by and donating some spare change.
Saturday, September 25 The Town of Hudson will have a Town Clean-up Day, in which Hudson residents may bring acceptable items to the West Road Landfill for disposal between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Acceptable items are: demolition and building materials, clean sheetrock, clean asphalt shingles, clean wood, brush, leaves, furniture, rugs, cardboard, appliances, and scrap metal. Branches should be no greater than five inches in diameter. No Freon appliances, TVs, CRTs, or household trash. If you have any questions, call the Hudson Highway Department at 886-6018.
Consignment World of Hudson, 323 Derry Road (Route 102), will be having a “Wild for a Cure” Lemonade Stand and Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A young Hudson resident, who has Juvenile Diabetes Type 1, will be running the Lemonade Stand, and all of the yard sale donations have come from customers and community members. There will be face painting, a bounce house, food, raffles, drawings, and more. All donations will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, call us at 943-5670.
The Hudson Police Department will be at the Hudson Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. There is no cost for this service and no questions asked. This is an opportunity to safely empty out your medicine cabinet of drugs you don’t need anymore or have expired, including prescription drugs that contain controlled substances. Needles will not be accepted. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is a nationwide program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA and partner organizations, such as the Hudson Police Department, will set up sites in communities around the country where the public can bring unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. For more information, please visit www.dea.gov
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Benson Park (formerly the old Benson’s Wild Animal Farm) at 11 a.m., with invited guest speaker, Governor John Lynch, along with members of Hudson Board of Selectmen and other dignitaries. The Alvirne Marching Band will play along Benson Boulevard to the staging area and will hopefully be followed by anyone wanting to march along in the old tradition. The B-Naturals will sing the National Anthem at the start of the Ceremonies. Come and see all the wonderful progress that has been made in restoring this beautiful public park.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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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 603-321-0926 or email email@example.com
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, please visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw
, or call 424-2240.
The Hudson Fish and Game Club, 53 Pine Road, will hold their Pig Roast 2010, starting at 1 p.m. There is a small admission cost per person, which includes dinner. The dinner will begin at 3:30 p.m., and will include the pig roast, as well as a pork and bean dinner, corn bread, vegetables, and salad. The Cook Shack will be open for hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries. There will be entertainment, horseshoes, and a chug-a-lug. Come on down and enjoy the afternoon.
Saturday, September 25 Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) Parent Group is sponsoring the 15th Annual PMA Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fun family event will be on the campus of PMA at 182 Lowell Road, Hudson. It is open to the community. Parking and admission are free. If you haven’t been yet, you are missing something great! This year, the event will include a 22-foot inflatable slide, jousting, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, face painting, sand art, make-your-own tie-dye t-shirts, paint a pumpkin or put together your own scarecrow, Theme Baskets, a Penny Sale, and more. The funds raised by this event help support programs for the students.
Monday, September 27 The Parent Advisory Group will be meeting in the Litchfield Middle School Library at 6 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend to discuss the Afterschool Program. For more information, contact Robbin Kopaczynski at 682-9984 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, September 28 The Alvirne High School Guidance Department would like to invite all parents of seniors to a College Information Evening at Alvirne High School in the Music Room from 6-8:30 p.m. They are looking forward to working with parents and students to help navigate this last year of high school and plan for the future. The evening will include valuable information about the college process and timelines.
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Thursday, September 30 Calling all volunteers! There will be a Volunteer Orientation at Campbell High School at 9 a.m. for interested community members who would like to volunteer their services to students in Litchfield. There are opportunities at all schools and they vary in complexity, from assisting teachers with clerical work, tutoring, and recycling projects, to utilizing special interests and skills of members of the community. Administrators from all schools will be present to answer questions and invite you to participate. Volunteers can and do make a difference in the lives of young people. Please consider this opportunity. Light breakfast refreshments will be served.
Campbell High School will host their annual Open House for CHS parents from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Open House provides an opportunity for all parents to meet with all of their child’s teachers. Parents may pick up a copy of their child’s schedule between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Following the principal’s address in the auditorium, parents will proceed through an abbreviated schedule format. Refreshments will be offered in the Cafeteria for you to enjoy during your child’s Study Hall block. Meetings with teachers about individual student progress can be scheduled for a later time. Sign-up sheets for Parent/Teacher conferences will be available at open house for parents to sign up ahead of time for their teacher conferences. Parents may call the school with questions at 546-0300.
Sports & Recreation
Friday, September 24 The Hudson Recreation Department will hold a 5th and 6th Grade Dance from 6-9 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue. Anyone wishing to chaperone must contact the Recreation Department.
Saturday, September 25 The Litchfield Recreation Basketball League will be holding a pre-season meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Talent Hall. Meeting is open to the public.
Saturday, September 25, and Thursday, September 30 The Hudson Recreation Department will hold registration for the Intramural and Travel Basketball leagues, for children in grades 1-8 on Saturday, September 25, from 9-10 a.m. at Freedom Field and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Alvirne Soccer Fields (rain location: the Community Center); and Thursday, September 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. There is a fee for registration, and a late fee will be charged after September 30. There is no guarantee of placement on a team for anyone signing up after these dates. For more information, call 880-1600.
Saturday, October 16, The Hudson Recreation Department will hold the first comedy night of the season at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Town Clerk’s office and the Recreation Department.
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Tuesday, September 28 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will hold a Duct Tape Craft Workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Come learn how to make all kinds of things out of duct tape, like wallets, purses, picture frames, mouse pads, and more. There will be a variety of colors to choose from. To register, call 886-6030.
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