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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 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.
The Windham Police Department will be collecting unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at the Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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). For more information, please visit www.dea.gov
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Diane Carpenter, The Windham Endowment, at 548-0907 or email@example.com
. There is a cost for the brunch.
Monday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 29 The Windham Actors Guild is ready to take the stage, and we need you! Auditions for our first show, “A Broadway Musical Revue,” will take place on September 27 and 29, from 6-9 p.m., at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. All ages are welcome! Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows your voice, and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. To set up an audition time, e-mail Richard Bouchard at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The show is to be held on January 13-15, 2011.
Beginning Wednesday, September 29 The Planning Board will regularly host public workshops to discuss proposed revisions to the Zoning and Land Use Regulations in preparation for the 2011 Town Meeting. The public is welcomed to attend and encouraged to participate. Topics of the workshops are to include revising regulations on the following topics: fences, signs, child care, excavation, development on pre- existing non-conforming lots, and building lot coverage. Workshops will generally be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Community Development Department. The workshop topics and exact workshop meeting dates, time, and locations will be posted to the Town Website, at Town Hall, and at the Community Development Department. Feel free to contact the Community Development Department at 432-3806, or visit the Town Website at www.windhamnewhampshire.com
if you would like more information.
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. 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.
Saturday, October 2 The Crossroads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham, will hold a Blood Drive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call 1- 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or go to redcrossblood.org
Friday, October 8 This year’s Salem High Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Atkinson Country Club at 6 p.m. Tickets for this event may be purchased through the Athletic department at Salem High School by calling Jamie Arnfield at 893-7089. Tickets may be purchased individually, or per table. Space is limited, so order in advance.
Saturday, October 9 Please donate at the American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Windham Police Department at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt courtesy of the Windham Police. Miracles happen when you give blood. To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Saturday, October 16 Join Windham Recreation for the 5th Annual Harvest Fest at Griffin Park from 1-4 p.m. The event will feature Pumpkin Decorating and a Carving Contest (for all ages) hosted by the Windham High School Art Club. Bring your decorated or carved pumpkins to enter into the contest from 1-2 p.m. An entry fee of $1 will be charged to benefit a local charity. There will also be a Pie Baking Contest (bring an apple pie and your recipe to enter) hosted by the Girl Scouts. Bring your pies to enter from 1-2 p.m., with an entry fee of $2 to benefit the Girl Scouts. There will also be a pumpkin art table, clam chowder samples, complimentary hay rides, a petting zoo, lots of free giveaways, and more! For more information, contact Cheryl Haas in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNew Hampshire.com
Wednesday, September 29 The Windham Newcomers and Friends welcomes you! Windham Newcomers and Friends will hold their annual Kickoff Social at the Nesmith Library at 6 p.m. Newcomers is a great way to meet new friends and learn about the area while participating in many fun and interesting activities.
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, September 28 – October 1 Tuesday– Chuck Wagon Beef Stew, Biscuits, Baked Apples & Ice Cream Wednesday– Tossed Salad, Ham Shoulder, Baked Beans, Corn Bread, Strawberry Shortcake Thursday– Stuffed Chicken, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potato/Gravy, Broccoli, Angel Food Cake/Lemon Sauce Friday– Baked Haddock, Potato, Zucchini and Tomato, Bread, Pudding/Topping
Coming soon (this October) ......a reason to smile!
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 email@example.com
. There is a cost for this event, with a discount for students and children age 6 and under.
Monday, September 27 The Windham Middle School PTA and volunteers would like to invite you to meet and greet the teachers. Teachers and volunteer representatives will be available to meet parents of new and returning students during the following times: sixth grade, 7:45- 8:30 a.m.; seventh grade, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; and eighth grade, 9:15-10 a.m. Stop by for a cup of coffee, a chance to chat with your child’s teacher, and to hear about volunteer opportunities at Windham Middle School. For more information on the Windham PTA, visit us at www.windhampta.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to register for class.
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
Starting Monday, October 4 Pelham Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for Women’s Volleyball for ages 18 and up. There is a cost per player. Pick-up games are every Monday evening at the Pelham Elementary School Gym starting at 7 p.m. (time subject to change during basketball season). Our supervisor is Dot Hill. Please visit www.pe
lhamweb. com/recreation for a form, or stop by the 6 Village Green office in Pelham. Registration forms are required for each player. Sign up online and pay with MC/VISA at https:// webtrac.pelhamweb.com
. First games begin October 4, and games end typically in early June. Program is subject to school needs and cancellations for closures, holidays, or inclement weather. Please call 635-2721 with questions, or e-mail email@example.com
. No experience needed; gym sneakers required.
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