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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, fourth Thursday, 7:15 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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Saturdays, October 23 and 30 As part of a school-wide fundraiser, Alvirne High School will hold the Alvirne Corn Maze and Hayride adventure in the field beside the Hills House across from the high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. Children are invited to join Alvirne friends who will help them navigate the Alphabet Corn Maze and collect all the letters of the alphabet. For elementary school children, come and unscramble the letters to find a secret word. Prizes will be given to all. There is a small fee per child. Tasty concessions will be supplied by Checkers restaurant.
Saturday, October 23 The Hudson Checklist Supervisors will be in session from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Hudson Town Hall. Residents may register to vote or make changes before the November 2 General Election. Voters are reminded that they may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours and also may register at the polls. New voters should bring a valid picture ID and proof of citizenship if a naturalized citizen.
The Litchfield Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the new Town Hall, Two Liberty Way, Suite 3, for the purpose of additions and corrections to the checklist and for voter registration from 11-11:30 a.m. Voter registration can also be done at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours, as well as on Election Day.
Saturday, October 23; Wednesday, October 27; Thursday, October 28; Friday, October 29; and Saturday, October 30 For those who like to be scared, Alvirne High School will hold a Haunted Hayride at the field beside the Hills House across from the high school. Take a hayride through the woods while listening to the chilling tales of the history of Hudson. Weave your way through the haunted corn maze in the dark. Dare to enter the haunted barn. All are sure to be a spooky-good time! There is a small admission fee, and all proceeds benefit Alvirne High School programs. The dates and times are as follows: Saturday, October 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Thursday, October 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday, October 29, 6-10 p.m.; and Saturday, October 30, 6-9 p.m. In case of inclement weather, times may change or events may be cancelled. For more information, contact Patty Langlais at 883-0725.
Sunday, October 24 A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to raise funds for Benson’s Footbridge will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Kathryn’s Parish Hall, 6 Dracut Road, Hudson. This is part of an Eagle Scout project for one of our local residents. Come and enjoy a pancake breakfast while helping a worthy cause.
Friday, October 29 Are you concerned about your child’s development? The Griffin Memorial School will be holding a Childfind clinic for children ages 3-6 years old. The clinic will screen students for possible speech and language disabilities, motor skills, and overall developmental functioning. The clinic will be held from noon-2 p.m. and is open to any Litchfield resident. An appointment is required. Please contact Griffin Memorial School at 424-5931 for additional information or to make an appointment.
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, 7:00 p.m., third Thursday. For info, call 595-3545, or email NickDAlleva@myfairpoint.net
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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Saturday, October 30 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.
Saturday, November 6 The Town of Hudson will have a Yard Waste Collection Day, in which Hudson residents may leave their biodegradable yard waste for curbside collection, which will begin at 7 a.m. Waste must be in barrels and/or biodegradable leaf bags only. No containers over 75 lbs. in weight. Brush should be bundled with twine and no larger than two feet in diameter and three feet long.
Saturday, November 6 The final Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection of 2010 will be held at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is for residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, and Windham to properly dispose of hazardous waste, such as pesticides, insecticides, drain cleaner, varnish, coal tar driveway sealer, Muriatic acid, antifreeze, mixed gasoline, paint thinner, lithium batteries, pool chemicals, etc. There is a user fee per vehicle, with additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, visit: http://www.na
shuarpc. org/hhw, or call 424-2240.
Grab your partner or come solo for Country Music Night at Talent Hall at Darrah Pond in Litchfield. The event will be held from 7 p.m.-midnight, and features live music from Karen Morgan and Pony Express. Connie Jackson will give fun and stress-free beginner country line dance lessons from 7-8 p.m. The event is bring-your-own- beverage-and-snacks, and is for those over age 21. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Advance tickets are also available at McQuesten Farm Stand and the Litchfield Town Hall. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Litchfield Lions Club Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, December 4 The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Craft Fair event at the Hudson Memorial School, 1 Memorial Drive, Hudson. Admission to the fair is free, and many area residents look forward to visiting favorite crafters and finding new ideas for locally made Christmas presents. Artists and craftspeople who would like to be a part of the fair should contact Debbie at 594-0332, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 27 The Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, 269 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, will host author Marianne O’Connor as she tells scary tales from her book Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire. Join them on the upper level of the library for incredible stories, strange tales, and ghostly fun for adults, teens, and tweens from 7-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 28 Calling kids in grades 3-5 for a “ghoulishly” good time! “Frightful Fun” will be held at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, from 4-6 p.m., complete with costume contest, craft, treats, and games.
Friday, October 29 Kids up to second grade—dress up in your favorite costume and come to the Rodgers Memorial Library from 2-4 p.m. for a Little Goblins’ Fair. Enjoy Halloween activities and treats.
Thursday, October 28 The Hudson Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hills House, Derry Road, Hudson. The guest speaker will be Gary Crooker of Crooks Books. Gary is a dealer in used and antiquarian books. He will share how he came to write a book on “New Hampshire Old Home Celebrations.” Attendees are invited to bring a book for appraisal. New members are welcome.
Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 St. Kathryn Parish will hold its 17th annual Holiday Bazaar and Penny Sale on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hand-made crafts, grand raffles (1st prize – $1,000 cash), a quilt raffle, homemade candy and baked goods, 50/50 raffles, theme baskets, many penny sale gifts, a children’s play area, and great food and refreshments. A visit from Santa with a photo opportunity is also planned. St. Kathryn’s is located at 4 Dracut Road in Hudson. Stop by for a fun weekend.
Monday – Friday, October 25 – 29 Campbell High School will be participating in the National Red Ribbon Week celebration next week. As part of our celebration, we will be providing all students with Red Ribbons to wear, offering informational announcements each day, providing activities on substance abuse during advisory, drafting drug-free pledges, hosting a guest speaker on Substance Abuse, Having a “Red-Ribbon” ceremony (where we will wrap our entire building in a “red ribbon” created of used and donated red items to symbolize our school-wide pledge to be drug-free), and having an aerial photo taken of our entire staff and student body in the shape of a red ribbon. Also during this week, we will be holding a canned food drive to benefit Keystone Hall of Greater Nashua, a local facility that provides services for substance abuse treatments.
The senior class is holding homecoming week at Campbell High School next week. There will be student spirit days all week long, where students will dress up. Also, there will be a senior class breakfast on Friday and a homecoming pep rally to announce the Honor Court (Staff nominates students who represent our core values of Character, Courage, Respect, and Responsibility), as well as our Homecoming Court for each grade (nominated and elected by students). Finally, the senior class will host tailgating at Saturday’s football game (10/30) and a bonfire later that evening for Campbell Students and their families.
Tuesday, November 9 The parents group of Alvirne High School’s Drama Club, On Stage, will hold their next meeting on November 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 314 at Alvirne High School.
Sports & Recreation
Saturday, October 23 Tryouts for the Hudson United Soccer Club Spring season have been scheduled for Saturday, October 23, from 4:30-6 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, October 24, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Freedom Field. Players that have already registered for both seasons (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011) do not have to try out again. If you have not registered for the Spring season, or have friends that would like to join Hudson United, they would love to see you there.
Mondays, Starting Now The Hudson recreational Co-ed Volleyball league meets on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at the Hudson Memorial School. Participants must be 21 years or over and a Hudson resident. They are looking for good players. For more information, call Casey at 305-3696.
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