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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 Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, Wednesdays, 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, Hills Memorial Library, 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, 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.
Saturday, October 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. Look for special guests on certain Corn Maze Days, and take a fun hayride with your family!
A Car Wash fundraiser for an Eagle Scout Service Project will be held at the 7-Eleven on Route 111 in Hudson, from 2:30-5 p.m. Come and have your car cleaned for a great cause! Donations gladly accepted.
The local businesses of Citizen’s Plaza (T-Bones Plaza), located at 77 Lowell Road, Hudson, will sponsor their own “Trick or Treat” day on Saturday, October 30, from noon-3 p.m. Come dressed in your costume and visit all the great stores in the plaza for food, fun, and surprises! There will be a gift basket drawing at 3 p.m. with raffle entry.
Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 For those who like to be scared, this is your last chance to go on the Alvirne High School 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: 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.
Saturday, October 30 The Town of Hudson will have a Town Clean-up Day (dump day), during 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 5 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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Confidential Shredding will be holding a free residential shredding day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their secure destruction facility, located at 98 Old Derry Road, Unit B2, Hudson. Residents are welcome to bring personal records, canceled checks, receipts, bills, statements, legal documents, medical records, and anything that contains personal information. Computer hard drives, PDAs, and cell phones will also be accepted. Other electronic devices will be accepted, with a recycling fee of $10 per item. The cost is free for personal items only. Businesses and other organizations are subject to standard destruction rates.
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 will benefit the Litchfield Lions Club Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, November 6 The Holiday Craft Fair at Litchfield Community Church Presbyterian has been a yearly tradition for at least 25 years! This year’s craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway. Any holiday craft fair would not be complete without raffles. In addition, many themed baskets will be raffled off. The kitchen will also be open and serving soup, chili, sausages, hot dogs, coffee, and drinks. For more information, call 424-6057, go to www.litchfieldchurch.org
, or visit them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/
Veterans Day, Thursday November 11 Alvirne High School will hold its second annual community service raking day. The students of Alvirne High School would like to provide their services to those senior citizens in the community, along with families in need, of some help with their yard clean- up. The fall leaves should be just about all down by November 11, and we will come to your house and clean up your leaves. If you need the leaves bagged, we would ask that you provide the bags. If you have a place on your property to put the leaves, we will be glad to add to your compost pile. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, contact Principal Bryan Lane through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by phone at 886-1260, ext. 2513. Please leave your name and address.
Saturday, November 13 The Litchfield Women’s Club will hold a Blood Drive at the Griffin Memorial School, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blood Donor card or valid picture ID is required to donate. This event is not a Litchfield School District- sponsored event. For more information, please call 1-800-Red-Cross.
Thursday, November 4 The Rodgers Memorial Library will hold a Paper Techniques Workshop from 2:30-4 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., where teens and adults can learn how to make folded paper design cards just in time for the holidays. Please pre-register at 886-6030.
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.
Thursday, November 4 Campbell High School Class of 2011-Seniors will be measured and orders will be taken for graduation caps and gowns from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. The cost for the cap, gown, and tassel is $17.75. Checks may be made out to: University Cap and Gown. Order forms will be sent home early in the week with the seniors. If your student will be using a sibling’s cap and gown, and would like to order only a 2011 tassel, that may be done at the same time. Parents with questions may call Campbell High School at 546-0300.
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.
Thursday, November 16, and Monday, November 18 The Dr. H.O. Smith and Library Street Schools will hold a Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, November 16, from 5-8 p.m.; and on Monday, November 18, from 4-7 p.m. Bring the whole family. Donations accepted.
Seminars & Courses
Thursday, November 4 ServiceLink Resource Center of Hillsborough County will offer free and confidential Medicare Counseling. Ask yourself—do you or someone you know need assistance with understanding their Medicare benefits? If so, a trained State Health Insurance Assistance Counselor (SHIP) is available for an information and question session at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, at 11 a.m.
Sports & Recreation
Tuesday, November 2 Friends of Litchfield Wrestling is holding an Info/Registration meeting for students, as well as their parents, interested in joining Litchfield Youth Wrestling (grades K-8 boys and girls welcome). All forms handed out at the meeting can also be found at www. LitchfieldWrestling.webs.com
. Our team is growing, so we are also looking for volunteers: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Board Members. Get your child involved in an exciting sport that builds discipline, strength, and character.
Sunday, November 14 Litchfield Lacrosse will be kicking off its inaugural season in April 2011. Online registration will begin on December 1 at www.litchfieldlacrosse.teamopolis.com
. For more information, or to volunteer for an open board position, e-mail lacrosse. email@example.com
. An information night is also scheduled for November 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Talent Hall in Litchfield.
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