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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, November 12 Hudson VFW Post 5791 will hold its annual Veterans Day program at the Post home at 15 Bockes Road, beginning a 7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Michael J. Dubeau, Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and Aerospace Science instructor at Alvirne High School. All veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service to our country. This event is open to the public and all are cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be serviced following the program.
The Professional Firefighters of Hudson Local 3154 Comedy Night will be held at the Nashua Radisson Hotel Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature Art Januario, Frank Santorelli, Brad Mastrangelo, and Tony V. This is a 21-plus event, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The event will benefit Hudson Girls Softball, Polar Plunge, youth baseball teams, MDA, the Telegraph Santa Fund, Christmas & Thanksgiving dinners for needy families, and Halloween glow necklaces. Tickets are $15 each and available at the door the night of the show.
Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13 A Holiday Vendor/Craft Fair Extravaganza will be held at St. Francis School, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield, on Friday, November 12, from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, November 13, from 1-4 p.m. Join us for this fun-filled event! Come stroll by the tables displaying various items while knocking items off your Christmas shopping list. Check out the many items being raffled off and try one of the yummy bake sale items! Proceeds go towards Olweus – a Bullying Prevention Program.
Saturday, November 13 The Litchfield Women’s Club encourages all community members, ages 16 and up, to join them at Griffin Memorial School, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, for a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each fall, LWC partners with the Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive, and would appreciate your support so we may reach our donor goal again this year. All potential donors must have a blood donor card or valid picture I.D. in order to donate. Throughout the fall and holiday season, the need for blood becomes critical and your donation of blood can quite literally save a life! All donors will receive a coupon to a restaurant.
The Hills Garrison School PTO will host a Market and Craft Day at the school, 190 Derry Road, Hudson, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be many vendors, crafts, jewelry, theme baskets, food, and more. Come and do some holiday shopping!
Monday, November 15 – Friday, December 10 Litchfield Girl Scout Troop #12971 will hold a Winter Coat Drive from Monday, November 15 – Friday, December 10. Collection boxes will be available at Griffin Memorial, Litchfield Middle School, Campbell High and Litchfield Town Hall. We are asking residents to bring clean, reusable coats to help those in need.
Saturday, November 20 The Hudson Lions Club will be collecting old eye glasses (for recycling) at Market Basket on Lowell Road in Hudson from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. while we are Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army.
Saturday, November 27 A Holiday Craft Fair will be held to benefit ACADA (American Crisis and Disaster Aid) at the Hudson VFW, Post 5791, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A donation is requested at the door, which will include a raffle ticket for a door prize.
Saturday, November 13 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will celebrate National Gaming Day, and will have a collection of games for all ages set up in our community room from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come play classics like Monopoly, Chess, Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders, or some of the newest game crazes like Bananagrams, Apples to Apples and Wits and Wagers. Refreshments will be served.
Thursdays, Now through November 18 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will be offering a series of Zumba Gold exercise classes with instructor Gorica Duprez on Thursdays at noon through November 18. Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults and those new to fitness training. The Zumba fitness program combines Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a fun, party-like atmosphere for your workout. This program is made possible by a grant from Hannaford Bros. Co. Space is limited. Call 886-6030 to register.
Thursday, November 18
Come to the Rodgers Memorial Library at 7 p.m. to make a Thanksgiving centerpiece using poms, greens and wheat. There is a $15 materials charge for this workshop. Call 886-6030 X4522 to register.
Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 St. Kathryn’s 17th annual Holiday Bazaar and Penny Sale will take place on Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be hand-made crafts, grand raffle (1st prize $1000 cash), quilt raffle, homemade candy and baked goods, 50/50 raffles, theme baskets, many penny sale gifts, children’s play area, and great food and refreshments. St. Kathryn’s is located at 4 Dracut Road in Hudson, NH. Please come join us for a fun weekend.
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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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Friday, November 26 Santa is on his way!!! Santa Claus will arrive for his annual visit on Friday, November 26! Since his trusty reindeer will be resting after the long trip from the North Pole, the Hudson Fire Department will give Santa a ride to the Hudson Town Common at 4 p.m. Santa will then supervise the lighting of the trees, which will shine throughout the Holiday season. Following the tree lighting, all good little boys and girls, along with their families are invited to follow Santa over to the Hudson Community Center for crafts and refreshments. This year the Nottingham West Lions Club of Hudson will place a collection box for mittens, hats and scarves at the front door. All contributions will go to a local charity. Helping the Nottingham West Lions with Santa’s visit are the Senior Citizens, Alvirne Culinary Arts Department, Nottingham West School PTO, and Hudson Memorial School (Rachel’s Challenge students). We are all looking forward to sharing this annual event with the children of Hudson. For more information contact Jeri at 883-8565 or Wanda at 883-6593.
Friday, November 19 The St. Kathryn’s Home-school Group of Hudson will present its Fall Family Praise and Worship concert, “Celebrate Joy,” featuring local recording artist Bernie Choiniere and family. Everyone is invited to this inspiring concert from 7-9 p.m. in St. Kathryn’s Parish Hall, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson. Admission is free, but opportunities to purchase concessions and make a love offering will be available, with all proceeds raised to benefit the Anne-Marie House of Hudson and its efforts to “end homelessness one family at a time.” For more information, contact Liz Neville at 437-6678 or Tabatha Desrosiers at 978-866-3731.
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Monday, November 15 The Griffin Memorial Elementary School PTO will be holding an evening meeting at 7 p.m. in the GMS cafeteria. All are welcome! Please join us to discuss new ways to help support our school.
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Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22
Hudson Memorial School will hold its Fall Scholastic Book Fair from November 15–22 during school hours, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Book Fair will also be open Thursday, November 18, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Monday, November 22, from 3-8 p.m. Come browse for great reading titles and get some holiday shopping done!
Tuesday, November 16 Fall Athletes of Campbell High School and their Parents are cordially invited to attend the Fall Sports Athletic Awards Night at 7 p.m. in the Campbell High School Gymnasium. At this event each Varsity Team will present two special Athletic Achievement Awards. Additionally, each sport program will acknowledge its Student Athletes, and present Varsity Letters, Junior Varsity Letters and Certificates of Participation. The Booster Club will make a presentation to Student-Athletes who have lettered twice in Campbell High School Sports as of this season. The Varsity Club is asking both students and parents to bring a non-perishable food item to be given at the door. This donation will be given to a food pantry in our local area as a community service project for our athletic department.
Tuesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 18 The Dr. H.O. Smith and Library Street Schools will hold a Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday, November 16, from 5-8 p.m., and on Thursday, November 18, from 4-7 p.m. Bring the whole family. Donations accepted.
Thursday and Friday, November 18 and 19 Campbell High School Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 18, from 3:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday, November 19, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Starting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, there will be a sign-up sheet posted outside each teacher’s room for each of the two conference days. Parents may come in after that time to sign up for their 10 minute conferences with the teachers of their choice. Reminder: Conference sign-up sheets were set out at Open House for parents to sign up in advance, so some times may be taken.
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Sunday, November 14 The Litchfield Baseball Association will hold their 2010 Annual Meeting at Talent Hall at 7 p.m. First on the agenda are elections to Board positions. Every LBA general member is welcome to attend, and is entitled to a vote. Last season had the Board operating down a Board position, and there are a couple other positions that will turn over this year. Please consider serving the league in a Board member capacity. The list of Board positions are: President (even year), Player Agent (even year), Divisional Coordinators (three positions, every year), Instructional/ Rookie, Minor, Major, Fields and Facilities (every year), Fundraising (every year), Equipment (every year), Concessions (every year), and Umpire (every year). Following the elections, the meeting will move on to regular league business.
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The Litchfield Lacrosse Association will be holding a drop in question and answer session from 6-8 p.m. at Talent Hall in Litchfield. LLA is planning on offering both girls and boys teams in the U9, U11 and U13 age groups. For more information visit www.litchfieldlacrosse.teamopolis.com
and select the 2011 Registration Information menu option. Players from surrounding communities where lacrosse is not offered are welcome to attend the Q & A.
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