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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), Windham Bible Chapel, second Wednesday, 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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Friday, November 26, through Saturday, December 4 The Southern NH Festival of Trees will be held at the Pelham Municipal Building, 6 Village Green, weekdays from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays from noon-9 p.m., and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. The Southern NH Festival of Trees is our major fundraiser for Pelham Community Spirit, and 100 percent of the funds are donated back into the community to non-profit organizations or community needs. All trees are donated by local businesses and/or families. The trees are raffled off at the end of the festival (along with all the trimmings). This is a holiday event for the entire family!


Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27 The Windham Lions Club will be selling wreaths and kissing balls at the Center School parking lot on Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lions will be at the Transfer station on Saturday, November 27, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wreaths are a 12” ring, approximately 22+ inches in diameter. Each wreath is decorated with a handmade red bow. The kissing balls are also fully decorated. If you need your purchase delivered, call Becky Brown at 560-5833. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from this sale will be used for Windham Lions Charities.


Friday, December 3 A Kids Holiday Dance will be held at St Patrick’s Parish Center, 12 Main Street, Pelham, for kids 8-12 years old from 5-9:30 p.m. The cost of admission will be $5, plus two non-perishable items for the Pelham Food Pantry. The evening will feature dancing, food, games, prizes, and lots of fun. Kids can purchase pizza and a soda for $2. Parents can get some holiday shopping done or enjoy an evening out! For more information, contact Rita McCabe at 635- 1540. This event is sponsored by the Pelham VFW and Ladies Auxiliary.


Saturday, December 4 The New Greeley Singers, a community chorus based in Pelham and directed by Michael Green and accompanied by Elizabeth Tousignant, is presenting the Christmas parts of Handel’s Messiah in place of their usual Holiday Concert. Audience members familiar with the music are invited to bring their own music and sing with the chorus. This “Messiah Sing” is being held on Saturday, December 4, at 3 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in Pelham, and will then be followed at 5 p.m. by an old-fashioned homemade church supper of ham and beans, corn bread, and apple crisp. There is a cost for the concert and the supper. For more information, call Judy at 635-7438, Helen at 978-453-9982, or e-mail ngsingers@gmail.com.


Pelham Elementary School will hold their Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Bonnie Laferriere at ctcds@myfairpoint.net, or call 401-0299 for complete details or if you are interested in crafter’s information.


Monday, December 6 A SCORE Small Business Workshop will be held at the Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This workshop will feature the simple and effective tool to understand your business, manage it, and take it where you want to go. There is fee, which can be paid at the door or online. Information and no-obligation reservation can be made at www.score- manchester.org, or by phone at 666-7561.


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Saturday, December 11 Windham Recreation Department will hold the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony from 3-5 p.m. Join us for a festive time! Santa will arrive by fire truck, escorted by the Salem High Marching Band. Don’t forget to visit Santa in the Cable Studio for photos! There will be a bonfire, crafts in the Town Hall, a performance by the Community Band, hot cocoa and cookies, and, of course, the Lighting of the Trees. Santa arrives by fire truck, escorted by the SHS band and color guard from 3-3:15 p.m. Santa will be in the Cable Studio for photos from 3:15-4:45 p.m. A performance by the Windham Community Band will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Carols by the WMS Chorus will be performed from 4:45 p.m. The official Lighting of the Trees will be done at 5 p.m., and a Spaghetti Supper will take place at the Windham Presbyterian Church from 4-6 p.m.


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Saturday, December 11 Brownie Troop #12649 will be hosting the Annual Mitten Tree this year at the Windham Christmas Tree Lighting from 3-5 p.m. Please bring your holiday donations to the Tree Lighting at the Town Center. Donations needed include: new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and any new outerwear accessories. The third-grade Brownies will also be collecting canned goods, paper products, baby formula, laundry detergent, and monetary donations. Special treats will be handed out as a “thank-you” to anyone dropping donations off—we look forward to seeing you and spreading holiday cheer! If you have any questions, call 548-0816. All donations will go to the Windham Shepherd’s Pantry to help support Windham families in need this holiday season.


The Windham High School Art Club will be hosting their first annual craft fair and holiday festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a family event with an opportunity for parents to shop while children create holiday crafts and enjoy story time with Santa. The fair will feature unique handmade gifts and art created by local artisans. Raffles, a cookie walk, face painting, and a fundraiser to benefit NHSPCA and the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter will be some of the additional activities.


Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12 A production of The Nutcracker presented by the New England Dance Ensemble will be held at Windham Theatre on Saturday, December 11, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, at 2 p.m. at Windham High School. For more information, visit www.NEDE.org.


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Thursday, December 2 The Pelham Library will hold a Family Holiday Craft Night at 6 p.m., where families are invited to come to the library to create a “treasured family heirloom”! There will be several tables set up with different holiday decoration crafts for everyone to make. Make one or make them all! After you make your decorations you can also enjoy some cocoa and cookies. Each family that attends is asked to bring a goodie to share, and the hot chocolate will be provided.


Meetings


Now through January In preparation for the 2011 Town Meeting, the Windham Planning Board will be holding public meetings almost every week leading into January. At these meetings, there will be workshops and public hearings to discuss amendments to the Zoning and Land Use Regulations. All members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings and are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions. Meeting times, agendas, and all proposed zoning ordinance revisions will be posted to the Planning Board page of the Town Website: www. windhamnewhampshire.com. They are also available at the Community Development department and copies will be provided at the public meetings.


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Religious Events


Thursday – Saturday, December 2 – 4 The Windham Bible Chapel, 14 Cobbetts Pond Road, invites you to Journey to Bethlehem on Thursday, December 2, from 7-9 p.m.; Friday, December 3, from 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday, December 4, from 5-8 p.m. Come experience this live reenactment of the true story and meaning of Christmas. Admission is free. The outdoor tour starts every 10 minutes. Cocoa and cookies and caroling will be available at a bonfire.


School Activities


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 3, 4, and 5 Windham High School presents The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s Tony-award winning play that portrays the mass hysteria of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Set in a small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts, the story centers around a farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. Fueled by fears, jealousy, secrets, lies, and greed, the residents turn on each other with persecution, vengeance, and unintended consequences. A cast of 25 student actors and 12 tech crew are involved with production, the first of three shows planned for the WHS theatre season. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are unreserved and available starting one hour before curtain at the box office.


Tuesday, December 7 Pelham High School will hold a financial aid night for parents of college-bound seniors. The event, organized by the school’s guidance department, will be held at 6:30 p.m. A representative from the NHHEAF Network Organization will facilitate the event, providing parents and students with information about the financial aid process for colleges and universities. Specifically, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA will be explained in detail. The FAFSA is required for all financial aid requests. For more information, call the PHS Guidance Department at 635-2116.


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. Call Marie Theodhosi at 437-9575 or e-mail mtheodhosi@aol.com to register for class. Classes begin November 15.


Mondays, December 6 – January 17 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer Introduction to Art classes for boys and girls ages 6 and up, for six weeks (no class on December 27) at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall on Main Street). No experience or equipment needed. The class times are as follows: Beginner, ages 6–12 from 3:30-5 p.m.; Advanced, ages 10–13 from 5-6:30 p.m.; and Teen – Adults, ages 14 and up from 6:30-8 p.m. Size of groups is limited; first-come, first-serve. A registration form can be picked up at 6 Village Green or online at www.pelhamweb.com/ recreation. Register online at https://webtrac. pelhamweb.com. There is a cost for the class. Please sign up by December 3. Call 635-2721 with any questions, or send an e-mail to Recreation@pelhamweb.com.


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