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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 Drama Club, Alvirne Drama Club, Class Act parents support meetings, AHS Rm. 314, 7 p.m., second Tuesday. 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
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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Now through 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.
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.
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, December 4
Need some Christmas gifts that are really “made in the USA?” The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold its 34th annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Middle School, 1 Memorial Drive, Hudson. Everyone on your holiday gift list would enjoy a unique hand-made gift this year. There will be pottery, bags, walking sticks, zipper mosaics, quilting, pens, wooden bunnies, crocheted blankets, fleece clothing, doll clothes, clothing and treats for dogs, and unique jewelry. For those who prefer to consume their Christmas gifts, you’ll find jelly, fudge, popcorn snacks, BBQ sauce, and chocolates. There will also be plenty of decorative items for the holidays as well. While you’re there, don’t forget to take part in our huge penny raffle. Proceeds from the fair will go towards the Hudson Junior Woman’s Club’s scholarship fund for Hudson students, and other community projects. A few tables remain available; contact Debbie at 594-0332 or email@example.com
Sunday, December 5 A Pearl Harbor Day program will be held at the Litchfield Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. to honor all our servicemen, veterans, and those who sacrificed. All residents of Litchfield who are veterans are cordially invited with their families. Mr. Charles Small, a town resident and veteran of World War II, is expected to attend. He is probably the only veteran from town that is still with us from that war. A short program and light refreshments will be offered. Everyone is invited to honor those that have served our country.
Thursday, December 16 The Litchfield Seniors Group will meet in the activity room of the Community Church (next to the Fire Station) at 1:30 p.m. There is a ramp to use. The program will include some Christmas fun games and light refreshments. All are asked to bring a gift ($5 limit) that will be used in a Yankee Swap. All Litchfield residents 55 and above are welcomed to attend. Let’s spread our holiday fun to all.
Happenings Across the River
Saturday, November 27 The Great American Downtown presents the 17th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll from 5-10 p.m. on Main Street in Nashua. Since 1993, the Stroll has served as Nashua’s official kick-off to the holiday season. Each year, close to 30,000 people from across New England visit downtown Nashua to enjoy this free holiday event. The evening kicks off with a candlelit walk of thousands down to Railroad Square, where the city’s official Christmas tree is lit. Much of the downtown is closed to traffic for the evening,
allowing strollers to wander to different artistic and cultural perfor- mances, sample offerings from street vendors, dine in downtown’s fine restaurants, and do holiday shopping at our specialty shops and boutiques. In keeping with the holiday spirit, there will also be a collection in front of the Citizens Bank, where strollers can drop off items such as canned goods, disposable diapers, and new, unwrapped toys for local charitable organizations. For more information, visit http://downtownnashua.org/stroll.html
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Tuesday, November 30 Women ages 16 and up, come to the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, at 7 p.m. to learn some self-defense fundamentals. Knowing just a few basic self-defense moves can be enough to discourage an attacker or give you time to get away. Learn how to recognize and respond effectively in dangerous situations. Call 886-6030, ext. 4522 to register.
Tuesday, November 30; Wednesday, December 1; and Thursday, December 2 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will be offering a series of free computer workshops. Upcoming workshops include: “Computer Basics” on Tuesday, November 30, at 1:30 p.m.; “Beginning Microsoft Excel” on Wednesday, December 1, at 3:30 p.m.; and “Making Cards with Microsoft PowerPoint” on Thursday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed for all workshops except Computer Basics. Pre- register by calling 886-6030, ext. 4522.
Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28 The Hudson Historical Society will hold their Annual Open House at the Alvirne Hills House (across from Alvirne High School), 211 Derry Road, Hudson, to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
Wednesday, December 1 The Hudson Republican Meeting will be held at the Rodgers Memorial Library at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek. For more information, call Terry at 553-6335.
Monday, November 29 The LMS After-School Parent Advisory Group will be meeting in the Litchfield Middle School Library at 6 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please join us to discuss your wonderful ideas and input to help our after-school program. For more information, contact Robbin Kopaczynski at 682-9984 or firstname.lastname@example.org
, or you may visit the program’s Website at http:// lms.litchfieldsd.org/afterschool
Tuesday, November 30 Campbell High School is hosting a financial aid night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This event is put on by NHHEAF. Please visit www.nhheaf.org
for more information.
Thursday, December 2 The Passaconaway Chapter of the National Honor Society, located at Campbell High School, announces the 18 newest members to be inducted in a ceremony at the Campbell High School auditorium on Thursday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3 Nottingham West Presents the “Here’s to Our Heroes. Reading Saves the Day!” Book Fair. Our Winter Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the NWES school gym, and will be open to the public for shopping from 3-7 p.m. both days. Come over and get your shopping done for the reader on your list! There will be story times and other fun activities for kids to enjoy. Scholastic offers specially priced books and educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, adult books, and current bestsellers from more than 100 publishers.
Saturday, December 11 The Library Street and Dr. H.O. Smith Schools will be having their annual Holiday Social and Shopping Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free refreshments, pictures with Santa, and a craft fair. For more information, contact Heidi at 594-0390 or email@example.com
Sports & Recreation
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.
Starting December 1 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, e-mail lacrosse. firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Saturday, December 4 The Hudson Recreation High School/Teen Basketball League will begin on Saturday, December 4 at the Community Center. Registrations for this league are still being accepted. Anyone wishing to register should call the Recreation Department at 603-880-1600 prior to December 4.
Beginning Friday, January 7 The Hudson Recreation Department will offer a free, 8-week Couples Southern Swing/Shag Dance Class, beginning Friday, January 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Department. Call 880-1600 for more information or to sign up.
Coming in January Mark your calendars! Spring may seem like a long way off, but Hudson Youth Baseball will be holding registrations for the 2011 spring season on the following dates: Monday, January 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Middle School; Wednesday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Middle School; and Saturday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hills Garrison Elementary School.
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