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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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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. The bonfire, crafts in the Town Hall, and refreshments will take place from 3-4:45 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.
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, please 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.
A holiday breakfast will be held at the Salem Boys & Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, from 9-11 a.m. The cost includes breakfast, face painting, and an art project. Tickets are available at the front office, or online at www.salembgc.org
. Parents and guests should bring their cameras for pictures with Santa.
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
Saturday, December 18 Volunteers are needed at 10 a.m. to help build the Pelham Ice Garden rink! We’ll need as many volunteers as possible on this day. If you haven’t built the rink before, it’s not really difficult, but time-consuming based on how many people show up. Last year was awesome, and with eight volunteers, we were done in about two hours! The rink will be built at Lyons Park (which is located behind the Pelham Fire Station) behind the basketball courts on the softball field.
A Polar Express Day will be held at Windham High School—come join the Polar Express fun in your PJs! Make crafts, play games, and get your ticket for hot chocolate and cookies! Enjoy the heartwarming Polar Express movie with your family in the high school auditorium from 1:15-2:55 p.m, and visit with Santa from 3-4 p.m.! There is a cost per child, and adults and children under 2 are free. This fundraiser benefits the WHS Edinburgh-bound theater students.
Friday, December 24, & Friday, December 31 The Windham Community Development Department will be closed December 24 and 31 for the holidays. There will be no building inspections scheduled for December 27-30.
Beginning Tuesday, January 18 No experience needed—everyone gets a part in the Winter 2011 Theater production of Monster Under the Bed. Kids ages 6 and up will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall on Main St., upstairs) and/ or Sherburne Hall in the town hall building. Size of group is limited—first-come, first- serve. Registration forms available at 6 Village Green. There is a cost to participate, with an additional cost per additional family member. Checks may be made payable to Town of Pelham. The instructor/director is Janet Daigle of Pelham Community Theater Penguin Players. The production is scheduled for March 25 and 26, 2011, in Sherburne Hall. Please sign up ASAP by calling 635-2721 with any questions, or e- mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
Saturday, February 5 Windham Recreation is excited to announce information for the best night of the year! The Annual Daddy Daughter – Loved One Dance for Windham Residents is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 92 Indian Rock Road, Windham. The tickets for the event will be on sale on Saturday, February 5, from 1-3 p.m. at the Recreation Office, 4 North Lowell Road. If there are still tickets left after 3 p.m. on February 5, they will be available to purchase again on Monday, February 7, from 9-3 p.m. Please note that tickets for this event tend to sell out quickly! Tickets must be purchased in person from the Recreation Office. There is a cost for the tickets per couple, with an additional cost per girl. For more information, please contact Cheryl Haas in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com
Ongoing through December Seeing your holiday photos is one of our favorite parts of the season. During the month of December, the Nesmith Library will be collecting holiday photos to be displayed in the children’s room. Pictures will be hung in the library for all to enjoy. If you have an extra one on hand, please consider sending a card to us for our display! It’s fun and easy…and the more families that participate, the merrier! To have your holiday photo be included in this display, simply bring in one of your pictures to the children’s room anytime during the month of December, or mail it with the rest of your cards to the library at: Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, NH 03087.
Saturday, December 11 The Windham Flute Ensemble will be playing favorite holiday tunes at the Kelley Library’s 9th Annual Holiday Tea and Concert from 1-3 p.m. This year, the Flute Ensemble will be joined by the Granite State Woodwind Quintet. This fun event is sponsored by the Trustees of the Kelley Library, which is located at 234 Main Street (Rte. 97), Salem.
Sunday, December 19 The Windham Community Bands’ 2010 season culminates with its 5th Annual Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. at Windham High School. Holiday and swing music will be played in the auditorium by the Windham Swing Band, directed by Rob Daisy, and the Windham Concert Band, directed by Jared Cassedy and Becky Gagnon. The Windham Flute Ensemble, led by David Howard, will play in the lobby before the concert as the audience arrives and during intermission. Refreshments and desserts provided by band members will be served during intermission. A small donation is requested of adults for the benefit of the bands.
Tuesday, December 28 The Nesmith Library presents Andrew Pinard and his “Alejandro’s Olde Tyme Magik Showe” at 10 a.m. Andrew Pinard, magician, offers the finest quality magic and variety entertainment in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and around the world. His show has been voted “Best Magic Show” by New Hampshire Magazine. Mark your calendars! This is a program you won’t want to miss! This show is recommended for children ages 5 and up, but families are welcome to attend. Space is limited to the multi-purpose room, and registration is required. Stop by the front circulation desk, or call the library at 432-7154 to reserve a spot.
Thursday, December 30 All teens are invited to the Nesmith Library from 1-3 p.m. for the Teen Holiday Party. This fantastic event gets better every year! There will be pizza and treats; plus, don’t forget about the YANKEE SWAP! If you’d like to participate in the Yankee Swap, bring a $5 wrapped gift good for either a girl or a boy. Please bring canned goods for the local food pantry for entry into the door prize raffle. Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to the library by calling Lori Morse at 432-7154.
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. They are also available at the Community Development department.
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Monday – Friday, December 13 – 17 Monday- Chicken Cacciatore, Buttered Penne Pasta, Italian Blend Vegetable, Dinner Roll, Maple Brownie Tuesday- Beef Stew, Winter Squash, Biscuit, Seasonal Fruit Wednesday- Pork Loin w/Port-Mushroom Sauce, Herb Baked Fish Filet, Ratatouille, Tossed Salad with Dressing, Apple Juice, Herb Roll, Marble Birthday Cake Thursday- Chicken Marsala, Mashed Potatoes, Chef Blend Vegetables, Oatmeal Bread, Apple Cake w/Topping Friday- Eggplant Parmesan, Spinach, Sausage & Cheese Frittata, Peas and Carrots, Italian Bread, Chiffon
Saturday, December 11 The Windham High School Art Club presents a fine craft show and family festival, featuring more than 50 artists and crafters at the high school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help you find unique and beautiful holiday gifts for the special people on your list. There will also be opportunities for children to make adorable ornaments and enjoy face painting, a cookie walk, and a visit with Santa. The Art and Latin Clubs will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the NHSPCA and the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. Admission is free.
Tuesday, December 14 The Pelham Memorial School will hold its annual Winter Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear winter, holiday, and traditional selections. The 7th and 8th grade concert band will also honor the armed forces across our nation and the world, with the local Pelham Veterans Honor Guard opening the entire concert with the National Anthem. The Pelham Memorial Band, Concert, and Drama Club will also join forces to present their adaptation of The Night Before Christmas. There is a donation at the door.
There are so many things to celebrate, discuss, and prepare for! Please join us for “Coffee with the Principals.” Gather with other parents from the Golden Brook and Windham Center Schools and school community members; enjoy coffee and pastries. What is on your mind? What would you like to know more about? Please join us in the cafeteria from 9-10 a.m.
Seminars & Courses
Monday, December 20 No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging Griefshare seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. The seminar will be hosted by Crossroads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham, on Saturday, November 20, from 9-11 a.m., or Monday, December 20, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. If you or someone you know could benefit from this seminar, please join us! For more information, call Lisa LeBel at 635-1556.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to register for class. Classes begin November 15.
Beginning Monday, January 3 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is now accepting registrations for Introductory Karate classes for boys and girls ages 4-7, to begin on January 3, 2011, for four half-hour sessions from 5:30-6 p.m. This program is open to children who have not previously participated. The classes are held at Family Martial Art Studio, 122 Bridge Street, Pelham. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended—no experience necessary. Forms can be printed at www.pe
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