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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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Pelham Senior Lunch


Friday, December 24 and 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.


Monday, January 3 The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at St. Matthew Church, located at 2 Searles Road, Windham. Donor hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended. Please come out and give the gift of life by donating blood. Visit our website www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.


Beginning Friday, January 14 A monthly Theme Dinner is coming to Pelham in 2011. Beginning on January 14, the John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post 10722, 6 Main Street, Pelham, will begin hosting “Theme Dinners” on one Friday per month. The January 14 dinner is scheduled to be a ‘50s theme. There will be music, costume awards, karaoke, dancing, raffles, and a monthly 50/50! Look for coming announcements and make these events part of your entertainment. These dinners are open to everyone and will benefit our veterans and community programs. Most adult dinners will be $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door, and the children’s price is $5. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. and will run continuously through 7 p.m. Join us in our smoke free and alcohol free facility! There is limited seating, so call early for reserved tickets or additional information to 635-7863 or 508-0820. Snow dates will be scheduled the next day.


Monday, January 17 Time to Clay will be in Windham to help kids and adults of all ages to make ‘Heart HandPrint Plates.’ The program is at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall, and there is a fee per person. Delivery will be prior to Valentine’s Day. To register, contact Windham Recreation Department at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!


Library


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. 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.


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. If you have any questions feel free to contact Community Development staff at 432-3806.


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Enjoy the Holidays!


Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Monday – Friday, January 4 – January 7 Tuesday- American Chop Suey, Green Beans, Oatmeal Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies Wednesday- Chicken Breast w/Herb Sauce, Mixed Veggies, Winter Squash, Honey Wheat Roll, Gingerbread w/Topping Thursday- Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potato, Italian Zucchini, Bread, Seasonal Fruit Friday- Spinach Quiche, Stewed Tomatoes, Tossed Salad, Dinner Roll, Apple Crisp


School Activities


Beginning Monday, January 3 Online First Grade Registration for students entering Golden Brook School for the 2011- 2012 school year will begin on Monday, January 3, 2011. Please note that current Golden Brook kindergarten students do not need to register for first grade. Registration materials will be available through the Windham School District Website at www.windhamsd.org. There will be no formal registration day at the school. Computers for families without home access will be available in the Golden Brook library. Please contact the school to schedule an appointment to use a computer. Online access is also available to residents at the Nesmith Library. Paper copies of registration materials are available upon request at Golden Brook School by calling 898-9586. In order to be considered eligible for first grade, children must be six years of age by September 30, 2011. Students will be considered registered only when all forms have been submitted. This includes: the registration form, student race/ethnicity form, home language survey, peanut/nut- free form, parent questionnaire, and health history. Additional paperwork required to complete first grade registration must include your child’s original birth certificate with the raised seal, two (2) proofs of residency (New Hampshire license with current address as one proof of residency), an immunization record, and a current physical (dated no earlier than September 1, 2010). The Golden Brook School office is available to copy these items Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and return the originals to you at that time.


Online Kindergarten Registration for students entering Golden Brook School for the 2011- 2012 school year will also begin on Monday, January 3, 2011. Registration materials will be available through the Windham School District Website at www.windhamsd. org. There will be no formal registration day at the school. Computers for families without home access will be available in the Golden Brook Library. Please contact the school to schedule an appointment to use a computer. Online access is also available to residents at the Nesmith Library. Paper copies of registration materials are available upon request at Golden Brook School by calling 898-9586. In order to be considered eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by September 30, 2011. Parents will be asked to indicate their session preference, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students will be assigned to a session only when all preliminary forms have been submitted. This includes: the registration form, student race/ethnicity form, Home Language survey, peanut/nut-free form, parent questionnaire, health history, and a.m./p.m. preference form. Additional paperwork required to complete kindergarten registration must include your child’s original birth certificate with the raised seal, two (2) proofs of residency, an immunization record, and a current physical (dated no earlier than September 1, 2010) must be returned to the school by July 31, 2011. The Golden Brook School office is available to copy these items Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Friday, January 28 The Pelham School District will conduct a free screening for Pelham children, ages 2.5 to 6, who may have vision, hearing, speech, coordination, or overall developmental concerns and/or an educational disability. The purpose of the screening is to identify children that may require special education and/or related services. Child Find screenings will take place at The Pelham Preschool, 61 Marsh Road, Pelham, from 1-3 p.m. Appointments are required; spaces are limited. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Shirlee Sullivan or Jean Olson at 635-1145, or e-mail ssullivan@psd. org or jolson@psd.org.


Seminars & Courses


Beginning Friday, January 7 Join Anne Kelsey for a 6-week journey into the art of memoir writing presented by Windham Recreation. Anne has a “no red pens allowed” philosophy. Her unique workshops provide an enjoyable way to capture life stories into short personal essays. Writing exercises are fun and done together each week in class. No previous writing experience is required. There are only a few spots left! Classes will be held on six consecutive Fridays beginning January 7 at 9 a.m. at the Windham Town Hall. There is a cost per person for the 6-week session, and registration is required. For information or to register, contact Cheryl in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or at recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com.


Beginning Wednesday, January 12 Join Anne Kelsey for a six-week journey into the art of short story writing. Anne has a “no red pens allowed” philosophy, and classes are guaranteed to be filled with fun and laughter. Each participant will write and polish one short story, which will be ready to submit for publication at the conclusion of the course. No previous writing experience is required. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at Windham High School. There is a cost for the 6-week session and registration is required. For information or to register, contact Cheryl in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com.


Sports & Recreation


Monday, January 10 – Friday, February 25 Pelham Parks and Recreation will sponsor an Adult Pond Hockey League to be held at Pelham Ice Rink, Lyons Park, weekday evenings days/times TBA. The cost is $180/ team (min of 3 players) or $40/individuals. All games will be played at the new Pelham Garden Ice Rink in Lyons Park behind the Town Hall. The teams will consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6 players. Teams will play a 40 min. game on a weekday evening for 6-7 weeks; schedule to be posted. League will follow US Pond Hockey rules, which will be available on our website. Players are required to supply their own equipment. Helmets and skates are required; mouth guards, elbow pads, shin pads, gloves all strongly recommended. All players must agree to follow all applicable Town Ordinances including but not limited to: No consumption of alcoholic beverages on town owned property. Registration forms, schedules and a full list of rules will be available online at (www.pelhamweb. com/recreation). Forms may be mailed to 6 Village Green with payment. Program is subject to cancellation due to insufficient sign-ups. Checks payable to Town of Pelham. Email recreation@pelhamweb.com or call 603-635-2721 with any questions. Visit https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com for online sign ups and credit card payment.


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. No experience necessary. Forms can be printed at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation and mailed in with a check, or you may stop by the office, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sign up. Registration is open at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com with payments made using MC or VISA. E-mail recreation@pelhamweb.com, or call 635-2721 with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.


Beginning Tuesday, January 18 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer a children’s Winter Theatre production of Monster Under the Bed. No experience is needed. 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 Street, 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. 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, in Sherburne Hall. Call 635-2721 or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com.


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