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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, January 8, and January 15 Let Windham’s Helping Hands help make your life easier by collecting your tree after the holidays. By making a donation to Windham’s Helping Hands of $10 or more, we will pick up your tree and dispose of it for you (sorry, Windham community only). Windham’s Helping Hands Christmas tree removal fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 8, and Saturday, January 15. All proceeds go back to the community! Call 898-8474 to reserve your pick-up!

Monday, January 10 The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers and teams for the second Relay For Life of Pelham. Organizers are holding a kickoff event at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 10, at Chunky’s in Pelham to engage volunteers in recruiting and assembling teams, seeking community support, coordinating logistics, securing donated refreshments and prizes, planning entertainment, and lending their support in any way. If you would like to RSVP for the informational meeting on Monday, January 10, volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, or serve as a team captain, contact Event Coordinators Sara-Jean at, Sue at, or visit

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 50’s theme. There will be music, costume awards, Karaoke, dancing, raffles and a monthly 50/50! These dinners are open to everyone and will benefit our veterans and community programs. Most adult dinners will be $7.50 in advance and $10.00 at the door, and the children’s price is $5.00. 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 603-635-7863 or 603-508-0820. Snow dates will be scheduled the next day.

Friday, January 14, and Saturday, January 15 Pelham Parks and Recreation’s winter theatre students have studied and rehearsed diligently the past few months to bring you a production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The Friday show time will be 7 p.m., and on Saturday, there will be a show at both 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door of Sherburne Hall at 6 Village Green, Pelham, in the municipal building. The play is directed by Pelham Community Theatre’s own talented Janet Daigle. For more information, e-mail or call 635-2721. Registrations are now being accepted at the recreation office for the next production, which will be Monster Under the Bed in March.

Friday – Sunday, January 14 – 16 Windham On Broadway is set to launch the recently formed Windham Actors Guild in a very big way. Slated to be presented at Windham High School Theatre on January 14, 15, and 16, Windham On Broadway features a musical revue of hit Broadway and Disney pieces for all ages to enjoy. Windham on Broadway choreography, directed by Jackie Coffin, promises to be a visual treat. Scenes from Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Pippin, and Annie are just a few of the acts that will be brought to life in the show with original music, vocal harmonies, and creative dance. Business sponsorship is welcome and helps support the arts and Windham’s community theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance at

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@WindhamNewHam Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!

Thursday, January 20 The Pelham Public Library will be hosting a free informational session about the Fixit Program at 1:30 p.m. The Fixit Program is part of the Community Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack Counties. The goal of the program is to help seniors remain in their homes and to be independent for as long as possible. Qualified volunteers assist seniors (60 years or older) or disabled homeowners with minor home repairs and maintenance. There is no income requirement to use the service and the only set fee is for the cost of materials used. From fixing broken windows to installing hardware for curtains, the Fixit Program strives to provide quality services that keep homes comfortable and safe. Please stop by the library to hear more about this program or find out how you can volunteer!

Thursday, January 13 The Nesmith Library will hold a demonstration on Electronic Readers and Electronic Books from 6-8 p.m. in the Multi- purpose room. Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Sony Readers, and a variety of smart phones are becoming increasingly popular. How can owners of these electronic reading devices benefit from resources available through the Nesmith Library? Nesmith Library Director Carl Heidenblad will provide a brief overview of current e-readers and e-book technology. Then, he will show how compatible electronic reading devices work with the NH Downloadable Books consortium, of which the Nesmith Library is a member. For more information, call the Library at 432-7154.

Tuesday, January 25 Registration for the third story hour session will be held at the Nesmith Library. Numbers will be handed out when the library opens at 9 a.m. No phone registrations will be taken until after the in house library registration is completed, and therefore subject to space availability. Story hour is for children ages 3-6 years of age who can independently participate in an hour of stories, songs, and a simple coloring project. Children must be three years of age by January 1, 2011, and each child may only be registered for one class per story hour session. Story hour sessions will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m., and on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-2 p.m. Story hours will begin the week of February 1 and run for six weeks. If you would like further information, call the library at 432-7154 and ask for Jane McCue or Karen Frey.


Wednesday, January 12 The Windham Woman’s Club meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. The two ($1,500) scholarship recipients will receive their college scholarships, as the scholarships are awarded upon completion of the first semester. Scholarship chairman Maureen Homsey will present the scholarship award. Meeting and luncheon will follow. Guests are welcome. For more information, call membership chairman Sue Violi at 889-0578.

School Activities

Beginning Monday, January 3 Online Kindergarten and 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 There will be no formal registration day at the school. Computers for families without home access will be available in the Golden Brook library by appointment. Online access is also available 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. 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 for kindergarten, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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 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.

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@pelhamsd. org or jolson@

Seminars & Courses

Beginning Wednesday, January 12 Join Anne Kelsey for a six-week journey into the art of short story writing. 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 Haas in the Rec. Office at 965-1208 or at

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. Helmets and skates are required; mouth guards, elbow pads, shin pads, gloves all strongly recommended. Registration forms, schedules and a full list of rules will be available online at (www. 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 or call 603-635-2721 with any questions. Visit for online sign ups and credit card payment.

Mondays, January 10 – 31 Looking for something fun for your kids to do after school this winter? Why not sign up for Cooking with Kids with Chef Jennifer? The 4-week class will meet on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. at the Windham Senior Center from January 10 through January 31. There is a cost per child, which includes all materials and instruction. Children will learn different recipes and learn about how they can help their parents in the kitchen. The focus is on fun and healthy eating. To register, contact Cheryl Haas in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@, no later than December 28. Come learn new recipes that are easy and fun!

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 and everyone gets a part. 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, 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. Sign up ASAP by calling 635-2721 with any questions, or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb. com.

Starting Sunday, January 23 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is offering the second session of Boys’ Winter Lacrosse at the Bedford Sportsplex for seven Sunday games. You need not have participated in the first session to join this one. This activity is open to boys ages 8-14. Players must furnish their own equipment. A spring outdoor program will follow in April 2011 for U-11, U-13, and U-15. There is a cost per player, payable to Town of Pelham. Registration forms can be found at our Town Hall office, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or you may register online at https:// You may also print a form from and mail it in with a check or money order. If you have any questions, call us at 635-2721 or e-mail

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