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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


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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. Story hour is for children ages 3-6 years of age. 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., and will begin the week of February 1 and run for six weeks. For more information, call the library at 432-7154 and ask for Jane McCue or Karen Frey.


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Pelham Senior Lunch


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 on Friday, January 14, and Saturday, January 15. 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. It will be a fun family event! For more information, e- mail recreation@pelhamweb.com 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 www.windhamactorsguild.com.


Saturday, 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). The final day for Windham’s Helping Hands Christmas tree removal fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 15. All proceeds go back to the community! Call 898-8474 to reserve your pick-up.


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 pshire.com. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!


Tuesday, January 18 Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session from 7-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Town Hall for the purposes of making changes in party affiliation and corrections to the checklist. New Voters may also register at this time. Picture ID and


proof of residency are required.


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!


Friday, January 21 Master Hypnotist, Peter J. Mamos, will be performing a Comedy Hypnosis Show at Windham High School at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family for a night of laughs and fun. To purchase tickets in advance, call Cara at 845-9224. The event will also feature great raffle prizes and refreshments! This event is a fundraiser to benefit the WHS Edinburgh- bound theater students.


Monday – Friday, January 18 – January 21 Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday- Fish Chowder, Dilled Carrots, Biscuits, Seasonal Fruit Wednesday- Chicken Breast, Scalloped Potato, Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll, Lemon Meringue Pie Thursday- Meatloaf/Gravy, Mashed Potato, Winter Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Pumpkin Cake Friday- Baked Ham, Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Oatmeal Bread, Bread Pudding/ Caramel Sauce


Religious Events


Saturday, January 22 Join us for our free Spaghetti Supper, from 5:45-7 p.m., hosted by the First Congregational Church of Pelham UCC, 3 Main Street, Pelham. Following dinner, the movie Despicable Me will be shown. If you would like information, call the church office at 635-7025.


School Activities Beginning Now


Online Kindergarten and First Grade Registration for students entering Golden Brook School for the 2011-2012 school year is currently being accepted. 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 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 on Friday, January 28, 2011, at The Pelham Preschool, 61 Marsh Road, Pelham, from the hours of 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@pelhamsd.org.


Thursday, February 3 Pelham High School will hold an Eighth Grade Open House for the incoming Class of 2015 students and parents. The event, organized by the school’s guidance department, will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. The administration, guidance department, and other members of the PHS faculty will present parents and students with general information about the high school, the course selection process, and appropriate planning for high school. Tours of PHS will also be administered by the school’s Student Ambassadors. For more information, call the PHS Guidance Department at 603-2116.


Seminars & Courses


Wednesday, January 19 The Windham School District and Windham PTA are co-sponsoring a community-wide Health & Wellness Fair from 7-8:30 p.m. (snow date: March 9) at Windham High School. The purpose of the Health and Wellness Fair is to increase awareness of the health and wellness opportunities that are available in our community.


Seminars & Courses


Thursday, January 27 The Pelham Public Library will be hosting a free Self-Defense class with Instructor Diana Erickson at 6 p.m. The class focuses on the basic fundamentals that every person should know, from simple reminders of every-day safe living, to basic techniques that are effective in many self-defense situations. Call the Pelham Public Library at 635-7581 to RSVP for this free event. This class is for ages 16 and over.


Sports & Recreation


Saturday, January 15, and Saturday, February 12 The Pelham Softball League will be offering two dates for walk-in registration (online registration is preferred at pelhamnhsoftball. com, which is also where you can download forms). Visit Pelham Memorial School on January 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The registration deadlines are March 15 for the 10, 12, 14, and 16U divisions, and April 15 for the 6 and 8U divisions. First- time registrants will need a birth certificate and proof of residency. All participants are required to agree to/sign a Parent Code of ethics and will require a Medical Release Form. For questions, contact Nancy at player agent@pelhamnhsoftball.com.


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://webtrac.pelhamweb. com. You may also print a form from www.pelhamweb.com/recreation and mail it in with a check or money order. If you have any questions, call us at 635-2721 or e-mail recreation@pelhamweb.com.


Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 25 Join Windham Recreation during the February Vacation week for some activities. The NH Audubon Society will be coming to Windham on Wednesday, February 23, for a Fabulous Frogs program for Grades 1-5. There is a cost per child, and the program is from 4-5 p.m. at the Windham Town Hall. Come see different species of frogs! On Friday, February 25, Chef Jennifer will be having fun in the kitchen at the Senior Center with Kids in the Kitchen. This program is for ages 3-11. The fun begins at 10 a.m., also with a cost per child. Also on Friday, February 25, is a fleece sewing class. Come and make a hat/scarf or a blanket/pillow. This is for ages 5 and older (parents must stay for ages 9 and under.) There is a cost per child, which includes all materials. Pre- registration is required for all programs. To register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com.


Coming this Spring Pelham Parks and Recreation will have a new Girls’ 2011 Spring Lacrosse league. Registration is needed, and can be made at 6 Village Green, Pelham, or by calling 635-2721. You may also e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com for more information. This girls’ lacrosse league will begin in the spring of 2011. Players must furnish their own equipment: goggles, mouth guard, and stick. Cost of uniform is separate and will follow. The league is open to girls ages 8 through 14. There is a cost per player.


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