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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 29 Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session for additions and corrections to the checklist from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room at the Pelham Police Department. New voters may register at this time. Registrations may also be made with the Town Clerk during regular business hours. Proof of residency is required.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 1 through Tax Season The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free tax preparation and e-filing to low- and moderate-income taxpayers who live in the Pelham/Windham area. Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified counselors assist all taxpayers, regardless of age, and give special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be an AARP member to take advantage of this free service. Local Tax-Aide sites are located at the Pelham Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon—call 635-3800 for an appointment; and at the Pelham Public Library on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m.—call 2-1-1 for an appointment. To learn the location of other Tax-Aide sites in NH, dial 2-1-1 or visit aarp.org/money/ taxaide.


Saturday, February 5 Winterfest 2011 will be held at the Pelham Ice Garden outdoor rink, located in Lyons Park behind the Pelham Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature family fun and games, food and beverages, and a rematch of the Fire vs. Police Departments in the “Fire and Ice” Pond Hockey match-up.


Come see Chicago’s comedic superstars at the Pelham High School Gymnasium! Award-winning comedy improv theatre group Improv Unlimited will present “Satire Night Live!”, an evening of comedy improv for the entire family, at the Pelham High School Gymnasium, 85 Marsh Road, Pelham, on Saturday, February 5, at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Pelham High School Student Technology Association. Improv Unlimited’s members hail from all the renowned comedy improv theatres in Chicago, New York, LA, and Boston. Tickets are available at the Pelham High School office at 635-2115, or may be ordered online at www.Comedy-Show-Tix.com.


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.


Wednesday, February 16, and Friday, February 18 The Windham Police Department will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class. The second session class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time, and much more. Other topics covered are anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos. There are no tests. Several insurance companies that do business in NH offer discounts after taking this class. Class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. There is a fee for the course, with a discount for AARP members. To register, call 434-5577.


Saturday, March 19 The Windham Community Bands – Concert Band, Swing Band, and Flute Ensemble – have begun rehearsals for their 13th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser to be held Saturday, March 19, at Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham. The public is invited to attend this entertaining evening celebrating community-based music-making. This year’s musical theme is “At the Pops.” The evening’s schedule starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by the music of the Windham Flute Ensemble. This is followed by a chicken marsala dinner, a concert by the Windham Concert Band, and drawings for raffle baskets and door prizes. The evening concludes with dancing to the Big Band sounds of the Windham Swing Band. All proceeds benefit the non- profit Windham Community Bands and will help it meet its 2011 operating expenses. For further information about the event, ordering tickets, or contributing, call David Howard at 965-3842 or send an e-mail to musicandcats@comcast.net.


Wednesday, February 2 Although the snow is falling, the Friends of the Library of Windham have already started thinking about this June’s Strawberry Festival and Book Fair. Planning will get underway at our first festival meeting on Wednesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. We are looking for new faces and ideas, and would love to have you join us! The 2011 Strawberry Festival and Book Fair will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Windham High School. The festival is Windham’s largest community event, and offers all citizens an opportunity to come together to enjoy music and entertainment, play games, purchase books, and of course, enjoy some delicious food, including our famous strawberry shortcake! If you are interested in joining the Festival Planning Committee, or have any questions, contact Jennifer Simmons at jennis1623@hotmail. com or at 458-2628.


Saturday, February 5 The Nesmith Library will hold the annual Chinese New Year Celebration, “The Year of the Rabbit,” at 1 p.m. Following a brief introduction and history of the holiday, this year’s program features a performance by the Boston ErHu Ensemble. As in years past, there will be a tea ceremony presentation, and a Chinese Lion Dance will be performed in full costume to celebrate the start of the New Year. Another highlight of this year’s program will be a martial arts demonstration. Following the performance, children will be able to participate in making simple crafts to bring home. At this time, candies and snacks from Chinatown will be provided, as well as a few sample items from Li’s Asian Gourmet Restaurant. Red envelopes, symbolizing luck and wealth, will be handed out at the end of the program. No registration is required. If you would like more information, please call the library at 432-7154 and ask for Jane McCue.


Saturday, February 12 Make a card and decorate a cupcake for your Valentine this February at the Nesmith Library! There is no better way to warm up for Valentine’s Day than to create a card for that special someone. Children will also be able to decorate cupcakes for the season. This program is for children ages 5 and up, and will be held at 1 p.m. Registration is required, so call the Nesmith Library at 432-7154 to register. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW).


School Activities


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.


Saturday, March 5 The Pelham High School Boosters Club is currently concluding a fundraiser to benefit local youth scholarships, athletic equipment, upgrades to the track and field facilities, and more. Local businesses and residents are being contacted in an effort to raise enthusiasm and support for these important causes. As a thank-you to the community, the Pelham Boosters are pleased to bring back their annual World Famous Court Jesters comedy basketball game on Saturday, March 5 (snow date: Sunday, March 7), at 7 p.m. in the Pelham High School Gymnasium. The Court Jesters’ main focus is on audience participation, so bring the whole family out for a great night of entertainment. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on this event, e-mail alex@ecmgevents. com.


Seminars & Courses


Thursday, February 10 A Health and Wellness Lecture will be given by Dr.Daniel Parent. The meeting will be co- sponsored by the Windham Garden Club and the Windham Woman’s Club, and will take place at the Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road. There is an elevator in the rear of the building for handicap access. Please arrive at 7 p.m. to enjoy some homemade goodies. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. In this presentation, Dr. Parent will outline the expense of “disease” care versus the investment in “wellness” care. He will provide common sense, easy-to-implement strategies to significantly improve your well being. For more information, call or e-mail Denise M. Sarnie, Windham Garden Club First VP and Program Chair, at 434-0027 or mridee@aol.com, or Anne Engelhardt, Windham Woman’s Club President, at 321-9429 or annehardt@comcast.net.


Tuesday, February 22 The Pelham Public Library will offer another certified Red Cross Babysitting Course from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Babysitter’s Training Course from the American Red Cross will teach you everything you need to be a great babysitter. This fun, interactive course teaches First Aid and safety skills so you can prevent and respond to emergencies. And, as a Red Cross-trained babysitter, you’ll gain the confidence and valuable employment skills to impress parents. The purpose of this course is to provide information and skills necessary to administer safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism; basic care; safety and safe play; and first aid. The cost for this valuable program is $50.00 per participant and is due by Monday, February 14. Participants must be at least 11 years old. Bring a snack and lunch and the library will provide drinks and dessert. Pre-registration is necessary for this very popular course and the class is quickly filling up. All are welcome, and participation is not limited to Pelham residents only. Stop by the library or call 603-635-7581 to sign up today.


Sports & Recreation


Starting Monday, January 31 Windham Recreation Department will co-sponsor Pilates Classes on Monday evenings, beginning January 31, at the Town Hall. 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 mtheodhosi@aol.com to register for a class.


Saturday, February 12 The Pelham Softball League will hold a walk-in registration at Pelham Memorial School from 9 a.m. to noon. The registration deadline is March 15 for the 10, 12, 14, and 16U divisions, and April 15 for the 6 and 8U divisions (for online registrations). 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.


Saturday, February 19 – Saturday, March 19 The Hudson/Windham Baseball School for Hudson and Windham youth ages 9-12 will be running its camp five consecutive Saturdays from February 19 through March 19 in the Alvirne gym. Campers will be drilled in all fundamentals of baseball and will have an opportunity to apply their skills in daily games with live pitching and hitting. Alvirne Varsity Baseball Coach Mike Lee is the camp director, along with Windham Varsity Baseball Coach Derek Lee. Campers will develop their pitching skills under Alvirne Pitching Coach Adam Perkins, who is the career-wins leader at URI. The High School Varsity players will work one-on-one with the students, which allows for a 2-1 coach-to-student ratio. Registrations are currently being accepted. Contact Alvirne’s Mike Lee at mleebaseball@comcast.net or Windham’s Derek Lee at DL33Lee@comcast. net ASAP, as spaces are limited.


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