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Hudson Regular Meetings & Events

60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday.

Alvirne Drama Club, Alvirne Drama Club, Class Act parents support meetings, AHS Rm. 314, 7 p.m., second Tuesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday. American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday.

Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23–May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday.

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday.

Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.

Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.

Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday.

Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month.

Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday. GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday.

GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday.

Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August)

Hudson Area Moms Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December) Hudson Boy Scout Troop 21, Wattannick Grange Hall, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Hudson Cub Scout Pack 21 & 791, Hills Garrison Cafeteria, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, fourth Thursday, 7:15 p.m. Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday. Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday.

Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.

Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.

Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.)

Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday. Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday. Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (Oct. to May)

Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday.

Nottingham West Lions Club, Hudson Police Department Community Room, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday. Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. School Board, Hills Memorial Library, 6:00 p.m., first and third Monday. Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.

Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merrifield Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday (889-5575) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)

Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year.

Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday. Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.

Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except January & July)

Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litchfield Service Unit, Litchfield Middle School, Art Room, 6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday.

Litchfield Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email for location.

Litchfield Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of the month. Litchfield Lions Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday.

Litchfield Republican Committee, 7:00 p.m., third Thursday. For info, call 595-3545, or email

Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes)

LMS After-School Advisory Group, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m., last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday. Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.

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Saturday, February 5 A Giggles and Games Night, sponsored by the Jeanie Barkley Memorial Fund, will be held at the Hudson VFW, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson, from 7-10 p.m. There will be a cash bar (21 years and over), and the evening will include over 10 games and great prizes for every game. Tickets sold at the door. Food and non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available. For more information on the Jeanie Barkley Memorial Fund, visit

Wednesdays, Now – April 13 Volunteers from the AARP will be at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, to offer free tax help to senior citizens and low- to moderate-income taxpayers with their tax returns from 1-5 p.m. Tax assistance volunteers do not, however, help prepare Schedule C, Schedule E, or complicated/lengthy Schedule D forms or other specialized forms. Taxpayers with complex tax forms are advised to seek paid tax help. Call the library at 886-6030, ext. 4522 to make an appointment.


Starting Monday, February 7 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to share their work and give feedback to others at the new Hudson Writer’s Group. The group will meet the first Monday of each month, starting February 7 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Call 886-6030, ext. 4522 for more information.

Tuesday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 9 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will be offering a series of free computer workshops. Upcoming workshops are: “Job Search Information Online” on Tuesday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m.; and “Setting Up a Facebook Account” on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed for these workshops. Pre-register by calling 603-886-6030, extension 4522.

Friday, February 11 Are you interested in family research? Whether you are a beginner or a long time genealogist, the Genealogy Club at the Rodgers Memorial Library has something for you. Trade tips and techniques with others interested in family research and learn about genealogical resources located in the library. The club meets the second Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Call 603-886-6030, extension 4522 for more information.

Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 In honor of “Love Your Library Month” the Friends of Library of Hudson will be holding their monthly Second Hand Prose Book sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the basement of the Hills Memorial Library building, 16 Library Street, Hudson. There will be a magazine swap, in which recent issues of magazines can be swapped for others. All magazines are free. Please do not bring magazines to the Rodgers Memorial Library. There will be books, music, and movies for sale.

Religious Events

Saturday, March 5 Joey Voices will be returning to St. Kathryn Parish, located at 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, for Mardi Gras Night on Saturday, March 5. His comedy and impersonation act promises to provide a side-splitting, fun, and unique night. This BYOB event will start at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Tables can be reserved when paid in full. Tickets are $30 each. For tickets, e-mail, or call 321-9249.

School Activities

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Starting Now Campbell High School’s supervised Intramural Weight Training is currently being held in the weight room (near the gym) from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights (closed school vacation weeks and snow days). Open to all Campbell High School and Litchfield Middle School eighth grade students.

School Activities

Wednesday, February 9 Alvirne High School will host their annual Eighth Grade Parent Night from 6:30-9 p.m. at the high school, which is a great opportunity for parents of the incoming freshman class to hear from the department heads regarding the curriculum. That night also gives parents the opportunity to see the clubs, activities, and sports that are available for their students. Parents are also encouraged to sign up for a counseling appointment for early April. During these meetings, the parents and students meet with their school counselor to complete the course selection process for the upcoming year. For more information, call 886-1260, ext. 2506 or 2507.

Wednesday, February 9 Due to the recent snowstorm, registration for Hudson School District Elementary Schools has been postponed until Wednesday, February 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Contact your local school if you have any questions.

Saturday, February 12 Litchfield Middle School (LMS) will be holding a pancake breakfast to help sponsor Project Safeguard, a family-based preventative education program focusing on drugs, alcohol, and cyber bullying. The breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. in the LMS Cafeteria. The cost will be $5 per person for an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Children under 5 are free. Come support our 7th grade students and Project Safeguard.

Seminars & Courses

Sundays, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20 The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems basic physical instructional objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked. This is a program of realistic self- defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. This course will be taught by nationally certified RAD Instructors and will provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. The workbook/reference manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for RAD graduates. The next training program will be held in the Kirby building, across the street of the Hudson Police Department, 1 Constitution Drive, Hudson, on Sundays, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20, from 6-9 p.m. If you would like to register for this or future self-defense training programs, or have any questions, feel free to contact Officer Adam Lisehinsky at 886-6011.

Sports & Recreation

Saturday, February 5 Hudson Youth Baseball (HYB) will hold a final walk-in registration date for the 2011 Spring Season at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street, from 2-5 p.m. This year, HYB will introduce a new 4-year- old instructional division. All players must be between the ages of 4 and 12 on April 30, 2011. First time players must bring a birth certificate. There is a registration fee, and a parent participation agreement is required. Registration forms and other information can be found on our website at

Sports & Recreation

Saturday, February 12; and Monday, February 28 The Hudson Girls’ Softball League will have walk-in registrations at the Hudson Recreational Basketball games during the following days and times: Saturday, January 29, from 8-9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue; Sunday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Nottingham Elementary School, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hills Garrison Elementary School, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hudson Memorial School. In addition, registration sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street: Saturday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded from

Sunday, February 13 A Baseball Pitching Clinic for ages 9-18 will be offered by TNH Baseball, from 9-11 a.m. at the NH Sportszone in Derry. Instruction on proper mechanics will be given by Mike Jackson, pitching instructor, and then each participant will receive an evaluation by a professional pitcher: Kyle Jackson of the Boston Red Sox, or Nick Asselin of the NY Yankees. Space is limited and the cost is $50. Information and pre-registration can be made by emailing, or by calling 603-459-5704.

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 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. 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 or Windham’s Derek Lee at DL33Lee@comcast. net ASAP, as spaces are limited.

Monday – Wednesday, February 21 – 23 The Campbell High School Spirit Team will be hosting their annual February Cheer Camp over February vacation. This three-day camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a cost per camper. For additional information or registration, contact Renee Lubinski at or 880-9937.

Saturday, February 26 Mal’s Pals, a non-profit group building an amphitheater at Benson Park in memory of Malory Gray, will hold its first official fundraiser. Hudson Cool Runnings, a cardboard sled race, is an opportunity for friends, family, businesses, and schools to participate in this worthwhile cause. Please help us make a lasting memory for Malory! Entry fee is $5. Registration will be held at Hills Garrison School starting at 10 a.m., or pre-register by emailing at There is no age limitation for riders or team. Sleds will be allowed to enter until noon on race day. What a great way to end your February vacation! Dig out old boxes from the basement and with a little glue, tape, paint and creativity, you’ll have yourself a “cardboard racer”. A full list of rules and judging criteria is available once you register. Let’s see how many creative sleds Hudson can produce.

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