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Windham Regular Meetings & Events

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.


Fax 879-9707 Community Events

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 taxaide.

Tuesday, February 15 Attention, Windham voters! The Windham Woman’s Club will sponsor a Candidate’s Night at 7 p.m. in the Windham Town Hall. The community is invited to meet the candidates. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask your own questions of individual candidates. Each candidate will speak briefly, and a question-and-answer period will follow. Each presentation is timed. The moderator will be Nancy Tullo, member and resident of Windham. Chairman is Ruth-Ellen Post. The event will be aired live on Windham Community Cable, WCTV-21.

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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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 12 The American Legion Unit #100, 51 Windham Road, Pelham, will host a Soup and Chili Contest from 1-4 p.m. Entry donations will be accepted at the door. Call Sherry for details at 479-4440.


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).

Monday, February 14 A representative from the Seacoast Science Center in Rye will visit the Nesmith Library at 1 p.m. to present a program called ‘All About Whales’ to area homeschoolers ages 4 and up. How big do whales get? What kinds of whales live near us? Why do some whales have teeth and others have baleen? All About Whales teaches children about these enormous, fascinating marine mammals. Hear the life story of Tofu, a young humpback whale who lived in the Gulf of Maine. Call 432-7154 to register for this program. If you have any questions, call 432-7154 and ask for Lori Morse.

Tuesday, February 22 The Nesmith Library children’s room invites you to drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed drop-in craft. Make a door-knob holder, as well as choose a “good-luck key chain” or “good- luck charm bracelet” to make and bring home. Just for fun, we will have Irish music along with cookies, tattoos, and chocolate Irish coins! Materials will be available while supplies last. These crafts are recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration is required.

Wednesday, February 23 The Museum of Science will present two sessions of their “Night Sky” Program at the Nesmith Library. This program features an inflatable silver planetarium with a realistic, projected night sky showing planet and Moon positions by video. Entrance to the Starlab is through a four-foot diameter tunnel and attendees will be sitting on the floor throughout the program, so children should dress accordingly. The library has scheduled two sessions of the same Sky Lab program to be presented. The first one begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the second one at 11:15 a.m. Each session is 30 minutes in length. Registration is required, and children must be 6 years of age or older to register for this program. Space is limited, so call the library at 432-7154 or stop by the front circulation desk to register.

Pelham Senior Lunch

Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Monday – Friday, February 15 – January 21 Tuesday - Chicken Pot Pie, Cauliflower, Bread, Cranberry Sauce, Chocolate Pudding Wednesday - Roast Beef with Horseradish, Baby Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Roll, Red Velvet Cake Thursday - Pork Chop with Gravy, Mashed Potato, Broccoli, Corn Muffin, Dessert Friday - Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Chef’s Blend Veggies, Oatmeal Bread, Tropical Fruit

Religious Events

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

Seminars & Courses

Tuesday, February 22 The Pelham Public Library will offer another certified Red Cross Babysitting Course from 10 a.m. to 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. 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. There is a cost for this valuable program per participant, which 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 635-7581 to sign up today.

Saturday, April 2, and Saturday, April 9 Windham Recreation will be offering an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course in April. This class is for boys and girls ages 11-13. The class will be meeting on Saturday, April 2, and Saturday, April 9. For specifics on the time and location, contact the Recreation Office. There is a cost for the course per child, which includes all materials. The deadline to register is March 15. To register or for more information, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@Windh

Sports & Recreation

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

Saturday, February 12 The Pelham Baseball League will hold two walk-in Registrations for on Saturday, February 12, at the Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, March 3, during Community Night at either Pelham Elementary or Memorial School from 6-9 p.m. Registrations for Farm through Babe Ruth will be accepted through March 15. Registrations for T-Ball will be accepted through April 15. First-time registrants will be required to provide a birth certificate at time of registration. T-Ball players must be age 4-6 on or before April 30, 2011. All inquiries should be directed as follows: Little League’s Player Agent,

Ed Gleason, 635-8071, 508- 0536, or ednmaryg@

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Wednesday, February 16, and Friday, February 25 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is currently holding registrations for the Girls and Boys 2011 Spring Lacrosse League. Both seasons begin in early March with indoor practices, and outdoor games and practices will follow. Activity open to girls and boys ages 8 through 14. There is a cost to register, and the cost of uniform is separate if needed. The deadline to register for the girls is February 16, and for the boys is February 25. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 635-2721 or by e-mail at

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@WindhamN

Saturdays, March 6 – April 2 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer 2011 Indoor Soccer at the Pelham Elementary and Memorial School gyms from March 6 through April 2. This league is open to boys and girls ages 3-12. No experience needed. Teams are a mix of boys and girls and space is limited. Registration forms are available at our town hall office, or you can print a form online (www.pelhamweb. com/recreation). You may also register/pay online at Forms may be mailed or dropped off at 6 Village Green. The regisration deadline is February 25, after which a late fee will be charged. Coaches/assistants are needed! A coaches’ meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 1 at 6 p.m. in Memorial cafe. E-mail, or call 635-2721 with any questions or to volunteer as a coach.

Saturdays, March 6 – April 2 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is offering a one-hour instructional clinic on soccer for children ages 5-12 from 8-9 a.m. at Pelham Elementary school gym before the Indoor Soccer games. You need not be registered for Indoor Soccer to participate. Applications are available at recreation or at the Town Hall office. You may also sign up at https://webtrac. and pay with MC/Visa. Sign up by February 25 for your child to learn age-appropriate skills in a fun atmosphere with some great Elite UK Soccer clinic coaches. E-mail recreation@pelhamweb. com or call 635-2721 with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents. There is a cost per player.

Starting in March Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer Introductory Martial Arts lessons available in Pelham for children ages 4-7. The program will begin in March. Space is limited; first- come, first-served. For more information or to ask for registration forms and details, call 635-2721.


In last week’s edition, one of the candidates mentioned in the “Same ‘Ol, Same ‘Ol for Pelham Voters” article who is running for the position of Library Trustee was misspelled. The name should have read Doug Fyffe.

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