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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, Hills Memorial Library, 6 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., third Wednesday/Thursday, email or call 603-423-1081 for more information.

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 Tuesday. 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.


Fax 879-9707 Community Events

Saturday, February 19 The Women’s Fellowship Community Church of Hudson will sponsor a concert by the Noel Brothers and special guest, guitar extraordinaire George Parker, to benefit the Anne Marie House. The concert will be held at the church, located at 19 Central Street, Hudson, starting at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted.

Sunday, February 20 The Hudson Kiwanis will hold the 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at Robinson Pond in Hudson. Sign-ups will be held from 7:30-10 a.m., and the tournament ends at 1 p.m. Bait will be available from a licensed NH bait dealer. Trophies will be awarded for winners under age 15, and there will be cash prizes for adults. The first- through sixth-place categories are: Perch, Pickerel, and most unusual catch. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. Hot food and drinks will be available. There is an entry fee, with a discounted price for children under age 15. Contest sets a three-hole limit per entrant.

Tuesday, February 22 Girls in grades K-3 are invited to come learn about Girl Scouts at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Erin by Friday, February 18, by calling 627-4158, ext. 151, or e-mail

Saturday, February 26 The Hudson Checklist Supervisors will be in session at the Town Hall, 12 School Street, from 11-11:30 a.m. for the purpose of registering voters and making changes to the checklist. Residents should present a picture ID and proof of residency. This is the last opportunity to register to vote at the March 8 Town Election. Residents are reminded that they may register at the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

The Litchfield Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the new Town Hall, 2 Liberty Way, Suite 3, for the purpose of additions and corrections to the checklist and for voter registration from 11-11:30 a.m. Voter registration can also be done at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

Thursday, March 3 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold a presentation on the new health care reform law at 7:30 a.m. in the Chamber office. “Health Care Today,” a presentation by Southern New Hampshire Health System, will explore the elements of the new healthcare reform law and what it means for the members of the greater Nashua community. Healthcare Reform affects everyone, and the more consumers know about its many provisions, the better decisions they can make. Speakers will cover the legislation and the reform timeline through 2020, changes in insurance coverage, and the Accountable Care Organization pilots. They will also address the effects this will have on the hospitals and the new ways that consumers may want to think about their health care. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. The presentation is approximately 45 minutes and will include opportunity for questions and answers.

Community Events

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.

Tuesday, March 15 Friends of Dave Weaver, the Director and owner of The New England Catching Camp, LLC, have banded together to hold a fundraiser to support “Coach Dave” and his family through his ongoing battle against rectal cancer. Coach Dave Weaver of Hudson is a huge factor in the wave of extremely well-trained baseball and softball catchers moving up in the leagues from the Cal Ripken Baseball League to Division II and I colleges. Dave has been extremely dedicated to the youth of New Hampshire and far beyond, but now needs help in a serious way. A benefit, “Catchers Against Cancer,” is scheduled for March 15 at the VFW, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson, from 6-9 p.m. The benefit will include a light meal, silent auction, and raffles. Individuals unable to attend can send donations to: Friends of Dave Weaver, 5 Partridge Circle, Hudson, NH 03051. For more information on “Catchers Against Cancer,” contact Betsy Woolums at or Tom Lang at, or by calling 548-5637.


Tuesday, February 22 – Friday, February 25 Looking for something to do during vacation? The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will be hosting “Vacation Family Fun Days” from Tuesday, February 22, through Friday, February 25. There will be a free family movie each day at 1 p.m. and board games for all ages from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. The movies that will be shown are as follows: Tuesday, Open Season; Wednesday, The Last Airbender; Thursday, Ramona and Beezus, and Friday, The Game Plan.

School Activities

Friday, March 4 The Senior Class at Campbell High School will host its first annual Taco Night from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria, following two successful family-style Italian dinners last fall. The menu includes chips and salsa, chili and corn bread, and a Taco Bar. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for community members. All patrons will be served by the professional waitstaff made up of members of the senior class. All proceeds will go to benefit the senior class. Contact Aimee Burns ( or Michael Boutselis (mboutselis@litchfieldsd. org) for more information.


In the article entitled “Hudson Town Finances for FY2011 Now Up to the Voters” on the front page of the February 11 edition of the Hudson~Litchfield News, the article was referring to the FY2012 budget, not the FY2011.

Monday, March 7 A mandatory Campbell High School Spring Parent/Athlete Sports Meeting will be held at the CHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. All students interested in playing a Spring Sport at Campbell, and their parents, must be in attendance. Only those who attended the Fall or Winter Sports information meeting will be excused. Topics that will be discussed are pre-season requirements, physicals, and tryout dates. If you have any questions, please call ‘Coach K’ or Gabe Falzarano at 546-0306.

Also, the Supervisors Association Contract contains the following cost items, as opposed to what was reported in the article: (corrections are bolded)

First-year cost:

Second-year cost: Third-year cost:

Amount $507

$66,250 $79,665

COLA 0% 2% 3%

Seminars & Courses

Sundays, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20 The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems basic objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense to women. This is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. 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 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. To register for this or future self-defense training programs, or for more information, contact Officer Adam Lisehinsky at 886-6011.

Sports & Recreation

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. There is a $5 entry fee. Registration will be held at Hills Garrison School starting at 10 a.m., or pre-register by e-mailing at There is no age limitation for riders or team. You may have a team of one or five—no limit. 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.

Monday, February 28 The Hudson Girls’ Softball League will hold the final walk-in registration at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street (near H.O. Smith School) from 6-8 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded from our Website,

Saturday, March 12

Hudson Cub Scouts presents a Beginner Chess Program at 1 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street. Glenn Davison presents this class with the enthusiasm of a life-long chess player who plays often and offers many interesting details about the game of chess. Glenn Davison has taught many chess classes and his students say that his workshop is interesting and fun for everyone. His instruction includes the fact that “Ivan the Terrible” was a keen chess player who died while playing chess. Space is limited, so please e-mail bldibble@aol. com if you plan to attend.

Saturday, March 26

Hudson United Soccer Club’s Recreational soccer league for ages 6 through 9 will hold sign-ups and evaluations at the Tabernacle church gym on Route 102 in Litchfield. The evaluations for 6- and 7-year-olds will be held from 9-10 a.m., and for 8- and 9-year- olds from 10-11 a.m. Please wear sneakers (no cleats) and bring a water. For more information, e-mail

Hudson United Soccer Club has openings for players on their U12 boys and U13 girls’ travel soccer teams. Open tryouts for these openings will be held on March 26 at the Tabernacle church gym, Route 102, Litchfield, from 11 a.m. to noon. Please wear sneakers or indoor soccer shoes (no cleats), and bring a water. All towns are welcome to try out. For more information, e-mail

Correction In the “In My Opinion…” feature article entitled,

“The History of Hudson’s Libraries” on page 6 of the February 11 edition of the Hudson~Litchfield News, the writer’s name was inadvertently misspelled. The article was written by Connie Owen, not Connie Owens as it appeared in the paper.

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