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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.


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Saturday, February 26 The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Room located in the Pelham Police Station, for corrections and additions to the checklist pursuant to R.S.A. 654:27,28, 36,37,44; 669:5. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until Election Day, except as provided in R.S.A. 659:12. and R.S.A. 654:8, ll.


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 aarp.org/money/ taxaide.


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, March 1 The annual Windham Ballot Information Night will be held in the Resource Room at the Nesmith Library at 7 p.m. The Windham town warrant will be presented item by item for voters. Each section will be presented by a representative of the various boards (School, Town, and Planning Boards). Copies of the warrant will be available. This is not a forum for debate, but rather an opportunity for voters to understand the ballot as printed. This annual event is hosted by the Windham Democratic Town Committee as a service to the voters. As with all town politics, it is non-partisan. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Kristi St. Laurent at Kristi@windems.org with any questions.


Wednesday, March 2 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post #10722 of Pelham will host the annual Pelham Candidate’s Night from 7-9 p.m. at Sherburne Hall as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Get Out To Vote” campaign. The event will be televised live on PTV with phone number(s) available for call-in of questions to candidates. The reruns will follow on PTV through Voting Day, March 8. Get your questions ready and tune in for the phone number to call.


Friday, March 4 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 Pelham, 6 Main Street (next to St. Patrick’s parking lot), will hold one of its monthly theme dinners from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March’s theme is a “Country/Western Dinner” and the menu will include ham and beans, chili, potato salad, and coleslaw. Enjoy free babysitting and all you can eat! There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Advanced sales/reservations can be made by contacting: Mark McCabe at 635-1540 (vfwmark.mccabe@yahoo.com), Gene Carter at 635-7863, or Diane Brunelle at 635-3307 (cell: 508-0820). Come join us for these fun monthly evenings out! Dress the theme and win a prize! Costume winners get a free ticket to the next dinner. After dinner, stay a while to play our new Food and Fun Raffle.


Sunday, March 6 Jamie White from Windham and Maire Folan from Derry are gearing up for the upcoming “Toolbelt Diva Party” event to be held from 3-5 p.m. at Windham Presbyterian Church. The hands-on workshop and social event is free to the public.


Tuesday, March 8 Town Election Day – Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please get out and vote!


Come vote March 8 at Windham High School! The Windham Woman’s Club will have a bake sale table at this event. There will be a delicious variety of homemade baked goodies, drinks, and more! They also will be selling the Windham Woman’s Club tote bags and puzzles depicting some of Windham’s town buildings. Proceeds will go to benefit their many civic and community efforts.


Friday, March 11 The Pelham Fish and Game Club, 100 Simpson Mill Road, Pelham, will hold a St. Paddy’s Sham-Rockin’ Eve, featuring Jim Plunkett from 7 p.m. to midnight. All adults are welcome to come have a rockin’ time with the legendary entertainer who has performed through the years in Boston and at the Cape. It is expected to be a sell-out event! There is a cost for tickets, which includes food, dessert, coffee, and entertainment. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine. Tickets will be available at the Pelham Police Department in the Community Room from March 7-10 from 3-7 p.m., and through St. Patrick School in Pelham. If the event does not sell out in advance, tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by the St. Patrick School, Pelham.


Community Events


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.


Wednesday, March 16, and Friday, March 18 The Pelham Police Department is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course. The two- day class will be held at the Pelham Police Station on March 16 and March 18 from 9 a.m. until 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 N.H. offer discounts after taking this class. The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. There is a cost for the class, with a discount for AARP members. For more information or to register for the class, contact Lt. Brian McCarthy at 635-2411.


Library


Now through February 28 The Pelham Public Library is happy to host Cathy J. Geisler of Sea-Jay Photography as the February Artist of the Month. As a native New Englander, Sea-Jay uses local landscapes, animals, and nature’s gifts to create images that are treasured keepsakes to all who receive them. Throughout the month, her work will be hanging in the vestibule gallery for the public’s viewing.


Religious Events


Saturday, March 5 All women are invited to join in honoring Our Lady for First Saturday Devotions at St. Patrick Parish, Main Street, Pelham, in the Knights of Columbus Hall. We begin with Mass at 8 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 8:30 a.m. Then, come enjoy a pot-luck breakfast in the Parish Center. Laurie Geck from St. Thomas Aquinas will speak on “Living Lent by Our Blessed Mother’s Example.” For more information, call Linda at 930-6436, or e-mail WomenOfMaryNH@yahoo.com. Adoration will be available before Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel.


Tuesday, March 8 Celebrate in grand style with Pelham’s own Fat Tuesday. St. Patrick’s Teen Ministry will hold a Mardi Gras celebration for all St. Patrick’s parish families from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Patrick Parish Center. Families with children ages 2 and up are invited to join in the fun while learning about the season of Lent. Dinner with traditional fare, including delicious king cakes, will be served. Take part in games, face painting, prizes, and take-home suggestions for observing Lent with your family. Contact Teen Minister Lisa Zolkos for more information at lisa@stpatricks-pelham.com.


Saturday, March 12 Rylie HOPE Cruz is a beautiful little two-year-old who is fighting for her life against a form of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma. Rylie HOPE’s birthday is March 12, and she will be turning 3 years old. Please join her family and friends in the community on the Village Green to pray for the best birthday present she could as for… a miracle. A prayer vigil will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Village Green (due to excessive snow, it will be held in the Library parking lot), Marsh Road, Pelham. Arrive around 5 p.m. Parking will be in the Lyon’s Park parking lot and also at Memorial School. It may be chilly, so plan to dress warm. At 5:30 p.m., they will be singing Happy Birthday to Rylie HOPE! After singing, pink balloons will be released. Immediately following the balloon release, Carlisa Choate from the New England Pentecostal Church will lead the group in prayer. Please bring one pink balloon per family if you wish to release a balloon, and as many pink candles as you wish, to light during the prayer vigil.


School Activities


Friday – Sunday, March 4 – 6, and Friday – Saturday, March 11 – 12 Windham High School’s production of the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be presented on the following dates and times: Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m.; and Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. The Drowsy Chaperone is an homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them.


School Activities


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. 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 Gym. 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.


Sunday, March 27


Steepletop Kindergarten and Nursery will be having a Candyland Fair and Open House from 2-4 p.m. This is a free event for children aged 2 to 5 years and their families. Please join us for face painting, crafts, and games. For more information, see our Website: www.Steepletop.com.


Seminars & Courses


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@WindhamNewHampshire.com.


Sports & Recreation


Starting Monday, February 28 Train like an athlete and/or get ready for summer sports. Challenge and improve your performance by participating in the best fitness boot camp in Southern New Hampshire. Accept the ultimate challenge and join us three days a week for full-body conditioning workouts designed to improve every component of fitness. The next four- week session begins on Monday, February 28, and classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Center School in Windham. For all the details and to reserve your spot, contact Joe Grillo, MS, CSCS at 289-3088, or visit www.onthemovefit.net. Program sponsored by Windham Recreation.


Friday, March 4 Have you ever seen a small Burmese python? A small parrot? An American Alligator? Join Granite State Zoo for their monthly visit to Windham at the Windham Senior Center, 2 North Lowell Road, at 10 a.m. Ages 2.75 to 5 are invited to join us as we learn about these animals, and even touch some! Pre- registration is required. To register for the program, contact Cheryl Haas at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNew Hampshire.com.


Saturday, March 5, and Monday, March 7 The Windham Wolverines Youth Football and Cheer program is looking for energetic girls, ages 5-12, interested in becoming a member of the Wolverines’ cheer teams for the inaugural 2011 season. Based on registrations, two or three cheer teams are planned. Practices will be 3-4 times per week before the season and twice weekly during the season. Opportunities to participate in cheer competitions are being explored. The program is also looking for parent volunteers (no experience necessary) and coaches with some cheer experience. High school cheerleaders are encouraged to get involved for community service and to have a great experience. The program is for girls ages 5-12 by July 31, 2011. Registration will be held at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, on Saturday, March 5, from 9-11 a.m., and Monday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate, completed registration form (printed from Website), and cash or check for the registration fee. You will also be given the option of paying half of the fee(s) at the time of registration. The balance will be due when uniforms are distributed. For more information or to volunteer, go to www.windhamyouthfootball.org or e-mail kim.oliveira@windhamyouthfootball.org.


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