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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.


Recycling Committee, Board of Selectmen Meeting Room (lower level of Town Hall), 7 p.m., fourth Monday 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 Jennifer-DuaneDionne@comcast.net 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 NickDAlleva@myfairpoint.net.


Litchfield School Board, Campbell High School, 6:30 p.m., generally the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.


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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Sunday, March 13 Boy Scout Troop 252 will hold a Pancake Breakfast at St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, serving from 8 a.m. until noon. All donations for breakfast will help the Scouts purchase camping equipment for the new incoming Scouts. All are welcome.


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.


Saturdays, March 12 and 19 and April 2, 9, 23, and 30; and Sundays, March 13 and April 3


All 2010 dog license tags will expire on April 30. State Law requires all dogs to be licensed to avoid a fine and/or court. To assist residents, the Animal Control Facility will be selling license tags on March 12, 13, and 19 and April 2, 3, 9, 23, and 30 from 9 a.m. until noon. (Rabies certificate and spay/neuter certificate required and must be presented at time of licensing). Checks and cash only (credit/debit cards are not accepted). License tags are always available at the Town Clerk’s office at 12 School Street, Hudson. The Town Clerk’s office is also open until 6 p.m. the first and last Thursday of each month for your convenience. Call 889-PETS (7387) or the Town Clerk’s office at 886-6003 with any questions.


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 betsy@woolums.net or Tom Lang at langski93@aol.com, or by calling 548-5637.


Thursday, March 17 The Hudson American Legion Post 48, 1 Fulton Street, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner, served in the canteen from 2-7 p.m. or while it lasts. There is a small cost for the dinner.


Friday, March 18 The Hudson American Legion Post 48, 1 Fulton Street, will hold and evening of music, dancing, and karaoke by Mike Kelley from 8 p.m.-midnight. The evening will also feature drink specials for the ladies.


Saturday, March 26 The Hudson American Legion Post 48, 1 Fulton Street, will sponsor a Meat Raffle for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in the upstairs hall as well in the canteen, starting at 2 p.m. If there are any questions, you may contact Valerie Harnadek at the Hudson American Legion by calling 889-9777, or by e-mailing foxholepost48@comcast.net.


The Lions Camp Pride Board of Directors will host a benefit comedy night at the VFW Hall, 15 Bockes Road (off Rte 111), Hudson. Camp Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit summer camp for individuals of all ages with special needs. There is a cost for the tickets, which will include complimentary pizza and snacks. A cash bar will be available. Comics that have performed in Boston, Las Vegas, and on Comedy Central/Comedy Connection will be featured. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call Pat at 595-4615, Sam at 329-5603, Lillian at 889-0285, or e- mail Camppride2008@yahoo.com.


Community Events


Tuesday, March 29 The next Hudson Police Department Semi- Annual Blood Drive will be held at the Hudson Community Center from noon to 7 p.m. The Hudson Police Department is seeking assistance from the community due to cutbacks on supplies from the American Red Cross for items such as paper goods, plastic utensils, etc. Every little bit helps! For more information on volunteering time, services, or products for this event, please contact Jamie Iskra at 816-2236 or jiskra@hudsonnh.gov.


Saturday, April 2 Mark your calendars! The Hudson Kiwanis will hold their annual Colossal Indoor Yard Sale at the Hudson Kiwanis Hall, 14 Melendy Road, Hudson, from 8 a.m. to noon. Event will be held rain or shine.


Library


Sunday, March 13 The Friends of the Library monthly used book sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Hills Memorial Library Building, 18 Library Street, Hudson. The sale will feature great prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and comic books. Check out the magazine recycling/swap program. Bring current magazines during Second Hand Prose hours, and take others home free. Early-bird admittance at 10 a.m. will be granted to paid members of the Friends. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building. Donations of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are needed and can be brought to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours.


Tuesday, March 15 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will be offering a series of free computer workshops. On Tuesday, March 15, computer novices can learn computer basics at “Introduction to Computers”; and on Thursday, March 15, there will be a class in “Beginning Microsoft Excel.” Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed for all workshops except “Introduction to Computers.” Pre-register at 886-6030, ext. 4522.


Religious Events


Saturday, March 12 Litchfield Presbyterian – A Community Church, located at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, is offering a free community breakfast on the second Saturday of every month. This month, the breakfast features cooked-to-order omelets, along with our regular, full hot breakfast fare. Breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m., and all Litchfield and Hudson residents are welcome. The breakfast is free, but donations are accepted.


School Activities


Friday, March 11 The after-school program Springboard is holding the 3rd annual Chili and Chowdah Cook-Off at the Litchfield Middle School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the LMS cafeteria. Donation is $5 per person, and children under 5 are free. Come support this positive place for kids after-school, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Springboard at LMS After School Scholarship Fund. There will also be hot dogs, baked goods, and beverages, plus children’s games. To enter the competition for the best Chili and Chowdah, or for more information, contact Springboard at www.springboardschools. com or Robbin Kopaczynski at rkopaczynski@comcast.net or 1-603-682-9984.


School Activities


Tuesday, March 22 Winter Athletes of Campbell High School and their parents are cordially invited to attend the Winter Sports Athletic Awards Night, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Campbell High School Auditorium. At this ceremony, each varsity team will present two special Athletic Achievement Awards. Additionally, each sport program will acknowledge its Student Athletes, and present Varsity Letters, Junior Varsity Letters, and Certificates of Participation. The Booster Club will make a presentation to Student-Athletes who have lettered twice in Campbell High School Sports as of this season. The Varsity Club is asking both students and parents to donate $1 upon entering the Auditorium to help support the “Hoops for Hunger” initiative sponsored by the NHIAA Basketball Committee. All proceeds will go to the Litchfield Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served.


Sports & Recreation 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. Space is limited, so please e-mail bldibble@aol.com if you plan to attend.


The Hudson Heat 16U Softball league will hold a fundraising Comedy Show and Silent Auction at the Hudson VFW Hall, 15 Bockes Road, from 6:30-11 p.m. Tickets will be available for sale at the door, and will include dinner and the comedy show. There will be a cash bar. Attire is casual, and Team Gear is welcome. The comedy show will be starring Karl Zahn, Jerry Caruso, Alana Susko, and E.J. Murphy.


Saturday, March 19 The Arsenal Baseball Club is hosting the Sixth Annual Comedy Night fundraiser. The St. Patrick’s Celebration Comedy Night is presented by Laugh Riot Productions, featuring Kenny Rogerson, Mike Donovan, and Dave Decker. The show will be held at Talent Hall, located on Wood Hawk Way, just off Albuquerque Avenue in Litchfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. There is a cost for the tickets (adults only), and are available at the Litchfield Town Clerk’s office or by contacting Paul Damphousse at 598-9803 or pbdamps@comcast.net. Proceeds will benefit the Arsenal Gamers AAU baseball teams, which compete with teams across New England and plan to attend travel tournaments. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon, as they will sell out fast!


Saturday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 30 Hudson-Litchfield Youth Football & Cheer, Inc. will hold Open Registration on Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street, Hudson. HLYFC Football is grade- based/age-protected and is open to all Hudson and Litchfield children in grades 1-8, born between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2005. Spirit is open to all Hudson and Litchfield children ages 5-15, and must be age 5 by July 31, 2011. For more information or to download registration forms, visit www.hlyfc.com. Spots are limited and fill up quickly.


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