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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, March 19 The Windham Community Bands – Concert Band, Swing Band, and Flute Ensemble – will hold their 13th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser to be held at Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham. The public is invited to attend this entertaining evening. This year’s theme is “At the Pops.” The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by the music of the Windham Flute Ensemble. This is followed by a chicken marsala dinner, a concert by the Windham Concert Band, and drawings for raffle baskets and door prizes. The evening concludes with dancing to the Big Band sounds of the Windham Swing Band. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Windham Community Bands. For more information or to order tickets, call David Howard at 965-3842 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Sunday, March 20 Celina Wilt is a local Girl Scout currently working on her Gold Award project, which is to make pet beds to for cats and dogs in shelters throughout NH. As part of her project, she has planned a community day at the Nesmith Library from 1-4 p.m., where she will be collecting materials and making the pet beds, using old comforters, pillows, and blankets that would otherwise be headed to the dump. In addition, she is also collecting leftover fabric, stuffing (polyester fiberfill), towels, sheets, pillowcases, etc. that can be reused for pet beds. This is a great community service opportunity for teens!
Friday, March 25 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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Come join the students from the “A Walk in Their Shoes” group, Windham High Art Club, and the Alums of New Horizons for New Hampshire to help fight hunger and homelessness. Enjoy a meal of soups, stews, breads, and desserts, and take home a handmade bowl of your choice for a suggested donation. This fundraising event will take place at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, from 4-8 p.m. All-you-can-eat soups will be donated by Windham Restaurant, Tuscan Kitchen, Lobster Tail, Gourmet Grille, Windham Junction, Souper Moms, Windham Deli, Culinary Capers, and J. Michael’s Sports Pub. All proceeds will benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire, a homeless shelter, food pantry, and soup kitchen in Manchester.
Saturday, March 26 March is Red Cross Month, and a great time to help save a life by giving blood. Every day, blood helps people in need—accident victims, cancer patients and people with chronic medical conditions. Join us at Crossroads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross reusable grocery bag. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org
to schedule your appointment.
The New Greeley Singers, a Pelham-based community chorus, presents the third annual Cabaret fundraiser: “There’s No Business Like Show Business” at 7 p.m. at Sherburne Hall at the Village Green, just off Marsh Road in the center of Pelham. The audience will be entertained, cabaret-style, by chorus members, their soloists, and guest performers, with a variety of songs that range from opera to jazz, show tunes to old favorites, and folk songs. For sale will be desserts, beverages, and tickets for a variety of raffle baskets. Cabaret tickets should be bought in advance. For information, call Judy at 635-7438, Helen at 978-453-9982, or e-mail ngsingers@gmail. com. Tables for 8-10 can be reserved by advanced payment. Seating is limited, so get your tickets soon!
Sunday, March 27, and Sunday, April 3 Welcome spring at the Searles Castle Open House, 21 Searles Road, Windham, on Sunday, March 27, and Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket window closes at 3 p.m. The cost of the admission ticket entitles one to a chance to win a Handmade Castle Quilt. (Credit cards are not accepted.) Fabulous basket raffles will be featured. For additional information, call 890-0458. Proceeds benefit the Castle Restoration Fund.
Saturday, April 9 The American Legion Post #100, 51 Windham Road, Pelham, will hold an Indoor Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Sherry at 479-4440.
Saturday, April 16 Go Green Windham, the Windham Recreation Department, Litter Free New Hampshire, and the Windham Transfer Station are looking for volunteers for the third annual Windham Earth Day. Residents will be volunteering to clean up litter all over Windham. Come be part of the eco-team cleaning our parks, conservation areas, and streets. Volunteers should meet at the Bartley House Parking Lot at 9 a.m. to get a project location, litter bags, and join a team. If you can’t make it on the 16th, call us and pick a location for a clean-up anytime during the weekend of April 15-17. Call Dianna at 893- 7334 to register a team or join a team. You can also sign in on the day of the event.
Saturday, April 16 Windham High School will hold the Go Green/Earth Day celebration and fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club will host local, earth- friendly businesses, sell earth-friendly T-shirts and gear, and raffle off prizes, including pairs of tickets for Boston’s new line of eco-friendly Duck Tours, art displays, and presentations from various “green” businesspeople. The fair will present a free, one-time screening of an environmental documentary featuring a prominent Hollywood actor. The fair is free for all ages.
Saturday, March 19 Thanks to the generosity of our patrons, we have accumulated enough donations and to launch a “LEGO Block Party” at the Nesmith Library! Come by anytime from 1-3 p.m. to build some fun and exciting creations. This LEGO party is recommended for school-age children. Various sized blocks will be provided so that younger children will be able to build along with the older ones. The program will begin with a special presentation by the First LEGO League Team, Windham Wizards. Following the presentation, children will break out on their own to show off their creativity. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and door prizes will be raffled every half-hour. LEGO inventions will be on display in the library for a short period of time. Registration is preferred, but not required to assist us in planning quantities of supplies.
Fridays, April 8, 15, and 22 The Pelham Public Library offers a Computer Class Series every month on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. The three-part series will focus on basic computer skills, navigating the Internet, and setting up an e-mail. This series is designed to teach the beginner user. Call or drop by the library to sign up at 635-7581. Space is limited.
Thursday, March 24 The Windham High School Athletic Boosters will hold the 3rd Annual Comedy Night at Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). This is a BYOB (beer and wine) event. To order tickets, go to www.windhamjaguars.org
, or call Heather at 421-9360.
Thursday, March 24; Friday, March 25; and Saturday, March 26 The Windham Middle School Drama Club, will hold a play entitled Dear Edwina, directed by Sarah Elliott, at the Windham High School Auditorium on Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Friday, April 1 The Windham Musical Arts Association is proud to bring Roomful of Blues to Windham High School. Roomful of Blues performs a winning combination of Jump, Swing, Blues, R&B, and Soul. All proceeds will go to benefit Windham High School Band and Choir programs. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketstage.com
. Windham students can purchase student tickets through Mr. Cassedy for a discounted price.
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Sunday, April 3 Windham High School will host a Victorian Tea, an afternoon of refinement and elegance, for ages 1-100 from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy finger sandwiches and tantalizing sweets while sipping an assortment of fine teas. Juice and treats will be available for children, as well as beautiful music and lots of raffle prizes. Crafts and activities for young children. This is a great photo opportunity, so bring a camera! For reserved seating, contact Linda at 458-2396 or e-mail at lindafarr@ comcast.net
. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit Windham High School students bound for Edinburgh.
Seminars & Courses Thursday, March 24
All members of the local business community are invited to a free Business Education Seminar entitled “Organize and Prioritize for Business Success! Learn helpful tips, effective tools, and proven habits to help your business succeed.” This workshop will be led by Deb Titus of Human Capital Solutions, LLC. This workshop is open to all members of the local business community and will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and the local business host will be Breath of Sun, LLC, located at 46 Lowell Road. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 432-3806.
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 by calling 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com
Sports & Recreation
Tuesdays, March 29 – May 31 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold a Spring 2011 theater production of Dorothy Meets Alice for children of ages 6 and up. The rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from March 29 through May 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Main Street and/or Sherburne Hall in the Town Hall building. The actual production will be held on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4. No experience is needed and everyone gets a part. The size of the group is limited; first-come, first-serve. Registration forms are available at 6 Village Green or online at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Call 635-2721 with any questions, or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
Mondays, starting the end of March Pelham Parks and Recreation is offering registrations for Spring Women’s Volleyball pick-up games, to play Monday evenings at Pelham Elementary School from 7-9 p.m. at no charge. Open to women ages 18 and up. Contact our office at recreation@pelhamweb. com, call 635-2721 for a form, or print one at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. You may also register at https://webtrac.pe
lhamweb. com. The program is open to residents and non-residents alike, and is scheduled to start by the end of March.
Saturday, April 9 A “Motors in Motion with Legos” program will be held for children in grades 1-5 at the Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road, from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Have fun building LEGO cars using motors, gears, and all types of wheels. After we build the basic car, each team will customize their LEGO car and race them across the Town Hall floor. (Please note that students do not take home their LEGO cars.) There is a cost per child, with a sibling discount available. Deadline to register is March 29. To register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation @WindhamNewHampshire.com
. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Now through Friday, April 15 Pelham Parks and Recreation will once again hold an Easter Coloring Contest for children up to age 12. To enter, go to www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
and click on “Easter Egg Coloring Contest” to download the form to be colored/decorated. Submit your best drawing/coloring of an Easter Egg by returning it to the Pelham Parks and Recreation office, 6 Village Green, Pelham, by April 15. The contest will be divided into five age groups: up to 4 years; ages 5-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10; and ages 11- 12. A gift card prize will be awarded to the winners of each age group, and winners will be notified by April 22.
Saturday, April 16 Pelham Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Egg Hunt from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting (rain date will be April 23). Come on down for a great family fun time at the Village Green in front of the Town Hall and Library. Have children dress for weather conditions. Open to boys and girls, up to age 8. Egg hunt will include candy-filled eggs. An area will be sectioned off for the youngest participants. Parents are expected to stay with their child. The hunt starts promptly at noon and typically is done in very short order. Friends of the Library in Pelham (F.L.I.P.) will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Pelham library. Crossroads Baptist Church will generously provide musical entertainment and a bounce house, along with tables for face painting and coloring (weather permitting). Pelham High School volunteers will be assisting. A bike raffle will be included. Hot chocolate and coffee will be served, and the MOMS Club of Pelham will hold a bake sale.
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