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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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Community Events Friday, March 25
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 be held at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, from 4-8 p.m. All-you-can-eat soups will be donated by local Windham restaurants. All proceeds will benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire, a homeless shelter, food pantry, and soup kitchen in Manchester. For more information, go to www.awalkintheirshoes.com
Saturday, March 26 March is Red Cross Month, 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. Please join the ranks of silent heroes in our community who give blood regularly.
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 today.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.
Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1 Spring Cleaning? Don’t throw it away, donate it! The Windham PTA, in conjunction with the town’s four schools, will be sponsoring a clothing recycling drive. From Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1 at noon, we will be accepting donations of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear, and belts, as well as purses. We will also accept bedding, drapes, and soft toys. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Wednesday, March 30 Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) announced that a member of his staff will hold public office hours in Pelham on Wednesday, March 30. David Chesley, Community Outreach Liaison for Bass, will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pelham Town Hall (Conference Room), located at 6 Village Green. Constituents with questions, comments, or those in need of assistance with a federal agency are welcome to attend. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Bass’ Nashua office at 595-7701.
Saturday, April 2 The Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE) will hold their first “Poker for Pets” benefit Poker Tournament to help raise funds for pet shelters and rescue organizations throughout New England. The tournament will be held at Maxamillians, 315 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA. Check-in will be held at noon, and the game starts at 1 p.m. There is a fee/donation to play. Pre-register by April 1 and receive an extra 1,000 chips! The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, and food and beverages will be available. Checks are made payable to: Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE), c/o Jane Ash, 7 Gladys Street, Pelham, NH 03076. For more information, contact Jane Ash at ashfamily6@Comcast.net
Now through Saturday, April 9 The Friends of the Library of Windham need young artists to help create the official logo for the 2011 Strawberry Festival and Book Fair! Help your child (ages 12 and under) enter this year’s Strawberry Festival and Book Fair Design Contest and see their masterpiece used on all of the posters and advertisements for the festival. Enter the contest using the following guidelines: Submit artwork on an 8 1/2” by 11” piece of blank white paper; markers, crayons, paint, or even computer software may be used, but please do not use pencils; keep in mind that strawberries, books, and community are the theme. Submissions should be turned in by Saturday, April 9, to the front desk of the Nesmith Library. Include your child’s name, age, and phone number on the back of their design. If you need additional information, contact Stephanie Wimmer at 421-9161.
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.
Sunday, April 10 The second Annual “Styles and Smiles” Charity Fashion Show and Auction will be held at the Windham High School Theater at 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation. The Styles and Smiles charity event features an incredible community-wide collaboration of Team BellaDonna breast cancer crusaders and survivors, Windham’s High School’s humanitarian SMILES Club students, teachers, and all of the school principals (from elementary to high school), Town and State Representatives, cancer survivors, representatives from all area women’s groups, all ages, etc.
Saturday, April 16 Go Green Windham, the Windham Recreation Department, Litter Free New Hampshire, and the Windham Transfer Station are teaming up and 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, trails, 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. You can also choose a location that you know needs help and register your project to get bags and trash bag pick-up later that day. Call Dianna at 893-7334 to register a team or join a team. You can also sign in on the day of the event. You will need sturdy shoes, long- sleeved shirts and pants, socks, bug repellent if working in shrubs or wooded areas, a hat, and work gloves. Only glass, metal, plastic, and paper can be recycled. Styrofoam and shopping bags should be kept separate. No organic material (leaves and brush), please.
Library Thursday, April 7
Imagine a New Hampshire without the majestic National Forests. If it weren’t for the Weeks Act, a law that created the Eastern National Forests, we might have to! On April 7 at 6:30 p.m., Marcia Schmidt Blaine of Plymouth State University will be at the Pelham Public Library to share the stories of those individuals who saved our forests in a Save the Mountains Lecture. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, come out to this interesting lecture and learn about our state’s history.
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.
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, March 29 – April 1 Tuesday– American Chop Suey, Broccoli, Italian Bread, Jello with topping Wednesday– Hot Dog with roll, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fruit Cup Thursday– Roast Pork with gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Carrots, Applesauce, Dark Bread, Oatmeal Cookie
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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 Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. This production, from the Broadway Junior Collection, features music by Zina Goldrich, and books and lyrics by Marcy Heisler. The cast includes 6th-8th grade drama and chorus students from Windham Middle School. It’s a rare gem for the entire family. 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.
Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 The Pelham High School Performers will be presenting Get Smart, starring seniors Ryan Burke as Maxwell Smart, Siobhán Roche as Agent 99, and David Ambrosini as Chief. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. or the Saturday matinee, April 2, at 3 p.m. There is a small fee for tickets, with a discount offered to students. There is fun for all ages in this classic comedy mirroring the beloved 1960s TV show that so many have grown up with.
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. For reserved seating, contact Linda at 458-2396 or e-mail at email@example.com
. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit Windham High School students bound for Edinburgh.
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
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
Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 Pelham Parks and Recreation and Pelham Community Theatre presents Monsters Under the Bed at Sherburne Hall, 6 Village Green, Pelham, on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is a small admission fee at the door to benefit Pelham Community Theatre. E- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 635-2721 for more information. Sherburne Hall is located inside the Pelham Municipal Building. Come see this great family play with student performances from the Pelham Parks and Recreation theatre group directed by Janet Daigle in weekly classes.
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.
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