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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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Saturday, April 2 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. It’s indoors, so it will be held rain or shine.


Saturdays, April 2, 9, 23, and 30; and Sunday, 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.


Sunday, April 3


As a public service to our area residents and their pets, the Litchfield Historical Society has organized its annual Rabies Clinic. It will be held at the Fur ‘N Feathers Pet Spa, 273 Derry Road (Route 102), Litchfield, from 10 a.m. to noon. Dr. Sarah Garland and her veterinarian technician, Melissa Sheldon, will donate their time and expertise to vaccinate dogs and cats. Their commitment to our pets is especially appreciated in these challenging economic times. The fee for the Rabies vaccination will be $10 per pet. Terri Briand, the Litchfield Town Clerk and Tax Collector, will be available to register Litchfield dogs, ensuring that their owners meet the April 30 deadline for dog registration. Residents from surrounding communities are welcome to take advantage of the Clinic and bring their pets to be vaccinated. This event will be held rain or shine.


Saturday, April 9 The Litchfield Firefighters’ Association will hold its Annual Ham and Bean Supper from 4-7 p.m. in the Griffin Memorial School Cafeteria, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discount for seniors and children. Children under 4 are free. Proceeds from this event will go to help supply hot meals to residents in need, an annual scholarship opportunity to a Campbell High School student looking to pursue a career in public safety, along with other opportunities through the Litchfield Firefighters’ Association.


The Pink Panthers will hold a fundraiser dance featuring ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s music at the American Legion Post 48, 37 Central Street, Hudson (American Legion has donated the hall for the dance), from 7:30-11:30 p.m. There will be a DJ from “A Good Time DJ’s.” All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.” There will be a 50/50 raffle, along with various gifts to raffle off. Tickets are $10 each; contact Betty Holt at 883-3126 for tickets.


Sunday, April 10 Litchfield School District is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair from 1-3:30 p.m. at Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield. This community-wide event will provide the public with health and safety information for all ages. There will be fun family activities, such as basketball foul shots, karate, yoga, and self-defense. Information will be available on nutrition, physical fitness, personal safety, and much more. There will be free tickets for raffle prizes and chair massages will be available for a nominal fee. For more information, contact Hilda Lawrence at 546-0300, ext. 3112, or visit the school district Websites.


Saturday, April 16 The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Bunny Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson. Come enjoy eggs, bacon, pancakes, baked goods, and more. Have fun with kid’s crafts, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children (2-12), and free for children under 2. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will be used for improvements to the butterfly garden at Benson Park, a joint project with the Hudson Community Club. For more information, contact Debbie Dunn at 594-0332.


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Monday, April 4 The Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Hudson Community Center Building, 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson. The program is the Annual Auction to benefit the New England Quilt Museum. This year’s theme is “This Old Bag.” There is no guest fee for this event. For more information, go to www.hannahdustinqg.org.


Sunday, April 10 The Hudson Historical Society will hold their second annual Tea to benefit needy children. An etiquette expert of 1890 will give an illustrated lecture and relate the proper manners for men and women. Admission for this unique program is an Easter Basket for either a girl or boy that will be distributed by St. Vincent de Paul, the local food pantry of Hudson. Seating is limited, so if you plan on attending, please contact a committee member to see if there is space available.


School Activities


Tuesday, April 12 The Campbell High School Key Club cordially invites the Hudson and Litchfield communities to their Community Coffee House in the school cafeteria from 7-9 p.m. Come hear and support our CHS students as they perform music and share their poetic gifts. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children, and refreshments will be available. All proceeds go to benefit the Bedford Animal Rescue League. Contact mboutselis@litchfieldsd.org with any questions.


Friday, April 15 Are you concerned about your child’s development? A Childfind clinic for children ages 3-6 years old will be held at the Griffin Memorial School, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, from noon to 2 p.m., and is open to any Litchfield resident. The clinic will screen students for possible speech and language disabilities, motor skills, and overall developmental functioning. An appointment is required. Please contact Griffin Memorial School at 424-5931 for additional information or to make an appointment.


Library Monday, April 4


Beginning and experienced writers are invited to share their work and give feedback to others at the new Hudson Writer’s Group. The group will meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. The next meeting is April 4. Call 886-6030, ext. 4522, for more information.


Wednesday, April 6 The Rodgers Memorial Library will offer a workshop on “Introduction to Computers” at 1:30 p.m. No prior computer experience is necessary. Pre-register at 886-6030, ext. 4522. The library is located at 194 Derry Road (Rte. 102), Hudson. Call or check our Website, www.rodgerslibrary.org, for future workshops.


Thursday, April 7 Join Miss Carrie-Anne at the Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, 269 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, for Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy stories, songs, and fun. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear!


Seminars & Courses


Monday, April 11, through Monday, June 6 A free, eight-session educational program called Parents Meeting the Challenge will begin on Monday, April 11, and run through June 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Campbell High School in Litchfield. This program provides tools, strategies, and information to help caregivers meet the challenges of caring for a child with emotional and behavioral disorders, to navigate the system, and advocate for their child’s mental health needs. For more information and to register, please visit www.naminh.org/pmc or call Sue Allen-Samuel at 225-5359, ext. 28, or 1-800-242-6264, ext. 28.


Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15 The Hudson Police Department is sponsoring the AARP Driving Safety Program. The class will be held in the Anne Seabury Community Room, Hudson Police Department, 1 Constitution Drive, Hudson. The class is two days consisting of four hours of instruction on both days. It will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost for the course is a reasonable $12 fee for AARP members and $14 for non- members. This course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Participating individuals will learn how to avoid traffic hazards and may be eligible for auto insurance discounts (for more information, please contact your insurance agent). Class size is limited, so contact Detective Joseph Hoebeke at 816-2245 to reserve your seat.


Thursdays, April 14 – June 9 The Hudson Police Department is accepting applications for its 13th Citizen Police Academy. The academy will begin on Thursday, April 14, from 6:30-9 p.m. The CPA will meet for nine consecutive Thursdays until June 9. Our Academy is designed to be a learning experience and to allow participants to better understand their police department and how it operates. Different topics will be covered each week, such as DWI and Field Sobriety Testing, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Introduction to the District Court, and a tour of the NH 911 facility. The academy is open to Hudson residents, town business owners or managers, and members of community service groups. Those interested may enroll online at our Website at www.hudsonpd. com, or by picking up an application at the Hudson Police Department. If you have any questions, contact Master Patrol Officer Christopher Cavallaro at 816-2272 or ccavallaro@hudsonnh.gov. Space is limited, so register early.


Sports & Recreation


Thursday, April 7, and Saturday, April 9 Registration for the Hudson Men’s and Women’s Softball Leagues will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 9, from 10-11 a.m. Anyone wishing to join either league must stop by the Hudson Recreation Department, 2 Oakwood Street, on one of these dates, or during normal business hours.


Sunday, April 10 Litchfield Middle School is hosting its 5th Annual Raider Run 5k Road Race at Campbell High School in Litchfield at noon. All ages are welcome. There will be a free “mini me” Raider Run for kids 8 and under beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pre-register for a reduced fee. All runners will receive a ticket for a free slice of pizza at the Wellness Fair being held at Campbell High School immediately afterwards. Entry forms for the race can be picked up at LMS, CHS, or the Litchfield Town Hall. Any questions can be directed to ttarr@litchfieldsd.org or jhenriquez@litchfieldsd.org.


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