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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.


Fax 879-9707 Community Events

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.

A Pet Fair and Rabies Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Griffin Park, 101 Range Road, Windham. Bring your leashed four-legged friends (dogs, cats, and ferrets) to visit with local area pet businesses for free goodies and deals. Also, you can get Fido registered and have his rabies shots updated.

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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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.

Thursday, April 14 The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3-8 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 12 Main Street, Pelham, sponsored by Knights of Columbus #6902. The Red Cross hopes that you will reach out to someone who needs another chance at life by donating blood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit our Website at

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Windham High School Junior Class Advisory will host a Pantene Beautiful Lengths haircutting event, where students can donate their hair for wigs for cancer patients. The event will be held at Windham High School Auditorium from 9-10:30 a.m. Local hair salons and hairdressers are graciously donating their time to give the donors a free haircut. In addition to the haircutting, the event will include the Windham High School Choir performing several inspirational musical numbers, the WHS Dance Team, and student videos on how cancer can affect one’s life.

Saturday, April 16 The Windham Police Department will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Red Cross hopes that you will reach out to someone who needs another chance at life by donating blood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit our Website at

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. Volunteers should meet at the Bartley House Parking Lot at 9 a.m. to get a project location, litter bags, and join a team. Call Dianna at 893-7334 to register a team or join a team. You can also sign in on the day of the event. Wear a bright-colored shirt for safety. Only glass, metal, plastic, and paper can be recycled. Styrofoam and shopping bags should be kept separate.

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. It presents a look at the state of the global environment, including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s ecosystems. The fair is free for all. If your business has taken strides to reduce your carbon footprint and/or you sell earth-friendly products and would like to join the fair, contact

Community Events

Saturday, April 16, through Saturday, May 7 You can help new mothers and their families through the Windham Woman’s Club Sixth annual Baby Shower Project. You can help provide items for The Upper Room in Derry, an educational and charitable organization offering assistance to new mothers and their families. Please help fill our Baby Basket with new baby and toddler clothing, diapers, and other baby items, as well as vouchers for pharmacies and grocery stores. Donations can be brought to the Windham Nesmith Library from April 16 through May 7. For more information, contact chairman Linda Gallagher at 889-1422.


Friday, April 8 The Pelham Library will hold “Red Sox Day” at the library in honor of Opening Day at Fenway Park in Boston, and they invite you to enjoy front-row seats for the game in the Ernest Matthew Law Reading Room at the Pelham Library. The Red Sox will play an afternoon game at 2:05 p.m. against the dreaded Yankees! In addition to watching the live telecast of the game, you can enjoy a Fenway frank and play some baseball trivia!

Monday, April 11 A representative from the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, will come to the Nesmith Library from 1-2 p.m. to present a program on Earth Worms. They are wiggly and slimy and they are one of the most important animals in the world. At the end of the program, we will release the worms in the library’s garden, weather permitting. This program is for homeschooling families with children ages 4-10. Please call 432-7154 to sign up. If you have any questions, call 432- 7154 and ask for Lori Morse.

Pelham Senior Lunch

Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, April 12 – April 15 Tuesday– Chicken Breast, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Potato, Green Beans, Bread, Jell-O Wednesday– Beef Stew, Squash, Biscuit, Pudding of the Day Thursday– Roast Pork/Gravy, Scalloped Potato, Spinach, Bread, Cookie Friday– Fish Chowder, Pear & Cottage Cheese Salad, Bread/Crackers, Dessert

Religious Events

Friday, April 8 Windham Bible Chapel, 14 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham, would like to invite you and your family for a free Family Movie Night. The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, starring Gavin McLeod, is the heartwarming story that shows the difference that one person can make in a neighborhood. The movie begins at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:40 p.m.

Friday, April 15

All are welcome to the First Congregational Church of Pelham United Church of Christ free Community Spaghetti Supper, serving from 5:45-7 p.m. The supper is part of the outreach of the Mission Committee to the community. A movie will also be shown for the kids! There is no charge for the supper.

School Activities

Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9 You are invited to join a salty crew of colorful buccaneers when Pirates! The Musical sets sail on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Sherburne Hall in Pelham for two performances. This story is about a boisterous, zany pirate crew with a stowaway on board. The 40- minute, kid-friendly musical is written by John Jacobsen and Roger Emerson, and will be performed by Saint Patrick School students under the direction of Director Amy Morello and Assistant Director Lori McDermott (both teachers at the school). Advanced tickets can be reserved at a discounted price by e-mailing Kim Walsh at They may also be purchased at the door.

Seminars & Courses Monday, April 11

In honor of “National Healthcare Decision Making Day,” the Warde Health Center in Windham will host an educational family night to learn more about Advanced Directives, decision-making for loved ones, Code Status, and the responsibilities of Durable Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, with special guest speaker Don Rabun from the Office of Long Term Care Ombudsman. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to Nikki Jobin, BSW, by calling 890-1290, ext. 131, or e-mail SS@wardehealth. com.

Sports & Recreation

Starting Monday, April 11 The Windham Recreation Department is offering Pilates Classes on Monday evenings at the Town Hall. Pilates is a sensational, total body-conditioning program. These classes are taught by a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Pilates Instructor who can modify exercises to meet your individual needs. Two levels of classes are offered. Pilates level I will be held at 5:30 p.m. and is for anyone new to Pilates. Pilates level II will be at 6:30 p.m., and is faster-paced for people already familiar with this popular form of exercise. There is a cost for the 8-week session. Call Marie Theodhosi at 437-9575, or e-mail to register for class.

Monday, April 11 The Wolverines Youth Football and Cheer program is kicking off its first Parents’ Social and Fundraiser event from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tuscan Kitchen. The evening will provide parents of players and cheerleaders a unique opportunity to learn more about the Wolverines’ program. They will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a sneak peek at the uniforms and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a media presentation. For parents who did not purchase tickets last Saturday at the high school, advance ticket purchases can still be made Saturday, April 9, from 9-11 a.m. in the Windham High School lobby or at the door on Monday night. If parents want more information about the event, log onto and click on “documents” to see our latest newsletter.

Wednesdays, April 13 – May 11 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is offering Introductory Karate lessons for children ages 4-7 starting April 13 for 4 Wednesdays (skip April 27 due to school vacation week). There is a cost for the class, and the lessons will be held from 5:30-6 p.m. in Pelham with instructor Bert Cunningham. This program is open to children who have not previously registered for it, and is limited in size. First-come, first- served. Loose, comfortable clothing is all that’s needed. Forms are available to print at, or you may register and pay online with MC/Visa at E-mail, or call 635- 2721 with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents alike.

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 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. Open to boys and girls, up to age 8. An area will be sectioned off for the youngest participants. The hunt starts promptly at noon. 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 provide musical entertainment and a bounce house, along with tables for face painting and coloring (weather permitting). A bike raffle will be included. Hot chocolate and coffee will be served.

The Windham Recreation Department will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at the Town Hall. Windham youth up to age 9 are invited to come and hunt for colorful eggs that will be hidden around the designated areas. The fun starts at 10:45 a.m. sharp—rain, snow, sleet, or shine! The areas will be divided up into three age groups: up to age 2, ages 3-5, and ages 6-9. The Easter Bunny will be hoppin’ by for photos as well! For more information, contact Cheryl Haas in the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@

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