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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, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers 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 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

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 23 The first 2011 Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua. Visit for the rest of the 2011 collection schedule. Residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, and Windham are welcome to attend. There will be a $10 user fee per vehicle, which covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of waste. Residents who bring more than this amount will be charged accordingly to help offset the additional costs. A variety of common household hazardous waste (HHW) products are accepted at the collection events. For a complete list of accepted items, visit, or call 424-2240. Electronics are also collected, and there is a small fee for electronics recycling (prices vary by item). As a reminder, latex paint is not accepted at collection events; instead, it should be dried out and disposed at your local landfill or transfer station. Medications are also not accepted at HHW collection events. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a national drug take back collection on Saturday, April 30.

The Alvirne High School Drama Troop – Class Act – will hold its Electronics Recycle Fundraiser at the school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring in computers, TVs, printers, old cell phones, etc. No appliances accepted. There will also be a carwash and concessions. Come support the group and do some spring cleaning by getting rid of your old electronics.

The GFWC – Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Rabies Clinic. Dr. Allen J. Conti of the Hudson Animal Hospital will be at the Hudson Animal Control Facility on Constitution Drive in Hudson from 9 a.m. until noon to inoculate dogs and cats against rabies. Any dog or cat owner in the Nashua/ Hudson area whose pet is in need of a rabies vaccination is invited to attend. Remember that puppies must be at least six months old before they can be inoculated. Previously vaccinated pets may receive a three-year shot only if their owners can show written, dated proof of an earlier vaccination, such as last year’s certificate or a dated card from the vet. Rabies collar tags are not dated and will therefore not be acceptable as proof of the earlier vaccination. A $10 fee will be charged for each pet inoculated at the clinic. The proceeds from this event will help to fund scholarships and other future projects planned by the Hudson Juniors to benefit the town and its citizens.

Saturdays, April 23 and 30

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 on Constitution Drive in Hudson will be selling license tags on April 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.

Saturday, April 30 The DEA has scheduled a second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart and Walgreens, Lowell Road, Hudson. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

Happenings Across the River

Saturday, May 21 St. Joseph Community Services, Inc. (SJCS), the provider of Meals On Wheels and Community Dining throughout Hillsborough County, will hold an Evening of Old Hollywood Glamour themed fundraiser. The Fitz, Vogt & Associates, LTD 17th Annual Ballroom Gala to benefit Meals On Wheels will be at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester from 6-11 p.m. Hundreds of fashionably attired guests will dance the night away to live music by Rico Barr and the Jumpn’ Jive Review, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an elegant

three-course dinner, bid on auctions, and enjoy a star-studded performance by local ballroom dancers. Tickets may be purchased at the discounted rate of $55 per person until April 27. After that, tickets will be $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling St. Joseph Community Services at 424-9967. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a difference in an elder or disabled neighbor’s life, please consider a donation.

Community Events

Saturday, April 30 Come out and meet your neighbors and help them get Robinson Pond ready for another fun summer of outdoor activities. The Robinson Pond Annual Clean-up will be held from 9-11 a.m. Meet at the Robinson Road boat launch. Bring rakes and gloves; trash bags will be provided. Rain date will be Sunday, May 1, from 9-11 a.m. Contact

Friday, May 6 Alvirne High School’s National Honor Society and Key Club will host a Senior Spring Fling for the senior citizens of Hudson and Litchfield. The dance will be held on May 6 at the Alvirne High Cafeteria from 6-9 p.m. Come for a night of food, dancing, music, and friends!

Saturday, May 7 Nottingham West Lions Club of Hudson will sponsor a Psychic Fair to be held at the Hudson Community Center (formerly Lions Hall), 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds support the club’s community projects and college scholarships. Call Charlene at 880-9029 or e-mail for more information or directions.

Wednesday, May 18 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Community Expo from 4-7 p.m. at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road (Route 102), Hudson. This event will showcase Alvirne’s activity groups and organizations, and it will allow local businesses the opportunity to introduce their products and services to the public. It is also a great chance for the community to meet with and learn more about the many businesses in the area. The Greater Hudson Chamber is offering exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities. Any business interested in participating can contact the Greater Hudson Chamber office at 889-4731. The Expo will be open to the public at no cost. There will be raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce Website at, or contact the office at 889-4731.


Monday – Friday, April 25 – 29 Kids ages 3-7 are invited to come to the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson for a drop-in story time, Monday-Friday at 10 a.m., during NH school vacation week.

Now through Saturday, April 30 The Rodgers Memorial Library is holding a poetry contest for Hudson students in pre- school through grade 12. Each student may enter one poem in any format. There will be prizes awarded. Deadline is April 30. Public school students can give their entries to their school librarian. Others can drop their entries off or mail them to the library. All entrants will be invited to share their poems on Thursday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m., where prizes will be awarded to the winning poets.


Wednesday, May 25 The Hudson Historical Society will hold their annual meeting and election of officers, and committee reports will be given. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Hills House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson.

Sports & Recreation

Friday, April 22 The Hudson Recreation Department will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at Benson Park. The hunt for children in grade 1 and under will begin at 6 p.m. at the Amphitheater Field; and the hunt for children in grades 2-5 will start at 7 p.m. on the same field. Rain date is Saturday, April 23, and the grade 1 and under group will begin at 10 a.m. and grades 2-5 will begin at 11 a.m.

Sunday, May 1 The 5th Annual Jay O’Halloran Memorial Scholarship Road Race, a 3K/5K run/walk, will begin at the Hills House at 11 a.m. This scholarship fund will benefit Alvirne High School graduates continuing on to college. T-shirts, race day raffles, and post- race refreshments will be available. Visit the Website at for more information or to register online.

Monday, May 23 The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School in Litchfield will hold its first Annual Golf Tournament at the Passaconaway Country Club, 12 Midway Avenue, Litchfield. Registration will be held at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will be scramble format. Pre-registration is required, and details and online registration can be found at www.StFrancisGolfTourney. org. For more information, contact

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Thursday, June 16 Registration for the upcoming Hudson Summer Tennis Program will be held on Thursday, June 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street. The lessons are in two-week sessions at a cost of $40 per session. No early registrations will be accepted.

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Friday, June 24 Registration for the Fall Soccer Program will be held on Friday, June 24, from 3-8 p.m. at the Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, Hudson, and will continue through July. Anyone registering after that will be charged a late fee.

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