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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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Now through Saturday, May 7 You can help bring a heartwarming and caring feeling to 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. It’s a wonderful feeling to bring a smile of joy to new mothers and their families. For more information, contact chairman Linda Gallagher at 889-1422. We thank you in advance for your caring and wonderful support of our organization.
Saturday, April 23 The first 2011 Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua. Visit www. nashuarpc.org/hhw
or call 424-2240 for the rest of the 2011 collection schedule, or to see what is accepted. 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. 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 in communities across the country on Saturday, April 30.
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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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 the Pelham Police Department in the Community Room, and the Windham Police Department. 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. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the first event or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.
Mark your calendars! Looking for some great finds? Do you have items you want to get rid of? The Windham Woman’s Club will be having their Yard Sale at Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road. Drop off your donated items on Friday, April 29. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund.
Friday, May 6 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 Veterans of Foreign Wars & Ladies Auxiliary invite you to join them for a “Loyalty Day” Awards Dinner to honor Pelham’s “Outstanding Volunteers” from 6-9 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Main Street, Pelham. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. All are welcome.
This July, a group of students from Windham and the surrounding area will spend a week repairing roofs and homes in an impoverished area of West Virginia. In order to raise money for construction materials, the teens are hosting a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser and hope you will come and support them. This delicious Pasta Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Rd, Windham. The cost for the dinner is a donation of your choice. The trip is organized through Hope Force International, a leading non- profit Christian organization dedicated to helping people around the world who experience crisis, suffering, and poverty.
you are unable to attend the pasta dinner, but would like to donate money towards the building materials, checks can be made out to Windham Presbyterian Church (with “WV mission trip” on the memo line), and dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays. You can mail donations to 1 Church Road, Windham, NH 03087.
Saturday, May 7 The Cancer Free Cafe (Pelham Relay for Life) team is hosting a Yard/Bake Sale at the First Congregational Church, 3 Main Street, Pelham, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delicious, homemade baked goods will be available while they last! Yard sale items include new and used bicycles, snowboard boots and other sports equipment, power tools, hand tools, furniture, kitchen appliances, electronics, candles, clothing, books, and tons more! All proceeds benefit the June Pelham Relay for Life event!
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Saturday, May 21 The Boy Scouts of Windham will be holding a Submarine Sandwich sale. Submarine Sandwiches will be made by Boy Scouts of Windham’s Troop 266 and then delivered to your door before noon. All you need to do is place your order from one of the industrious Scouts who will be knocking on your door in the next few weeks. Funds from the Sub Sale are used to pay for the Scouts to attend Camp this summer. In the event that you are not home when a Boy Scout comes to your neighborhood, please call Jim Dreyfuss at 880-0304 and we will call you back to handle your order. We thank you in advance for your participation in this Windham tradition.
Monday, April 25 Aye, ahoy all ye landlubbers! The Pelham Public Library will host Pirates at the Library! A dastardly group of seafaring gents, the likes of which have never been seen this far west of the stormy Atlantic, will be visiting at 11 a.m. A scurvy bunch of sea pirates will entertain and enlighten us with fun, facts, and tales to chill our bones! This program is geared for all ages and should be a rib- tickling, swash-buckling time for all! So start your vacation week off with a “yo, ho, ho and a bottle ‘o pop” right here at the Pelham Library!
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, April 26 – April 29 Tuesday– Garlic Bread, Liver & Onions or Hamburger, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Lemon Pudding Wednesday– Chicken Waldorf Salad, Pumpernickel Roll, Apple Crisp Thursday– Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potato/ Gravy, Green Beans, Wheat Bread, Fruit Friday– “Birthday Dinner” – Boiled Dinner, Potato, Cabbage/Carrots, Rye Bread, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream
Thursday, May 5 Congress established a National Day of Prayer in 1952. Since that time, national and local leaders have continued to emphasize the importance of prayer in our country. Churches from all over our nation will again be gathering on Thursday, May 5, the National Day of Prayer, to pray to God on behalf of our nation. The Windham Presbyterian Church is again planning to be part of this observance and would like to invite everyone concerned about their nation and its future to join them at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 for approximately one hour at the Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Street, right off North Lowell Road across from the Town Hall in the center of Windham.
Seminars & Courses
Thursday, April 28 All members of the local business community are invited to a workshop entitled “Social Media and You!” This workshop will be led by Diane Wasilisian of The Social Expert, A Designnotcom, Inc. company. This free Business Education Seminar is open to all members of the local business community and is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at email@example.com
, or call 432-3806.
Sports & Recreation
Friday, April 22 Join Team Infinite Fitness and Zumba for a Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Team Infinite to support their team’s fundraising goal of $8,000. The event will be held at Windham High School from 7-8:15 p.m. Pre-register at www.NHlovesZumba.com
. This will be an amazing night of dance, including live music, raffles, and giveaways. The first 50 people will receive one free Zumba Class Pass. Contact Melissa Marquis at Infinite Fitness, 894-4378, or Julie Dolliver at 396-9644 for more information. If you would like to make a donation, visit the Team Infinite Avon Page at ww.avonwalk. org/goto/ teaminfinite and make your donation online!
Sports & Recreation
Mondays, May 2 – June 13 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer Art Classes for children ages 6 and up on Mondays from May 2 through June 13 (no class on Memorial Day, May 30) at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall on Main St.). The classes will be 90-minute lessons and will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. for beginners, and from 5-6:30 p.m. for advanced (call if you have questions on placement). No experience or equipment needed. Size of groups is limited; first-come, first-serve. Registration forms may be picked up at 6 Village Green, or online at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Register online at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com
. The course includes supplies and explores a new medium every week using charcoal, watercolor, pastels, pen, inks, acrylics, oils, sculpting, and more! The instructors are Janet Daigle (at 5 p.m.) and Alanna Beauregard (at 3:30 p.m.). Please sign up by April 27. Call 635-2721 with any questions, or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
Tuesday, May 3 The 1997 Leadership Greater Salem Alumni invite all graduates (1997-2003) of the program to join them at Salem Co-operative Bank for a long-overdue reunion. Over 100 Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce members attended this valuable educational program. The classes introduced them to the resources of Salem and the various business segments of the community.
strengthened their commitment to Salem and the businesses they represented. The reunion will start at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments (provided by 1997 Class Member Ann Lally), time to share class memories, do some networking, and view/discuss the current growth of Salem. Alumni planning to attend should call the Chamber at 893-3177 and confirm that you will be joining your fellow graduates for this special evening.
Starting Saturday, May 4 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer 2011 Spring Tot Soccer for boys/girls, ages 3 and 4 (age 3 by May 1, 2011) at the Village Green (in front of Pelham Library). This league will run seven Wednesday practices from May 4 through June 15 at 6 p.m., and six Sunday games from May 8 through June 19 at 9 a.m. (no game on May 29). Game and practices will be approximately a half-hour each. Register by April 22, 2011 (there will be a $10 late fee after April 22). Registration forms are available at our office, or register online at www.pelhamweb.com/recreation
. Forms may be mailed to 6 Village Green, or use our new WebTrac online service. There is a cost per player. Parent Coaches are needed! Any cancellations will be posted at www.pelhammessageboard.com
. The program is subject to cancellation due to insufficient sign-ups or inclement weather. Parents are required to stay with their children. There will be a scheduled coaches’ meeting, tentatively for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in PES café. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 635-2721 with any questions.
Monday, May 9 The Pelham Soccer Club will hold tryouts for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Travel Soccer season (make-up day will be May 12) at 6 p.m. sharp at the Raymond Soccer Fields off of Mammoth Road. All soccer players, ages 7-14 years old, are encouraged to attend. Though the league is competitive, they have early development programs and travel close to Pelham. Games are played on weekends and there are usually two practices per week. All potential players will need to try out by completing a registration form (online at www.pelhamsoccerclub.com
) and participating in some soccer skills for evaluation. Be sure to wear shin guards and cleats and bring water and a ball if you have one.
Sunday, May 22
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offer a variety of camp programs for every interest, including: canoeing and water sports, arts, environment, carpentry, science, drama, hiking, dance, music, and much more. Interested in exploring your options for summer camp? Attend an open house at Camp Runnels, 702 Bridge Street, Pelham, on Sunday, May 22, from 1-4 p.m. Girls and their families are welcome to tour the camp and learn about the fun programs that will be offered there this summer. All girls are invited to attend camp. For more information, visit www.hercamp.org
, call (617) 350-8335, or e-mail camp@girlscouts easternmass.org
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