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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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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.
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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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, 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!
Pelham’s New Greeley Singers presents its 15th Anniversary Annual Spring Concert ‘Come to the Music.’ From “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Embraceable You” to “The Saints Come Marching In” and “The Pilgrim’s Chorus,” the annual spring concert of Pelham’s New Greeley Singers offers a broad tapestry of wonderful and well-loved music. This spring marks the 15th anniversary of this popular community chorus, which was started in 1996 as part of the Town of Pelham’s 250th anniversary, and is now under the direction of Michael Green and accompanied by Elizabeth Tousignant. This spring’s “Come to the Music,” to be held at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2 Main Street, Pelham, promises to be one of the best ever. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12. For tickets, which are available at the door, or information, call Judy at 635-7438 or Helen at (978) 453-9982, visit newgreeleysingers. org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, May 11 A Public Workshop on the Future of the Village Center will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Development Department, Windham. Join the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to talk about alternatives for the future of the Village Center. This is your chance to help shape your community and give input on what you would like, or not like, to see happen in this area of Town. During this workshop, alternative road layouts, development standards, conservation and preservation of land and buildings, and design elements will be discussed. Information gathered at this workshop will then be used by the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and the Town to shape our Village’s future growth and development. All residents, businesses owners, and landowners are encouraged to attend. For more information on the NH 111 Corridor and Wall Street Connector Feasibility Study, visit www.windhamnewhampshire.com/
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Saturday, May 14 The Pelham Post Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Services, will be sponsoring their 15th Annual Food Drive. The Post Office will be coordinating this drive with the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund. All the food collected is for the St. Patrick’s Food Pantry. All non-perishable food items should be placed in or outside your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, or you can drop off the food at the Post Office. The food pantry is struggling to keep up with the demand, so we are asking everyone to please be as generous as possible. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to the St. Patrick’s Food Pantry and mail to: Pelham Good Neighbor Fund, P.O. Box 953, Pelham, NH 03076.
Pelham Relay for Life Team “The Booster Brigade” will be holding a yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ReMax parking lot in Pelham (Route 38 across from the old Walgreens). All Relay Team profits will benefit Pelham’s Relay for Life, which will be held June 4-5 at the Harris Family Track and Field. They would like to invite any other Pelham Relay team to join us for this event. The more tables of stuff to sell, the more money raised for the Relay! They would also like to open the invitation to any Pelham resident that might be interested in setting up a yard sale table at our event. Space is available to “Rent” for $10 ($15 if you would like us to supply a table for your use). We are also asking that any “non-relay” yard-salers donate a minimum of 10% of their profit from the day to the “Relay for Life.” Anyone interested in participating should contact either Brenda at email@example.com
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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, May 16 The Greater Salem Chamber’s Young Professionals Group will hold an educational networking event at the Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. From 5:30-6:30 p.m., a Golf Lesson will be given on the putting green and driving range. Then, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a three-hole golf scramble, followed by appetizers and drinks in the club (2 full bar tickets per person) from 7:30-8:30 p.m. There is a cost per person for the evening.
Pelham Senior Lunch
Meals are served at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham. Tuesday – Friday, May 10 – May 13 Tuesday– American Chop Suey, Tossed Salad, Italian Bread, Sliced Peaches Wednesday– “Mother’s Day Special” – Shrimp Scampi with Herbed Rice, Peas & Pearl Onions, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Lemon Meringue Pie Thursday– Chicken Marsala, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli/Cauliflower, Oatmeal Bread, Ambrosia Friday– Breaded Fish with Tartar Sauce in a Hamburger Bun, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Melon Slices
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Saturday, May 7 All women are invited to join us in honoring Our Blessed Mother for First Saturday Devotions at St. Patrick’s Parish, Pelham. Please note that mass will begin at 7:30 a.m., not 8 a.m., this month only. May is the month for Mary! For any early birds, we offer Adoration at 7 a.m., Mass at 7:30 a.m. followed by a special crowning and celebration of Mary with the Rosary, and then a potluck breakfast in the Knights of Columbus Hall. For more information or to carpool, call Christine Templeton 437-2866 or e-mail WomenOfMaryNH@yahoo.com
. What a great way to honor our Heavenly Mother during the month of May!
Thursday, May 19 Join the Windham PTA at our Annual Ice Cream Social from 5-8 p.m. in the Golden Brook School Cafeteria. All Golden Brook School students and their families, along with all incoming kindergartners for the fall of 2011 and their families, are invited to attend this fun-filled, yearly event. Meet some of the amazing Golden Brook School Teachers who will be scooping ice cream and sprinkling favorite toppings on ice cream masterpieces! Also, students can place their names in the “Super School Raffle Jar.” If their name is drawn, they will win fun prizes, including a popsicle party for their class! The event is free for anyone attending, but donations are greatly appreciated. There will be a face-painting table, where children can get their faces painted for donations. The money raised from the face painting will be given to Golden Brook School’s “Walk for Life” Relay Team to benefit cancer research. The Ice Cream Social is a great way for incoming kindergarten students to spend time at Golden Brook School and a terrific way to see friends old and new!
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 A Midsummer Night’s Dream with an Indian Flair will be presented outdoors by Windham High School at 7:30 p.m. West meets East as a talented group of 40 will present this enchanting outdoor production on the beautiful Windham High School grounds. All ages are invited to experience Shakespeare’s comedy masterpiece with an original and highly entertaining “Bollywood” spin! Prepare for a wonderful evening under the stars, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and join the infectious merriment! Performances take place on a specially designed outdoor stage. In the event of inclement weather, shows move indoors. For more information, visit www.windhamsd.org
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. Tickets are just $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults, beginning one hour before the show begins.
Saturday, May 21 The Windham PTA will hold an Electronics/ Mercury Collection Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham. There will be a fee for each items collected, and some of the materials accepted will be: TVs up to 27 inches, TVs from 28 inches up to 50 inches, TVs (console or projection), computer monitors, residential VCRs, printers, scanners, laptops, computers, cell phones, etc. Fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, and thermometers will be free of charge.
Sports & Recreation
Saturday, May 7 Pelham Softball has recently acquired a new field that they need to convert from baseball to softball. The field will need upgrades to the irrigation system, new infield mix, reseeding, and dugouts. In addition, Pelham Softball would like to make some improvements to their other field that has constant water problems. The program currently serves 165 girls consisting of 15 teams. It also has a summer program, the Pelham Panic, which has three teams and 40 girls that play towns from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Love the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins? In addition to dinner and dancing, a Silent Auction is being held with authentic memorabilia from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Pelham Fish ad Game to help the girls of Pelham Softball. All items come with Certificates of Authenticity.
you would like to place a bid, but cannot make the entire evening, the auction will end at 10:30 p.m., so stop by prior to that to place a bid. Credit cards will be accepted. Are a Silent Auction, dancing, and food not enough? There will also be raffles of Red Sox tickets and great gift baskets. Tickets can be bought online at pelhamnhsoftball.com
or with any member of the Board.
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.
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