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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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Saturday, June 25 Pelham American Legion Post 100, located on Windham Road, would like to invite the public to attend its annual Sirloin Steak Barbeque Dinner from 2-6:30 p.m. in the Legion pavilion located behind the building. Dinner will consist of sirloin steak, salad, baked potato, and dessert. In addition, there will be raffles, music, and lots of fun. There is a cost for the dinner, which can be paid at the door. There will also be a cash bar.

The Annual Pelham Strawberry Festival will be held at the Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on down and enjoy a fun family event featuring great food, music, and entertainment; children’s games and activities, including a bounce house, balloons, and face painting; our annual basket raffles; and of course, our famous Strawberry Shortcake. The Penny Pincher Barn will be open with great bargains or for just browsing. A yard and book sale will also be held. Please bring non-perishable food items or household paper products as a donation to the food drive. Cash donations would also be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, June 25 The Boston Red Sox World Series Trophies will be on display at the Salem Relay For Life event being held at Grant Field at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, from 6-8 p.m., sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4442 and Kiwanis of Salem, NH Relay Team. Look for The Knights/Kiwanis Tent. Bring your camera down and take a photo with the trophies. A free will donation to the Relay for Life will be gratefully accepted.

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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Sunday, June 26 The Windham Swing Band, under the direction of Rob Daisy, will present a free concert this Sunday evening, June 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Windham Common. The Swing Band, founded in 1998, is a full 18- piece Big Band with a singer, and plays favorite tunes from the Big Band Era up to today. The public is cordially invited to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled. The Common is located behind the Windham Senior Center across from the Windham Presbyterian Church at the corner of North Lowell Road and Church Road in Windham.

Saturday, July 2 Windham Recreation’s Annual Town Day is set for Saturday, July 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at Griffin Park. The day begins with the Annual Tennis Games for all ages (kids through adults) at 10 a.m. Pre-register for this by contacting Lynn at 898-2881. Then, from 12-3 p.m., there will be bounce houses as well as a cookout (while supplies last). The Windham Community Band will be performing from 12:30-2 p.m. A bike parade for the kids, followed by family field games, will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Mill City Revival Band will perform outdoors at the High School, followed by fireworks. The parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m., and there will be hot dogs, drinks, and ice cream for sale. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at

Sunday, July 3 The Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association is excited to present their Annual Cobbetts Pond Boat Parade and Shore Decorating Event for Sunday, July 3, at 1 p.m. This year’s theme will be Holidays. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to decorate their boats and join the parade. Parade participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. To sign up and receive a copy of registration information, please contact Debbie Mackenzie at 560-1842 or They will also be judging “Shore Decorating” if you do not want to enter the parade. Feel free to decorate your waterfront.


Starting Now The Pelham Public Library, 5 Main Street, Pelham, announces their Summer Reading Program. Readers of all ages will be able to visit the library and participate in a wide variety of fun multicultural activities, including crafts, food, music, and some amazing programming. The theme this year is “One World, Many Stories” and “Novel Destinations” for adults. To participate, families should register at the library. Stay tuned this summer for all our programs, including an African Dance performance, Yoga class, Make Your Own Pasta Night, Watermelon Day, and much more! Visit our Website for a full list of details:

Tuesday, June 28 Start your summer off right when we kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Nesmith Library at 1 p.m. Don’t miss special guest Peter Vuono, who performs escape artistry! Using audience participation and comedy, this performer’s show is 45 minutes long, as he escapes from cuffs, ropes, an animal trap, and a straitjacket. Following the performance, teens will take part in a “make your own sundae” feast. If you are 12-18 (or entering the 6-12 grade), join us at the Nesmith Library on June 28! No registration required.

Wednesday, June 29 Mike Dorval, “The Boston Bubble Guy!” will bring his amazing, 40-minute interactive bubble show to the Nesmith Library at 10:30 a.m. Your kids will love participating in this educational and fun program. While entertaining, Mike will teach your children about the mystery, science, and discovery of bubbles. He is one of the founding members of “Kidstage” at the Boston Children’s Museum. This show is for children ages 5 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, stop by the front circulation desk or call the library at 432-7154.


Wednesday, June 29 The Planning Board will be holding a third set of public workshops at 6 p.m. at the Community Development Department and are inviting all residents and business owners to attend. One of the topics to be discussed at this workshop is the development of Design Guidelines for new commercial development, with a specific emphasis on the Gateway District. In addition, the Board will be deciding how they want to manage the design elements, if they want them to be guidelines or regulations, and if they want them to be in the Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Regulations, or in a stand-alone document. The second workshop is to discuss potential 2012 Town Meeting Zoning Amendments for the non-residential zoning districts. A specific focus will be on reviewing and revising the Purpose statements for each on the non-residential zoning districts. Please come out to learn about what the Planning Board is working on and give your thoughts and suggestions. Make your voice be heard. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director, at 432-3806 or

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Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 The Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Road, Windham, will hold Vacation Bible School – “Big Apple Adventure!” from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day. This program is for children ages 4 years – 5th grade. It is free, and everyone is invited. A cookout will be held on Friday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. To register online, go to or call the church office at 432-2150.

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Thursdays, July 7 – August 11 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold a 6-week Digital Photography Class for beginners and children ages 10 and up, from 6-8 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall (on Main Street, upstairs). No experience needed. Cameras provided. Adults bring their own camera. Gallery showings will be held for both classes at completion. Size of groups is limited; first-come, first-serve. Each week brings new skill or theme, including editing. There will be a gallery showing at town hall the following week. There is a cost for the class. A registration form can be picked up at 6 Village Green, Pelham, or online at You may also register online at https://webtrac. Please sign up by July 5. Call 635-2721 with any questions, or e-mail

Sports & Recreation

Monday, June 27 The second annual Windham High School Boosters Golf Tournament will be held at the Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (check-in starts at 6:30a.m.). There is a cost per person. The event will feature tons of prizes and lots of fun! All proceeds go to support WHS Athletics. Visit us for more information at, or e-mail Linda Adams for more information at linda.

Monday – Wednesday, June 27 – 29 The Windham Youth Football and Cheer program is pleased to announce its first annual mini-camp. The camp will be held at Windham High School from 6-8 p.m. Check-in is at 5:45 p.m. each evening, and boys and girls from Windham can attend one, two, or all three sessions. The purpose of the camp is to learn various sports conditioning and performance drills in a fun environment. The camp is being offered to both new and experienced youth football players and cheerleaders. All boys in grades 2-6 and all girls in grades K-7 (2011-2012 school year) are welcome. Participants should wear shorts and a T-shirt, cleats (boys), and sneakers (girls). There is a cost and all participants are encouraged to pre- register by visiting www.windhamwolverines. org to obtain and print the required forms. Paperwork and payment should be mailed to: Windham Youth Football and Cheer, P.O. Box 4126, Windham, NH 03087.

Thursdays – July 7, 14, 21, and 28 The Windham Recreation Department will offer an Archery in Motion class on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. for beginners and advanced at the Center School (outside). The class will be held indoors at the school in case of inclement weather. There is a fee per person, which includes instruction and equipment. Pre-registration a must, and the deadline to register is June 17, unless spaces fill up prior, as space is limited.

Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 A Girls’ Basketball Camp will be offered Monday through Friday the week of July 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. It is open to girls ages 7 to 13. This instructional clinic, run by former Pelham High School student Brianne Caira and assisted by Christina DiGiorgio, will be held at Dennis Lyons Memorial Park. Parents provide transportation. Girls should arrive in appropriate sneakers, comfortable clothing, and are advised to wear sunscreen and bring water/drinks. Coolers or other property should be clearly marked with the girl’s name. An emergency information triplicate card is needed for each girl, and may be obtained at the Pelham Parks and Recreation office. Participants will learn the fundamentals and be taught skills of the game offensively and defensively. Registration forms will be available on the Website,, or at the Parks and Recreation office. You may also register and pay online at https:// T-shirts will be given out.

Monday – Friday, August 1 – 5 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold a Summer 2011 Art Camp for beginner boys and girls (ages 6 and up) from 2-6 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall (old town hall on Main St., upstairs). No experience is needed for beginner class. The course with instructor Alanna Beauregard will explore art in nature outdoors using watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, mosaic, and much more. Materials provided. Sign up by July 29. Call 635-2721 with any questions or e- mail

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