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Friday, August 5 Join us at the VFW Post 10722, 6 Main Street, Pelham, for this month’s theme dinner, Tropical Flavor and Music from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening will feature a Tropical Islands Menu of pulled pork,
Tilapia (fish) and salads, coffee/tea/soda, and homemade desserts. The dinner is all you can eat! There will also be a 50/50 Raffle. Ticket price is $8 per person; $5 for kids under 12. Learn how to hula dance! Bring your own grass skirt and dress the part to win a free ticket to next month’s theme dinner. For reservations, call Dot and Gene at 635-7863, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 6 A Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day will be held at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is open to residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham.
There is a $10 user fee per vehicle, and additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a list of accepted items, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw
or call 424-2240.
Sunday, August 7 The Windham Concert Band, conducted by Music Director Jared Cassedy and Assistant Conductor Becky Gagnon, will present a free concert on Sunday evening, August 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Windham Common. The Concert Band, founded in 1997, is in top
form this summer, having performed at Boston’s Faneuil Hall, Riverwoods in Exeter, Windham Town Day, Wilmington’s July 4 celebration, Hampton Falls, Andover, and Pittsfield. 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. As in past years, Representative Kevin Waterhouse is donating ice cream sundaes, which will be available at intermission for a donation of $3. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Windham Community Bands.
Wednesdays, August 10 and August 24 The Pelham Community Spirit group brings you Concerts on the Village Green, located at 6 Village Green, Pelham (in front of the library, police station, and
town hall), on Wednesdays from 4:30- 8 p.m. The next concert will be held on
August 10 and will feature A Blast of Wind, a Celtic Trio. Bring your family, friends, a chair or blanket, and some sunscreen and get ready for some fun. Food and drinks will be sold at every concert. Concession proceeds will benefit Pelham VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722.
Saturday August 20 The American Legion Post 100 will hold their Annual Clam Bake from 1-6 p.m., serving food from 2-4 p.m. only. The afternoon will feature
music and walk-on Horseshoe Tournaments, and dinner includes lobster, clams, chicken, corn and salad. The event will be held rain or shine.
Fridays, August 5, 12, and 19 The Pelham Public Library offers free Computer Classes to teach basic computer skills on select Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Come by for one-on-one help with a patient instructor. The three-part series covers basic computer skills, navigating the
Web, and setting up an e-mail account. Space is limited, so please call to register. The next series will be held August 5, 12, and 19. For more advanced skills or help with your eReader, one- on-one appointments are available with the Adult Services Librarian. For more details, check our Website at http://pelhampubliclibrary.org
or call 635-7581.
Tuesday, August 9
While the Summer Reading Program is coming to an end at the Pelham Public Library, the final big whoop-de-do will be held on Tuesday evening, August 9 at 6 p.m. and will feature “Reptiles on the Move.” Stop in at the Molly Hobbs
Room and enjoy an exciting, fun-filled time of discovery in the wonderful world of reptiles! You’ll meet all sorts of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and even alligators! This wonderful program is being brought to you by a generous grant from the Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the New Hampshire State Library Association and the New Hampshire State Library. All are welcome and we are never too full!
Wednesday, August 17 Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 17 at 6 p.m. as the Nesmith Library celebrates a summer of reading featuring children’s music group, “Wayne from Maine”! No registration is required for the end-of-summer reading program party.
Even if you did not participate in the summer reading program, you are still welcome to attend this event. This program is scheduled to be held outside on the library grounds, but will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather. Grand prize summer reading program drawings will be held for the reading raffles including tickets to Canobie Lake Park, Story Land, and Water Country. Ice cream sundaes will be served following the performance. Bring your blankets and bug spray, and don’t miss an enjoyable evening outdoors with family and friends at the Nesmith Library! For more information regarding the performer, visit his website directly at www.waynefrommaine.com
Seminars & Courses---
Wednesday, August 10, and Friday, August 12 Windham Police Dept. will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class. The two-session class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age-
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related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time, and much more. Other topics covered are anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos. There are no tests. Several insurance companies that do business in NH offer discounts after taking this class. Class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. Course fee is $14 and $12 for AARP members. To register, call 434-5577.
Sports & Recreation ---
Monday – Friday, August 15 – 19 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold the Pelham X Skateboard Camp 2011 at the Dennis Lyons Memorial Park Skate/Bike Park,
Pelham, from 9 a.m. to noon. This instructional camp with Pelham’s own
E J Martin is for boys and girls, ages 7 and up. Registration forms will be available at our website or at the Parks and Rec. office. You may also sign up https://www.pelhamweb.com
. Our Web Trac software allows you to register and pay for any activity online. We will take registrations until the maximum count is reached. Space is limited; first come, first serve on sign ups. Bring skateboard, knee and elbow pads, helmet (required); suggest also water bottle. Email recreation@pelhamweb. com with any questions or call 603-635-2721. We must have a triplicate emergency medical form on each child – ask for that form.
Monday – Wednesday, August 22 – 24 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold the NEW Bike Camp 2011 at the Dennis Lyons Memorial Park Skate/Bike Park, Pelham, from 9 a.m. to noon. This instructional camp with Scott and Matt from Eastern Boarder is for boys and girls
ages 7 and up. Learn the joy of biking as new or experienced bikers. Registration forms will be available at our website or at the Parks and Rec. office (see reverse side for form also). You may also sign up at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com
and pay with MC or VISA. We will take registrations until the maximum count is reached. Space is limited; first come, first serve on sign ups. Bring bikes, knee and elbow pads, helmet (required!); water bottle also suggested. Email email@example.com
with any questions or call 603-635-2721.
Now through Friday, August 26 The World Cup Fall Youth Soccer Program begins in September and ends with championship games for older divisions in early November. All games are played on Saturdays (weather permitting) at Muldoon Park. Registration is open to boys/
girls, ages 5–14. Practices are midweek; games on Saturdays. Shin guards are required. New full uniforms (shirt and socks, no shorts) to be included. Coaches are needed! Please fill out a
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. (Contact: Nicole Sharpe, nicole.p.sh
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.
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.
Royal Red Hat Society, Pelham Senior Center, 1:00 p.m., first Monday
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
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coach application with our office if you’re able to volunteer. Coaches will be notified by late August if they can be assigned a team. Registration forms will be available online and at the 6 Village Green town hall office and at https://webtrac.pe
lhamweb. com. Deadline for sign-up is August 26. There will be a late fee of $10/player or $15/family after the deadline. Division 3 try-outs and draft will be held on September 10, likely at Muldoon Park. You must check the Website to get time for your child— no coach for Divisions 3 and 4 will call until after the try-outs to let you know what team your child is own. Everyone makes a team. No tryouts for Divisions 1 and 2. Coaches will call families around Labor Day weekend about the 1st practice for Divisions 1 and 2. There is an instructional soccer camp the week of August 15 for children ages 3–16 with Elite UK Soccer. Register ahead at our office or Website. There is a cost per child. Make checks payable to Town of Pelham. These costs apply to coach’s children as well. See www. pelhamweb.com/recreation
for more new details and changes on this program.
Now through Friday, September 2 Pelham Parks and Recreation is now taking registrations for the 2011 Fall Tot Soccer program, which will be held at the Village Green (in front of Municipal Bldg.) for six weeks, starting the week of September 14. This program is open to boys/girls
ages 3 and 4 (age 3 by September 1), and includes practices on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and games on Sundays at 10 a.m. No experience needed! Register by September 2, as a late fee will apply after that date, and is subject to space availability. Shorts, sneakers, and water bottle recommended; shin guards required. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office, or register online at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com
. Forms may be mailed to 6 Village Green. There is a cost for the program. Parent Coaches are needed! E-mail email@example.com
or call 635- 2721 with any questions.
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