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Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, local Litchfield residents will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 12-5 p.m. on Carlisle Drive in Litchfield. In honor of her brother who lost his life to cancer, Casey Bissett was inspired to host an

Alex’s Lemonade Stand with her friends and family. Justin Bissett was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 5 with a brain stem tumor (DIPG). He lost his battle in 2007 at the young age of 7. When Casey heard Alex’s story, her friends and family were more than happy to join her by hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Justin’s memory. They hope that one day, a cure will be found for the disease that affects over 12,000 children in the United States each year. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.

Sunday, August 21 The East Coast Camaro Club is having its 30th Annual All Vehicle Show at the Hudson Hills House Fields, 201 Derry Road, across from Alvirne High School. The proceeds benefit “Merrimack Valley Hospice” and your admission is tax

deductible. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 Vehicles in each of the 38 specialty classes. Dash plaques and goodie bags given to the first 300 entries! Spend an enjoyable afternoon while strolling down Memory Lane to a unique, one-of- a-kind place! Listen to the disc jockey spinning the tunes from the 50’s and 60’s and enjoy live entertainment by the Beachbreakers. Also on display will be some fine examples of each generation of Camaro and a History of the East Coast Camaro Club! Burgers, fries and other fare will be served in our own ECCC Kitchen all day long. Spectator admission is $2 per person, and children under 12 are free. Car show entries can be made the day of the show, and entry fees should be made payable to “East Coast Camaro Club”. The first 300 car show entries receive a dash plaque and goodie bag. Gates open at 8 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine! Car awards will be held at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Mike at 603-895-4644 or at:

Monday, August 22 At The Cure Starts Now, we believe that finding the cure for all cancers lies within finding the cure for one of the most elusive cancers, pediatric brain cancer. Learn

more about brain cancer and what you can do to help find the home-run cure by curing one child at a time. Join us for a fundraiser at Fisher Cats Stadium on Monday, August 22, at 7:05 p.m. The cost is only $8 per ticket, and proceeds will go to benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Fundraiser tickets are available for pre-purchase only. New Hampshire Fisher Cats will verse the Trenton Thunder at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester, NH. Take advantage of the 50/50 raffle and stay for the Atlas Fireworks show after the game! For tickets and information, contact Jeff Bissett at 320-8056 or, or Gail Rheaume at 265-1117 or icbycfundraiser@

Saturday, August 27 The town of Hudson will hold the next Town Clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Town Clean-ups are held at the West Road Landfill on Old Landfill Road, Hudson, and are generally held on the last Saturday of the month. Acceptable

items are: Demolition and Building Materials, Clean Sheetrock, Clean Asphalt Shingles, Clean Wood, Brush, Leaves, Furniture, Rugs, Cardboard, Appliances, and Scrap Metal. Branches should be no greater than 5 inches in diameter. No freon appliances, TVs/CRTs (computer monitors), or household trash.

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Tuesday, August 23 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson is offering drop-in computer help hours. You can come in once a week during the open hour, when a librarian will answer questions and help with specific problems you have encountered when working with

Microsoft Office, searching the Web, using the library databases or catalog, or any other library- related technology question. No registration is necessary, and you can come anytime during the open hour. Feel free to bring a flash drive with the document you’re working on. The final drop-in session for August will be held on August 23 at 1:30 p.m.

School Activities ----------

Monday – Friday, August 22 – 26 The Litchfield Middle School will hold try- outs for fall sports on the following days and times. Cross Country: First practice is a short informational meeting for all runners and parents on Monday, August 22 at 10 a.m. (should be about 20-30 minutes),

second practice will be Tuesday, August 23 at 2:45 p.m. Girls Volleyball: Monday, August 22 through Friday, August 26 from 3-5 p.m. each day in the LMS Gym. You must bring knee pads! Girls

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Soccer: Monday, August 22 from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, August 23 from 3-5:30 p.m., and Thursday, August 25 from 10 a.m.-noon, all at Darrah Pond Field. Boys Soccer: Times, dates and location, TBD.

Monday, August 22 The Litchfield Middle School After-School Parent Advisory Group will be meeting in the Litchfield Middle School Library at 6 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend this

meeting. Please join us to discuss your wonderful ideas and input to help our after-school program with Springboard to be successful and your children happy and learning. For more information, contact Robbin Kopaczynski at 603-682-9984 or or you may visit the Springboard program’s website at http://

Seminars & Courses---

Sundays, September 18, 25, October 2 and 9 The Hudson Police Department is holding a R.A.D. instructional course. R.A.D. is a women’s self-defense training course and is an acronym for Rape Aggression Defense Systems. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that

begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The next training program will be held in the Kirby building, across the street from the Hudson Police Department, 1 Constitution Drive, Hudson, on Sundays, September 18, 25, October 2 and October 9 from 6-9 p.m. This course is offered free of charge. Class size is limited to thirty students. If you would like to register or have any questions, feel free to contact Officer Adam Lischinsky at 603-886-6011. If you leave a voicemail, please state your name(s), address and phone number.

Sports & Recreation ---

Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 Tryouts for the Southern NH Reds 11U-15U AAU baseball teams are scheduled for Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Jewell Field (Nashua). Roster positions are available on every team. More detailed information can be found on our website: asp?url=southernnhreds.

Friday, August 26 The second annual Zach Attack 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to establish a football Stadium in Zachary’s name. This will be a fun event for the whole family, so grab your sneakers and come on out and join your friends and the community to support a great cause! For more information, or to download a mail-in registration form, visit

Now through Saturday, August 27 The Litchfield Youth Soccer League (LYSL) will accept Fall Recreational Soccer registration through Saturday, August 27. If your birthday is before October 1, 2007, please join us! Our season will begin September 10. For the second year,

you can also register for the Cougar Cubs. This program is for kids that are a year too young for our instructional recreation league (birth dates from 10/01/07 to 9/30/08). The Cubs will meet each Saturday for one hour for a total of 6 sessions. There is a cost for the league. To register, please visit our website at and select the “Rec. Soccer Registration” link. You can register on-line or download a form and register by mail.

Sunday, September 18 The Fourth Annual Anne-Marie House 5K Walk/Run, will be held at the at First Baptist Church parking lot, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua. All proceeds will go to benefit Anne-Marie House in Hudson. To register or for more information,

visit or contact Jennifer Lorrain, Anne-Marie House at 883-7338, ext. 5 or

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)

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.

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 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 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 Republican Committee, Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., fourth Wednesday 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 Wed.

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.

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