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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.

The Hudson Kiwanis will hold a Charity Flea Market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hall (will move indoors in case of inclement weather), 14 Melendy Road, Hudson. Tables are available, so call Ralph at 603-882-4986 if you are interested or need more information.

Saturday, September 10 A Comedy Fundraiser will be held at White Birch, 222 Central Street, Hudson, to benefit the building of the Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. The evening will feature a comedy show, dinner available, a raffle, and silent auction.

There is discounted price for tickets if purchased in advance. For ticket purchase or information, visit, or contact Alana Susko at 603-320-5393.

Tuesday, September 13 Cub Scout Pack 252 will be holding a Join the Pack night, Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in hall A of Saint Kathryn’s Parish. We invite you to bring your sons who are first – fifth graders and see what the Cub Scouts have

to offer. Information and leaders will be available to answer questions and help you with registering your son for the fall season. Not able to attend this event? Come any third Tuesday of the month at the same time and location and speak with one of the leaders. You can also reach us via our web site at

Tuesday, September 20 Mark your calendars! The Hudson Police Department will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Ave, Hudson. Please come out and give the gift of life by donating blood.

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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.

Thursday, September 15 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Event at Showtime Computers, 15 Derry Street, in Hudson from 5:30-7:30 PM. No cost to attend, but, registration is requested.

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

Monday, August 29 Alvirne High School will hold a student orientation for Freshmen students only on Monday, August 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. Parents are not required to attend.

All Hudson Elementary Schools will hold

an Open House for students and parents to come and meet and greet their teachers on Monday, August 29 from 1-3 p.m. The school store will be open during Open House, and classroom supply bags for each grade will be available for $6.50.

Saturday, September 24 The Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) Parent Group will hold the 16th Annual Fall Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A rain date is set for Sunday, September 25. This family fun event will be on the campus of PMA at 182 Lowell Road,

Hudson. Parking and admission are free. All community members are welcome to enjoy activities such as: face painting, tie-dye T-shirt making, fresh homemade, apple crisp, bake sale items and much more. There will be over 175 Penny Sale items and our popular Theme Basket raffles! This year there will be 3 Apple ipod theme baskets, 2 Keurig Coffemaker Theme Baskets, various sports team baskets, and a variety of kids’ theme baskets up for grabs! The children will love to play on the inflatables and visit the petting zoo! The funds raised by this event help support programs for the students. It is the only Parent Group fundraiser of the year.

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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. This course will be taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and will provide each student with a workbook/ reference manual. 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 for this or future self-defense training programs, 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 ---

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, with day- of registration beginning at 1 p.m. Walkers will get a head start at 2:15 p.m. and runners will depart at 3 p.m. There is a registration fee. All proceeds will go to benefit Anne-Marie House in Hudson, a transitional housing program for children and families in greater Nashua experiencing homelessness. Since 2005, Anne- Marie House has served the needs of local children and families experiencing homelessness by providing safe and temporary housing, wholesome meals, transportation, continuing education and other support services such as parenting classes and financial literacy workshops. Nearly 90% of Anne-Marie House families achieve independent and sustainable housing and nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to AMH directly supports resident families and children. Event highlights include 2008 Beijing Olympic race-walker Joanne Dow, medals to top finishers in each age group, t-shirts for the first 200 participants, free post- race chowder courtesy of Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, live entertainment, and a special series of educational grants provided by a generous outside donor for participants walking on behalf of a school. To register or for more information, visit or contact Jennifer Lorrain, Anne-Marie House Director of Development, at 603-883-7338, ext. 5 or jennifer.

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Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

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. Hudson Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday Hudson 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.

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