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Good for the Community Community Events ---------

Saturday, September 17 Alvirne Jazz Band will hold a “Euros for Europe” Car Wash on September 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alvirne Parking lot. The Jazz Band will be raising funds for their exchange concert performances in France and Germany in February 2012.

Please stop by and get your car washed while helping these musicians earn money for their trip. Donations are gladly accepted!

St. Mary’s Bank, 3 Winnhaven Drive, Hudson, will hold a free Community Day Barbecue at their facility from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be a fun family event featuring a free barbecue, Lollipop the clown, live music, kids’ games, and visits from the Hudson Fire and Police Departments.

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. The drive will be serving

a variety of food from many area restaurants and stores. Donors will receive a coupon for one small blizzard from the Hudson Dairy Queen. Each donor will also receive a Hudson Police/American Red Cross t-shirt. The first 100 donors will receive a free carnation from Flowers on the Hill in Hudson.

Saturday, September 24 The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Hudson will be holding a sign-up for all Scout packs and troops in town on September 24. Scout leaders will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to tell you about all the fun and exciting opportunities that scouting has to offer your child, from kindergarten through high school. Look for the Scouting tables at Freedom Field (next to Hills Garrison Elementary School) from 9-10 a.m. and at Alvirne High School (near the football field) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You can also find sign- up information on Hudson Cable TV. For more information, contact Ben Dibble by email at:, or by phone at 603-305-7492.

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.

Your Hometown Community Calendar Library -----------------------------

Thursday, September 29 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will be holding a scrap-booking workshop at 6:30 p.m. Come learn some basic scrap-booking techniques. Bring your

own photos and materials, paper, embellishments, adhesives. Some tools will

be available and staff will be there to help with projects. Pre-registration is required, call 886-6030 or go to under upcoming events to register. For more information on tools and supplies call the reference desk at 886-6030.

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Friday, September 23 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce invites you or a representative of your company to a GHCC Membership Orientation on Friday, September 23 at 8 a.m. in the Chamber office. The purpose of the orientation is to better inform our members of the services and benefits provided by the Chamber and at the same time to get better acquainted with you and your business. Come find out how your membership can benefit your business, meet other members and introduce yourself. Coffee and a friendly welcome await you! No cost to attend, however registration is requested. Not yet a member? Attend the orientation session and find out why you should become one!

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

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.

Your Hometown Community Calendar 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. 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 ---

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. 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.

Sunday, September 18 The Litchfield Recreational Basketball League will hold its fall meeting at 6 p.m. at Talent Hall, 1 Woodhawk Way, Litchfield. Anyone interested in our basketball league is welcome to attend. Anybody who is interested in coaching

a travel team for the upcoming season should contact me as soon as possible. I can be reached at This is for any coach who is looking to coach for the first time and all returning coaches from last year. If you are new, please send a note with the grade level and team you are interested in as well as any qualifications you have. These teams are in a highly competitive league. Anybody who is interested should have some experience in coaching at some level.

Starting Monday, September 19 Hudson Recreation Co-ed volleyball will start Monday night, September 19 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the Multi- purpose Room at Memorial School. You must be a Hudson resident over age 18 to participate. They are looking for

experienced players. For more information, call Casey at 603-305-3696 or 603 880-1978.

Saturday, September 24

As a tribute to their 30th Anniversary, Hudson-Litchfield Youth Football and Cheer, Inc. is hosting a Fundraising Event/ Silent Auction from 7-11 p.m. at the VFW in Hudson. Funds raised will benefit

HLYFC in a continuous effort to support the league and continue to work towards the building of a new field. Event highlights include Back-to- the-80s music, entertainment, silent auction, raffles, games and prizes. To purchase tickets to this event, please email

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)

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 Parent-School Partnership, Campbell High School, 6 p.m., third Tuesday

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 Boy Scout Troop 252, St. Kathryn Parish, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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.

Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30

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Tot Playgroup, Rec Center, 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

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