Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
Saturday, October 1 As the days become colder, we feel the comfort and warmth that our coats and sweaters give us. There are those who are not as fortunate to have that warmth and comfort. The Windham Woman’s Club is sponsoring annual coat and sweater drive
on Saturday, October 1 at the Windham Town Hall (upstairs) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please help those in need by donating your clean and wearable garments for men, women, children, and infants. They will be distributed to charitable organizations.
Saturday, October 1 A Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day will be held at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive, Nashua, from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, and Windham. There is
a $10 user fee per vehicle, which covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds. There are additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, please visit: http://www.nashuarpc.org/hhw
or call 603-424- 2240.
Saturday, October 1 and Thursday, October 27 The American Red Cross, Northern New England Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in Pelham on October 1 at the Crossroads Baptist Church from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; and also on October 27 at
St. Patrick’s Parish Hall at 3 p.m. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors are needed every day to make sure there is an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Give the Gift of Life this fall and receive an American Red Cross/Boston Bruins t-shirt when you donate blood! Donors are encouraged to call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood. org to make an appointment or for more information.
Sunday, October 2
Troop 263 Windham will be holding the annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser at St.
Matthew Parish hall from 5-7 p.m. This is the primary fundraiser for the boys who are in need of equipment and financial assistance. For ticket information, email email@example.com
Saturday, October 8 The Windham Police Department, 4 Fellows Road, Windham, will hold an Open House from noon-4 p.m. This event will feature free fingerprinting, K-9 demonstrations, Visual Impairment Goggles/”Drunk Goggles”, Special Operations Unit, talks on drugs and alcohol, a police car showcase and tours. The open house idea was presented to the Police Department as the Eagle Project of Tyler Caron, from Troop 266. The fingerprinting will be done as a part of his Eagle Project. The Fire Department will also have their Fire Prevention week activities across the street during Windham’s First Public Safety Day.
Starting Monday, October 3 The Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.) will begin accepting donations of books and other items on October 3. As in the past, we welcome donations of new and gently-used books, books on CD/tape, music CDs, DVD movies and
computer software and games. We also accept donations of board games and puzzles. Donated items will be sorted and available for purchase at our ongoing book sale and during our annual Book Fairs. Donations can be dropped off at the Nesmith Library during regular business hours. Unfortunately, we do not sell and cannot accept Reader’s Digest condensed books, text books, encyclopedias, magazines, music/audio tapes or VHS tapes. Money raised will benefit the Nesmith Library and help fund many programs for our community. If you have any questions or would like to become involved with the book sale process, contact Robin Krane at 617-285-0212 or robin.bo
, or RoseAnn Secondino at firstname.lastname@example.org
or books@ flowwindham.org
Tuesday, October 11 This month’s meeting of the Southern NH 9.12 Project will provide an intimate opportunity for you to speak with one of New Hampshire’s highest ranking officials, the Honorable Representative D.J. Bettencourt, who after only four terms in the State House, has risen to the leadership position of House Majority Leader. Everyone is welcome to come down and spend a special evening with Representative Bettencourt. The meeting format will be modified to make it easy for you to share your thoughts and get to know him on a more personal level. Most importantly, this is a perfect opportunity to have your voice heard! The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on October 11 at the Windham Senior Center, 2 North Lowell Road. Please come down and make a difference!
Religious Events ----------
Friday, October 7 Join us at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 12 Main Street, Pelham, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. for this month’s theme dinner, October HarvestFest! Come do the Polka! D.J. Ray Temblay will be featured. The event will feature a German and Polish Menu: kielbasa, pierogies, sauerkraut, red cabbage, bratwurst, pretzels with mustard, potato salad, coffee/tea/soda, and home-made bavarian desserts. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and a door prize. Dress in your feathered hats, Dirndl and Lederhosen. The best costume wins a prize! For advanced reservations, call Dot and Gene at 603- 635-7863, or email email@example.com
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School Activities ----------
Sunday, October 2 Join the St. Patrick School community to celebrate 50 years of Catholic education in Pelham. The 50th Anniversary of St. Patrick
School will be commemorated during Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. The 8th grade students will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall and sell raffle tickets for Red Sox merchandise in the School Cafeteria. Student ambassadors will also be available to give tours of the School. The pancake breakfast is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and students. A gluten-free breakfast will be available for the same price. All are welcome! Call St. Patrick School at 635-2941 with questions or for more information.
Tuesday, October 11 The Pelham Elementary School will hold a Bullying Prevention Presentation in the gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. given by Officer Brian Kelly, Pelham Police Department School Resource Officer, and Pelham School District personnel. Topics that will
be covered are: an overview of district bullying policy; signs to look for outside of school; cyber bullying; what can be done; consequences of bullying; and the role of the School Resource Officer. All parents of Pelham students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Seminars & Courses---
Wednesdays, October 5 – 26 The Southern NH 9.12 Project will hold a series of four informative classes that will discuss the meaning of money and its properties, then focus on the monetary policies of the United States and how these policies have affected the standard
of living for all Americans. In this educational series, you will learn the principles, which govern the value of money, and gain valuable insight into the operation of the Federal Government and its central bank, the Federal Reserve System. More importantly, you will learn how your prosperity and liberty are affected by the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve and their authority to print money. Reference material and web links to important information will be provided so you can continue your research outside of this series. This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Windham Public Library from 7-8 p.m. on each Wednesday in October, beginning October 5.
Wednesday and Friday, October 5 and 7 The Pelham Police Department is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course. The two- day class will be held at the Pelham Police Station on October 5 and 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day. There is a cost of $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-AARP members. For more information or
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.
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,
Pelham Regular Meetings & Events 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
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Sports & Recreation ---
Wednesday, October 5 and Wednesday, December 14 Windham Recreation is offering two Mad Science Workshops this fall at the Windham Senior Center. The first is on October 5. For preschoolers ages 3-5, the theme is “Mad Mixtures” and will be
held at 10 a.m. For home-schoolers ages 6-12, the theme is “Crazy Chemistry” and will be at 11:15 a.m. There is a cost per child. The second workshop is on December 14. For preschoolers ages 3-5, the theme is “Space Frontiers” and will be at 10 a.m. For home-schooled children ages 6-12, the theme is Electricity and will be at 11:15 a.m. Pre-registration is a must! To register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com
Now through Friday, October 28 Pelham Parks and Recreation will be holding a Halloween Creative Coloring Contest for children up to age 10. Use your imagination and create a Halloween pumpkin scene! You may pick up a pumpkin outline from the Pelham Parks and Recreation office, and return it by October 28 to be eligible to win a prize. There will be prizes for the following age groups: up to age 4; ages 5-6; ages 7-8; and ages 9-10. One first prize winner from each age group will be notified by Parks and Recreation by Halloween!
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