Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day – While Monday is a holiday, the town of Hudson will still provide regularly scheduled trash and recycling pick up.
Friday, October 14 Hudson Checklist Supervisors will hold a session on for correction of the Checklist prior to the two week filing period for the Presidential Primary. The Supervisors will meet at the Town Hall from 7-7:30 p.m. Residents may be mindful of the opportunity
to make changes to their voting status at the Town Clerks Office during normal business hours. October 14 will be the last time that registered voters will be able to change their party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary.
Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16 Fri 4-8; Sat 11-8; Sun 11-5 Free admission. The annual Hudson Kiwanis PumpkinFest will be held on the grounds of the Hills house, 211 Derry Road (Route 102), Hudson, on Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. This fun family event will feature a carnival and midway with food and games, a free classic car show on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., a huge craft fair (over 90 crafters and vendors), a free petting zoo and kids activities all weekend. Purchase a wrist band on Friday night and ride the rides all night for one price. There will also be live bands, including the Alvirne Jazz Band at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and Skyler at 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be fireworks on Saturday at 8 p.m., and free Trick-or-Treating on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. for the little ones. For more information, visit www.husonpumkinfest.com
Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16 Troop 252 Boy Scouts would like to invite you to stop by their booth at Pumpkinfest, as they are collecting “flags ready for retirement.” The flags will be properly retired at a Scout campout scheduled for later this year, so bring your old tattered flags and we will take care of them. The Scouts will also be running a “Bottle Launching” booth. Empty soda bottles, a small amount of water, some compressed air and loads of fun for any age.
Sunday, October 23
As part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, the girl scouts will hold a Hudson Cemetary Tour from 4-7 p.m., starting at the Hills House, 211 Derry Road, in Hudson. Participants will carpool to five local cemeteries to meet some famous residents of our town, then return to the Hills
House for refreshments between 6 and 8 p.m. Come and see a little piece of Hudson’s history, and don’t forget to bring a flashlight!
Sunday, October 9 The Friends of the Library Second Hand Book Sale will be held in the lower level of the Hills Memorial Library Building. Great prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and comic books. Check out the magazine
recycling/swap program. Bring current magazines during SHP hours and take others home free. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building at 18 School Street. Donations of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are needed. Bring donations to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours.
Tuesday, October 11 Join freelance paranormal investigators Tom Lynch and Julie Williams for a talk and video presentation about their work investigating paranormal phenomena at 7 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Copies of Tom’s
recent book, ParaTom’s Guide to Paranormal Investigations, will be available for sale and signing.
Saturday, October 8 The Litchfield Historical Society will be meeting at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Building, 255 Charles Bancroft Highway. New members are welcome.
Thursday, October 13 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will offer a healthcare presentation entitled, “Making The Most Of Your Healthcare Dollars” at 7:30 a.m. at the GHCC Office, 71 Lowell Road, Hudson. In this period of health care reform, this presentation by Southern NH Health System physicians will focus on ways for you to manage your health care dollars by staying healthy and out of the hospital. The discussion will look at health insurance, advance directives, chronic and acute conditions as well as when to go to the emergency room versus an immediate care facility. Speakers will be Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, Chief Medical Officer and board certified in internal medicine and critical care at SNHMC and Dr. Crorin DeChirico, VP of Medical Affairs and Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehab and board certified in internal medicine at SNHMC. There is no cost to attend, however, an RSVP is requested.
Your Hometown Community Calendar Religious Events ----------
Saturday, October 8 Litchfield Presbyterian - A Community Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, is offering a community breakfast on October 8, featuring made to order omelets along with a full hot breakfast fare. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. All Litchfield and Hudson residents are welcome.
School Activities ----------
Monday, October 19 The Title I Program of the Hudson School District will be having their annual meeting from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. at Library Street School, 20 Library Street, Hudson. All parents of eligible Title I students whose children
attend Nottingham West School, Dr. HO Smith School, Library Street School or Hills Garrison School are invited to attend to learn more about the Title I program. Presentations will be made by the Title I Director and Reading Specialists from the Hudson School District. Parents will be able to learn more about the Title I programs as well as to learn strategies to help their children in reading and mathematics.
Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 Campbell High School will have Homecoming Week. This year’s Homecoming will boast an array of spirited events as follows. On Friday: Homecoming Pep Rally for current students and faculty at 1:30 p.m.; Senior
Class Dinner, open to the community, from 4:30-7 p.m.; JV Girls Volleyball Game against Portsmouth Christian at 5 p.m.; Varsity Girls Volleyball Game against Portsmouth Christian at 6 p.m.; and Homecoming Bonfire hosted by S.A.D.D., refreshments served by Sophomore Class, 50/50 raffles hosted by Freshmen Class from 7-9 p.m. On Saturday: Homecoming Tailgating in main parking lot, hosted by Senior Class, at 12:30 p.m.; A Car Decorating Contest hosted by S.A.D.D. at 1:15 p.m.; and the Varsity Football Game against Somersworth High School at 1:30 p.m. The Campbell Key Club will be hosting a “Wear Your Cougar Gear,” raffle during all three Homecoming Athletic Games. Simply wear your best “Cougar apparel” and be entered in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes, courtesy of local businesses.
Sports & Recreation ---
Saturday, October 22 The Knights of Columbus, Council 5162 will be sponsoring a Soccer Challenge at the Hills Garrison School in Hudson. The Soccer Challenge is one in which the soccer goal is divided into a series of five scoring zones, with a point value given
to each section. After the participant is given 10 penalty kicks, his or her total number of points will be awarded depending upon the scoring zones that were hit. The Hills Garrison School is located at 190 Derry Road, behind the Rodgers Memorial Library on route 102. The competition is open to boys and girls, ages 10-14 and will broken up as follows: girls (ages 10-11) at 1 p.m.; girls (ages 12- 14) at 1:45 p.m.; boys (ages 10-11) at 2:30 p.m.; and boys (ages 12-14) at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each of the groups above. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact Dave Wilder (dwilder@ juniper.net
On page 17 in the September 23 edition of the Hudson~Litchfield News, the Public Notices for the Town of Litchfield Zoning Board were submitted with the wrong date for the Board of Adjustment regular session meeting. The date should have been submitted as October 12, 2011, not October 12, 2012. This is the case for both the “Zoning Board” and the “Notice of Public Hearing” Public Notices.
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 NickDAlleva@myfairpoint.net
Litchfield School Board, Campbell High School, 6:30 p.m., generally the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
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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Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.
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
Litchfield Seniors, Litchfield Community Church, Route 3A, 1:30 p.m., third Thursday. Call 429-1315 for more information.
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, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.
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