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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 to 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. Kids entertainment will feature Lil’ Iguana, Majic by Steve, and Judy Pancost. 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.


Saturday, October 15 A dinner/comedy show, “Comedy On Purpose Fundraiser,” will be held at White Birch, 222 Central Street, Hudson. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the evening will feature the comedy show, dinner available,


a raffle and silent auction, and all proceeds will go to benefit the building of the Performing Arts Center. There is a cost for the tickets. For more information, visit www.comedyonpurpose. com or contact Alana Susko at 603-320-5393.


Saturday, October 22 The Hudson Dog Park committee is organizing a Bark Up at Benson’s Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a day of fun. There will be a Halloween costume contest, a puppy poker walk, items for sale including tee shirts, the kick off of our


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Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13


calendar style raffle, and the opportunity to meet Officer Jana McMillan (Hudson’s Animal Control Officer) and ask questions and learn about pet related news in town. If you are interested in helping volunteer or organize this event please e-mail fundraising@hudsondogpark.com. The rain date will be October 23.


Sunday, October 23


As part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, the girl scouts will hold a Hudson Cemetery 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!


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Monday, October 17 Come to The Rodgers Memorial Library to try out a variety of e-readers from 7-8 p.m. A staff member will be on hand to demonstrate the devices and people can try a Kindle, Nook Touch, Nook Color, iPad, Kobo Reader and more. Learn how to borrow free e-books through the library’s website.


Wednesday, October 19 and Monday, October 24 Interested in finding out more about your family tree? Learn about databases that can be used for genealogical research at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Workshops will be held on October 19 at 1:30 p.m. and October 24


at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required by going to rodgerslibrary.org under “upcoming events” or call 886-6030.


Thursday, October 20 This month’s Paper Techniques Workshop at the Rodgers Memorial Library is making Masquerade Masks from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, and children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Make a beautiful mask that can be used for


costume or decoration. There is a $1 materials fee for this workshop. Pre-registration is required, go to rodgerslibrary.org under “upcoming events” or call 886-6030.


St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson, will hold its 18th annual Holiday bazaar and Penny Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a huge assortment of penny sale items, theme baskets, homemade baked goods, quality crafts, and a large assortment of homemade candies. Katy’s Kitchen will be serving delicious food all weekend. Santa Claus is available for pictures. There is a special Parish table this year with religious Christmas cards, Advent wreaths, and other Christmas gifts. There are three raffles throughout the weekend: a beautiful handmade afghan, 50/50 tickets, and the grand raffle with first prize being $1,000, second prize being $500, and third prize being $250. Come on down to this fun event for the whole family.


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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 hold Homecoming Week featuringt an array of spirited events. 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 at 5 p.m.; Varsity Girls Volleyball Game at 6 p.m.; and Homecoming Bonfire from 7-9 p.m. On Saturday: Homecoming Tailgating in main parking lot at 12:30 p.m.; A Car Decorating Contest 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.


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


Jennifer-DuaneDionne@comcast.net 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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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, 603-566-5873).


Correction


The Area News Group erroneously credited the article “AHS Bronco Marching Band and Colorguard Perform at Gillette Stadium” to Bob Guesferd. The article was actually written by Gerry Bastien, Music Director at Alvirne High School.


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