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Friday, October 14 Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Pelham Police Department for the purposes of

changes in party affiliation and corrections of the checklist. This is the last time

registered voters may change their party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary. New voters may also register at this time. Picture ID and proof of residency are required.

The Supervisors of the Checklist of Windham will be in session at 7 p.m. In addition to registering new voters, October 14 is the last time registered voters may change their party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary. After October 14, voters will be stuck in that particular party that they are currently registered in, and will be forced to vote on that particular party ballot on Election Day. Windham voters may also stop in to the Town Clerks Office in Windham during regular business hours on Mondays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Tuesdays – Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 434-5075 or the Secretary of State’s office at 271-3242.

Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 The Pelham Food Pantry will hold a Fall Food Drive sponsored by Ed, Paula and Justin Rosamilio (“team rose”) of Re/Max Prestige, 100 Bridge Street, Pelham, NH. Pick up your donation bags at the Pelham Plaza on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bags will also be available at our Re/Max Prestige office, the Pelham Library, and the exit lobby at the Pelham Plaza Hannaford. Drop off your donations at our Re/Max office front lobby. Register for a chance to win some great prizes, donated from our generous local businesses. For more information, contact Paula at 603-635-3350 or 603-759-9306.

Thursday, October 20 The New Hampshire Constitution requires that every ten years, “the legislature shall make an apportionment of representatives according to the last general census of the inhabitants of the state taken by authority of the United States or of this state”. The legislature is currently involved in this task of redrawing the district lines for the: US Congress, State Representatives, State Senators, Executive Council, and County Commissioners. A Special Committee on Redistricting will hold a series of public hearings to solicit input from all interested parties. The public hearing for the Rockingham County will be held on October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Auditorium, Rockingham County Nursing Home, 117 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833. Please note that the committee has not yet drawn any plans and no proposals will be made by the committee at these hearings. If you cannot attend the meetings, written testimony may be submitted by mail to: Representative David Bates, Special Committee on Redistricting, Room 308, Legislative Office Building, Concord, NH 03301.

Saturday, October 22 The second Annual Craft Fair at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping or find the perfect item for your home! There will be a great variety of vendors, raffles for beautiful prizes! Proceeds benefit the Windahm High School Theater Program.

Saturday, October 22 Join Windham Recreation for the 7th Annual Harvest Fest at Griffin Park from 1-4 p.m. There will be hayrides, games, crafts, and more! Be a part of the Pie Contest and bring your pie to the Girl Scouts between 1-2 p.m. to enter into the contest. Don’t forget to bring your decorated and/or carved pumpkin between 1-2 p.m. to be entered into that contest! Granite State Zoo will be on hand from 1-3 p.m. with some cool animals for you to touch and see. At 2:45 p.m., the Moms’ Club will host the Kiddie Costume Parade around the ball field, and then the trick-or-treating will begin from 3-4 p.m. Local businesses will be set up along the front path and handing out treats to all the kids! Don’t forget to dress up! For all the specifics, check out the homepage of the Town website at for the flyer. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@Wi

The Windham Woman’s Club will be participating at the Annual Harvest Festival at Griffin Park, with a bake sale from noon-4 p.m. Stop by our table for a variety of homemade baked goodies, drinks, and take a chance at our 100th Anniversary Raffle. The drawing will be held November 13 at our 100th anniversary celebration at Searles School. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3/$10.00, and proceeds will go to benefit our many civic and community projects.

The Pelham Firefighters Association and Pelham Firefighters IAFF Local 4546 annual Spooktacular Horribles Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls of all ages are invited to march behind the fire trucks with sirens, horns, and lights. The parade will organize in the parking lot of the Pelham Memorial School on Marsh Road and terminate in the parking lot of the Dennis P. Lyons Memorial Park. There, you can prepare yourself for the Haunted Hayride if you’ve got the courage! For those faint of heart, we also have a “not so scary” hayride too. Costumed participants can dig into the large front end loader filled with candy. Enjoy some fresh apple cider, popcorn, hot dogs and more while they last. Also, take in the movie “Monster House” on the monstrous big outdoor screen. For more information, give us a call at the fire station at 603-635-2703. Rain date will be October 29.

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Tuesday, October 18 Pop over to the Nesmith Library as the Friends of the Library of Windham and the library hold a special, “open” Story Hour from 10-11 a.m. We invite all

children, from 2 to 6 years of age, to join us for a Story Hour filled with stories,

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songs, a simple coloring project, and light refreshments. Please note that children should be able to independently participate as parents and/or guardians do not stay in Story Hour with the children, but are required to remain in the library during that time. No registration is required. For more information, contact Jennifer Simmons at 458-2628.

Saturday, October 29 The Friends of the Library of Windham are graciously sponsoring the “Tommy James Halloween Magic Show” at 10:30 a.m. at the Nesmith Library. Performing magic for over 30 years,

Tommy’s show recently won the KIDabra International Family Performance of the Year Award for 2010. This high-energy show is one you don’t want to miss! This program


geared towards children in grades K-5, although all members of the family are welcome to attend. Costumes are optional. Door prize will include a pizza certificate generously donated by Kendall Pond Pizza. Space is limited and registration is required. Please stop by the front circulation desk or call the library at 432-7154 to register. For more information on the performer, visit his website at

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Monday, October 17 The Windham Middle School is pleased to announce that Investigator Jennifer M. Frank from the Plymouth State University Police Department will be conducting a presentation for the middle school students at 6:30 p.m. at WMS on Social

Networking and Cyber-bullying/Cyber-harassment. Investigator Frank will also hold a parent night in the evening at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school. All parents in the district are welcome to attend. Investigator Frank has given similar presentations all over the state of New Hampshire and as far as the Eastern Seaboard to Virginia, George Mason University and Virginia Tech. Her presentation will include what social networking is, the history of it, how it is being utilized, the liabilities of various social networking sites and your use of the, Cyber- bullying, Social Media outlets, your privacy, legal and personal implications of use of these sites, Cyberstalking, Sexting, and the opportunity to view the digital footprint left behind by the use of these various Internet sites.

Friday, October 28 Are you concerned about your child’s development? A Childfind clinic will be held for children ages 3-6 years old at the Griffin Memorial School from 9-11 a.m. The clinic is open to any Litchfield resident, and will screen students for

possible speech and language disabilities, motor skills and overall developmental functioning. An appointment is required. Please contact Griffin Memorial School at 424-5931 for additional information or to make an appointment.

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,

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.

Pelham Regular Meetings & Events

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, 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

Wattannick Grange, Hudson Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday

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Starting Monday, October 24 Pelham Parks and Recreation, 6 Village Green, Pelham, is once again offering introductory karate classes to boys and girls ages 4-7 at the Family Martial Arts Studio in Pelham on Route 38. There is a cost per child, and the class runs for four Monday lessons, from 5-5:30 p.m., starting October 24. Space is limited; first come, first served. Open to residents and non-residents. Registrations can be made online at or by printing a form at recreation. Email or call 603-635-2721 with any questions.

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!

Now through Friday, November 18 The Pelham Youth Basketball program is currently holding registration for the coming season. There will be evaluations for Divisions 3-8 for team placements on Saturday, December 3, at the Memorial School gym. Look for a time for your child on the Parks and Recreation website. The program

is open to boys/girls, ages 7-15. All players make a team! The evaluations are simply to even out the “playing field”. Coaches (volunteer) and referees (paid) are needed! Coaches will need to complete an application. Registration forms will be available at our website or at the Parks and Rec. office. You may also register at https://webtrac.pelhamweb. com and pay with MC/VISA. Checks or money orders accepted; no cash. The deadline for sign- ups is November 18.

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