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Saturday, October 29 The Litchfield Middle School PTO will sponsor a Fall Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School. They are inviting families, students, friends and the community to come and join in. There will be a pancake breakfast, raffle baskets, face painting, cake walk, pizza, homemade clam chowder, snacks, a pumpkin throwing contest, ongoing entertainment throughout the day, games and much more. Admission is free.

The Alvirne High School Friends of Music will sponsor a Craft Fair in the Alvirne High School Cafeteria, Route 102, Hudson, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature crafters from NH, Massachusetts, and Maine. There will also be baked goods and raffles. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the AHS Music Department.

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.

As part of an Eagle Project fundraiser, a Spaghetti Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Hudson Grange, 4 Windham Road (Route 111). The suggested donation is $8 per meal. The project, run by Alan Foster, will help in the restoration of Benson Park in Hudson. The project includes the reconstruction of a small bridge and installing a new pathway near The Old Lady and the Shoe. Stop by to help support your community and enjoy a nice meal too!

Saturday November 5 The final Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection of 2011 will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive, Nashua. Residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham are invited to attend.

There is a $10 user fee per vehicle, which covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds. There will be additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, visit: or call 603-424-2240.

Now until Thursday, November 17 Alvirne High School’s Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Club will hold a Coat Drive from now until November 17. They are accepting “gently used” winter coats (nothing ripped or torn, please) of any size, and they can be brought into the school and

dropped off at the school’s main office at 200 Derry Road, Hudson. After November 17, the coats will be brought to the Nashua Soup Kitchen for distribution.

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Saturday, October 29 The Rodgers Memorial Library will host eBay education specialist, Glenn Della Monica, who will offer a six-hour course on how to sell on eBay from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a an optional course guide with all the slides presented in the course

that can be purchased for $20. Guides must be reserved in advance. Pre-registration is required by calling 886-6030, or go to under upcoming events to register.

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Tuesday, November 1 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours Networking Event at Cookie’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant, also home of the Blue Sky Emporium, 222 Central Street, Hudson, at 5:30 p.m. There is no

cost to attend, however, registration is requested. For more information, email the chamber at: info@

Religious Events ----------

Saturday, November 5 The New Life Christian Church, Lowell Road, Hudson, will hold a “Growing Through Life” Ladies Tea at the church at 2 p.m. All ladies are invited to join us for an afternoon tea. Bring your favorite teacup. This event is free to first time visitors of the

New Life Tea. Call 603-598-9000 to reserve your seat. For more information, you may also vistit:

The Litchfield Community Church Presbyterian, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New this year, the event will feature a services auction, in which members and friends have donated their time and talents to be auctioned off. The raffle gift baskets this year will feature fun themes. The

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kitchen will be serving breakfast sandwiches as well as soup, chili, and hotdogs. There will also be baked goods and a quilt raffle. Kids can participate in a craft project which they can take home. For more information call 424-6057, go to www., or visit them on Facebook at LitchfieldChurch.

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Saturday, November 5 The Alvirne Bronco Booster’s will hold the sixth Annual Turkey Raffle and Silent Auction in the Alvirne High School Gymnasium from 5–7 p.m. (doors open for Auction Preview at 4:30 p.m.). The

event will feature hundreds of turkeys, auction items and prizes. Come gobble up a good time and support all of the Alvirne Bronco Sports Teams! For more information, please contact Sue LaRoche at 603-595-7125 or e-mail mikesuelar@

The Friends of Campbell Baseball are hosting a Comedy Night to raise funds for a night in celebration of their achievement with a banquet in December 2011. The Campbell High School Cougar baseball team capped off a Cinderella season by becoming the NHIAA Division III baseball champions. All proceeds from the comedy night, which is scheduled to be held at Talent Hall on November 5 at 7 p.m., will go towards the night of celebration for the players, coaches, families and their supporters. To purchase tickets, call the Litchfield Town Hall at 603-913-7978.

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Saturday, October 29 The Litchfield Recreational Basketball League (LRBL) will be holding it’s league assessments for grades 3 through 8. All assessments will be held at Litchfield Middle School. Log onto our website to register and find times for each grade at: Basketball-League-Online-Registration.start. LRBL will also be holding tryouts for our travel basketball teams for grades 3 through 8 during the weekend of November 5 and 6. Please log onto the web site to find out times for each team. If you have any questions about the travel teams you can find contact information on the web site. We are still looking for a third grade boys’ travel coach.

Halloween - Monday, October 31

Trick or Treat hours in Hudson and Litchfield will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please drive carefully! Firefighters Offering a Glowing Halloween

submitted by Erich Weeks, President, PFFH Local 3154 Again this year, the Professional Firefighters of Hudson (PFFH) will be taking to the streets on

Halloween to ensure a fun and safer night for all. For 14 years the PFFH have funded and passed out glow necklaces to trick-or-treaters in our neighborhoods. This program has grown from passing out a few hundred glow necklaces to now passing out a few thousand. Our goal is to have everyone that is near the roads be illuminated for drivers to see. The glow necklaces provide drivers an earlier opportunity to see pedestrians and react appropriately. Remember to remind your children to use caution near the roads and keep the glow necklaces in view for all to see. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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.

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,

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5:30 p.m., second Thursday. 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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