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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: http:// or call 603-424-2240.

Wednesday, November 9 U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that a member of her staff will be holding office hours on November 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Town Hall, 2 Liberty Way, to assist New Hampshire citizens with official

business. To ensure constituents have convenient access, a member of the Senator’s staff will be visiting the following town offices. Individuals who are interested in meeting with a member of the Senator’s staff should stop by the town office during the time listed below or call Neva Foley at 603- 622-7979 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, November 12 The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Griffin Memorial School, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Come give the gift of life by donating blood.

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. Please help someone keep a little warmer this winter, by donating your old gently used coats.

Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20 and December 3 and 4 The Band, Choral group and Color Guard students are in need of your yard! On November 19, 20 and December 3, 4 the Alvirne High School music students will be raking yards as a Fall Leaf Raking Fundraiser to help raise funds for their

upcoming trip to Quebec City, Canada. Let the students do your raking for you and help support a great cause! For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call Debbie Migneault at 603-598-8719 or 603-568-0076, or email:

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Saturday, November 5 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will hold a free family movie day, and show the hit Pixar film “Cars 2” at 10 a.m. Come watch it on our big screen, and feel free to bring your

own comfy chair. Snacks will be served. For more information, visit

Saturday, November 12

Come to the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson for gaming events for the whole family in honor of National Gaming Day. An assortment of popular board games will be set up from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the community room, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. there will be family board games in the Children’s Room. From noon-4 p.m., join Play Date NH as they teach an assortment of new board games. Play Date NH is a volunteer organization aimed at educating the community about the benefits of games and gaming. There will also be Wii games, including a Super Smash Brothers tournament in the Community Room from 12:45-4:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 9 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Before Hours Networking Event at EastPoint Executive Center, 99 Pine Hill Road, Nashua, at 7:30 a.m. This is a great networking event. No cost to attend.

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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:

Your Hometown Community Calendar

Saturday, November 5 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 kitchen will be serving breakfast sandwiches as well as soup, chili, and hotdogs. There will also be a baked goods sale and a quilt raffle. For more information call 424-6057, go to www.

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 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. Come on down to this fun event for the whole family.

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Saturday, November 5 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. There is a cost for the tickets, and they can be purchased at the Litchfield Town Hall or by calling 603-913-7978.

Now through Friday, November 11 The Hudson School District will be holding a winter clothing drive to benefit families in Colebrook, NH who were affected by hurricane Irene. The clothing drive will be held now through November 11, at the area schools. Please bring any gently used winter clothes to the donation boxes at Alvirne High School, or Dr. H.O. Smith/Library Street School.

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.

Saturday, November 12 The Alvirne Bronco Booster’s have rescheduled 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@

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Monday, November 7 The Litchfield Youth Soccer League will be holding its next Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School in the Library. Do you wish to know what’s going on off the soccer field or on the sidelines? Please join us; everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, go to


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