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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:

Friday, November 25 Santa arrives at the Hudson Community Center at 4:30 p.m., directly after the tree lighting at the Hudson Common. All boys and girls, along with their families, are invited to join Santa and the Hudson Lions for an afternoon of fun, crafts, and

snacks. Santa will help the NH Lions and the UNH Community Leadership Program “Warmth from the Millyard” by placing a collection box at the front door for gloves, scarves, hats and socks. All donations will be given to a local charity program.

Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27 Come and take a tour of the Historic Hills House to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food and financial assistance for medicine, fuel and daily living expenses to the residents of Hudson

in need. A fun way to help this wonderful charity is by visiting the historic Hills House Thanksgiving weekend. Tours will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. Each room of the house will be decorated by both area florists, and members of the Historical Society. This year, there will also be a few craft tables in the meeting room! Admission is a new toy or non- perishable food items. Please be sure to visit this beautiful piece of history in Hudson and help your neighbor at the same time.

Wednesday, November 30 The Litchfield Senior Citizens Group is sponsoring a trip to the Castleton Ballroom in Windham at 11:30 a.m. This trip is open to all residents of Litchfield. Call 429-1315 for more information.

Thursday, December 1 The Anne-Marie House in Hudson needs your help. A fundraising Food and Wine Tasting Evening will be held in an effort to help homeless families become “homeward bound” on December 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in

Nashua. All proceeds will go to benefit Anne- Marie House in Hudson, a transitional housing program for children and families experiencing homelessness. The event will feature delicious food and wines from New Hampshire restaurants and wineries, a silent auction full of holiday shopping potential, and live music – all in the name of helping local children and families in need. There is a cost for the tickets, and a discounted price is available with reserved tables of eight. Tickets include food and wine samplings, live music, goodie bags and special success stories from families that have graduated from Anne- Marie House. A large silent auction will also be available and includes signed sports memorabilia, jewelry, gift certificates for a variety of services and weekend getaway packages. Tickets can be purchased online at events/homewardbound or by calling 603-883- 7338, ext. 5.

Thursday, December 1 The Hudson Old Home Day Committee, will have its 2nd meeting on December 1 at the Hills Memorial Library. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited. Please become part of keeping the Old Home Day Event alive in Hudson. All you need to bring is your excitement and ideas.

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Monday, November 21 Come to The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. to try out a variety of e-readers. 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.

Tuesday, November 29 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will hold a Holiday Card Making Workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre- registration required. To register, go to under upcoming events or call 603-886-6030.

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Thursday, December 8 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Silent Auction and Dinner for Charity at 6 p.m. at the White Birch Catering (formerly King’s Court), 222

Central Street in Hudson. Join us for a fun night out! Proceeds to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society which operates the Hudson/Litchfield food panty and assists families in need, especially during the holidays! Cost to attend is $25 per person that includes a buffet dinner of roast beef, baked ham, and pasta primavera. If you have items you would like to donate for the auction, please contact the chamber office at 603-889-4731.

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

Sunday, November 27 The Children of Our Lord Dance Team (a.k.a. the C.O.O.L. Kids Dance Team) will give a performance of The Winter Wardrobe: a ballet, on November 27 at 7 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Hudson. It’s a free and family friendly event.

Everyone’s welcome! School Activities ----------

Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Recess - No school for both Hudson and Litchfield.

Wednesday, November 30 Infant Jesus School, located at 3 Crown Street in Nashua, will be hosting an Open House from 9:30-11 a.m. (snow date will be Thursday, December 1, same time). Come meet our principal, take a tour, and

see what we’re all about! The school is home to approximately 250 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students from the greater Nashua area. Core subjects, in addition to classes in art, computer, library, music, physical education, and foreign language are offered. Call 603-889-2649 or visit our web site at: for more information.

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

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events better way 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.

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School Activities ----------

Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 Nottingham West presents “To the Book Fair and Beyond”. Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 in the NWES school gym from 3–7 p.m. both days. Families, faculty and the community are

invited to attend this fun reading event. Come over and get your shopping done for the readers on your list!

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Saturday, November 19 The Hudson Recreation Department will hold a walk-in registration for anyone interested in playing in the Teen Basketball League, or the Over-35 Basketball League from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Memorial School, 1 Memorial Drive, Hudson.

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Litchfield Seniors, Litchfield Community Church, Route 3A, 1:30 p.m., third Thursday. Call 429-1315 for more information.

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Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes)

Litchfield Youth Soccer Board Meeting, Litchfield Middle School Library, 7:30 p.m., generally the first Monday.

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.

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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