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Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------

Saturday, December 3 The Hudson Knights of Columbus will be conducting a Blood Drive at St. Kathryn’s Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The need for blood is ever increasing especially this time of year. We donate food and gifts for the Holidays, why not donate the gift of life

this season.

Saturday, December 3 through December 25 Visit Boy Scout Troop 21 on Lowell Road where they are selling their Christmas trees and wreaths. The sale runs Monday to Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are trees for all of from quite small, to “way

too large.” We have exactly what you need. The sale runs until they are out of trees, which is usually on Sunday, December 18.

Saturday, December 3 The GFWC Hudson Junior Women’s Club will hold their 35th Annual Craft Fair at the Hudson Memorial School, 1 Memorial Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. With over one hundred craftspeople and artists at the

fair, you’re sure to find the perfect gift—and it will be made in the USA! In addition, you will be helping the juniors fund scholarships, improve the Butterfly Garden at Benson’s, and carry out other community projects. Admission to the fair is free, and lunch will be available. For more information, contact Debbie at 603-594-0332 or

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 The Hudson Litchfield Bears Division 12 cheerleading team will be holding a Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at

Ayotte’s State Line Market. All proceeds will go to the girl’s travel expenses, as they are heading to Orlando to compete in the AYF National Cheerleading Competition December 10.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 The Band, Choral group and Color Guard students are in need of your yard! On 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:

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 10 and 11, 17 and 18 The Litchfield Lions will be holding Photos with Santa from noon-4 p.m. at McQuesten Farm Stand, Route 3A, Litchfield. There will be a cost for the photos, and all proceeds from this event will

benefit the Litchfield Lions Charities.

Monday, December 5 Please join us at T-Bone’s Hudson location for our annual Tips for Toys night, from 4 p.m. until closing. All tipped employees will donate 100% of their tips earned to buy toys and other needed items for the area’s youth that will be distributed by

the Salvation Army. This annual event is much anticipated by both employees and patrons that look forward to giving back to the local community.

Monday, December 5

December 5 is the last day to drop off addresses and donations for our town’s service people. A small box is on the table in the lobby of Town Hall for addresses and big boxes with lists of ideas for gifts for our men and women. Help us to help our heroes for a merrier Christmas.

Saturday, December 10 The Litchfield Women’s Club welcomes Santa Claus with a delicious all-you-can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. This year’s big event will be held on at the Litchfield Middle School from 8 to 10:30 a.m. There is a cost, with a discount

for children ages 10 and under. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Santa arrives each year by fire truck at 9 a.m. and will be available for pictures from 9-10:30 a.m. Guests are invited to bring along cameras to capture the moment, and a $2 donation will be gratefully accepted to the Litchfield Women’s Club community fund. Each year, the Litchfield Women’s Club’s breakfast with Santa benefits the nonprofit’s community fund which assists those in need in Litchfield, provides ‘scholarship’ money so middle school students can attend class trips, allows LWC to donate to other organizations in town, and assist wherever and whenever possible in the community.

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Saturday, December 3 Santa will be visiting the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kids can enjoy a treat, make a craft and get their picture taken with Santa.

Your Hometown Community Calendar

Wednesday, December 7 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will hold a Christmas Centerpiece Workshop at 7 p.m. Make a beautiful floral centerpiece for your holiday table. Pre-

registration is required by Friday, December 2. Call 886-6030 or go to and register under “upcoming events”. There will be a materials charge for this program, contact the library for more information.

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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, December 4

Scott Logan, Nashville Christian Recording Artist, will be performing at 11:30 a.m. at New Life Christian Church, 272 Lowell Road, Hudson. Admission is Free and everyone is welcome. You can check Scott out at

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

Monday, December 5 The Litchfield Middle School After-School Parent Advisory Group for Springboard will be meeting in the Litchfield Middle School library at 6 p.m. All Parents are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please join us to discuss your wonderful ideas and input to help our after-school program be successful for our children. For more information, please contact Robbin Kopaczynski at 603-682- 9984 or Bridgette Doucette-Howell at http://lms. or visit the LMS School Web-site at

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.

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)

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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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

Tuesday, December 6 The Alvirne B-Naturals and Treble Choir will be performing at the Hudson Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Come Enjoy wonderful Holiday Choral Music in an intimate setting.

Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8 For the first time, Alvirne High School Music Department will be having two concerts to celebrate the Holiday Season. On Wednesday, December 7, the Instrumental groups, including the Concert

Bands and the Jazz Band will be performing, and on Thursday, December 8, Alvirne’s Choral groups, including the B-Naturals, Treble Choir and Alvirne Singers will be performing. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. and on both nights the AHS FOM Scholarship committee will be raffling off baskets and prizes and having a bake sale to raise money for scholarships – come enjoy some great holiday entertainment and support the music department at Alvirne High School!

Friday, December 9

Hudson Memorial School’s theater group, Acting Out, will be performing Ebenezer’s Scrooge’s Christmas Carol at 7 p.m. in the Hudson Memorial School’s gymatorium. This classic story is acted out by some of Hudson’s most dedicated performers. The

play is a comical adaptation of the Dickens classic. For more information call Patty at 883-0725.

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