Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 Pelham Community Theatre and Arts with Cross Roads Baptist Church Choir presents “The Christmas Shoes” on December 16 at 7 p.m., and December 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This is a wonderful story of faith and family. Great show for all ages. For more information, call Janet at 635-8584.
Sunday, December 18 The Windham Community Bands’ 2011 season reaches a grand finale, 2 p.m., at the Windham High School auditorium with its 6th Annual Holiday Concert. All three of the Bands’ performing groups will be playing joyful music for the holiday season. The Windham Flute Ensemble, led by David Howard, will play in the lobby before the concert as the audience arrives and during intermission. Refreshments and desserts provided by band members will be served during intermission. A $5 donation is requested of adults for the benefit of the bands. Children and students are free. The Windham Community Bands invite the public to take a break from the holiday rush and join them for this entertaining community event. For more information, please contact David Howard at 603 965-3842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 21 The American Legion Unit #100, 51 Windham Road, Pelham, will offer Christmas Gift Wrapping, from 3–7 p.m. A donation per gift is requested.
Saturday, January 28 The 78th Annual Pelham Firefighter’s Ball will be held at Harris Pelham Inn, 65 Ledge Road, Pelham, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Hors d’ oeuvres and drinks will be served at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Come join us for food, friends, good times, door prizes, music, silent auction, and a whole lot of dancing! There is an early bird ticket price, per plate, if purchased before December 31. Tickets may be purchased at the Pelham Fire Department, 635-2703. Sponsored by the Pelham Fireman’s Association.
Wednesday, December 28 Calling all toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners! Steve Blunt will return to the Nesmith Library to lead a winter sing-along for children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult at 10:30 a.m. Steve is a part-time music teacher, part-time singer/storyteller who also does a lot
of performing at schools and libraries in New Hampshire and throughout New England. Steve is well loved by children and parents alike. You won’t want to miss this winter wonderland performance at the Nesmith Library. Space is limited, and registration is required.
Wednesday, December 28 The Nesmith Library will present Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin this holiday season as he performs A Christmas Carol, told in the style of Charles Dickens at 6:30 p.m. With voices for Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Marley’s Ghost, Scrooge’s nephew and the Ghosts of Christmas, Bodkin recreates Dickens’ “Tuxedo and Lectern” performances of this immortal tale. The 1-hour performance is 100 percent Dickens’ words, excerpted from his novella and brought to life with English accents. Per the performer’s request, this program is for older children in grades 3 and up as well as for teen and adult audiences. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please stop by the front circulation desk or call the library at 432-7154 to reserve a spot for either one of these programs.
Thursday, December 29 Come to the Nesmith Library for a Movie Day at 1 p.m. when they’ll break out the big screen and fire up the popcorn machine for a showing of a newly released movie involving an animated panda! Please note this movie is PG rated and 90 minutes in length. Bring along a friend (and a blanket or pillow) for a relaxing afternoon at the Nesmith Library. Door prize will be supplied by the Friends of the Library! For movie title or more information, please call the library at 432-7154. No registration is required, simply join us in the multi-purpose room.
Religious Events ----------
Saturday, December 31 A New Years Eve Party will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, including a full course all-you-can- eat Turkey Dinner, music, dancing, party favors and more! There is an admission fee. Come enjoy dinner and dancing to music that spans the decades! Dress up or come casual. Come for dinner, dessert and head home early, or dance the night away until the bell tolls midnight! Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the party will go until midnight. Looking for a local, family oriented New Years Eve party? Do your teenagers want a place to “party” with their friends (and you want them chaperoned?) This is a great alternative. Free babysitting is also available with movies for the kids.
Your Hometown Community Calendar Sports & Recreation ---
Thursday, January 5 – Thursday, February 9 Pelham Parks And Recreation will offer an Adult Pond Hockey League at the Pelham Ice Rink in Lyons Park behind the Town Hall. The league will be held on weekday evenings (days/times TBA), from January 5 – February 9, 2012. Register online or in person. There is a cost to play, and payment must accompany sign up. The teams will consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6 players. Teams will play a 40 minute game on a weekday evening for 6 weeks; schedule to be posted. League will follow US Pond Hockey rules. Players are required to supply their own equipment. Helmets and skates are required; mouth guards, elbow pads, shin pads, gloves all strongly recommended. Checks payable to Town of Pelham. Email email@example.com
or call 603-635-2721 with any questions. Visit https:// webtrac.pelhamweb.com
for online sign ups and credit card payment.
Friday, January 6 – Friday, February 17 Pelham Parks and Recreation presents Speed and Agility Lessons 2012 for any sport or general fitness. This program is open to boys/girls, ages 10 and up, and will be held on Friday nights for 7 weeks, from 7-8 p.m. in the Pelham Elementary School Gym. Participants will take part in drills and exercises that will increase foot speed and overall core strength. Register with Pelham Parks and Recreation office at 6 Village Green in town hall. Form available to print at www.pelhamweb.com/
recreation. You may also register and pay with MC/ VISA online at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com
. Space is limited; first come, first served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 603-635-2721 with any questions.
Starting Wednesday, January 11 Are you a teen who always wanted to learn to Hip Hop? Well, now you can! The Salem Boys and Girls Club will be offering free Hip Hop Classes to its Eclipse Teen Center members starting January 11. Classes will be held on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. and on Fridays from 3-4 p.m. in the Teen Center classroom. If you are not a member of the Eclipse Teen Center and would like to become one, you can sign up for an annual fee. With your membership, you can have access to the tech center, fitness programs, swimming programs and gym activities. Our Teen Center is available to kids in grades 6-12. It is open from 2:30-9 p.m. on weekdays. Space is limited. To sign up, or for additional information, call us at 898-7709 or visit us at www.salembgc.org
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, nicole.p.sh
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, third or fourth Thursday, see www.windems.org
for date and location.
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
Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs/Unique Challenges, Pelham Public Library, Molly Hobbs Room, 6:30 p.m., First Thursday
VFW, 6 Main Street, Pelham, 7 p.m., first Thursday Happy Holidays! Offices will re-open on Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m.
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The First Congregational Church of Pelham UCC
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: 6:30 p.m. - Family Worship Service 10:30 p.m. - Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service. Sunday December 25 – Christmas Day: 10 a.m.
St. Patrick's Parish, 12 Main Street, Pelham
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Mass: 3:45 p.m. - Christmas Pageant 4 p.m.; 7 p.m.; 11 p.m. - Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day Mass: Midnight Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve: 4 p.m. Sunday, January 1 - New Year’s Day: Feast of Mary Mother of God – Holy Day of Obligation
8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Crossroads Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service: 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.
St. Matthew Parish, 2 Searles Road, Windham Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Mass: 4 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 10 p.m. Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day Mass: 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.
Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Road, Windham Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. - Children's Service; 6:30 p.m. - Contemporary Service 8 p.m. - Communion Service Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Day Worship Service: 10:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.
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