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Monday, December 19 The New Hampshire Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the members of the Hudson VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary cordially invite all Gold Star Families, Blue Star Families, veterans, their family members and the public to an Afternoon Tea with Texas First Lady Anita Perry. The Tea will be held at the Hudson VFW Post #5791, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson at 12:30 p.m., with Mrs. Perry arriving at 1 p.m. As a daughter and a wife of a Veteran and as the First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Perry will be speaking about her commitment to raising awareness on the needs of our Military Personnel and their families. She will also be speaking of the dedication her and her husband, 2012 GOP Presidential candidate, Governor Rick Perry share to providing the assistance and care that our Veterans have earned through loyalty and service to this great nation. Following Mrs. Perry’s comments, she will open the floor to your questions regarding her work and her husband’s presidential campaign. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Beth Kimball, Ladies Auxiliary VFW State President at or the Hudson VFW Post at 882-2136.

Thursday, December 22 Former Boy Scouts, Leaders and Parents of Troop 21 are invited to attend the annual Troop 21 Holiday Party from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Wattannick Grange Hall on Route 111 in Hudson.

Now 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 31 The town of Hudson will hold a 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.

Tuesday, January 3 The Hudson Checklist Supervisors will be in session at the Town Hall from 7-7:30 p.m. This is the last chance to register for the NH Presidential Primary, which will be held on January 10. Residents are asked to avoid long lines at the polls by registering before hand. Voters may also register at the Town Clerks office during normal business hours until January 3, 2012.

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Saturday, December 17 Join the Crazy Eights, an ensemble made up of students from the Alvirne High Jazz Band, for a Holiday Jazz Concert as they play holiday favorites and jazz standards at 1 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 21 Calling all fans of Anime, Manga, Manhwa! A new Anime/Manga Club is forming at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson to meet up and share your enthusiasm. Come and chat about your favorite series and hear about new titles you might enjoy. Meetings may also include craft projects or watching episodes/movies from series both new and old. Anyone from Grade 6+ is welcome to attend. The club will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on December 21.

Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will show free family movies at 1:30 p.m. during school vacation, from December 27-30. Come see these new family favorites on our big screen. Snacks will be served and you can bring your own comfy chairs if you like. The feature presentations are as follows: Tuesday, December 27 – Cars 2; Wednesday, December 28 – The Smurfs; Thursday, December 29 – Kung Fu Panda 2; and Friday, December 30 – Dolphin Tale.

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Friday, December 16 The Campbell High School Chapter of SADD cordially invites you to attend “Holiday Movie Night,” featuring everyone’s Holiday favorite, Elf, starring Will Farrell. Come enjoy a family-friendly film, some delicious holiday treats and get your picture taken with Santa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the feature presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Contact advisors Michael Boutselis or Carolyn Ortiz for more details at

Saturday December 17

In response to the great success of the autumn semi-formal dance, Campbell High School will be holding its first Annual Holly Ball semi-formal dance on December 17. A delicious Chinese food dinner will be served prior to the dance, from 6:30- 7 p.m. The dance will run from 7-10 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for anyone who has not purchased them in advance. Pictures with Santa will be offered for a small fee. Attendees are asked to please bring their student ID, and guests will need to fill out paperwork the week prior to the dance. This dance is sponsored by the Campbell High School Student Council, SADD club, and members of the National Honor Society.

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Friday, December 16 The Hudson Recreation Department will hold a 5th and 6th grade dance at the Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, Hudson, from 6-9 p.m. There is a small admission fee at the door. Adults must come into the building to pick up their children. For more information call the Recreation Department at 603-880-1600.

Saturday, January 28 Mark your calendar! The Hudson Recreation Department will hold the next Comedy Night at the Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, Hudson, with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the show beginning at 9 p.m. For more information call the Recreation Department at 603-880-1600.

Christmas Service Schedules

Blessed John XXIII Parish St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson; and Infant Jesus, Nashua

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Mass: 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. – St. John the Evangelist Midnight Mass - Infant Jesus Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day Mass: 8 a.m. – St. John the Evangelist 10:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. – Infant Jesus Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve: The Solemnity of Mary – Holy Day of Obligation 4 p.m. - Vigil Mass – St. John the Evangelist 6 p.m. – Vigil Mass – Infant Jesus Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day: 8 a.m. – St. John the Evangelist 10:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. – Infant Jesus

First Baptist Church of Hudson

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day: 9 a.m.

St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Mass: 4 p.m.; 6 p.m.; and Midnight Mass Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve: The Solemnity of Mary – Holy Day of Obligation 4 p.m. - Vigil Mass 11:30 p.m. – Holy Hour for the New Year Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day: 10 a.m.

New Life Christian Church, 272 Lowell Road Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. - Candlelight Service

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. 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, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday.

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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

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