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Saturday, December 31 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post 10722 will sponsor a New Years Eve Party, which 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.
Tuesday, January 3 Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Pelham will be in session from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Lobby of Town Hall for the purposes of making corrections to the
checklist. New voters may also register at this time. Picture ID and proof of residency
Saturday, January 7 or January 14 Windham’s Helping Hands will once again be picking up Christmas Trees after the holiday. We will collect your tree and dispose of it for you (sorry, only trees in Windham) for a small tax-deductible donation. You pick the date, either Saturday,
January 7 or 14, and we will do the work. For a no-hassle Christmas tree removal, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 603-898-8474 with your name, address and the date of your choice, then place your tree near your mailbox or end of driveway on the date of pick-up. Donations can be made upon removal or through our website www.windhamshelpinghands.org
using secure Paypal. Last year’s tree removal fundraiser was a great success and we were able to help many families in the Windham community!
Thursday, January 12 The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 12 Main Street, Pelham, from 3-8 p.m. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors are needed every day to make sure there is an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Please give the gift of life by donating blood.
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.
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. There will be beverages, delicious popcorn, and a warm and cozy atmosphere to unwind after the holiday rush. 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.
Friday, January 6 and Friday, January 20 The Bodhi Meditation non-profit organization will be hosting a free meditation session at the Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, on
Friday, January 6 and 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. Bodhi Meditation offers a unique stress relief system that stimulates physical renewal and promotes general health. It revitalizes the mind and frees the spirit, which facilitates improvements in both mental clarity and physical well-being. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Daphne Chien at 425- 2380 or email her at email@example.com
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Starting Tuesday, January 3 Online first grade registration for students entering Golden Brook School for the 2012-2013 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 3. Current Golden Brook kindergarten students do not need to register for first grade. Registration
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materials will be available through the Windham School District Website at www.windhamsd.org
. There will be no formal registration day at the school. Computers for families without home access will be available in the Golden Brook Library by appointment. Paper copies of registration materials are available upon request at Golden Brook School by calling 898-9586. In order to be considered eligible for first grade, children must be six years of age by September 30, 2012. Students will be considered registered only when all forms have been submitted. This includes the registration form, student race/ethnicity form, home language survey, peanut/nut- free form, parent questionnaire, and health history. Additional paperwork required to complete first grade registration includes; your child’s original birth certificate, with the raised seal, two proofs of residency (New Hampshire license with current address as one proof of residency), an immunization record and a current physical (dated no earlier than September 1, 2011).
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Wednesday, January 4 Pelham Parks and Recreation is hosting an informational meeting for boys and girls lacrosse (winter and spring) and is inviting all parents to attend. The meeting with director Brian Johnson and Outlaw LAX
coaches will start at 7 p.m. in Sherburne Hall, located in the Pelham Municipal Center, 6 Village Green. If your child has any interest in this great active sport, please join us. Discussions will include new player needs, team expectations, fundraising, field improvements and other news about upcoming season. E-mail recreation@ pelhamweb.com
with any questions.
Now through Friday, January 6 Pelham Parks and Recreation is currently holding sign ups for Art Classes on Mondays from January 9 through February 20 at Sherburne Hall (in Pelham Town Hall). Classes for beginner boys and girls will be held from 3:30-5 p.m.; classes for
advanced boys and girls will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. (call to question placement); and classes for adults will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. No experience or supplies needed. Size of groups is limited; first come, first serve. Registration form is available at 6 Village Green, or online at www.pe
lhamweb. com/recreation. Register online at https://webtrac.
Happy Holidays! Offices will re-open on Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m. Windham Regular Meetings & Events
The Area News Group will be on vacation beginning Thursday, December 22.
We wish you a very safe and happy holiday celebration!
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 Windham Orthodontics 25 Indian Rock Road, Windham NH.
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The course includes supplies and explores a new medium every week using charcoal, watercolor, pastels, pen, inks, acrylics, oils, sculpting and more! The instructor is Janet Daigle for the first two classes and Don LeBel for the adult class. Sign up by January 6. Call 635-2721 with any questions or e-mail Recreation@pelhamweb.com
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