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Saturday, 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. 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.
Thursday, January 26 Windham DI (Destination Imagination) will hold a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-8 p.m. in the Windham High School cafeteria. Please join fellow community members in sharing a meal and supporting the Windham
DI program. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert and a Beverage. There is a cost per person, or per family. The snow date will be January 27.
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! Price includes door prize drawings, hors d’ oeuvres, three course meal and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the Pelham Fire Department, 635-2703. Sponsored by the Pelham Fireman’s Association.
Friday, February 3 The VFW Post, 6 Main Street, Pelham, will hold a Veteran Benefit All-You-Can-Eat Ham and Bean Supper, with a Country
Western Theme! Wear those cowboy hats and boots and come enjoy a dinner of homemade baked beans, corn bread, potato salad, also turkey and gravy, soda, coffee tea, desserts and more! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, door prize, a prize for the best dressed to the theme, and live country guitar music. There is a cost for the tickets. For tickets or information, contact Mark McCabe at 603-320-1120, or by e-mail at: vfwmark.mc
. All proceeds will benefit veterans programs.
Tuesday, February 7 The Pelham Town Deliberative Session will be held at 7 p.m. in Sherburne Hall, Municipal Center, 6 Village Green.
Wednesday, February 8 The Pelham School Deliberative Session will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sherburne Hall, Municipal Center, 6 Village Green.
Friday, February 10 The Windham School Deliberative Sessions will be held at 7 p.m. in the Windham High School auditorium, 64 London Bridge Road.
Saturday, February 11 The Windham Town Deliberative Sessions will be held at 9 a.m. in the Windham High School auditorium, 64 London Bridge Road.
Friday, January 20 The Bodhi Meditation non-profit organization will be hosting a free meditation session at the Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham 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 wellbeing. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Daphne Chien at 425- 2380 or email her at email@example.com
Saturday January 21 The Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.) will be holding a crafting session for adult participants at the Nesmith Library at 10 a.m. There will be four paper crafts for you to participate in. Enjoy your morning creating a simple
Valentine, a spring basket with a coordinating place card holder, a general greeting card, and a gift card holder. Register at the front desk at the Nesmith no later than January 14. There is a cost per person, which includes materials for all four crafts, and is due when you register. Space is limited. For further information, please contact Cindy Jutras at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 19 The Windham Garden Club will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. at Windham Town Hall, in which Jerry Parsons will offer members a guided tour of the island of Borneo during a University of California- Berkley plant collecting expedition. Hospitality will be provided. Membership and program information may be found at www. windhamgardenclub.com
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Starting Now Online first grade registration for students entering Golden Brook School for the 2012-2013 school year has begun. Current Golden Brook kindergarten students do not need to register for first grade. Registration 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 and at the Nesmith Library. 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).
Now through Friday, March 30 Pelham Elementary School will hold First Grade Registration for children who will be six years old by September 30, 2012, and will be entering school for the 2012- 2013 school year. Forms are available on our Website, www.pelhamsd.org
on the Panther logo. Registration forms need to be printed, completed, and brought to Pelham Elementary School (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) by March 30. You may also pick up a packet at the school if you do not have access to a computer, or call our office at 635-8875. Registration and final placement will not be complete until all forms are returned. New Hampshire Law mandates that if your child turns six years of age by September 30, 2012, you must register him/her for first grade, and all students must have up to date immunizations before admission to school. Students entering school must have a current physical examination administered between September 1, 2011 and September 1, 2012. A copy of this physical must be on file on or before the start of the school year. There will be a Parent Information Night on April 3 from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Pelham Elementary School Media Center. This night will be an opportunity to address questions you may have about the kindergarten program. Call Pelham Elementary School at 635-8875, ext. 1005 to speak with Lisa Overton with any questions you may have.
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
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Saturday, January 21 The community of St. Patrick School will be hosting a comedy night at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, 141 Staples Street, Lowell MA. This event is to highlight the 50th anniversary of St. Patrick School in Pelham. The night will boast comedians, food, drink, music, and lots of nostalgia. Alumni of the school are also invited.
Tickets (adults only) and are on sale at the St. Patrick School office and at the door. Go to www. SaintPatrickSchool.net
or FiftiethAnniversary@ SaintPatrickSchool.net
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Saturdays, January 14, 28, February 4 and 18 Pelham Parks and Recreation will be holding a series of moonlight snowshoe hikes through Raymond Memorial Park hosted by Peggi Sawicki. The hikes will be a 1-mile trip in and out of the woods on trails at the park. The trails will be lit up with candles along the path and there will be a bon fire,
hot chocolate, and cookies to follow. The Moonlight Hikes will be held Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at 35 Keyes Hill Road, Pelham (E. G. Raymond Memorial Park). There is no cost to participate. We do ask that you register in advance so we have a head count. Snowshoe Rentals will be available through EMS. Rentals are $15 and we must know a week in advance. Snowshoes will only be provided to those who reserved in advance.
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