Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
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! There is an early bird ticket price, per plate, if purchased before December 31. 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, 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, with a discount for kids under age 12. 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.
Community Events --------- Thursday, February 16
In the spirit of building lasting and successful community partnerships, the Windham Community Development Department, the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Windham High School
are co-hosting “Growing Windham: The Business of Education and the Community” on February 16, and would like all of Windham’s local businesses to participate. It will be held at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Set-up time will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by the Chamber Business After Hours networking event from 5:30-7 p.m., and then the Business expo from 7-9 p.m. There is no cost to participate, but the deadline to register is Friday, February 3, and registration can be done online at www.windham- nh.com
. There are limited spaces available, so register soon. Please free to contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director at lscott@ windhamnewhampshire.com
or 432-3806, if you have any questions.
Tuesday, January 24 Registration for the third story hour session will be held, and numbers will be handed out when the library opens at 9 a.m. Phone registrations will be taken after the in house library registration is completed as space allows. Please do not line up at the library prior to 8:30 a.m. Story hour is for children ages 3-6 years of age who can independently participate in an hour of stories, songs, and a simple coloring project. Children must be three years of age by January 1, 2012, and each child may only be registered for one class per story hour session. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-2 p.m. This program begins the week of January 30. For more information, call the library at 432-7154 and ask for Jane McCue or Karen Frey.
Saturday, January 28 The Nesmith Library will hold a Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. This program is geared
towards school aged children and their families. (Recommended for children ages 5 and up). Following a brief introduction and history of the holiday, entertainment will begin with a performance by the Youth Eastern String Troupe. Other highlights of the program will be a martial arts demonstration and a Taiwanese Lion Dance performed in full costume. Space is limited and registration is required this year. Stop by the front circulation desk or call the library to reserve a spot. For more information, contact the library at 432- 7154 and ask for Jane McCue.
Your Hometown Community Calendar School Activities ----------
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
for more information.
Thursday February 16 The next monthly business meeting for the Windham High School Athletic Booster Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS Media Center. There are lots of fun things happening, so come get
involved! Visit www.windhamjaguars.org
for more information.
Sports & Recreation ---
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 The Pelham Parks and Recreation theatre program will be hosting a production of The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf at Sherburne Hall in the Pelham Municipal Building, 6
Village Green. There is a ticket charge at the door. The play will be performed on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, both at 4 and 7 p.m. Our instructor is Janet Daigle of the Pelham Community Theatre Penguin Players; she and Lisa LeBel direct the productions. Everyone is invited. Email email@example.com
with any questions or call us at 635-2721.
Tuesdays, January 24 – March 27 Pelham Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Winter 2012 Theater Production of A Little Princess for children ages 6 and up (cast of 19). Rehearsals will be held on
Tuesdays from January 24 through March 27 (skip February 28) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sherburne Hall (in town hall). No experience needed; everyone gets a part. Size of group is limited; first come, first serve. Registration forms are available at 6 Village Green or online at www.pelhamweb.com/
recreation. Register online at https://webtrac. pelhamweb.com
. There is a cost to participate. The instructor/director is Janet Daigle of Pelham Community Theater Penguin Players. Co-director for play will be Lisa LeBel. Production scheduled for March 30 and 31, 2012 in Sherburne Hall, and parents and general public are invited. Sign up ASAP. Call 635-2721 with any questions or email Recreation@pelhamweb.com
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.,
Saturdays, January 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 bonfire, 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.
Saturdays, March 2 – 30 Pelham Parks and Recreation will offer an Indoor Soccer league at the Pelham Elementary and Memorial School gyms. Open to boys/girls, ages 3–13. No experience needed. All those who are interested must register by February 17. Players will be added if space is available after the deadline. Teams are a mix of boys and girls, and space is limited. One form per child is needed. Must be age 3+ as of March 1, 2012. There are no practices. Registration forms are available at the Pelham town hall office or print form online (www. pelhamweb.com/recreation
). You may also register/ pay online at https://webtrac.pelhamweb.com
. Forms may be mailed or dropped off at 6 Village Green. Coaches/assistants are needed! A coaches meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial cafeteria. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 635-2721 with any questions or to volunteer as a coach.
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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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