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Wednesdays, February 1 – April 11 AARP tax aide volunteers will be at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. from February 1 – April 11. They will help low to moderate-income taxpayers with tax forms with special attention to those age 60 and over. Call 886-6030 for appointment. Walk- ins welcome. Go to and click on the “adult” tab to connect to the tax help info including what documents to bring and what tax forms the AARP tax aides are able to help prepare, or call the library at 886-6030.

Thursday, February 2 The American Red Cross, Northern New England Blood Services Region will hold a blood drive at St. Francis of Assisi School in Litchfield from 1:30-7 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.

Saturday, February 4 The Hudson School Deliberative Session will be held at 9 a.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue.

The Litchfield School and Town Deliberative

Sessions will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Campbell High School auditorium, 1 Highlander Court.

Saturday, February 4 The members of the Campbell High School chapters of Key Club and SADD are pleased to announce that they will be providing free Community Babysitting

during the Litchfield Town and School Deliberative Session. The Town Deliberative Session begins at 10 a.m. and the School District Deliberative begins at 2 p.m. Services will open at 9:30 a.m. and remain open until both sessions end. Registration will take place in the CHS library. Available activities will include movies, arts and crafts, story time and much more. Contact advisor Mr. Michael Boutselis at with any questions or concerns regarding this service. In addition, the Senior Class will be offering both breakfast and lunch during the Deliberative Sessions. Breakfast will be served from 9-10 a.m. and will cost $5 for a buffet-style meal. Lunch will be served at approximately 12:30 p.m. and will consist of pizza, chips and soda. All proceeds will benefit the CHS Senior Trip.

Saturday, February 4 A Giggles and Games Night will be held to benefit the Annual Jeanie Barkley Memorial Scholarship Fund, at the Hudson VFW, 15 Bockes Road. Tickets are $20 a person with 10 game packets included. For tickets, email Allyson at for tickets or John at Tickets will also be available at the door. The JBMF group was created to keep Jeanie’s vibrant “Giving is Good” attitude going in our community. One of the largest tasks is to keep the JBMF scholarship funded. This unique scholarship, a $1,000 award for 4 years in a row is given based on a service minded student that helps others in need without expectations of any personal gain, just because “Giving is Good”. This is a 21 and over event.

Saturday, February 11 The Hudson Town Deliberative Session will be held at 9 a.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue.

Saturday, February 25 The Hudson Kiwanis will hold a Sock Hop to benefit Kiwanis Trauma Unit for seriously injured children from 7 p.m. to midnight at the VFW Hall, 15 Bockes Road (off Route 111), Hudson. The event will feature music by Alan Murphy and Sound of Yesterday, cash prizes for the best male and female costume, dance contests, trivia questions, a 50/50 raffle and more. There will be a cash bar, and guests are asked to bring food or munchies for their table. There is a cost for tickets, which can be purchased by calling 603-566-1310 or 603-765-9797.

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Tuesday, February 7 Kelly Murphy of local decorating studio Décor & You will present “Decor: From the Rug Up” at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. She will demonstrate how to coordinate flooring, fabrics and wall coverings for an inspirational look you’ll love. Plus, bring your own questions and challenges for more decorating advice and ideas.

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Sunday, January 29 St. Francis of Assisi School, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield, will hold an Open House from noon-2 p.m. Come for a visit to learn how your child may benefit from a solid Catholic School education. Now registering for 2012-2013 academic year.

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Monday, January 30 The Litchfield Middle School After-School Parent Advisory Group for Springboard will be meeting in the LMS Library

at 6 p.m. All Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Robbin Kopaczynski at

682-9984 or or you may visit the program’s website at Information can also be found on the schools website:

Wednesday, February 1 Campbell High School will hold a Parent Forum, in which parents are invited to join principal Bob Manseau and assistant principal Laurie Rothhaus for informal conversation and light refreshments in the CHS Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8 The Hudson School District will hold in-person registration on Wednesday, February 1 from 4- 7 p.m. and on

Wednesday, February 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at all Hudson School District elementary schools. Registration for kindergarten is open to children who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2012, and for first grade, children must be six years old by September 30, 2012. Students currently enrolled in the Hudson School District kindergarten program do not need to register. When you attend in-person registration, please bring along your child’s birth certificate, a copy of your child’s immunization records, and a proof of residence (current property tax bill, utility bill, rent receipt, etc.). Please note that a driver’s license is not an acceptable proof of residence. Parents must register their children in the attendance zone in which they reside. We encourage all parents to register their students during the registration period, even if they are considering another school placement for kindergarten. If you have any questions in the meantime, contact the Guidance Department at your neighborhood school.

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Thursday, February 9 The New Hampshire Chapter of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is sponsoring an informational presentation on heath care costs in New Hampshire under the scheduled implementation of

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)

Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Hwy, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year. 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. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday. 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, Recreation Center, 10 a.m., Last Friday (except December) Hudson Boy Scout Troop 252, St. Kathryn Parish, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, first Thursday, 7:15 p.m.

Hudson Dog Park Committee, Hudson Town Hall, 7 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday 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.

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Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.

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

the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (“Obamacare”). Christie Herrera, ALEC task Force Director on Health Care will offer her power point discussion. Ms. Herrera is a nationally published expert in the field. Accompanying Herrera will be Charlie Arlinghaus of the Josiah Bartlett Center for the unique New Hampshire perspective on the issue. This presentation is set for February 9 in Reps Hall at 10 a.m. The Public is invited to attend. All Representatives are urged to take advantage of this discussion by a nationally known expert and New Hampshire’s own fiscal watchdog to become aware of the now exposed burdens placed upon our state’s economy by this federal mandate.

Sports & Recreation ---

Saturday, February 11 Hudson Youth Baseball will hold a Walk-in Open House for registration for the spring baseball season from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hills Garrison School, 190 Derry Road, Hudson. This will be our only face-to-face

registration. All other registrations can be done online at

Saturday, February 18 The Friends of Hudson Dog Park will hold Winter Walks at Benson Park, 23 Kimball Hill Road, Hudson, on the third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. They meet at the Dog Park Sign and end up for hot drinks at the Elephant Barn. You don’t need to bring a dog! Come and get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Check out http://www.hudsondogpark. com for more details

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