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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, 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.mccabe@yahoo. com. 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.

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. This Business Expo will be the fourth Expo that the town has hosted and they consistently have over 300 people attend. 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- There are limited spaces available, so do not wait too long to register. Please free to contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director at or 432-3806, if you have any questions.

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. This program will take place in the multi- purpose room and begins at 1 p.m. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the library at 432-7154 and ask for Jane McCue.

Wednesday, February 1 The Pelham Public Library will hold a Tech Workshop at 10 a.m. This program will be hosted by Adult Services Librarian, Corinne, who will show you the ins and outs of the Kindle, Nook, and iPod, among others. She will instruct patrons on how to use the NH Downloadable Website, which allows Pelham library patrons to download e-books and audiobooks. Have basic questions about how to use a computer or browse the Internet? Stop by at 10 a.m. on February 3, 17, or 24 for basic computer classes. Call the library to register. For more information, contact Corinne Chronopoulos at the library at 635-7581 or check us out online at

Wednesday, February 1 – Wednesday, February 29 The Pelham Public Library will be hosting our biannual Food for Fines drive for the month of February. Donate non-perishable food items and health/beauty products and we will waive all fines on your account. All donations will benefit the Pelham Food Pantry. Stop by the main circulation desk with your donation! This offer does not apply to lost items or fines associated with an MP3 player or Kindle. For more information, contact the library at 635-7581 or check us out online at

Beginning Saturday, February 4 The Pelham Public Library will hold Daddy and Donuts Story Time at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Kids and their Dads will enjoy stories, crafts and donuts!

Last year’s popular story hour for dads and kids will be returning to the library one Saturday morning a month beginning in February. This month’s stories will be around a theme of “My Daddy and Me”. We’ll read a couple of stories and then do a special craft with a football theme- Go Pats! Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Pelham Library.

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Meetings ---------------

Wednesday, February 1 The Windham Woman’s Club will hold their next meeting, at the Windham

and program.

Town Hall. Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by luncheon Program will feature

guest speaker, Susan Morgan, author of “Power Of Dreams”. Susan will talk about what do your dreams mean? Guests welcome, invite friends, your neighbors and come and meet us and enjoy! For information, call membership chairman, Sue Violi at 889-0578.

Religious Events ----------

Saturday, February 4 All Women are invited to join us to Honor Our Lady for First Saturday Devotions. Join us at St. Patrick Parish, Main Street, Pelham, in the K of C Hall. We begin with Mass at 8 a.m., followed

by the Rosary at 8:30 a.m. Join us for a pot-luck breakfast and our special guest Deacon Bernie and his relics. We will be blessed to hear a homily from him as well as faith enrichment. For more information, call Linda at 930-6436 or e-mail Adoration will be available before Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel.

School Activities ----------

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 for more information. Seminars & Courses---

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 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. 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.

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,

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 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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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 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.

Friday, February 3 and Friday, April 13 Windham Recreation will be hosting Granite State Zoo for their Tot program, Zippity Zoo this year. Children ages 2-1/2 -5 learn about 3 animals and even get to touch 2 of them! There is a cost to attend.

To pre-register, please contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at

Thursday, February 9 Relay for Life: Team Golden Brook will hold the rescheduled Zumba Fundraiser to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. This event is rescheduled from January 12, due to

inclement weather. The Zumba Fundraiser will be held at the Golden Brook School Gym, 112B Lowell Road, Windham, from 4-6 p.m. Zumba is a dance fitness class that incorporates Latin music and international rhythm for a workout that feels like a party. Come and burn some calories while making a difference for all of our loved ones who have fought or are fighting cancer.

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