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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, Litchfield.

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. 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 mboutselis@litchfieldsd. org 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 or John at Tickets will also be available at the door. Come out and have fun the night before the Super Bowl and we thank you for your support! 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.

Meetings -------------------------- Monday, February 6

Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild’s next meeting will be held on Monday, February 6 at 9 a.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Road, Hudson. Brenda Hall will be our guest speaker. Brenda is a Judy Niemeyer educator and she will present a trunk show of quilts from Judy’s patterns. The Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. Members have a wide range of abilities. Anyone with an interest in quilting is invited to join us. For more information please go to our web site www.hannahdustinqg. org.

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

Saturday, February 4 The Campbell High School Senior Class will be hosting a continental breakfast on Saturday morning, February 4 in the CHS Cafeteria starting at 9 a.m. The cost will be $5.00 per person. They will also be serving

lunch starting at noon. Pizza, chips and drinks will be available.

Thursday, February 9 The Litchfield Middle School Department Presents: Music and Macaroni at 6:30 p.m. in the LMS Cafeteria. There is a charge for the tickets. Bring the family

and enjoy a spaghetti dinner while listening to performances by students of the LMS band and chorus!

Coming in March In celebration of 10 years of Alvirne Broncos ice hockey, we are looking for former players for an alumni hockey game to be held in March. If you are a former player and would like to participate in this event, contact us at AlvirneAlumniHockey@

Your Hometown Community Calendar The Alvirne Broncos Hockey team is off to a great start this season. Catch a home game at the Skate 3 Arena, Tyngsboro, on Saturday, February 4 at 4:40 p.m.; Saturday, Feb 11 at 4:40 p.m.; Wednesday, February 15 at 5:50 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 22 at 5:50 p.m. Come and support the team!

Sports &

Recreation -------------- Saturday, February 4 A 5th and 6th grade dance, “The Cupid Shuffle”, will be held at Alvirne High School from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $7. Drinks

will be provided and pizza will be available for $1.50 per slice. This event is sponsored by the Alvirne Prom Committee.

Starting Tuesday, February 7 The Litchfield Playgroup will begin their new community playgroup. Their mission is to provide a weekly social event that is fun and rewarding for both children and

adults. The Litchfield playgroup is a not for profit organization and is for children ages newborn to 5 years old, but welcomes all children of every age. There is something for everyone. Residents of all communities are invited, so come and visit The Litchfield Playgroup every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. at the Litchfield Talent Hall in Roy Memorial Park. If you would like to reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Jessie at 603-420-8009 or email Litchfield residents are admitted free, and there is a $1.00 charge per child ($2.00 max per family) for non-residents. Non-resident proceeds go to replenish supplies/toys. This is an allergy free zone, so please, no food while playgroup is in session.

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 11 The second Annual Cool Runnings Cardboard Sled Races will be held at the Hills Garrison School, 190 Derry Road, Hudson. Registration begins at noon in

the back parking lot of Hills Garrison, and the races will begin promptly at 2 p.m. There will be refreshments available. Mark your calendar so that

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

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Sunday, February 19 The Hudson Kiwanis will hold their 27th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at Robinson Pond from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sign-ups will be held from 7:30-10 a.m., and there

is a small fee to enter. Bait will be available from a licensed NH bait dealer. Trophies will be given to winners under age 15, and cash prizes will be given to adults. There will be door prizes and raffles as well.

Sunday, February 26 The Friends of Hudson Dog Park will hold the First Annual Cardboard Dog Sled Event at Benson Park, 23 Kimball Hill Road, Hudson, from 1-3 p.m. This is a

build-your-own Cardboard Dog Sled event where your dog either has to pull or be pulled in the sled. A demonstration will be given by a real-life Dog Sled team by our friends in the Boston Snow Dogs group! There will be hot drinks and some tasty foods, some fun raffles, dog park wear, and great people. The event will be held up near the Elephant Barn. Check out http:// for more details.

Monday – Wednesday, February 27 – 29 Campbell High School Spirit Team is once again hosting their sixth annual February vacation cheer camp. This is a 3-day camp, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. where they will focus on the fundamentals of spirit and have a lot of fun. Ages 5 and up are welcome. For more information, contact Renee Lubinski at 603- 880-9937 or email at

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