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

Sunday, February 12 Two young Hudson residents will hold their fourth annual fundraising Big Papa’s Hot Cocoa Stand, located at 62 Ferry Street in Hudson, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to

benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Come grab a nice cup of hot cocoa and help out a worthy cause.

Monday, February 13 The Litchfield community is invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” at Campbell High School from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13, in the school library.

The finalists for the Superintendent of Schools are Brian Cochrane, presently Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Nashua, Mary Ellen Ormond, Associate Superintendent of Schools in Hudson, and Trevor Ebel, Superintendent of Schools in Wilton.

Sunday, February 19 Join women throughout Southern New Hampshire at Tupelo Music Hall from 5-7 .p.m for the 4th annual Ladies Night Out benefiting the NH Food Bank. All proceeds

from the “Food for Thought” event will go directly to the New Hampshire Food Bank. Break away from the cold winter doldrums and have some “fun in the sun” at this beach-themed women’s night out. There will be a raffle, refreshments, and entertainment. Come dressed in your favorite tropical, “beachy” attire (e.g. sundresses, etc.). Refreshments will be provided. Tupelo Music Hall ( is located at 2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. The event is sponsored by the Women of the Granite State Church of Christ. For more information, contact Laura Fix, Granite State Church of Christ at 603-434-3874.

Thursday, February 23 The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. This event offers the opportunity to meet the candidates in our local town and school elections, hear them speak on their platforms and beliefs, and ask your questions. Our moderator for the evening is Mr. Paul Inderbitzen. Refreshments will be served to close the evening, when members of the public will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates informally. The event will be televised live on the local cable channel. To

submit questions ahead of the event, email them to: by midnight on February 21. Remember to vote on March 13. The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club is a volunteer organization serving our community for over 25 years. For more information on the club or candidate’s night, contact Sandra at 889-7728 or

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Sunday, February 12 The Friends of the Library of Hudson, Second Hand Prose book sale will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lower level of the Hills Memorial Building. Thursday evening Second Hand Prose will resume in

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Tuesday, February 14 The Litchfield Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School library for a special members meeting featuring sweet desserts and beverages after their regular business meeting. Members

are also invited to showcase their own businesses during the social period after the business portion of the meeting, and are encouraged to bring products/materials.The Litchfield Women’s Club is an independent nonprofit community service organization. We develop and provide programs to educate, interest and inspire LWC members and the community-at-large. Meetings are open to the public, and new members are always welcome!

Wednesday, March 28 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold its 43rd


Awards Dinner, featuring guest speaker Tom Boucher, CEO of Great NH

Restaurants, and honoring this year’s Citizens and Businesses of the Year. The Awards Dinner will be held at the Castleton, 92 Indian Rock Road, Route 111, Windham, and will begin at 6 p.m. There is a cost per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the chamber office at 603- 889-4731, or visit

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Wednesday, February 15 Campbell High School will host a “Coffee with the Administrators” in the CHS library from 7-7:30 a.m. CHS parents are invited to join Principal Bob Manseau

and Assistant Principal Laurie Rothhaus for refreshments and informal conversation.

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

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. 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

Lichfield Play Group, Every Tuesday, 9 a.m., call Jessie at 603-420-8009 for more information.

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.

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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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

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

Your Hometown Community Calendar School Activities

Sunday, February 19 St. Francis of Assisi School, a Catholic school serving children age 3 through sixth

grade in Litchfield, welcomes all to our open house and Mardi

Gras celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Our teachers, families and students will be on hand to greet you. We also welcome Bishop Peter Libasci, who will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Sunday, February 19, before the open house. Come meet Bishop Libasci and tour our school. St. Francis of Assisi Parish and School is located at 9 St. Francis Way, just off Route 3A in Litchfield. For more information, visit or call 424-3312.

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 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 you don’t miss the fun this year and think snow! But stay tuned to our Website ( in case we don’t get any.

Now through Wednesday, February 15 Litchfield Girls Softball League (LGSL) registration is now open for the 2012 season. Early registrations will be taken until February 15. To register, please visit LGSL is open

to girls 4 - 12 years old (as of December 31, 2011). For more information, see the website or call 598- 8936.

Saturday, February 18 and Monday, March 12 The Hudson Girls Softball League will hold registration for the 2012 season at the Hudson Recreation Department, 2

Oakwood Street (near H.O. Smith School). Sign-ups will be held on February 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on March 12 from 6-8 p.m. We encourage all girls who want to come out and play softball to come join us in our 2012 season.

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

Sunday, February 19 and Thursday, February 23 The Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund team will hold two fundraising Comedy Nights featuring comedian Nick

Lavallee. The first Comedy Night will be held on Sunday, February 19 at Shaskeen Pub, 909 Elm Street, Manchester, starting at 8 p.m. The second will be held on Thursday, February 23 at Frody’s Tavern, 9 Clinton Street, Nashua. All ticket/ donations at the door, along with a percentage of sales from Nick’s CD – The Other Dude, T-shirt sales and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund.

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