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Tuesday, February 21 Attention Windham voters! The Windham Woman’s Club will sponsor a Candidates Night to be held at 7 p.m. in the Windham Town Hall. The community is invited to meet the candidates and a wonderful opportunity to ask your own questions of
individual candidates. Each candidate will speak briefly, and a question and answer period will follow, and each presentation is timed. The event will be aired live on Windham Community Cable, WCTV-21.
Tuesday, February 21 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a free business series workshop: Understanding NH Corporate and Tax Laws, from 5:45-6:30 p.m. (registration begins at 5:30 p.m.) at the Pelham Public Library. This workshop will
cover such topics as: what is the best form for your business; Alphabet Soup – DBA, LLC, LLP; C-Corp, S-Corp and partnerships, as well as tax forms 1040, 1065, and 1120’s. For more information, call 603-635-7581.
Thursday, February 23 The Windham Democratic Town Committee (The Windems) will meet at 7 p.m. in the Windham High School Media Center/Library. The purpose of the caucus is to elect town Democratic officers and delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic
Party state convention. Local Democratic Committee officers and delegates have a vote at the annual state Democratic Party conventions. The caucus is open to all members of the public, voting is limited to registered Democrats. Any registered Democrat can run for an officer or delegate position. The meeting following the caucus will feature Jeff McLynch, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, as the guest speaker. Please stay for this speaker, or join us at approximately 7:30 p.m. to hear Mr. McLynch. The public is invited for this presentation. Visit www. windems.org
for more information or email Kristi@windems.org
Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 Pelham Community Theatre and Arts in conjunction with Fellowship Christian Academy presents Crossroads at Columbine by Alan Behn, which will be presented at Sherburne Hall, 6 Village Green, Pelham, on Friday, March 2, at 7
p.m. and Saturday March 3, at 4 and 7 p.m. A well-written play about the Columbine shootings, that issues a challenge to both parents and teens. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Saturday, March 3 The public is welcome to the John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post 10722 Mardi Gras Theme dinner event! Free beads to all! Wear those masks! The
dinner will feature home-made chicken pies, Sheppard’s pie, gumbo, stews, soda, coffee, tea, desserts and more! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The VFW Post is located at 6 Main Street, Pelham. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prize, and a prize for best dressed to the theme. Come listen to some Jazz music!! There is a cost for the tickets, and all proceeds benefit veterans programs. For more information, contact: Mark McCabe at 320-1120, or by email at: vfwmark.mc
Saturday, March 3 The Windham Community Bands’ 14th Annual Evening of Music fundraiser will be held at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham. The public is invited to join in this annual celebration, which benefits the non-profit
Windham Community Bands. There is a cost for the tickets. Contact David Howard at 603-965-3842 or email@example.com
for further information and to purchase tickets.
Saturday, March 10 The New Greeley Singers, the popular Pelham-based community chorus, directed by Michael Green and accompanied by Elizabeth Tousignant, is presenting its Fourth Annual Cabaret Fundraiser,
“Anything Goes.” The show is being held in Sherburne Hall, at the Village Green just off Marsh Road in Pelham, and starts at 7 p.m. but doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The audience will be seated at tables. For sale will be desserts, light refreshments, beverages, and tickets for raffle baskets, items, and services. Cabaret tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the door, but seating is limited. For more information call Helen 978-453-9982, Judy 635-7438, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 13 The Town of Pelham will hold voting day on Tuesday, March 13, at the Pelham High School gymnasium. Pelham Parks and Recreation will be setting up a volunteer babysitting program in the school for parents to drop off their children. This will enable the parents to go through the voting process without having to be watchful of their children. Parents can sign their child in and out with our volunteer high school students who will provide age appropriate activities. E-mail recreation@ pelhamweb.com
or call 635-2721 with any questions.
Tuesday, February 28 The Nesmith Library will host LuckyBob for a magic show from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Following the show, a children’s workshop will teach you how to perform simple tricks and techniques to make a balloon- twisting animal. At the performer’s request,
this program is for children ages 6 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 432-7154 or stop by the front circulation desk to
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register. A child, parent, or guardian must be a cardholder of the Nesmith Library to register for this program.
Now – 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. This is the perfect opportunity to help you community and take care of those long overdue items and fines. 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 www.pelhampubliclibrary.org
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Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9 Pelham Memorial will have several activities for students to participate in during our celebration of Read Across America Week. Activities will include trivia questions, from current authors and famous quotes
in literature, a scavenger hunt, and a tongue twister competition. On Friday students will enjoy striped cake during lunch and dressing up as their favorite character.
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Saturday, February 18 The Windham Community Development Department and the Cobbett’s Pond Improvement Association are sponsoring an informational workshop on the new NH Shoreland Water Quality Protection
Act. This free educational workshop will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Community Development Department. Refreshments will be provided. Jay Aube, the NH Department of Environmental Services Shoreland Program Outreach Coordinator, will be giving a presentation on the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (SWQPA). There will be time set aside for Q&A. For more information, contact Laura Scott at 432-3806 or email@example.com
Wednesday, February 22 and Friday, February 24 The Windham Police Department, 4 Fellows Road, Windham, will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class. The 2-session class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive driving techniques
and age related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more. Class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. There is a fee for the class. To register, call 434-5577.
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.,
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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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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.pe
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or call 635-2721 with any questions or to volunteer as a coach.
Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 The Merrimack River Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited and Pelham Fish and Game Club are co-sponsoring the Fly Fish New Hampshire Show – the only Fly Fishing Show in New Hampshire. The show will be held March 3 and 4 at Pelham Fish and Game Club, 300 Simpson Road, Pelham. Vendors signed up to exhibit at the show include fly shops, guides, outfitters, and sporting
and conservation organizations throughout New Hampshire. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and are open until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to exhibits, there will be continuous seminars and demonstrations presented by local and regional experts.
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