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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. 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. Tickets are $15 per person. Refreshments will be provided. Tupelo Music Hall (www.tupelohall.com) 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 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. 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: admin@hudsonjuniors. org by midnight on February 21. Remember to vote on March 13.


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.


Saturday March 3 The Hudson Checklist Supervisors with be in session at the Town Hall from 11- 11:30 a.m. for the purpose of registering new voters for the March 13 Town and


School Election. Party changes will also be accepted. Residents are asked to bring proper


ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Residents may also register at the Town Clerks office during normal business hours.


Saturday, March 4 A “Meet the Candidates” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at Campbell High School in the auditorium. Coffee and pastries will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. Candidates for school board, budget committee and selectmen have all been invited to attend.


Your Hometown Community Calendar School Activities ----------


Friday, March 9 A Chili and ‘Chowdah’ Cook-off will be held at the Litchfield Middle School in the cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and at the door. All proceeds will go to benefit Project Safeguard at


Litchfield Middle School. To enter the competition for the best Chili and Chowdah, or for more information, contact Pattie Waggoner at 886-7003 or prwaggoner@comcast.net. This is not a school district sponsored event.


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


Wednesday, February 22 The Hudson Republican Committee will meet at the Rodgers Memorial Library and will welcome Marilinda Garcia to speak at 7:30 p.m. Her topic will be “Long-term economic development: what can we do


in NH?” A rising star in the State GOP at age 23, Marilinda was elected to her third term in 2010 and serves as Majority Whip and on the Finance Committee. For the 2012 session she is prime sponsor of “Destination Cancer Treatment Center” bill, which will enable Cancer Treatment Centers of America to open a state-of-the-art oncology center in New Hampshire. This is estimated to bring a $500 million positive impact for NH within the first five years.


Thursday, February 23 The Hudson Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the Rodgers Memorial Library, Derry Road, at 6:30 p.m. This will be an informational meeting to discuss program events for 2012.


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


Fridays, February 24 – March 30 The Hudson Knights of Columbus will once again be holding their Chowder Nights on Friday evenings from February 24 through March 30. The menu consists of Clam Chowder or a meatless soup, salad, roll, drink and a cookie. For the younger


crowd, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be available. The event will be held at St. Kathryn’s Parish Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is an annual fundraiser for religious vocations support.


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 www.stfrancisschoolnh.org or call 424-3312.


Thursday, February 23 Alvirne High School will be holding a mandatory Spring Sports meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Alvirne gymnasium for all parents/guardians of athletes interested in trying out for a spring sport. Spring sports include Softball, Baseball, Boys’ and


Girls’ Outdoor Track, and Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis. Tryouts will be held on Monday, March 19. If you have attended either the fall or winter meetings or previously viewed the athletic policy video, you do not need to attend this meeting. Contact the athletic office if you have any further questions at 595-1572.


Sports & Recreation ---


Saturday, February 18 and Monday, March 12 The Hudson Girls Softball League will hold walk-in 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 play softball to come join us in our 2012 season.


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. 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. Hot food and drinks will also be available.


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, 7:00 p.m.


Jennifer-DuaneDionne@comcast.net 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 NickDAlleva@myfairpoint.net.


Litchfield School Board, Campbell High School, 6:30 p.m., generally the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.


Hudson Regular Meetings & Events


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


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.


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.


Sunday, February 26 Join the Friends of Hudson Dog Park at Benson Park in Hudson, from 1-3 p.m. and enjoy watching Sled Dog Demonstrations and enter into the Cardboard Dog Sled competition, where your pup (or stuffed pup) can pull or be pulled in your homemade cardboard dog sled. This event will be held regardless of snow conditions, and provisions can be made for the demonstration if there is a lack of snow. Raffles and Prizes will be awarded and there will be warm food and drinks! The event will be held up near the Elephant Barn. All proceeds will benefit the Hudson Dog Park Development. For more information, visit our Website: www.hudsondogpark.com or on Facebook at “FriendsOfHudsonDogPark.”


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