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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 3 A “Meet the Candidates” event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Campbell High School in the auditorium. Coffee and pastries will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. It is important that voters be informed about issues and the views of

citizens who are interested in holding public office. Candidates for school board, budget committee and selectmen have all been invited to attend.

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 This is not a school district sponsored event.

Saturday, March 24 The GFWC Hudson Juniors will be hosting their annual Bunny Breakfast, from 8-10:30 a.m., at the Hudson Community Center. In addition to breakfast, there will be crafts for the children and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. There is a small fee for

admission, and children under 2 are free.

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Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday 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

Friday, March 30 The next Hudson Police Department Semi- Annual Blood Drive is scheduled at the Hudson Community Center from noon to 7 p.m. The HPD is seeking assistance from the community due to cut backs on supplies from the American Red Cross. If you

would like to help or be a volunteer, all support is greatly appreciated. For more information on volunteering time, services, or products, or to donate blood, contact Jamie Iskra at the Hudson Police Department, 603-816-2236 or by email at

Library ----------------------------- Saturday, February 25

Beaders of all experience levels are invited to the new Beading Group that will be meeting at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month. The next meeting is a class on making “Almost Tennis

Bracelets”. There is a materials fee to purchase the project kit. Pre-registration and payment is required. Go to or come to the library to register and pay.

Tuesday, February 28 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will be offering a Paper Techniques Workshop: Polymer Clay Jewelry and Embellishments at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to use polymer clay to make beads, jewelry and embellishments that can be used to

decorate scrapbooks and other items. Please bring a package of polymer clay with you in the color of your choice for this project. Pre-registration is required, call 886-6030 or go to under upcoming events to register.

Tuesday, March 6 The Aaron Cutler Memorial Library is hosting “Décor: From the Rug Up” at 6:30 p.m. Using fresh and practical decorating touches, along with stylish furnishings, decorator Kelly Murphy will show you how to transform your space into

something you truly love.

Your Hometown Community Calendar Meetings --------------

Thursday, March 22 The next Hudson Historical Society meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hills House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson, featuring Hudson Soldiers in the Civil War. S. Closs, author of

“Willing Sacrafice; Granite State Valor During the American Civil War, 1861- 1865” will speak about the 8 soldiers from Hudson who made sacrifices during the Civil War.

Wednesday, March 28 The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will hold its 43rd Annual 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 889-4731, or visit www.

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.

Seminars & Courses---

Tuesdays, March 6 – April 3 The Merrimack Valley Beekeepers Association will be conducting a five- week series of classes designed to inform individuals about beekeeping as well as prepare one to manage a beehive. Weekly classes will be conducted at the Rogers

Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning March 6 through April 3. Further information and registration can be done on-line at or one-half hour before the class on residence. For more details, call 883-6764.

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events 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.

Sports & Recreation ---

Sunday, February 26 Join the Friends of Hudson Dog Park at Benson Park 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: or on Facebook at “FriendsOfHudsonDogPark.”

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. Each camper is assigned a team, which will learn a minute and a half routine, which will involve cheer, dance, stunting and tumbling. The camp will be held at Campbell High School. For additional information, please contact Renee Lubinski at 603-880-9937 or email at

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, 7:00 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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