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Saturday, April 7 The second annual Go Green Fair and Farmer’s Market will be held at Windham High School from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


The fair focuses on the environment and reminds us that we can all take small steps


towards leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Take time to enjoy what local vendors have to offer, purchase raffle tickets for some great prizes (Super Duck Tours and Upper Deck Trolley Tours), buy inexpensive Save the Earth t-shirts and merchandise. For the younger crowd – enter a free drawing! Don’t miss this special event from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., there will be a free Rated G movie, exciting for all ages. If you would like additional information about the fair, contact: Kate Farrell at 595-9306 or kfgaea@aol.com (Windham High School Go Green Club).


Now through Saturday, April 7 The Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW) need young artists to help create the official logo for the 2012 Strawberry


Festival and Book Fair! Help your child to enter the contest using the following guidelines: Submit artwork on an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of blank white paper to the front desk of the Nesmith Library by Saturday, April 7; markers, crayons, paint, or even computer software may be used (please do not use pencils); keep in mind that strawberries, books, and community are the theme; open to children 12 and younger; and include the artist’s name, age, and phone number on the back of the design. The winner will be recognized at the Festival and will receive game tickets and other prizes. If you need any additional information, contact Kim Capici at 978-852-8054.


Saturday, April 7 Pelham’s Cub Scout Pack 25 will hold a Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser from 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pelham Fire Station, 8 Old Bridge Street. Head on over


to the Fire Station and get your car washed and a goody, too! The money raised will help Pack 25 give back to Pelham as we begin our wonderful service projects! Rain date will be Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Friday, April 13 The public is welcome to a Veteran Benefit Dinner at the John H. Hargreaves VFW Memorial Post 10722, 6 Main Street, Pelham, featuring an Italian Theme Dinner


by candle light. Homemade lasagnas, eggplant Parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs including soda, coffee tea, desserts and more! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a door prize, and a prize for best dressed to the theme! There is a cost for the tickets (with discount for kids under 12). For more information, contact Mark McCabe at 635-1540, or e-mail vfwmark.mccabe@ yahoo.com. All Proceeds benefit veteran’s programs.


Saturday, April 14 The 2012 Household Hazardous Waste season begins just in time to help you empty out your basement, garage, and shed. The first collection of 2012 will be


held Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive, Nashua. Visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw for the rest of the 2012 collection schedule. Residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, and Windham are welcome to attend. For a complete list of accepted items, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240.


Saturday, April 14 Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School is sponsoring a Kids Health and Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the


public. Families are invited to enjoy numerous great activities including Touch a Truck with Windham Fire and Police Departments, a Teddy Bear Clinic, child ID kits, Kids Fitness Zone, child vision and hearing screenings, face painting, raffles and more. There will be demonstrations such as a Stranger Danger presentation and kid’s yoga classes. Families can also enjoy the picnic area.


Saturday, April 21 The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Windham High School from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood.


Donors are needed every day to make sure there is an adequate blood supply for patients in need.


Sunday, April 22 The third annual Salem Family Resources Tot to Teen Fashion Show and Tea event will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m. at Searles Castle in Windham.


Sure to delight, the show will feature two-dozen local children ranging from toddlers to teens. New this year is a “Glam Gram” segment, featuring local residents nominated by their grandchildren. The organization, which offers a wide range of programs and resources for families with young children, will also present its 2012 Children’s Champion Award to a local child advocate at this event. For more information about sponsorships, event or programming of Salem Family Resources, contact director Cindy Jury at 898-5493.


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Tuesday, April 10 The Pelham Public Library will hold an Art Lecture: Painting with Acrylics at 6:30 p.m. Artists and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy an informative lecture on different techniques used in painting with acrylics.


Join artist Don Whittemore for a slide presentation about his work and the methods he uses to produce them. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information on this event, call the library at 603-635-7581.


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Saturday, April 14 Pelham’s Relay For Life Committee will hold an art workshop for children ages 4-11 at the Pelham Public


Library taught by local art instructor Michele Pinksten and preschool teacher Dawn Rideout. Children will use acryllic paints and express their personal art on canvas. Followed up by an official ‘gallery showing,’ this will be a fun time for everyone. Best of all, 100% of your $40 donation proceeds go to the national Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Pelham. To sign up, contact Michele or Dawn at michelepinksten@ yahoo.com or dawn_rideout@yahoo.com.


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Tuesday, April 10 The April meeting of the non-partisan Southern NH 9.12 Project will focus on the impact of international politics and policies that are being imposed on private property rights in America, via the United Nations program called Agenda 21, and more specifically its International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). The guest speaker will be Dave Kopacz, Sr., a municipal Conservation Agent, Chair of the Conservation Commission and Chair of his town’s Open Space and Recreation Committee. The meeting will be held at the Windham Senior Center at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public, home made snacks and refreshments will be served, and everyone is encouraged to attend.


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


Now through Friday, May 25 The Rotary Club of Greater Salem is soliciting applicants for its Community Service Scholarships (two $1,000 awards will be given) from this year’s graduating high school seniors who reside in the


towns of Salem, Windham or Pelham. Students with service activities performed in the community while in high school are urged to apply. Applications are available at the Salem High School Guidance Department or on line: www.salemnhrotary.org or by calling 893-8167. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is May 25.


Thursday, April 12 The next General Membership Meeting for the WHS Boosters will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Windham High School Media Center. This meeting is open to the public and nominations for board positions will be taking place. For more information, visit www. windhamjaguars.org.


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Tuesdays, April 10 – May 22 Pelham Parks and Recreation will hold Beginner’s Photography Classes for adults ages 18 and up at the Pelham High School library from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from April 10 – May 22. This class is for those who have had no experience with digital


photography but have a real interest in learning! Basics will be taught. Come to have fun and learn much in the process with our very knowledgeable instructor, Kristy Bergeron. Bring your own digital camera (one with manual settings if possible). There is a fee for the class. Registration forms available at 6 Village Green (checks payable to Town of Pelham) or online at www.pelhamweb. com/recreation. Register online at https://webtrac. pelhamweb.com.


Friday, April 13 Windham Recreation will be hosting Granite State Zoo for their Tot program, Zippity Zoo this year. Children ages 21/2 -5 learn about 3 animals and even get to


touch 2 of them! Parents and grandparents enjoy it as much as the children. There is a cost to attend. To pre-register, please contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@ WindhamNewHampshire.com.


Saturday, April 14 Save the date! Windham High School will hold a 10K Road Race and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser in and effort to raise funds to build an outdoor track at the High


School. What better way to raise funds then to put on an amazing road race that hopefully will stick around for many years. The event will be held rain, snow or shine. The 10K will begin at 9 a.m., and the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Pre-registration and further details will be up soon on coolrunning and active.com.


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.sharpe@gmail.com)


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.,


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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