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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 April 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the

Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive, Nashua. Visit for the rest of the 2012 collection schedule. For a complete list of accepted items, visit or call 424-2240.

Sunday, April 15

As a public service to our area residents and their pets, the Litchfield Historical Society has again organized its annual Rabies Clinic. It will be held at the Fur

and Feather’s grooming, daycare and boarding establishment on Route 102 in Litchfield, behind and to the right of The Little Lobster Boat restaurant from 10 a.m. until noon. Terri Briand, the Litchfield Town Clerk and Tax Collector, will be available to register Litchfield dogs, insuring that their owners meet the April 30 deadline for dog registration.

Sunday, April 15 Brett Reed, a senior at AHS, and a member of BSA Troop 20, will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner at the Hudson Community Center on Lion’s Avenue from

5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $7, and all proceeds will be used to replace two wooden bridges in very bad condition at Benson’s Park near the Old Lady in the Shoe structure. Please come by to support this endeavor! Tickets may be purchased at the door, or In advance. Donations above the ticket price will also be accepted. For more Information, or to purchase tickets, call Brett at 603-886-1340.

Saturday, April 21 The GFWC-Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Rabies Clinic. Dr. Allen J. Conti, VMD, of the Hudson Animal Hospital will be at the Animal Control

Facility, 6 Constitution Drive, Hudson, from 9 a.m. until noon to inoculate dogs and cats against rabies. Previously vaccinated pets may receive a three year shot if their owners can show written, dated proof of an earlier vaccination (such as last year’s certificate or a dated card from the vet). Someone from the Hudson Town Clerk’s office will be present to sell dog licenses, in order to meet the May 1, 2012 deadline. The proceeds from this event will help to fund the Alvirne Vet Tech scholarship fund and other future projects planned by the Hudson Junior Woman’s Club.

Saturday, April 28 The Hudson Lions Club will sponsor a Psychic Fair at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds go towards Hudson Lions Club Community Projects.

Saturday, April 28 As part of the “National Drug Take Back Initiative” the Hudson Police Department will be set up at the Hudson Walmart to take back and dispose of any old and unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to drop off their old, unused/discarded pharmaceutical prescriptions. Needles, drug paraphernalia and liquids will not be accepted.

Saturday, April 28 The First Baptist Church, 236 Central Street, Hudson, will hold a Yard and Bake Sale from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the Church Mission Endeavor.

Saturday, May 12 An Electronics Recycling Fundraiser to support Boy Scout Troop 11 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Litchfield Technology Park parking lot, 480 Charles

Bancroft Highway, Litchfield. Do you have old electronics that are collecting dust? Here’s your chance to get them out of the way and help your local Boy Scout troop at the same time! There is a reasonable fee to safely recycle the items. Note that white goods (e.g., refrigerators, dish washers, etc.) and fluorescent lights are not accepted at this event. For more details, visit our Webpage at http://

Library ----------------------------- Saturday, April 14

Come to the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson for a Magic the Gathering Tournament. Players in 6th grade through adults are welcome to compete. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. The

registration time will be 12-12:45 p.m. at the library. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Normal deck building rules apply, all sets are legal except “Unglued”, please play fairly. The tournament is unofficial.

Thursday, April 19 The Friends of the Library of Hudson, Second Hand Prose book sale will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the lower level of the former Hills Memorial Library Building

at 18 Library Street. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building.

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

Thursday, April 19 The Litchfield Seniors will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Church on Route 3A in Litchfield. Come and learn how to de-clutter

and simplify your life. The group will also be taking up a collection for the Litchfield Food Pantry. Please bring any canned goods, paper products, non- perishable food items, personal items or cleaning supplies you can. All seniors in Litchfield are welcome to attend the meeting

Religious Events ------

Saturday, April 14 A Night of Music sponsored by Women’s Fellowship Community Church of Hudson will be held at 7 p.m. at 19 Central Street, Hudson, featuring the music of the Noel Brothers and Friends. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted and will benefit the Anne Marie House.

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

Friday, April 13; Saturday, April 14; and Sunday, April 15 Campbell High School students will put on a production of “The High-Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” on the stage at the Campbell High School Auditorium on

April 13 at 7 p.m., April 14 at 7 p.m., and April 15 at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 Please join us as our Hudson Memorial School’s Drama Club presents Meredith Wilson’s “Music Man” on April 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Gym.

Seminars & Courses---

Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 The Hudson Police Department is sponsoring the AARP Driving Safety Program. The class will be held in the Anne Seabury Community Room, Hudson Police Department, 1 Constitution Drive,

Hudson. The class consists of two, four-hour blocks of instruction spanning two consecutive days. It will be held on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. There is a reasonable cost for the course, with a discount for

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

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.

AARP members. This course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Class size will be limited to 25 individuals; contact Detective Joseph Hoebeke at 816-2245 to reserve your seat today!

Sports & Recreation ---

Sunday, April 15 The Litchfield Middle School Cross Country Team is hosting its 6th Annual 5K Raider Run. The race begins at noon at Campbell High School. There will also be a “mini- me” race for children 8 years and under beginning at 11:30 a.m. (no charge). Pre-register for a reduced fee and obtain registration forms on our school website. Go to and click on the Litchfield Middle School link. Any questions, e-mail Coach Teresa Tarr at

Sunday, April 29 The 6th Annual Jay O’Halloran Memorial Scholarship Road Race, a 3K/5K run/walk, will begin at the Hills House at 11 a.m. Each year the scholarship fund has been able to present two Alvirne High School

graduating seniors with a scholarship. Come join us for race day raffles, t-shirts, and post-race refreshments. Cash awards for 1st place female and male runners. Medal awards for 2nd and 3rd place female and male runners. Visit the website at for more information.

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 Tuesday.

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,

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