Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
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 the Hudson Lions Club Community Projects.
Saturday, April 28 The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hudson Police Department have scheduled a National Prescription Drug
Take-Back Day which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hudson Wal-Mart located at 253 Lowell Road. This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications to law enforcement. Needles, drug paraphernalia and liquids will not be accepted. This program is for pharmaceutical prescription drugs or drug packaged in their original containers.
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.
Tuesday, May 1 The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation will collect clothing donations door to door in Litchfield on Tuesday May 1. They ask
while you clean out your closets this spring to please consider donating unwanted goods to Big Brother Big Sister. They accept all types of clothing in all sizes along with shoes, accessories, handbags, and small household items. To schedule a pick up call 1-800-483-5503 or email: donate@ bbbsfoundation.org
. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!
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. 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:// troop11nh.info
Saturday, May 12 The Litchfield Area Garden Club is holding its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-noon at Griffin Memorial School, 229 Charles Bancroft Highway, Route 3A,
Litchfield. Cottage garden favorites as well as rare and unusual perennials will be for sale at excellent prices. This year’s special focus will be on Mailbox Garden Designs, featuring tough and hardy perennials for long lasting bloom and low maintenance.
All are welcome! Saturday, May 19
Doing some spring cleaning or de- cluttering? Anne-Marie House, 180 Lowell Road, Hudson, is accepting donations of unwanted items for its 4th Annual Front
Lawn Festival and Yard Sale. The event will be held on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will benefit Anne-Marie House and its program for children and families experiencing homelessness. Unwanted items and donations can be dropped off at Anne-Marie House on Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to noon; and Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Donations may also be dropped off during the week leading up to the sale, Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a list of acceptable items or for more information, visit www.annemariehouse.org/events/
frontlawnfestival or contact Jennifer Lorrain at 883-7338, ext. 5.
Now through Monday, April 30 April is National Poetry Month and the Rodgers Memorial Library will be holding their annual poetry contest. This year the contest will be open to students and adults who are Hudson residents or Rodgers Library
card-holders. We will be awarding prizes in five age categories, 2nd grade and younger, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and adults. Please put your name grade (or “adult”) and phone number on your entry. Deadline for submission is April 30. Mail entries to Rodgers Memorial Library Attention: Poetry Contest, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051, drop them at the library, or send them via e-mail to email@example.com
. Hudson public school students can give entries to their school librarian. There will be a prize ceremony and poetry reading at the library on Tuesday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Your Hometown Community Calendar Meetings ---------------
Friday, May 4 Join the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. at The White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central Street, Hudson, to hear from NH State Representatives from Hudson and Litchfield as they share the legislative issues under discussion at the State House. Continental Breakfast will be served. There is a cost to attend.
Religious Events ----
Thursdays, May 3 – 31 Come join the fun of a Litchfield After-School Good News Club for children in K-4th grade, which will meet at Open Doors Christian
Fellowship on Thursdays (May 3 - 31) from 3-4:30 p.m. Busing will be provided from Griffin Memorial School to the church. Good News Club is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Inc., an international, Bible- centered, non-denominational organization. Good News Clubs are held once a week after school for all children regardless of religious background or affiliation. Club includes a Bible lesson, creative learning activities, songs, Scripture memory, and snacks. Club is taught by volunteers trained through CEF’s workshops and carefully screened by CEF’s Child Protection Policy. There is no cost. Written parental permission is required. Permission slips are available by contacting Kathy Hoover at 864-8861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School Activities ----------
Wednesday, May 9 The Parent Outreach Program (POP) of the Hudson School District will hold a Parent Resource Night, at 6:30 p.m. at Hudson Memorial School. Parenting is a tough
job! Professionals from area counseling and health agencies will be on hand to provide parents with information, tools, and resources designed to make the job a little easier during all stages of the journey.
Sports & Recreation ---
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 runners. Visit the website at www.Walk4Jay.com
for more information.
Tuesday May 1 The Hudson-Litchfield Bears Football and Cheer organization will hold a Walk- In Registration, at Hudson Memorial
School Cafeteria from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.hlyfc.com
Saturday, May 12 The 30th Annual Litchfield Children’s Fishing Derby will be held at Chase Brook Pond on Marc Lane, Litchfield. This event is open to Litchfield children through age 15. Children age 7 and under start at 8 a.m., children age 8 and over start at 8:15 a.m. Refreshments will be available, and worms will be available for $2.00. Prizes for best new fishing hat and biggest trout! Prizes awarded between 10:30–11 a.m.
Due to the growing amount of event listings on the Good for the Community page, we will only be displaying the “Regular Meetings and Events” section at the bottom of this page on the first Friday of every month, rather than every week. This will allow us to provide more information to our readers about upcoming special events. Thank you.
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 Jennifer-DuaneDionne@comcast.net
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.
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, 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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