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Saturday, April 28 The Pelham Police Department will be participating in the “National Drug Take Back Initiative” that will be held at the police station on April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to drop off their old, unused/discarded pharmaceutical prescriptions at the police station. 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 Windham Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring Drug Take Back Day. This event is being held at the police station, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are strongly urged to check their medicine cabinets for any expired or unwanted medications and to drop them off in sealed plastic bags.

Saturday, April 28 The Windham Woman’s Club will hold a Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations will be accepted on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (No clothing, combustibles,

or electronics.) This will be held upstairs at Windham Town Hall. Proceeds to benefit the WWC Scholarship fund.

Wednesday, May 2 Conservative Gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne will attend a Meet and Greet in his honor at 7 p.m. at the home of Ken Eyring, 3 Locksley Road, Windham.

This event is open to the public, and it provides an opportunity for everyone who is interested, to personally meet and speak with Ovide about the issues that concern you most. Everyone is invited. People are welcome to come and go as they please, with no need to RSVP. If you need more information, contact Ken by phone at 434-4836, or email at

Friday, May 4 The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post 10722 is announcing their 2nd annual VFW Loyalty Day Banquet recognizing Pelham’s Finest. The banquet will be held

from 6-9 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center. Come out and help our VFW Post members cheer Pelham’s Police/Firefighter of the Year, Teacher of the Year, our area Voice of Democracy winner, Patriot’s Pen winner, Boy Scout “Eagle Scout” and Girl Scout “Gold/Silver/Bronze Award” recipients, and more. There is a cost for the dinner. Seating is limited! Walk-ups are always welcome.

Saturday, May 5 Windham High School’s SMILES community service club is proud to announce the 3rd annual STYLES & S.M.I.L.E.S. Breast Cancer Charity Fashion

Show. In collaboration with Windham’s Team BellaDonna, an Avon breast cancer group, we have created an event to raise money and awareness in the battle against breast cancer. This event offers music, entertainment, food, fashion, and fabulous raffle prizes available in the lobby. The fashion show will take place at 6 p.m. in the Windham High School auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. We also have a special discounted price for 2 people. All proceeds will go directly to the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, feel free to contact any of the following: Liz Colacchio (WHS Student Coordinator for the Fashion Show and Team BellaDonna member) at 603-401-8483 or

Friday, May 18 Windham’s Helping Hands is hosting our third annual wine tasting event, at Bella Vino Specialty wine store in Windham. Specialty beers will also be offered for your

enjoyment. Proceeds from this event will allow us to continue taking care of our own in the Windham Community.

Join us between 7 and 8:30 p.m. to

enjoy sampling delicious wine, specialty and beer, with an assortment of cheeses and crackers. Tickets for the event and for the raffles can be purchased by contacting Cathy Pappalardo at 893-6485, or Paula Ducette at Bella Vino, 893-8466.

Sunday, May 20 The Windham Endowment invites you to attend the upcoming Spring Jazz Brunch and Art Show Auction. This special community event will be held on May 20

at the Searles School and Chapel Building from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The goal of the event is to highlight the arts, including fine arts, musical arts, theatrical arts and literary arts within the community of Windham. Each artist or creative group will also have an item available for bidding through the Silent Auction or Live Auction portion of the event. Tickets are now on sale. There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for students and children. All proceeds from this event will be applied to the Windham Endowment Scholarship Fund. Visit for additional information about ticket sales.

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Wednesday, May 2 The Planning Board would like to invite the public to attend their May 2 meeting.

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The Board has a lot going on that they want the public to be aware of. This meeting will be the kick-off for the “Village Center” Project, which will be done in conjunction with the Rockingham Planning Commission, the Community Development Department, and a subcommittee of interested landowners, residents, and businesses to be appointed by the Planning Board. The Board will also be holding two public hearings, starting at 8 p.m., to adopt the Recreation Master Plan and the revised School Impact Fee Methodology. Both of these documents are available for review on the Town web site. Finally, at 9 p.m. the Board will continue with their Design Review Regulation workshop. A copy of the most recent draft document is available on the web site. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Community Development Department and all are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 8 The next meeting of the Southern NH 9.12 group will focus on a topic that will impact nearly half of all Americans in their lifetime – Cancer. This unfortunate reality is

even more devastating when the news is about your child. Mark Lutter (from Hudson) has generously offered to share with us the heart wrenching journey and decisions that he and his wife had to make after learning last year that their two year old daughter, Alexa, was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Windham Senior Center, 2 North Lowell Road. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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

Wednesday, May 2 Pelham Elementary School welcomes Richard Pollack, PhD from IdentifyUS LLC to give a talk on “Head Lice, Bed Bugs, and Ticks, Oh My!” in the PES Gymnasium at 6 p.m. He will provide education and guidance regarding pests such as Head Lice, Bed Bugs and Ticks. Open to the community. Funded by PES PTA. Certificate of attendance will be available if needed.

Sports & Recreation ---

Wednesdays, May 2 –30 Join Windham Recreation this spring for tennis lessons for youth ages 4-6. Lessons will be offered on Wednesdays, May 2 through May 30. There are three

Attention Readers!

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.

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,

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 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

VFW, 6 Main Street, Pelham, 7 p.m., first Thursday Windham Orthodontics 25 Indian Rock Road, Windham NH. Call for your complimentary consultation!

Wattannick Grange, Hudson Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday

Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Monday

time options to choose from: 10:45 a.m., 11:20 a.m., or 11:55 a.m. Lessons are for 30 minutes and will be at Griffin Park. Players are asked to wear sneakers, sun block, and to bring water with them. There is a cost per child. For more information, or to register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@ Pre-registration is a must! Payment is due at the time of registration.

Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 Visit Relay For Life of Pelham to find out how you can help fight cancer at Whether you are a Relay rookie or a seasoned pro, Relay

needs you to join our all-nighter now! Join us for “Paint Pelham Purple” by showing your support by putting a Relay sign in front of your house or business on May 4 and 5. Signs will be available for pick up at Pelham High School on April 30, from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact us at

Sunday, May 6 In an effort to raise money for Relay For Life, the F2FC: Fight to Finish Cancer Family 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held at 10 a.m. at the Lobster Tail, 4 Cobbetts

Pond Road, Windham. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. It is approximately a 3.2 mile course. Pre- registration forms can be mailed to B.J. Martin, 44 Flying Rock Road, Hudson. Specifics on parking will be available on our website: https://sites. and our Facebook Page: Team Golden Brook. Proceeds from this event will support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The ACS provides support to cancer patients, their families and on-going research to find a cure for cancer!

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