Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar Community Events ---------
Friday, May 11 Windham Destination Imagination will be having its ‘Blooming Bulbs Plant Sale’ at Howie Glynn’s/Cobbett’s Pond in Windham from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and again at Windham Center School from 12:30-2:30 p.m. A
variety of potted bulbs, amaryllis, tulips, mini Star of Bethlehem, will be available. All plants will be in bloom or pre-bloom stage, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Checks and cash accepted.
Saturday, May 12 Inspired by the success of his first experience riding in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), four-time PMC cyclist Shawn Mullen, 44, of Windham, decided he could not stop pedaling and became a certified spinning instructor. Now, Mullen is hosting his fourth annual Indoor Spin-a-Thon during which 27 cyclists will ride to support the PMC on Saturday, May 12 at The Workout Club and Wellness Center in Salem. The minimum fundraising requirement per rider is $350. Upon arrival, each cyclist will receive a free t-shirt and complementary breakfast. Cyclists will then ride for three hours up to 60 miles during which bottles of water and Gatorade will be provided. Two pediatric cancer patients, Nick Napolitano, 10, of Methuen, and Loukas Tatasciore, 10 of Windham, will speak with their fathers about what the PMC means to them. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Jimmy Fund.
Saturday, May 12 The Windham Garden Club will hold its Junior Gardeners’ Flower Sale featuring self-grown flowering plants in festively wrapped containers and decorative baskets just in time for Mother’s Day. The sale will take
place at the Transfer Station from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with cash or local checks accepted.
Friday, May 18 Ellie Morin’s long time friend, Allison Doucette, has planned a memorial event to celebrate Ellie’s life. Ellie died unexpectedly and tragically last December 21, leaving family and friends in shock. The
memorial event will take place on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 p.m. at the Searles School and Chapel, 35 Range Road, Windham. There will be many raffle items, from handmade quilts, to gift cards, to local business establishments, generously donated by local businesses and other kind hearts. Food and beverages will be provided. All proceeds will go to the Elizabeth Claire Memorial Scholarship. For more information, contact Allison Doucette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 18 The “Boys of Rockingham” band will be performing live at The White Birch Catering and Banquet Hall, 222 Central Street, Hudson, at 7 p.m. as a Relay For Life Benefit Dance, sponsored by Team “Pelham
VFW-LA 10722 and Cohorts”. Please contact Madeline, 508-0843, to reserve your $20.00 ticket ASAP. Food is included. Half of ticket price goes directly to American Cancer Society donation.
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, to obtain tickets.
Friday, May 18 Ellie Morin’s long time friend, Allison Doucette, has planned a memorial event to celebrate Ellie’s life. Ellie died unexpectedly and tragically last December
21, leaving family and friends in shock. The memorial event will take place on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 p.m. at the Searles School and Chapel, 35 Range Road, Windham. There will be many raffle items, from handmade quilts, to gift cards, to local business establishments, generously donated by local businesses and other kind hearts. Food and beverages will be provided. All proceeds will go to the Elizabeth Claire Memorial Scholarship. For more information, contact Allison Doucette at email@example.com
Saturday, May 19 The Windham Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale at Windham Town Hall parking lot, starting at 9:30 a.m. The sale will offer more than 3,000 perennials fr
Saturday, May 19
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team F2FC will hold a fundraising Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Golden Brook School. All proceeds from the yard sale will go to help fight cancer.
Saturday, May 19
Spring has sprung and it is the time for the Annual Pelham Garden Groups’ plant sale, which will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pelham,
3 Main Street, Pelham. Those who have purchased the very reasonably priced plants in prior year’s sales know the quality of the locally grown plants that are offered for sale by the Group. Members of the Garden Group will be on hand to discuss the attributes of the plants for sale. Should you have any questions concerning this event call Warren Leuteritz at 635-7568.
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. Please visit www.windhamendowment.org
for additional information about ticket sales, or to purchase online.
Sunday, May 20 Pelham’s New Greeley Singers present the Rutter Requiem in their Annual Spring Concert Memorial to First Director. This
moving choral work is being presented in memory of Rodney Mansfield, who founded the New Greeley Singers as part of the Town of Pelham’s 250th Anniversary Celebration in 1996, served as its first director, and who passed away last year. The concert will also include a sampling of show music, a piece from the lighter side of John Rutter (“Banquet Fugue”), and the well-known Drinking Song from Verdi’s opera LaTraviata. The New Greeley Singers are a popular community chorus composed of talented singers from many local communities, directed by Michael Green and accompanied by Elizabeth Tousignant. The concert will be performed Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 3 Main Street, Pelham. Tickets may be obtained at the door. Light refreshments will be served after the concert to give a chance for the audience and performers to meet. For more information, contact Paul at 635-7549, Helen at 978-453-9982, e-mail ngsingers@gmail. com , or visit our website,newgreeleysingers.org
Monday, May 28 The community is invited to come out and participate in rendering honors to our departed loved-ones. Citizens are invited to honor a deceased loved-one
who served in the military during our Roll Call of Honor. Please submit their name and military service affiliation to Mark McCabe at vfwmark. firstname.lastname@example.org
or 635-1540. From 9-9:45 a.m., the John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post #10722 and American Legion Post #100 will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Select Readings at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mammoth Road, Dracut, MA border. From 10:15-11:30 a.m., Muster at 10:15 a.m. for “Parade of Colors”, which begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Library on Pelham Village Green to Gibson Cemetery, Veterans Memorial Circle for Wreath Laying Ceremony. The event will also feature our National Anthem, performed by the Claudia Combs Musical Academy Choir, musical performances, select readings, Roll Call of Honor, Gun Salute and Taps. Parade units will then march to Pelham Center for our final Wreath Laying Ceremony. From noon-1 p.m., upon completion, parade units will proceed to American Legion Post #100 on Windham Road/Route 111A for the annual Town sponsored cookout. All Are Welcome!
Tuesday, May 15 The Pelham Public Library is pleased to welcome Maryalice Cookinham as the May Artist of the Month. Ms. Cookinham, a longtime resident of
Pelham, is displaying a series of oil paintings
completed over the last ten years. A longtime painter, Cookinham returned to her art after raising her children. Stop by the library foyer and see the exhibit. A reception will be held to celebrate Maryalice’s work on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Your Hometown Community Calendar Meetings --------------------------
Tuesday, May 15 The Windham Republican Town Committee will hold its May meeting at 7 p.m. at the Windham Senior Center. The event is open to the public.
The Committee’s special guest for the evening will be Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honorable William O’Brien. Speaker O’Brien’s presentation, entitled “Republicans in Concord put New Hampshire back on track,” will address the many Republican successes in the 2011-2012 legislative term. For further information, contact Travis Blais at 203-8066.
Thursday, May 17 The Windham Democratic Town Committee we will be welcoming Professor Dante Scala from the University of NH at 7 p.m. Dante Scala is an expert on the New Hampshire Primary, presidential politics, NH politics, political campaigns and debates, and the U.S. presidency. The public, regardless of political affiliation, is invited to attend. We will be meeting in the Windham High School Library/Media Center. Contact Kristi St. Laurent, Chair, with any questions at Kristi@windems.org
or visit our website www.windems.org
Thursday, May 17 The Windham Garden Club will hold its meeting at Windham Town Hall, at 7 p.m. The topic of discussion will be learning how to identify the safest and most popular
herbs and grow them successfully. Membership and activities information may be found at www. windhamgardenclub.com
School Activities ----------
Tuesday, May 15 Pelham Memorial School will hold its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the Pelham Memorial School gymnasium. This is a wonderful opportunity to support
the Arts and hear the Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Select Choir and all the Choruses performing traditional musical selections. The chorus will be performing songs like “Saraponda,” “Cantar,” and other exciting selections. The 7th and 8th grade Concert Band will be performing such selections as “Tall Cedars,” “FireDance” and combining their musical talents with Pelham High School Band to perform “Pirates of The Caribbean” the Symphonic Suite. The Jazz Band will be performing classic jazz selections from the “Big Band” Era. The Pelham Memorial School Music Department is under the direction of Zach Jagentenfl Choral Director and Paul A. Santerre Instrumental Music Director.
Tuesday, May 15 memorable and fun-filled, post-graduation event is coming true! Invitations have been mailed to the graduating seniors inviting them to WHS for a Hollywood
themed Last Night. Thanks to numerous donations from supporters the event will be exceptional. If you would like to see what it is all about, come to our next planning meeting on May 15 at 7 p.m. in the WHS Media Room. As the event approaches there is a great need for help. Consider being a part of this new tradition at WHS.
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, Atkinson, Hampstead, 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.
Saturday, June 2 Come have some fun at a good old fashion community festival on the beautiful lawns of Saint Patrick School, 16 Main
Street, Pelham from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The 10th annual Family Fun Day is back, and the fun begins at 7 a.m. with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Parish Center/Clubhouse. Then, the 5K Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. (free tee-shirts to the first 100 entrants) followed by the Wacky Duck Race on Beaver Brook at 11 a.m. Adopt a duck and win big bucks! Register early as ducks sold out last year. Duck forms can be obtained on the
school website at www.saintpatrickschool.net
purchased the day of the event up until 10:30 a.m. Music, Craft tables and Carnival games including the dunk tank and grilled food and baked goods will also be on hand from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Be sure to bring the kids for Touch a Truck. Proceeds benefit the St Patrick School.
Seminars & Courses---
Wednesday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 20 The Salem Boys and Girls Club is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, to take place May 16-20. The course includes Standard First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, as well as Rescue
and Recovery skills. Candidates must be 15 years old and meet all prerequisite requirements for participation. Attendance at all meeting times is required. The class will meet Wednesday and Friday, May 16 and 18, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a cost for the course. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested. Registration is open at the Salem Boys and Girls Club. Payment is expected at the time of registration. For more information call 603-898- 7709.
Sports & Recreation ---
Saturday, May 12 Windham Recreation is offering area families the opportunity to enjoy a free performance of “The Lorax”, a musical production, at 10 a.m. at the Windham Senior Center. Based on the eco-conscious
book by Dr. Seuss, made recently popular by the movie by the same title, this colorful mini- musical production is being presented by Story Dance Touring Company (SDTC). Following each performance, audience members are afforded the opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics related to both the book themes and the performing arts skills that bring these books to life. To reserve your spot for the May 12 show, contact the Windham Rec. Office at 965-1208 or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com
Eileen Mashimo has advised us that her name was spelled wrong and she was misquoted in last week story on page 3 entitled: “Proposed Involvement in Regional planning Initiative Sparks Controversy.” Her name was copied from the recorder record, and we regret any confusion. She claims she didn’t even mention “Social Justice” in her remarks.
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