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Pelham - Windham News | June 6, 2014 - 5 Good for the Community Your Hometown Community Calendar

Friday, June 6 Veteran Benefit Dinner! The public is welcome for a Hoedown Hootenanny. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ham and Bean

dinner, coffee, tea, desserts, and more! 50/50 Raffle! Door Prize! Admission: $8 per adult; $5 per child under 12. VFW Post located at 6 Main St., Pelham. For more information contact Dot and Gene Carter at 635-7863 or visit our website at Sponsored by John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary of Pelham.

Saturday, June 7 Adult Summer Reading Program Kick-

Off Party. Come to Nesmith Library at 2 p.m. to help us kick off summer, and our

first Adult Summer Reading Program! We’ll be hosting a Book Exchange and Ice Cream Social for the community. Bring a new or gently-used book to swap with other participants, and stay for games, music, raffles, prizes, and a sundae buffet. Join in the fun, take home a book, learn more about the Summer Reading Program event line-up, and spend time with friends. For more information, contact the library at 432-7154.

Sunday, June 8 The Windham Presbyterian Church is getting ready for an active summer. The “Church on the Common” offers vacation Bible school, youth programs, summer Bible studies, and inspiring sermons from a number of great visiting pastors. While in the search for a permanent pastor, Professor/Pastor Al Padilla provides leadership that continues to inspire all who attend. Today is Graduation Sunday, with presentation and preaching by Aaron Stetson, youth pastor at WPC. Aaron Stetson leads the youth programs, including a trip to Haiti scheduled for the end of July. As the summer holds a mix of meetings and events, please check the website for details. Children who visit enjoy Children’s Church, children’s sermons, vacation Bible school, new friends, and a welcome to faith. Sharing God’s Word with children in interesting and age- appropriate ways is one of the chief goals at WPC. The church welcomes all to join for worship

Sunday mornings. The summer worship schedule of one service at 9 a.m. each Sunday begins today. Find much more information at the church website:

Tuesday, June 10 Common Core: Dangers and Threats

to American Liberty and Education. Have you heard about Common Core?

The chilling truth behind these new national educational “standards” will terrify you. Common Core represents the latest and most comprehensive step in the drive toward complete government control of our children’s education. Join us for a special presentation exposing the truth about Common Core and the ongoing struggle to roll back its implementation. Our speaker will provide examples of how Common Core threatens to further undermine, weaken, and centralize public and private education in our country.

Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Rd., at

7 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Manchester Chapter of The John Birch Society. For more info contact Bill McNally at 434-9695. (Donations accepted at the door.)

Thursday, June 12 The Windham Economic Development Committee and Community Development Department invite all business owners, commercial land owners and residents to

attend an Economic Development Open Forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. The Town, in collaboration with the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, is utilizing an Economic Development Toolkit to help better position ourselves in attracting business investment and growing existing businesses and we need your input. At the meeting, all those in attendance are invited to collaborate on the self-assessment questionnaire. You can help chart the economic development path that Windham will take can it can all happen tonight’s meeting. If you have any questions or need any additional information, feel free to contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director at 432-3806 or lscott@

Local author Anne Kelsey will be visiting the Nesmith Library tonight at 6 p.m. to give her presentation: From 1810 to 9/11 – The History of Writing. Kelsey rediscovered the joy of writing after many years in the business world. She has completed three novels and published numerous short stories. Her presentations are fun and engaging, focus on the value of writing, and encourage everyone to write, even if it is just a little bit. She will share parts of her personal family memoirs and discuss how these stories provide unique insight to future generations and serve to highlight the lasting impact of everyone preserving a piece of their own family history. A member of both the New Hampshire Writers Project, and the Seacoast Writers Association, Kelsey also has a PRO membership with the Romance Writers of America. Anne writes in numerous genres including political intrigue, contemporary woman’s fiction, and cyber-punk to name a few. For more information on this event, contact Nesmith Library at 432-7154.

Friday, June 13 Graduating Class of 2014 Senior

Breakfast. Attention Windham Students Graduating Class of 2014. Join us in celebration of your accomplishments!

Come back to where it all began ... at Golden Brook School from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. RSVP on Facebook: Class of 2014 Senior Breakfast at Golden Brook School.

Pelham High School Class of 2014 Graduation at 6 p.m.

Windham High School Class of 2014 Graduation at 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 14 From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Pelham Police Department will host A Bicycle

Safety Day at the Police Department on the Village Green. With the warmer weather upon us and summer months approaching, more kids are taking to the streets with their bicycles. The Pelham Police Department’s goal is to promote bicycle safety, make sure the kids are utilizing bicycle safety equipment and they are riding safely. Activities will include the following: A

free bicycle helmet give away while supplies last (first come, first served), free bicycle registration program for those interested in registering their bicycles with the Pelham Police Department, free bicycle check-up, a police motorcycle display along with our SWAT Bearcat vehicle, Laser Tag, hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn, and much more! Come join us and bring the family!

Monday, June 16 Intro to Craniosacral Therapy. Brenda Girolamo, Licensed Massage Therapist, will be at Nesmith Library at 7 p.m. for a 90 minute discussion and demonstration of

Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle hands-on form of bodywork designed to monitor the craniosacral rhythm, promote deeper relaxation, and encourage the body to release tension, rebalance and heal itself. Come learn more about this gentle yet powerful modality for stress relief and well being. Call the library at 432-7154 for more info regarding this event.

Calling all scientists! Pelham Public Library

launches Summer Reading Program! Readers of all ages will explore all things scientific this summer as Pelham Public Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during our summer reading program. Registration begins in the library and continues throughout the six week summer program. If you register during the first week “Popsicle Week,” the 16th to the 20th, you will get a yummy popsicle! For your convenience there is also an on-line registration form on the Children’s Page of our website. Activities may include science experiments, robot building, Grossology Fun, nature explorations and more! The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open

to young people, preschool through adult with programs, prize drawings, story times, weekly special activities and more! Log on to the library’s website at http://www.pelhampubliclibrary. org for lots more information or stop in at the library and talk with any of the terrific library staff! Registration for this fun summer program continues throughout the summer- all are welcome and we are never too full. For our youngest library patrons, we will have the Molly Hobbs Room available every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. Our special little friends are invited to come and visit with each other, play, dance, and read to one another. This is an unstructured play time.

Monday, June 16, Wednesday, June 18 & Monday, June 23 The Pelham Police Department will be hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class for women. The class is designed to empower women through self defense, awareness, and

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Calling for Ideas for Amendments

to Zoning and Land Use Ordinances submitted by Elizabeth Wood, Community Planner, Windham Have an idea for a new zoning or land use ordinance? Think an existing provision of the ordinance needs amending? If you want to see changes made in 2015, now is the time to voice

your opinion and to bring forth your ideas to the Windham Planning Board.

Attend the planning board meeting on June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Community Development Department if you desire to participate.

Pelham Fire Log

Monday, May 26: 11:34 a.m. Medical aid, Marsh Road. 7:59 p.m. Investigate fire alarm activation, Gordon Avenue. Wednesday, May 28: 1:00 a.m. Medical emergency, Hearthstone Road. 8:00 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Bridge Street. Thursday, May 29: 2:46 a.m. Walk in medical at the fire station, Village Green. 9:59 a.m. Medical emergency, Windham Road. Friday, May 30: 1:59 a.m. Service requested by Police Department, Claudine Drive. 11:01 a.m. Medical emergency, Thomas Avenue. 4:04 p.m. Odor investigation, Bridge Street. 7:54 p.m. Walk in medical at the fire station, Village Green.

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avoidance. The class is a three night course. Participants have to attend each class in order to successfully pass the course. Classes will be held at the Pelham Police Department and will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each night. If you are interested in participating in the class, contact MPO. David G. DeRoche at 635- 2411, ext. 4005 or e-mail him at dderoche@

Tuesday, June 17 Downton Abbey Paint Party. Calling

all Downton Abbey fans and aspiring artists! Paint parties are all the rage, and

Paint pARTy NH will be hosting one for adult patrons at Nesmith Library beginning at 6 p.m. This Downton Abbey tea party will include everything refined and entertaining, just enough to make to Dowager Countess proud. No artistic experience necessary. Finish a book and tea- themed painting by the end of the evening. Great for a girl’s night out! Event is free, and space is limited. Contact the library at 432-7154 to reserve your spots. Tea and crumpets provided. Participants are encouraged to dress up in period attire. Come join the fun!

Monday, June 23 thru Friday, June 27 Summer Art Camp for boys/girls, ages 5-7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and boys/ girls, ages 8-12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., First Congregational Church basement,

3 Main St., Pelham. No experience needed for beginner class. Size of groups is limited; first come, first serve. Registration form at 6 Village Green or online at recreation. Register online at https://webtrac. Program fee. The course with certified art teacher Julie Slattery will explore art in various mediums using watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, clay, mosaic and much more. Materials provided. Student must bring 11 by 14 multi media sketchbook. Sign up by June 16. Call 635- 2721 with any questions or e-mail Recreation@

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