Inside Windham: Oct. 5


WHS hosts history tour

The Windham Historical Society invites residents to step aboard the history bus Saturday, Oct. 21 for a 2 1/2-hour trip that spans many years of Windham’s past. Stops along the way include Friends Meeting House, Parson Smith House, Babb’s Bridge, the Gambo Gunpowder Mill, and the Congregational Church on Windham Hill. Riders will learn about the early settlers and how they lived, hear about some “haunted happenings,” and discover some mills that once supported Windham’s economy. The cost is $20 a person, and children 12 years of age and under are only $10 each. The tours will leave from Windham Historical Society headquarters at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Seating will be limited; reserve tickets at 892-1433.

‘The Addams Family’ being staged

The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years. But now Gomez and Morticia’s macabre, beloved daughter is ready for a life of her own. Wednesday has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family. And she has invited them all to dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams Family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve avoided for generations: change.

The play will be staged Oct 13-15 and 20-22, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at 8 School Road in the Windham Town Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors/students and can be purchased at and click on Box Office, call 893-2098, or email

Recycling fundraiser

On Saturday, Oct. 14, The Windham Hill Church of Christ will be hosting an Electronic Waste Recycling fundraiser. This is open to all towns and communities and will take place in the Windham Mall next to Friendly’s. Accepted and recycled will be items such as laptops, cell phones, VCRs and DVD players, computers, monitors, and stereos/speakers. No household appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, etc.) will be accepted. For more information contact Phyllis at 232-8291.

Grief support group

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, North Windham Union Church will be holding a monthly Grief Support Group on behalf of VNA Home Health Hospice from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be a private setting, and anyone is welcome to attend who is having trouble coping with loss. For more information, contact Linda Hopkins, bereavement support coordinator, at 400-8714.

Windham Public Library 

Monday, Oct. 9: the Windham Library will be closed for Columbus Day.

Tuesday: Oct. 10: 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books & Babies; Knitters ‘N More, 1-3 p.m.; Teen Read Week event: puzzle sheet, 2-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11: 3-4 p.m., Teen Read Week event: vision board craft; 6-7 p.m., Author Talk: Marty Martin Miller.

Thursday, Oct. 12: 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tech Help Thursday; 2-3 p.m., Friends of the Library meeting; 2:30-4 p.m., Teen Read Week event: Animal Refuge League visit & crafts; 4-5 p.m., Board of Trustees meeting

Friday, Oct. 13: 2-6 p.m., Teen Read Week event: puzzle sheet

Saturday, Oct. 14: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Saturday Family Story Time

For more info about any of these or other events at the library, call 892-1908, or go to