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| February 27, 2013

Stow And Maynard Democrats Host Platform Hearing
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. at Maynard Library (77 Nason St.).  The Stow and Maynard Democrat Town Committees invite all area Democrats to come and share their views on what should be included in the 2013 platform for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.   The hearing will start at 7:00 p.m. and run until at least 8:00 p.m.  Members of the Stow and Maynard Democratic town committees will be present to hear from any interested Democrats who stop by.  The setting will be very informal.  You can submit your views orally or in writing.  Over the course of the next several months, the State Platform Committee will compile all the views presented at the local platform hearings and prepare a draft platform for consideration by the delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention on July 13 in Lowell.  For more information, contact Allan Fierce at allan.fierce@gmail.com (978-897-1786).  Allan also has information regarding how high school students can apply to attend the Democratic Youth Convention, which will also be held in Lowell on July 13.

Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Registration Extended
Nashoba Girls Lacrosse 2013 Spring Season Registration has been extended.  Some player spaces are still available for the U13 (5th&6th grade) and U15 (7th&8th) teams so registration has been extended.  Registration will remain open until March 1 or until player capacity is met.  Please visit our website www.nashobagirlslacrosse.org for additional information including a registration flyer (available on the documents tab of the website).  NGL is open to families in the Nashoba Regional School District as well as surrounding towns such as Hudson, Maynard and Leominster. Practices and home games are held in Bolton.

Coffeehouse at the Union Church
Classic rock band 13th DAWN will be playing at the Union Church of Stow on Sat. March 2nd.  Rescheduled from Feb due to the Blizzard of 2013.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the music starts at 7PM. Come and hear talented high school seniors show off their best tunes!  There is no charge, but we will accept donations for Youth with a Mission (YWAM) to support Pamela Cenney, a young missionary going to Japan. Light refreshments will be available.  The Union Church is located at 317 Great Road (Rt 117) Stow with the blue doors.

Photo Display at Nancy’s Air Field Cafe
A new display of photographs mounted by members of the Assabet Valley Camera Club is now on view at Nancy’s Air Field Cafe, 302 Boxboro Rd., in Stow. Some 2 dozen large color prints include landscapes, flower close-ups, birds and other interesting subjects. The cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday.

An artists’ open house reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Many of the photographers will be attending, ready to discuss their works with visitors.  Some of the photos are also for sale.

Hale PSG Drama Presents: Willie Wonka Jr.
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, the performances will take place Friday/Saturday March 8th & 9th at 7:30 pm & Sunday March 10th at 2:00 pm.  Satisfy  cravings for sweets! Enjoy a scrumdidilyumptious adventure, as you join Charlie and the kids on their exploits! You can purchase your Golden Ticket at the Door on the day of the show. Hugh D. Mill Auditorium, Hale Middle School, Stow MA. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Broadway Junior MATERIALS Ó 2007 MTI Enterprises, Inc.

www.MTIshows.com. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Alice Eaton Fund
We are currently seeking proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations for programs or services that encourage the health, safety and enrichment of Stow children.  The deadline is March 7th at 5:00 p.m.  For specific guidelines and an application via email, contact info@earthlink.net.  Applications are also available online @ www.EatonFund.org.

Open House:  First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
First Parish Church (FPC) of Stow and Acton (Unitarian Universalist) is hosting an open house Saturday, March 9th, 10 am-12 noon in Fellowship Hall.  This open house will include information for families with children who are interested in learning about our Religious Education (RE) program.  Please feel free to bring your children.  Michelle Cote, Director of RE, and Minister, Rev. Tom Rosiello, will be there to discuss our programs and answer questions.  Please contact Michelle Cote (stow.dre@verizon.com) or Nancy Steinfeld, our Membership Development Coordinator (mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org), at 978-897-8149 if you have questions or would like more information.  The church is located at 353 Great Road in Stow at the intersection of Routes 117 and 62.  Please join us!

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow.This meeting will focus on networking and a discussion about future topics and guest speakers. We will also peruse some new EFA publications for freelancers. The meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, send email to kramer@tiac.net.

BINGO, Games and Fun for Kids
Girl Scout Troop 72526 is hosting a night of BINGO, Games, and Fun for kids on Friday, March 15th from 6-8pm.  Join us at St. Isidore’s (429 Great Rd, Stow) for an evening filled with fun, games, and dancing!  All games and fun included in this 2 hour period for a suggested donation of $5 per child.  Prizes for everyone!  Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.  Children under the age of 5 are asked to have a parent or guardian attend with them.  For more information, please contact Amante at 897-4964.

Annual Arts Buffet Festival
The 11th annual Arts Buffet Festival is Coming!  Please mark your calendars for a fun day of kids’ arts and crafts, musical performances and an elementary school art show on Saturday, March 16th from 11-2 in The Center School gym in Stow, sponsored by the Stow PTO.  We have numerous arts and craft projects planned, covering an array of mediums, as well as some exciting idea starters for the always-popular Recycled Art Station. Admission is $6 per artist.  If financial hardship would discourage you from attending, please see Center School Nurse Donna Lindstrom for complimentary admission.  We need an army of volunteers to run the Arts Buffet safely and successfully. Please consider volunteering for set-up on Friday, March 15th, a shift during the event on the 16th, or clean-up.  Teenagers are welcome to help out.  To lend a hand, go to the www.stowpto.org and click on the Arts Buffet link. Send any Arts Buffet questions to Rosanne Peterson, Kristen Straub & Sarah McBride at artsbuffet@stowpto.org.  Thanks!

Randall Library Programs
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 @ 12:00pm- “Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go?”- Come join us at the Randall Library in Stow, when Jennifer Gershman comes to the library to read from her book “Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go?”  This informative book was written to help children better understand the changes taking place in a loved one who is going thru medical therapy for a critical illness.  At this author reading the participants will make individual squares for a quilted wall hanging that the library is donating to the Infusion Room at Emerson Hospital. Come learn more, and help bring some joy into the lives of people in need in your community.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 @ 10:30am-Ed Morgan, “The Music Man”- Music. Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99 at the Randall Library in Stow with Ed Morgan, “The Music Man”. Learn new ways to connect with your family through songs. This family friendly performance will have everyone up moving, dancing and singing. We hope to see you there. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 @ 2:00pm-Author reading with Barbara Allen-“Nice Children Stolen from Car”. Please join us at the Randall Library in Stow, when Barbara Allen reads and speaks about her poignant and riveting autobiography, Nice Children Stolen from Car. Ms Allen’s  fascinating book is based on her childhood in which she was raised by parents who were hoarders. Also on hand for the event will be other speakers who are knowledgeable about the subject of hoarding and will speak about the impact it has on communities and families nationwide with advice on how to deal with it.

SAPN St. Patrick’s Day Party
Sunday, March 17, 2-3:30pm; Jam Time (86 Powdermill Rd., Maynard). Blizzard Nemo cancelled our Valentine’s Day event, so we have rescheduled it to become a St. Patrick’s Day Party! Whether you are Irish or just Irish-at-heart, dress the kids and yourself in some green garb and feel lucky as we celebrate in a family-friendly way.  Let the kids run around and climb while mom and dad relax with their friends in the café or on one of the many plush couches around the room. As always, our party is open to the community and you do not need to be a member of SAPN to attend.  We will need volunteers to bring goodies for the party room, so if you are a SAPN member, please RSVP on BigTent (by March 16th) and consider signing up to help make this a great party. The party is free for current SAPN members and $5/family for nonmembers. Contact our Special Events Coordinator, Erica O’Neill, with any questions at eoneilll@yahoo.com. If you are interested in learning more about SAPN, find us at www.bigtent.com/groups/sapn1 or email sapn.member@gmail.com.

New Book Club
On Tuesday March 19th at 7PM we will be discussing Prodigal summer by Barbara Kingsolver.  This is an informal discussion at the library.  Love, nature and human biology come together as Kingsolver weaves her narrative.  She provides a gifted story along side detailed knowledge of the natural world.  Help us find the insights this book provides in abundance.  Regulars, newcomers and previous contributors are always welcome!  Questions–call 978-897-6055.

Nashoba Drama Society Presents:  “Hello, Dolly!”
“Hello, Dolly!” returns to stage at Nashoba Regional High School! The romantic webs woven by New York City’s Dolly Gallagher Levi, widow and matchmaker extraordinaire, will amaze and amuse you as she sets her sights on Mr. Horace Vandergelder, wealthy bachelor from small-time Yonkers.  Comical complications ensue, involving a host of mismatched partners all headed for a rendezvous at the Harmonia Gardens. Will each person find the ideal match? Presented by talented Nashoba students under the direction of Mr. Bill Grady.  Show dates are Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 24th at 2:00pm at the NRHS auditorium, 12 Green Road, Bolton. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and may be purchased at the door or in advance at: www.NashobaDrama.com.  For questions, please call Lynn at (978) 779-6225.

Save the Date for the Stow Lions Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Good news!  This year the Easter Bunny will be joining The Stow Lions for breakfast Sunday morning March 24th, 8:00 a.m. -11:30a.m. at Hale School Cafeteria, Hartley Road, Stow. Mark the date and plan to join us for breakfast.  We’re serving a homemade breakfast again this year; scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee, tea, and fun. Hope to see you there!

Public Program on Downloading E-Books
The Randall Library is conducting a “How to Use the Library Catalog to Download e-books to Your Kindle Fire” class on March 27th at 10:30 at the Stow Council on Aging, 380 Great Road, basement level.  At this class you will learn how to use the Minuteman Library Network to download e-books (concentrating first on the use of a Kindle Fire). How best to use the Kindle Fire to bookmark pages, increase font sizes, delete items from the device and a few more handy tips to become more accomplished on using e-books and e-readers.  The public is invited.

Camp Stow Registration is now OPEN
Give your child a summer full of activities, games, challenges, swimming & fun! Weekly Field Trips Include in price of camp.  Please go online at www.stow-ma.gov for more information or to register. You can also contact Laura Greenough at 978-461-1411.

~OUT OF STOW~

Subregional Agricultural Forum
Please join us for an important gathering of stakeholders to discuss challenges and consider potential solutions to increase the economic viability of farming in the subregion.

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00-9:00 PM at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury MA. RSVP to Amanda Chisholm at achisholm@mapc.org or (617) 933-0736

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