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| April 10, 2013

Book Donations for the Randall Library Friends Association Book Sale
We will begin accepting donations for our upcoming book sale at the Randall Library in Stow beginning on April 1st (the book sale will be happening in May) Here is your chance to start a little spring cleaning and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Donations of gently used children’s and adult books (paperback and hardcover), DVDs, CDs, and books on CD will be most welcome. We will not be taking magazines, textbooks, cassettes VHS tapes or items in bad repair. Please bring your donations to the Randall Library circulation desk.

Solar Energy Forum in Stow 
Have you ever wondered if solar is right for you?  How much would you save on your electric bill?  What is the installation cost?  What are the incentives?  What is the pay back?  Have your questions answered at the Stow Solar Energy Forum on Wednesday, April 10th at the town hall in Stow from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  You will hear from a panel of experts including installers, Hudson Light and Power, representatives from the state’s Department of Energy Resources and a resident who recently installed solar panels.  Sponsored by the Stow Energy Working Group.

Hunt for Spring Peepers Posters
What will you be doing during April School Vacation week?  Why not take on a family challenge from the Stow Conservation Trust to find all six (6) of the Spring Peeper posters located in some of Stow’s Conservation properties (Red Acre Woodlands, Heath Hen Meadow and Hale-Corrzine).

The hunt for the spring peeper posters will run between April 10 and April 21.  Look for them on your own or find clues to where they are displayed on the SCT website http://www.stowconservationtrust.org

Submit photos of all six (6) posters (displaying the poster number) or submit sufficient written details of the location the posters were found to SCTspringpeeper@gmail.com and you will be entered into a drawing to win for a family membership to MA Audubon (a value of $65).  Submission deadline is Earth Day Monday, April 22, 2013.  Include your name and a phone number with your submission in case we need to contact you.

Young Eagles Flight Rally
All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow.

Registration takes place next to Nancy’s Airfield Café. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. For more information, go to www.eaa196.org/eagles.htm, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to youngeagles@eaa196.org.

The Stow Minutemen Patriots’ Day March
The Stow Minutemen Company will once again march the same route taken by the colonial militia in April of 1775 to Concord upon hearing the news that the British Regulars were marching towards Concord. We meet at 4:15AM on Monday, April 15, at the Lower Village Common, stepping off at 4:30AM when the air is cool and all is quiet, but not for long as musket volleys, colonial fife and drum music and the marching of many feet awaken townsfolk along our historic route.

This year the Company will begin its annual pre-dawn Trail March “muster” (an assembly of troops prior to parade) with over 30 Colonial reenactors dressed in period garb as well as many modern-day “civilians” who are welcome to follow along at the rear.  The Company will march in time to its own fife and drum corps; also musket volleys are fired at pre-determined locations as well as spontaneously along the route.  We encourage car pooling for the return, since several roads in Concord will be closed to vehicles. The annual Trail March and our participation in Concord’s Battle at Old North Bridge and Parade is rain or shine. So come out and join us, live what happened on what we now know as Patriots’ Day.

For more information and the complete route schedule, e-mail us at info@stowminutemen.org,  call 978-206-1775 or visit http://www.stowminutemen.org

Stow Democratic Town Committee Meeting
The Stow Democratic Town Committee will meet at the Randall Library on Wednesday April 17 at 7 p.m.  Voting members must be registered Democrats and residents of Stow.  The Stow Democratic Town Committee is a local branch of the National Democratic Committee and is chartered by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Boy Scout Annual Electronics Recycling Day and Pick Up Service
Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold the 10th annual electronics recycling event, Operation Motherboard, at Bose Corporation, 688 Great Road (Rt. 117), on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   An electronics pickup service is available on March 23 and April 6 for seniors, those requiring assistance with heavy items such as air conditioners or TVs in advance of the recycle event day and anyone not able to drop off on event day. Please visit http://troop1stow.net/recycling for complete rate details and to review the accepted items list. Call 978-212-9175 or send email to troop1stow@gmail.com.

The New Revival Coffeehouse Presents The Boxcar Lilies
The Boxcar Lilies is a modern folk trio known for their superb songwriting and innovative harmonies.  They accompany themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukele, electric bass and washboard.  They’ll be playing at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 20th at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62).  All are welcome.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  For advanced tickets or more information email johanna.pyle@gmail.com or call 978-274-2593. The facilities are wheelchair accessible.  For learn more about the band, visit www.boxcarlilies.com.

Earth Day Service
Sunday, April 21st the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate Earth Day during its 9 am and 11 am services with an emphasis on the care and attention we need to give to our planet Earth.  The services will be “intergenerational” and will include participants of all ages.  Native American chants will be sung as well as other hymns and songs of the earth. The FPC Drummers will enrich the service with their talent and the Adult choir will sing and excerpt from “Misa Gaia” at the 11 am service. The church is located at 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62) and is wheelchair accessible.  For more information contact the church office at 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
New Book Club
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be at the library at 7pm on Tuesday April 23rd.  Because of the snowstorm, the past meeting did not take place. The April meeting will discuss the Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.  We do not anticipate that a storm will force us to  postpone the April meeting!   Join us to talk about the wonderful characters she has created. If you have completed this book, you’ll find other books she has written to be equally entertaining.  See you in April!  For any questions please call 978-897-6055
SAPN New Baby Brunch
On Saturday, April 27th 11am-1pm, at Joelle Spear’s home, Stow. Please join us for one of the cutest SAPN events of the year! If you have a baby under the age of one, or are expecting a little one in the upcoming months, please join other new parents for some brunch and good conversation on Saturday, April 27th from 11 am to 1 pm at Joelle’s home.  You do not have to be a member for the Stow Area Parents Network to attend, so please help to spread the word! Parents and babies are welcome, but due to space constraints, please no siblings.  RSVP to joelle.spear@gmail.com and directions will be sent to you. For more information about SAPN, please visit our website at www.bigtent.com/groups/sapn1 or email sapn.member@gmail.com.
Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser Eric Dittelman: Mind Reader
The Nashoba Girls Lacrosse team is having a fundraiser this spring! Eric Dittelman: Mind Reader will be coming to Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium on May 4, 2013  to perform. He entertains audiences with his unique style of mind reading and comedy. He was recently on America’s Got Talent where he made it to the semifinals. This is one performance worth seeing! The show at NRHS starts at 7:30pm, and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10 prior to show and $15 at the door. Please contact Laura Banas, girls varsity lacrosse coach for tickets sales information: lbanas@nrsd.net.
Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair
15th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children.  Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10AM- 1PM @ the Emerson School, Rt. 117, 50 Mechanic  Street, Bolton, MA. The Fair will be featuring: Chuck & Mudd family music entertainment, Davis Farmland Exhibit, Animal Show, Scholastic Book Fair, Teddy Bear Clinic, Bolton Police- Kids Care ID’s, and much more.

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