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| May 29, 2013

Center School 5th Grade Band Concert
On Thursday, May 30th from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, the 5th graders from the Center School Band will be providing a FREE concert at the First Parish Church, Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

SAPN Pre-Kindergarten Pizza Party
Is your child entering kindergarten in September 2013? Please join future classmates and their caregivers at the Stow Area Parents Network’s Pre-K Pizza Party at Stow Community Park on Friday, May 31 from 3:30-5pm.  The group will be under the pavilion with food and drinks, while the kids play on the playgroup, shoot some hoops, or ride their bikes along the path. This free event is open to the public and siblings are welcome to join in the fun.  If you are a SAPN member, please RSVP on BigTent by May 29th, if you are a non-SAPN member you can RSVP by emailing Jen at jl_thibeault@hotmail.com. For more information visit www.bigtent.com/groups/sapn1 or email sapn.member@gmail.com.

Stow Lions Annual Spring Flea Market, Saturday, June 1, 2013
Stow Lions Field is located at the Intersection of Route 117 and Hudson Road, in Stow MA 01775. Vendor set up begins @ 06:00am. Supply your own the tables. Cost for a 20’ X 25’ space is $20.00. Rain Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013, Rain decision by 6:00 a.m. the day of the event. To register you can send an email to stowlions@gmail.com Or call Ed Brown 978-897-4922schone12@aol.com

COA Plant Sale
While you are browsing the Stow Lions Club flea market Sat. June 1, please stop by the Stow Friends of the Council on Aging tent and select your  plants from the large selection donated by D&D Farm,  Applefield Farm, Stow Womens Club and Stow Gardens. The proceeds from your purchases will go directly to support the Seniors of Stow.

Boy Scouts Annual Paper Shredding Event June 1st
Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold their fifth annual paper shredding event on Saturday June 1st from 9 AM – Noon at the Hale Middle School parking lot. The troop will quickly, thoroughly and securely destroy business and personal documents such as tax records, bank statements, bills, and credit card receipts. Cost for the service is 25¢/pound. A typical full banker’s box weighs approximately 40 lbs or $10.00. Scouts will unload your materials, weigh them, and bring them to the shredder where you can observe the shredding process. Cardboard boxes will be returned. Funds raised will be used to support the activities of Stow Boy Scouts Troop 1. Neighboring town residents are encouraged to participate. Visit http://troop1stow.net/recycling for more information.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The Nashoba Chieftains Football team is holding the 13th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 2, 2013 at Stow Acres Country Club. All proceeds will benefit the NRHS Chieftains football program. Shot gun start at 1:30 pm with a check in at 12 noon. Dinner included in the fee at 6pm. Cost to play: Individual golfers $120, Foursome $480. Dinner only option $35. Please contact Jamie Tucker for more information and to register jtucker@nrsd.net.

Flower Communion Service June 2nd
On Sunday, June 2nd at 10am the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate diversity with its annual Flower Communion Service.  During this intergenerational event, each person brings a cut flower or two from home to place in a communal basket.  The resulting bouquet symbolizes the diversity of those present, including the many blessings, gifts and talents each brings to the community.  At the end of the service, each person takes a different flower home, to remind them to be grateful for all we receive from others in our community.  The basis for this service was brought directly to the Stow church by First Parish’s late Minister Emeritus, The Rev. Don Kafka.   All are welcome.  The church is located at 353 Great Road in Stow  and is wheelchair accessible.  For more information contact 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.

Thursday Nights are Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights This Summer in Stow
In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s Air Field Café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding the first annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field (302 Boxboro Road) in Stow, MA. The event will run on Thursday nights from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 12 weeks, June 6 through August 29 (except July 4).   Each week will feature different makes of cars; however, all cars are welcome to cruise to the air field every week. The event will also feature a fly-in for airplanes.  Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information and “rules of the runway,” visit www.wingsandwheelsMA.com.

SWC Walk for Breast Cancer
The Stow Women’s Club will be holding its third annual “SWC Walk for Breast Cancer” on Saturday June 8th (rain date Sat June 15th). The walk will start at9 AM at the Old Stow Town Hall and end at Main Street Café in Concord Center.  The event is to raise funds for the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, which was started by a Stow resident whose daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age, so there is a very local connection.  The fund is an endowment fund for research and every penny raised goes directly to breast cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital.  To learn more about this charity, please check out their website athttp://www.esscomghbcrf.com/.  If you would like to sponsor a Stow Women’s Club member or make a contribution to this very worthwhile cause, please contact Teri Anapol at 978-897-6406 or send a check made out to ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund to Stow Women’s Club, PO Box 413, Stow, MA 01773.  We appreciate your support!

Young Eagles Flight Rally Scheduled For Saturday, June 8
All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as EAA Chapter 196 celebrates International Young Eagles day with a flight rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow. 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. For more information, go to www.eaa196.org/eagles.htm, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to youngeagles@eaa196.org.

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, June 8th 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.

Oral History at West School Museum Sunday, June 9
The World War II ammunition depot (now the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge), Stow’s evolution from farming community to residential suburb and the town’s Council on Aging will be three areas of focus during “An Evening of Oral History” at Stow’s West School Museum at 7 pm on Sunday, June 9.  Jim Sauta will recall visits to the ammunition facility as a teenager during the war, former Superintendent of Highways Bruce Fletcher will reflect on the growth of residential housing in place of barns and orchards, and COA Chairman Kristen Donovan will discuss Stow’s services for its senior population. Free and open to all, the program is jointly sponsored by the Stow Historical Society and the Stow Historical Commission. For more information, call 978-897-4792.

I’m Not Finished Yet!  A Retrospective of 40 Years of Artwork.
Like all of us, artist Judith Jaffe’s 80 years of life has had many unexpected turns.  Through it all, she has never stopped creating high quality artwork.  Instead of mourning what could not be changed, she used art to understand her life experiences.  In her images, Judith comes to terms artfully with eighty years of living.  Influenced by both expressionists and surrealists she uses dramatic colors and a wide range of techniques to express her vision.

Ms. Jaffe is a graduate of Tufts University with a BFA.  She also received a certificate from the School of the Boston Museum, degree program.  Judith has received numerous awards for her work and has had many solo shows in New England.  “I’m Not Finished Yet” features an overview of 40 years of artwork and can be seen at: Artspace Gallery, 63 Summer Street, Maynard, June 15 – July 13. Gallery Hours are Wed-Sat 11:00–3:00, or by appointment. 978-897-9828www.ArtSpaceMaynard.com A reception will be held at the gallery on  Saturday, June 15, 3-6 PM. A lucky guest will win an archival print of the signature artwork “Retrospective” during the exhibit. For more information and a chance to win, visit www.JaffeRetrospective.com

Decibels Foundation’s  11th Annual Golf Tournament
Join us for the Decibels Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 17th at the Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, MA.  The event starts at 9am and includes lunch delivered on the course, a buffet dinner, an award ceremony and silent auction. Enjoy a day off to golf or become a sponsor and you will enable us to give children with hearing loss the very best chance to achieve their full potential.

For over ten years, the Decibels Foundation has been improving the lives of children with hearing loss.  For more information, call Bobbie Dressel at 978-287-7878, email b.dressel@decibelsfoundation.org or visit our website at www.decibelsfoundation.org.

New Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be at 7PM, Tuesday,June18 at the library.

Our read for this month is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.  This is the world Flavia Sabina de Luce who is an 11 year old delightfully nasty piece of work. At an English country house in the summer, the books characters come to life in a wicked and clever story.  Join us for an informal,fun discussion.  Questions?–call 978-897-6055.

Randall Library’s June Teen Lit Book Club Meeting
Randall Library’s June Book Club Meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 4:30pm. This month’s book is Feed by local author M.T. Anderson. Come join Youth Services Librarian Martha for a book discussion and snacks. Registration is not required.

Summer Pickup Basketball Registration Is Now Open
SYBA (Stow Youth Basketball Association) is now accepting registration for the 2013 Summer Pickup Basketball Program for both boys and girls in grades* 1 through 9.  No weekly commitment needed – come when you can.  Go to www.stowhoops.org to register.  (* Grade for 2013-14 school year.)

Booster Club Brick Fundraiser
Now is your chance to make your mark and become an everlasting part of Nashoba Chieftain History.   Please support the Nashoba Athletics Booster Club in its efforts to enhance the area around the planned NRHS Stadium field concession stand by donating an inscribed brick. To make a donation, visitwww.nashobaboosters.com.  Orders will be accepted until 6/23/13. All proceeds benefit the Booster Club, a 501(c)(3) organization.   ContactNashobaBoosters@nrsd.net with any questions.

OUT OF STOW

 Just Cause 3 Day, 60 Mile Breast Cancer Walk
On May 31, June 1 and 2, a small group of women will be walking one step at a time, to support the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and the Gillette Center for women’s cancer at Mass General Hospital. 100% of the money raised will be given directly to these organizations. If someone you know has been touched by breast cancer, we can walk in their honor or memory.  On Day 1, we will walk from the Healing Garden in Harvard to Nancy’s Airfield Café at the Minuteman Airport for lunch and walk back.  On Day 2, we will walk to the Colonial Inn in Concord and walk back the next day. We will be stopping at the Stowaway Inn for lunch. Thanks to the generosity of Nancy Mc Pherson and Celia Hyde for being annual supporters for the walk.

To learn more, visit  www.justcausewalk.org and follow the instructions to donate. You may also send a check to Just Cause Walk, PO Box 132, Bolton, MA 01740. The Stow women walking this year are Rosemary Collins, Jeanne Wyand and Sharon Funkhouser. Patti Heron was a previous Just Cause walker and we will walk in her memory.

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