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| October 2, 2013

Rummage Sale at Union Church of Stow Oct 4th & 5th
The Union Church of Stow will be holding the Fall Rummage Sale on Friday Oct 4th 9AM- 1PM and 6PM- 8PM and again Saturday Oct 5th 9AM-1PM. Wonderful bargains of all sorts — clothing, shoes, linens, books, media, housewares & toys. Always lots of girls & women’s clothing. Saturday the already low prices will be dropped, to the floor, when our famous bag sale starts at 11AM.  It’s always fun to come & browse. The Union church at 317 Great Road, Stow is the white church with the blue doors next to the Police Station.  For directions see www.unionchurchofstow.org.

Upcoming Library Events
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating, Saturday, October 5th, 12pm for KIDS, 3pm for TEENS- Emily Mlchak is coming to Randall Library to help Stow’s kids and teens decorate pumpkins for the coming season.

Ed Morgan, “The Music Man”, Thursday, October 10th, at 10:30am-Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99 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.
Join the Revolution!

On Saturday, October 5, visit the Stow Minutemen’s 18th century encampment on the Lower Village Common in Stow (in front of Papa Gino’s on Rt. 117).

Volunteer reenactors will set up camp, cook and bake over an open fire, do musket firings, play fife and drum music, and demonstrate period crafts and activities including: lace making, candle dipping, writing, toys and games.

The encampment will be open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Learn about a period of our local history, try writing with a real quill pen, drill with the minutemen and bring home a candle you dipped yourself!

Stow Lions Annual Fall Flea Market 
It’s time… The Stow Lions Flea Market is on Saturday October 5, 2013. The Flea Market opens at 07:00.   The Stow Lions Field is located at the intersection of Route 117 & Hudson Road in Stow. The Rain Date is Sunday October 6.

Ample parking, approximately 65 dealers, well attended, always attracts a high volume of customers.  Clean, well run, with a friendly atmosphere.  Good selection of goods, collectibles, books, tools, toys, and decorator items.   With the weather as nice as it, it should be a great day.  Hope you can find time to stop in and do a little shopping.

Have Your Own Yard Sale…  If you are planning a yard sale, think about the advantages of your own booth at our flea market.  A 20’x25’ booth is only $20.00.  Interested?  You can send an email to stowlions@gmail.com, or call Ed Brown (978-897-4922) he will be happy to get you registered.

Easy to find, Lions Field right on the main road.  We offer Free Parking.  There’s a Lions food court with a variety of food at family friendly prices: Coffee, Tea, Donuts, Soft Drinks, Water, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Fries.To learn more about The Stow Lions Club, visit our web site www.stowlions.org

144th Harvest Fair, First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Come to the 144th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow. There is free parking and the event will be held rain or shine.

Featured will be all types of homemade baked goods and preserves as well as handcrafted gift items and cards.  A full lunch and snacks will be served and our famous apple pies will be available.  A large variety of videos and CDs will be available, as well as books and retro jewelry.  A special children’s area will include the popular “Moon Bounce” and fun new games.  Try your luck in the 50/50 raffle while you’re there and enjoy listening to the great musical groups that will perform.  Proceeds benefit the church and there is no admission.  Contact the church at 978-897-8149 or check the website, www.fpc-stow-acton.org for further information.

Skylight Astronomical Society of Stow presents A Star Watch
Saturday Oct 5th, Dusk – 10 P.M. at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury. An exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. Wonder at deep sky objects like the Andromeda Galaxy( M31), the edge galaxy(NGC891), globular clusters (eg M15), and nebulae. Saturn may be visible just after dusk so be early. Parking for the Star Watch is opposite the Inn in the field with the barn. For more information visit www.sasobservatory.org. If necessary a postponement due to inclement weather will be published on the website or call 978-568-0326

Stow Postal Pantry “Share the Bounty” Annual Food Drive
October 7-12, 2013. The Stow Food Pantry receives most of our food donations during the Postal Pantry; we also receive many of our financial donations during the drive    Please help us to help our community. We serve your neighbors, your friends, and many others in our area that need our services.

Contact the Stow Food Pantry with questions, comments or to donate early! (978) 897-4230 or www.stowfoodpantry.org

New Book Club Meeting
The Book Group will be meeting next at Randall Library Tuesday, October 15th, 7PM to 8PM.  We are reading a novel, “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta.  What if–whoosh, right now, with no explanation – a number of us simply disappear?  Would we think it was Rapture?  Would some of us collapse?  Read on with us and all are welcome for the discussion.

Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Spring 2014 Registration
Important Changes! Spring Registration will be opening on or about October 15 and will close by November 30.  Early bird registration will be open only to returning NGL players from 10/15 until 10/31.  Beginning 11/1, registration will remain open and be open to the general public until 11/30.  A discount will be offered to those players who register before 11/15.  Team sizes will be limited. We are able to offer only one team per age group. Please make a note of this earlier registration time on your calendar.  We don’t want any NGL players to miss out.

Also, NGL will be holding an open meeting on October 7, 2013 at 7 PM at Nashoba Regional High School (12 Green Road, Bolton MA.)  All NGL families are encouraged and invited to attend.  We will be discussing the upcoming season and what needs to be done to keep our program running.  There are several vacancies that need to be filled immediately.  The league is in jeopardy of not continuing after the Spring 2014 season should a President and Vice President not be identified.  Please contact Gigi Lengieza at gigilengieza@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.

Stow Garden Club Meeting
The Stow Garden Club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, October 16th @ 7pm at the Union Church in Stow.  The program will be presented by one of our members, MariePatrice Masse with a discussion about the advantages and benefits of “Deadheading”.  Meetings are held monthly and we invite anyone interested in gardening topics to attend the October or future meetings. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897.

October 24 Benefit to Support Victims of Domestic Violence
On October 24, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley will sponsor “A Boost for Hope: Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence,” at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center. The program will feature Marty Foley, who retired from the Massachusetts State Police in 2007, as the keynote speaker. Marty investigated the murder of Mabel Greineder in 1999  and co-authored a book about the case, “A Murder in Wellesley: The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor’s Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation.”  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN) “Lawyer for a Day” program to provide pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence.  The cost is $25, which includes a buffet dinner and a donation to          DVSN. Registration and cocktails will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM with dinner and the presentation starting at 6:30. There will also be a silent auction to benefit DVSN. To RSVP for the event, contact info@nashobarotary.org or Laura Spear at 978-562-4521.

Stow Flu Clinic October 26th!
The Stow Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), under the direction of the Board of Health (BoH), has scheduled a Flu Clinic to administer vaccine for influenza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 26th at the Hale School.  Only the injection form of vaccine will be available (i.e., there will be no intranasal option) and the vaccine can be administered to individuals 6 months of age and older.  Cost for vaccination will be covered by insurance and/or Medicare so bring your cards or a copy of your cards (front and back).  Save time by printing and completing a registration form and questionnaire from the Board of Health page on the Town of Stow website:   www.stow-ma.gov.  If you have questions, you can contact the Board of Health at 978-897-4592 or health@stow-ma.gov.
Haunted History of New England
Looking for a fun way to light up your Halloween? Come celebrate in a truly haunted style at the Randall Library on October 30th at 7:00pm when Christopher Daley will be at the library for a presentation that melds historical fact together with legends and myths to produce a fascinating account of spooky real life events that took place all around New England and the hauntings that still follow them. For ages 12 and up.
Crafters Wanted
Crafters wanted for our Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging to be held on Saturday, November 9, 9am to 3pm at the St. Isidore Church located at 429 Great Rd, Stow, MA. We are opening our annual craft fair to include a select group of juried crafters. Booths are 8’ by 10’ for $40.00 each. There will also be food, senior crafts and a bake sale. We attract a large attendance and are always well supported by the Stow residents as well as visitors from adjoining towns. We will advertise in local newspapers as well as posting ads at local merchants and will display a street banner. If you are a crafter interested in participating, please call 978/562-3829 for an application and more information.

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