Upcoming Library Events
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.
Spooky Storytime, Saturday, October 26th, 1pm – Join Martha, Youth Services Librarian, for a preschool storytime, only a little spookier. Wear your costume and have a Halloween treat with us to celebrate the holiday.
Haunted House, Saturday, October 26th, 2pm-4pm- Randall Library welcomes ghosts and goblins (but only for two hours) upstairs to spookify our library. Wear your costume to Trick or Treat at our library to practice for Halloween! This haunted house may be a little bit scary, so bring someone else’s hand to squeeze! (Aimed at children ages 6 and up).
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.
Scottish Country Dancing
The Stow class of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) will meet on October 11th at the Stow Town Hall. Scottish Country Dancing is the much older version of our Contra Dancing and is quite social. Partners are not needed. Soft-soled shoes are recommended. There will be a Children’s Class beginning at 6:30 pm and and Adult/Teen Beginner’s Class at 7:15. Social Dancing begins at 8:00. The classes are taught by certified RSCDS teachers. All are welcome to join this enjoyable and social dance form. For more information contact Marcia Rising at (978) 897-2466 or Gregor and Vickery Trinkaus-Randall at (978) 897-3997. Please join us.
Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday, October 12
All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, October 12 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 contact Gigi Lengieza at email@example.com with 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.
Movie and Discussion: Effects of Diet on Top 10 Diseases
On October 18th at 7 pm, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will present a video outlining recent work by Dr. Greger M.D., who has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition to develop a very entertaining one-hour presentation on how a healthy diet can prevent or treat heart disease, cancer, respiratory illness, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, influenza, and mental health issues. The public is welcome to attend and there will be a short discussion to follow. 353 Great Road in Stow. The film will be shown in Fellowship Hall ( enter the building from the lower level in the back). For more information contact Joris Wils at 978-394-2196 or visit the church website at www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
A Cappella Concert: None of the Above
On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton is pleased to present an a cappella concert featuring local sensation None of the Above, with special guests Downbeat, the Acton-Boxboro Regional High School’s all-girl a cappella group, also performing. Tickets are $15 ($10 students & seniors) payable at the door. The concert will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 353 Great Road in Stow. Doors open at 7 pm and all are welcome! For more information: 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Stow Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting
Stow Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting and Potluck dinner will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stow Town Hall. Our speaker at 8:00 p.m. will be State Senator Jamie Eldridge who will speak about Land Conservation and Environmental Legislation Pending on Beacon Hill. You do not need to be a member of the Trust to attend; the public is invited. Those wishing to attend are requested to call Donna Beusch at (978) 897-7920 to coordinate food items for the pot luck dinner. You also may come at 8:00 p.m. just to hear our speaker.
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.
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 email@example.com or Laura Spear at 978-562-4521.