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| November 20, 2013

Randall Library Programs
The Randall Library has a new website!!- Check out our new library website at http://www.RandallLibraryStow.org  to find out the latest news on upcoming events, programs, reading suggestions and a whole lot more.

Stow Solar Seminar
A Solar Seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Stow Town Hall, 380 Great Road, Stow, for local residents and businesses interested in learning more about solar energy in general and Stow Solar Challenge discounts in particular. At the seminar, representatives will discuss solar energy and the specifics of the Stow Solar Challenge, and answer questions. Admission is free. The Stow Solar Challenge is being driven by the Stow Energy Working Group and local volunteers, with the endorsement of the town selectmen.

“Living Grateful Lives,” A Vesper Service
On Thursday, November 21st at 6:45 pm, The First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate the bounty of the harvest and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us.  We will also explore how we can live “grateful lives” even in times of struggle.  Our vesper service will be led by The Rev. Tom Rosiello and will include lighting of candles, readings, music and silence.  All are welcome.  353 Great Road, Stow.  Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.  For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit our website at www.fpc-stow-acton.org.

Friendship Dinner at the Union Church of Stow *Corrected Date*
Please join us 5PM to 6:30PM Friday Nov 22. Menus change monthly. We promise that the meal will always be nutritious, delicious, filling & that tempting desserts will be offered. There’s no reason to eat alone when you can join us for friendly company. Whether you are new in town or have been here a while, you are invited. Come alone or bring your family. Although there is no charge, donations are accepted. The Union Church with the blue doors is at 317 Great Rd (Rt 117), Stow. To learn more please visit us at www.unionchurchofstow.org. The next Friendship Dinner will be held Dec 20th.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Class
The Stow class of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will take place on Friday, November 22nd 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.  All are welcome.

Shakespeare Coming To Bolton
The NRHS Drama Society is proud to announce their fall play, William Shakespeare’s  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  One of Shakespeare’s most beloved whimsical comedies, it tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta.  Our large cast portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are enchanted then manipulated by the fairies that inhabit the nearby forest. This is Shakespeare with an exciting twist! Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm and Sunday Nov. 24th at 2:00pm at the Nashoba Regional High School auditorium, 12 Green Rd., Bolton, MA.  Tickets will be sold at Snapdragon Party & Gift Store, at the door or by visiting: www.NashobaDrama.com.  For more info, please call Valerie at 978-779-0248.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Guest Speaker: Computer Geek Charlie Hoover. Charlie Hoover (charliehoover.com) has been roaming the Boston area for over a decade now helping people from all walks of life with their technology needs. At BTC he specializes in teaching and troubleshooting everything from PCs and Macs to Smartphones and Servers. 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.

Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra Program of Russian Music
The Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra will open its 35th season with an exciting program of Russian choral/orchestral works: Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, Gretchaninoff’s “Hvalite Boga,” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 24 at the Hale Middle School in Stow. For more information visit www. soundsofstow.com.

7th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K Run/Walk
Please consider running, walking, or volunteering in the 7th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K. The race will take place this Thanksgiving morning (November 28th), beginning at Stow Community Park and ending at Bose in Stow. Supported by Stow Recreation, this event will donate all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity and the Stow Community Chest. Please consider supporting this event by running, walking, or volunteering this Thanksgiving at 8 am. Early check-in and race registration will be held from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, November 27th. Registration can also be done at 6:30am on race day. For more information or to download an entry form or volunteer form, visit our website (www.stowgobbler.org) If you would like to make a donation to support the 2013 Stow Gobbler, make checks payable to Town of Stow/ Recreation Department, and mail to  Laura Greenough, Stow Recreation Department, 375 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775.

Free WARHAMMER  Introduction Seminar
Hobbyland is hosting a free WARHAMMER  Introduction Seminar on Saturday – November 30th – 2-4 PM – 92 Great Road, Stow.  Come learn about WARHAMMER and how to play.  978-637-2275; info@hobbylandstow.com; www.hobbylandstow.com

Holiday Greens to Brighten Your Life
The Stow Garden Club invites you to carry on the tradition of bringing greenery into the house during the dreary days of winter to brighten up your life. Club members are busily creating Decorated Boxwood Trees, Kissing Balls, Beautiful Wreaths, Center pieces, Swags and various table and home designs.  Traditional or Contemporary, Rustic or Sparkling. Teacher gifts, office or hostess gifts.    Prices vary from $3 to $50. For Special Orders- (your colors, your container, roping, cemetery boxes) contact MariePatrice Masse 978-579-0897. You can expect designer quality and down home pricing at the Stow Garden Club Annual Holiday Greens Sale held at the Stow Town Hall, Rte 117 on Saturday, December 7th from 9 a.m. until noon. Want to make your own? We have bundles of greens for you to use in creating your own decorations.  Proceeds go back to the community through the many activities and projects that the club supports.

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa will celebrate it’s. 30th year on Saturday Dec 7,  9-11:00 AM at St Isidore’s Church. Route 117 in Stow. We will be featuring our Silent Auction, which includes a Bose Wave Radio III, Golf packages from local golf clubs, Chiropractor gift  packages, wine, Chocolates from Lindt, etc. We also have a White Elephant with great bargains, face painting, Usborne books for sale , pictures with the Real Santa for a small fee, Thumkins with Patty Selin, and the Breakfast. Pancakes, ham, coffee, juice –  all for a $3 entrance fee. Children under 2 and Seniors free! For questions or to donate to the Silent Auction please contact Teri Anapol tlanapol@aol.com

Holiday Decoration Sale
The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging is conducting the annual sale of donated Christmas decorations on Saturday, December 7.  at the Council on Aging Friendship Room from 9 am to 1 pm in the lower level of the town building. Come early and pick out the good treasures at bargain prices. This is a great opportunity to get like new items to decorate your home for the holidays and help the Seniors of Stow at the same time.

New Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday, December 17 at 7PM at the library. We’ll discuss The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson. Allan Karlsson decides to escape from his nursing home.  His surprising journey takes him (and you) on an unexpected adventure.  Allan’s life history is unique and his second life experience puts him on the world stage.  Read this funny and uplifting book that has charmed readers across the globe.  Questions–call 978-897-6055.

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