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| November 7, 2012

Stow Rec Ski Registration Night
The Stow Recreation Ski Program Registration Night is Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Stow Town Hall.  A representative from Nashoba Valley Ski Area will be at the registration to pre-fit children renting equipment.  Please bring your child (ren) to registration for pre-fitting of equipment. If you do not need rentals you can register on-line or download the ski packet and registration form at www.stow-ma.gov and mail it into the Stow Recreation Department.  For additional information please call Laura Greenough at 978-461-1411 or e-mail recreation@stow-ma.gov.

Knitting Group
Love to knit?  Expert or just beginning?  Please come to the knitting group downstairs at the Randall Library.  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our knitting days in November will be the first and second Wednesdays, November 7 and November 14.  We will resume our normal schedule of the first and third Wednesdays in December.Questions?  Contact Cara Schomp at 978/897-5507.

Family Fun Night
Do you enjoy laughing over a good game with others?  On Friday Nov 9th, 7- 8:30PM the Union Church of Stow is having a Family Fun Night.  There will be a kids movie, a tween lounging room for hand held video games, & plenty of board & card games.  Light snacks provided.  Please join us for this free activity.  Come on over to the church with the blue doors on Rt 117 next to the police station.

Open Drumming Circle
The First Parish Church of Stow and Acton would like to invite anyone who likes to have fun with rhythm to come and participate in our monthly drumming circle, FPCDrums, on Friday, November 9th.  This drumming group meets the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the church vestry (downstairs in the main church building).  Bring your own instrument, or use one from the church’s growing collection, and join in.  All ages are welcome and the facility is wheelchair accessible.  Donations are accepted (but not required).  The church is located at 353 Great Road (at the intersection of Routes 117 and 62) in Stow.  For more information, call our church office at 978-897-8149 or visit our website at www.fpc-stow-acton.org.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair
The Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 9am to 3pm at the St. Isidore Church at 429 Great Rd (Rte 117), Stow. Take advantage of the great holiday craft shopping provided by crafters from the local area. Many of last year’s crafters are returning and some new ones have been added. There will be many hand crafted items and a pottery making demonstration. There will be a baked goods table and  arts and crafts made by the Seniors of Stow. Visit our used book table.  Hot dogs, corn chowder and drinks will be on the menu for lunch.

1st Annual Stow Soccer Banquet and Spring Registration Open
Tickets are available for the 1st Annual Stow Soccer Banquet. Event on Sat, Nov 10th at 5pm. Please email Jennifer Cunningham at jennifer.e.cunningham@baml.com for more information. Ticket cost is $20 per person. All Stow Soccer players are FREE. Please join us for the FUN ! Also, Register now for Spring Stow Soccer on line at www.stowsoccer.org Please secure your child’s spot early to avoid late fees and being wait listed.

Kallet, Epstein and Cicone at the New Revival Coffeehouse 
Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have performed together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England since 1981. Their close harmonies have inspired enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics alike. The trio sings both a cappella and accompanied by guitar and hammered dulcimer, drawing material from contemporary and traditional music of the British Isles and North America.They will perform at the New Revival Coffeehouse, First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow on Saturday, November 10.   Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00; refreshments will be available.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Contact Johanna Pyle at 978-274-2593 orjohanna.pyle@gmail.com for tickets.

Town of Stow Veterans’ Day Breakfast
All Vets, all spouses of Vets and all Patriotic Americans please mark your calendars now for Monday, November 12th to attend the annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast that is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Please sStow Council on Aging. The start time is at 8 AM and the breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall of St. Isidore’s Church which once again generously provides the venue for this event.  Our principal speaker this year is retired United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert (Rob) Moseley, the nephew of Liz and Phil Moseley of Stow. Please contact the COA for reservations. 978-897-1880.

New Book Club Meeting
The New Book Club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 pm at the library.  Carson McCullers debut novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is a classic.  Join us as we discuss the small town life in a Georgia mill town in the 1930’s.  Written when she was 23,the book is considered an important voice for her generation and today.  Bring your voice and views to this open discussion.  Expand our insights by bringing your unique critique.  Questions?–call 978-897-6055.

Minuteman Tech Open House Rescheduled
The Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI), located at 758 Marrett Road in Lexington at Minuteman High School, will have an Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at 7 p.m.  All are welcome. The event was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Stow Area Parents Network Fall Pre-Kindergarten Playgroup
Is your child going to be in kindergarten in the Fall of 2013?  SAPN invites all Stow children (and their caregivers) who plan to enter kindergarten next year to come and meet future classmates at the first Pre-K Playgroup of the year!  You do not need to be a member of SAPN to join in the fun.  Our first event will be at the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center at 31A Union Ave, Sudbury at 3PM at Friday, November 16th.  Join us for an hour of tumbling, jumping, and having fun, followed by ice cream at Friendly’s. Due to limited space, we won’t be able to accommodate siblings at this particular event.  There is no charge to families for the class, but space in limited.  If you are a member of SAPN, please RSVP on Big Tent by November 10th, or email Jen Connor at jl_thibeault@hotmail.com. For more information about SAPN, please visit our website at
www.bigtent.come/groups/sapn1 or email sapn.member@gmail.com.

Nashoba Drama Society presents, “We Love Lucy”
The television show “I Love Lucy” starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz,  became an instant success and remained one of the “top three” shows from 1951 to its final season in 1957. We invite you to enjoy our 60th anniversary tribute production of “We Love Lucy”, brought to you through special permission by CBS Television Productions, and presented in glorious black & white! Mark your calendars now for performances on November 16th & 17th at 7:30pm and November 18th at 2:00pm at the NRHS auditorium, 12 Green Road, Bolton, MA. To order tickets in advance, please visit: www.nashobadrama.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Preschool Music Time at Randall Library
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:30-11:30 at the Randall Library in Stow-Preschool Music Time with the Franklin School!! The local performing arts school, The Franklin School of Hudson  (http://fspaonline.com/) will have teachers at the Randall Library to teach pre-school age children the joy of moving to and learning to read with music. Learn more about how music and movement can be a positive influence when reading with pre-school age children.

Star Watch at the Stow Minuteman Airport
The Skylight Astronomical Society is hosting a Star Watch at the Stow Minuteman Airport, Saturday, 17th November after dusk until 9:00 pm. Club members will provide guests spectacular views through their telescopes. Come see the original terminator, Jupiter, far away galaxies and intriguing cosmic phenomena. Look out for the Leonid meteor shower which peaks at roughly one every four minutes. The falling stars are sand-sized debris from the Comet Temple-Tuttle flyby in 1533. For directions and further information see www.sasobservatory.org or call 978-293-7002. In case of inclement weather – snow, clouds, fog or high winds notification of postponement will be posted on the events calendar of the website during the afternoon on Saturday (raindate is Sunday 18th November) or follow us on Twitter at Skylightastro

Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra Fall Concert
The Fall Concert will will feature three works by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Our baritone soloist for these pieces is Mark Andrew Cleveland. In stark contrast to these gentle pieces is the great Dona Nobis Pacem, written by Vaughan Williams in 1936 as the clouds of war thickened over Europe. Soloist Mark Cleveland will be joined by soprano Jane Shivick, whose pleas for peace weave throughout the work. The Fall Concert will also feature the orchestra in a premier of our first commissioned piece – Classical Concerto, composed and performed by the highly gifted pianist Keane Southard.

The concert is Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM in Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd, in Stow (junction of Rte.117/62).  Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for seniors and students. Introduce your children and grandchildren to classical music by bringing them to the OPEN REHEARSAL on Saturday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m. for chorus and orchestra and 4 p.m. for the piano concerto.  A donation of $5.00 is requested.

Hale School is fully handicapped accessible.  For more information visit www.soundsofstow.com or call 978 562-0302. Sounds of Stow is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the local cultural councils of Stow, Acton-Boxborough, Bolton and Hudson.

Stow Women’s Club Upcoming Events
On November 19th, we will have a flower arranging class at Concord Flower Shop where you can make your own Thanksgiving centerpiece arrangement.  The Stow Women’s Club is a great way to make new friends and get involved in the community.  We welcome new members, so please come join us!  For more information about these events or the club, please contact Teri Anapol at tlanapol@aol.com or at 978-897-6406

6th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K Run/Walk
The 6th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K race will take place this Thanksgiving morning (November 22nd at 8AM), 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. Register by November 1st and receive a free t-shirt! Early check-in and race registration will be held from 2-4 pm on November 21st. Registration can also be done at 6:30am on race day. For more information or to download an entry form or volunteer form, visit the Stow Recreation website and click on the Stow Gobbler link:  http://www.stow-ma.gov/pages/stowma_recreation/index.

Or register to walk or run online at  www.coolrunning.com or www.active.com

Order Holiday Roping, Boxwood Trees, Kissing Balls, Designer Wreaths
For Saturday, December 1st. Stow Garden Club is taking Special Orders for roping, centerpieces, cemetery boxes, designer wreaths, decorated boxwood trees, kissing balls…your colors… until Nov. 24th.  Please contact Marie Patrice Masse at 978-579-0897.  Or come to the Stow Garden Club annual Holiday Greens Sale at the Stow Town Hall, Rte 117 on Saturday, December 1st  from 9:00 AM until noon.  Prices range from $5 to $50.  Want a bundle of greens to do your own decorating? We’ve got that, too.

Lower Village Public Forum
November 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM – Stow Town Hall. Join the Stow Planning Board for an informative presentation on the past, present and future of Lower Village.  If you have been wondering what has been going on in Lower Village; why the temporary traffic islands are still in place or how efforts to revitalize the village can move forward, this meeting will be an opportunity to learn about upcoming work and offer feedback on planning direction.  Refreshments will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

Stow Women’s Club Sponsors 29th Annual Breakfast with Santa
The Stow Women’s Club is sponsoring its 29th annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Isidore’s Church in Stow, MA. Admission is $3 per person with a maximum of $12 per family. Admission includes a breakfast of pancakes, ham, coffee, and juice. This delightful event will feature photographs with Santa Claus for a small fee, a White Elephant table with inexpensive items for children to purchase as holiday presents, and a Silent Auction. It will also include a children’s craft table.  This is the Stow Women’s Club primary fund raiser for the year. Proceeds fund a high school scholarship and benefit local community organizations and Stow schools. Last year’s Breakfast with Santa raised about $3,500.

For more information or to donate items for the Silent Auction, contact Teri Anapol at tlanapol@aol.com or 978-897-6406.

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