Calendar… February 11, 2015

| February 12, 2015

Events at the Randall Library
Library Museum Lecture, Thursday, February 12,  7pm – Local historians from the Stow Historical Society will be at the library to explain all the interesting objects donated by the society to the Randall Library, now on display on the second floor.

Experiment with Electricity and Magnetism, Saturday, February 14, 2-3pm – Come enjoy the fun for kids of all ages, when Ms. Morrison explores electricity and magnetism with experiments using simple household items.

Science Magic! Tuesday, February 17, 2 pm, in the Center School Cafetoriium – Learn the science behind many magic tricks in this Museum of Science Traveling Program.

Live Jazz with the Parish Jazz Band, Thursday, February 19, 7pm – Come enjoy the great songs of the American Jazz Songbook performed by the Parish Jazz Band! This is a wonderful way to get your toes tapping on a cold February night.

Brain Injury Prevention and Symptoms, Thursday, February 26, 7pm – Representatives from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, Kelly Buttiglieri and Sandra Madden, will discuss how to recognize symptoms of brain injury, how to get help, and how to prevent injuries in yourself and your loved ones.

NRHS INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS OF CURRENT 8th GRADE
Students and parents of incoming ninth graders into Nashoba Regional High School are invited to an Informational Meeting on February 12 in the NRHS Auditorium. A high school program overview will begin at 6pm. Academic Department Heads and a representative for Minuteman Vocational Technical High School will be available for questions, and all are invited to join in student-led tours of the facility.
Reservations are not required.  If you have any questions, please contact the NRHS Main Office at 978-779-2257, x 0.

CASINO NIGHT EARLY BIRD TICKETS
The Nashoba Athletics Booster Club is hosting Casino Night on March 21 at The International in Bolton. This will be a really fun opportunity to socialize, enjoy great food, and try your luck at running the casino tables. Invitation and details, including directions on how to purchase tickets, is available on the Booster Club website – www.NashobaBoosters.com.   We are hoping for a full house, so grab your friends and make it a fun night out! Early bird ticket price through February 13.

Blood Drive at the Department of Fire Services
In memory of the Worcester Six, the state Dept. of Fire Services will hold a blood drive on   Friday, February 13, from 11am to 4pm. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are preferred.  Fire Services is located at One State Rd. in Stow. For an appointment call 800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter code 3701.

Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Thank you!

new book club meets
The next meeting of The New Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 17, at 7pm at the Randall Library. We will be discussing The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. This is a story of a father who disappears and a daughter who travels to Burma to come to terms with her father’s past.  Join us to talk about the book that will take you there. Questions—978-897-6055.

Free Community Dinner at Union Church of Stow
Please join us Friday, February  20, 5-6pm, for another Ann’s Community Friendship Dinner. Bring your appetite! The price is free, but donations are accepted. Our delicious menus change each month. There is no reason to eat alone when you can join us for a good meal and friendly company. The Union Church with the blue doors is at 375 Great Rd. next to the Police Station. Read more about us at www.unionchurchofstow.org.

 Union Church Youth Group Laser Tag
On Sunday, February 22, our teens are invited to spend the afternoon( 2pm to 5pm) playing laser tag with Youth Minister Andy Edwards at LazerZone in Marlborough. You are welcome to come to our church and visit a youth group activity.  Our teens are looking forward to meeting with Rev. Andy on Sunday afternoons about twice a month throughout the winter and spring. Plans for the coming months may include: a service project, rock wall climbing, and game night. Church services begin at 9:30 am every Sunday at the Union Church of Stow at 375 Great Road, next to the Police Station. To contact our Youth Minister directly email revd.edwards@gmail.com. For more information about our church and its programs see our website www.unionchurchofstow.org.

EFFECTIVE PARENTING CLASSES
You are invited to participate in the Early Childhood STEP: “Systematic Training for Effective Parenting” Classes (ages 0-8). Classes will be on Monday nights February 23 – April 6 at Florence Sawyer Elementary School Library, 100 Mechanic St., Bolton, from 7pm to 9pm. Topics include:  Stages of development, understanding children’s behavior, listening and talking to your children, helping children learn to cooperate, building your child’s self esteem, discipline, and social-emotional IQ. Class size is limited, so please respond early! Email cmaxfield@nrsd.net or call 978-779-5547×2041. Please respond with the following registration information: Name, Cell/Home Phone #, School/Town, Children’s Names & Ages, Teacher’s Names.

 Home Buyer Seminar
Interested in buying your own home? Our panel of experts will take the mystery out of buying a home at a special seminar on Thursday, February 26, 7-9pm, at Emma’s Cafe, 117 Great Rd. in Stow.The semniar is free of charge, but you are encouraged to bring a donation for the Stow Food Pantry.

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WORK LIFE BALANCE AT WBN
WBN (Women’s Business Network) addresses the Work Life Balance and Challenge on Thursday, February 12,  7:15pm, at Holy Trinity Parish (formerly St. Theresa’s) Church, 15 Still River Rd. in Harvard. Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez will offer strategies for balancing work and life, renewing oneself, and thriving despite adversity. WBN is a group of women in small businesses,  professional practices, and those just starting out, who meet monthly for mutual education, support, and business referrals. For more information, visit www.wbn-ma.org  or call Renee Senes 978-456-9600 or contact Joan Finger, Joan@ZooterGroupTutoring.com. Guests welcome.

EVENTS AT ASSABET RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
All events bgin at the Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. For questions about programs or when noted to register contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117. For snow removal updates find us on Facebook or Twitter. We will be open during February School Vacation Week, February 18-22, 10am-4pm.

Showing of “Queen of the Sun”, Thursday, February 19,  7pm – What are the bees telling us? A journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature (83 mins). Co-sponsored with the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston. Discussion to follow film with local beekeeper. Weather cancellation date of Thursday, March 5,  7pm.

Family Winter Nature Hike, Friday, February 20, 1:30pm – Come learn about and explore signs and tracks of wildlife on the refuge while doing some fun activities and games. Learn about what wildlife and nature do to survive the winter. Please dress for the weather . Please RSVP to Kizette for the hike so we know to expect you.

Protecting Massachusetts Streams: What Will the New Water Rules Mean for the Towns Surrounding the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge? Wednesday, February 25, 7pm In an effort to ensure water is available for future generations, the state recently changed the way the state will allocate its water. What are these changes and why are they necessary? Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, will take us through this innovative – and somewhat controversial – new policy, with a focus on local streams and towns in the ANWR area. This is a presentation of the Friends of the Assabet River NWR.  Talks are free and open to the public.

red cross blood drive
A blood drive will be hosted at Trinity Church in Bolton on Thursday, Februrary 19, 2pm – 7pm. Trinity is located at 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. Plenty of parking. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetimes. Please schedule an appointment today at  www.redcross.org/blood. For more information, contact Lee Pirtle at 978-562-6879.

Environmental Film Festival IN MAYNARD
Join OARS for our 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 pm. With the theme “A Wild Life,” these 17 engaging films bring theater-goers close to magnificent wilderness, as well as to the courageous people who work to protect their communities’ environment.

OARS is a non-profit whose mission is to protect and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord River watersheds. The Festival on March 4 runs from 7pm to 10 pm (doors open at 6pm.) Fine Arts Theatre Place is at 17 Summer St., Maynard. Tickets are  $13, with  door prizes included. Tickets can be purchased at the Theater box office; Serendipity Café (Maynard); by calling OARS at 978-369-3956; on-line at www.oars3rivers.org; or at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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