Calendar… February 25, 2015

| March 1, 2015

Events at the Randall Library
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.

Backyard Beekeeping, Thursday, March 12, 7pm – Have you ever thought of improving your health and your flower garden by keeping a backyard beehive? Representatives from BestBees will be at the library to talk about how beekeeping benefits the environment, how honey can improve your health, and how you can easily have a backyard hive.

Bi-Lingual Preschool Story-time, Friday, March 13, 10:30am – The Randall Library is having a special story-time. Come join the fun! At this first in a series of  bi-lingual story-times we will be reading a special story in both English and Bengli. As with all our Randall Library preschool story-times after the reading we will be making a craft to take home; this time it will be all about India.

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.

Global Fitness Stow to Host Pedal to End Cancer Fundraiser
On Sunday, March 1, 9 am – noon, Global Fitness Center in Stow will host the American Cancer Society’s Pedal to End Cancer, a three-hour indoor cycling event in which participants solicit sponsors and test their endurance to raise funds for cancer research and patient services.   Global Fitness Stow welcomes anyone – including non-members – to join the 3-hour ride, whether it be by riding for as little as 30-minutes or enduring the full 3-hours.  100% of proceeds raised go to the American Cancer Society, with Global Fitness donating 25 indoor cycles and space for the event and 6 instructors donating their time to motivate riders.  To join Team Global Fitness Stow or to make a donation please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/GlobalFitnessStow.

For more information to participate or donate, contact Global Fitness instructor and event coordinator Lindsay Lucarelli at l.s.lucarelli@gmail.com.

SAPN Pre-kindergarten Playgroup
Dig out the snow pants, hats, and sleds, because we’re going sledding with next year’s kindergartners! The Stow Area Parents Network (SAPN) is hosting a pre-K playgroup Sunday, March 1, 2-3:30pm, at the Coolidge Playground (corner of Parker and Elmwood streets, Maynard). We will meet at the big hill by the old Coolidge school building and sled. The hill is not too steep or too long, and it is great for kids (and adults) of all ages. Siblings are welcome. You do not have to be a member of SAPN to attend. We should have plenty of snow with all the storms we have been getting! We provide the hot chocolate and donuts, you bring your own sleds!

 stow garden club TALKS SPRING
The next meeting of the Stow Garden Club will be Wednesday, March 4, at the Union Church at 7pm. Barbara MacPhee, beekeeper and speaker from Holden, will be presenting “The Buzz on Honeybees”. The presentation includes bee family life, interactions, home and products, as well as current dilemmas facing bees and how we can support them.  She’ll have a mini active (enclosed) observation hive for viewing the bees. Since spring IS around the corner, we will also have a speaker presenting introductory information about the Community Garden. Contact MariePatrice Masse @ 978-579-0897.

Minuteman Opens Its Doors to Middle School Students
Minuteman High School will hold its spring Open House on Thursday, March 5, from 7-9pm. Students from grades 6, 7, and 8 – and their parents – are all invited. Minuteman is an award-winning regional high school that seeks to give its graduates a competitive edge in the new global economy by providing them with career skills – plus a rigorous grounding in mathematics, English, science, and social studies. Bus transportation is provided to all students within the Minuteman district.

Department heads will be on hand at the Open House to answer questions and to coordinate tours of the building. Minuteman is located at 758 Marret Rd., Lexington. For more information, go to minuteman.org.

 Local Artist to Exhibit at Nancy’s Airfield Café
Watercolorist Sherry White-Smith will be exhibiting her work for the month of March at Nancy’s Airfield Café in Stow.  Sherry has always drawn her inspiration from nature, from the hills of Tennessee where she was born to the beautiful gardens of her long-time home in Georgia, and now from the bounty of New England. Please join us for art, conversation, and hors d’oeuvres at the opening reception on Sunday, March 8, from 3-4:30pm. For more information, email swhitesmith1944@yahoo.com.

PETER PAN Coming to Nashoba Regional High School
The students of Nashoba Drama Society are proud to announce their Spring musical, “Peter Pan”.  This high-flying TONY Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. The production will feature real flying by Nashoba Drama cast members with “Flying by Foy” aerography! Performances will take place on March 13 and 14 at 7:30pm, and March 15 at 2pm, at NRHS auditorium, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. To order tickets in advance, please visit: www.NashobaDrama.com. Tickets will also be sold at Snapdragons Party & Gifts, 117 Great Rd., (978) 637-2680 (cash or check only please).

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Group Networking meeting will be Saturday, March 14, 10:30am, at Randall Library, 19 Crescent St. The guest speaker will be Andrea Cleghorn, a garden-variety journalist with experience in travel writing and book reviewing at several newspapers and magazines. She has written books about the women of Rosie’s Place, the history of a small New England town, and a young woman’s flight from Castro’s Cuba.  This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in publishing. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at kramer@tiac.net.

CASINO NIGHT
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!

 new book club meets
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 24, at Randall Library  (7pm). We will be discussing Gap Creek by Robert Morgan. Young Julie Harmon works as hard as a man. This is her story. The tension builds from family togetherness to the loss of two loved ones. Robert Morgan is the son of Appalachia and teaches at Cornell. He is a student of rural life in the U.S. during the 18th and 19th centuries. Discuss with us this detailed, gripping drama. You won”t be disappointed.  Questions—978-897-6055.

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JULIA GLASS AT MAYNARD LIBRARY
Thursday, February 26, at 7pm, award-winning, best-selling author Julia Glass will be at the Maynard Library,  77 Nason St.,  to talk about her latest book, “And The Dark Sacred Night”.  The event is free and open to the public.

Square Foot Gardening Class
The Assabet Village Food Cooperative is holding a Square Foot Gardening Class on Saturday, February 28, at 10am in Maynard. Grow all the food you need in just one 4 x 4′ square! Learn the gardening method that uses 20% of the space, 10% of the water, and 2% of the work of conventional gardening. This class is suitable for all levels of gardening experience, from complete beginner to backyard farmer. To learn more and to get tickets please visit http://www.assabetvillagecoop.com/posts/.

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.

Robert Moll Presents “Flor-Illusions” at AVCC
On Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 pm, the Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) will host artist Robert Moll, who will present “Flor-Illusions.” Moll spent four decades as an advertising photographer. As such, he presented subjects realistically in their most appealing ways. “Flor-Illusions” is his attempt to blur the distinction between realism and fantasy. He uses Adobe photoshop to reshape reality, and at the AVCC meeting he plans to share the tools and tricks he uses to create his “illusions.”   This program is free and open to the general public. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Hudson Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. AVCC welcomes both new and prospective members—anyone interested in photography or in enhancing photographic skills. We meet at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., Hudson. For more information, call Liz West (978) 263-2853 or visit our website—http://www.assabetvalleycc.com.

march programs at wildlife refuge
The Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex Visitor Center is located at 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. For questions about any of the following programs, contact Kizette at kizette_oritzvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117.

Conservation Strategy for the New England Cottontail, March 25, 7pm – Join us in a discussion of the conservation of the New England Cottontail, a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Eileen McGourty, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist at the Complex, will discuss her work with surveying, trapping, and tracking the Cottontail to determine its habitat and range while Marianne Piché, a Habitat Biologist of the M.A. Fisheries and Wildlife, will discuss habitat management techniques where New England Cottontail occur.

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