Calendar… Jan. 14, 2015

| January 15, 2015

 

Events at the Randall Library in January
(For more details check out http://www.randalllibrarystow.org)
Laura Anderson, author of The Boleyn King, The Boleyn Deceit, and Boleyn Reckoning, January 15, 7pm –Laura will be reading from her novels of her imagined Tudor court of King Henry IX and his son Henry VII, and Anne Boleyn.

Preschool Story Time, Fridays at 10:30am – Come join the fun with Ms. Morrison when she reads books and presents a fun craft that kids make and take home. January 16 – Special STEM program Squishy Circuits. January 23 – Dinosaurs. January 30 – Fairy Tales.

Author Joe Bebo, Family Legends-The Charbonneau Letters, Thursday, January 22, 7pm  will speak about the historical and genealogical research he did while writing “Family Legends-The Charbonneau Letters.” This is the perfect opportunity to speak with the author about his motivations, what he discovered, what archival/genealogical  sources he used, and why he decided to publish his book.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AT CENTER
The Nashoba Regional School District will be holding its 2015/2016 school year open house, registration, and preschool screenings for Center School’s  Nashoba  Integrated Preschool on Friday, January 16, from 12:20pm – 3pm. We will also be scheduling screening for 3 and 4 year olds. Screenings can also be scheduled throughout the school year. This screening is a brief assessment of developmental milestones.

An appointment is required to attend the open house and preschool screening. For an appointment call Mary O’Brien at Center, (978) 897-0290, x6100.

Free Community Dinner at Union Church of Stow
Please join us Friday, January 16, 5-6pm, for another Ann’s Community Friendship Dinner. Bring your appetite! The price is free, but donations are accepted. 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. (Rt 117) next to the Police Station. Read more about us at www.unionchurchofstow.org

 Assabet Village Food Co-op Presentation
Is the quality of the food you eat and feed your family is important to you?  Do you like to buy from local farms?  Do you wish to strengthen your local economy?  Do you want to get money back for the money you spend on groceries?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come learn more about the Assabet Village Food Co-op.  There will be a short information session held in the back room in Emma’s Café in Stow (117 Great Road) on Sat Jan 17 starting at 9:30am.   Come join us in the back room for this free and open event and learn how you can be a part of a village grocery store.  For more information, please visit our webpage www.assabetvillagecoop.com.

Minuteman High School Prospective Students Dinner
Minuteman is the public regional technical high school for the Nashoba Regional School District. Free bus transportation is offered to every student. As part of our effort to welcome you to the Minuteman family, Superintendent Bouquillon invites you to a dinner at 5 pm on January 29. This dinner will provide you with more details about the opportunities and experiences available for students considering Minuteman.

If you are interested in attending please visit the Minuteman.org website to fill out the online form to RSVP. Any questions? Please call 781-861-6500. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th! Minuteman High School is at 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
Stow resident Serena Howlett will lead the meeting on Saturday, January 31, at 10:30am, at the Randall Library. Serena is a freelance editor with a professional background as a lawyer and health policy writer. She will take publishing group members and guests on a coast-to-coast tour of summer writing workshops in beautiful locations with prize-winning faculty and aspiring writers in various genres. Following the workshop, there will be a discussion about the benefits of sharing rough drafts and story ideas and working with an editor.  This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in publishing. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at Kramer@tiac.net.

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.

 Assabet Valley Little League Spring 2015 Registration is OPEN
The AVLL Board of Directors has been busy planning the baseball, softball, and tee ball season. Opening Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 26. AVLL has baseball and softball and t-ball divisions for players ages 5-12. We also have a softball division for girls 13 to 15 years old. Major and Minor baseball and softball are considered competitive divisions, and require players to attend an evaluation early in the spring. These divisions also will have tournament teams that begin play early in July and could ultimately compete into August for an International Championship.
Visit www.avll.net to register. If anyone has questions contact: Scott Arsenault, president, at avllpresident@gmail.com or 978-331-0234.

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 beginning February 23 – April 6 at Florence Sawyer Elementary School Library, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 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, & 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.

~Outside of Stow~

Bolton Artisans Guild Member Exhibit
The Bolton Artisans Guild is happy to announce its six-week art exhibit in the gallery at Harvard Center on the Common, 7 Fairbanks St., Harvard. The exhibit will run until January 17. Free admission.

 EVENTS AT ASSABET RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
NOTE:  The Assabet River NWR Visitor Center will be closed indefinitely on Thursdays as of January 1. However, it will remain open Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, but will be available for use by other organizations on closed days. The Visitor Center is at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury. For questions about programs or when noted to register contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117.

Showing of “Chasing Ice”, Thursday, January 15, 7pm – Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers (75 mins). Co-sponsored with Sustainable Sudbury. Discussion to follow film. Weather cancellation date of Thursday, January 22 at 7pm.

Refuge Fledglings, Friday, January 23, 10:30am – This nature-themed program series will include crafts, stories, and games or songs that will relate to a different topic each month. Programs are held the 4th Friday of every month 10:30am – 11:30am, for 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome.

River’s Edge Arts Alliance New Adult Art Workshops
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is proud to offer two new art workshops for adults. All skill levels are welcome.

Getting the Role is an adult audition workshop that will give you the tools you need to step up your skills and lead you to a better chance of being cast in the role you desire, or  to make an impression on another person or group. This three-day audition workshop for actors 18 through adult takes place on Friday, January 16, from 6:30-9:30pm at Hudson High School Auditorium. The fee is $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

Wall Mask Sculptures is a decorative paper-mache art class. You will use a variety of acrylic paints to complete a colorful mask wall hanging to add to your home and complement your room’s color palette. Adults 18 and older, who are beginners through experienced, may register. This workshop will be held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm for 4 weeks beginning on February 2 at Paint Misbehavin’ on Main Street in Hudson. Adults over age 21 may purchase beer or wine as part of the experience. The fee is $125 for members and $150 for non-members.

More information and registration forms can be found online at upwitharts.org or by calling 978-562-1646.

Auditions for “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”
Auditions for the River’s Edge Players production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,  by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey, will be held at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St., on Tuesday and Thursday, January 20 and 22,  from 6:30 – 9:30pm. All auditionees must be over the age of 18. Character descriptions can be found at www.upwitharts.org. Auditions will consist of cold readings.

Performances are Friday – Sunday, April 10 – 12. Please call 978-562-1646 or email info@upwitharts.org for more information.

Babe Ruth Baseball League Registration Open
The Maynard /Stow Baseball Charitable Corp. is now in the process of putting together the Spring Minuteman Babe Ruth Baseball League Teams. This league is a recreational weekend baseball league. Teams are open to 13 – 15 year old players from the towns of Maynard, Stow and Bolton.    League play begins the weekend of April 18-19 and runs through the weekend of May 30 – 31.  This is a traveling baseball league with games being played on Saturdays and Sundays with one game at home and the other at an opponent’s field.  Please attend our program and league informational night for parents on Thursday Jan. 22 at the Maynard Public Library. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.  Registration forms can be downloaded at www.maynardstowbaseball.com. If you have any questions – please call Mike Chambers at 978-430-6905 or Chris Bell at 617-710-7745 or e-mail us at chambersm@oscie.com or cdkrbell@earthlink.net

FIFTH  BOLTON REPAIR CAFE
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will hold the next Bolton Repair Cafe on Saturday, January 24, from 9am to 1pm. The event will be held in Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church, 673 Main St. Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, and clothing. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Cafe to save time. For more information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or ray.pfau@oracle.com, or visit www.nashobarotaryorg.

Documentary Film “The Hungry Heart”
On Friday, January 30, 7pm, the River’s Edge Arts Alliance is sponsoring  this film viewing and panel discussion about prescription drug addiction and recovery as part of its Season of Compassion.

The Hungry Heart reveals the tragic impact of prescription opiate abuse and addiction on Vermont’s young people, their families, and their communities. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local community members who are medical professionals, educators, therapists, in recovery themselves, or dealing with a family member in recovery. Information on organizations in the area that provide rehabilitation treatment will be available. Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St.,  FREE to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more info please call 978-562-1646.

River’s Edge Arts Alliance Presents “A Cabaret for Compassion Too”
The Cabaret for Compassion is back for a second run! Join the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Players for a wonderful evening of music and inspiration with A Cabaret for Compassion Too, featuring the best inspirational songs from Broadway and Disney, sung by a multi-aged group of very talented local performers.  Saturday, January 31, 7pm, at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St.  Visit upwitharts.org or  call 978-562-1646.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Concord Area Humanists invites you to a discussion and dialogue entitled “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities”.  The special speaker will be Peter Lowitt. This special meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 4,  at 7 pm at First Parish Hall, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord.

Are we using our resources efficiently as a society? Judging by the poor use of our rooftops, we are not. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is working to raise awareness and interest in vegetated roofs and walls. Mr. Lowitt is the founding chair of this industry organization. He will present an overview of the Green Roof industry, and discuss how vegetated roofs can address a multitude of public policy issues, ranging from urban agriculture to stormwater management and reducing the urban heat island.

More information can be found on www.ConcordAreaHumanists.org and from pne@aol.com. For more information, contact David Kimball at 508-485-4795.

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