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Calendar… June 11, 2014

| June 12, 2014

Do good / dig manure / feed your plants
On Saturdays in June, 11am-2pm,  dig your own well-composted horse manure. Great stuff! $5 a bag. All proceeds benefit the horses at Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue, 65 White Pond Rd., Stow. Don’t call, just come. Drive in slowly, past the barn, bear right. You’ll see the huge manure pile on your right. Bring your own shovel. Fill as many bags (or your own buckets or bins) as you’d like.  Continue around the circle to drive out.  Please, no dogs, no smoking, keep kids in check, no tours. Thanks for helping the horses!
Piano and Harpsichord Concert June 14
2 Instruments – 3 Keyboards – 4 Hands – 5 Centuries – Pianists/harpsichordists Michael Tsalka and Susanne Cartreine will perform an eclectic program of duets and solos drawn from the past five centuries on Saturday, June 14 at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62). This blend of the familiar and new, well-loved and little-known, contem plative and playful, turbulent and serene, promises a riveting and delightful evening of live music. Featured composers include J.C. and J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, J.H. d’Anglebert, G. Ligeti, L. Coral, and F. Poulenc. All are welcome. The concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. For more information email Susan Avery at susan.avery@verizon.net, call 978-263-0154, or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
NEW BOOK CLUB MEETING
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tues., June 17, 7pm at the library.  Dave Barry’s book, Insane City, is our pick for June. We all know Dave from the humorous pieces he has written for newspapers. What you may not know is that he is a Pulitzer Prize winner. This book is his first adult novel in more than a decade. Entertain yourself by following Seth Weinstein to his destination wedding in Florida.
Questions–call 978-897-6055.
Ann’s Friendship Community Dinner at Union Church
Please join us on Friday, June 20, 5 to 6pm. It’ll be a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, and summer inspired side dishes and dessert! 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.
NASHOBA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SAYS GET OUT AND EXPLORE!
Nashoba Community Partnership for Children invites you to join us this spring and summer as we GET OUTDOORS & EXPLORE! All ages are welcome.
At Randall Library, Stow, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 16, at 11am. Bring lunch, a blanket, and teddy bear, to participate in stories, songs, and activities. Held rain or shine. On Wednesday, August 13, at  10:30am, Explore Outdoors, as we take a walk and look closely at nature’s wonders. Children will use different magnifiers as they make new scientific discoveries.
In neighboring towns–Story Time In the Park & Planting takes place at Bolton’s
Memorial Park Playground, Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Wednesday, June 18, 10:30am. You and your child can StoryWalk through the park and have fun planting seeds. On Thursday, July 31, at 11am, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic at Lancaster’s Thayer Library, Main St., Lancaster Town Green. And on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30am, Lancaster hosts Explore Outdoors at the Thayer Library.

~Outside of Stow~

Women’s Business Network (WBN)  Potluck Dinner & Meeting
Women in small businesses and professional practices from Bolton, Stow, and surrounding towns are invited to the Women’s Business Network’s potluck dinner and meeting on Thursday, June 12, 6:30pm at the Healing Garden in Harvard. Join us on their new patio garden for appetizers and an indoor sit-down dinner. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to members, get to know people informally, network, and find out about the group. Bring a food contribution of appetizer, main course, salad, or dessert. For RSVP or questions, contact to  Sara Kilkenny, sgkilkenny@gmail.com or 978-897-5714. WBN members no charge; guests $10, applied to membership for those who join that evening. Location: The Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Rd., Harvard. 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.  More information at: www.wbn-ma.org.

Thoreau on Slavery in America
On June 12, 7pm, at the Maynard Public Library, the Historical Society is pleased to host “Thoreau on Slavery in America”.
Historical interpreter Richard Smith will reprise Thoreau’s lecture “Slavery In Massachusetts”. This re-enactment will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, enacted on July 2, 1964. Designed for all ages, this program will bring to life Thoreau’s singular observations and concerns about social justice in a new nation. This presentation will conclude with a lively Q&A with Richard Smith about how and why Thoreau’s ideas and actions remains relevant today.
This timely Thoreau program series has been presented state-wide by Freedom’s Way,  and the Maynard program is made possible by a generous grant by the Maynard Cultural Council. For more information visit: http://maynardhistory.org.
FOBS Shredding Party
Saturday, June 21, 9am-12noon, the Friends of Bolton Seniors is having a Shredding Party! Please join us at Murphy Insurance parking lot, 739 Main St., Bolton, for refreshments and entertainment provided by Beckwith Strings. Dispose of your confidential personal and business documents that have been piling up for years. Watch them destroyed in a secure mobile document shredder from P. Pellegrino Trucking Co. The fee is $5 per Bankers Box. All proceeds benefit Friends of Bolton Seniors programs, a 501 (c) 3 corporation. Donations are graciously accepted and tax deductible as allowed by law. Thank you to Murphy Insurance for making us visible with the use of their parking lot. This event is made possible by Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc. and Bolton’s Economic Development Committee. For additional information please visit www.fobsbolton.wordpress.com.
Fourth annual Lancaster River Festival
The Lancaster Friends of the Nashua River will hold its fourth annual Lancaster River Festival on Saturday, June 21, from 10am till 4pm at Culley’s Field, 339 Seven Bridges Rd., on Route 117 in Lancaster – directly across the street from the Lancaster/Bolton Fair Grounds. Admission to the Festival and parking are FREE.
The Festival will feature canoe and kayak rides, with Still River Outfitters  from Bolton providing the boats and supervision for three trips from Main Street to the Festival field. Nashoba Paddler’s of Groton is providing canoes for a trip down the river and a clean-up of the Dead River section, and Mass Audubon  is also offering a guided trip down the river. Signup information will be online at our River Festival web site at Lancasterfriendsofthenashua.org or by contacting any of those organizations. Those bringing their own kayaks or canoes are encouraged to come take a ride on the river any time during the day independent of the guided tour schedule.
The Festival will again feature a wide variety of family activities and include exhibitors from throughout the community. The Lancaster 4-H Club will have livestock on site, Mass Audubon will run educational programs, the Lancaster Fire Department will have an educational program and a fire hose for kids, and several non-profit community organizations will have informational booths. In addition, there will be food and drink supplied by the local Scout troop, and ice cream will be available from mid-day on. There will again be three free kids’ bouncy toys set up on site to maximize the family fun.
D’Ambrosio Eye Care to celebrate 30th Anniversary
On  Sunday, June 22, D’Ambrosio Eye Care will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a Family Fun-day Fun-raiser to benefit NEADs:  Dogs for Deaf & Disabled Americans. All events take place at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster.
American Red Cross blood drive, bake and book sale, are at 9am-2pm. Walk-in donations are welcome or register at redcrossblood.org. From 11am-2pm will be the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office IRIS scan, meeting NEADs puppies & trainers, children’s crafts, dunk tank, and food. DJ services donated by Platinum Productions of Gardner.
Rain or Shine!
River’s Edge Arts Alliance Summer Drama Workshop
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is proud to announce the Summer Drama Workshop is now accepting registrations for its four exciting theatre workshops. The workshops are designed especially for area students ranging in age from entering grade one to recent high school graduates. Each drama workshop will culminate with a musical theater performance from a popular production in the beautiful Hudson High School Auditorium.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and some workshops are filling up fast!  Workshop classes are held beginning June 24 with a final performance on July 26. Registration is limited and forms are available at upwitharts.org.
Visit upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646 to learn more about any of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance performing groups.
SUMMER PROGRAMS FROM MINUTEMAN COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Registrations are flying in for Summer 2014 with Minuteman Community Education, located at 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, and we are excited about all of our great offerings! Whether your son or daughter needs an academic boost, wants to explore nature, create iPhone games, or play sports, we have it all. All programs run between July 7 and August 1, and are for students entering grades 1 – 12. Class categories are Academic, Academic Enrichment, Career Exploratory, Creative Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Test Prep & Study Skills.
For more information – including a list of classes and transportation information – visit www.MinutemanCE.org or call 781.861.7150.

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