Calendar…June 26, 2013

| June 26, 2013

Presentation on Gleasondale Village Future     
In conjunction with the UMASS Center for Economic Development, the Stow Planning Department is hosting a final student presentation regarding the future of Gleasondale Village on Wednesday June 26th, at 7 PM in Stow Town Hall. For the past several months a team of students involved in the UMASS Economic Development Practicum have been working closely with university faculty and Stow Town officials on an initial study regarding the future of Gleasondale Village, with special emphasis on the Gleasondale Mill.
The Town Hall presentation will describe Gleasondale Village as it fits into the larger regional context, explore the various assets of the neighborhood and reveal potential options for continued viability of the historic Gleasondale Mill. Led by faculty with experience in nearly thirty mill revitalization projects across the region, the students have compiled Stow specific data and recommendations that are sure to spur new conversations.
Stow Soccer Summer Program and Fall Registration
Registration is still open for the U8 – U10 Summer Soccer Clinic run by Mass. Premier Soccer that began June 24 and runs through August 7. The sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm at Pine Bluffs are free and open to all Stow kids who will be playing U8 and U10 in the fall. The response to this new program has been outstanding thus far, and there are some openings left for those who still wish to join. Players must register to participate.
Also, we need to have all Stow Soccer players who are playing this fall registered by July 15th at the very latest, so please register as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Registration for both the Summer Clinic and the fall season can be submitted online at http://www.stowsoccer.org
Randall Library  Upcoming Events
Dig into Reading Randall Library Summer Reading Carnival, Wednesday June, 26th from 1-4:00pm, 19 Crescent Street in Stow-Come join the fun when the Randall Library kicks off its summer reading program with a carnival of fun on the Stow town green. Activities will include bouncy houses, magic, crafts, face paintings, games with prizes, music, introduction to the Randall Library reading dogs, a petting zoo and much more! Come sign up for the Randall Library Summer Reading and Listening clubs and have the chance to earn prizes as well as earn points for the possibility to wining a new bike, Lego sets, E-readers, an American Girl doll, gift certificates and so much more!
Volunteers needed to help with set up, clean up, and activity supervision during the event 1pm-4pm. Please contact Martha Boksenbaum if interested, (978) 897-8572, mboksenbaum@minlib.net
Thursday June 27th at 10:30am- Itsy Bitsy Yoga®  Come enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga with your infant and/or toddler. Not only will you be helping to create a lifelong interest in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in your children, you will also be deepening your parent/child bond.  Limit to 12 participants sign-up at the Randall Library circulation desk.
Thursday, June 27, 6:30-8:00pm- New Retirement Planning Strategies-Join us at the Randall Library in Stow  where representatives of the non-profit educational organization the Society for Financial Awareness will be on hand to present information on retirement and estate planning. Many people find the thought of outliving their assets and planning for the future confusing and intimidating. If you feel that way yourself join us at this free seminar in order to receive information about planning for your future.
Fundraiser for Sharyn Borey, Kids-A-Lot
Kids-A-Lot Country Day School in Stow is sponsoring a fundraiser for one of our own.  Sharyn Borey who has been with the Center since 1989 has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  Sharyn has been a staple at Kids-A-Lot for many years, nurturing many children and families in good times and bad.  Now it is our turn to come full circle and assist and nurture her through this very trying time.  Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30th from 1-5pm and join us at the Maynard Rod & Gun (Sportsmens) Club at 45 Old Mill Rd. in Maynard. Funds raised will go to the family for future medical costs and related expenses.  Tickets are available at the event or in advance at Stow Ace Hardware $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family or by contacting Rose Burke at 978-897-8763. Pls. RSVP to sharynkidsalot@yahoo.com to help us plan for enough food and beverages.
I’m Not Finished Yet!  A Retrospective of 40 Years of Artwork
Stow resident Judith Jaffe (Halprin) currently is showing a retrospective of 40 years of her work.  This retrospective, called “I’m Not Finished Yet!”, is showing at the ArtSpace Gallery at 63 Summer Street in Maynard and is open to the public until July 13, Wednesday thru Saturday between 11AM to 3 PM.
Nashoba Regional High School, Class of 1988, 25 Year Reunion!
Saturday, August 10th from 12-4 at the Tiki Bar at Nashoba Valley in Westford.
Join your classmates for a huge buffet, beach with life guard, volleyball, horse shoes, bocce, badminton, ladder golf, music by DJ Del and more!  $60 per person (Cash Bar), $20 for kid’s under10. Checks can be made payable to: Laurie Moore 6 Overlook Terrace, Plymouth, MA 02360 or via PayPal – sending the payment to the email address of:  lauriemoore13@verizon.net.  Questions:  contact Laurie Moore at lauriemoore13@verizon.net or find us on Facebook at “NRHS Class of 1988”.
Vacation Bible School at St. Isidore
St. Isidore Parish is pleased to offer our Vacation Bible School again this summer!  Our “Kingdom Rocks” adventure begins on Monday, August 12 and ends on Thursday, August 15.  Each day runs from 9:30 – 12:30.  The cost is $30 per child, with a maximum of $90 per family.  The week is open to children aged 4 by September 1 through those entering 6th grade in the fall.
Additional information and the registration form is available on the St. Isidore Parish website, stisidorestow.org, or you can contact Joyce Pinney, Faith Formation Director at 978-897-9790 or at joyce@stisidorestow.org.  Payment/RSVP due by Wednesday July 31st.
Save the Date: New Book Club
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday,  September 10 at 7PM at the library.  We will be on vacation in July and August.  Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton,our next book to be discussed,is the story how a young girl with a most unusual childhood becomes a successful restaurant owner and chef in NYC.  Her relationships all have one thing in common–food!  This true story is laced with humor and deeply moving episodes of doubts and fears.  Join us in September.  Happy summer reading.  Call 978-897-6055 with any questions.
OUT OF STOW
Maynard Farmers’ Market begins Saturday June 29
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the Main Street parking lot (near intersection with Sudbury Street) at ClockTower Place in Maynard. Local products including fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs, chicken, meat, bread, baked goods, coffee, honey, extracts, annuals, and cut flowers. New this year is a dedicated gluten-free baker. Vendors include three from Stow: Applefield Farm, Farmstead Honey, and Nashoba Valley Extracts. Market also features weekly musical entertainment, children’s events, wellness practitioners, artisans, and community information. 6/29: Music by Dan & Faith and Sam Francis, Costume-making workshop with Aimee of Red Shoe Arts, and massage offered by Pathways to Wellness. 7/6 Music by 174 Main St, Bike Day. For the latest schedule information, ‘Like’ Maynard Farmers’ Market on Facebook.
RIPPLES: A Self-Guided Pond Tour for Healing
Delight in the beauty of six featured breathtaking and inspiring gardens, waterscapes and ponds along the Route 2 Corridor from Harvard to Lincoln MA.  This event will take place on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 10:00am – 4:00pm – your first stop will be the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road in Harvard, MA where you will receive the map for the tour.  Tickets are $25 per person (1 adult and 1 child admission) and can be purchased online at www.HealingGarden.net/pondtour.php.  All proceeds are to directly benefit the Healing Garden, which provides therapeutic services and educational programs to those affected by cancer.
Free Environmental Workshop for High School Students
Innovation Workshop for High School Students at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury on Saturday, July 13 from 12 – 3 p.m. It is free, includes lunch, and is open to all Grade 9–12 students in the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord River watersheds, from Westborough to Lowell. Learn to apply innovative ideas to solve real environmental challenges. The same principles can be applied to problem-solving in general, a skill valued for college admissions and career development. This hands-on workshop has consistently received high ratings for being interactive, inspiring and fun. The workshop also prepares students to enter the 2013/14 Intel-OARS Environmental Innovators Contest. Seating is limited.  Register by Monday, July 8 by contacting OARS atoffice@oars3rivers.org or (978) 369-3956. Information: www.oars3rivers.org.
Community Blood Drive Wednesday July 17th
The Hudson Rotary Club will be hosting a community blood drive at the Hudson-Concord Elks (99 Park Street, Hudson, MA) on Wednesday July 17th from 2pm-7pm. The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Spots are limited  and appointments are encouraged. Book your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

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