Calendar… March 11, 2015

| March 16, 2015

Randall Library Friends
After all the snow and cold, do you have cabin fever? The Randall Library Friends recommends an antidote: Visit a museum. The library has several passes that will give you discounted (sometimes free) admission to a number of great places: Museum of Science, Drumlin Farm, Tower Hill, EcoTarium.  Stop into the library, or check the library’s website (www.randallibrarystow.org) to find out more

The Randall Library Friends will meet on Thursday, March 12, at the library. We are making plans for 2015, including events during Spring Fest, our annual book sale, and a members’ event in the fall. All supporters of the library are invited. Meeting starts at 7pm.

Events at the Randall Library
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.  At this first in a series of  bi-lingual story-times we will be reading a special story in both English and Bengli. After the reading we will be making a craft to take home; this time it will be all about India.

Ed Morgan, the Music Man – Tuesday, March 17, 3:30 – 4:15pm and  Saturday, March 28, 3:30 – 4:15pm

Teen Tech Week Activities – March 18: Skittles Video Game Characters, 2:30pm. March 25: Pop some googly/wiggly eyes on an inanimate object, snap a photo, and the best photo wins a prize.

Irish Music with Roger Tincknell, Thursday, March 19, 7pm – An evening of toe-tapping Irish tunes!  Roger Tincknell entertains us with some traditional Irish music.

 Arts Buffet Festival and Center School Art Show
The Stow PTO’s 13th Annual Arts Buffet Festival, a fun day of kids’ arts and crafts and the Center School Art Show, will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 11am -2pm in The Center School gym in Stow. Pizza, baked goods, snacks, and water will be available for purchase.  Old favorites like marbleized shaving cream paper, shrinky-dinks, jetpacks, and leprechaun trap making stations will be returning, but we also have many exciting new projects. Admission is $6 per artist, with a family cap of $24.  If financial hardship would discourage you from attending, please see the Center School Nurse for complimentary admission. Volunteers are needed. For more information, visit www.stowpto.org or contact Rosanne Peterson or Sarah McBride at artsbuffet@stowpto.org.

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.  This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in publishing. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at kramer@tiac.net.

Stow Soccer Registration for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade
Don’t let the snow fool you, spring soccer season is almost here. The Stow Soccer  registration for Munchkins/Transitions (children born between 8/28/2008 and 10/1/2010) and U-8 (1st & 2nd graders) will be closing on March 15, so please sign up soon. Stow Soccer is a great opportunity for your child to meet new friends, burn off some energy, and learn some new skills. To register and to find more information, please visit www.stowsoccer.org.  For additional questions, please contact Ellen Fagan (ellenmfagan@yahoo.com or 978-897-0214) or Art McDonald (art.mcdonald@businintel.com).

 Free Community Dinner at Union Church of Stow
Please join us Friday March 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. (Rt 117,) next to the Police Station. Read more about us at www.unionchurchofstow.org.

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!

A TRIBUTE FROM Sounds of Stow and Weston SCHOOL CHORUS
The Sounds of Stow Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Barbara Jones, will be  joined by the Weston Middle School 6th Grade Chorus for John Rutter’s beautiful “Mass of the Children,” the celebratory “Psalm 150,” and the beautiful “This is the Day” (composed for the recent royal wedding). Soloists Laura Troisi, soprano, and Jonathan Eldridge, baritone, will be accompanied by a full 49-piece orchestra, from tuba to harp. Opening the concert will be a premiere of the symphonic version of the exciting trombone concerto, “Colors,”” by Belgian composer Bert Appermont, with Alexei Doohovskoy, trombone.

The concert is Sunday, March 22, 3pm,  in Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and students over 18, and $10 for students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.soundsofstow.org or at the door. Sounds of Stow is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the local cultural councils of Stow, Acton-Boxborough, Bolton and Hudson.

 NASHOBA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCH CONCERTS
Come in from the cold and listen to the NRHS band and choral group perform at concerts on Tuesday, March 24 (Choral), and Thursday, March 26 (Band). Concert admission is $5, students and senior citizens are free. Doors open around 6:30pm. Performances begin at 7pm.  The bands will be performin selections that include the famous American March, Americas We, a beautifully arranged piece called Redemption, as well as a nationally recognized piece by John Barns Chance. The choral groups will be performing selections including a madrigal by Hans Leo Hassler, as well as selections from the Off-Broadway musical “The Fantastiks”, a chorus by Haydn; a selection of Stephen Sondheim songs, and selections from “Frozen”.

THE DRIVING DECISION, AN RMV PRESENTATION
Michelle Ellicks, Community Outreach Coordinator for the RMV, will present “The Driving Decision” on Tuesday, March 24, 10am,  at the Stow COA, 380 Great Rd. Aimed at helping elder drivers and their loved ones transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat, this educational talk is free and open to the public. The Massachusetts RMV maintains an extensive resource library of tests and other tools for drivers who are getting older and their families. Please Register at (978) 897-1880.

 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.

 Alice Eaton Fund Seeks Proposals
We are currently seeking proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations for programs or services that encourage the health, safety, and enrichment of Stow children. The deadline is March 25. For specific guidelines and an application via email, contact info@earthlink.net. Applications are also available online at www.EatonFund.org.

 chieftains lax youth clinic
The 2nd Annual Preseason Nashoba Boy’s Youth Lacrosse Clinic takes place Saturday March 28. Players will receive position-specific instruction as well as learn team concepts from experienced players and coaches. U9/U11, 3-4:30pm; U13/U15, 4:30-6pm; at ForeKicks, 219 Forest St., Marlborough. $25/player, checks made out to Nashoba Athletics Booster Club (NABC). If interested contact Coach McNamara at kmcnamara@nrsd.net.

Bluegrass Gospel Project at New Revival Coffeehouse
The Bluegrass Gospel Project performs at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the concert begins at 8pm. The coffeehouse is located at the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, at the intersection of routes 117 & 62, 353 Great Rd. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com for $15 and at the concert for $18. For further information, visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org or call 978-274-2593.

 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
A sure sign of spring!  The Easter Bunny will be joining The Stow Lions for breakfast Sunday morning, March 29, 8am thru 11:30am, at the Hale School Cafeteria, Hartley Road. We’re serving a breakfast again this year that includes scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee, tea, and some fun.

We have a local photographer to take family pictures; there will be face painting, door prizes, and a raffle table too! Mark the date and plan to join us for a homemade breakfast with a ‘side’ of fun.

Family friendly prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children, and $4 for seniors; under 3 free. If you need additional information, send an email to stowlions@gmail.com or check our web site at www.stowlions.org.

Help us develop the next Open Space and Rec Plan for Stow
The Stow Conservation Commission is currently updating the Stow Open Space and Recreation Plan. As part of this process, we are asking Stow residents to take a brief multiple choice survey on recreation, open space protection, and future growth and development in Stow. The Plan helps guide the town’s priorities in these areas and is updated every 5 to 10 years.

The survey is available in two ways: 1) An electronic version is available at:  http://goo.gl/rCj9jS, or on the Town’s website at www.stow-ma.gov, and 2) Paper copies of the survey can be found on the first floor of Town Building, and may be returned in the box there or mailed or dropped off to the Conservation Commission office at Town Building, 380 Great Rd. All responses are due by March 30.

RABIES CLINIC
The Town of Stow will host a rabies clinic for pets on Thursday, April 2, 6 – 8pm, at the Highway Barn, 88 South Acton Rd. Rabies vaccinations and microchipping will be offered. Vaccinations are $ 15 per animal, and Home Again Microchipping is  $ 35 per animal. Both one- and three-year rabies vaccinations will be available. In order for your pet to receive the three-year vaccination, you must bring your pet’s vaccination certificate from the previous year and it must show the previous vaccination has not expired. All dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times, and all cats and ferrets must be in a carrier.

It is a Massachusetts state law that all dogs, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated for rabies. The Board of Health urges all Stow residents to have their pets vaccinated. (Please note that heartworm testing will not be available this year.)

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WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK
WBN (Women’s Business Network) meets Thursday, March 12, 7:15pm, at Holy Trinity Parish (formerly St. Theresa’s) Church, 15 Still River Rd. in Harvard. Representative Kate Hogan will present Legislative Issues Related to Women, and discuss specific topics related to women that are appearing on the legislative docket. Rep. Hogan is State Representative for the 3rd Middlesex District. Bring your business cards and brochures to all events.
For more information, check the web site http://www.wbn-ma.org, join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Business-network/113362665356632, or call Renee W. Senes, CDFA at 978-456-9600.

Concerts at the Common
Concerts at the Common will present a unique concert on Sunday, March 15, at 4 pm, at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, top of the Common, Rte. 110/11. Harpist Maria Rindenello-Parker joins Claire Rindenello on flute, and Ted Johnson on piano and organ, to perform exciting dance music by Debussy, Grandjany, Jongen, and Ravel.

Tickets: Adults, $25; seniors, $20; students under 18, $15. For more information, go to http://concertsatthecommon.tix.com  or call 978-779-2876. Supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

Invasive Species Management, March 19, 7pm – This 2-in-1 presentation will discuss invasive species removal and management locally at Assabet River NWR and nationally at Johnston Atoll NWR in the central Pacific Ocean.

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.

Bagels and Books in Maynard
On Saturday, March 21, at 11am, the Bagels and Books discussion group at Maynard Library will be talking about books with an Asian background.  That might mean setting, author, or subject and because it is a locality, all genres are fair game – fiction, non-fiction, kids books, YA books, mysteries, romances……   Open to all – please join us. The library is located at 77 Fowler St., Maynard.

minuteman model a ford annual swap
The Minuteman Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts is holding its 21st Annual Automotive Swap Meet on Sunday March 29, at the Maynard Elks Lodge, 34 Powdermill Road (Rt 62), Maynard. Open to the general public 7:30am -11:30am. General admission is $3. 10′ x10′ Vendor spaces are available for $20. Antique auto parts, automobilia, literature, and more. Large parking lot, coffee and donuts, and a raffle drawing. For more information or to reserve a vendor space, please contact Craig Martin at 978/562-2390 or cmartinstow@comcast.net.

Easter Events with St. Matthew’s of Acton
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Acton invites you to a morning of Easter Sunday (April 5) special events. Beginning at 6am, a sunrise worship service will take place at 120 Sargent Rd., Boxboro. Join us following the service for a free Easter Breakfast at the St. Matthew’s Fellowship Hall at 435 Central St., Acton. Worship services will also be held at 8:15am  and 10:30 am, with a second Easter Breakfast seating at 9:15am. Eggs, ham, pastries, yogurt, granola, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more will be served. Additionally, an Easter Egg Hunt for children will take place at 10am sharp! All events are free and open to the public. For more information and additional Holy Week events, visit www.saint-matthews.org or call the church office at 978-263-2822.

Florence Sawyer School Spring Musical
The public is invited to attend the Florence Sawyer School Drama Club presentation of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. on April 10 and 11 at 7pm. The musical will be held at the school’s auditorium at 100 Mechanic St., Bolton. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved by email: sawyerdrama@gmail.com.

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