Randall Library Programs
Lego Club, Wednesday, March 5, 4-5:15pm- New! Meeting the first Wednesday of each month, come play with legos with other kids pre-K-5 (siblings welcome).
Preschool Story Time at Emma’s Café, Friday, March 7 at 10:30am- Martha will take her storytime on the road! Join her at Emma’s Cafe for storytime, where a percentage of the proceeds from purchases during the program will go to the library!
Early Literacy Workshops for Preschoolers, Friday, March 14, 10:30am
Teen Tech Wee, March 9-15- Celebrate the Young Adult Library Services Association’s event with the “DIY @ your library” theme, by encouraging teens to create content of their own using the technology available today. Randall Library adds value to the community by offering teens a space where they can explore, create, and share content, extending learning beyond the classroom
Book Trailer Festival, Saturday, March 15, 1pm- A book trailer is like a movie trailer, except it’s about a book. Make a book trailer of your own and submit it to the Randall Library’s Book Trailer Festival! Come watch the submission, eat popcorn, and vote for your favorite trailer. Rules, examples, tips, and resources are on the website at http://www.randalllibrarystow.org/youth/book-trailer-festival-2014.
Teen Writing Club, Wednesday, March 19, 5pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting, Wednesday, March 19, 6pm
Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for BABIES, Thursday, March 20, 10am, and Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for TYKES -Thursday, March 20, 10:30am- Infants cannot walk yet, tykes include walkers up to preschool age, Sign-up at the circulation desk.
“Herstory New England”- Remarkable New England Women- Thursday, March 20, 7pm- In celebration of National Women’s History month, the Stow Women’s Club and the Randall Library have combined forces. Roger Kolb will be at the Randall Library to present his audio-visual lecture about the extraordinary women of New England who have helped shape the institutions, values, and image or our country. Don’t miss this informative and enlightening event.
Author Talk: Richard Johnson, Thursday, March 27, 7pm- Author Richard Johnson, curator of the Sports Museum at TD Garden, will be at the Randall Library to present details about the history of Fenway Park and his book “Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated
History of Fenway Park 1912-2012”. Join us for a fascinating evening as sports fans prepare for another exciting baseball season.
Tickets on Sale Now for “Les Misérables School Edition”
The Nashoba Drama Society proudly announces its Spring Musical, “Les Misérables School Edition”. Broadway’s legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. Come join the revolution and experience the breathtaking characters, scenery, costumes, and songs of this well-known classic, presented by the talented Nashoba Regional High School drama students under the expert direction of Mr. Bill Grady. Performances are March 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and March 16 at 2pm at NRHS, 12 Green Road, Bolton. Ticket prices are $14 adults and $10 seniors/students. Advance tickets are available at: Snapdragons Party & Gifts (Shaw’s Plaza), 117 Great Rd., Stow, www.NashobaDrama.com or online at: www.TicketStage.com/NFOD. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please call Hilda at (978) 779-9995.
12th Annual Arts Buffet Festival
The Stow PTO’s 12th Annual Arts Buffet Festival is coming! Please mark your calendars for a fun day of kids’ arts and crafts, musical performances, and an elementary school art show on Saturday, March 15, from 11am -2pm in The Center School gym. Pizza, baked goods, and snacks will be available for purchase. We have numerous arts and craft projects planned, covering an array of mediums, as well as some exciting idea starters for the always-popular Recycled Art Station. This year we will be featuring all kinds of ways to play and explore with paint, including a paint pendulum and rubber band snap painting, as well as Can-do Robots, make-your-own window gel clings, and many more projects targeted toward pre-K and elementary age students!
Admission is $6 per artist, with a family cap of $24. If financial hardship would discourage you from attending, please see Center School Nurse Donna Linstrom for complimentary admission.
We need an army of volunteers to run the Arts Buffet safely and successfully. Please consider volunteering for set-up on Friday, March 14, a shift during the event on the 15th, or clean-up. Teenagers who have outgrown this fun event but still remember it fondly are welcome to help out. To lend a hand, go to the SPTO website (www.stowpto.org) and click on the Arts Buffet link. Send any Arts Buffet questions to Rosanne Peterson or Sarah McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
SOLAR OPEN HOUSE – MARCH 15
An Open House will be held from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, March 15, at the home of Carl Howe, 27 Birch Hill Road, Stow, for local residents and businesses interested in learning about the Stow Solar Challenge and solar energy in general. Carl will answer questions about his recently installed solar system, and the benefits and process of going solar. A representative from Stow Solar Challenge installer New England Clean Energy will be available to answer questions and provide online assessments of residential and commercial roofs. Admission is free. The Stow Solar Challenge is being driven by the Stow Energy Working Group and local volunteers, with the endorsement of the town selectmen. For more information, contact Arnie Epstein at 978-897-9334.
New Book Club Meeting
The meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday March 18 at 7pm at the library. Jan and Feb 18 meetings were both cancelled because of weather. The third time is a charm (we hope). We will discuss “The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris”, by David McCullough and “Sister Carrie” by Theodore Dreiser. Sister Carrie, first published in 1900, is considered an American classic. As an 18 year old living in Wisconsin, Carrie moves to Chicago and her transition begins. Explore with us how this story may be rewritten with any generation. How does her story compare with yours? Join us for a casual and inclusive hour to find our how history (in both books) can be exciting and instructive! Questions–call 978-897-6055.
BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE PRE-SEASON CLINIC
The Nashoba Regional High School Boys Lacrosse team is holding its first annual pre-season youth clinic. The clinic will be held Sunday, March 23 (U9/U11 6-7:30pm / U13/U15 7:30-9:00PM) indoors @ Forekicks Sports Complex in Marlborough and costs $25. For full details and to register please see the flyer on the NRHS Athletic website. Any questions should be emailed to Coach McNamara at email@example.com.
SCT’s Run For The Woods Poster Contest
Artists between the age of 5 and 14 are invited to submit a drawing to be used for the promotional poster for Stow Conservation Trust’s Run for the Woods. The poster should combine SCT’s mission, “To lead in the preservation of Stow’s open land and natural and scenic resources”, with the fun of running. The winning poster will be hung throughout Stow and adjoining towns. The artist will receive a gift certificate that can be applied to art classes (value $60) at Silk and Clay Studio at ArtSpace Maynard. To find out about Silk and Clay: www.silkandclay.com. Their drawing will be framed free of charge by Star Framers in Stow. Details of the contest can be found at www.stowconservationtrust.org or at Randall Library. Due date for submissions is Saturday, March 29.
6th Annual Stow Town Cleanup Scheduled for April 5
The snow will melt, and when it does, litter will reappear along the roads of Stow. Help us pick it up on Saturday, April 5, during the 6th annual Stow Town Cleanup.
Sign up for your cleanup area on the town map at the Lower Common near Papa Gino’s on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Stow Cleanup Group will have garbage bags and gloves (adult sizes) available at no cost.
Though our April date should help us avoid poison ivy, participants should wear gloves, long pants and sleeves, and bright clothes or a reflective vest.
Bags can be tossed in your own trash can or left by the side of the road. The Town Highway Department will pick up bags on Monday.
For more information, go to www.stowcleanup.wordpress.com.
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Booster Club Fundraiser at The International
The Nashoba Athletics Booster Club (NABC) is holding a fundraiser on Thursday March 27, 2014 at The International in Bolton. Just bring a copy of our flier ( available on www.NashobaBoosters.com) and The International will donate 20% of the food bill to the Booster Club. So grab your family and friends and support the Nashoba athletes. For more information please contact either Gigi Lengieza (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Helene Demmer (email@example.com).
20th Annual Winter Blahs Swap Meet
Sponsored by the Minuteman Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts, please join us on March 30 at the Maynard Elks Lodge, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard, 7:30am – 11:30am, General Admission -$3, Vendor Space – $20. Antique auto parts, automobilia and auto-related items. Large parking lot, donuts and coffee, and vendor assistance unloading and loading. Raffle at 10:30am. Contact Craig Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978/562-2390 for further information.