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Calendar…March 9, 2016

| March 13, 2016

Preparing to Buy a Home?
Join us at a home buying seminar at Family Federal Savings at 148 Great Rd., on Thursday, March 10, from 6:30 – 8pm. Key success factors in buyer a home will be revealed; how to find and evaluate your ideal home, understanding negotiations and the home buyer process, financing options for every type of home and home buyer, understanding credit and overcoming road blocks. Register at KotlarzRealtySeminars.com or contact Family Federal Savings at 978-897-3211.

nashoba cpr marathon
The Nashoba Cadet EMTs will be hosting their biannual 24-hour CPR Marathon at Nashoba Regional High School from 5pm on Friday, March 11, to 5 pm on Saturday, March 12. The cadet EMTs will preform CPR for 24 hours to raise money for the Pierino Bonazzoli Scholarship, awarded to two deserving senior EMTs. The event will be open to the public from 5pm-10pm on March 11 and from 9am-5pm on March 12. There will be games and challenges for kids as well as blood pressure readings and raffle prizes for all ages.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Group Networking meeting takes place Saturday, March 12, 10:30am, at the Randall Library. The guest speaker will be screenwriter Scott Anderson who has been teaching screenwriting since 1993, beginning at U Mass Lowell and currently at Emerson College, where his “Business of Screenwriting” course was the first ever offered at the college level. He is currently the Creative Director for Johnston Media LLC, NY.   This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in the publishing field. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at kramer@tiac.net.

Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual Baseball Clinic
Nashoba Regional High School Athletics staff will hold its annual Baseball Clinic for local youth on Saturday, March 12 (snow date March 13), at NRHS, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. Two sessions are available: 9am – 12pm (register at 8:30am if not pre-registered) or 1pm – 4pm (register at 12:30pm if not pre-registered). Sign up for one or both! Kids are separated into 3 age groups:  5- 7 yrs., 8-10 yrs., or 11-13 yrs. Quality instruction will be given on all aspects of the game and emphasis will be on fundamentals and team play. Kids from everywhere are welcome!   The  cost is $40 for one session or $65 for both with pre-registration (includes a t-shirt!), or  $45 for one session or $70 for both if registering that day (can’t guarantee spot if not pre-registered.) After March 7 there is no more mail in registration. After March 7 please contact Coach Schoolcraft (508-561-4268 or cschoolcraft @nrsd.net) to get your son/daughter in the data base and then bring this registration form on Saturday. Checks are made payable to Nashoba Booster Club. Please mail registrations to Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd., Bolton, MA, 01740, Attn: Coach Schoolcraft.All proceeds from this clinic support the NRHS Baseball teams.

breakfast with the easter bunny
Join the Stow Lions Club for breakfast with the Easter Bunny Sunday morning, March 13, 8am to 11:30am, at the Hale School cafeteria. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee and tea. There’s more to this event than just a great breakfast… We have a local photographer to take family pictures; there will be face painting and door prizes! Mark the date and plan to join us for a homemade breakfast with a ‘side’ of fun.  Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children, $4 for seniors, and free for those under 3. For more information visit www.stowlions.org.

Sing Along at Randall Library
Ed Morgan, a Stow resident and children’s singer/songwriter, brings a series of interactive children’s Sing Alongs, funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, to the Community Room at the Randall Library. The first show will be Tuesday, March 15, at 1:30pm. Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as “The Music Man”. For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. Singing and dancing for kids ages 1-99!

The Addams Family AT Nashoba High School
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky…. America’s “ookiest” family takes to the Nashoba Regional High School stage in a sensational musical adaptation of cartoonist Charles Addams’ charming and macabre family.  Little Wednesday has grown up and found love with a young man who is (gasp!) “normal”.  She enlists the help of her father, Gomez, to ensure a dinner party for both sides of the family goes well and to gain her mother Morticia’s blessing. Little white lies and secrets lead to an evening that’s anything but normal!  Performances will take place on March 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and March 20 at 2:00 pm at NRHS auditorium, 12 Green Road, Bolton. To order tickets in advance, please visit: www.NashobaDrama.com.

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.  Music and Lyrics By Andrew Lippa.  Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams.  The Addams Family  is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com .  This performance 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.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in March
Saturday, March 19, 2:30pm, “The Women of King Phillip’s War”- National Women’s History Month Presentation: Journalist and historian Edward Lodi will lecture on the intriguing and courageous women involved in the great American conflict known as King Philip’s War. Funding for this presentation by the Stow Women’s Club.

Thursday, March 24, 7pm, Irish music with The Ivy Leaf Band – Come hear The Ivy Leaf Band and their traditional Irish music. The Ivy Leaf Band has performed at such prestigious venues as Club Passim, Irish Ceilidh Club, and the New England Folk Festival to great reviews, and the Randall Library is proud to have them perform. For more information and to hear samples of the band’s performances go to http://www.ivyleafmusic.com/. This is a wonderful, family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, March 26, 2pm, Cool Recycled Book Art – Use old books as a starting point to create animals, flowers, pictures, beads and more.

14th Annual Arts Buffet and Center School Art Show
Mark your calendars for a fun day of kids’ arts and crafts and the Center School Art Show on Saturday, March 19, from 11am—2pm  in the Center School gym. Pizza, baked goods, snacks, and water will be available for purchase.  Old favorites like marbleized shaving cream paper, shrinky-dinks, jetpacks, and a paper airplane construction station and test flight zone will be returning, but we also have many exciting new projects. This year we will be featuring a Spin Art machine, space dust painting, no-sew fleece pillows, glowing jars, airbrush painting, homemade wind chimes, pompom monsters, and even more projects targeted towards pre-K and elementary aged students! Admission is $6 per artist, with a family cap of $24.  If financial hardship would discourage you from attending, please contact Center School Administration for complimentary admission.

We need an army of volunteers to run the Arts Buffet successfully. 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 Debbie Ferguson at artsbuffet@stowpto.org.

Income Inequality Forum
The Stow, Maynard  and  Hudson Democratic Town  Committees  are sponsoring an educational, interactive forum entitled “Narrowing the Income Inequality Gap” on Wednesday, March  30, at Old Town Hall at 7pm. Speakers will include Luc Schuster, Deputy Director of MassBudget.org; Dr. Randy Albelda, Professor of Economics at UMass Boston; and Harris Gruman, Executive Director of the SEIU Massachusetts State Council. Sarah Cressy  from the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will  be the moderator. Admission is free and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program is intended for individuals of all political  persuasions who want a better understanding of the causes of income inequality in America; some of the solutions being discussed during the presidential debates; and  how changes in  taxation, wage and benefit regulations would impact the middle and upper classes and small business owners.

Driver’s Ed with Minuteman Community Education
Minuteman Community Education is excited to announce a new April vacation program with CS Driving School in Waltham to offer Driver’s Education. CS Driving School’s staff is serious about teaching students the realities of getting behind the wheel, while offering an enjoyable and interactive experience. They empower students while teaching them awareness and build their confidence in the classroom and behind the wheel so they can become safe and effective drivers.

This one-week class is a great opportunity for students to complete their Driver’s Ed coursework while school is not in session. Classes will meet Tuesday through Saturday, April 19 – 23, from 9am – 3:30pm. The mandatory parent class will be held on Monday, April 11, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Contact Minuteman Community Education at www.MinutemanCE.org or 781-861-7150 for more information.

Springfest seeks volunteers
The Stow SpringFest Committee seeks volunteers, artisans and craft vendors for the ever- popular SpringFest, to be held at Center School on May 14. Last year SpringFest was a success with more than 300 attendees, and we want to keep the success alive. Volunteers, vendors and artisans interested my contact the committee at springfest@stow-ma.gov.

READY TO MOVE? SCT’S RUN FOR THE  WOODS IS MAY 15
Now’s the time to register for Stow Conservation Trust’s Run for the Woods – a 5K Run/Walk to be held on May 15 starting at the Hale Middle School. Are your kids wearing you down with their high energy? Sign them up for the One Mile Kids Fun Race for all ages under 12. Registration and details at www.stowconservationtrust.org. Have some fun and help preserve open space in Stow at the same time.

~Outside of Stow~

“Body of Armor” at the ArtSpace Gallery
The ArtSpace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the works of Alicia Dwyer. The work in this show explores how dresses act as armor, toy warriors engage on a miniature or life-size scale, and metal flower reliefs stage a battleground. Themes of flight and armor are depicted in black and white oil paintings, metal sculptures, and charcoal drawings. An opening reception takes place Saturday, March 12, from 5 – 7pm. The exhibit runs through April 1.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am to 3pm.

The ArtSpace Gallery located at 63 Summer St. in Maynard, is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call (978) 897-9828 or go to www.artspacemaynard.com and like us on Facebook.

Core Movement Integration Class
Join the Assabet Village Food Cooperative on Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 AM for Core Movement Integration, lead by certified Core Movement Integration instructor Deborah Hledik. Learn how small changes to your everyday movements and postures can relieve stiff and achy joints and muscles. This class consists of gentle exercise that can be done anytime, anywhere and is appropriate for any age or fitness level.
The class takes place at the Coo-Op’s office at 54 Main St., Ste. 205, Maynard. Space is limited, so purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 Owners/$20 Non-Owners. For more information go to assabetvillagecoop.com/get-involved/classes-fundraisers/.

Sustainable Landscaping for the 21st Century
Environmental concerns such as climate change, water usage, and the decline of pollinators are driving reconsideration of conventional landscape practices. Learn about options for sustainable landscape design and lawn care on Tuesday, March 14, 7pm, at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. Nick Novick of Small Planet Landscaping and Jack Russell of Russell’s Garden Center will lead a spirited exploration of how we can think differently to create engaging, cost-effective, vibrant, and dynamic landscapes based in nature. This free event is a collaboration of Sudbury Valley Trustees and Sustainable Sudbury. Space is limited so please register at www.svtweb.org/calendar.

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