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| September 19, 2012

Upcoming Library Programs
Friday, September 25, 2012, 7:30 pm-The Boston Mob Guide- Boston journalists and authors, Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow will be at the Randall Library in Stow to present facts from their book “The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hideouts”. With the capture of notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger an infamous chapter was closed in Boston history yet Ms. Ford and Ms .Schorow will reveal even more about Boston gangsters past and present by presenting facts from  the chapters of their new book which will be fascinating and informative.  Books will be available for signing.
Friends of the Randall Library DVD Sale
Need a DVD? The Randall Library has been weeding the collection to make room for new titles. Come by and check out the DVD’s. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Randall Library. $1.00 suggested donation.
Fresh Baked Apple Pies and Historic Slates Available
Fresh baked apple pies from First Parish Church of Stow and Acton are a 40+ year fall tradition in Stow!  The pies will be sold from the Apple Pie Stand at the church on the Common in Stow, at the intersection of Routes 117 and 62.  Pies will be available on September 22, 23, 29, and 30 starting at 10 am until the pies are sold.  October 6th is the annual Church Fair and pies will be available during fair hours from 10 am to 3 pm.  To commemorate the facility improvement projects being undertaken at the church, historic pieces of slate salvaged from the roof will also be available for a donation.  For further information, call the church at 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
Steppingstones School Open House
Steppingstones School is now open in our new location at 23 Gleasondale Road. We welcome the Stow Community to come visit and tour the school on Thursday September 20th from 4-6 pm.  Come see what you have helped us do!
Open House at Center School
The entire Stow community is invited to celebrate our newly completed Center School on Saturday, September 22, starting with a brief ceremony at 2 pm. An Open House will run until 4pm, with organized tours at 3:15 & 3:30. For more information, www.stow-ma.gov
Public Star Watch
The Skylight Astronomical Society is hosting a Public Star Watch at the Stow Minuteman Airport on  Saturday, September 22nd (rain date September 23rd).
Come see the Moon, far away galaxies and other intriguing cosmic phenomena. Stargazing begins at dusk and ends at 10:30 pm.
For directions and further information see www.sasobservatory.org or call 978-293-7002
In case of inclement weather – rain, clouds, fog or high winds notification of postponement will be posted on the event calendar of the website during the afternoon on Saturday or follow us on Twitter at Skylightastro
Animal Craft Event at the Randall Library
The library is teaming up with local Girl Scout troop 72508 to host a fun filled animal craft event! On Saturday September 22nd from 2:30-5pm the library is opening its doors to anyone who wants to help give back to our lovable furry friends. There will be tables set up with crafts varying from decorating your own fashionable collars and leashes to creating simple chew toys (The toys you make will be donated to animals in need at the local Buddy Dog shelter). Not to mention, Buddy Dog has agreed to bring one of their very own dogs, as well as, pictures and information on new adoptees! Don’t miss your chance to have a blast! Any questions, feel free to contact the library at 978-897-8572.
Fundraiser for Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue!
Rain or Shine! Come join us at the greenhouse of Applefield Farm at 728 Great Rd. Stow, MA, on Sept 22nd. Starting at 5pm well-known local musicians Tom Yates will play for us, from 5-6pm, “Country Kimberly” will be playing from 7-9pm. Then music will play for the rest of the evening. There will be a beer and wine bar and tons of food! Dancing! Barbeque!
Framed artwork by Nina Arbella will be there for viewing or purchase, compliments of Star Custom Framers of Stow. Susan Arson, author, will also be there to sign the Next Best Seller “Sam, a Pastoral”. A percentage of sales will got to Eye of the Storm. This book is a must read for all all children who want a horse of their own and their parents!
Eye of the Storm is a horse rescue that has become sanctuary to many completely unplaceable horses. Our mission is to educate the public on all equine issues in this country, especially the plight of the unwanted horse. We are funded completely by public donation. We need your help. Our 15 horses represent the thousands of unwanted horses in this country. Those thousands are typically slaughtered for pet food or human consumption. This will never happen to our  horses. They will spend their lives here at Eye of the Storm to be spoiled by the young girls who volunteer their time to care for them. All profits from this event will go directly to their life long care and our continuing education work. Please join us.  $20 at the door. Check out our website at www.equine-rescue.com
Mark Twain at West School
You’re invited to see American author and humorist Mark Twain at Stow’s West School Museum on Sunday, September 23. Actually, actor and Mark Twain interpreter Bern Budd will present a one-man show the based on the great American author’s life. Free and open to all interested persons, the 3 pm program is jointly sponsored by the Stow Historical Society and the Stow Historical Commission.
Budd’s “The Hannibal Years” program is based on Twain’s life growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River and stories about the real life characters behind Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. As Twain put it, “This is my tale – and some of it is true.” Fittingly for the West School setting, he’ll also talk about the author’s education in the 1830s and ‘40s. The production is geared for ages 10 to 100, but Budd has found that younger children do seem to enjoy the show even if they do not understand it all.
Stow West School Museum programs are 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.
1st Annual Steppingstones School Golf Classic

Please join us for the Steppingstones School Golf Classic on September 25, 2012 to benefit the Steppingstones School – Support the Move. Come out for a great day of golf at a beautiful golf course and support the school and the kids! Join us for birdies, bogeys and laughs at Wedgewood Pines Country Club.The golf scramble is a 12:00 shotgun start and will include a boxed lunch, golf w/ cart, dinner and awards receptions following the golf. There will be long drive, nearest to the pin and putting contests, a cigar roller on the course, basket raffles, a 50/50, and a silent auction. For more information see http://www.steppingstonesstow.com/events or contact Jamie Perry at 508-395-7165 or perry.jr@gmail.com.                                                                 
Basketball Registration Is Now Open
SYBA (Stow Youth Basketball Association) is now accepting registration for the 2012-13 season, both boys and girls, for the Stow Recreation Basketball (Gr. 3-8) and Bomber’s Basketball (Gr. 1-2) programs. Go to www.stowhoops.org to register. Deadline is October 1st, 2012.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Team “Pink Positive” is selling pink socks as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Knee High Sports Socks are $10 each with Black Nashoba logo on the side. Socks come in Men, Women (teen) or Youth sizes. Nashoba Athletes and fans can show their support at their games in October. All proceeds will go to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!!
For more information or to order, please contact Denise Johnson – johnson.denise@verizon.net or 978-618-1941.
Stow Conservation Trust Harvest Ball
SCT Harvest Ball will take place at the Collings Foundation on October 13th starting at 7:30pm.  Prices increase this Saturday,  September 22nd (please note the change from previous messages), so hurry to purchase tickets at $70 each.  Also, buy 9 tickets before September 22nd and get the 10th for free!   Come support the protection of open space in Stow while dancing amongst the antique planes and cars of the Collings Foundation, bidding on the silent auction and enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres by ABCatering and desserts by babycakes and confections.  To purchase tickets visit www.StowConservationTrust.org
Rummage Sale at Union Church
Be sure to stop by at the fall rummage sale Friday Sept. 28 (9AM-1PM) and (5:30 to 7PM) and Saturday Sept. 29th (9AM-1PM).  The sale will offer a wide assortment of clothing, toys, holiday items, housewares, books, etc.  This is the best bargain shopping around!  Come early for the best selection. Or, if you have clean, useable items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church anytime Wednesday 9/26 or Thurday 9/27 in the morning.   We are unable to accept donations of computers, TVs,  microwaves or large furniture or anything requiring repairs. The Union Church is located on Rt 117 next to the Stow Police Station.
Stow Lions Club Annual Fall Flea Market
Stow Lions Club Annual Fall Flea Market at Stow Lions Field, Route 117 Stow on Saturday October 6, 2012. Rain Date: Sunday October 7, 2012. Market opens at 7:00AM. Free admission and parking. Food Court with a variety of food at family friendly prices.  Clean, well-run, good family atmosphere. Coffee, Donuts, Soft Drinks, Water, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Fries.  Approximately 65 dealers.  Well attended, always attracts a high volume of customers.  Great selection of goods, collectibles, books, tools, and decorator items. If you are going to have a yard sale, have it with us.  We generally get a great turn out with a steady flow of traffic all day.  A 20’x25’ booth is only $20.00.  Interested?  Email  stowlions@gmail.com, or call Ed Brown (978-897-4922) or Jon French (978-897-4576).
As with all Stow Lions events, the proceeds from fund raising activities like this one help support local community programs.  To learn more about The Stow Lions Club, visit our web site www.stowlions.org or for additional information about this event, send an email to stowlions@gmail.com.
St. Isidore Parish Fall Festival
The St. Isidore Parish of Stow is excited to bring back its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10AM to 3PM in the St. Isidore Church Hall and grounds!  Come enjoy a day of fun and food with your family and friends as we have hot dogs and hamburgers available for sale, local crafters selling their handmade items (start your holiday shopping early!), our parish cookbook for sale, a bake sale table, face painting & moonbounce for the kids, and lots of other exciting events!  Admission is free!  If you are a crafter and would like to sell your handmade items at the fair, please visit our website at www.stisidorestow.org for the forms for download and return them to St. Isidore Parish, 429 Great Rd., Stow, MA  01775.  Spaces available are 8′ ($30.) and 6′ ($20) and a very limited number of spots with outlets (additional $5.).  Any questions, please contact Laureen DeBenedetto at socialcommittee@stisidorestow.org.  We look forward to seeing you there!
MA State College and University Fair at Nashoba
Nashoba Regional High School invites all area parents and students in grades 9-12 to attend our MA State College and University Fair on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Upper Gym at the High School.  MEFA will also be conducting two college planning seminars in the high school auditorium from 6-7pm and 7-8pm.  Students and parents are welcome to attend either session.

 

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Assabet River Paddle with OARS
Join us for an end of summer paddle along the Marlborough-Hudson stretch of the Assabet on Thursday, September 20th  from 5 -7 pm.   This lovely five mile river paddle takes you through narrow leafy sections, out into open meadows, and back through the forest before arriving in downtown Hudson. Afterwards, the group will celebrate the beginning of autumn at a local pub. Please contact OARS (office@oars3rivers.org or 978-369-3956) for more information and to register. Bring your own canoe or kayak. Life jackets required.

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