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Knitting Group at Randall Library
 Calling all knitters of all levels!  Join other Stow knitters twice a month for an hour of stitching and sharing.  We meet downstairs at the Randall Library from 7:00-8:00 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  Date for this month are Wednesday September 5 and September 19. Can’t make the meeting but want to stay connected?  Join our online community at For more info, contact Cara Schomp at (978)897-5507.

Stow Area Parents Network (SAPN) Fall Playgroup Schedule
    The weather in September and October is pleasant as fall sets in, so SAPN has decided to continue having playgroups outdoors and resume the indoor Town Hall playgroups in November.  Families are encouraged to attend the playgroup that best fits their schedule and needs. This new schedule will begin on Wednesday, September 5th.  In the event of rain, playgroups will meet indoors at the Stow Town Hall.
All ages – Wednesdays 10 to noon – Pine Bluffs Recreation Area, Sudbury Rd., Stow
1—3 years – Thursdays 10 to noon – Pine Bluffs Recreation Area, Sudbury Rd., Stow
    We are in the process of looking for a baby playgroup coordinator.  If you are interested in this position, please email [email protected]. For more information about our weekly playgroups, or to join SAPN, please visit or email [email protected].

Two Open Houses First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
   Held in Fellowship Hall, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA. First Parish Church (FPC) of Stow and Acton, a Unitarian Universalist Church,  is a congregation of people who are respectful of each individual’s beliefs and feel it is important to offer a liberal religious education program for children.  Our services draw from many diverse spiritual and musical sources and often include an emphasis on social justice issues.  If you’re looking for a religious home, please come and learn more about FPC and Unitarian Universalism during one of our upcoming open houses:  Thursday evening, September 6, 2012, 7-9 pm or Saturday morning, September 8, 2012, 10 am-12 noon.  The Saturday open house will be especially geared toward families with children who are interested in learning about our Religious Education (RE) program.  Please feel free to bring your children. Michelle Cote, Director of RE, and Minister, Rev. Tom Rosiello, will be there to discuss our programs and answer questions.  Please contact either Michelle Cote ([email protected]) or Nancy Grimes [email protected] if you have questions.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting 
   Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Local author Ali Hosseini will discuss the publication of his book, The Lemon Grove. The author will talk about writing fiction and his experiences in pursuing publication and finding an agent and publisher. His novel, “The Lemon Grove,” was published by Northwestern University Press and was released in July. Ali will do a brief reading. This networking meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, call Eileen Kramer at 978-897-4121 or send email to [email protected].

Stow, MA — (August 27, 2012) — All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, September 8, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow.
Registration takes place next to Nancy’s Airfield Café, where you can enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch before or after the airplane ride. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program started in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.7 million young people in more than 90 countries.
EAA Chapter 196 also offers scholarships to young people for flying lessons and to attend EAA summer camp events in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
For more information, go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to [email protected].

Cut-a-thon in Memory of Will Hurley
   The Starz Salon, 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, will hold a Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, September 9, 11am – 4pm in memory of former Nashoba student and Stow resident Will Hurley. Vanessa Hurley, Will’s Mom, will be part of the team of stylists ready to take care of your hair cutting needs. All donations will benefit the Tecumseh Foundation set up in memory of Will Hurley. Call Starz at 978 443 5454 for further information. Thank you for your support.

Unified Soccer Seeks Volunteers and Players
   Nashoba Unified Sports begins this year’s soccer program on Sunday afternoon, September 9th  at Stow Community Park,  60 Old Bolton Road in Stow.  Weekly sessions, on Sundays from 2:30 – 4 pm through October  include practices and games. The program pairs special athletes with typical age-mates to help children build friendships and athletic skills while having fun learning a sport. If you/your child might be interested as a player or volunteer,  (even if it’s only a “maybe”)  please let us know now.   
 For more information, please contact either Joan Finger, [email protected] (978) 779-6046 or  (978)-337-5132 or Bob Moalli [email protected].   Kids are welcome to come to some or all of the sessions and may simply come to one session to check it out. The basketball program will resume in January in Bolton. 

Two of Boston’s finest traditional jazz bands at Collings Foundation
   Don’t miss this special jazz event to be held on Sunday afternoon 9th September 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Collings Foundation, 137 Barton Road, Stow. Boston’s two finest traditional jazz bands will play on the same stage. The New Black Eagle Jazz Band and the Wolverine Jazz Band will share a full four hours of the best of traditional jazz among the Collings Foundation’s incredible collection of rare cars and planes.
This is the venue at which the New Black Eagle Jazz Band had such a successful celebration of its 40th Anniversary in September 2011. That event was so well received that we plan to make this an annual event.
   There will be table seating, a cash bar, snacks, dancing, CD sales by both bands – everything you need for a successful Sunday afternoon of jazz. 
   The music will start at 1:00pm and be almost nonstop until 5:00pm.
Advance ticket purchase: $30 Adults / $10 Children 12 – 3 years.  Tickets at the door: $35 Adults / $12 Children 12 – 3 year. To purchase tickets or for more information go to: or call 800-568-8924

Stow Women’s Club Meeting
   The Stow Women’s Club will be having it’s first meeting on Sunday, September 9, at Sondra Albano-Rosiewicz house, 36 Treaty Elm Lane, Stow, at 4:00 P.M.  This will be a Meet and Greet, introducing people to the members of the Women’s Club and having wine and cheese to celebrate the beginning of a new year for our club. We will also be voting on the various organizations to receive our contributions this year. Please join us for this fun event to kick-off our 2012-2013 year. For questions or information please call
Teri Anapol. 978-897-6406

Kids-A-Lot 25th Anniversary Celebration
     Kids-A-Lot Country Day School announces its 25th year of serving families in the Stow, Maynard, Hudson, Bolton area!  Director Maryann Deignan would like to thank the families in the community (past & present) for making Kids-A-Lot a success by hosting a  “25th Celebration” with free games, juggling, percussion music, inflatables, face painting, dance & creative movement demos, baby animals, popcorn, snow-cones, cake and more! Saturday, September 15, 2012,  1:00-4:00pm. Take a trolley ride from the Stow Lions parking lot down to Stow Community Park, 50 Old Bolton Rd., Stow, or park right at the field.  Stow Lions will offer hamburgers & hotdogs for a donation. This event is open to Kids-A-Lot families, past & present.  To help us better serve you please send an RSVP to [email protected] We would love to hear from you! 

OARS 26th Annual River Cleanup.  Join Us!
   OARS will hold its 26th Annual River Cleanup on Saturday September 15 from 9:00 am to Noon.  Volunteers will join forces to restore and beautify the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers by removing trash from the waters and shoreline.  They will pull out whatever trash and litter they find–tires, bottles, car parts, bicycles–for appropriate disposal.  Local DPWs assist in the removal of all the debris that is collected.  
     OARS’ Annual River Cleanup is possible thanks to the support of over 30 local businesses.  OARS invites you to join in this meaningful community endeavor.  Details and meeting locations will be available on our website,  To volunteer, please contact the OARS office at (978) 369-3956, or at [email protected].

New Book Club Resumes Meetings in September
     The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday, September 18th at 7Pm at the library.  We are discussing Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.  This is a look at poverty in his youth.  How does it compare to poverty today?  Will the poor always be with us?  Are the reasons for poverty always the same?  Join us for a lively conversation. Bring your ideas for future reads.  Please call 978-897-6055 with any questions.

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! 

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 or contact Jamie Perry at 508-395-7165 or [email protected].

Stow Conservation Trust Harvest Ball
   This year’s Harvest Ball Fundraiser will be held at the Collings Foundation on Barton Road in Stow.  Mark your calendar for October 13 to support the Trust and enjoy the opportunity to view pre-war American classic cars and historically significant race cars, in addition to landmark aircraft that spans 80 years of flight history.  There will be live music for dancing, exciting Silent Auction items and delicious food by ABCatering.  The event is open to all, so invite friends and neighbors and  purchase tickets  early at a discounted rate by getting a party of 10 to attend.   Tickets purchased by September 30 are $70 per person (after September 30th,  $75 per person).  To order tickets through the mail,  please send a request to:  Stow Conservation Trust,  P.O. Box 397, Stow, MA.  01775; you will receive your tickets by return mail.  Thank you for supporting SCT!


The 2012 Sterling Fair Is Almost Here
   The fair opens at 3:00pm Friday, Sept 7th with garden tractor pulls and runs at the Sterling Airport on Greenland Road until Sunday afternoon, Sept 9th. This popular annual Agricultural Fair benefits 4-H and local charities.  Horse and oxen pulls are featured as well as tractor pulls and log sawing.  Something for everyone: a midway, entertainment, fireworks, crafts, arts, and plenty of specialty foods. The fair is completely planned, managed, and staffed by community volunteers. The tradition of FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION continues this year thanks to the generosity of the many volunteers who donate their time and talents. Visit for more information. 
Helpers are always in need, anyone interested in pitching in, please call Jay Hartnett at 774 696-5539.

Square Wheelers Of Acton 
   Main-stream with 2 Plus tips, Friday, September 14, 2012, from 7:30-10:00 pm at the Acton Schools Administration Bldg. Gym, 15 Charter Road, off Route 111, West Acton, MA. The caller is Jay Silva and the cuer is Birgit Maguire. Admission: $6.00/person.  This is a casual-dress dance.  Non-dancers are welcome to watch free. For info: 978-897-2552.