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“The Music Man” at Randall Library
     Saturday, January 26th and February 23, 2013, 10:30am- Ed Morgan “The Music Man”-Music Performance-Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99 at the Randall Library in Stow with Ed Morgan “The Music Man”. Learn new ways to connect with your family through songs. This family friendly performance will have everyone up moving, dancing and singing. We hope to see you there!

For a list of ongoing programs and more information, visit the town website at

The New Revival Coffeehouse Presents Chasing Blue
Chasing Blue is a hard-driving bluegrass band made up of young and talented musicians.  Band members have experience in blues, rock, funk, jazz, Texas swing and traditional Canadian fiddle tunes.  They’ll be playing at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62).  All are welcome.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  For advanced tickets or more information email [email protected] or call 978-274-2593. The facilities are wheelchair accessible.  For learn more about the band, visit

Superbowl Sunday Hike
Get ready for the Superbowl by joining the Stow Conservation Trust for a walk, snowshoe or ski from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 3rd, at Gardner Hill (the Stow Town Forest).  Meet leaders Susan Crane, SCT Trustee, and John Sangermano, Stow Recreation Commission member, at the trailhead parking lot at the end of Bradley Lane, off the south side of Route 117 just west of the Stow Shopping Center.  We might even have a campfire along the Assabet River.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Susan at [email protected] or 978-298-5349.  She will then let you know about trail conditions and provide any updated information before the hike.

Don’t Just Talk About the Weather: Learn About It!
New England weather will be the topic of the Winter Meeting of the Stow Historical Society at Randall Library at 7 pm on Thursday, February 7th.

Don McCasland, Program Director at the Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, will talk about the way in which weather has influenced life in New England, correlating observations from Stow residents over several centuries with historical weather events, from droughts and floods through extreme events like the Hurricane of ‘38 and the Blizzard of ‘76. He’ll also touch on the work of the Blue Hill Observatory, the way weather data are collected and forecast, and the specter of climate change. The program will be held in the second-floor meeting room at Randall Library. You’re invited to bring a dessert to share with others in attendance.

Stow Community Blood Drive
Please consider giving a small amount of time to save a life !!  We invite all willing donors from Stow and surrounding towns to give blood at St. Isidore Church on Rt. 117 in Stow on Saturday, February 9 between 8 – 1.

If you are planning to donate, please call the Red Cross to make an appointment at: 1-800-RED CROSS. This will help us to get you in and out in the quickest time possible. Walk-ins are always welcome too ! Thank you, in advance, for your help and support. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please call Kim at 978-652-9168.

SAPN Valentine’s Day Party
Saturday, February 9, 2-3:30pm; at Jam Time (86 Powdermill Rd., Maynard). Love is in the air, but thankfully our Valentine’s Party is a kid-centered singles’ event, so no dates are necessary. Bring your kids to Jam Time for a rockin’ good time on the slides, bouncy house, and push vehicles. They can play with friends and make new ones all while mom and dad relax with their friends in the café or on one of the many plush couches around the room. As always, our party is open to community and you do not need to be a member of SAPN to attend.  We will need volunteers to bring goodies for the party room, so if you are a SAPN member, please RSVP on BigTent (by February 8th) and consider signing up to help make this a LOVEly party. The party is free for current SAPN members and $5/family for nonmembers. Contact our Special Events Coordinator, Erica O’Neill, with any questions at [email protected].

Stow Democrats to Hold Caucus
The Stow Democratic Town Committee is pleased to invite all Stow Democrats (registered as of 12/31/12) to our caucus at the Randall Library, 19 Crescent Street, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.  (Snow date:  Feb. 12, 7 p.m.)  The caucus starts at 2 p.m.  Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. and closes at 2:15 p.m.  Only registered Democrats from Stow as of December 31, 2012, as shown the voter registration list, will be allowed to vote at the local caucus. The purpose of the caucus is to elect Delegates and Alternates to attend the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention where they will debate and adopt a new party platform. The Convention will be held Saturday June 1 at the Tsongas Center, UMASS Lowell.

Coffeehouse at the Union Church of Stow
Local band 13th DAWN will be playing at the Union Church of Stow on Sat. Feb 9th.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the music starts at 7PM. Come and hear talented high school seniors show off their best tunes!  There is no charge, but we will be accepting donations for Youth with a Mission (YWAM) to support Pamela Cenney, a young missionary going to Japan. Light refreshments will be available.  The Union Church is located at 317 Great Road (Rt 117) with the blue doors.

New Book Club Meeting
The next book club meeting will be on Tuesday February 19 at 7pm at the library. Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers will be discussed.  How do you find your way home when you’ve closed all the bridges?  Join us to discuss how it happens.  Newcomers are most welcome!
Please call 978-897-6055 with any questions.

NRSD February Vacation Enrichment Program
Due to the success of the Spring and Summer Enrichment Programs, the Nashoba Regional School District will again run an enrichment program during the February school vacation from February 19th – 22nd.   For more information on the enrichment opportunities that will be offered and registration information log on to the district website at, information can be found on the front page under Announcements and News.

Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Registration Extended
Nashoba Girls Lacrosse 2013 Spring Season Registration has been extended.  Some player spaces are still available for the U13 (5th&6th grade) and U15 (7th&8th) teams so registration has been extended.  Registration will remain open until March 1 or until player capacity is met.  Please visit our website for additional information including a registration flyer (available on the documents tab of the website).  NGL is open to families in the Nashoba Regional School District as well as surrounding towns such as Hudson, Maynard and Leominster. Practices and home games are held in Bolton.

BINGO, Games and Fun for Kids
Girl Scout Troop 72526 is hosting a night of BINGO, Games, and Fun for kids on Friday, March 15th from 6-8pm.  Join us at St. Isidore’s (429 Great Rd, Stow) for an evening filled with fun, games, and dancing!  All games and fun included in this 2 hour period for a suggested donation of $5 per child.  Prizes for everyone!  Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.  Children under the age of 5 are asked to have a parent or guardian attend with them.  For more information, please contact Amante at 897-4964.