Book Donations for the Randall Library Friends Association Book Sale
We will begin accepting donations for our upcoming book sale at the Randall Library in Stow beginning on April 1st (the book sale will be happening in May) Here is your chance to start a little spring cleaning and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Donations of gently used children’s and adult books (paperback and hardcover), DVDs, CDs, and books on CD will be most welcome. We will not be taking magazines, textbooks, cassettes VHS tapes or items in bad repair. Please bring your donations to the Randall Library circulation desk.

 NRHS Spring Concert Presented by Nashoba Friends of Music
Susan Mianulli the NRHS Choral Director will showcase the talents of the Nashoba Choral Groups. The show is on Wednesday April 3rd at 7PM. Her music choices will enchant and delight you. You will enjoy the talents of no less than five different vocal styling groups! The show starts at 7:00 in the NRHS Auditorium, and costs $5, with students and seniors free.

Rabies Clinic
Thursday April 4 , 6:00-8:00 PM. The Stow Board of Health will be holding its annual Rabies Clinic at the Highway Barn 88 South Acton Rd. Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets  $ 15.00, Heartworm testing and Microchipping available. In order for your pet to receive the three year vaccination, you must bring your pets vaccination certificate from the previous year. The Stow Board of Health urges all Stow residents to have their dogs and cats vaccinated. All dogs must be on a leash and under control and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier.

College Fair
College Fair with a focus on programs where students with learning differences succeed. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Nashoba Regional High School. All area parents and students in grades 8-12 are invited. 6:00pm: Panel discussion, NRHS Auditorium. College Representatives will discuss the continuum of services at two and four year colleges; how student expectations differ from high school to college; and the best fit: choosing a college program and services. 6:00-8:00pm: Ongoing college Fair, NRHS Upper Gym. College representatives will be here to talk with students and their families about their programs for students with learning differences.

Centered Around Community Auction
A SPTO sponsored auction to benefit the students at The Center School. Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 7pm – held at Stow Acres Country Club, 58 Randall Road, Stow, MA.  Come ‘denim to diamonds”. Your ticket includes buffet dinner, desert, cash bar, silent and live auctions (with class gifts), and raffle drawings.  Buy your Auction tickets now; order deadline is March 29, 2013.  Silent Auction begins at 7 P.M. Full Buffet dinner and table seating at 8 P.M. Live Auction begins at 9 P.M. (Cash, check or credit cards accepted at the event) Tickets $35.00 per person (There is no physical ticket) available through Danielle Gregorie at 978-568-0460 or or at the link found on

Calling Young Artists: 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 Stow Conservation Trust’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 for art classes (value $95) at Silk and Clay Studio at ArtSpace Maynard.
The following guidelines must be followed to be eligible for the prize. The artist must be in middle school or younger.  The drawing must be done by hand on the form provided by SCT at

  Limit 2 entries per person.  Please include name of the artist and contact information ON THE BACK.   Submissions can be left at: Randall Library or mailed without folding to SCT, Box 397, Stow, MA 01775.   Due Date for submissions is Saturday, April 6.
Stow Townwide Cleanup
Join your neighbors and help pick up Stow on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Past participants have found everything from car parts, a couch, a $20 bill, and even a kitchen sink. What will you find this year?  Sign up for your cleanup area on the town map at the Lower Common near Papa Gino’s on Saturday, April 6, 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, be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from any broken glass or sharp metal cans. Wear bright clothes or a reflective vest and long pants and sleeves to protect your arms and legs. Toss the bags in your own trash can or leave them by the side of the road. The Town Highway Department will pick up bags on Monday.  For more information, go to
Phone-A-Thon for Nashoba Regional Scholarship Foundation:
Please help the Nashoba Regional Scholarship Foundation by answering your phone!  Our phone-a-thon returns on Sunday April 7th from 11:00-4:00pm.  Student volunteers will use their cell phones to call area residents to ask for their pledge to support the NRSF. This is our only spring fundraiser so please help to make it a successful one!
The NRSF awards scholarships to Nashoba graduates on the basis of academic accomplishments, community service and leadership. Thanks to our donors, twenty-two $1000-scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in June 2012. We need your help to continue this important program. Please remember to answer your phone on April 7th!
Stow Town Pasta Dinner Sunday April 7
On Sunday April 7th, the Hale Middle School 8th graders will be hosting a community spaghetti dinner as a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Washington DC. The dinner will take place in the Hale cafeteria starting at 5 PM. The meal will be prepared by Frank Gesualdi, owner of the Davide Restaurant in the Italian North End and Barbara Frank, the owner of ABCatering, will oversee the salads. The 8th graders will serve, clean up the meal and provide entertainment, which will include live instrumental music and face painting. Cost is $7/adult, $5/children under 12, $25/family cap, and $5/senior. We are planning two seatings, from 5 – 6 PM and 6:30 – 7:30 PM. To order tickets send a check made out to Hale PSG to: Kelly Buttiglieri, 44 Hickory Lane, Stow, MA 01775. Be sure to include your email address in the memo of the check in order to receive electronic confirmation of your purchase. There will be limited seating for those who arrive at the door on Sunday without a reservation.  Absolute last day to confirm a seat is Friday, April 5th. For more information contact Kelly at 978-897-1908 or
Solar Energy Forum in Stow 
Have you ever wondered if solar is right for you?  How much would you save on your electric bill?  What is the installation cost?  What are the incentives?  What is the pay back?  Have your questions answered at the Stow Solar Energy Forum on Wednesday, April 10th at the town hall in Stow from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  You will hear from a panel of experts including installers, Hudson Light and Power, representatives from the state’s Department of Energy Resources and a resident who recently installed solar panels.  Sponsored by the Stow Energy Working Group.
Hunt for Spring Peepers Posters
What will you be doing during April School Vacation week?  Why not take on a family challenge from the Stow Conservation Trust to find all six (6) of the Spring Peeper posters located in some of Stow’s Conservation properties (Red Acre Woodlands, Heath Hen Meadow and Hale-Corrzine).
The hunt for the spring peeper posters will run between April 10 and April 21.  Look for them on your own or find clues to where they are displayed on the SCT website
Submit photos of all six (6) posters (displaying the poster number) or submit sufficient written details of the location the posters were found to and you will be entered into a drawing to win for a family membership to MA Audubon (a value of $65).  Submission deadline is Earth Day Monday, April 22, 2013.  Include your name and a phone number with your submission in case we need to contact you.
The Stow Minutemen Patriots’ Day March
The Stow Minutemen Company will once again march the same route taken by the colonial militia in April of 1775 to Concord upon hearing the news that the British Regulars were marching towards Concord. We gather at 4:15AM and set off at 4:30AM on Monday, April 15,  at Stow’s  Lower Village Common (near Papa Gino’s) when the air is cool and all is quiet, but not for long as musket volleys, colonial fife and drum music and the marching of many feet awaken townsfolk along our historic route.
This year the Company will begin its annual pre-dawn Trail March “muster” (an assembly of troops prior to parade) with over 30 Colonial reenactors dressed in period garb as well as many modern-day “civilians” who are welcome to follow along at the rear.  The Company will march in time to its own fife and drum corps; also musket volleys are fired at pre-determined locations as well as spontaneously along the route.  We encourage car pooling for the return, since several roads in Concord will be closed to vehicles.
The annual Trail March and our participation in Concord’s Battle at Old North Bridge and Parade is rain or shine. So come out and join us, live what happened on what we now know as Patriots’ Day.
For more information and the complete route schedule, e-mail us at,  call 978-206-1775 or visit
Boy Scout Annual Electronics Recycling Day and Pick Up Service
Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold the 10th annual electronics recycling event, Operation Motherboard, at Bose Corporation, 688 Great Road (Rt. 117), on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   An electronics pickup service is available on March 23 and April 6 for seniors, those requiring assistance with heavy items such as air conditioners or TVs in advance of the recycle event day and anyone not able to drop off on event day. Please visit for complete rate details and to review the accepted items list. Call 978-212-9175 or send email to
New Book Club
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be at the library at 7pm on Tuesday April 23rd.  Because of the snowstorm, the past meeting did not take place. The April meeting will discuss the Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.  We do not anticipate that a storm will force us to  postpone the April meeting!   Join us to talk about the wonderful characters she has created. If you have completed this book, you’ll find other books she has written to be equally entertaining.  See you in April!  For any questions please call 978-897-6055