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Troop 1 Stow Boy Scouts’ Wreath Sale is starting October 30.  Scouts may be stopping by your house or you can order online at

Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Spring 2014 Registration 
Important Changes! Spring Registration will be opening on or about October 15 and will close by November 30.  Early bird registration will be open only to returning NGL players from 10/15 until 10/31.  Beginning 11/1, registration will remain open and be open to the general public until 11/30.  A discount will be offered to those players who register before 11/15.  Team sizes will be limited. We are able to offer only one team per age group. Please contact Gigi Lengieza at [email protected] with questions.

Haunted History of New England
Looking for a fun way to light up your Halloween? Come celebrate in a truly haunted style at the Randall Library on October 30th at 7:00pm when Christopher Daley will be at the library for a presentation that melds historical fact together with legends and myths to produce a fascinating account of spooky real life events that took place all around New England and the hauntings that still follow them. For ages 12 and up.

Bat Informational Talk
Come to old Town Hall on Wednesday, October 30th at 7pm to hear a presentation by Pat Huckery from the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife about how to prevent bats from entering homes and how to coexist peacefully with these helpful animals.

Stow Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting
Stow Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting and Potluck dinner will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stow Town Hall.  Our speaker at 8:00 p.m. will be State Senator Jamie Eldridge who will speak about Land Conservation and Environmental Legislation Pending on Beacon Hill.  You do not need to be a member of the Trust to attend; the public is invited.  Those wishing to attend are requested to call Donna Beusch at (978) 897-7920 to coordinate food items for the pot luck dinner.  You also may come at 8:00 p.m. just to hear our speaker.

Stow Historical Society “Graveyard Graphics” Pot Luck Dinner 
All are invited to attend the Stow Historical Society’s fall Pot Luck Dinner which begins at 6 P.M. Saturday, November 2nd, at the Stow Town Hall.   Bring your favorite dish and join the festivities.

The evening program will feature Stow’s Marilyn Zavorski who will present a program about Lower Village Cemetery’s 1700’s gravestones and their carvers.  Marilyn, a retired educator and Teaching American History Federal Grant Coordinator, has spent the past year researching and digitizing the gravestones in Lower Village Cemetery.  Her detailed research has brought to life a fascinating story of the 18th century stonecarvers, whose art graces Stow’s early interments in the cemetery.  Early Middlesex County and Worcester County probate records have lent a deeper understanding into the lives of Stow’s early citizens.  Adding data from Stow’s archived Town Records and the documentation and photographs of historians from the late-1800’s through the present, the program will explore a mesmerizing chronicle unique only to Stow.

To reserve seats please contact Linda Stokes at [email protected] or 978-897-4322.

Coffehouse Concert Featuring Blues Artists Paul Rishell, Annie Raines
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton’s New Revival Coffeehouse is proud to feature Blues artists Paul Rishell and Annie Raines in concert, November 2nd at 8 pm.  Paul is a master of country blues, playing guitar and National steel guitar, and Annie is regarded as one of the top blues harmonica players anywhere.  They will perform a wide variety of blues styles, including Chicago electric and country acoustic.  Have a fun evening out listening to good music and enjoying the homemade desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.  Doors open at 7:30 and all are welcome.  The concert will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62).  Due to construction, you will need to enter the hall from the lower level in back.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show.  For advance tickets contact Johanna Pyle ([email protected]) or 978-274-2593.

Stow Garden Club Meeting
The Stow Garden Club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 6th @ 7pm at the Union Church in Stow.  The program will be “Make and Take”.  Members and guests will no doubt enjoy making a special floral arrangement and taking it home.  Meetings are held monthly and we invite anyone interested in gardening topics to attend the November or future meetings. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair
The Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9am to 3pm at the St. Isidore Church located at 429 Great Rd (Rte 117), Stow, MA. You are invited to attend the great holiday craft shopping provided by carefully selected crafters from the local area. Many of last year’s crafters are returning and some new ones have been added. There will be many hand crafted items including paintings on wood and glass, metal and glass jewelry, cross stitch items, scenic photography, handmade pottery, children’s educational books by Usborne, hand knitted items, and scroll saw baskets just to mention a few. There will be a pottery making demonstration. There will be a baked goods table featuring breads, cakes and sweets and home canned jellies and jams. There will be arts and crafts made by the Seniors of Stow. Visit our used book table. Drop in and have lunch with us.  Hot dogs, corn chowder and drinks will be on the menu.

Gleasondale Village Planning and Design Workshop   
Saturday November 9, 9:30am to 12:30pm – Hale Middle School Cafeteria. The Stow Planning Department and the UMASS Center for Economic Development invite Stow residents and business owners to an interactive workshop focused on revitalization of the Gleasondale mill and surrounding neighborhood.  In this engaging session the students will help residents explore the practical issues and opportunities around revitalization of this often overlooked village and build on a vision inspired by the people who know it best.  *Refreshments will be served.

New Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday, November 12 at 7PM at the library.  Join us as we review Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.  A birthday party in honor of a powerful Japanese businessman is interrupted as terrorists take the entire group hostage.  This is South America and Roxanne Cross, the revered soprano, is among the prisoners.    Tell us what you think of the story line.  Why is Ann Patchett so popular? Questions: 978-897-6055.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Guest Speaker: Computer Geek Charlie Hoover. Charlie Hoover ( has been roaming the Boston area for over a decade now helping people from all walks of life with their technology needs. At BTC he specializes in teaching and troubleshooting everything from PCs and Macs to Smartphones and Servers. Boston TechCollective (BTC) is a worker-owned cooperative offering tech-support to homes and businesses around the greater Boston area. The meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, send email to [email protected].


42nd Annual Scandinavian Fair
The Scandinavian Fair will return to the Concord Carlisle Regional High School 500 Walden Street, Concord, Mass, Saturday November 16 from 10-3pm. . The fair, an annual tradition, brings together a unique combination of activities to kick off the holiday season.

Start your Christmas shopping with beautiful Scandinavian crystal, jewelry, and linens, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish specialties. There is even a complete Christmas shop with ornaments and stocking stuffers. Live music by Nils Lundin, Warren Johnson, and SAMspill. Book signing by Astrid Tollefsen. Raffle of a variety of items.

   Gourmet cheeses, baked goods, chocolates and seafood, as well as a café with waffles, bløtkake, and traditional open-faced sandwiches are some of the delicious food offerings. Admission is free for children under 16, just $1 for adults. For additional info, contact Paul Knutrud, 978-897-1775, [email protected] or Peter Hanson [email protected]