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Calendar… Jan. 29, 2014

Randall Library Programs
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Gun Law For Citizens
A public meeting sponsored by the Assabet Gun Safety Coalition in combination with the Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts, will feature a lecture by Jon Green on “Gun Law for Citizens”. This event will take place on Thursday evening, January 30, 2014 at 7PM in the South Hangar at Minute Man Air Field Stow, MA. All are invited, cost is free. Formed in 2012, the Assabet Gun Safety Coalition is a grass root network of law-abiding gun owning citizens who are dedicated to responsible gun ownership. The non-political group welcomes participation from all gun owners in the greater Assabet area.

Stow RTC To Select Delegates for GOP State Convention
On Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7PM at the Randall Library, the Stow Republican Town Committee welcomes registered Republicans to attend the Committee’s caucus meeting to elect delegates from the Town of Stow to the Republican State Convention on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  (Snow date is 2:00 PM on February 1, 2014 at 125 Birch Road in Stow.)    Delegates from Stow must have been registered as Republicans in our town on or before December 1st   in order to qualify for election, but delegates do not need to be a member of the Stow RTC.  In addition to electing the six primary delegates, the Stow RTC will also elect two alternate Delegates. For more information on either the delegate selection caucus, the Republican State Convention, or the Stow RTC, please contact Temporary Chair Brian P. Burke at [email protected]

Publishing Networking Group
Meets Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Anyone interested in publishing is welcome to attend this networking and planning meeting. For more information, please email Eileen Kramer ([email protected]).

Stow Community Blood Drive
St Isidore Church. Saturday February 1st, 8 AM – 1 PM. What better way to warm your heart than to save a life!  Please consider donating blood at our drive on February 1st at St. Isidore Church on Great Road in Stow. If you do not have an appointment, we strongly recommend you make one by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or at

If you have any questions, you can call Kim at 978-562-9168

The Goodtime Stringband in Concert
The Goodtime Stringband plays bluegrass, swing, honky tonk and danceable fiddle tunes that make you tap your feet and sing along (dancing encouraged).  They’ll be playing at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 1st at the 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. To learn more about the band, visit

Stow Democrats to Hold Caucus
The Stow Democratic Town Committee invites all Stow Democrats  to our caucus at the Randall Library, 19 Crescent Street, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  (Snow date:  Mar. 1, 2 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 January 31, 2014, as shown on 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 State Democratic Party Convention to be held Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Stow Garden Club Meeting
The Stow Garden Club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, February 12th @ 7pm at the Union Church in Stow.  The program will be “Make and Take Arrangement”.  Members and guests will surely enjoy making a special floral arrangement, in time for Valentine’s Day and taking it home to enjoy.  The Stow Garden Club meets are held monthly and we invite anyone interested in gardening topics to attend the February or future meetings. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897.

New Book Club
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tuesday February 18th at 7PM at the library.  The Greater Journey–Americans in Paris by David McCullough will be discussed.  The first “Pilgrims” to Paris from America were mostly wealthy men in their 20″s.  They were mostly single, serious and ambitious.  Elizabeth Blackwell, America”s first female physician was there too.  Enjoy this historical perspective from this Pulitzer Prize winning author.  Join us and give us your insights on this great winter’s read!  Questions–978-897-6055.


Thinking spring? Think seeds!
The Bolton Community Garden invites anyone in Bolton and surrounding communities to participate in its annual group seed order, which is now under way. This endeavor is a fundraiser that helps support the Bolton Community Garden, while providing gardening enthusiasts with an opportunity to buy excellent, locally grown non-GMO and organic seeds for their gardens.  Participants in the group seed order will save 10 percent off the regular price of the seeds and will not have to pay any postage or handling. Orders and checks must be received by Feb. 1, 2014. For more information on how to order, go to or call Lynn at 978-779-6225.

Second Bolton Local Repair Café Event
Do you have a broken toaster? Or a bike with a broken brake?  Don’t toss it! Bring it to the second Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, Feb 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church, 673 Main St. in Bolton! Residents of Bolton and surrounding towns are invited to come and find out what a Repair Café is all about.

At the Repair Café, organized by Bolton Local, everything centers on making repairs. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to help make all possible repairs on things like small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, and clothing—free of charge. (Some small parts may be supplied, such as wire or thread; other parts will be paid for by the owner of the item.)Because it is winter and this is an indoor event, repair of gas and diesel powered items will not be possible.  We will have volunteers who can do sharpening (knives, scissors, and garden tools), lamp and small appliance repair, furniture repair, and clothes mending. People bringing in items for repair are asked to stay while their items are being fixed. They can just watch, help with the repair, fix the item themselves with help from volunteers, or just have a snack and visit with neighbors.