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Calendar… February 19, 2014

Randall Library Programs
Teen Writing Club: Wednesday, February 19th at 5:00pm- Randall Library’s Teen Advisory Board runs the Teen Writing Club, and they meet once a month. Attendees will share writing, write with writing prompts, and discuss each other’s work and writing tips. Ed Mascari Duo featuring Rebecca Wellons, Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00pm- The duo will play songs from the American Songbook including well-loved standards from Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter among others. Meet up with friends and family for an evening of wonderful music. Refreshments will be provided.

Cradles to Crayons Clothing and Toy Drive
On Monday February 10 through Saturday March 1st, the Stow Junior Girl Scout Troop #72518 will be holding it’s 2nd annual Cradles to Crayons Clothing and Toy drive.  Collection boxes will be located in the lobbies of the Stow Post Office and the Center School.  Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.  Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.  For more information on what items Cradles to Crayons will accept, please visit:  For more information about this specific drive, please email

Ann’s Friendship Community Supper
Friday February 21st, 2013 – 5:00 to 6:00PM. Our monthly free suppers are continuing with a slight change to the name.  Out of admiration for Ann Dowen, chef and founder, we are re-naming the suppers in her honor.  Menus change monthly. We promise that the meal will always be nutritious, delicious & include tempting desserts. There’s no reason to eat alone when you can join us for friendly company. Whether you are new in town or have been here a while, you are invited. Come alone or bring your family. Although there is no charge, donations are accepted. The Union Church with the blue doors is at 317 Great Rd (Rt 117), Stow. To learn more please visit us at

Registration Now Open For 2014-2015 SMS Youth Hockey
Registration for next year’s Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantams youth hockey will be open until Friday, February 21st .  Little Devils (Learn to Play Hockey) will have a separate registration later this spring.  Sudbury-Maynard-Stow Youth Hockey is for boys and girls between the ages of 5-14 and includes residents of Bolton and Lancaster. Go to to register.  Questions?  Contact Jeff LaPlante, SMSYH President at

“Who Is My Brother?”
On Sunday, February 23rd at 9 and 11 am, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will explore what has been called by author Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow,” ongoing problems with racial class systems that we thought our country had shed years ago.  Inequities in our criminal justice system and its effects on communities of people of color will be a primary focus. All are welcome to attend.  The church is located at 353 Great Road in Stow, MA.  Wheelchair accessible.  For more information, contact our church office at 978-897-8149 or visit our website at

Solar Open House
An Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the home of Jack Zettler, 52 Barton Road, Stow, for local residents and businesses interested in learning about the Stow Solar Challenge and solar energy in general.  Jack will answer questions about the benefits and process of going solar. A representative from Stow Solar Challenge installer New England Clean Energy will be available to answer questions and provide online assessments of residential and commercial roofs. Admission is free. The Stow Solar Challenge is being driven by the Stow Energy Working Group and local volunteers, with the endorsement of the town selectmen.

Recruitment Night for Town Boards
Wednesday, February 26th; 7:00-8:00pm; Town Hall. Stow needs Volunteers!  Enjoy some light refreshments while you talk with neighbors that currently serve on various town boards and committees.  Learn how your interests and skills can complement one of the open positions (elected and appointed). If you are running for an office, this is a great time to take out nomination papers and get them signed all in one night!

Publishing Networking Group
Meets Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow.  Brad Gray will discuss how to submit effective book proposals to publishers.  Topics covered will be analyzing the market for your book, finding the right publisher, writing the cover letter, deciding what materials to include in the submission package, positioning your book against the competition, convincing a publisher that there is a need for your book and that it will sell, and other topics. Brad Gray received his M.A. degree in English from the University of Iowa before embarking on a twenty-five year career as an acquisitions editor at several nationally prominent publishing houses.  Currently a freelance editor and writer working out of his home, he lives in Boxborough where he edits the Annual Town Report and serves as a consulting editor for the Boxborough Conservation Trust’s newsletter, Common Ground.   Anyone interested in publishing is welcome to attend this meeting. For more information, please email Eileen Kramer (

Ed Morgan/The Music Man
Ed Morgan, a Stow resident and children’s singer/songwriter, brings a series of interactive children’s Sing Alongs to the Community Room at the Randall Library. The series is funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council. The next show will be: Saturday, March 1st at 10:30am. Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as “The Music Man.” For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown ups alike with his interactive blend of original & traditional children’s songs.

Tickets on Sale Now for Les Misérables School Edition
The Nashoba Drama Society proudly announces its Spring Musical, Les Misérables School Edition. Broadway’s legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. Come join the revolution and experience the breathtaking characters, scenery, costumes and songs of this well-known classic presented by the talented Nashoba Regional High School drama students under the expert direction of Mr. Bill Grady. Performances are Mar. 14 & 15 at 7:30pm and Mar. 16 at 2:00pm at NRHS, 12 Green Road, Bolton. Ticket prices are $14 adults and $10 seniors/students. Advance tickets are available at: Snapdragons Party & Gifts (Shaw’s Plaza), 117 Great Rd., Stow, or online at: Tickets may also be available at the door.