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Calendar…March 19, 2014

Ann’s Friendship Community Supper
Join us for supper on Friday March 21, from 5pm to 6pm. 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, and 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

Sounds of Stow Presents Brahms and Tchaikovsky March 23
The Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra continues its 35th season under the artistic direction of Barbara Jones with Brahms’ great “Requiem” to be sung in English with full orchestral accompaniment. Our soloists are long-time favorites Margot Law and Mark Cleveland. The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra with Ariana Falk as the soloist.

The concert is Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 PM in Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd, in Stow (junction of Rte.117/62).  Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for seniors and for students over 18; students 18 and under are $10.

Sounds of Stow is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the local cultural councils of Stow, Acton-Boxborough, Bolton and Hudson. For more information, go to, or contact Nina Huber in Concord, MA at (978) 505-7317.

The Nashoba Regional High School Boys Lacrosse team is holding its first annual pre-season youth clinic.  The clinic will be held Sunday, March 23 (U9/U11 6-7:30pm / U13/U15 7:30-9:00PM) indoors @ Forekicks Sports Complex in Marlborough and costs $25.  For full details and to register please see the flyer on the NRHS Athletic website.  Any questions should be emailed to Coach McNamara at [email protected].

Randall Library Programs
Auhor Talk, Thursday, March 27,  7pm- Author Richard Johnson, curator of the Sports Museum at TD Garden, will present details about the history of Fenway Park and his book “Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park 1912-2012”. Join us for a fascinating evening as sports fans prepare for another exciting baseball season.

Nashoba EMS CPR Marathon
Starting at 5 pm on Friday, March 28, members of the Nashoba EMT program will be doing 24 non-stop hours of CPR. Come join us for various activities, such as relay races and heart health games for kids, heart health education, vital sign checks, or a tour of the ambulance and fire trucks (10am-12pm on the 29th), while supporting a great cause. Raffles will also be taking place, and all proceeds and donations go to our Pierino Bonazzoli Nashoba EMS Scholarship fund. The marathon will be taking place at Nashoba Regional High School, and visitors are welcome from 5pm to 9 pm on the 28th, and 9am to 5pm on the 29th. Hope to see you all there!

New Revival Coffeehouse HOSTS Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy
Becky and Keith are dynamic performers of traditional music from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ireland, and France, featuring guitar, mandolin, keyboards, and fiddle music.  They’ll be playing at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 29 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 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For advanced tickets or more information email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton, call 978-274-2593, or visit

SCT’s Run For The Woods Poster Contest
Artists from ages  5 to 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 SCT’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 that can be applied to art classes (value $60) at Silk and Clay Studio at ArtSpace Maynard. To find out about Silk and Clay: Their drawing will be framed free of charge by Star Framers in Stow. Details of the contest can be found at or at Randall Library.  Due date for submissions is Saturday, March 29.

The Stow Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 2, at 7pm, at the Union Church in Stow. Gladys and Guy Beaudette, Master Gardeners, will conduct a workshop on Basic Bonsai. You will be able to make your own Bonsai garden. Due to special ordering of supplies, advance registration is necessary. Cost for attendees $10. The deadline to register is March 21.  Please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897, if you plan to attend.
6th Annual Stow Town Cleanup Scheduled for April 5

The snow will melt, and when it does, litter will reappear along the roads of Stow. Help us pick it up on Saturday, April 5, during the 6th annual Stow Town Cleanup.

Sign up for your cleanup area on the town map at the Lower Common near Papa Gino’s on Saturday, April 5, 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, participants should wear gloves, long pants and sleeves, and bright clothes or a reflective vest. Bags can be tossed in your own trash can or left by the side of the road. The Town Highway Department will pick up bags on Monday. For more information, go to

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 next show is Saturday, April 5, at 10:30am. (The series is funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council.) 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 blend of original and traditional children’s songs…Singing and dancing for kids 1 to 99!

Seed Saving: free slideshow/lecture and seed swap
Sunday, April 6, from 3-5:30pm at the Stow Town Hall, 375 Great Rd. Confessions of a Seed Snatcher is a humorous, insightful journey of discovery into the world of seed saving; from seed biology to seed politics, from seed quirkiness to seed adaptability. Learn how to save seeds from many of your favorite garden friends, as you enjoy entertaining stories of “finding” seeds in unusual places. Following the slideshow/lecture we’ll have a hands-on component where you can “gather seeds” from a large collection of flower heads, seed stalks, pods… for your own planting. You’re invited to bring your own seeds to share with others, as well. Please bring snack-sized baggies or envelopes to take home some seeds.

Our presenter, MariePatrice Masse, is a member of the Stow Garden Club, facilitating the Annual Greens Workshops and Sale, and passionately tends her 4,500 sq. ft. garden at the Stow Community Garden. This event is collectively sponsored by the Stow Garden Club and the Stow Conservation Commission. It’s a great opportunity to meet others and learn about these organizations and the Stow Community Garden. For more information contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny will be joining The Stow Lions for breakfast at the Hale School Cafeteria on Sunday, April 13, from 8am to 11:30 am. We’re serving a homemade breakfast including scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee, tea, and fun.

There’s more to this event than a great breakfast… there will be door prizes, and a raffle table too!  Mark the date and join us for breakfast and some fun.

Tickers are at the family friendly prices of  $6 for adults, $3 for children, and $4 for  senior citizens. For additional information email [email protected]. Also, check our web site,

Friends of Troop 1 Stow Electronics Recycling Event
Boy Scout Annual Electronics Recycling Day and Pick Up Service — Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold the 11th annual electronics recycling event, Operation Motherboard, at Bose Corporation, 688 Great Rd. (Rt. 117), on Saturday, April 26, from 9am to 2pm. An electronics pickup service is available on April 5 and April 19 for seniors, those requiring assistance with heavy items such as air conditioners, TVs or treadmills 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 [email protected].

~Outside of Stow~

Antiques, collectibles, toys, books and much more await your discovery at the First Parish of Bolton’s indoor Flea Market on Saturday, March 22, from 9am-3pm. You’ll find something for everyone! The church sits on the hill next to the Town Hall at 673 Main Street, and offers easy parking, beautiful exhibition space, and clean restroom facilities. Refreshments will be sold and admission is FREE. For more information, contact Linda Skinner Austin at 978-779-6076 or at [email protected]

Booster Club Fundraiser at The International
The Nashoba Athletics Booster Club (NABC) is holding a fundraiser on Thursday March 27, at The International in Bolton. Just bring a copy of our flier ( available on and The International will donate 20% of the food bill to the Booster Club.  So grab your family and friends and support the Nashoba athletes. For more information please contact either Gigi Lengieza ([email protected]) or Helene Demmer ([email protected]).

There is an open mic opportunity for teen musicians on Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7pm, at the United Church of Christ Boxborough, 723 Mass. Ave., Boxborough.  This is a benefit coffeehouse, hosted by The Coffeehouse Trio (Jared Wilber and Sam Griffin of Stow), and proceeds benefit this summer’s Senior High Youth Group Mission Trip. Any performers under 18 are welcome to try out their material in front of a friendly, supportive audience. Admission: $5. For more info contact [email protected].

Adam Frey is the preeminent brass soloist in the world, and he will be playing at Nashoba Regional HS in Bolton Tuesday, April 1 at 7 PM.  The concert is free but a donation of $5 is suggested. He will perform many works but Nessun Dorma by Puccini with our own Nashoba students is sure to be a highlight.

It may be your only chance to see him while he is in the area. He has performed internationally with his Euphonium, and soloed with many orchestras including the Boston Pops.  Adam Frey travels the globe invigorating the international music scene with his virtuoso talent, sensitive lyricism, and connection with audiences. Whether Adam’s performing with orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, or in solo recitals, audiences love his charismatic personality and accessible musical interpretations, and critics rave over his technical prowess and championship of the euphonium.

So plan on getting there early because it is sure to be sold out!