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Calendar… November 5, 2014

Warm Hearts of Stow urges community members to contribute to its annual Holiday Toy Fund. Our goal is to ensure that every Stow boy and girl has a special gift to open this holiday season! It may seem early to start thinking about the winter holidays, but our board members need to begin shopping in just a few weeks. Donations received in October/early November will be very much appreciated!

Checks may be made out to Warm Hearts Toy Fund and mailed to: Warm Hearts Toy Fund, P.O. Box 10, Stow, MA, 01775.  Warm Hearts of Stow is a 501 (c) (3) charity. Our organization relies totally on individual  contributions to fund toy purchases. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Holmes at (978) 897-2461.

The Stow Recreation Ski Program Registration Night is Wednesday, November 5, from 6 – 7pm at the Stow Town Hall. A representative from Nashoba Valley Ski Area will be at the registration to pre-fit children renting equipment. Please bring your child (ren) to registration for pre-fitting of equipment. If you do not need rentals you can download the ski packet and registration form on-line at, and mail it into the Stow Recreation Department. The cost is: Lessons – $185; no lessons – $155; racing- $195.  Rentals are $105 and helmet rental $40 (6 week rental). At the pre-fit OVO helmets will also be available for purchase.  Lessons begin January 9. Bus fee is $85. Financial aid is available; contact Laura, at 978-461-1411.

The Stow Garden Club’s meeting on Wednesday, November 5, at 7pm will be a presentation of flower arranging by Tony Todesco. Tony is a gifted artist,  national flower judge, and owner of One Main Street Studio in Stow, where his colorful style and expertise make him a sought after designer and lecturer. The presentation will take place at the Union Church, 317 Great Rd. (Rt. 117), Stow. Members of other garden clubs are invited, and all guests are welcome to attend for a nominal fee of $5. For more information please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897.

Junior Chess Club Meets
Starting November 7, the Nashoba Junior Chess Club meets on Fridays at the Nashoba High School cafeteria, 12 Green Rd, Bolton. Instruction for all levels start at 5:30 pm. Games take place between 6 –7:30 pm. Light refreshments and snacks are served. (We ask that each player contribute $2 at the door to cover costs.) Whether you are an advanced player or just beginning, all are welcome to attend. Please visit our website for additional information:

 Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Networking Group meeting takes place at the  Randall Library on Saturday, November 8, at 10:30am. Guest speaker will be P. D. Callahan who lives in Carlisle, and has published several short works in literary magazines. Paul will discuss his writing and the publishing process. To learn more about the book, please visit Paul’s website The meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information send email to [email protected].

Are you missing the outdoor tennis season? Anyone with a racquet is welcome to participate in a tennis tournament on November 8 ( rain date November 15) from 1 pm to 5pm, at Snow Field, to benefit the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). There will be an entrance  fee of $10 per player, with any other donations happily accepted. The winner of the tournament will win money equal to the fee he or she payed to get in (($10). For more information, email Jack O’Connor at [email protected].

All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, November 8, from 9am to 12pm, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Rd., Stow. Registration takes place next to Nancy’s Airfield Café. Pilots at the event will explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.  The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. For more information, go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to [email protected].

SCT Annual Potluck Dinner, Presentation and Meeting
The Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) Annual Potluck Dinner, Presentation and Meeting will be held at 6pm on Saturday, November 8, in the Stow (old) Town Hall. For the potluck call Donna Beusch at 978 897 7920 to indicate whether you plan to bring a main dish, appetizer, or dessert  The presentation entitled “Tales of Stow’s Conservation Lands” will start at 8pm. Attend the whole program at 6 or just the presentation at 8pm.

Stow Veterans Day Breakfast
On Tuesday, November 11, enjoy a hearty breakfast while honoring our veterans from 8 to 10am at the Church of St. Isidore, 429 Great Rd. (Route 117), in Stow. Everyone is welcome to attend. Breakfast is $5 per person and will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, and potatoes. All veterans are free.

The breakfast, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and the Stow Council on Aging, will feature brief presentations from the Stow Boy Scouts and State Rep. Kate Hogan. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Janice Reidy, a 103-year-old veteran who served in the Women’s Army Air Corp during World War II.

Although walk-ins are welcome, you are encouraged to RSVP to ensure adequate food and seating. Contact [email protected] or 978-562-4521.

 Real Estate Seminar on Selling
“Boost Your Bottom Line and Sell Your Home for Top Dollar”:  Learn the simple how-to’s in order to maximize curb appeal and boost home value. We will provide a step-by-step process from beginning to end, loaded with practical advice to get you to the finish line and maximize your profit.
Join us on November 11 at Emma’s Cafe at the Stow Shopping Plaza from 7pm to 9pm.  Refreshments will be served! For more information contact Mary O’Hagan at the Kotlarz Realty Group at (978) 302-9640, or go to

 Civil War Folk Concert November 15
The Stow Historical Society presents The Hardtack Evening, Saturday, November 15, 7pm,  at the Stow Town Hall. Join us to commemorate the upcoming 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with an evening of Civil War folk music by The Hardtacks. Year by year, the tumult, tragedies, and triumphs of the era unfold in the music and words of the people who lived them. On display in the Town Hall will be exhibits showcasing Stow’s Civil War veterans and the home front activities of the town.

The evening begins at 7pm, the concert begins at 7:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a finger food dish to share. There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome.

The concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 Celtic Fiddler Hanneke Cassel in Concert
FPC Music Series presents Celtic fiddler Hanneke Cassel on Saturday, November 15, at 7:30pm in the sanctuary of the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton. Hanneke will perform with cellist Mike Block, a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road ensemble, and guitarist Keith Murphy. Tickets will be $20 at the door and will be available at a reduced price ($18/$15) if purchased in advance from The church is located at 353 Great Rd. and is handicap accessible. For more information visit, call 978-274-2593, or email [email protected]

 Boy Scout Holiday Wreath Sale & Christmas Tree pickup Service
Stow’s Boy Scout Troop 1 has begun their annual wreath sale. The scouts will be knocking on doors until November 17. There are not enough scouts to visit all homes in town, so you can also order wreaths by going online to and printing out an order form and mailing your check with your order to Troop 1 Stow, PO Box 75, Stow, MA 01775 or order directly online.

The small plain wreath is priced at $14 and the small decorated is $18. Medium wreaths are $17 plain and $20 decorated, and large plain wreaths are $50. Wreath payment is due by November 18.Your wreaths will be delivered during Thanksgiving week.

The next meeting of The New Book Club will be on Tuesday, November 18, at 7pm at Randall Library. We will be discussing The House Girl, by Tara Conklin. This debut novel links the stories of Lina Sparrow, a 21st century lawyer and Josephine Bell, an artistically talented 19th century slave. Is this the making of a slavery reparations lawsuit? Join us for an informal discussion and hear what other readers think. Questions–978-897-6055

Please join us on November 19, 6 to 9 pm, at The International – Fireplace room for the Nashoba Booster  Club Trivia Night! Test your trivia knowledge while being entertained by MC Joel Bates. This fun-filled family dinner night will allow you the opportunity to enjoy delicious food in a lovely setting while supporting Nashoba Athletics, as 20% of your dining cost will go directly to the Booster Club. Visit for the flyer.

Nashoba Drama Society Presents “It’s A Wonderful Life”
“It’s A Wonderful Life,”  a true testament to the power of family and friends, will be presented at the Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium, 12 Green Rd, Bolton, by the Nashoba Drama Society. Performances are Friday and Saturday night, November 21 and 22, at 7:30pm; and Sunday afternoon, November 23, at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for seniors and students, $14 for adults.  To order tickets in advance, please fill out and return a ticket order form available at Tickets will also be sold at the door as long as available. If you have any questions, please call Hilda Brewington or Emmitt Brewington at (978) 779-9995 or email [email protected].

 8th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K Run/Walk
Please consider running, walking, or volunteering in the 8th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K. The race will take place this Thanksgiving morning (November 27), beginning at Stow Community Park and ending at Bose in Stow. Supported by Stow Recreation, this event will donate all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity and the Stow Community Chest. Early check-in and race registration will be held from 3-5pm on Wednesday, November 26. Registration can also be done at 6-7:30am on race day. For more information, or to register online or download an entry or volunteer form, visit

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POrtraiture Demonstration at AVCC
On Wednesday, November 5, the Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) will host a demonstration, “Poor Man’s Lighting,” by wedding and portrait photographer Jim DeLuco. The audience will learn not only lighting techniques but also how to produce pleasing poses and expressions. DeLuco, who owns DeLuco Photography, has been active in camera clubs for years.

The November program is open to the general public, and admission is free. This meeting begins at 7:15pm (most start at 7:30). AVCC welcomes both new and prospective members. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from now through June at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., Hudson. For more information, contact Liz West (978) 263-2853.

The Parish Collaborative of St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth of Hungary invites the community to participate in a Remembrance Service on Friday, November 7, from 7:30 to 8:30pm, Readings, music, and reflective silence will offer an  opportunity for those present to light a candle for deceased loved ones. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Deb Lundquist at 978-263-4308.

All are welcome, and the service takes place at St. Elizabeth’s, at 89 Arlington St. in Acton. For more information, call 978-263- 4305 or visit

Congregation Beth El Hosts Auction Fundraiser
Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley will host its first annual Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, 7pm, at Congregation Beth El, 105 Hudson Rd. in Sudbury. All are welcome. Tickets for the event are available by calling 978-443-9622 or visiting The evening is sure to be fun and exciting with a live and silent auction with more than 100 items, entertainment, and refreshments. In advance of the event, you can also bid on auction items at
Tickets are available at $15 per person or $25 per couple in advance; $20 per person and $30 per couple at the door. Admission gets you one bidding number.

Jewelry & Craft Sale
Enjoy free admission to our Jewelry & Craft Sale on Saturday, November 8, from 10am to 2pm, at the West Acton Baptist Church, 592 Mass Ave. (corner of Rt. 111 & Central St.), Acton. Our many vendors will feature estate and new jewelry, hand knit and quilted items, a bake sale, and more!  We are handicapped accessible. For more information visit our website at

“An Evening of Illumination” at Old Sturbridge Village
Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village will get a rare chance to tour the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight during the museum’s “Evening of Illumination” set for Saturday, November 8. Guided by lantern light around the Village Common, guests visit select homes and shops to see how early New Englanders spent their evenings in the days before electricity. Visitors will be treated to music and storytelling throughout the tour, and will see Village artisans at work by candlelight.

The Village is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30am – 4pm. Admission is: $24 for adults; $22 for seniors; $8 for children ages 3-17; children 2 and under are admitted free. Each admission includes free parking and a free second-day visit within 10 days. For details, visit or call 800-SEE-1830.

Concerts at the Common…
…begins its seventh year of world-class music in Harvard with The Boston Trio (violin, cello, piano) on Sunday, November 9, at 4pm at the Harvard UU Church, 9 Ayer Rd., Havard. Program includes works by Gabriel Fauré, John Musto, and Anton Aresky.  Since their debut at Tanglewood in 1997, the Trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber music groups. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors (65+), and $15 for students (under 18).  Call 978-779-2876 for information and/or tickets.

 Free Veterans Day Admission for Vets AT OSV NovEMBER 11
Old Sturbridge Village will offer free admission to veterans, active military personnel, and their families (up to 6 people) on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. Historians will fire vintage firearms and perform martial music covering 300 years of America’s military history. A display of military uniforms from the American Revolution to the Gulf War will be on exhibit, including an impressive collection of original uniforms from World War I. See details at, or call 800-SEE-1830.

 A Year With Frog and Toad is Fun for the Entire Family
The Acton Cooperative Theater is pleased to present its production of A Year With Frog and Toad on Saturday, November 15, at 1pm and 4pm. A Year With Frog and Toad is a whimsical show that bubbles with melody and wit as  you follow two great friends – cheerful, popular Frog and grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Performances will be held at the Thoreau School, located at 29 Prairie St. in Concord. General Admission Tickets are available at the door for $12, or can be purchased in advance by calling 978.760.2577 or at Buttons & Bows located at 448 Great Rd., Acton.

 A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR (Concord)
The marsh moves through many changes in the fall. Join us on Sunday, November 16,  at 2-4pm, for a late afternoon walk around the refuge when autumn’s majesty is most palpable. All ages are welcome. A voluntary donation is gratefully accepted. No pre-registration required. Meet at the information kiosk by the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? See sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email [email protected] or call 978-760-1933.

Artists Wanted For Exciting New Graphic Art Exhibit
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is proud to present a “Graphic Art” exhibit at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, and is looking for artist submissions. This is a great opportunity for artists of all levels of experience. Registrations with up to five submissions are now being accepted with a deadline of November 21. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, December 6, from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Saturday, December 13 & 20, from 1-4pm, or by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Registration forms and membership information can be found on our website at For more information visit our website, email [email protected], or call 978-562-1646.

River’s Edge Announces First Annual Young Artist Competition
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Community Band announce the first an  nual Young Artist Competition, for students in 12th grade and younger who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday, December 6. The winner will perform with the River’s Edge Community Band on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The application, further information, and audition material are available at the River’s Edge Arts Alliance office at 155 Apsley St., Hudson, or at For additional information, please call 978-562-1646 or email Lynne Johnson at [email protected].