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Calendar… November 19, 2014

PROJECT TEDDY BEAR for the Stow Fire Department
Junior Girl Scout Troop 72516 is collecting new or gently used Beanie Baby – size Teddy bears for the Stow Fire Dept. When the Fire Dept. responds to a call, the Teddy bears are given to children to help comfort them. Donations to Project Teddy Bear can be dropped off from November 19 until Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, please contact Sherri at [email protected]. Donation boxes are located at: Shaw’s, Butternut Farm Golf Course, Pet Source, Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Stow Café, Russell’s Convenience Store, Duncan Donuts, and Randal Library.

Thank you for donating!

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in November
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Swing Fever Trio, Thursday, November 20, 7pm – The Swing Fever Trio features music from such great composers as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and more. Enjoy a night out at the Randall Library and get your toes tapping.

Ukulele Players Unite!
Come join a Boston Ukulele Union Meetup this Thursday, November 20, at First Parish Church, 353 Great Rd. Ukulele players from around the area will join together to strum and sing some old favorites and try some new selections. All levels of players are welcome, and music sheets will be provided as well as some light refreshments. Bring your uke (and a music stand if you have one) and join us. For more information contact Pat Sorn, [email protected].

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].

Free Community Dinner at Union Church of Stow
Join us Friday, November 21, 5-6pm,  for another Ann’s Community Friendship Dinner. This month we’ll be cooking, roasting, and baking to make Thanksgiving Dinner! The price is free, but donations are accepted. There is no reason to eat alone when you can join us for a good meal and friendly company. The Union Church with the blue doors is at 375 Great Rd., next to the Police Station. Read more about us at

Order Your Holiday Arrangements from the Stow garden club
Stow Garden Club is taking special orders for arrangements, centerpieces, cemetery boxes/outdoor arrangements, designer wreaths, decorated boxwood trees, kissing balls…your colors… until November 22, for pick-up on December 6.  Please contact MariePatrice Masse at 978-579-0897. Or, come see what delights you at our Stow Garden Club Annual Holiday Greens Sale at the Stow Town Hall  on Saturday, December 6, from 8am until 12noon. Prices range from $3 to $50. Want a bundle of greens to do your own decorating? We’ve got that, too. Proceeds from the sale go back to the community through the many activities and projects supported by the Stow Garden Club.

Sounds of STow Presents Bach’s Christmas Oratio
Experience the full splendor of Bach’s great “Christmas Oratio”, performed by the Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Barbara Jones. The concert is Sunday, November 23, at 3pm, in Hale Auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and adult students, and $10 for students 18 and under.

Hale is fully handicapped accessible. For more information visit 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. Four complimentary tickets are available through your local COA.

“Come Ye Thankful People Come,” A Thanksgiving Service
On Sunday, November 23, at 9 am and 11 am, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will come together as an inter-generational community to give thanks. We will sing traditional Thanksgiving hymns and be treated to a bounty of beautiful music from the FPC choirs and musicians of all ages. The service will include the traditional ritual of breaking and sharing of bread, which will be baked for us by the Junior Youth group. All are welcome to come and participate. Please bring non-perishable food and toiletries to the service, which will be collected and donated to the Stow Food Pantry. The church is located at 353 Great Rd.  Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.  For more information, contact our church office at 978-897-8149 or visit our website at

Nashoba Best Buddies Hockey Game
On November 23, from 7-8pm, Nashoba hockey players and faculty will face off against the East Coast Jumbos Hockey team. The game will take place at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. All proceeds of the game will go to the Nashoba Best Buddies chapter and the East Coast Jumbos team.

The game will be put on by the Nashoba Regional High School Best Buddies chapter, which works to build friendships for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The East Coast Jumbos is comprised of players ages 9-20 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The game is a great opportunity to show your support of Best Buddies and the East Coast Jumbos for the dedication to providing equal opportunities for everyone! Come join us for a great night of hockey and family fun!

Make-Your-Own Boxwood Tree Workshop
Create a beautiful 12-inch Christmas tree-shaped arrangement from Boxwood tips on Wednesday, December 3, from 10am to 8pm, at Stow Town Hall (lower level), for $45. We provide instructions and all materials. Reserve today to participate in this great workshop, usually limited to Stow Garden Club members, and take home a delightful, long-lasting holiday arrangement. These make excellent gifts and can be decorated as “winter” arrangements for those who don’t observe the holidays. Call MariePatrice Masse at 978-579-0897 by November 22 to reserve your space (2+ hours).  Can’t make it? Order now and we’ll make a kit, or a tree, for you!

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

Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Spring Registration is now open until November 30. Team sizes will be limited. We are able to offer only one team per age group. Please make a note of this earlier registration time as we don’t want any interested players to miss out.

Also, NGL is looking to fill several vacancies. Some are board positions, but some are what we call “one and done” tasks. Please contact Christine Shaw at [email protected],  or Kathy Cote at [email protected] to find out more. (*Nashoba Girls Lacrosse is a non-profit organization which is not affiliated with Nashoba Regional School District.)

Friends of Troop 1 Stow Tupperware Fundraiser
Get some Christmas shopping done and help Troop 1 Stow at the same time. This fundraiser ends November 30; order online and receive your order before Christmas. To place your order visit: Thank you for your continued support.

The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging will be having its annual Holiday Decoration Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 9am to 1pm. Along with the decorations, there will be special tables for young shoppers to purchase small items at a low cost for their friends and family. If you have any decorations that you no longer need please donate them to Council on Aging on the lower level of Town Building, Monday-Friday, from 8am to 4pm, before December 6. If you need someone to pick your donation please call 978-897-1880.

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Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical Live On-Stage
The Acton Cooperative Theater will present its production of Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical, at the R.J. Grey Jr. High School Dragonfly Theater, located at 16 Charter Rd. in Acton. A classic story of rivalry and power, Camp Rock: The Musical is a combination of The Disney Channel’s hit movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.    Show times are Friday, November 21, at 7pm and Saturday, November 22,  at 2pm. 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. For more information, visit the theater group’s website at

The annual Holiday Village Bazaar will be held at the First Parish of Bolton, 673 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack at the Village Café—which features homemade coffee cakes, scones, soups, sandwiches, chili, and apple crisp—and can sample other First Parish creations at the Candy Shop, Kitchen Nook, and Cookie Jar, as well as the Bake Shop.

The popular “themed” basket raffle returns this year. Shoppers are invited to stop at Nana’s Attic and the Jewel Box. For more information, leave a message at the church office at 978-779-6427 or send email to [email protected].

Fair Trade Faire in Harvard
On Sunday, November 23, from 11am – 3pm, the Social Action Committee and Women’s Alliance of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church will host the 5th annual Fair Trade Faire in the UU Fellowship Building, 7 Elm St., Harvard.

This “pop-up” shopping experience will feature local  nonprofit businesses dedicated to supporting cooperatives from around the world offering quality artisan crafts and home wares. Festivities also include a vendor-sponsored raffle and HUUC Youth Group bake sale.    Visit “Fair Trade Faire” on Facebook for details and updates.

Rediscover Thanksgiving Tradition at Old Sturbridge VillagE
BRediscover eginning Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 through Sunday, November 30, Old Sturbridge Village costumed historians and interpreters will bring to life Thanksgiving traditions 1830s-style – demonstrating hearth cooking, Native American food traditions, musket sharpshooting matches, and a re-created wedding. Also, tales, tunes, and hands-on crafts will be offered throughout the holiday weekend. For details visit or call 800-SEE-1830.

An Introduction to Positive Humanism
Concord Area Humanists invites you to a discussion and dialogue entitled “An Introduction to Positive Humanism:  Philosophy and Psychology”. This special meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3,  7 pm, at First Parish Hall, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord. The special speaker will be Bo Bennett, a secular Humanist and a PhD candidate in social psychology.

Positive humanism is an applied humanistic philosophy based on the scientific findings of positive psychology that focuses on personal, professional, and societal flourishing. Translation: As an applied philosophy, it offers practical solutions to increase well-being. More information can be found on, and from [email protected].

For more information, contact David Kimball at 508-485-4795.

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].