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Calendar… May 27, 2015

Events at the Randall LibrarY
Music at the Library with the Solstice Sackbuts, Thursday, May 28, 7pm – Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Randall Library is pleased to have the Solstice Sackbuts on hand to play a classical chamber music program with music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages. For more information on the band see

Backyard Beekeeping, Thursday, June 4, 7pm – Have you ever considered improving your health and your gardens by keeping a backyard beehive? Representatives from Bestbees will talk about how beekeeping benefits the environment, how honey can improve your health, and how you can easily have a backyard hive.

Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of “This is Paradise” and “Make a Wish But Not for Money”, Thursday, June 11, 7pm – The author of both fiction and non-fiction works, Suzanne Strempek Shea will speak and read from her books. Ever wonder to yourself “What can one person do?” The answer can be found in “This is Paradise: An Irish mother’s grief, an African village’s plight and the medical clinic that brought fresh hope to both”, which follows the true story of Mags Riordan and her transforming journey from despair to hope and healing for thousands. And Ms. Strempek Shea will also read from her new fiction book, “Make a Wish But Not for Money”, which is a humorous and heart-warming  tale you are sure to enjoy.

The Skylight Astronomical Society presents

The Skylight Astronomical Society presents “Galaxies from Beginning to End”, a presentation by Charlie Conroy, on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30pm. Charlie is an associate professor at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophics in Cambridge.

Everyone is welcome to this free program. Come to the clubhouse, Gleasondale Mill, 18 Rockbottom Rd. For directions and further information see

Community Yard Sale at FPC
The First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) is holding a community yard sale on Saturday, May 30, from 9am to 2pm. A variety of items will be sold including kitchen essentials, canning jars, children’s toys, sports equipment, and books. In the case of rain the sale will be held indoors. FPC is located at 353 Great Rd., at the intersection of Rtes. 117 and 62

Haikus in the Woods
Visit SCT’s Leggett property between now and May 31 and enjoy a 1-mile walk in the woods and the chance to read haikus written by Stow’s 3rd graders. The Leggett property is located at the intersection of Rte. 62 and Whitman Road, with parking on Whitman.

Reception to honor Mr. Don Moultrop

Don is retiring after more than 30 years of service as our music teacher at Hale Middle School. Please join us to honor Don! A special tribute and reception sponsored by Stow Friends of Music will be held right after the Hale Middle School Concert on Tuesday, June 2. The concert begins at 7pm with a reception to follow. Please contact Julie at [email protected] with any questions

Wings & Wheels: Cruise-In/Fly-In AT Minute Man Air Field
Head to Minute Man Air Field (302 Boxboro Road, Stow) every Thursday night this summer from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, June 4 through August 27. Featured cars each week, but all cars are welcome. Open to the public, this event features great food, including wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and dogs from Nancy’s at the Airfield café. Plenty of show parking and separate public parking. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit local and international service projects. For more information, visit or


Stow residents will have a chance to try the sport of orienteering right here at Pine Bluffs, site of the Town Beach and playing fields.  Mothers with babies in backpacks and elite runners equally enjoy orienteering. An orienteering course consists of sites that are marked on the map by circles.  At each site, marked by an orange and white flag, the orienteer punches an electronic box to record they were there.  The route between sites is not specified; route choice and navigation are the essence of orienteering.  Two different length courses are offered- both are shorter than usual and can be perfect for beginners.

Sturdy shoes or sneakers are all you need.  The specially detailed orienteering map is provided and everything else, including compasses and electronic timing sticks, can be borrowed from the club.  CSU’s entry fee is $10 person to cover mapping, equipment wear and tear and insurance.

For more information about the June 4th event at Pine Bluffs in Stow, contact meet director Aims Coney, [email protected] or 978-562-2805.

stow lions flea market

The Stow Lions Club Annual Spring Flea Market will be held June 6 at the Stow Lions Field (located at the intersection of Route 117 and Hudson Rd.). The rain date is June 7. The Lions will have a Food Court with a variety of food at family friendly prices. If you’re a vendor looking for a space you should contact the Stow Lions directly and reserve a spot.   The Flea Market opens at 7am, admission is free, and there is ample free parking. There is always a wide selection of goods, collectibles, tools, and decorator items. This year there will be wide selection of “ready for spring planting” flowers and vegetables.

For additional information about this event, contact the Stow Lions; send an email to [email protected], check our web site at, or visit Facebook at

Flower Communion Service at FPc
On Sunday, June 7, at 10 a.m., the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate diversity with its annual Flower Communion Service. Each person brings a cut flower or two to place in a communal basket. The resulting bouquet symbolizes the diversity of those present, including the many blessings, gifts, and talents each brings to the community. At the end of the service, each person takes a different flower home, to remind them to be grateful for all we receive from others in our community. All are welcome. The church is located at 353 Great Rd. and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact the church office at 978-897-8149 or visit