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Calendar…Jan. 27, 2016

stow garden club make and take
The Stow Garden Club invites you to our next meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, February 3, at the Union Church of Stow, 317 Great Rd. The ever-popular Make and Take will be the evening’s fun activity. We are planning a Valentine’s theme, so bring a vase and clippers so you can “Make” an arrangement and “Take” it home. Flowers will be provided. Co-Chairs Ruth Delmonico and Gladys Beaudette will have a collection of floral frogs to show to those who may not be familiar with them. Guest are welcome and the fee for non-members will be $10. Garden club members will be available to advise newcomers. For reservations, please email [email protected] with Stow Garden Club in the subject line. Deadline for signing is Wednesday, January 27. Refreshments? Of course!  See you on the 3rd.

Stow Democratic Town Committee meets
The Stow Democratic Town Committee  will meet at 7:15 pm Wednesday, January 27, at the Randall Library, second floor. Topics will include setting a  date for the 2016 caucus  and planning for the Income Inequality forum.  New members welcome.  If you are worried that the  GOP will CRUZ to victory this fall then you should join our organization. For more information contact James Cohen at [email protected].

monthy parenting series: The Defiance Spectrum
The January topic for Nashoba Community Partnership for Children’s Monthly Parenting Series will be “The Definece Spectrum”. As children explore the world around them, nearly all will occasionally test boundaries and challenge authority. While most become more cooperative by age 3, some continually defy any attempt to discipline them and seemingly reject authority all together. This session provides insight into this spectrum and offers effective methods that help children move beyond defiance.

The discussion takes place Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm – 8pm, at the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St., Bolton. PLEASE REGISTER – [email protected] / 978-779-2821 x2041. (Due to scheduling, we will not be holding a February meeting.)

Preparing to Buy a Home?
In this home buying seminar, key success factors in buyer a home will be revealed; how to find and evaluate your ideal home, understanding negotiations and the home buyer process, financing options for every type of home and home buyer, understanding credit and overcoming road blocks.

The seminar is on Thursday, January 28, 6 – 7:30pm, at Family Federal Savings, 148 Great Rd. Register at or contact Family Federal Savings 978-897-3211.

Cold Chocolate at New Revival Coffeehouse
Cold Chocolate is a four-piece band from Boston that fuses bluegrass and roots music with a dash of funk. They’ll be bringing guitar, banjo, upright bass, percussion, and four-part harmony to the New Revival Coffeehouse in Stow on Saturday, January 30, at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $18 at the door; advance tickets are available at The coffeehouse is located in the Fellowship Hall of First Parish Church, 353 Great Rd. For more information, call 978-274-2593.

Stow Athletic & Recreation Supporters Inc. (STARS) is a group of parents and other interested parties whose mission is to enrich our community by providing financial support for athletic and recreation programs. STARS is coordinating a brick drive for the Pine Bluffs Improvement Plan. Purchase a brick and have it custom engraved to be installed near the playing fields and new amenities at Pine Bluffs. Personalized brick sizes available: 4×8’s for $50, 8×8’s for $100, 8×8’s with company logo/business for $250. A 6’ permanent bench with personalized plaque also is available for $1,000. The brick drive ends January 31 – go to today!

Fire Dragon Fitness Challenge
Avoid those midwinter blues by staying active and engaging in a little friendly competition! The Fire Dragon Fitness Challenge is focused on fun, fitness and challenging yourself to be the best competitor in your age group. Sensei Pat Saunders will lead you through a circuit of physical challenges, encouraging you to push yourself to achieve your maximum repetitions in a minute’s time. Fun for kids and adults!
The class is at Karate Do in the Shaw’s Plaza on February 6, 1pm – 2pm (Class 1) or  2pm – 3pm (Class 2). $15 for Co-op Owners, $20 for non-Owners. For more information and tickets visit

Girl Scout Cookies Are Here!
The Stow Girls Scouts will be selling at Shaw’s February 6 and 7, and February 20 and 21. Stop by to get all your favorites! Thin Mints, Caramel de Lites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, and Cranberry Citrus Crisps, America’s favorite cookies, are only $5 per box.

Cookie sales help support the Girl Scouts in our community by teaching them the skills of goal setting, decision making, and people skills as well as help them attend fun and educational activities. Don’t like cookies? Consider donating a box to our military troops or the local food pantry.

Minuteman High School will host a Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp in February that is free for seventh- and eighth-grade girls in the Minuteman school district, which includes Stow. The STEM camp will be held at the school, located at 758 Marrett Rd. in Lexington, from February 16-19, from 8am to 2:30pm each day.

Participants will be able to extend their knowledge through hands-on STEM activities, led by Minuteman students certified in mentoring who are enrolled in STEM majors, along with two of Minuteman’s instructors. A link with information about the camp and registration will be available on, during the first week of January. Transportation will be provided for students in the Minuteman High School district. Applicants can contact Michelle Roche, Minuteman’s Director of Career and Technical Education. She can be reached at 781-861-6500 x7326 or [email protected].