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Calendar… Feb. 17, 2016

Girl Scout Cookies Are Here!
The Stow Girls Scouts will be selling at Shaw’s Feb. 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.

Stow Democratic Town Committee events
The Stow Democratic Town Committee has three upcoming events. The monthly meeting will take place Wednesday,  Feb. 24,  at 7:15pm at Randall Library. New members welcome.   The annual caucus to elect delegates to the MA Democratic convention will take  place  Saturday, Feb.  27,  from 2-4 pm at Randall Library. All registered  Stow Democrats are eligible to run for delegate positions. The convention will be on June 4 in Lowell. The  Democratic Committees of Stow, Maynard  and Hudson  are sponsoring a  forum on income inequality  to be held at  the old Town Hall  in  Stow on March 30 at 7 pm. More details to follow. For more information on  these  events contact Jim Cohen  at Dr [email protected].

MRC Recruitment and CPR Training
The Region 4A Medical Reserve Corps will host a recruiting event that will include an orientation and free CPR training for new MRC volunteers on Feb. 27, 9 am-2 pm. This training will be held at the Acton Police Dept. and is open to prospective members from any of the nearby communities. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to assist first responders (fire, police and EMT personnel) using trained medical professionals and support staff, during times of emergency, both natural and terrorist in nature, and to educate the general public regarding emergency preparedness. There is a need for both medical and non-medical volunteers to serve in the Region 4A MRC.

Anyone interested in becoming an MRC volunteer is welcome to attend. If you would like to register, please sign up at: (orientation) and  (CPR). For questions or to learn more, contact the Region 4A MRC Coordinator, Cathy Corkery, at [email protected] or 508-735-3566.

stow garden club FREE PRESENTATION
The Stow Garden Club will be Wednesday, March 2, at the Union Church at 7pm. Our guest speaker will be Maria von Brincken presenting Classical Vertical Gardening.  She is an award-winning certified designer celebrating her 20th year in the professional practice. She will be presenting a power point lecture about vines that flower up and around. The slides will show historical and modern gardens and examples of individual plants. Visit her website @ . Contact Susan Pauley for any further information you might need, at 978-568-8049. All are welcome: You do not need to be a Garden Club member to attend this presentation.

NRHS Rising Freshman Open House
Nashoba Regional High School will be hosting an information night for rising 9th graders and their parents on Wednesday, March 2, from 6pm to 8pm, starting in the high school auditorium. This night will be an opportunity for rising 9th graders and their parents to see the high school, hear about academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, meet department heads, and tour the building. It will also be an opportunity for parents to learn about the high school course registration process. We hope to see you there! NRHS is located at 12 Green Rd., Bolton.

Guest Table Community Supper
Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, serves dinner on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). Guest Table welcomes everyone, in or out of Stow, whether they’re looking for a sense of community, are feeling lonely, are having some financial difficulties, or just want a change of atmosphere. There’s no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. The next meal will be offered March 4 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at FPC’s Fellowship Hall. FPC is located at 353 Great Rd. Its facilities are wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact [email protected].

24 Hours for the Lord Project
On April 11, 2015, Pope Francis announced “an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy that is to have God’s mercy at its center.” Pope Francis has asked that churches all around the world offer 24 Hours for the Lord on the Friday and Saturday of the weekend of the 3rd Sunday of Lent. The Apple Valley Collaborative – St. Isidore, Stow, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton –  liturgy, faith formation, and youth ministry teams have come together to plan a very special 24 Hours for the Lord project.  Our focus for the event is based on the theme “Merciful like the Father.” We will have  events in both parishes that will offer prayer, Reconciliation, adoration, works of mercy, and community. Light hospitality will be offered. Everyone is welcome to attend! There will be planned events and open times for prayer at St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth from Friday, March 4 at 6pm to Saturday, March 5, at 6pm. Please see for details.

Family Concert with Liz Buchanan
Noted children’s musician Liz Buchanan will perform a family concert at First Parish Church, 353 Great Rd., on Saturday, March 5, from 3 to 4:30pm. Liz is a two-time Parents’ Choice Award winner who’s about to release her fourth album of lively, danceable music for kids and families. Come hear Liz’s rocking songs about celebrating the earth, finding Very Hungry Caterpillars and confronting a T-Rex! Admission is $5 per child; tickets will be available at and at the door. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FPC’s facilities are wheelchair accessible. For further information, see or call 978-274-2593.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Group Networking meeting takes place Saturday, March 12, 10:30am, at the Randall Library. The guest speaker will be screenwriter Scott Anderson who has been teaching screenwriting since 1993, beginning at U Mass Lowell and currently at Emerson College, where his “Business of Screenwriting” course was the first ever offered at the college level. He is currently the Creative Director for Johnston Media LLC, NY.  This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in the publishing field. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at [email protected].

Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual Baseball Clinic
Nashoba Regional High School Athletics staff will hold its annual Baseball Clinic for local youth on Saturday, March 12 (snow date March 13), at NRHS, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. Two sessions are available: 9am – 12pm (register at 8:30am if not pre-registered) or 1pm – 4pm (register at 12:30pm if not pre-registered). Sign up for one or both! Kids are separated into 3 age groups:  5- 7 yrs., 8-10 yrs., or 11-13 yrs. Quality instruction will be given on all aspects of the game and emphasis will be on fundamentals and team play. Kids from everywhere are welcome!

The  cost is $40 for one session or $65 for both with pre-registration (includes a t-shirt!), or  $45 for one session or $70 for both if registering that day (can’t guarantee spot if not pre-registered.) After March 7 there is no more mail in registration. After March 7 please contact Coach Schoolcraft (508-561-4268 or cschoolcraft to get your son/daughter in the data base and then bring this registration form on Saturday. Checks are made payable to Nashoba Booster Club. Please mail registrations to Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd., Bolton, MA, 01740, Attn: Coach Schoolcraft.All proceeds from this clinic support the NRHS Baseball teams.

Like Animals?  Volunteer for Stow’s DART
The town of Stow will shelter individuals, and their pets (in an adjacent “pet co-shelter”), during a disaster requiring the evacuation of residents from their homes. The Stow Medical Reserve Corps is recruiting volunteers to effectively run our pet co-shelter during short-term emergencies. The Stow Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), a sub-group of Stow’s Medical Reserve Corps, will train new volunteers to assist with the pet intake and registration process, staff the pet co-shelter, and monitor care of animals by their owners during an emergency. Volunteers require no special background, but should enjoy and be comfortable with pets and people. Our next orientation meeting and pet intake training session is Saturday, March 19, from 10am to 12pm, at the Stow Town Building, 3rd floor Conference Room. To register, call 978-897-4592 or email [email protected].