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Calendar…April 6, 2016

Do you have a flower or window box(s) or would like to have one? You don’t need to be a “Gardener” to add this wonderful touch to your home. Just attend our next presentation, which will fill you with some wonderful, practical ideas and add beauty to your home. This meeting of the Stow Garden Club will be Wednesday, April 6, at the Union Church at 7pm.  Our guest speaker will be Heather Husebo presenting Flower Box Gardens. Her business is creating box gardens with a variety of plants for individuals and business needs and contending with a range of zero-full shade conditions. Her presentation will include making a flower box garden.  Contact Susan Pauley for any further information at 978-568-8049. All are welcome; you do not need to be a Garden Club member to attend this presentation.

AV Chamber Spring Fling Auction
The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Spring Fling Auction is slated for Friday, April 8, 6 to 9pm, at the Wedgewood Pines Country Club, 215 Harvard Rd. What better way to usher in spring then enjoy the lovely vistas of bucolic Stow, enjoy a fantastic meal with a fanciful dessert buffet, while bidding on items from Red Sox Tickets to a meal at your favorite pub? Cost is $25 pp., and tables may be reserved for parties of eight or more! For more information, please call 978.568.0360 or email [email protected].

april events at the randall library
Saturday, April 9, 2pm, “Turtle’s New Home”, puppet show and nature walk with puppeteer Deborah Costine – After the puppet show all attendees are welcome to accompany naturalist Deborah Costine and members of the library staff on a short nature walk to nearby Minister’s Pond to bring to life the elements of adaptation and habitat building found in “Turtle’s New Home”.  Pond life exploration materials will be provided by the library. Funding for this special event is provided by the Alice Eaton Fund.

Thursday, April 14, 7pm, “International Music Performance with The Solstice Sackbutts” – Take a vacation for a day while the Solstice Sackbutts take you on an international tour with a program of folk and pop music from around the world. No passports are required while your toes tap to sambas, tangos, tarantellas, polkas, horahs, waltzes, jigs, calypsos, as well as rock, jazz and some of the world’s most famous and popular music. This concert is supported by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

8th Annual Stow Town Cleanup Scheduled for April 9
Help us clean up Stow on Saturday, April 9, during the 8th annual Stow Town Cleanup. Sign up for your cleanup area on the town map at the Lower Common near Papa Gino’s on April 9 from 8am to 12noon. The Stow Cleanup Group will have garbage bags and gloves (adult sizes) available at no cost. Bags can be tossed in your own trash can or left by the side of the road. The Town Highway Department will pick up bags the following Monday. Participants should wear gloves, long pants and long sleeves to help avoid poison ivy and bright clothes or a reflective vest for safety.
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All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, April 9, from 9am to 12pm, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Rd. 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.

For more information, go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to [email protected].

Players wanted for Stow Women’s Over 40 soccer
Looking for fun, camaraderie and good soccer? Stow Women’s Soccer is looking for players for its Over 40 (year old) team, which plays 6v6 in an Over 40 league. You  needn’t be a resident of Stow. The spring season begins April 10 and runs 10 weeks with games on Sundays at 8:30am. Home games are at Pine Bluff Field, Sudbury Rd. For more information e-mail Corinne at [email protected].

sing along with ed morgan
Ed Morgan, a Stow resident and children’s singer/songwriter, brings a series of interactive children’s Sing Alongs, funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, to the Community Room at the Randall Library. The next show will be Tuesday, April 12, at 1:30pm. Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as “The Music Man”. For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. Singing and dancing for kids ages 1-99!

2016 Youth Police Academy
The Stow Police Department is hosting its second annual Youth Police Academy for the students of Stow (6, 7, and 8th graders as of school year 2016/2017), on July 18-22 from 8am-2:30pm, at Hale Middle School. Students will learn about crime scene investigation, self-defense, CPR/First Aid, detective’s role, view a K9 demonstration, and much more! Applications are available online at the Stow PD Facebook page, at the Stow PD, and at the Center School and Hale School front offices. Cost: $50 (scholarships available). Application deadline is April 15.  **Class size will be limited, first come first serve** For more information contact: Detective Cassie Ela at 978-897-4545, [email protected] or Special Officer/Dispatcher Darlene Trefry at 978-897-4545, [email protected].

preserving new england native culture today
Katherine Hamilton of Stow presents her Girl Scout Gold Award Documentary, Preserving New England Native Culture Today, on Saturday, April 16, 3pm, at the Randall Library. A senior at Nashoba Regional High School, Hamilton filmed  this documentary of the Nipmuc Nation and thier land in  Grafton as her GS Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest honor that can be achieved in Girl Scouting.

On display will be Stow Native American artifacts and copies of Stow’s Native American land deeds and documents written between 1683 and 1685. This community program is sponsored by the Stow Historical Society and the Library. Refreshments will be served.

Friends of Troop 1 Stow Electronics Recycling Event
Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold its annual electronics recycling event at Bose Corporation, 688 Great Rd., on Saturday, April 23, from 9am to 2pm. Pre-pickup will be available on April 16, contact us to make arrangements by calling 978-212-9175 or send email to [email protected].  Please visit for complete rate details and to review the accepted items list.

Stow Minutemen march on Patriots’ Day
On Monday, April 18, the Stow Minuteman Company will once again march the same route taken by the colonial militia in April of 1775 to Concord upon hearing the news that the British Regulars were marching towards Concord. The Company will begin its annual pre-dawn Trail March “muster” (an assembly of troops prior to parade) at 4:30am, in front of Papa Gino’s in Lower Village, with over 30 Colonial re-enactors dressed in period garb as well as many modern-day “civilians” who are welcome to follow along at the rear. The Company will march in time to its own fife and drum corps and musket volleys will be fired at pre-determined locations as well as spontaneously along the route. We encourage carpooling for the return, since several roads in Concord will be closed to vehicles. You can join us at the start or at our stops at Cucurbit Farms or Rideout Playground along the 10-mile route. There is parking at all locations.
The annual Trail March and our participation in Concord’s Battle at Old North Bridge and Parade is rain or shine.  For more information, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at 978-206-1775. The full itinerary is at

nashoba volleyball clinic
Nashoba Regional High School will be holding a volleyball clinic for boys and girls grades 7-10.  Anyone interested in trying the sport or looking to brush up on some skills is encouraged to attend. The clinic runs from ​Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20, 9:30am-12pm​, at Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. The cost is $40 preregistered, $45 day of the clinic. For more information, go to the NRHS Athletics webpage at or contact Kristen MacDonald at [email protected]

Alice Eaton Fund seeks grant applications
In 1992, Alice Eaton, a former resident of Stow, bequeathed funds for the purpose of improving the health, safety and enrichment of Stow children, from birth through age 12.  The Alice Eaton Fund Committee is currently seeking grant applications from organizations with projects consistent with the Fund’s mission.  The application deadline is April 22. Visit for details.