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Calendar…May 4, 2016

NRHS After Prom Party Fundraisers
Please help the NRHS Junior class have a safe and fun Prom night by supporting the After Prom Party being held at Nashoba Regional High School. On May 4 we team up with Bertucci’s, Solomon Pond Mall, all day, dine in or take out, a percentage of your meals is donated to After Prom. Also, grab your friends for a night of music and dancing to ’60s and ’70s hits by the Bare Hill Band on Saturday, May 7, 7pm-10pm, Upstairs at the Harvard General Store!  The band is generously donating their time to help raise funds for the After-Prom Party! Tickets are $20 each — email [email protected] for reservations or to get more info! Please visit the After Prom website for more info and check out the volunteer page at

children in the shadow
As part of its Monthly Parenting Series, the Nashoba Community Partnership for Children presents Children in the Shadow on Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm – 8pm, at Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St., Bolton. Anxiety is the most common mental health diagnosis in children and adults. The diagnosed are often in the shadow of others who are more outgoing. Therefore, we may be unaware of their anguish. This session examines the childhood fears, sensitivities and anxieties that may interfere with learning and maximizing full potential. The focus is on applying scientifically-proven approaches in the home and classroom environment.

Join us to hear more about what early experiences are important in best preparing your child or the children you work with, for success in school and life. PLEASE REGISTER – [email protected] / 978-779-2821 x2041.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in May
Thursday May 5, 7pm, author reading with Peter Zheutlin, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway”.  How far would you go to save a dog’s life? In this inspiring book, author Zheutlin tells the extraordinary story of Greg Mahle, who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect.
Wednesday, May 11, 12:30-1:30pm, “The Randall Library Cookbook Club” -The library is starting a new “cookbook club”! We will be choosing a new cookbook each month to “read”, and members of the club will make one of the recipes into an item to share at a library potluck with the other club members. Discussion of the recipes and the cookbook will follow the meal. This month we will be using Mollie Katzen’s “The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without”, copies of which are available for checkout at the Randall Library circulation desk. Sign-up is required and the sign-up sheet is at the Randall Library circulation desk (limit to 12 members).

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 on May 6 from 5:30 at 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].

Stow Boy Scouts Launch Operation Paper Shred
Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold its annual paper-shredding event, Operation Paper Shred, at Hale School on Saturday, May 7, from 9am to 12noon. The troop will quickly and thoroughly destroy business and personal documents such as tax records, bank statements, bills, and credit card receipts. ProShred, Inc. ( has donated the use of their state-of-the-art truck for this event. The truck can shred thousands of pounds of paper an hour and its advanced shredding technology ensures each shred is completed efficiently and with the highest level of security. Cost for the service is $0.35/lb. A typical full banker’s box weighs approximately 40 lbs or $14. Scouts will unload your materials, weigh them, and bring to the shredder.

Funds raised will be used to support the activities of Stow Boy Scouts Troop 1. Neighboring town residents are encouraged to participate. Please contact the troop at 978-212-9175 or send email to [email protected] with any questions.

18th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair
The Nashoba Regional Scool District Integrated Preschools presents its 18th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children. Join us on Saturday, May 7, 10am – 1pm, at the Emerson School, 50 Mechanic St., Bolton. Free Admission! The Fair will be featuring: Chuck & Peter Allard family music entertainment, Baby Farm Animals,  Scholastic Book Fair, Teddy Bear Clinic, Ambulance & Fire Departments, Arts & Crafts, Meet Clifford- Big Red Dog, Healthy Snack offerings and much more.

Survival Guide to Parenting Teens
Child development and parenting expert Joani Geltman, MSW, will present a parents’ guide to surviving their children’s teenage years at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton on Saturday, May 7, from 6:30 to 9pm. Parents will take away strategies for dealing with their tweens and teens. While children’s health and safety in the age of invasive electronic devices will be front and center, Geltman will also address the stress parents experience trying to keep up with the many distractions and dangers in their kids’ lives, just a click away. Contact Michelle Cote at [email protected] for more information or to order tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door and through FPC is located at 353 Great Rd. Its facilities are wheelchair accessible.

stow republicans meET
The Stow Republican Town Committee (RTC) met on Saturday, May 7, 1 – 2pm, upstairs at the Randell Library. Please contact with any questions: Arthur Jurczyk at email: [email protected].

stow garden club annual plant sale
The Stow Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale on the Lower Common (in front of the Stow Shopping Center) on Saturday, May 7, from 8am-12noon. You will be able to purchase many varieties of established plants, both for shade and/or sun, young trees and ground covers. The plants are local ones that thrive in Stow, and some heirlooms and unusual plants that may not be available commercially. Additionally, we are having a “Garden Theme Yard Sale” with an assortment of books, containers, and other garden-related items for purchase. The inventory is managed by the Garden Club members and has been known to sell out early. From 11am-12noon, remaining items will be 50% off.  For questions, contact Susan Pauley at 978-568-8049.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale at FPC
Come visit the Mother’s Day Plant Sale at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton on Sunday, May 8, from 10am to 1pm. Choose from a selection of perennials, ground cover, herbs, annuals, shrubs, small trees, and garden-related items. The sale will take place rain or shine in the church parking lot at 353 Great Rd. Proceeds benefit the church. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit

Keller Williams RED Day event at Shaw’s
What is Red Day? Introduced in 2009, RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates spend the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. This year, local Keller Williams Agents based out of our Concord market center and covering Stow and surrounding towns will be collecting contributions to the Stow Food Pantry.   Donations can be made at Shaw’s on Thursday, May 12,  10:00am – 2:00pm that day.

stow democrats collect food donations
The Stow Democratic Town Committee will be collecting donations of food and toiletries at its booth during Springfest on Saturday, May 14. Items  will be distributed  to the Stow Food Pantry, which has been serving Stow and the surrounding towns since 1990. Cold cereals, tea,  pasta, canned soups, kidney beans, mayonnaise, mustard, cooking oils, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, and sanitary personal care items, are examples of needed supplies. For more  information contact

publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Networking Group Meeting will be Saturday, May 14, 10:30am, at  Randall Library. The guest speaker will be Barbara Ingrassia, a Certified Copyright Manager, Speaker and Trainer. As president of Manage Copyright, she helps organizations navigate copyright law in the digital age by facilitating a review of their public presence, developing Best Practices, and training their staff. Ingrassia enjoys bringing some fun to a (potentially) dull topic.

This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in the publishing field. For more information please contact Eileen Kramer at [email protected].

Springfest seeks volunteers
The Stow SpringFest Committee seeks volunteers, artisans and craft vendors for the ever- popular SpringFest, to be held at Center School on May 14. Last year SpringFest was a success with more than 300 attendees, and we want to keep the success alive. Volunteers, vendors and artisans interested my contact the committee at [email protected].

The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging invite you to come to our annual Pancake Breakfast, to be served at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Saturday, May 14, from 8am to 11am RAIN or SHINE. This as a great way to kick off your Springfest day.Bring the whole family and enjoy a great breakfast with your friends. Where else can you get pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs and help the Seniors of Stow? Coffee will be provided by The Gulf Station Dunkin’ Donuts. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children under 12,; children 3 and under are free. Don’t forget to visit our table at Springfest where we will offer new hats and t-shirts for sale. We will also have cookies and brownies for sale.

Stow Annual SpringFest Lego Contest, Saturday May 14th  at the Center School, this year’s theme just announced!  This year’s Lego contest theme is Amusement Parks and Carnivals.  Children may create a scene from an amusement park or carnival.  This includes: a ride, a game, a concession stand and water parks! Please drop off your entry between 9:30am – 10:30 am at the Center School auditorium.  Winners will be announced at 11:30 and entries will need to be picked up before 1:00 pm.

Rules: 1. Approximately 90% of your project must be made from LEGOs. You may add other objects to complete the other 10% of your project. Use your imagination!!

2.No kits, please!  You can use parts from a kit, but your entry should be based on your imagination.  Kit projects will not be judged.

3.Only preschoolers may have help with projects.  Kindergartners and up, please do the work yourself.

Council on Aging Art Show
The Donovan Art Studio, 16 Gleasondale Rd., is hosting the Council on Aging Art Class Springfest Show on Sunday, May 15, from 1 – 3pm. Please stop by and meet the artists and enjoy the artwork.

Now’s the time to register for Stow Conservation Trust’s Run for the Woods – a 5K Run/Walk to be held on May 15 starting at the Hale Middle School. Are your kids wearing you down with their high energy? Sign them up for the One Mile Kids Fun Race for all ages under 12. Registration and details at Have some fun and help preserve open space in Stow at the same time.

stow cub scout registration picnic
Stow Cub Scout Pack 39 will be holding its annual open house registration picnic on Sunday, May 15, from 5pm – 7pm, at the Stow Community Park Pavilion, Old Bolton Rd. Boys entering grades 1 through 5 in the fall interested in joining or learning about Cub Scouts are welcome to join us for our picnic. Bring the family to learn about Cub Scouts and to register for the 2016-2017 scout year. Food will be served. For more information visit or email [email protected].