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Calendar…May 11, 2016



NRHS Prom/After Prom Important Dates
Attention NRHS students: Sign up to attend the FREE Nashoba Regional High School After Prom Party by May 13 and you will be entered into raffles to win behind the dugout Red Sox tickets, behind the bench Celtics tickets and free parking passes for next year! These and many more prizes to be given away at the After Prom Party on May 21-22, 11pm to 3am. Attendees get to play ping pong, get a henna tattoo, eat Oscar’s burritos, hangout in the lounge areas, fire pits in the courtyard, play laser tag, inflatable twister, obstacle course and much more. Parents, neighbors, NRSD families: The After Prom Party needs your help even if you do not have an NRSD student. Please visit to sign up. We have many different areas to help with and items needed for decorating.

All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 14, 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 also 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.

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. For more information go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to [email protected].

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].

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in May
Saturday, May 14, 2pm, “The Fort Mercer Rescue” with Ed Mason, Jr. – On Feb. 18, 1952, two 520′ T-2 tankers (the Pendelton and Fort Mercer) broke in half within 40 miles of each other east off Cape Cod in a raging storm with 70 knot winds and 60 ft seas. The Coast Guard responded with every available resource, including members of the Yakutat crew, ultimately rescuing 70 of the 84 crew members of the Pendelton and Fort Mercer. This inspiring story was the basis for the recent movie “The Finest Hour’, and at this presentation local Stow resident Ed Mason, Jr., who was one of the real-life heroes who was a Coast Guard sailor on the Yakutat, will talk about his experiences that night.

Wednesday, May 18, 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).

Wednesday, May 18, 6:15pm, “Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten”, with Russ Cohen – join expert forager Russ Cohen for a 90-minute slide show to learn more about over 40 of the tastiest plants and mushrooms the region has to offer. Identification tips for each species will be provided along with information on edible portions, seasons of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.

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].

Fears and Phobias in Children with Special Needs
Nashoba SEPAC and the NRSD Special Education Department are pleased to provide parents with an opportunity to hear Dr. Karen Levine, a developmental psychologist in private practice in Lexington and co-author of Attacking Anxiety. Dr. Levine will discuss how emotional dysregulation triggers can be conceptualized within an affect-based phobia treatment model and illustrate specific approaches to treating common fears, phobias and meltdown triggers. Treating children at home, in school and in therapy will be discussed. Join us on Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 7pm at the Mary Rowlandson School in Lancaster. Questions? Contact Isabel Wells at [email protected].

Visit Stow’s Hidden Treasure
The Stow West School Museum opens its doors on Sunday, May 22, from 12- 4pm. The historic brick West School was Stow’s District 3 school from 1825-1903.  Located on its original site at the intersection of Harvard and Hiley Brook roads, West School affords an in-depth look into schooling where One Room Was Enough. Travel back in time, explore the school artifacts, view the 1829 School Roster!
This Open House will be part of Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s HIDDEN TREASURES 2016 regional initiative, events of which are being held between Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 22.  Discover exciting and unexpected stories and places “hidden in plain sight” with the heritage area’s 45 communities.

Rep. Hogan Announces Office Hours in Stow
State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Stow on Tuesday, May 17th from 6 to 7p.m. at the Randall Library, 19 Crescent Street, Stow, MA 01775. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.

Rep. Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow. No appointment necessary and meetings will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not able to attend office hours and have an issue or concern, please call the State House at (617) 722-2130 to schedule an appointment with Kate. For any questions or additional information, please contact Rep. Hogan at (617) 722-2130 or at [email protected]. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at