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Calendar…May 25, 2016

stow democrats meet
The Stow Democratic  Town Committee will meet Wednesday May 25, at 715pm at Randall Library, 2nd floor. Topics will include endorsement of a candidate for Governor’s Council and the upcoming state convention. New members welcome, For more information, contact us at  [email protected].

Bicycle Recycle Day in Stow
Recycle your bicycle for free at Union Church, 317 Great Rd., on Saturday, May 28, 9am-12pm. Bring your unwanted old or new bicycle and drop it off, it will be reused again. Mountain, Road, BMX, Cruiser, Old/New, Kids, etc. Our aim is to keep bikes from being thrown out when they can be reused. Any questions: Please contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513.

Stow Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
Stow will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, at 2pm. All veterans, including active duty and reserve personnel from Stow and surrounding communities, are urged to participate by marching in the parade. Also invited to march are the Stow Town Selectmen, Stow Boy & Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and the Center School First Graders who, with the help of the Stow Garden Club, have been growing flowers for this occasion.  The Parade will form in the Center School parking lot on 403 Great Rd. The march to Brookside Cemetery will begin promptly at 2pm. Transportation from Center School will be provided for veterans unable to walk the parade route. State Representative Kate Hogan will speak at the War Memorial at Randall Library. Wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at both Brookside and the War Memorial. Music is provided by the NRHS Marching Band and Stow Minutemen. The Stow Fire Department is providing the Color Guard.

For those unable to attend, we ask that you observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm. Thank you in advance for your participation as we remember our fallen veterans from all wars.

wings & wheels is back
Wings & Wheels returns for the summer, from Thursdays, June 2 – August 25 (except July 7), 5pm – 8pm, at Minute Man Air Field in Stow. Planes and cars. Food and libations. Plenty of show car and public parking. Donations to benefit local and international Rotary service projects. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Guest Table Community Supper
Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, will be serving lemon chicken with potatoes on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). The menu will also include broccoli, salad, bread, and brownies. Guest Table welcomes everyone, in or out of Stow, whether they’re looking for a sense of community, are feeling lonely, are having 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. Dinners are served on the first Friday of the month 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].

stow lions flea market
The Stow Lions Annual Spring Flea Market will be held on June 4 at the Stow Lions Field  (located at the intersection of Route 117 & Hudson Rd.). The Rain Date is June 5. The Lions food court will be there with coffee and donuts in the morning, and a variety of food througout the day. If you’re a vendor looking for a space you may want to reserve your spot now!  Use the contact information listed here.

The Flea Market opens at 7am, admission is free with ample free parking. This flea market attracts a high volume of customers and vendors, with a wide selection of goods, collectibles, tools, and decorator items. The event is clean, well run, with a good family atmosphere. There will be a wide selection of “ready for spring planting” flowers and vegetables.  For additional information, send an email [email protected]; check our web site; visit Facebook; or call Dave Gray; 978-562-6843 or Arnie Johnson; 978-568-8586.


While you are browsing the Lion’s Club Flea Market on Saturday, June 4, be sure to stop by the tables of The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging, where there will be a large variety of ready-to-plant flower and vegetable plants available. All the plants are donated by local nurseries. There will also be tables full of collectable dolls and collector plates offered at CLEARANCE PRICES. All proceeds will go toward helping the seniors of Stow. Thank you for your support.

Flower Communion Service at FPC
On Sunday, June 5, at 10am, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate diversity with its annual Flower Communion Service. Each person brings a cut flower or two to place in a communal basket. The resulting bouquet symbolizes the diversity of those present, including the many blessings, gifts, and talents each brings to the community. At the end of the service, each person takes a different flower home, to remind them to be grateful for all we receive from others in our community. All are welcome. The church is located at 353 Great Rd. (and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact the church office at 978-897-8149 or visit

Bolton Youth Baseball will hold its annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Monday, June 6, at 8:15 a.m., at Wedgewood Pines in Stow. The event will include raffle prizes, such as TVs, tablets, golf gear, and gift certificates to local restaurants and stores, and will feature a 50/50 raffle, where you could take home half of the pot collected! A dinner will follow the tournament. The cost is $135 per golfer, $540 per foursome.   There is also a sponsorship opportunity for local businesses, at a cost of $100 to sponsor a hole. Register at For more information, contact Mark Pavia by email at [email protected] or by cell at 774-285-1339.

On Wednesday, June 8, 1pm, at the Stow Council on Aging, Funeral Director Matthew Farrow will discuss what information is needed when a person reaches the end of life’s journey. What decisions have to be made? What are the options?  What are the costs? This no-obligation talk is open to the public. Bring your questions. The COA is located at 380 Great Rd. in the Stow Town Bldg., Lower Level. Free, please preregister at (978) 897-1880.

Minute man Air FIELd OPen House
Minute Man Air Field, at 302 Boxboro Rd., will host an open house on Saturday, June 11. Free airplane rides for kids 8-17 from 9am-12pm. Airport and aircraft tours, radio controlled aircraft demonstrations, cookout, introductory flights for adults, and outdoor family-friendly movies starting at dusk. More events being added. No rain date. For more information contact [email protected]. Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 196.

Community Yard Sale at FPC
Looking for new treasures? The First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) is holding its second annual community yard sale on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30am to 1pm. Since there will be multiple sellers, more goods will be sold and there will be a wider variety of items than are found at a typical household yard sale. Items are likely to include clothes, household wares, toys, sports equipment, and books. The sale will be held in the church parking lot, unless it rains, in which case it will be held indoors. FPC is located at 353 Great Rd.

Minuteman to offer FREE Girls in STEm program
Are you a 7th- or 8th-grade girl who likes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and wants to learn more about them in a supportive, female-oriented environment? Then register now for the Girls in STEM Explore at Minuteman High School in Lexington, August 1 to 5, from 8am to 2:30pm ! This five-day event featuring hands-on learning experiences is sponsored by Minuteman’s Girls in STEM Club, which consists of outstanding young women certified in mentoring who are currently being mentored themselves by successful female STEM professionals. Launched in February 2015, the Girls in STEM initiative at Minuteman has been so popular that this will be the fourth time it will be offered.

This program is free to seventh- and eighth-grade girls in the Minuteman district, which includes Stow. Please go to under the Admissions tab to register online for Girls in STEM Explore. For more information, contact Michelle Roche, Director of Career and Technical Education at Minuteman, at 781-861-6500 x7326. Free transportation is available to in-district students.