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Calendar… June 15, 2016

Stow Democrats meet
The Stow Democratic Town Committee will meet at 7:15pm Wednesday,  June 15, at Randall Library. Topics will include planning for the general election, follow-up of the recent state convention, and consideration of candidates for Governor’s Council. New members are welcome.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in June
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Thursday, June 16, Randall Library Summer Reading Olympics Kick-off Party, 3:30-5pm – Monster Basketball, Hoverball Archery, Judo, Gymnastics, Bring the Hoopla, Roller Boards, Face Painting, and more!
Thursday, June 16, Young Adult Yoga with Maureen Trunfio, 3:30 – Come enjoy a fun and relaxing yoga session. This is a great way to practice keeping fit and focused. Funding made possible from a generous donation by the Alice Eaton Fund.
Friday, June 17, Camp Half-Blood Adventure (grades 4 & up), 3:30 – 5:30pm – Just as in the Percy Jackson series, kids will be assigned to a cabin, engage in training, and be sent on a quest against ancient monsters.  Can they save themselves, their friends, and ultimately, the world?
Saturday June 18, 2pm,  Diane Sullivan, author of “Please Can We Keep the Donkey? – A special Mutts Club/Muttigrees event. Author Diane Sullivan will read from her book “Please Can We Keep the Donkey”? Featuring dozens of personal accounts of successful animal adoptions and rescues, “Please Can We Keep the Donkey?” is a heartwarming and entertaining collection of stories about the rewarding relationships between humans and animals. Ms. Sullivan will also speak about her work as the founder of The Shadow Fund.

The Stow Cultural Council Survey
The Stow Cultural Council helps fund many activities around our town. These activities include special programs at the Randall Library, music and drama in our schools, Springfest events, Sounds of Stow concerts, and many more. Each fall we review and select projects to fund from dozens of applicants. What do you want to see us emphasize in the future?
Please let us hear what activities you would like by taking a short survey online at, or by filling out a survey at the library. Deadline for responses is June 18. We need your ideas to help us better serve our community and support the arts.

Stow Youth Basketball Association Annual meeting
On Tuesday, June 21, SYBA will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Randall Library from 7pm-9pm. We welcome any newcomers to join us. If your kids are part of the Bomber’s Program or played on a Stow Recreation Basketball team this year, this is a great opportunity to get involved and help continue to run these successful volunteer programs. Come support the great sport of basketball here in Stow. We hope to see you there!

June marks the beginning of “Cruise Season” at the Stow Council on Aging. We do a different local cruise each month in the summer. On June 22 we will cruise the Essex River and on July 20, the Charles River with lunch included at the Cheesecake Factory. On August 24 there will be a canal cruise/museum visit in Lowell. Please see the newsletter for details.
Sign-ups begin on the first of the month and payment must be made when registering.  Stow seniors have priority and out-of-towners may be put on the waiting list upon payment.  A refund will be made if the trip is full. For more information please call Suzanne at the Stow COA, (978) 897-1880.

Summer Fun from Randall Library
Looking for a summer day-trip destination? The Randall Library has several passes that will give you discounted (sometimes free) admission to a number of great places; the Museum of Science, Drumlin Farm, Tower Hill, EcoTarium, even a baseball game!  Visit the library, or check the web site ( for all the details.
Museum and attraction passes are funded by the Randall Library Friends. Learn more about the Friends and our projects to support the Randall Library at our next meeting at the Randall Library on Thursday, June 23, at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.