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Calendar…Aug. 3, 2016

tHursday cruise-in/fly-in nights in Stow
In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s at the Airfield Cafe, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding their fourth annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field (302 Boxborough Rd.). The event runs on Thursday nights from 5pm to 8pm until August 25.

Each week features different makes of cars; however, all cars are welcome to cruise to the air field every week. The event also features a fly-in for airplanes. Fun for the whole family, the public is invited to attend to see the cars and airplanes on display. Leashed pets are allowed. The event also features great food, including wood-fired pizza, burgers, and hot dogs from the award-winning Nancy’s at the Air Field, as well as popcorn, lemonade, and libations. New this year; an online ordering system with a credit card payment option!

Admission is free with donations requested. Proceeds will benefit local and international Rotary service projects, such as local scholarships and high school programs, senior citizen projects, and international health and relief programs.
For more information, weather cancellation information, and “rules of the runway,” visit Like us on Facebook at WheelsMA.

August Council on Aging Trips
On Aug. 24, the Stow COA will travel to Lowell for a tour of the Boott Museum, where cotton fabric was made. A canal cruise will follow, then lunch on your own. The John Adams Courthouse in Boston will be our destination on Aug. 31. This Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court opened in 1894. See the Great Hall and two exhibit rooms. Lunch afterward on your own.

Sign ups begin Aug. 1. It is a good idea to register early; these trips are popular. You must pay at the Council on Aging, 380 Great Rd., Basement Level, to register.  Out-of-towners may register on a wait list basis. If you have any questions or want more information, call Suzanne at the Council on Aging at (978) 987-1880.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 19, the Randall Library is offering a terrific win-win in conjunction with the Stow Food Pantry. Simply bring in any new/unused personal care product from the list provided and we will forgive up to $3 of your existing library fines! (“Billed” items are excluded.) Donations, especially personal care products, are historically lower during the summer months at the Food Pantry. Visit the library during this three week period with your donation. Help them help others and help yourself–it’s truly a win-win for everyone!

Suggested donations; shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products, band-aids, hand sanitizer, kids’ sunblock. No lotions, please.

Guest Table Community Supper
Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, serves dinner from 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 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 Aug. 5 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].
No Service at FPC Stow on Aug. 7

There will be no Sunday service at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) on Aug. 7, as FPC and six other Unitarian Universalist churches worship at their annual joint summer service, to be held this year at First Church Unitarian in Littleton. The two churches will be joined by First Church of Christ, Unitarian, in Lancaster; First Parish of Bolton; First Parish Church of Groton; Harvard Unitarian Church; and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson.

Rev. Steve Edington, interim minister at the Littleton church, will lead the worship. Ted Johnson, music director at Harvard Unitarian Church, will direct the choir. First Church Unitarian is located at 19 Foster St. in Littleton.

Learn About Habitat for Humanity’s Local Projects  
On Aug. 10 at 6pm at the Randall Library, Habitat for Humanity NCM will host an information meeting about a local Critical Home Repair project and how you can get involved in Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Come learn more about the work of your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, the Critical Home Repair program as well as building program, and how you can help out with a Critical Home Repair project in Stow in the coming weeks.  Habitat NCM, with offices in Acton and Leominster, offers a hand up, not a hand out, to hard-working, low-income central Massachusetts families seeking affordable homeownership. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat NCM builds and repairs simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.

All are welcome, and for more information call (978) 346-2749 or email [email protected]

Nashoba Girls Youth Soccer Clinic

Nashoba Girls Soccer is  excited to be hosting the NGS Youth Soccer Clinic for female athletes in grades 1-8 . The clinic will be Aug. 22-24 from 9am-12noon. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Stow Bike for the Woods
The 15th annual Stow Bike for the Woods is taking place Sun, Aug 28. This is a family-friendly road-bike ride in support of the Stow Conservation Trust. Registration starts at 8:30AM, ride at 9am. The ride starts in front of the Randall Library in Stow. You can register for the ride and get more information at  We will have food and drink including fresh peaches, cider donuts, and our famous mid-ride lemonade stand. Come for the scenery, return for the great snacks!

Choose from a variety of ride lengths including 5, 14, 28, 35, 48 and a 65 mile metric century. All ages and abilities are welcome. The well-marked routes take you by many of the conservation properties in the area. See up close why Stow and surrounding towns are considered biking central by those in the know. The Stow Conservation Trust aims to preserve open space for future generations. All proceeds from the ride go to the Trust. Last year the ride raised over $1500 for this worthy cause.

Food, drink, and support for the ride are provided by our great sponsors: Whole Foods Market Wayland, Bagels Plus of Acton, Pedal Power of Acton, Idylwilde Farms of Action, Carver Hill Orchard of Stow, Honey Pot Hill Orchards of Stow, and Starbucks of Acton.