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Calendar…Sept. 14, 2016

Stow Cub Scout Pack 39 will be holding its first pack meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6:20pm – 7:45pm in the Center School Cafeteria, 403 Great Rd. Boys entering grades 1 through 5 interested in joining cub scouts are welcome to join us for a free pizza and popcorn party with pizza being served at 6:20pm. Families are welcome and please join us to learn about Cub Scouts and Stow Pack 39. For more information on Stow Pack 39 visit or email [email protected].

hear about stow’s planned park
On Sept. 15 at 7:30pm in Town Building, the Recreation Commission, Conservation Commission, Open Space Committee and Stow Conservation Trust are co-hosting a public forum to discuss plans for the proposed Town Center Park at 323 Great Rd. (behind Union Church).  This will be an opportunity to provide feedback on preliminary design plans, and on what activities and facilities you think should be a priority at the park. For more information please contact Kathy Sferra or Laura Greenough at 978-897-4514.

The next Publishing Networking Group Meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30 am, at Randall Library. This will be a networking and planning meeting. Please bring your ideas for guest speakers and/or topics.   This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in the publishing field. For more information, please contact Eileen Kramer at [email protected].

Sunday Service at FPC: Taking Care of Each Other
At First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), Unitarian Universalist, Rev Tom Rosiello will preach on FPC’s calling for its members to care for each other at its Sept. 18 services at 9 and 11am. He will focus on FPC’s Lay Ministry Program and its Caring Connection Network and explain what they do. FPC’s facilities are wheelchair accessible. Child care is provided for children 3 and under and older children are welcome to attend religious education classes. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit FPC is located at 353 Great Rd.

In 1992, Alice Eaton, a former resident of Stow, bequeathed funds for the purpose of improving the health, safety and enrichment of Stow children, from birth through age 12. The Alice Eaton Fund Committee is currently seeking grant applications from organizations with projects consistent with the Fund’s mission. The application deadline is Sept. 19. Visit for details.

Gleasondale Village Historic Walking Tours
The Gleasondale Historic Area Workgroup is sponsoring two different walking tours of the neighborhood, using a recently-completed historic homes inventory.  The first walk will take place from 10 am-12noon on Saturday, Sept. 24. We will meet at the old school lot (between #459 and #461 Gleasondale Rd.) and walk the northeastern/mill end of Gleasondale Road.  If arriving by car, you can park in the old school lot. The second walk will take place from 10 am-noon on Saturday, Oct. 1. This tour will focus on the Marlboro Road/High Street/Railroad Ave end of the neighborhood.  We will meet at the ‘Little Hello Garden’ at the intersection of Rt. 62 (Gleasondale Road) and Marlboro Road.  If arriving by car, please park down the street on Marlboro Road, and not in front of the church.

Please join us on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3pm, when Stow’s West School Museum will host a program about the Native American’s Web of Life. Stow-educated Ray LaChance – Pilot Grove School, Gleasondale School, Center School, Hale High School and NRHS (1st graduating class) – will captivate all ages with his stories about growing up in two cultures: Algonquin Abenaki and contemporary Stow. Ray will speak about the Web of Life and value structure it presented. All ages will be mesmerized as he also relates Native American folk tales, plays the wooden flute, and gathers a few participants to play Native American games. On display will be Native American artifacts. Refreshments to follow.
West School Museum is located on Harvard Road at the intersection with Hiley Brook Road. The parking lot is located across the street from the museum on Harvard Road at the crosswalk signs.

Yes, we do have a women’s club in Stow!
In fact, the Stow Women’s Club is hosting an open house for new members on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:30pm. Refreshments will be served with plenty of time for introductions, mixing and mingling. We’ll also have a short business meeting to project club events for autumn and winter. For 49 years the Stow Women’s Club has offered Stow women opportunities to make friends, socialize, and support charitable programs. Past activities included a Progressive Dinner, a floral arranging class, visits to a Boston and other local museums, a comedy club outing, and an annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. We represent all ages and backgrounds with a common goal of giving back and having fun in the process.

Whether you have recently moved to Stow or have lived here all your life, come learn about the club and meet some great ladies!  For more information and location, please call Sondra at 978-897-6709.

Rep. Hogan hosts Stow “Senior Coffee with Kate”
State Rep. Kate Hogan will host a “Senior Coffee with Kate” at Emma’s Café on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 2-3pm. Please come by, say hello, and enjoy a cup of coffee and light refreshments. Kate and staff will be around to discuss the state budget, recent legislation, and issues of the day. Mark your calendars and be sure to invite your neighbors and friends. Rep. Hogan is Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus and the Library Caucus. Emma’s Café is located at 117 Great Rd. For additional information, or to RSVP, call (617) 722-2130. You can always email our district coordinator: [email protected].

stow democrats meet
The Stow Democratic Committee  will resume monthly meetings  starting on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:15pm on the 2nd floor of  Randall Library. New members welcome. Joe Tutino   from the Tsongas campaign will be  speaking. For more information contacttus at [email protected].

SYBA (Stow Youth Basketball Association) is now accepting registration for the 2016-17 season for both the Bomber’s Basketball program (Gr. 1-2) and the Stow Recreation Basketball program (Gr. 3-8). Go to to register. Deadline is Sept. 30.

Harvest Fair at FPC
The 147th annual Harvest Fair takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30am to 3pm, at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow. A full lunch and snacks will be available, as well as FPC’s famous apple pies and all types of homemade baked goods and preserves. A large variety of CDs, books, and retro jewelry will be for sale. This year gently used toys and games will be sold as well.

Children can enjoy jumping in the moon bounce, navigating the ninja obstacle course, making crafts, and playing their choice of about a dozen games with small prizes. Live music will be playing from 10am to 2:30pm, including FPC’s Parish Jazz Band, choir and Uketarians. Proceeds benefit the church. Admission is free. The church is located at 353 Great Rd. There is free parking and the event will be held rain or shine. Contact the church at 978-897-8149 or visit for more information.

Master Gardener Presentation
The Stow Garden Club invites all interested parties to their Oct. 5 meeting at the Union Church at 7pm. The topic, House Plant Success, operates from the perspective of what goes wrong with house plants and how to prevent problems from occurring. Light, watering, and temperature requirements will be discussed.  Pest and disease will also be covered.  Dr. Paul Steen will be the speaker. Since retiring from the medical field, Dr. Steen’s  activities include: Past President of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association,  Certified Master Gardener and Lifetime Master Gardener. He is also an Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Non-members are welcome. For additional information, please contact Susan Pauley @ 978-568-8049.

Crafters wanted for our Annual Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by The Stow Friends of the Council on Aging, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9am to 3pm, at the Stow Community Center, 403 Great Rd. We are opening our annual craft fair to include a select group of juried crafters. Booths are 8’ by 8’ for $40 each. If you are a crafter interested in participating, please call 978/562-3829 for an application and more information.