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Calendar…Sept. 28, 2016

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].

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].

Events at the Randall Library in September
Randall Library Cookbook Club, Thursday, Sept. 29, 7pm, ”Farm to Table” – Each month the cookbook club members will be using recipes from a selected cookbook and creating items to share at a potluck meal with the other club members. This month’s theme is “America – Farm to Table” with copies of cookbooks with that theme available at the circulation desk. The library staff will provide drinks, plates and silverware and the club members will provide their selected recipe items at this potluck. Sign-up sheets are available at the library circulation desk. Limited to 20 participants.
Preschool Story Time, Fridays at 10:30am – Sept. 30 – Superheroes.

NRHS Senior College Planning Night
On Thursday, Sept, 29, at 6pm, at Nashiba Regional High School Auditorium, Guidance Counselors will be present to answer your questions about the “nuts and bolts” of the college application process. NRHS is located at 12 Green Rd., Bolton.

Gleasondale School Lot Design Forum
On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7pm, on the third floor of Stow Town Building, the Planning Dept. is hosting a Planning and Design Forum regarding improvements to the Gleasondale School Lot in Gleasondale Village. This will be an excellent opportunity to provide input on the concept plans, including potential uses, access and design for this pocket-sized park proposal. For more information contact Jesse Steadman or Valerie Oorthuys in the Planning Dept. at 978-897-5098.

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.

Fresh Baked Apple Pies are back!
It’s time again for First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) to sell its apple pies on Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday, Sept. 10, through the date of the FPC Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 1. The apple pie stand is located at the front of the church grounds, at 353 Great Rd. Sales will begin at 10am and will close when the day’s pies are sold. For more information, call the church at 978-897-8149 or visit Apples for the pies have been generously donated by Shelburne Farm of Stow.

Gleasondale Village Historic Walking Tour
The Gleasondale Historic Area Workgroup will sponsor another of its walks 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.

The Stow Council on Aging will be taking SMOC fuel assistance (heating) applications for low-income Stow residents (homeowners/renters) of all ages starting Oct. 1. Income limits are $34,001 for one person and $44,463 for two people. Income documentation is required for all family members over 18, as well as Social Security cards and photo IDs. Other documentation is also needed. Applications are taken by appointment only at the COA. Questions? Call Suzanne on Tuesdays through Thursdays 9-2 at (978) 897-1880.

Star Watch at the Stow Minute Man Airfield
Saturday, Oct. 1, from Dusk (~7pm) until 9pm. Come early to see Mars and Saturn, but check out distant galaxies on a night when there’s no Moon. The weather has caused us to cancel our last three events so be sure to check before you come. For cancellation information, due to bad weather or clouds, click on “Quicklinks: Calendar of Events” at

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.

Stow Lions Flea Market
The large Stow Lions Club Flea Market will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8am to 2pm, at the Lions’ field on Route 117 at Hudson Road; rain date is Oct 2. The food concession has family-friendly prices: coffee and donuts early, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, water, soda through the day. Come for a wide variety of bargains: collectables, books, tools, toys, household items, etc., with ample free parking.

The Lions appreciate your continued support to benefit our community. To reserve a 20 x 25 ft space to sell for $25, call 978-568-8586.

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.

Guest Table Community Supper
Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, serves dinner 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 Oct. 7 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]. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Stow Community Chest.

Rep. Hogan Announces Office Hours in Stow
State Rep. Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Stow on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 7pm at the Randall Library, 19 Crescent St. 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 is necessary, and meetings will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not able to attend 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

SMS Little Devils “Learn to Play Hockey” Registration
The Sudbury-Maynard-Stow Youth Hockey Association (SMS Youth Hockey) is now accepting registrations for the SMS Little Devils ‘Learn to Play’ program. This program is for boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 8 years old and is run in compliance with the USA Hockey American Development Model. Players should have some skating skills such as stopping and starting. Full hockey gear is required. The focus is on skill development, having fun, and exposing kids to the great sport of hockey.
To register, go to and click on “Register On-line” to get started. A $50 deposit holds your spot! Spread the word — you only have until Nov. 4.