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Calendar…Oct. 12, 2016

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

Lake Boon Walkathon
The Lake Boon Walkathon will be held Saturday, Oct 15, starting at the Stow Pine Bluffs Town Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 with step off at noon. The Lake Boon Association invites you to enjoy this 29th annual event, featuring crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake.

New this year are enhanced historical signs that include photos of what used to be at various sites around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. You’ll be amazed.  Additional new signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the  lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5 donation is requested. Lake Boon T-shirts, sweatshirts and bags will be available for purchase at the start and finish, to wear or for Christmas gifts.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in October
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 – 2:45pm, Halloween Magic & Masks – Mask-making followed by a Halloween Magic Show featuring magician Tommy James! This program is made possible by the Randall Library Friends Association.

Thursday,  Oct. 27, 7pm, Randall Library Cookbook Club, ”Entertaining- with the help of Ina Garten” –  Each month cookbook club members use recipes from selected cookbooks and create items to share at a potluck meal with other club members. This month’s theme  is “Entertaining with the help of Ina Garten”, who has written many different cookbooks, copies of which will  be available at the circulation desk. The library staff will provide drinks, plates and silverware and club members will provide their selected recipes.  Sign-up sheets are available at library circulation desk. Limited to 20 participants.

Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30am, Ed Morgan “The Music Man”- Providing musical fun for kids of all ages, Ed Morgan will keep everyone happy by proving a little singing and dancing. Be prepared for good time when “The Music Man” comes to the Randall Library! Thanks to a generous grant from the Alice Eaton Fund.

Preschool Story Time, Fridays at 10:30am – Oct. 21, Halloween; Oct. 28, Ed Morgan the Music Man.    New Story Time for ½-day kindergarteners and older preschoolers, two Tuesdays /month at  1:30pm – Oct. 25, Halloween.

divorce workshop
Levine-Piro Law is pleased to offer our workshop, “An Overview of the Divorce Process”, featuring special guest speaker Renee Senes, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, on Oct.  19, 7pm, at Emma’s Cafe. Our attorneys will explain the procedure of filing for divorce and the many issues involved, with a question and answer session to follow. Seating at this event is limited, so call us at (978) 637-2048 or email [email protected] to register.

Your Child’s Neuropsychological Evaluation
Do you suspect your child may have a learning disorder? Many parents are advised to ‘get a neuro psych done’ but what does this actually mean? Neuropsychological evaluations are often difficult to understand and fail to mesh well with the educational system. This conversation will focus on issues and strategies for bridging the clinical and educational worlds and on strategies for getting the most out of the evaluation.
Nashoba SEPAC welcomes Dr. Joseph Moldover, Clinical Psychologist & Board Certified Neuropsychologist, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7pm at the Florence Sawyer School (100 Mechanic St., Bolton). This lecture is free and open to the public.

Buying a Home?
Join our panel of real estate experts to discover key success factors, including how to evaluate your ideal home, tools for optimizing negotiations, opportunities and pitfalls in the buying process and understanding financing options, credit and overcoming road blocks.   Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 – 7:30pm, at Family Federal Savings, 148 Great Rd. Register online at or contact Family Federal Savings at 978-897-3211.

Wine tasting for stow community chest
Colonial Spirits will hold its Fall Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 6pm, at its store in Shaw’s Plaza. There will be more than 50 wines to sample, raffle prizes, and food provided by Emma’s Cafe. Admission is $5, with all proceeds going to the Stow Community Chest.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishing Networking Group meeting will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:30am, at the Randall Library. Local author Larry C. Kerpelman will read from and discuss  his recently published memoir “Concrete Steps: Coming of Age in a Once-Big City.” His memoir of growing up in Baltimore in the 1940s and 1950s provides a glimpse into the mind of an intellectually ambitious son of immigrant parents as he struggles with his family and within himself to attain independence.   This is a public meeting open to anyone interested in the publishing field. For more information please contact Eileen Kramer at [email protected].

1942 – How Preparations for WWII Changed Stow
The Stow Historical Society invites everyone to our program at 7pm on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Stow Town Hall. Desserts to follow.  Step back into 1942 and learn about two of Stow’s multi-generational families who had their farms taken by eminent domain, as the Federal Government scrambled to build up the country’s defenses with the building of the Army’s Ammunition Depot. Sylvia Estabrook of Stow, Vivian Dean of Maynard, and Bill Wickey of Morristown, NJ, will tell their family stories. Plus, hear brief stories about the Paakki/Sippo and Parker families. Stow’s Jim Sauta will narrate his experience of the air raid drills, the blackouts, the secret trains running at night, and of touring the secure military compound during the war. Today this area is the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

nashoba partnership presents Discipline Matters
As part of its monthly parenting series, the Nashoba Community Partnership for Children will present “Discipline Matters” on Tuesday, Oct. 25,  6:30pm, at the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St., Bolton.

Behaviors that challenge us are a function of the interaction between a child’s nature and the demands of an environment. When working with these behaviors, the only sound type of discipline is self-discipline. So how do we develop a comprehensive system that is anchored in sound principles, protects a child’s dignity, and achieves self-discipline? This session examines an approach that transcends traditional behavior management techniques based in coercion and embraces an approach that empowers others through our influence.

Ghost Talk
Come to the Randall Library on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2pm to celebrate the Halloween season. Haunted cranberry bogs, restless spirits from King Philip’s War; a violin that won’t behave itself, a late-night visit from the Boston Strangler; a phantom dog … drawing from New England history and folklore, author and editor Edward Lodi shares some of his favorite true ghost stories. His talk will also include readings from one or two of his books, including his prize-winning ghost story, “Joe Baker Stops By.”

He welcomes questions during and after his talk; a book signing follows. The talk is free. For more information contact the library at (978) 897-8572.

Halloween Symphonic Concert
The Nashoba Symphonic Band will be performing its premiere concert on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3pm at Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium. The 80-piece band will play Halloween-themed favorites featuring Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre and The Carnival of the Animals, as well as Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance and highlights from The Wizard of Oz. No admission is charged (good will donations are gratefully accepted).  The concert is family-friendly and the afternoon performance time should allow you to get home well before the witching hour! Nashoba High School is located at 12 Green Rd., Bolton.  For more information, please go to and click on the Nashoba Symphonic Band tab.

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.

Nashoba (NRHS) Class of 1986 30th Reunion
The 30th reunion for the Class of 1986 is on for Nov. 26, 7pm, at The International Golf Club and Resort, Bolton. RSVP Deadline: Nov. 12. Tickets include a full gourmet buffet, music and fun! Please contact Deb Nutting Williams at [email protected] for more info. Find us on Facebook: Nashoba NRHS Class of 1986 or Twitter: NashobaClassof1986.