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Calendar…Oct. 19, 2016

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?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.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library in October
Thursday,  Oct. 27, 7pm, Randall Library Cookbook Club. 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.

Gleasondale Village Historic Walking Tour
The Gleasondale Historic Area Workgroup is sponsoring a walking tour of the neighborhood, using a recently-completed historic homes inventory. The walk will take place from 10 am-12noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. It 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.

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 Commu ity Chest.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The next Publishng Networking Group meetring 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.

“Sources: A Unitarian Universalists Cantata” at FPC
First Parish Church of Stow & Acton will present “Sources: A Unitarian Universalists Cantata,” composed by Rev. Jason Shelton with lyrics by Kendyl Gibbons, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9 and 11am. This large-scale work is based on the six sources from which Unitarian Universalists draw their living tradition. It will feature FPC’s choir, youth singers from FPC’s Creative Arts Religious Education program, professional soloists, pianist Sanghee Kim, and an ensemble of professional musicians. Rev. Rosiello will lead worship and offer a reflection on the piece entitled “Singing the Living Tradition.”

FPC is located at 353 Great Rd. Its facilities are wheelchair accessible. Child care is provided for children 3 and under and older children are welcome to join religious education classes. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit

nashoba partnership presents Discipline Matters
As part of its monthy parenting series, the Nashoba Communty Partnershp for Children will present “Disciplne Matters” on Tuesday, Oct. 25,  6:30pm, at the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanc 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.

stow democrats meet
The Stow Democratic Town Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:15pm on the second floor of Randall Library. New members welcome. We will work on  visibility  events for the upcoming election. A member of the Tsongas campaign staff  is scheduled to attend. For more information contact [email protected].

SAPN (Stow Area Parent Network) Halloween Party
Join us Oct. 29 from 10am-12pm at the Center School.  Put on your best Halloween costume and come play with us as we dance and make music with Mr. Vic, trick-or-treat in our own Halloween house village, make crafts, and eat goodies. This event is open to the public. SAPN Members are free and non-members are $ per family.

SAPN members attending please sign-up to volunteer with set-up, clean-up, or food preparation. RSVP on BigTent by Oct. 28.  Non-members, feel free to comment on our Facebook page so we know to expect you.

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.

Union Church of Stow Rummage Sale
The Rummage/White Elephant Sale at the Union Church of Stow is Friday, Oct. 28 from 9am –1pm and 5pm –7pm and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9am –1pm. Come for lots of bargains – clothing, shoes, coats, books, toys.

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. 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.

stow garden club presents tony todesco
The Stow Garden Club’s next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30pm at the Union Church. Tony Todesco, founder and owner of Stow Florist/One Main Street Studio, of Stow, will be the guest presenter. Tony is now a Design Consultant for the National Garden Club. We are also delighted that he is a member of our Garden Club. Design program have been presented to numerous museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Tony’s large scale designs are a regular exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For questions, contact Susan Pauley @ 978-569-8049. Guests are welcome to attend.

Blues Musician Miraglia at New Revival Coffeehouse
Outstanding blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player Danielle Miraglia will open the season at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30pm, in the Fellowship Hall of First Parish Church of Stow & Acton. As usual, desserts and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available in advance from for $15 and will be available at the door for $18. For more information, call 978-274-2593 or email [email protected].

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.