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Calendar…Nov. 9, 2016

randall library events in November
Library closings for the Month of November; please mark your calendars! – The Randall Library will be closed on Friday Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day. Thanksgivings Day closings will include closing at 2pm on Nov. 23 and all day on Nov. 24 and 25.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30-7:30pm, “Backyard Astronomy: Scanning November Skies Using the New Library Telescope” – A family-friendly event presented by members of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, this special “telescope night” will include a chance to use the new Randall Library lending telescope. Full of information on how best to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called “star hopping”, come see how easy it is to use our new telescope.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7pm “Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder and the Making of the Little House Books”: Author reading and lecture with Christine Woodside – Offering a unique, well-researched and fascinating look into the writing of the Little House on the Prairie series of books, “Libertarians on the Prairie” investigates the historic, political and literary influence of these iconic books on America’s culture. Ms. Woodside also explores the development of the mother/daughter relationship between Laura and Rose Wilder and explains how these two very strong women ultimately influenced the sense of the final publications.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2pm – 3:30pm, Where do the Hidden Folk Live?  – Come and make a house for your favorite elf, gnome, troll, dwarf, or fairy!

Scottish Country Dancing
Ever wanted to know what Scottish Country Dancing looks like? Come watch on Friday evening, Nov. 11, at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Live music will be provided. Since we dance 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, you will be able to join us on future Fridays, as instruction is provided starting at 7:30 on those evenings. All ages invited. Questions? Call Gregor and Vickery Trinkaus-Randall at (978) 897-3997 or Marcia Rising at (978) 897-2466.

All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9am to 12pm, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Rd. Along with the ride, pilots at the event will explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. For more information, go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to [email protected].

dollars for Scholars Pie Fundraiser
Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to Nashoba Regional High School Seniors each June. This year, we have teamed up with Wilson Farms of Lexington for our second annual Giving Thanks Pie Fundraiser. Online sales will continue through Nov. 12 and you may also order pies during parent teacher conferences. Each pie costs $15, and will be available for pick up the Friday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 18) at the high school. Please order your pies online at

It’s time again for the Stow Conservation Trust’s annual event. The Social time and Potluck Dinner begin at 6pm on Saturday, Nov. 12, at  Stow Town Hall. To bring a food item, call Donna Beusch at 978 897 7920. To attend the presentation only, come at 7:45pm.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert J. Gegear on “A Bee’s Eye View of Conservation”. Pollinators are declining at an unprecedented rate worldwide due to human-induced rapid environmental change.  Because these declines pose a significant threat to our food supply, the focus has been on strategies to increase pollinator abundance in agricultural areas. 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.

Boy Scout Holiday Wreath Sale & Tree pickup Service
Stow’s Boy Scout Troop 1 has begun their annual wreath sale. The scouts will be making their way around town but there are not enough scouts to visit all homes, so you can also order wreaths by going online to to order or print out an order form and mail your check with your order to Troop 1 Stow, PO Box 75, Stow, MA 01775, or order directly online. Your wreaths will be delivered starting Thanksgiving week.

The holiday wreaths are beautiful natural evergreens and are available in three sizes, Small (18” outside diameter), Medium (22” outside diameter) and Large (40” outside diameter). All wreaths are supplied with a red bow. The small and medium size wreaths are available with and without decorations. The small plain wreath is priced at $14 and the small decorated is $18. Medium wreaths are $17 plain and $20 decorated, and large plain wreaths are $50. Wreath payment is due by Nov. 13.

The scouts will also be offering Christmas tree pickups at $10 per tree and trees will be picked up at the end of your driveway starting on Jan. 13. Please make your tree pickup reservation by Jan. 4 via website or mailed in payment.

Registration will remain open and be open to the general public until Nov. 30. A discount will be offered to those players who register before Nov. 15. Team sizes will be limited. We are able to offer only one team per age group. Please make a note of this earlier registration time on your calendar. We don’t want any NGL players to miss out. To register please visit our website

help animals with Stow DART
The town of Stow will shelter individuals, and their pets (in an adjacent “pet co-shelter”), during a disaster requiring the evacuation of residents from their homes. The Stow Medical Reserve Corps is recruiting adult volunteers to staff our pet “co-shelter” during short-term emergencies.  The Stow Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) works under Stow’s Medical Reserve Corps to train volunteers to conduct pet intake and registration, staff the pet co-shelter, and monitor care of animals by their owners during an emergency. We support first responders to help residents with pets during a catastrophic event such as a hurricane, flood, or severe winter weather. Volunteers require no special background, but should enjoy and be comfortable with pets and people.  Our next orientation meeting and pet intake training is Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8pm, at the Stow Town Building. To register, call 978-897-4592 or email [email protected].

Remembrance Service
In November we remember those who have died.  To mark this time, the Apple Valley Catholic Community of St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parishes invites the local community to participate in a Remembrance Service on Friday, Nov, 18, from 7:30–8:30pm, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington St. in Acton. The service will consist of music, scripture, prayer, and a time for all gathered to light a candle. A reception will follow.  This is an ecumenical service, and people of all faith traditions are welcome to attend.  For more information, call 978-263-4305, x12 or email [email protected].

NRHS RoboChiefs Fundraiser
Clean out unwanted clutter before the holidays! The Nashoba Regional High School Robotics Team, the RoboChiefs, are holding a Savers donation drive to raise funds for their build season and to benefit the community.Please fill bags and boxes with no longer used soft goods such as: clothing/shoes, accessories, towels, blankets, tablecloths, backpacks, etc. We are also accepting hard goods such as small kitchen appliances, hair dryers, toys, games, stuffed animals, pots/pans, silverware, stemware, knick-knacks, media- books, magazines, records/tapes/CDs/DVDs, and sports equipment!

When? On Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8am to 1pm, in front of the high school (12 Green Rd., Bolton). It would be greatly appreciated if items were bagged or boxed. Thank you!

10th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K Run/Walk
Would you like to work up an appetite this Thanksgiving while helping a good cause? Then consider running, walking, or volunteering in the 10th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K. The race will take place this Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 24), beginning at Stow Community Park and ending at Bose in Stow. Supported by Stow Recreation, this event will donate all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity and the Stow Community Chest. The race launches at 8am. Early check-in and race registration will be held from 3-5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23. We encourage you register online because this race will sell out!

For more information, to register online, or download an entry or volunteer form, visit our website ( For information on making a donation, please call Laura Greenough, Stow Recreation Dept, at 978-461-1411 with any questions.

The Nashoba Class of 2001 reunion will be held at the Clinton Bar and Grill Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Please RSVP via Facebook (Nashoba Class of 2001) or by email at [email protected].

Women’s Club Annual Breakfast with Santa
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Stow Women’s Club will hold its 33rd annual Breakfast with Santa at the Church of St. Isidore, 429 Great Rd., from 9 – 11am. Admission is $4 per person with a maximum of $15 per family. RSVPs are not required. Key attractions include photographs with Santa Claus for only $10, a White Elephant table with a variety of inexpensive items for sale, and our popular Silent Auction.  An Usborne  Books representative will also be on hand with a large selection of quality educational books for children.

This is a wonderful morning when families gather to enjoy a pancake breakfast and visit with Santa and one another in celebration of the season. It is also our organization’s major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds support a number of community organizations, including the Stow Food Pantry, Warm Hearts of Stow, and our local schools.