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Calendar…Nov. 16, 2016

randall library events in November
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!

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

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!

Sounds of Stow Perform Berlioz and Mozart
Join us for a special concert with full orchestra and chorus.  Artistic Director Barbara Jones will conduct a rare performance of Berlioz’ Messe Solennelle. The music is exciting, exuberant and colorful and dramatic. The concert also features Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. The concert is Sunday, Nov.  20 at 3:00 PM in Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd, in Stow.  Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and adult students, and $10 for students 18 and under. For more information visit Hale School is fully handicapped accessible. Stow COA will also provide rides from the parking areas near 117 and 62.

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.

Nashoba Regional High School Class of 1991 is proud to announce our 25th Year Reunion to be held on Nov. 26, 2016 at The Westford Regency Hotel.  For tickets and event information please visit

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].

Stow Democratic Town Committee MEETING
The Stow Democratic Town Committee will meet Wednesday Nov 30 at 7:15 on the second floor of Randall Library  NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. Agenda  will include  post-mortem on the elections, plans for 2017 and a look ahead to  the 2018 mid-term elections. For more information  contact us at [email protected]

“Struggling for Power” will be the topic presented by Jeanine Fitzgerald, certified human behavior consultant and specialist, at the December Monthly Parenting Series sponsored by the Nashoba Community Partnership for Children. As children explore the world around them, nearly all will occasionally test boundaries and challenge authority because all children have a need for power. While most become more cooperative by age 3, some continually defy any attempt to discipline them and seemingly reject authority all together. This session provides insight into getting children to listen and respect authority figures in their lives. The program will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Florence Sawyer School library at 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton. For more information send email to [email protected] or call 978-779-2821, ext. 2041

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.