| January 16, 2013

Upcoming Events at Randall Library
Thursday, January 17, 2012, 10:30-11:30am-Preschool Music Time with the Franklin School! The local performing arts school, The Franklin School of Hudson  ( will have teachers at the Randall Library in Stow to teach pre-school age children the joy of moving to and learning to read with music. Come join the fun at that event, and learn more about how music and movement can be a positive influence when reading with pre-school age children. Representatives from the Franklin school will be available for future sessions at the Randall Library so watch the library calendar!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:00pm Master Class with Peter Spiers- Living Longer, Stronger and Happier- at the Randall Library in Stow- What’s the secret to healthy and happy aging? Just ask the people who live it every day-and that’s what Peter Spiers did. The Senior Vice President at Road Scholar, Peter will be at the Randall Library to share the healthy living secrets he has learned from conducting hundreds of interviews with people who know how to live life to its fullest. Peter will be conducting his Master Class to let us all in on the ways to keep moving, thinking, socializing and creating to live longer, stronger and happier.

Saturday, January 26, 2012, 10:30am- Ed Morgan “The Music Man” Performance-Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99 at the Randall Library in Stow with Ed Morgan “The Music Man”. Learn new ways to connect with your family through songs. This family friendly performance will have everyone up moving, dancing and singing. We hope to see you there!

Looking for Past Lip Sync Photos
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of this event and the Stow PTO is putting together a retrospective of the past years to play before and after the show.  We need your help!  If you have any photos of past Lip Syncs, especially the early years, please send them in to be included in the slide show.  If at all possible, please try to include the year of the photo.

Email digital photos to or send photographs regular mail to the Center School, attn: Lip Sync, 403 Great Road, along with directions on where to return your photo.  All photos need to be received by January 16th.

Please see for more information on how students can sign up for the show and for more information.

Supervised Ice Skating Monday January 21st (MLK Day)
On Monday, January 21st, there will be supervised ice skating at Snow Field in Stow from 10-noon. Weather permitting, the hale2washington 8th graders, along with parent supervision, will be hosting an ice skating party. Come enjoy the music, ice skate and hang out with friends! For a donation of $5, all school age children can be dropped off anytime between 10-noon. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for an additional fee. Please note, outside skating surfaces are bumpier than indoor surfaces. All children will be required to wear helmets and must have a waiver signed by a parent. Waiver forms can be downloaded at and will also be available at the rink. Younger children are also encouraged to wear elbow pads and kneepads. For updates on weather and ice conditions, please refer to the website. Again, this event will happen weather permitting, so please check the website for more info or contact Kelly Buttiglieri at 978-897-1908.

Community Preservation State Match Received For Stow’s CPA Funds
Stow recently received over $170,000 in matching funds from the state’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) Trust Fund for fiscal year 2011. In total, Stow has received over $2.5 million dollars in state matching funds since its adoption of the CPA in 2001.

The Stow Community Preservation Committee is accepting proposals for the May Annual Town Meeting.  The Committee requests that initial proposals be received no later than January 25th.  Proposal forms can be found on the Community Preservation page of the town website  Endorsed proposals will be considered by voters at May Town Meeting. The committee usually meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month in the Stow Town Building and welcomes public input.  You can email the committee at

Nashoba Chess Club Meetings
The Nashoba Chess Club meets on Fridays at The Nashoba High School cafeteria, located at  12 Green Rd, Bolton MA. Instructions for all levels start at 5:30 pm. Games will take  place 6 –7:30 pm. Coaching is provided by Dr. Toth. Light refreshments and snacks are served (we ask that each player contribute $2 at the door to cover costs).

For experienced players, the club is also an opportunity for mentoring besides playing challenging chess games with peers. Please visit our website for additional information: Whether you are an advanced player or just beginning, do not hesitate to join us! The full schedule for the season is: January 25th, February 1st, February 8th, March 1st, March 22nd, April 5th
Movie and Discussion: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
On January 25th at 7 pm the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will present the 55 minute film “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death,” in which Dr. Mark Greger M. D. offers practical advice on how to best feed ourselves to prevent, treat, and reverse many of the top 15 causes of death in the United States.  He will extensively cover the latest research on heart disease and cancer as well as research on stroke, kidney & lung diseases.  The public is welcome to attend and there will be a short discussion to follow.  The church is located at 353 Great Road in Stow (at the intersection of Rts. 117 and 62).  The film will be shown in Fellowship Hall, which is wheelchair accessible.  For more information contact Joris Wils at 978-394-2196 or visit

Center School Tour
Did you catch a glimpse of the new Center School on Election Day and want to see more?!  Join us after the holidays are past for a informative tour (and coffee) on Saturday, January 26 from 10am to noon — two tours, starting at 10 and 11am.  Hosted by Kevin LaCoste, Principal, and Ellen Sturgis, Co-Chair of the ESBC.  For more information, 978-897-6831 or

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Guest Speaker: Andrew Goldstein. Concord resident Andrew Goldstein had his first novel, “The Bookie’s Son,” published in May, 2012, and in September he also became a publisher. Andrew Goldstein was born in the Bronx, married young, had a nonfiction book published in his early twenties, and had children in his thirties. He was a writer, tree planter, assistant school librarian, organic orange and olive farmer, school bus driver, Zamboni driver, editor, tennis pro, stock broker, power transformer tube winder, and custom builder. Andrew is going to talk about how he has run a very successful custom building company for 32 years , but with little of the skill set normally associated with running a successful company. This networking meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, send email to


Free Introductory Taoist Tai Chi course
Sunday, January 20  2:00 PM at South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, Acton. An eight week Introductory Taoist Tai Chi course is being offered at 2 PM on Sunday afternoons at the South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, Acton and open to the general public beginning January 20th. This is a gentle form of exercise appropriate for all ages and provides many health benefits. The first class is FREE. If you have questions, please contact Sue Chase 978-204-7253

Three Rivers Chorus Seeking Members
Three Rivers Chorus, Ellen Oak, Artistic Director, is seeking dedicated SATB chamber ensemble singers for April performance. Diverse repertoire includes choral suite by Benjamin Britten; English and Italian madrigals; and songs from Brazil and Broadway. Auditions Mondays January 28 and February 4, 7-9p.m. 407-928-1382.

Free Mom to Mom Program in Bolton
The Mom To Mom program is being offered in Bolton, January through April. Mom to Mom is designed to encourage and support all mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers with biblically-based teaching on parenting, women’s health, and relationships. The program runs for 10 Thursdays starting January 31st 2013, from 9:15-11:00 AM. We meet in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Church in Bolton, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (just off Route 117). The program starts with refreshments and coffee,  then there is either a guest speaker or video followed by small group discussion. Nursery care is available for infants through Kindergarteners. A full schedule of speakers/topics/video titles and brochures will be available at

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