| May 1, 2013


Car Wash Fundraiser 
   Spring has finally sprung and it is time to wash away all signs of winter including the sand and salt! The Hale2Washington 8th graders will be hosting a car wash at Infinite Automotive (100 Great Road in Stow) on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-4pm. Suggested donation of $5/car, $10/van or suv. Swing by and let us make your car sparkly clean! For more info contact Lee Pappas at 978-897-6925.


Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser Eric Dittelman: Mind Reader
   The Nashoba Girls Lacrosse team is having a fundraiser this spring! Eric Dittelman: Mind Reader will be coming to Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium on May 4, 2013  to perform. He entertains audiences with his unique style of mind reading and comedy. He was recently on America’s Got Talent where he made it to the semifinals. This is one performance worth seeing! The show at NRHS starts at 7:30pm, and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10 prior to show and $15 at the door. Please contact Laura Banas, girls varsity lacrosse coach for tickets sales information:


Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair
  15th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children.  Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10AM- 1PM @ the Emerson School, Rt. 117, 50 Mechanic  Street, Bolton, MA. The Fair will be featuring: Chuck & Mudd family music entertainment, Davis Farmland Exhibit, Animal Show, Scholastic Book Fair, Teddy Bear Clinic, Bolton Police- Kids Care ID’s, and much more.  


 Meet the Stow Firemen and Emergency Personnel 
  Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 10:30am-at the Randall Library-Come join the fun when the Stow EMT staff and firemen come to help children prepare first-aid kits, climb in the firetrucks and ambulances and talk to children about how to keep themselves safe in case of an emergency. There will be stories to share and first aid kits to take home with you!


NRHS Final Band and Choral Concerts
   Thomas O’Toole the NRHS Band Director, has created a lively, interesting program of music for Friday May 10th at 7PM. The theme is Pirates! You are sure to have a swashbuckling time at the final of Nashoba’s yearly series of Band Concerts.  7:00pm  in the NRHS Auditorium.  $5 admission; students and seniors free. Refreshments will be served.   On Thursday May 23rd at 7PM, Susan Mianulli the NRHS Choral Director will showcase the talents of the Nashoba Choral Groups. The show is  always a magical night with many solos and enchanting ballads for your pleasure. The show starts at 7:00 in the NRHS Auditorium, and costs $5, with students and seniors free. 


Publishing Networking Group Meeting 
  Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Staying Ahead of the Curve: How to Stay Competitive in Today’s Freelance Marketplace. Today’s business environment has many challenges for editorial freelancers: local and global competition for our services; the depressed economy pushing down rates; stringent legal requirements for independent contractors; staying current with the latest technologies; marketing your services in the world catapulted by social media. How do you stay competitive and relevant given all these pressures? Where do you spend your time for maximum benefit?  Tim Rosa, President and CEO of TRA360, will explore these issues in our meeting on May 11. Tim will discuss these questions in an engaging, interactive, and dynamic format. The meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, send email to


Young Eagles Flight Rally Scheduled 
   All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow. Registration takes place next to Nancy’s Airfield Café. Pilots at the event will also 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.  For more information, go to, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to


Newtown + 5 Months: Where are we now?
   The Stow Democratic Town Committee will sponsor a forum on Gun Violence to be held at the Stow Town Hall at 7PM on Wednesday, May 15th.  The event is co-sponsored by the Stow Board of Health.  Attendance is restricted to Stow residents.  Come and learn of the actions being taken locally, state-wide and federally in the five months since the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.  The forum will consist of a panel discussion followed by a question & answer period. The moderator is Stow Selectman Jim Salvie.  Jim Cohen, a local physician, will introduce the concept of gun violence as a public health issue.  There will be four panelists. William Bosworth, the Stow Chief of Police, Dr. Michael Reinhorn, the co-founder of Citizens for Sensible Gun Policy in Sudbury, Representative David Linsky of Natick who will describe his new gun control bill and  John Rosenthal, the founder of Stop Handgun Violence.


SpringFest 2013 Plans Underway
    Stow’s SpringFest Committee is busy making plans for this years’ Festival to be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Stow Community Park.  Once again it will be a day filled with fun for all Stow residents offering several inflatables, free popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones.  Come see Animal Adventures, get an airbrush tattoo and enter a new event called the “duck drop.”  Not up for inflatables? Come listen to wonderful music and have lunch.  Not hungry? Watch demonstrations, check out vendors wares and see friends and neighbors.


Springfest LEGO Contest
   Attention all LEGO fans, young and old! The date for the Springfest LEGO contest has been set – Saturday, May 18 – but your help is needed for the contest to go forward. Volunteers are needed before the contest and the day of the contest.  Before the contest, we need to come up with the theme, promote the contest, purchase prizes, and locate display tables. The day of the contest we need volunteers for setup, checking in contest entries, and “guard duty” to make sure the displays don’t get damaged.  This is a great opportunity for LEGO fans of all ages (PreK – Adult) to show off their LEGO building skills. Please consider volunteering an hour of two of your time to this popular event. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy O’Keefe at


Book Donations for the Randall Library Friends Book Sale
    We are currently accepting donations for our upcoming book sale at the Randall Library in Stow that will take place on May 18 and 19.  Donations of gently used children’s and adult books (paperback and hardcover), DVDs, CDs, and books on CD will be most welcome. We will not be taking magazines, textbooks, cassettes VHS tapes or items in bad repair. Please bring your donations to the Randall Library circulation desk.


SCT and SAPN at Springfest for our Run for the Woods TotRun 
The Stow Conservation Trust & Stow Area Parents Network are teaming up again to hold our Springfest Tot Run for the Woods!  So many parents participate in the SCT Run for the Woods each year, what better way to share your love of running with your children than to let them run themselves?  Please register for our Tot Run between 10-10:30 am at the Children’s Springfest on Saturday, May 18 at the Stow Community Park (Old Bolton Road).  Three runs will be held  •ages 2 and under; •preschoolers – (ages 3-4); •    big kids (ages 5-6). Prizes will be given to all.  This event is free to the public.  If you have any questions, please  visit  To register for the Run for the Woods on Sunday, May 19, visit


Lake Boon Assoc Annual Meeting
   Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury. Featuring our own Professor Richard Gelpke, speaking on geological and archeological aspects of the Lake Boon area. This presentation will follow the business meeting where you can learn what is going on around our lake, meet your neighbors, help plan for the summer’s activities, renew your membership.   


Stow Cub Scout Pack 39 Registration Picnic
    Join members of Pack 39 for a picnic at Stow Community Park (Old Bolton Road) on Sunday May 19 from 4-6 p.m. Bring the whole family to learn more about Cub Scouts and register your son for next year’s activities. Cub Scouts is for boys entering grades 1-5 in the Fall. Hot dogs & hamburgers will be served. (Bring your own beverages—no glass please.) Boys interested in joining Cub Scouts but unable to attend the Cub Scout Picnic can e-mail:


Golf Tournament Fundraiser
   The Nashoba Chieftains Football team is holding the 13th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 2, 2013 at Stow Acres Country Club. All proceeds will benefit the NRHS Chieftains football program. Shot gun start at 1:30 pm with a check in at 12 noon. Dinner included in the fee at 6pm. Cost to play: Individual golfers $120, Foursome $480. Dinner only option $35. Please contact Jamie Tucker for more information and to register




Emerson Hospital Hosts Family Health and Wellness Expo 
   Join us at Emerson Hospital’s annual Family Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the hospital’s main campus located at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord. The event will feature free screenings, cancer and general health information, conversations with health and wellness experts, children’s activities and more!  Registration is required at 1-877-936-3776 for the following screenings: skin cancer; lipid profile/cholesterol (with a 12-hour fast required); prostate specific antigen (PSA); and thyroid function.   Free demonstrations will feature reiki, tai chi, acupuncture and self-defense. Family fun will include face painting, paramedic truck tours, kids’ fitness activities and Wii games.For more information, visit


Youth Coffeehouse
   Saturday May 4, 2013 at 7 PM – “Open Mic” style concert featuring performers 18 and under. The featured group is “The Coffeehouse Trio” starring Sam Griffin and Jared Wilber of Stow. Here is an opportunity for young performers to play in front of a sympathetic audience. Tickets are $5. Doors and open mic sign-up open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.  All proceeds to benefit the UCC Boxborough Senior High Mission Trip. The concert will be held at UCC Boxborough, 723 Massachusetts Ave, Boxborough, MA



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