| August 14, 2013

Upcoming Library Events
Kid Yoga with Maureen Trunfio, August 27th at 12:00pm- Maureen Trunfio is back to do yoga with kids ages 7-14. Our back-to-school yoga will teach your child how to de-stress before school starts. Come to one or all of the sessions! The sign-up sheets are at the library circulation desk.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for PRESCHOOLERS -Thursday, August 15th at 10:30am-Enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga with your infant and/or toddler. Not only will you be helping to create a lifelong interest in physical and emotional health and well-being in your children, you will also be deepening your parent/child bond. Discover new ways to calm your children and build your confidence as a parent. Limit to 12 participants sign up at the circulation desk.

Fran Flynn Magician, Thursday, August 15th at 2:00pm- Fran Flynn presents an action-packed, laughter-filled, highly visual comedy magic show with audience participation, quick wit, and a special appearance by “Snuggles,” a very real and friendly magical rabbit! This program is supported in part by the Friends of the Randall Library and a grant from the Stow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Sensei Pat’s Karate Demonstration, Thursday, August 22nd at 2:00pm- Sensei Saunders is a black belt instructor certified by International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) and the American Council on the Martial Arts (ACMA). She has been teaching karate classes since 1998 and is also a NAPMA certified cardio karate instructor. Check out Sensei Pat’s moves, and do some too!

2nd Annual Win-Win At The Randall Library
During the week of August 13 , the Randall Library is once again offering a terrific win-win in conjunction with the Stow Food Pantry. Simply bring in any new/unused personal care product from the list provided and we will forgive up to $3 of your existing library fines! (“Billed” items are excluded.) Donations, especially personal care products, are historically lower during the summer months at the Food Pantry. Help them help others and help yourself–it’s truly a win-win for everyone!
Suggested donations: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products, band-aids, hand sanitizer, kids’ sunblock.

Stow Area Parents Network (SAPN) Pre-Kindergarten Playgroup
Friday, August 16th, 3:30-5PM at the Hudson Splash Pad & Hudson Creamery (Houghton St. & Main St., Hudson). Calling all kids about to enter kindergarten! Join us for our last pre-kindergarten playgroup for the 2012-2013 year and soak up the last bit of summer with your soon-to-be classmates. We will meet at the Hudson Splash Pad (at the corner of South & Houghton Streets) for some fun in the sun and then head over to Hudson Creamery (formerly Dairy Joy) for a tasty treat.  All local children who are about to enter kindergarten, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us – you do not need to be a member of SAPN to participate.  To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please email Jen at For more information about SAPN, visit our website or email

SCT Bike for the Woods
The 12th annual Stow Bike for the Woods is taking place Sun Aug 18. This is a family-friendly road-bike ride in support of the Stow Conservation Trust. Registration starts at 8:30AM, ride at 9am. The ride starts at the Town Common in front of the Randall Library at the junction of Routes 117 and 62 in Stow. You can register for the ride and get more information at

Choose from a variety of ride lengths including 5, 14, 28, 35, 48 and a 65 mile metric century. All ages and abilities are welcome. The routes are marked and cue sheets are provided. The routes take you by some of the conservation property in the area. See up close why Stow and surrounding towns are considered biking central by those in the know. The Stow Conservation Trust aims to preserve open space for future generations. All proceeds from the ride go to the Trust.

Nashoba Girls Youth Soccer Clinic 
The Nashoba Girls Soccer team will be hosting their second annual soccer clinic August 19th, 20th and 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm, at Nashoba Regional High School (12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA) for girls entering grades 1-8. The three days cost is $85, the two day option is $60, and the one day option is $35. For more information, please call (978) 897-1939 or email:

5th Annual Lake Boon Artisans Fair – Sat Aug 24
The Lake Boon Association is hosting it’s 5th Annual “Lake Boon Artisans Fair” on Sat, 24-Aug-2013, 10am-3:30pm at the beautiful Pine Bluffs Recreation Area (on Sudbury Rd, Stow), as part of the fun-filled 2013 Water Carnival weekend.  Mark your calendars and come support your talented neighbors!    Admission is free to all, and there is a free raffle every 30 mins for $5 towards a purchase.  This is an outdoor venue so heavy rain will cancel or postpone the event.

Everyone Invited: Lake Boon Water Carnival – Stow/Hudson
The Annual Water Carnival Weekend sponsored by the Lake Boon Association, will be held from Friday evening, August 23rd to Sundayafternoon, August 25th.  Activities are held at the Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area off Sudbury Road in Stow. All events are open and free of charge to Stow and Hudson residents. The Association wants to show appreciation for the many friends who support the organization’s environmental, educational and civic programs all year.  Friday Night 8/23, 7:00-11pm – Beach Entertainment & Lighting of the Lake; Saturday 8/24, Water Carnival Beach Day, 9:30-3:30; Sunday 8/25, 10:00-11:30  Lake Boon Historical Boat Tour; Sunday 8/25, 2:15 – 4:00  Annual Decorated Boat Parade. For more information please contact: David Gray 781 856 5158,

Sing with Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra
The Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra welcomes singers in all voice categories to join with us for our fall concert with full orchestra to be held Sunday, Nov. 24th at the Hale School Auditorium.  Artistic Director and Conductor Barbara Jones has selected an exciting program of Russian choral/orchestral works: Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, Gretchaninoff’s “Hvalite Boga,” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.”

Open rehearsals are Monday evenings beginning August 26th from 7:30-9:30 at the First Parish Church, 353 Great Rd. Stow.  Participation in the SATB chorus is open to all – no auditions required – and offers the opportunity to learn exciting and challenging music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  Contact Ms. Jones (978-562-2620) or Martha Pfeiffer (978-562-0302) with questions, visit for more information, or simply attend the Monday evening rehearsals.

Stow Soccer Club Registration Open
Munchkins (born between 9/1/2008-4/1/2009) and Transitions (born between 9/1/2007-8/31/2008) registration is currently open until 9/7/2013.  Registration is online at  Please contact Jodie Marsteiner at for more information.

New Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be at 7Pm on Tuesday, Sept.10 at the library.  Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton will be the book discussed.  This is the true story of a successful chef in NYC.  Her story is an unconventional path through childhood,education and marriage–all bound together with the love of food.  Tell us what you would have predicted for this unusual girl in such unusual circumstances.  Join us.      Questions?  Call 978-897-6055.

Gun Violence Forum Rescheduled
The Stow Democratic Town Committee   announced  that  the panel  discussion on  Gun Violence originally  scheduled  for  May 15  will be  held  September 18  from 7 to 9 pm  at Hale Middle School.  Panel members will include  John Rosenthal (  Stop  Handgun Violence), Angus  McQuilken (  Massachusetts  Coalition  to Prevent Gun Violence), James Wallace (Gun Owners Action League)  and  State Representative  Harold Naughton (Chairman of the  Public  Safety and Homeland Security Committee).  State Senator James Eldridge will moderate the program. Attendance is free.  Ample time    to answer  questions from the audience will  be provided. The  cost  of liability insurance  and traffic control for the program will be borne by the committee and by private donations.

Crafter’s Wanted For St. Isidore 2nd Annual Fall Festival 
Looking for crafters for Fall Festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM at St. Isidore Parish, Great Rd, Stow.  8′ booth is $30. and a 6′ booth is $20.  Please go online to to find the forms for submission.


Annual Maynard Road Race
Mark your calendar for the upcoming 16th Annual Maynard 5KRun/2M Walk Road Race on SATURDAY,  September 21, 2013. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley.  The exciting newer Race Route has made the event even more exciting! The very popular Kids Race will be part of this year’s event again!

The 1M Kids Race, for children 4-11 years old, will begin at 10:00 AM, with the same start and finish of the larger races.  Entry fee is $7/ea.  The 5K Run/2M Walk Races will begin at 11:00 AM sharp on Summer Street across from Memorial Park!
Registration for these  races will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 52 Nason Street, Maynard.  There will also be Kid activities and music to enjoy prior to the races. All 5K Run/2M Walk entries received by August 31st will get a free t-shirt.  Entry fees are $25 in advance or $30 day of the race.

The Race Route will start and end in Maynard Center, winding through the streets of Maynard.  An Awards Ceremony will take place following the Races.

For additional information or to have an application sent to you, please leave a message at 978-461-2871 or 978-764-5279.  Applications are also available at the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, 212 Great Road, Maynard or by visiting

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