This spring, learn the fundamentals of archery including safety, skill technique, range procedures, and scoring. Be a part of this fast-growing Olympic sport! Come join the staff of On the Mark Archery for lots of shooting time, camaraderie, and fun! All equipment provided. No prior experience necessary. Sneakers only!

The spring program begins April 29. The cost is $140 for six one-hour lessons on Tuesdays at Pine Bluff. The Youth Class (grades 3-10) starts at 5:15pm, and the Adult Class at 6:15pm. To enroll, please visit http://www.stow-ma.gov/pages/stowma_recreation/index, or contact recreation@stow-ma.gov.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library IN MAY
Donations to the Randall Library Friends Book Sale – Doing spring cleaning? Feel free to bring your used books to the Randall Library for the upcoming Randall Library Friends Association Book Sale. The Randall Library will be collecting used children’s and adult books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books starting on May 1 and running until May 29. We will not be taking textbooks, magazines, cassettes, VHS tapes, or items in poor repair. Drop off materials at the Randall Library Circulation Desk.

Preschool Story Time at Snapdragons Party and Gifts, Friday, May 2, at 10:30am – Martha will take her storytime on the road! Join her at Snapdragons for storytime, where a percentage of the proceeds from purchases during the program will go to the Friends of the Library! Have fun and help the library at the same time!

Lego Club, Wednesday, May 7, from 4pm to 5:15pm – Come play with Legos with other kids pre-K-5 (siblings welcome).
Teen Springfest Yoga, Thursday, May 8, at 3:30pm  – Maureen Trunfio will help teens welcome spring with a Springfest yoga practice. Sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Stow Hazardous Waste Collection Day
On Saturday, May 3, the Town of Stow will be offering a hazardous waste collection event from 9 am – 1pm at the Stow Highway Garage (88 South Acton Rd.). Proof of residency will be required, and a donation of $10/vehicle is appreciated. Please visit the “News and Notices” section of the Town of Stow website (www.stow-ma.gov) for a link to the flyer listing items that will be accepted, and information regarding how to safely transport them. For additional information contact the Stow Board of Health office at 978-897-4592,  or email health@stow-ma.gov.

Ed Morgan, a Stow resident and children’s singer/songwriter, brings a series of interactive children’s Sing Alongs to the Community Room at the Randall Library. The next show will be Saturday, May 3, at 10:30am. Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as “The Music Man”. For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs…singing and dancing for kids ages 1 to 99! The series is funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council.

Join us on Saturday, May 3, 10am to 1pm, for the 16th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children. The Fair takes place at the Emerson School, Rt. 117, 50 Mechanic St., Bolton. The fun will feature Chuck & Mudd family music entertainment, Baby Farm Animals,  Scholastic Book Fair, Teddy Bear Clinic, Ambulance & Fire Departments, Family BBQ, and much more.

Skylight Astronomical Society presents A STAR WATCH
On Saturday, May 3, at Minute Man Air Field, from dusk (@8pm) to 10pm, come see the original Terminator (it’s on the Moon). It should be a great night to see Mars and Jupiter. If the world turns enough there’s a chance that Saturn might also be visible. You’ll be amazed by mysterious nebulae, stunning clusters, and distant galaxies. (rain date for inclement weather May 4). For more information check out our website at http://www.sasobservatory.org/

Friends of Boy Scout Troop 1 Stow will hold its second annual paper-shredding event, Operation Paper Shred, at Hale School on Saturday, May 10, from 9am to Noon. The troop will quickly and thoroughly destroy business and personal documents such as tax records, bank statements, bills, and credit card receipts.

ProShred, Inc. has donated the use of their state-of-the-art truck for this event. The truck can shred thousands of pounds of paper an hour, and its advanced shredding technology ensures each shred is completed efficiently and with the highest level of security. No need to take out staples, paper clips, or other small fasteners. You can watch your documents be destroyed via closed circuit TV right on the shredding truck to ensure your documents are properly destroyed! All shredded material will be recycled. Cost for the service is $0.25/lb. A typical full banker’s box weighs approximately 40 lbs., or $10. Scouts will unload your materials, weigh them, and bring them to the shredder.

Funds raised will be used to support the activities of Stow Boy Scouts Troop 1. Neighboring town residents are encouraged to participate. Please contact the troop at 978-212-9175, or send email to troop1stow@gmail.com, with any questions.

The Stow Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10, on the Lower Common in Stow, from 8am to 11:30am. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain plants from the established gardens of the Stow Garden Club members at very reasonable prices.  There will be a mixture of sun/shade plants. For more information please contact MariePatrice Masse, 978-579-0897. See you at the sale!

All those ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 10, from 9am to 12pm, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Rd.,  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 www.eaa196.org/eagles.htm, call 978-212-9196, or send an email to youngeagles@eaa196.org.

Support the 2nd Annual Play for Will Fundraiser
The Play for Will fundraiser is a basketball game between the Central MA Spartans Special Olympics program out of Bolton, and staff from Nashoba Regional High School. This year’s game is on May 16, 7pm, at NRHS,, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. The game raises money for the Tecumseh Foundation and the Relay for Life, while our athletes experience the once-a-year opportunity to showcase their skills for a large crowd. For those attending, raffle prizes include golf packages and New England Patriots tickets.
The Tecumseh Foundation was started in memory of William T.R. Hurley after he passed away on May 4, 2012, at the age of 19. Will’s athletic prowess was, and is still, on display at Nashoba, as he holds several school records in football. Team Tepper was started to participate in the Relay for Life when Leah Tepper was diagnosed with Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma in May of 2010. Leah passed away in November  2012, also at the age of 19.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or making a donation, please contact Brendan Aylward at Brendan.aylward7@gmail.com, or 978-855-9141. Checks for the Relay for Life can be made out to The American Cancer Society, and checks for the Tecumseh Foundation can be made out to The Tecumseh Foundation. All donations made prior to the event can be mailed to Brendan Aylward at 23 Apple Blossom Lane, Stow, MA, 01775.

Publishing Networking Group Meeting
The nexy meeting is Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. This meeting will be facilitated by Maynard residen Sarah Ambrose, who works for a major publishing company in Boston. In the past 20+ years, Sarah has worked in three different divisions of the core business and has recently taken another new role in the company. She will talk about the publishing world from an insider’s point of view and will lead a discussion on the changing world of publishing.
The meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, send email to kramer@tiac.net, or call Eileen Kramer at 978-897-4121.

Orphan trains ran regularly between 1854 and 1929, from the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Follow Vivian Daly, a young Irish girl, as her story is revealed in a most surprising way.

Join us at Randall Libraryto discuss  Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Klein.  We’ll meet at 7pm on Tues., May 20. Tell us what you think of Vivian’s story and help us choose a book for June.  Questions—call 978-897-6055.