Calendar… June 25, 2014

| July 2, 2014

“Exploring the Worcester Art Museum- The Ancient to Medieval Collections”, Thursday, June 26, 7pm –  Martha Chiarchiaro is teaching a three-part series of lectures on the great works of art at the Worcester Art Museum. Come to the first of these discussions of the treasures at this marvelous local museum. Passes to the museum are available soon thanks to the Randall Library Friends Association.

Summer Reading Programs – Reading during the summer will be tons of fun this year at the Randall Library. Children have three programs to choose from; the Listening Club (children who can’t read by themselves yet), Reading Club (active readers), or Young Adult programs. Participants who spend time listening to or reading books this summer not only receive prizes for the time they put into it, but they also receive raffle tickets for items. Raffle items include a private plane ride around Stow (leaving from the Minuteman Airfield, courtesy of the EAA’s Young Eagles program), a Razor Scooter, and an iPod Shuffle. Many of the raffle prizes have been made available through the generosity of the Randall Library Friends Organization.

Adults can also enjoy benefits from the Randall Library’s summer reading program this year and play “Summer Reading Bingo”. While using all the different fun services the Randall Library has to offer, adults can gain points on special Randall Library bingo cards (available when you sign up) and gain opportunities for raffle chances. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Prizes include a Trader Joe’s gift basket, $10 gift certificates to Nancy’s Airfield Café of Stow, a night at the Amerscot Bed and Breakfast of Stow, and many more!

Summer fun does not end only with the reading programs; the Randall Library also has lots of specials programs for adults and children. Check out the Randall Library website at for information on upcoming events. Enjoy the summer!!

Do good / dig manure / feed your plants
On Saturdays in June, 11am-2pm,  dig your own well-composted horse manure. Great stuff! $5 a bag. All proceeds benefit the horses at Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue, 65 White Pond Rd., Stow. Don’t call, just come. Drive in slowly, past the barn, bear right. You’ll see the huge manure pile on your right. Bring your own shovel. Fill as many bags (or your own buckets or bins) as you’d like.  Continue around the circle to drive out.  Please, no dogs, no smoking, keep kids in check, no tours. Thanks for helping the horses!

June 29, Sunday at 3pm – Please join us for an afternoon of Stow Oral History at the West School House Museum. Our featured speakers this year will be: 1) Skip Warren, 1782, Pilot Grove Farm’s Changes over the Centuries, 2) Professor Dick Gelpke, The Evolution of the Lake Boon Community, and 3) Mary Wetherbee, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times.  The Wetherbee family dates back to 1679 and was among the original settlers in the Pompositticut Plantation. Steve Dungan will be our interviewer for this fun and informative history program.  So come and learn more about our wonderful little town. Refreshments to follow.

The 2014 programming also includes 1) Sunday, August 10, the West School House Open House; 2) Sunday, September 7th, the Back to School program; and 3) Sunday, October 5, Storyteller Todd Goodwin’s Stories of New England.

All events begin at 3PM and are run jointly by the Stow Historical Commission and the Stow Historical Society. The Stow West School is located on Harvard Road at the intersection with Hiley Brook Road.  Convenient parking is across the road. These programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

On Sunday, July 13, at 3pm, the Stow Historical Commission and Stow Historical Society are sponsoring a walking tour around the historic mill village of Gleasondale – weather permitting.

Parking is available at the empty lot enclosed by the chain link fence near 459 Gleasondale Road. The tour will begin from this lot location.

The next meeting of the New Book Club will be Tues., July 15, 7pm, at Randall Library.  Erik Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City, is our pick for July. This No.1 New York Times bestseller is about the architect who led the construction of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the serial killer who used the fair as a lure.  The book won an Edgar Award for best crime writing, and was a finalist for a National Book Award.  Questions… 978-897-2720.

Nashoba Community Partnership for Children invites you to join us this spring and summer as we GET OUTDOORS & EXPLORE! All ages are welcome.

At Randall Library, Stow, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 16, at 11am. Bring lunch, a blanket, and teddy bear, to participate in stories, songs, and activities. Held rain or shine. On Wednesday, August 13, at  10:30am, Explore Outdoors, as we take a walk and look closely at nature’s wonders. Children will use different magnifiers as they make new scientific discoveries.

In neighboring towns–Story Time In the Park & Planting takes place at Bolton’s
Memorial Park Playground, Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Wednesday, June 18, 10:30am. You and your child can StoryWalk through the park and have fun planting seeds. On Thursday, July 31, at 11am, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic at Lancaster’s Thayer Library, Main St., Lancaster Town Green. And on Thursday, August 21, at 10:30am, Lancaster hosts Explore Outdoors at the Thayer Library.

~Outside of Stow~

Murder, Merriment & Monahan’s – Life at Lake Boon 1850-1950
On Wednesday, June 25, at 7pm, local historian Dick Gelpke presents the second in a series of three presentations on the history of Lake Boon. This chapter will cover the period from 1850 to about WWII, concentrating on the people and events around the lake and the dramatic growth of population. Lake Boon became a recreation destination for Bostonians during the 1920s through 1950s. Gelpke will tell the story of several infamous murders and other mischief of that period. The presentation includes images of many local landmarks, now gone.

Dick Gelpke is a long time Lake Boon resident, retired from the Department of Geography & Earth Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he concentrated on historical and environmental issues, and physical geography.

Presented by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, the talk takes placee at its Visitor Center, Assabet River NWR, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury. It is free and open to the public. For more information about our programs, membership, and the Refuge, please visit

Maynard Farmers’ Market begins Saturday June 28
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm, rain or shine, in the Main Street parking lot (near the intersection with Sudbury Street) at Clock Tower Place in Maynard. Local products including fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs, chicken, meat, bread, baked goods, coffee, honey, extracts, annuals, and cut flowers. New this year are  Fior D’Italia with frozen fresh pastas, Red Barn Coffee Roasters with organic coffee, and Zoll Cellars winery. Returning for their second season is Wheatless Bliss with gluten-free baked goods. Vendors include two from Stow: Applefield Farm and Nashoba Valley Extracts. Market also features weekly musical entertainment, children’s events, wellness practitioners, artisans, and community information. June 28, 10am: Opening day costume parade, music by 174 Main St, costume-making station with Aimee of Red Shoe Arts, and massage offered by Pathways to Wellness. July 5: Vintage Bike Day, Kids cooking with Mrs G!.

For the latest schedule information, ‘Like’ Maynard Farmers’ Market on Facebook

Registrations are flying in for Summer 2014 with Minuteman Community Education, located at 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, and we are excited about all of our great offerings! Whether your son or daughter needs an academic boost, wants to explore nature, create iPhone games, or play sports, we have it all. All programs run between July 7 and August 1, and are for students entering grades 1 – 12. Class categories are Academic, Academic Enrichment, Career Exploratory, Creative Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Test Prep & Study Skills.

For more information – including a list of classes and transportation information – visit or call 781.861.7150.

All programs are free with admission unless stated otherwise. Admission is $11.50 adults & children, $10.50 seniors 60+, free for children under 1 and Members. Teachers are always free—with or without students! Visit for hours, program details, and other information.
Thursday, June 26: Thursday’s Tales weekly story time. 11:00am Children’s Discovery Museum. Take Aparts: Drop-in 1:00pm-4:00pm Science Discovery Museum. Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics. Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc.

Friday, June 27: Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette, 9:30am Children’s Discovery Classroom. Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Free Friday Night Fun! Featuring the Maynard Community Band: 4:30pm – 8:30pm Both Museums Open. Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by Mathworks and Middlesex Savings Bank. Join us as The Maynard Community Band helps us kick-off our Free Friday Night Fun Summer Series!

Saturday, June 28: Meet the New England Aquarium! Drop-in 11:00am-2:00pm Science Discovery Museum. Join us as we welcome the New England Aquarium to The Discovery Museums! See and touch hermit crabs, snails, clams, oysters, sea stars, and more!  Sunday, June 29: Magic Show with Rupayan Neogy, 12:00pm Science Discovery Museum

Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan’s magic, visit his Facebook page at

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