2014 Fall Football and Cheer Registration is Now Open!
Nashoba Youth Football & Cheer is a recreational program open to children who will be in grades 1 – 8 (2nd grade for football) in September from the surrounding towns of Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster and Stow, regardless of size or ability.

NYFC strives to instill a sense of accomplishment in every participant and to teach how to work together as a team toward a common goal in a fun, competitive environment.   Register now to join and see all the fun to be had with Nashoba Youth Football and Cheer.  Register at nashoba-youth-football-and-cheer.sportssignup.com.

NRHS Booster Club Annual Meeting
Join us in support of our student athletes! Parents of NRHS Student Athletes, you are cordially invited to attend the annual Nashoba Athletics Booster Club meeting on May 28 at 7pm in the high school cafeteria, in support of our student athletes. Please join us for light refreshments while you meet the Booster Club board members, the athletic director, and other parents of student athletes.  We would love to show you what items the Booster Club has already funded and what’s on the wish list. We will be voting on next year’s board members. Apparel and other items will be available for purchase.  Contact NashobaBoosters@nrsd.net with any questions.

Upcoming Events at the Randall Library IN MAY
Donate 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 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.
Friend’s Book Sale, May 30 (6-9pm), May 31 (11am-4pm), and June 1 (12-2pm) – Come join the fun, and browse or purchase from a wide selection of used books available  on the second floor of the Library. Friday night, May 30, is a special reception and pre-sale for current Randall Library Friends which will feature wine, cheese, and live music, as well as allow currently registered “Friends” (individuals who have donated to a Randall Library Friends Association fund raiser in the last year) an advanced look at what is being offered for sale. May 30-June 1, the sale will be open to the general public. Proceeds of the sale will go to support upcoming Randall Library events, activities, and services. We hope to see you there!

ADD and Executive Functioning Issues
Smart but Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adults at Home will be the topic of SPED PAC meeting at 7 pm, on Thursday, May 29 at Sawyer School in Bolton. Peg Dawson, Ed.D, will address proven strategies to boost any child’s ability to get organized, resist impulses, stay focused, use time wisely, and manage emotions. Ms. Dawson is a well known school psychologist, presenter and author of a book for professionals, “Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention” and a book for parents, “Smart but Scattered.” Though meeting at Sawyer School, the speaker will address the needs of students of all ages. All are welcome. For more information or to be added to the SPED PAC email distribution, please contact Joan Finger: Joan@ZooterGroupTutoring.com or (978) 337-5132.

Do good / dig manure / feed your plants
On Saturdays in May and 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!

Flower Communion Service
On Sunday, June 1 at 10am, the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will celebrate diversity with its annual Flower Communion Service. During this intergenerational event, each person brings a cut flower or two to place in a communal basket. The resulting bouquet symbolizes the diversity of those present, including the many blessings, gifts, and talents each brings to the community. At the end of the service each person takes a different flower home, to remind them to be grateful for all we receive from others in our community. This tradition really illustrates what is at the heart of the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. All are welcome. The church is located at 353 Great Rd. in Stow and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.

Stow Youth Basketball Association’s Annual Meeting – June 4
SYBA (Stow Youth Basketball Association) will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Randall Library from 7pm-9pm on June 4.  We welcome any newcomers to join us. If your kids are part of the Bomber’s Program or played on a Stow Recreation Basketball team this year, this is a great opportunity to get involved and help run these successful programs (which are all volunteer based). The following positions are open as of June 4: Assistant Commissioner, Clerk, Marketing/Advertising, Equipment Manager. Any questions please email k.seatter@earthlink.net.

Please come and support the great sport of basketball here in Stow. We look forward to seeing you there!

Launch OF Senior SAFE Program in Stow
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, State Rep. Kate Hogan, and the Stow Fire Dept. will officially launch the Senior SAFE Program at the Union Church in Stow on Thursday, June 5 at 1pm, immediately following the Stow Council on Aging Senior Luncheon. The Senior SAFE program has provided grants to 205 fire departments this year to work with other agencies to provide fire and life safety education to older adults. People over 65 account for 42% of the fire deaths in Massachusetts.

Ed Morgan Sing Along on Thursday, June 5
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 series is funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council. The next show will be Thursday, June 5  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 1-99!

Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights This Summer in Stow
In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s at the Air Field Café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding their second annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field. The event will run on Thursday nights from 5pm to 8pm for 12 weeks, June 5 through August 28 (except July 4 week).

Each week will feature different makes of cars; however, all cars are welcome to cruise to the air field every week. The event will also feature a fly-in for airplanes. Fun for the whole family, the public is invited to attend to see the cars and airplanes on display. Leashed pets are allowed. The event will also feature great food, including wood-fired pizza, burgers, and hot dogs from the award-winning Nancy’s at the Air Field, as well as popcorn, lemonade, and libations.

Admission is free with donations requested. Proceeds will benefit local and international Rotary service projects, such as local scholarships and high school programs, senior citizen projects, the Domestic Violence Services Network, and a mobile dental clinic in the Dominican Republic.  For more information visit www.wingsandwheelsMA.com. www.facebook.com/WingsandWheelsMA.

On June 8, Red Acre Farm, located at 254 Red Acre Road in Stow, will be hosting the 5th Annual Charity Horse Show to support the Decibels Foundation. Teenage riders from Red Acre Farm and other local horse farms are not only preparing to ride in the show, but they are actively fundraising to support programs for children with hearing loss and their families. Riders are doing this through individual, on-line fundraising web pages and other activities such as bake sales. In 2013, through their efforts alone, the riders raised over $8,000. For more information please visit http://tinyurl.com/m3bjke9. Donations may be made at http://tinyurl.com/myrbxod.

The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tues., June 17, 7pm at the library.  Dave Barry’s book, Insane City, is our pick for June. We all know Dave from the humorous pieces he has written for newspapers. What you may not know is that he is a Pulitzer Prize winner. This book is his first adult novel in more than a decade. Entertain yourself by following Seth Weinstein to his destination wedding in Florida.

Questions–call 978-897-6055.

~Outside of Stow~

Maynard Public library Presents “Fixing Our Democracy”
A workshop on “Fixing Our Broken Democracy: The Need for a Constitutional Amendment” will be presented by Greater Boston Move To Amend on Thursday, May 29, at the Maynard Public Library in the Roosevelt Room, from 7pm to 8:45pm. Refreshments will be served.

The workshop includes a multi-media presentation explaining why and how we must pass a constitutional amendment to affirm that constitutional rights are for human beings, not artificial entities such as corporations or unions, and political spending can be regulated by Congress and the states. The workshop is free and co-sponsored by the Stow, Acton, and Maynard Democratic Town Committees.  For more information, call 781-894-1179 or email leednotc@gmail.com. Visit the national Move To Amend website at movetoamend.org.

Emerson Hospital 5K Run~Walk for Cancer on May 31
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s annual 5K Run~Walk for Cancer brings together runners, walkers, and families to support cancer care at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital—Bethke. The rain-or-shine event will take place at the Thoreau Club Field, 275 Forest Ridge Rd. in Concord, from 8:30am until 2 pm on Saturday, May 31.

The 5K Run~Walk and one-mile Kids Fun Run follow groomed trails and residential streets. A post-race award ceremony will honor medalists in various race categories and the event’s top fundraisers. Participants and their guests are invited to remain at the Thoreau Club for a BBQ and family activities, including a tot trot for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult, swimming and sports, craft activities, and an inflatable obstacle course. The Kids Fun Run begins at 9:15am, the 5K Run~Walk begins at 10am, and the post-race ceremony takes place at 11am. Online registration is available until 12:01am on Thursday, May 29. Walk-in registrations on the day of the event are welcome.

Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k to register to run or walk and to make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson, your community hospital.

River’s Edge Arts Alliance Announces Summer Drama Workshop
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is proud to announce the Summer Drama Workshop is now accepting registrations for its four exciting theatre workshops. The workshops are designed especially for area students ranging in age from entering grade one to recent high school graduates. Each drama workshop will culminate with a musical theater performance from a popular production in the beautiful Hudson High School Auditorium.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and some workshops are filling up fast!  Workshop classes are held beginning June 24 with a final performance on July 26. There are two-, three-, four-, and five-week programs depending on age group. Registration is limited and forms are available at upwitharts.org. Tuition fees are discounted for members of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, with deeper discounts for members who have more than one child enrolled.

Visit upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646 to learn more about any of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance performing groups.

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 to 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 www.MinutemanCE.org or call 781.861.7150.