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August 28, 2019


Backyard Bolton Farmers Market 2019 highlights small and backyard farms, and small batch product producers and artisans from Bolton and surrounding towns. There continues to be new vendors signing up, adding to an already great variety of vendors. Attendees will find local musicians to go along with the local produce, locally made food, and artisan goods. There will also be an ice cream truck on site for a cool treat while shopping. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the Bolton Town Common, between 10am and 1pm, on Saturday Sept. 7.

Join us for 2019 Fall Ball this September
Nashoba Girls Lacrosse will run a 5-week skill building lacrosse clinic this fall. The program will run on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Horse Ring field in Bolton. Sessions begin on Sept. 11 and end Oct. 9. Deadline for registration is Sept. 10
The cost is $40.00 per player. A sibling discount will be offered. Registrants are required to be a member of US Lacrosse, which is in addition to the registration fee. Minimal equipment is needed (a stick, goggles and mouth guard). Registration is open for all girls in grades K-8! This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to try lacrosse prior to our spring season. Returning players can strengthen their skills and invite a friend to show them the sport. To register, please visit


          The Massachusetts Chapter of The TEARS Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Rock & Walk for Babies at Nashoba Regional High School. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 and the event organizers have high hopes to raise more this year to fund the newly opened Center for Child Loss, as well as resource programs to benefit local Massachusetts families who have experienced pregnancy, infant or child loss. The Rock & Walk for Babies is the signature fundraising event for the organization.         Registered participants walk in honor of a child, or simply in support of others. The event will be held from 9am to 1pm on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd. For more information, to register or donate, visit today. Registered participants who raise $500 or more can qualify to have their child’s name engraved on the Angel of Hope Monument in Hyannis, MA. Registration for the event is $10 for adults and children 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free.



   Apply Now! Nashoba Integrated Preschools still has availability for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Call for availability in the Lancaster, Bolton or Stow locations. Contact:  Linda Milton, 978-779-0539 x3012.


            The Nashoba Community Partnership for Children is excited to provide FREE WEEKLY PLAYGROUPS for residents of Bolton, Lancster & Stow for children ages 2-5 years old residents of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow. Registration open through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Session 1 Playgroups will be held weekly September 2019 through January 2020. Priority will be given to families who have not previously registered. Playgroups are limited to 15 children per location and families may only register for one location.  Please contact [email protected] to receive a registration link.

   Apply Now! Nashoba Integrated Preschools still has availability for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Call for availability in the Lancaster, Bolton or Stow locations. Contact:  Linda Milton, 978-779-0539 x3012.



   The next meeting of the Stow Garden Club will be on Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 7pm @ the Community Center, 509 Great Rd. The first meeting of the year will be a “gathering” and the announcement of the upcoming 2019-2020 program featuring 3-4 presentations, special holiday events, plant sale and discussion of possible civic beautification projects. The new leadership team will also be announced.  The meeting is open to all and your interest and participation in what we do for the Town of Stow is welcomed.  Refreshments also included.


   Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, serves dinner on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). Doors open at 5pm. Guest Table welcomes everyone, in or out of Stow, whether they’re looking for a sense of community, are feeling lonely, are having financial difficulties, or just want a change of atmosphere. There’s no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. The next meal will be offered on Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 at FPC’s Fellowship Hall.

   FPC is located at 353 Great Rd. Its facilities are wheelchair accessible. Guest Table is always looking for volunteers, so if you’d like to help out, contact [email protected]. This program is supported in part by grants from the Stow Community Chest and the Acton-Boxborough United Way.


          The Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Songfest, featuring Jim Scott, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30pm, at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton (FPC). Composer, guitarist, and singer Scott is a musical activist who creates and performs music that celebrates the earth. As a member of the Paul Winter Consort, he co-wrote “Missa Gaia – Earth Mass.” His compositions include the hymn “Gather the Spirit,” and he compiled and arranged “The Earth and Spirit Songbook: An Anthology of Songs Celebrating Earth and Peace.”

          The concert is sponsored by Friends of Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie as a benefit for their former intern minister at FPC, who was recently diagnosed with multiple medical issues. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at For more information, email [email protected] or call Peter at 978-549-3066.


   Don’t you love the emergence of snow drops, the glow of spring daffodils, the color splash of tulips? Order your spring bulbs now through Sept. 21 from Stow Garden Club’s Bulb Sale! Order sheets are available from any SGC member, or contact Susan Choyce at [email protected] or 978-897-0720. Bulbs will be available for pick up or delivery mid-October. Ideal planting time is from Halloween to Thanksgiving. Funds raised are used for educational programs, scholarships and civic beautification. You can also be a Garden Angel by making a tax-deductible donation toward bulbs which will be added to the Head Memorial Garden for a splash of spring color at the Randall Library.



          The Merchants mixed bowling league at Harvard lanes in Harvard is currently looking for new members to join this fun, yet competitive candlepin league.we are open to men and women of any skill level. You can join as an individual, couple or bring in your own team of three bowlers. This is a cash prize league with an end of season awards banquet. We begin Wednesday Sept. 4, 7pm and run through March. Come join us and have some fun and meet new people. Any information contact league president Scott Bulger at 978 512 9669 or email [email protected] 


          Assabet Valley Camera Club, now going into its 34th year as a Hudson-based photography organization, meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from September through early June.  Currently AVCC has over 50 members of all ages, with both amateur and professional experience, from 15 different communities in the greater Metro West area. Anyone interested in photography and expanding their pictorial skills is welcome to attend the next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Following a short business meeting, the evening’s program will feature a “Members’ Showcase”, where individuals will briefly present their photographic images based on a theme or highlights of their summer experiences.

          AVCC meetings are held in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., Hudson, and officially begin at 7:30pm. AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual art and its practical application as a science.  Members benefit from the hands-on experiences, from the knowledge presented in programs, and from having their work critiqued. For more information check out the AVCC website at or contact John Gill, club president, at 978-293-5192.


   Sponsorships are now available for this year’s Habitat for Humanity North Central MA’s 7th Annual Building Dreams Golf Tournament. The event will be held at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard on Tuesday, Sept. 15. All proceeds from this event will benefit the work of Habitat for Humanity NCM, for building and repairing affordable homes throughout the organization’s 25 towns and cities in the region. Sponsorship opportunities for the golf event are still available and local businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply.

   Individuals interested in golfing at the event can sign up as foursomes ($640), groups of three ($505), pairs ($345) or singles ($185) on Habitat NCM’s website. The shotgun start is at 9am. Registration begins at 7:30am. Multiple Contests on the course are available to participants looking to snag bragging rights, trophies and pro shop prizes. A silent auction will also be featured. To register for the event, please visit the Habitat for Humanity North Central MA website. Deadline to register is Aug. 30.