Stow Community Art Show opening reception: 7-9 p.m. March 6, Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Road, Stow. The Stow Cultural Council welcomes all to the opening reception of the third annual Stow Community Art Show. Support local artists and vote for your fan favorite. The show will be on display from March 1 through March 30.
Porch Party Mamas: 7:30 p.m. March 7, First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow. $17-$20. For information: http://fpc-stow-acton.org; 978-274-2593. Five established Boston-area musicians and singer-songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of urban folk, country and blues. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance through www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Coffee and desserts will be available for purchase.
Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra present Antonin Dvorak’s ‘Stabat Mater’: 2 p.m. March 8, Hale School, 55 Hartley Road, Stow. $10-$25. For information: http://soundsofstow.org. The 10-movement “Stabat Mater” begins with the Virgin Mary grieving the death of her son and moves from this sorrowful moment to the certainty of the glory that awaits with a triumphant arrival. The concert will feature a full orchestra and professional soloists.
Kate Hogan’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 13, Maynard Golf Course, 50 Brown St., Maynard. Free, with donations encouraged at the door. The all-ages event will feature appetizers, a cash bar and music and entertainment from Irish balladeer Tom O’Carroll. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley.
‘Hello, Dolly!’: 7 p.m. March 20-21 and 2 p.m. March 22, Nashoba Regional High School auditorium, 12 Green Road, Bolton. $10-$14. For information: http://nashobadrama.com. Nashoba Regional High School students are putting on a production of the Broadway hit “Hello, Dolly!” The musical follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things.”
Be a Boys & Girls Club board member: The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley actively seeks board members to help steer and promote the growing organization. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Assabet Valley is to promote the growth of young people in the community by empowering them to become productive, caring and responsible citizens. Contact Rebecca Lynch at email@example.com.
Volunteer with Open Table: Open Table is seeking help. The group receives a truckload of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank plus produce and other items from local gardens, farm stands and grocery stores every Monday. The group’s critical need is from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays. Volunteers should be able to lift 40 pounds or more. Contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or to get more information.
Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley seeking members: 7:15 a.m. first, third and fifth Thursdays, Emma’s Café, 117 Great Road, Stow. For information: email@example.com; http://nashobarotary.org; http://facebook.com/nashobarotary. The Nashoba Valley club serves the towns of Lancaster, Bolton and Stow. The club sponsored or participated in more than 65 service projects last year, addressing both local and international needs. Guests and potential members are always welcome to participate in a service project or attend one of the meetings, which begin with a business update, followed by a speaker. Meetings end promptly within an hour.
Open Table Community Supper: 5-7 p.m. Monday, 33 Main St., Maynard. Join Open Table for their weekly dinner. Open Table offers a meal made with fresh local ingredients. Its mission is to provide healthy food, friendship and support to those who need it with no proof required. Everyone is welcome. Doors for the Monday dinner open at 5 p.m.; dinner is served at 6 p.m. For information: http://opentable.org.
Open Table food pantry: Tuesday and Thursday, Open Table, 33 Main St., Maynard. Pantry service is by appointment only. All registered clients can shop during their scheduled pantry times: 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Seniors, age 55 and older, can make an appointment for Tuesday, 12:45 to 3 p.m. Transportation is available for seniors via the senior van; for ride information, contact the Council on Aging at 978-897-1009. For pantry information: http://opentable.org.
Guest Table Community Supper: 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Friday of the month, First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow. Free. For information: 978-897-8149; firstname.lastname@example.org; fpc-stow-acton.org. Everyone is welcome, in or out of Stow. There’s no charge for dinner, but donations are accepted. Dinners are nut-free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available.
Mill and Main Toastmasters Club: noon-1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Mill and Main complex. Toastmasters meetings follow a set agenda, and include many roles for the members to participate, get in front of an audience and practice. The roles include speeches, short impromptu speeches called “Table Topics,” speech evaluations, presentation of the “Word of the Day” and a “Thought of the Day.” For information: email@example.com.
Open Mic Night: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St., Maynard. On first Fridays, anyone ages 18 or younger — musicians, singers, writers, magicians — is welcome to perform, including drop-ins. Every other Friday, open mic is hosted by Seth Wonkka. Mic and amp are provided, and a piano is available to use. For information: http://serendipitycafemaynard.com.
Maynard Senior Citizens Club: First Wednesdays, Elks Hall. All citizens over the age of 60 are invited to join the Maynard Senior Citizens Club. Membership fee is $10 annually. To join the club, call Patti Jome at 978-897-0535 or Nancy Hatch at 978-897-1839.
Help for veterans: Are you a military veteran, spouse or widow with questions about benefits? Having issues with health care, or employment? Having difficulty accessing the GI Bill, VA disability, Social Security or pension? Contact Wayne Stanley, local veteran services officer, at 978-897-1361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stanley can be found 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main St.
Donate your old vehicle: Your car, truck or camper may be worth more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts Association for the Blind at 888-613-2777 for details. This is a free tow, quick pickup and donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds benefit blind and vision impaired persons in Massachusetts.
Join Meals on Wheels: Help deliver meals to home-bound seniors. Meals are provided by Minuteman Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities. For information: 781-221-7093; email@example.com.