School Committee: 7 a.m., Bromfield School, room 273.


The 41st Annual Harvard Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (alternate date, Sunday, Oct. 7) at The Bromfield School. Please see below for details.

Apple pie festival: Congregational Church of Harvard. Fresh baked apple pies ( or frozen ones to take home), cider, bags of local apples and cheddar cheese. Or start off with a bowl of vegetarian harvest soup and cup of hot cider or coffee before you have a slice of warm pie with ice cream. There are activities for the kids as well. Pie sales start at 10 a.m. and last until they are sold out.


Town offices closed.


Board of Health: 7 p.m., Hildreth House.


Sewer Commission: 9 a.m., Town Hall.

Community Cable Access Committee: 7 p.m., Old Library downstairs.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Harvard Energy Advisory Committee: 8 p.m., Old Library Fireplace Room.


Special Education Advisory Committee: 7 p.m., Bromfield School.


Flea market Oct. 6

Harvard's first Flea Market was sponsored by the League of Women Voters in 1972. Since then it has been an annual community event, held on the grounds of The Bromfield School on Route 111. In the 1980's the Harvard Conservation Trust became a co-sponsor.


In 2008 the Harvard Schools Trust became a third sponsor and replaced the Conservation Trust in 2009.

Thousands of bargain hunters attend this landmark event to shop for antiques, vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs and games, Henna tattoos, fossils and minerals, horse tack, coins, vintage postcards, collectibles, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, sports equipment, toys, clothing, farmer's market items and more. Refreshments include Thai and Spanish cuisine, the Lion's Club hamburgers and hot-dogs, and Pies on the Common at the Congregational Church Apple Festival.

The 41st Annual Harvard Flea Market will be held Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (alternate date, Sunday, Oct. 7).

Fliers, which include the booth reservation form, have been mailed to all Harvard residents and to booth-holders from the past three years.

For more information, email

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Superintendent survey

Harvard School District's on-line survey regarding the Superintendent Search is now on line. The survey is open to all Harvard staff, teacher, parents, students and community members. The School Committee is asking for input into this very important process that will have a lasting impact on our schools. This short survey is your chance to give direction to the School Committee in selecting the next Superintendent and voicing your opinion on what's most important for him/her to address in our schools moving forward. The survey can be accessed at:

It will remain open until Monday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m.

Community Education Math Olympiad for HES and middle school students

Middle School students: 15, 26, 40, 16, 37, 58... What is the next number? Looking for a fun and stimulating challenge? Want to solve interesting problems with a group of friends?

Middle School Math Olympiad meets weekly to help students learn new skills and strengthen problem solving. Contests are held once a month. Grades 6-8 meet at Bromfield (Room 344) on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., and also Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sessions start on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Registration forms are available from Middle School math teachers or online at Middle School Math Olympiad.

HES grade 4 & 5 students: Don't miss out! Registration is well underway for HES Math Olympiad! Due to the fifth-grade Nature's Classroom trip, Math Olympiad will begin Friday, Oct. 12. Sessions are before school, register quickly, space is limited! Forms available at HES Math Olympiad (grade 4 and 5) or the Community Education office. Contact Judy Cavanaugh at 456-4118 or for information.

Modern dance classes

Modern dance classes with Edie Hettinger start Wednesday, Oct. 10. Beginner class for grades 4 and 5; beginner/Intermediate class for grades 6-12. Contact Community Ed, 978-456-4118 or to register.

Homecoming weekend

Graduates of Bromfield, Homecoming Weekend activities include:

Friday, Oct. 5: Homecoming Filibuster Dance, grades 9-12

Saturday, Oct. 6: 9 a.m. Fun Run starts at Depot Ryan Fields. (approx. 4 miles); 11 a.m. alumni tour of Bromfield, coffee and muffins; 1 p.m. Homecoming parade starting at the pond. Watch Bromfield sports teams 3:30 p.m. Varsity boys soccer game at Harvard Park Track Field, presentation to Tom Hill by the Bromfield Alumni Association.

PTO website is up

The redesigned PTO website is up. Take a look at our new look!

You can join the PTO by registering and paying on line or downloading a form and mailing it to the PTO.

Membership in the PTO helps support many school programs in all grades; members receive the student directory.

Bromfield parents: Please return your emergency cards. The emergency cards, with your permission, gives the Harvard Schools the permission to provide the PTO with the student's name, parents name, address, phone number and email address. The sooner the cards are in, the sooner we will be able to produce the directory.