Annual Harvard Cub Scout Wreath Sale: The Harvard Cub Scouts will be holding its annual Christmas wreath sale at the Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they sell out. These handmade 24-inch balsam fir wreaths from Maine are $12 for an undecorated wreath and $16 for a decorated wreath. There is a limited supply so please stop by early.

Harvard Pro Musica: A Ceremony Of Carols by Benjamin Britten: 7:30 p.m., Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road, Harvard. Tickets available from Chorus members, at the General Store, Harvard Center, and at the door. Adults: $20; seniors/students: $16. Under 12: free.


Cemetery Commission: 3 p.m., Bellevue Cemetery Office.

Library Trustees: 7 p.m., Library.

Park & Recreation Committee: 7:30 p.m., Old Library fireplace room.

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.


Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall


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

Household hazardous waste center open: 9 a.m., Cook Street, Devens. Please see below for information.

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

Harvard Historical Commission: 7 p.m., Old Library fireplace room.


Devens Enterprise Commission: 7:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.




Kids Gingerbread Holiday Party: Village Nursery School invites you and your toddler to a morning of gingerbread-themed activities and crafts from 10-11:30 a.m. at our school located at 40 Poor Farm Road, Harvard, as we celebrate the holiday season. Children can use a range of art materials, listen to a story, and enjoy exploring one of our large, open rooms with a variety of activity centers; a great alternative on a chilly day. The event is free. RSVP by Dec. 5, 978-456-3993,


Household hazardous waste center open: 9 a.m., Cook Street, Devens. Please see below for information.


Square 1 Art continued

The disruption around Superstorm Sandy meant that many families missed the Square 1 Art ordering deadline (though many DID make the deadline, and we want to thank you for your support!) In response to many requests, the PTO is happy to announce that Square 1 has opened a second ordering window for HES and Bromfield (sixth- to eighth-graders who take art). Ordering is open from Monday Nov. 26, through Wednesday, Dec. 5.

If you missed the first order deadline (or want to order more?!) visit:

You will need your child's Individual Access Code (ex. 1A2B3C4Db), which can be found on the form that came home with your child's squickers or contact Rachel Schmoyer:

Orders must be placed on the Square 1 secure site by WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, and will be delivered directly to your home (please be sure to input your home address when ordering!), pre-holiday delivery is anticipated.

As always, the PTO thanks you for your support!

Center on the Common

Due to the positive response from our community, The Pilot Project has transformed into The Center on the Common!

We are a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to fostering cultural, artistic and educational development for community engagement. Rooms at The Old Library are still available to rent.

Please direct inquiries to Paige O'Brien, or 617-515-9637.

For availability and class information please visit and for the most current updates "like" our Facebook page: The Center on the Common.

Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn't be here without you!


Republicans to meet

The Harvard Republican Town Committee will meet Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Hildreth House.

Household hazardous waste collection

Harvard residents may bring hazardous materials for disposal to the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 9 Cook St. (rear) on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month (Dec. 5 and 8), from 9 a.m. to noon, except for holidays and weather-permitting.

The cost for residents is $20 for up to five gallons or five pounds of material.

Businesses must pre-register.

Go to for information or call 978-501-3943.