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.


Hildreth House Improvement Committee: 4 p.m., Hildreth House.

Municipal Affordable Housing Trust: 7 p.m., Old Library fireplace room.


School Committee Enrollment Decline Subcommittee: 7:30 a.m., Bromfield School conference room.

School Committee: 8:30 a.m., Bromfield School teachers lounge.

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.

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

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

Harvard Energy Advisory Committee: 8 p.m., Old Library fireplace room.



Ski club registration extended to Dec. 10

There has been a lot of interest in the ski club program and therefore the registration period has been extended to Dec. 10. There is currently a waiting list for the bus and we are hoping to secure a third bus if there is enough interest. We will let you know shortly if we are able to secure a third bus. There are applications for the ski club at the Bromfield office, town hall and library. Contact Anne Hentz at or Tracy Adams at

Camp Sunshine, Dec. 12

If your child will be 16 years old by June 30, they may be interested in volunteering at Camp Sunshine -- a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Casco, Maine. Come to the meeting for parents and students on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7-8 p.m. at Bromfield's Library. We will have a questionnaire for your child to fill out and you will be hearing from others that went in years past.

Questions, contact Anne Marie Rowse at

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!


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.