Concerts at the Common, Sept. 29

Concerts on the Common presents Marc Ryser, classical pianist, on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., at the Harvard UU Church, 9 Ayer Road.

This begins our sixth year of world-class music in Harvard.

Marc will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann. He is the pianist and artistic advisor for Music by the Sea, a festival and arts residency on Vancouver Island, and is also on the faculty at NEC Preparatory School, Rivers School Conservatory, and Brandeis University.

Ticket prices: $25 (adults); $20 (seniors 65+); $15 (youth under 18).

For tickets, go to or call 978-779-2876.

Garden Club to meet, Sept. 30

The Garden Club of Harvard will begin this year's meetings on Monday, Sept. 30, with a panel discussion on fall gardening tasks. Our expert consultants are current members, Jessie Panek, Connie Grabowy and Pam Durrant. They will hold an interactive discussion on pruning, planting, planning, mulching, dividing, transplanting, and more. The meeting will begin at 11:15 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St Theresa's Church and is open to the public. Lunch and a business meeting will precede the speaker. New members are welcome.

Parent-to-parent college night Oct. 2

For parents of 11th and 12th grade students, a panel of parents of recent Bromfield graduates will talk about what it was like for them going through the college process.


The parents represent a mix of experiences they lived through with their sons or daughters:

* local schools, out of state schools

* early decision v. multiple applications

* sports recruitment

* art school portfolio

* private v. public colleges

The event starts at 7 p.m. in The Bromfield School library. The panel consists of five parents and after a brief synopsis by each parent, will be opened up for questions.

PTO meeting, Oct. 2

The PTO will hold its first membership meeting of the school year on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the HES Cafeteria. All families of the Harvard Schools are welcome to attend.

The PTO is now accepting membership forms. We hope you will rejoin us this year or join us for the first time.

Dr. Connelly, Harvard's interim superintendent, along with Police Chief Denmark and Fire Chief Sicard will address the meeting on the Emergency Preparedness Plan for both Harvard schools.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear what the HES and Bromfield emergency plans looks like.

Please plan to attend, and if childcare is an issue, bring your child along with some books to browse during the meeting.

Fairy House Building/Nature Day

Presented by Harvard Conservation Trust

Saturday Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your families and your creativity to The Children's Trail (behind HES) for some building fun. You are welcome to dress in your favorite Fairy/Dragon Fly attire. Feel free to bring your own natural materials to build and remember not to harm anything that is still living. This is event is free and all children participating will receive a prize.

Harvard Woman's Club, Monday, Oct. 7

Begun in 2001 as a nonprofit organization, the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden is dedicated to providing integrated cancer care through both therapeutic services and educational programs. Margaret Koch, director of the Healing Garden, will share with us the ways that the organization provides a healing environment for those with a cancer diagnosis. She will also discuss ways that the Healing Garden promotes community wellness education and cancer prevention.

Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at 12:15 p.m. at Holy Family Parish (formerly St. Theresa's), 15 Still River Road, Harvard. All are welcome.

For membership information, call Pat Jennings at 978-456-0011.