Bargains in the Belfry -- additional sales

Additional discounts are available at Bargains in the Belfry, a men's and women's clothing consignment shop.

In additional to the current 10 percent discount on items with a green dot, there will now be a 10 percent discount on items with a red dot. There are lots of great items available.

Bargains is located upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist church on the Common in Harvard and is open each Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first and third Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entrance is through the side door near the front of the church.

For information on placing consignments or donating items, contact Janice Goodell, 978-456-8090.


Holiday Gingerbread Party Dec. 13

Village Nursery school invites you and your toddler to a morning of gingerbread-themed activities and crafts, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. at our school located at 40 Poor Farm Road, Harvard, as we celebrate the holiday season.

Led by one of our talented teachers, children can create a gingerbread project, participate in toddler holiday games and enjoy exploring one of our large, open rooms with a variety of activity centers or our playground area; a great alternative on a chilly day.

There is no cost and feel free to bring a friend.

RSVP by Dec. 11 to or 978-456-3993.


"It's a Wonderful Life" Dec. 14

Harvard Friends of the Arts presents a staged radio-play presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life," Dec. 14, in Volunteers Hall at Harvard Public Library. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Performance features Tim Clark, Bob Eiland, JuliaAnn Govang, Keith Myles and Mary Helan Vesenka Turner.

Yuletide celebration Dec. 21 for L&F

Ayer Public Library, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, will be hosting a community Yuletide Celebration Dec. 21, from 1-4 p.m. at Ayer Town Hall.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with family-friendly snacks, crafts, arts, music, games, activities, gift-giving and buying. Local artists, individuals, businesses, vendors and organizations are invited to participate in the festivities by reserving a table/booth to share your talent, your product, your art or something tasty to tempt pallets.

There will be face-painting, crafters, singing and art stations... gift-selling, ornament personalization, cookies, and more! If we're lucky, maybe a jolly old elf in a red suit might even stop by!

This event is a fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry of Devens, so donations of food and funds will be accepted at this event. There is NO FEE to participate, but if you charge for anything, we ask only that a percentage is given back to the cause.

Come share in the wealth of the season and the community!

For information, if you would like to offer a donation, please email JulieAnn or call 978-772-2545.

Participate in the Annual Community Messiah Sing! Dec. 22

Sunday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m., at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church.

You can be a listener or a singer at this annual interfaith event for Harvard and surrounding towns.

Bring your own score or purchase one at the door. The orchestra of strings, oboes, trumpet, bassoon, organ, harpsichord and tympani, plus four professional soloists will be directed by Ted Johnson, music director.

Don't miss this seasonal favorite! This event is supported by the Harvard UU Church and your generous donations to "Friends of the Community Messiah Sing."

Donation: $10.