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Saturday, June 23

Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Harvard Elementary School driveway.

Sunday, June 24

Hildreth House Open House: 2 to 4 p.m., Hildreth House. Extensive work has been going into this historic house this year, thanks to a grant from the Community Preservation Fund and the many hours being put in by volunteers. The Friends of the Council on Aging and the board of directors teamed up to plan this celebration.

Fourth of July Committee meeting: 7 p.m., Hildreth House.

Monday, June 25

School Committee meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Housing Partnership meeting: 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House.

Tuesday, June 26

Board of Health meeting: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Finance Committee meeting: 7:30 p.m., Hapgood Room in the old library.

Author visit: 7:30 p.m., Volunteer’s Hall. Former Harvard resident Caroline Preston discusses “Gatsby’s Girl” and “The Great Gatsby” in a talk and slide show presentation titled “The Real Gatsby.” Pre-register by calling the library at (978) 456-4114.

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

Wednesday, June 27

Newport, R.I., trip: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., leave from Hildreth House. The stops on the trip include the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, and Fort Adams State Park to watch the arrival of some of the tall ships. The cost is $20 plus the cost of lunch. Call early to reserve a seat.

Pond Committee meeting: 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House.

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

Thursday, June 28

Agricultural Commission meeting: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Salute to Spain: Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Fruitlands Museums. Assistant Concord Band conductor Paul Berler will preside over this concert of Spanish and Latin-American music including such classics as “Blue Tango,” “Brazil,” “El Relicario,” selections from “Evita” and “Man of La Mancha.” The cost of admittance is $10 per car for members and $12 per car for non-members. For information visit or

Saturday, June 30

Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Harvard Elementary School driveway.

Fourth of July lawn party and fireworks: 6 to 9 p.m., school campus lawn.


Program listing for week of June 22

The following is a public access program listing for the week of June 22:

* June 22: Harvard celebrates the Fourth, vintage programming.

* June 23: Board of Selectmen meeting, taped June 19.

* June 24: The Bromfield School graduation, taped June 1.

* June 25: School Committee meeting, live at 7 p.m.

* June 26: Board of Selectmen meeting, taped June 19.

* June 27: Harvard celebrates the Fourth, vintage programming.

* June 28: The Bromfield School graduation, taped June 1.

Library news

Library summer hours

Harvard Public Library will begin its Saturday summer schedule June 2. The library will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June to August. Scheduled hours of operation on all other days remain unchanged.

Children’s programs

July 11, 18 and 25, at 10:30 a.m., Music Together with Alex Andrews for infants to 5-year-olds. This drop-in series features music, movement and a story with Alex Andrews, of Apple Country Music Together.

July 10 from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Professor Readalot: Secret Agent for ages 3 to 103. Back by popular demand, Professor Readalot (Greg McAdams) is a secret agent who, along with all of our library patrons, is trying to “Catch The Beat,” a criminal mastermind who is luring kids away from the library with a device known only as TV. We’ll use books and reading to “Catch the Beat.” The program features magic, comedy and audience participation. It is supported, in part, by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Preregistration is required.

July 21, from 11 a.m. to noon, Celebration of the new Harry Potter book. Come join this informal celebration of the seventh Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling. Dress as your favorite character from the book, meet other fans and try your hand at a Harry Potter trivia quiz! Preregistration is required.

June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m., Heifer International presentation for grades two and up. Once again, as part of the summer reading program, the library will incorporate a donation from the Friends of the Harvard Public Library to Heifer International to benefit hungry families around the world. A representative from Heifer International will lead some fun games, including “Building a Water Buffalo,” and teach children about how Heifer benefits people around the world.

Family movie nights for all ages. June 28, at 6:30 p.m., Shrek (PG). Please preregister for all movie nights.

July 9, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Bagels’n’Books Group for fifth-graders; July 23, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Bagels’n’Books Group for fourth-graders. The fourth-grade books are “The Tail of Emily Windsnap” and “Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost.” The fifth-grade book is to be announced. For the summer sessions, just-graduated fourth-graders will be in the fourth-grade group, and just-graduated fifth-graders will be in the fifth-grade group. You’ll move up a book group grade for the September book group meeting. Join us for a lively book discussion and a yummy snack of bagels and cream cheese. Preregistration is required.

July 17, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Teen Book Groups for grades seven and eight; Aug. 14, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Teen Book Group for grades nine to 12. The groups will read and discuss different books. Each group is facilitated by a library staff member. The book for grades seven and eight is “Monsoon Summer” by Mitali Perkins. The book for grades nine to 12 is “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier.

Teen programs

Teen Movie Nights for grades seven and up: July 5, at 6:30 p.m., “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (PG13); July 26, at 6:30 p.m., “Pride and Prejudice” (PG13).

July 12, from 3 to 4 p.m., Decorate Your Own Flip-Flops for grades seven and up. Tired of boring flip-flops? Bring a pair of your own to decorate. Preregistration is required.

July 18, from 3 to 4 p.m., Game Day for grades seven and up. Do you have the midsummer doldrums? Join our Game Day to shake things up. Activities may include a frozen T-shirt race, water balloon tosses, whipped cream race and egg relay. Pre-registration is required, and this event is limited to 20 participants.

Adult programs

The Brown Bag Book Club

This is an adult, drop-in discussion group. Just read the book and show up. It meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month, from September to June, in the Hapgood Room. The next meeting will be held on June 20 in the Elizabeth Turner Room (the anteroom to Volunteers Hall) to discuss “Fun Home,” by Alison Bechdel, a graphic novel and a memoir billed as a “tragicomedy.” For information or to reserve a book call Ann Levison at (978) 456-3394.

Monday Night Classic Movies. July 9, at 7 p.m., “On the Waterfront” (not rated); July 23, at 7 p.m., “Casablanca” (PG).


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