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Calendar

Monday, Nov. 26

Nashoba Valley Asthma and Allergy Educational Support Group meeting: 7 p.m., Rita Edwards Miller School, 1 Mitchell Way, Westford.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Financial aid session: 6:30 p.m., North Middlesex Regional High School auditorium. Members of the guidance staff at North Middlesex will host this event. A guest speaker from the Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority will review all aspects of financing a college education as well as the FAFSA form. The session will conclude with an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions. All seniors are urged to attend. For information call the guidance department at (978) 597-8196.

Friday, Nov. 30

Play Picasso, play around: 11 a.m. to noon, Village Nursery School, 40 Poor Farm Road, Harvard. Children will be able to create an art project with one of our teachers and explore one of our large, open rooms with a variety of activity centers.

Briefs

Nashoba Tech to destroy temporary records

WESTFORD — Nashoba Valley Technical High School, under Massachusetts Department of Education Chapter 71 of the General Laws, will destroy the temporary records of students in the classes of 1998 to 2000 after Dec. 15.

The school will retain the students’ permanent records, including grades, credits earned and transcripts. Members of the above-mentioned classes have a right to obtain their temporary records in whole or in part before the date of destruction.

If you would like your records, call (978) 692-4711, ext. 1123, to arrange a time to pick them up from the Students Services Department. No records will be mailed.

Night at McDonald’s

TOWNSEND — The Hawthorne Brook Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will sponsor its Night at McDonald’s, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Twenty percent of the night’s sales will benefit the school.

Village Nursery School & Kindergarten tours available

HARVARD — Village Nursery School & Kindergarten is scheduling tours and accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year.

Village Nursery School offers morning and afternoon preschool and kindergarten programs for children aged 2.9 to 6 years old. The teacher-student ratios are 1:5 for our 3-year-olds, 1:8 for 4-year-olds and 1:6 for kindergartners.

The programs focus on developmental learning and social skills. They are outfitted with materials that encourage imagination and socialization. Classes provide an engaging and nurturing environment to support the development of verbal, mathematical, creative, social and motor skills.

The recently built, bright and open facility at 40 Poor Farm Road was specifically designed for the early-education program. The spacious building is equipped with large, sunny classrooms; a beautiful, newly renovated playground; a nature nook and is adjacent to a conservation trail that’s accessible for school use.

Extended care is available before and after school.

For information, to schedule an appointment or to request an application call (978) 456-3993. Village Nursery School & Kindergarten is a nonprofit, nondenominational school. Financial aid is available to eligible families.

NMRHS to destroy records

TOWNSEND — North Middlesex Regional High School, under Massachusetts Department of Education Chapter 71 of the General Laws, will destroy the temporary records of students in the classes of 1997 to 2002 after Dec. 15.

The students’ permanent records, including grades, credits earned and transcripts, will be kept by the school. Members of the above-mentioned classes have a right to obtain their temporary records in whole or in part before the date of destruction.

If you would like your records, call (978) 597-8196 to arrange a time to pick them up from the guidance office. No records will be mailed.

Billiards at Bromfield Dec. 5

HARVARD — Brunswick Corp. has been generous enough to donate two regulation-size billiard tables to The Bromfield School’s billiards program.

The tables are used in the industrial technology room. The program meets twice a week.

On Dec. 5, the program will offer a billiards class to the school faculty. While the discussion will focus on opportunities to use billiards in the math and science curriculums, everyone is welcome.

Principal James O’shea has suggested holding the session from 1:30 to 3 p.m., but the class will continue longer for those interested in further discussion.

If you can’t attend but would still like to participate, call Roy Pastor at (978) 660-3677 to make alternate arrangements.

The class will be hosted by Don Girard, Walter Zincavage, Pastor and Sharon Chandler. Girard is a physicist, and Zincavage has taught a billiards class at the University of Connecticut for many years. All are accredited BCA billiard instructors.

Children’s concert

SHIRLEY — With his legendary “bag full of surprises” of guitars, dulcimers, mandolin, animal costumes, puppets, whistles and kazoos, Stephen Baird will present a free children’s concert Dec. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Shirley Middle School.

Baird is an internationally-known street performer who has appeared at festivals and universities, including Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He was also featured in nationally-distributed PBS and Discovery Channel documentaries.