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Calendar

Friday, Nov. 7

For rowers: The Bare Hill Rowing Association will hold an evening dessert and social at 7:30 p.m. at Fruitlands. Two-time world rowing champion Ellen Minzner will speak. The event is open to rowers, their families and friends, and anyone else interested in rowing. Those interested in attending should contact Susan Ginouves at (978) 456-7938 or at susan.ginouves@yahoo.com.

Monday, Nov. 10

School Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Municipal Affordable Housing Trust: 7 p.m., Hildreth House

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day: Town Hall closed

Wednesday, Nov. 12

MassDevelopment board meeting: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Board of Selectmen/School Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall, executive session planned

Heat Energy Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Hapgood Library

Board of Selectmen: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Community Cable Access Committee: 7:30 p.m., Hapgood Library

Thursday, Nov. 13

Cultural Council: 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall

Community Preservation Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Joint Boards of Selectmen: 7:30 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens

Saturday, Nov. 15

Turkey raffle: The Annual Harvard Firefighters Turkey Raffle will be held at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. This year’s raffle will feature over 150 turkeys, kids only rounds, unlimited rounds and a fantastic door prize.

Saturday, Nov. 15

Harpist to perform: Aine Minogue, renowned Irish harpist and singer, performs for Harvard Friends of the Arts at the Harvard Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is free but donations gratefully accepted. Please call the library at (978) 456-4114 to reserve your seats

Briefs

Need volunteers

The town of Harvard relies on volunteers to help in maintaining the spirit and character of our town. Please take the time to review the list of openings below and contact the selectmen’s office at (978) 456-4100 or by e-mail to jdoucet@harvard.ma.us with interest or questions.

Vacancies: Bare Hill Pond Watershed Management Committee, one vacancy, one student member; Community Cable Access Committee, two vacancies, two student members, one alternate member; Council on Aging, one vacancy; Cultural Council, one vacancy, one student member; Housing Partnership, four vacancies; Montachusett Joint Transportation Committee, one vacancy (selectmen appointee); Montachusett Regional Planning Committee, one vacancy (selectmen appointee); Personnel Board, one vacancy; Transfer Station Committee, four vacancies.

Help with heat

The Harvard Energy Assistance Team (HEAT), administered by the Board of Selectmen and Council on Aging, provides for direct payment of heating oil, natural gas and electric heat for low-income Harvard residents and for residents suffering from a severe temporary financial hardship.

Help support HEAT by making a tax deductible donation. One hundred percent of donations is spent to purchase heat for Harvard residents in need.

Please make donations payable to Harvard Energy Assistance Team, 13 Ayer Road, Harvard 01451.

For more information, or to receive an application for help, contact COA Director Ginger Quarles at (978) 456-4120 or the selectmen’s office at (978) 456-4100.

Singers wanted

Harvard Pro Music is looking for singers for the 2008-2009 season. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at the Unitarian Church of Harvard from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. No auditions are requested. All voice parts are welcome. The December concert will feature Britain’s Hymn to St. Cecilia. For more information, e-mail info@harvardpromusica.org.

Calendar sales

The 2008-2009 Harvard Community Calendar is on sale. The calendars include dates for important civic and schools events as well as photographs of Harvard taken by local ,photographers. calendars are $15 with proceeds to benefit the Harvard PTO. Available through October, calendars can be purchased at Harvard Cleaners, Sorrentos, Westward Orchards and the General Store. For information, call Linda Jones at (978) 456-9891 or e-mail ELJones1@charter.net.

Planning Board has opening

The Harvard Planning Board has announced an opening for a member to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mary Essary until the election in May, at which time the individual would need to run for that position. Please send letters of interest to Liz Allard, Land Use Administrator, at Town Hall or call her at (978) 456-4106.

Save the Date

The Promise of Thanksgiving

A World Flutes Story Concert by Werner John: Sunday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, Routes 110/111, Harvard.

Join Werner John, musician and storyteller, in discovering an American holiday that could transform the world! This narrative will shed light on the intense challenges and blessings of our time. Flute by flute it touches on genetics, archaeology, human geography and environmental science while gently inviting the ancient impulse of gratitude into the present time. Native and European instruments are featured in “A Thanksgiving Suite.” This is an event for the entire family. Admission is $10; children are half price. Sponsored by the Music Committee.