Computer genealogy class: June 8 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., the Council on Aging is offering a free introductory class on how to use the Internet to search for your family records and trace your family’s origins and tip on how your computer can help you store and manage the data you have collected. Please call and sign up. Space is limited.
The “mystery” of medication dispensers and Web sites: June 9, As their senior project this year, Bromfield students Caroline Korstvedt and Amy Gartland have been researching many kinds of medication dispensers and reminders as well as helpful Web sites on the Internet that provide information on prescriptions you might be taking. They will present their findings and offer practical demonstrations at a workshop to be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at the Hildreth House. Please call to sign up for this informative event!
Fun Fair 2009: The PTO Sponsored Fun Fair will be held on Friday, June 12, from 3-7 p.m. with a rain date of Thursday, June 11, from 3-7 p.m. (Rain date is not a misprint.) Come down to the Pond Road field and play some games, win some prizes, and enjoy some food! We are still looking for volunteers and need your help (150-plus volunteers needed). Help needed with setup, game shifts, food stand and cleanup. We also need tents, generators and food donations. Please e-mail Lis Karothkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you can help.
Library events: Harvard Public Library events for June include Family Movie Night, showing the movie “Bolt” (PG) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with the first Family Movie Night of the summer! Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!
Also, join the staff for an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 30 (rain dates July 1, or if necessary, July 2). Come make your own yummy sundaes, socialize with friends, and enjoy fun activities like face painting, paper airplane making (and perhaps a distance contest), sidewalk chalk art, and bubble blowing! Volunteers needed to help with activities; please sign up to volunteer in the Children’s Room. This year we have scheduled two rain dates: Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2, just in case….
Please preregister for the ice cream social at least a week ahead, both so we can provide enough sweet treats for all, and also so that we can notify you if we need to use a rain date. Please call to preregister for these programs by calling the Children’s Room at (978) 456- 2381. Sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library.
Water Chestnut harvests: The Harvard Bare Hill Pond Water Management Committee is sponsoring the first of three water chestnut weed harvests on Saturday June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Water chestnut is a nonnative species of plant that threatens swimming, boating and fishing by crowding the shorelines with a mass of underwater vegetation. The weeds can easily be eradicated by volunteers and water enthusiasts willing to help out for a couple hours of time. Bring your canoe, boat or kayak to the town beach and we’ll give you buckets and instructions on how to help remove the weeds. Don’t have a boat? Some town canoes are typically available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional weed pulls are scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 8. Estate law requires all boaters to have mandatory safety gear, which includes life jackets and a whistle or other auditory warning device.
Senior film series: The Harvard Public Library and Council on Aging are teaming up to offer the John Adams film series at the library. This multi-part miniseries has received numerous awards. The movie is based on the Pulitzer Prize book by David McCullough. John Adams chronicles the life of this remarkable historical figure, a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law, and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which America was founded. The miniseries also explores the extraordinary relationship between Adams and Abigail, his wife of 54 years, a partnership regarded as one of the most moving love stories in American history. It will be shown on Monday afternoons June 8, June 15, June 22, and June 29 from 1-3 p.m. in Volunteers Hall at the library. Popcorn and beverages will be served.