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Monday, July 13

Municipal Affordable Housing Trust 7 p.m., Old Library main room

Transfer Station Committee, 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House

Tuesday, July 14

Water Commission, 8 a.m., Town Barn

Land Use Board, 9:15 a.m., Town Hall Land Use office

Board of Health, 7 p.m., Hildreth House

Board of Selectman, 7 p.m., Town Hall Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 15

Finance Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall Meeting Room

Master Planning Implementation Committee, 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House

Thursday, July 16

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall Meeting Room

Joint Boards of Selectman/Harvard Board of Selectman, 7:30 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens


Transfer Station Stickers are now available at the Town Hall

Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday until 7 p.m. Bring car registration(s) or copies. Go to for more details.

Library events:

Children’s Programs

Infant Storytime — Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up required), up to 2 years: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help prereading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, illustrations, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime (preregistration required) – Ages 2, 3: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This 20 to 30 minute, interactive, theme-based storytime includes songs, simple stories, feltboard stories, creative dramatics, and fingerplays appropriate for toddlers ages2 and 3 years old. Pre-registration required: Limit of 10 children and their caregivers per time slot.

Preschool/Kindergarten Storytime — (no sign-up required) ages 4-7: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

This 30- to 45-minute program consists of a mix of quiet and interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays, with three special activities that rotate weekly: storytelling with guest visits from the library’s puppets; feltboard stories; and art projects that encourage preschoolers to explore art materials, colors, shapes, and their own creativity. This storytime is appropriate for children ages 4-7 and their caregivers.

Pajama Storytime (no sign-up required). Ages 4-7: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Come in your jammies to this evening, a 30-minute storytime appropriate for children ages 4 to 7. We’ll read theme-based stories, share songs, and learn fun fingerplays as we wind down our day and get ready for bedtime.

Bagels n’ Books Groups for third- through sixth-graders

Each group will meet one time over the summer vacation; dates will be announced in the summer reading calendar. New members are always welcome; please preregister.

Adult Programs

The Brown Bag Book Club is usually held on the third Wednesday of every month at noon. Bring a lunch and the coLibrary Summer Hours

The Harvard Public Library began its Saturday summer schedule effective Saturday, June 6. The library will be open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturdays during the months of June, July and August. Scheduled hours of operation on all other days remain unchanged. Drop-ins are welcome!

Water Chestnut harvests: July 18, Aug. 8

The Harvard Bare Hill Pond Water Management Committee will sponsor two additional water chestnut weed harvests on July 18 and Aug. 8. 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-served basis. State law requires all boaters to have mandatory safety gear, which includes life jackets and a whistle or other auditory warning device.

Harvard calendars

The calendars for July 2009-December 2010 are now for sale with all proceeds going to benefit the Harvard PTO. The calendar includes 15 gorgeous color photos of Harvard taken by local photographers, and is filled with significant school and community event dates.

Available for sale for $20 starting mid-June at the following locations: The General Store, Harvard Cleaners, Sorrentos, Westward Orchards.

For more information refer to our website at