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Calendar

Friday, Sept. 18

Lions Club Festival begins. Please see story on page 3.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Harvard Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food — Music — Vibe at Harvard Elementary School. Continues weekly until Oct. 31.

Nature of apples: 2 p.m. Fruitlands Museum will offer a tour of its new exhibit of artwork on apples. Mention the Council on Aging: There will be no charge to seniors.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Potluck picnic: Harvard Boy Scout Troop 1 will hold its annual start of the year potluck picnic on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Boy Scout Camp Resolute in Bolton. It’s open to all new and current scouts and their families, as well those who are interested in joining the active Scouting program in Harvard. For more information, contact Julie Sniffen at 456-9181.

Monday, Sept. 21

Park & Recreation Commission: 7:30 p.m., Old Library, main room

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

Tuesday, Sept. 22

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

Bare Hill Pond Watershed Management Committee: 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Harvard Energy Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Old Library, Main room

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

Thursday, Sept. 24

Agricultural Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

Briefs

Roger Swain to speak at Garden Club meeting

The Garden Club of Harvard will hold its first luncheon meeting of the season on Monday, Sept. 28, at 11:15 a.m. The exciting program features guest speaker Roger Swain, best known for hosting the PBS television show The Victory Garden, who will give expert advice about vegetable and fruit gardening. A light lunch will be served, followed by a short business meeting, with Mr. Swain’s presentation to begin at 12:15 p.m. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. The Garden Club meets the last Monday of every month at St. Theresa’ Church, 15 Still River Road. For more information, contact Sue Fitterman at 978-772-1433.

Covered bridges

of New England

The Harvard Historical Society is pleased to announce its latest exhibit: Covered Bridges of New England, featuring the photographs and memorabilia of the late William Maxant, Harvard resident and founder of Maxant Industries. Opening night celebration is Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., and the exhibit will be open on three consecutive Sundays: Oct. 4, 11 and 18.The Still River jazz band will play on opening night and Bill Caswell, an authority on covered bridges will speak on bridges of Massachusetts.

The late William T. Maxant of Harvard was a covered bridge aficionado and avid photographer. During the 1930s and 1940s weekends and vacations would find the family piled into the Packard, pursuing bridges. On display at the society are Maxant’s collection of photographs from 1930s to the present in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, and items from his extensive collection of maps, calendars, books, souvenirs, articles, and other covered bridge items. Many of the bridges are no longer in existence but are a celebrated part of New England’s history.An ongoing slide show will display many more bridge photographs.

Flu-shot clinics

Nashoba Nursing Services will be administering pneumonia, influenza and tetanus shots at the Hildreth House on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. There is currently no information about whether there will be an H1N1 vaccine available at that time.

Save the Date

Columbus Day Weekend Flea Market

Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bromfield School grounds. Browse 170 booths of antiques, collectibles and household treasures as well as food and drinks served by local nonprofits.

Fall Fete 2009

Celebrate our Local Treasures: Make plans now to attend the Harvard School’s largest fund-raising event. Enjoy a night filled with good food, good music and good times! This year’s Fall Fete will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard. Tickets will become available shortly. Evening proceeds will support vital programs and initiatives at both HES and Bromfield. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Sherry Armstrong at 978-456-3262.

Halloween Parade

Be sure to join us on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. on the Town Common for HFA’s annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Decorating event. Remember, this event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages so feel free to spread the word. The parade begins in the Town Hall parking lot and circles the Common. Afterward, join us on the Common for pumpkin and cookie decorating, doughnuts on a string, face painting, crafts, and more! We rely on your support to make this event a success, so please e-mail us at harvardfamily@yahoo.com if you would like to help.

For seniors only

Free wood

Firewood taken from the town common during the ice storm will be available free to senior citizens this fall. Supply is limited. If interested, call COA office. Names will be drawn at random and arrangements for pick up worked out.

Fall into Fashion: On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Friends of the Harvard Council on Aging will hold the second annual Fall into Fashion show at Fruitlands Museum. Men’s and women’s fashions will be supplied by Gould’s clothing store in Acton. At press time the following individuals have agreed to model: Mary Wilson, Deb Ricci, Audrey Ball, Sherri Armstrong, Marie Finnegan, Diane Newton, Heidi Seigrist, Karen Strickland, Larry Finnegan, Tim Firment, Bill Johnson, Ron Ricci.

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Council on Aging. Tickets are on sale now for $30 and can be obtained by calling Marie LeBlanc at 617-513-0433. This is going to be a lovely evening, with tasty appetizers and yummy desserts. Please come out and see your friends and public officials modeling and support this very worthy cause!

For more on COA activities and services, call 978-456-4120.