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Friday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day: Town Hall closed.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Municipal Building Task Force: 2 p.m., Old Library fireplace room

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

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

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Voter registration for special election: The last day to REGISTER TO VOTE (if not already registered in Harvard) for the SPECIAL STATE ELECTION. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day: Town Hall closed.

New Year’s Day Walk: Noon. Join the Harvard Conservation Trust, friends & neighbors for this annual tradition. Meet at noon for a walk on the Harris Land & Vaughn Hill conservation areas. Please park at roadside on Bare Hill Rd, Bolton (extension of Scott Rd., Harvard). Questions can be directed to: 978-456-8717.


HAA Youth Lacrosse registration is now open for boys and girls! The lacrosse season is right around the corner, and it’s time to get the players registered and the teams set. Go to our Web site to register or find additional information: http://www.harvardlax. org/. The final registration deadline is Jan. 31. Please register by then to ensure placement on a team. The program is open to all 1st through 8th grade boys and girls in Harvard and surrounding towns. No experience is necessary. Please go to the Web site to register, call Joe Gatto 978-456-2360 or e-mail if your son or daughter is interested. HAA Lacrosse news, registration forms, the HAA Lacrosse Fact Sheet and other materials are available on our Web site. If you are interested in volunteering to coach, help with scheduling, help with fundraising, etc., please contact Joe.

Harvard Soccer Club

Registration for the spring soccer season has begun. Please go to and click on Register Online. Register promptly to avoid late fees and to guarantee placement on a spring team.

Bromfield and

HES Stores

Back by popular demand for Holiday gift giving, the PTO Stores are now open! We have HES T-shirts available and a whole line of Bromfield merchandise including gym bags, sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, travel mugs and more. New this year, we are offering Bromfield baseball caps, knit caps, zip-up hoodies and a new faded T-shirt design.

Check out the online catalog and the new items at and for your convenience, order and pay online. To print out a paper form and pay by check, click on HES PTO Store Order Form or Bromfield PTO Store Order Form. Samples are on display in the Bromfield and HES front lobbies; come take a look.

Conservation Trust

Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. — Appalachian Trail Presentation at Volunteers Hall, Harvard Public Library. The speaker is Roger Tetreault.

Coats for Loaves & Fishes: A local girl scout troop is collecting coats for Loaves & Fishes and will have a box out in the lobby of Bromfield. Please consider dropping off a coat for those in need.

Save the Date

DECEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER, courtesy of the Harvard Council on Aging

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays Dec. 28, 30 Aerobics 2-3 p.m. at the old library

Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 28, 30 Aerobics 9-10 a.m. at the old library

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 29, 31, Tai Chi 9-10 a.m. at the old library

Tuesdays, Dec. 29 Hildreth Café at noon at Hildreth House

Wednesdays, Dec. 30 Men’s Club 8-9 a.m. at Hildreth House

Thursday, Dec. 31 COA trip to Top of the Hub at Prudential Center. Leave Hildreth House at 10:45 a.m.

Jan. 4 Woman’s Club Features Scholarship Recipients and General Store

The Harvard Woman’s Club invites members and their guests to its Jan. 4 lunch and meeting at 11:30 a.m. in St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, which is now called Holy Trinity’s Deacon’s Hall. The 2009 HWC scholarship recipients will introduce themselves and tell a bit about their college activities. After lunch, Harvard General Store owners Lyn and Adam Horowitz will give a program about what’s new and wonderful in the 113th year of the general store.

FanFare! is sponsoring a unique open rehearsal of the Worchester Chamber Music Society to benefit the music departments in the Harvard Public Schools. It will be hosted at 42 Willow Road in Harvard on Jan. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Performers share the rehearsal experience with the guests. Wine and hors’doerves will follow an interactive rehearsal of one movement of Brahms piano quintet. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds will fund the WCMS educational program at the Bromfield on Jan. 11. Enjoy a relaxed visit with lovers of music and professional musicians. See first hand the music enrichment we bring to our students. Call Lillian Burkart at 978-456-8970 or e-mail for details.

HEAC Sponsored Talk: Energy Efficiency for Older Homes

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Harvard Energy Advisory Committee (HEAC) will host a talk by Jeffrey Rhodin about how to make your older home more energy efficient. Energy improvement efforts are hampered by a constantly expanding list of products and services that promise all sorts of benefits. Homeowners wonder what they should do first. What is the best use of a family’s budget? Will they get the promised benefits? Rhodin will cover these questions and more: important safety issues, basic concepts of home energy conservation, best practice energy efficiency improvement process and a case study that puts it all together. The goal of the talk is for homeowners to come away with a basic understanding of how a home loses energy and a step-by-step process that allows you to make the most of your limited home improvement budget.

Jeff Rhodin is a Lexington resident and founded Sustainable Energy Analytics in 2008. He is a certified HERS rater, Energy Star and IndoorAir Plus Partner and Lean Sigma Black Belt business improvement professional. He holds a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering. He formed Sustainable Energy Analytics to help educate and provide services to builders and homeowners that maximize the return on their energy efficient improvement budget.

The talk will take place in the Volunteer Room of the Harvard Public Library at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to all.