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Calendar

SATURDAY, FEB. 27

Municipal Building Task Force workshop: 9 a.m., Old Library

MONDAY, MARCH 1

Cemetery Commission: 3 p.m., Cemetery Office

Library Trustees: 7 p.m., Library conference room

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

Town Center Wastewater Policy Committee: 7:30 p.m., Old Library, downstairs

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

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

Historical Commission: 7:30 p.m., Old Library, main room

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

Housing Authority: 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

School Committee: 7:30 a.m., Town Hall meeting room

Save the Date

Joint Boards of Selectmen — Posted Meeting:

7:30 p.m., March 11, at MassDevelopment, Conference Room One, 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

* The Harvard Board of Selectmen will meet during the Joint Board of Selectmen Meeting.

* The Shirley Board of Selectmen will meet during the Joint Board of Selectmen Meeting.

JBOS Web site: www.jbos.info * JBOSNews.

Briefs

Adult Education – Space is still available in these classes:

*Alexander Technique (for Back Pain) scheduled for March 10

*Maximize Your College Financial Aid, scheduled for March 1

*Geo-Caching – a modern day treasure hunting experience. Learn how to get coordinates for a geo trip, use the GPS to find a treasure! This course if for individuals or for families. Come try something new! Dates Friday March 26 & Saturdays, April 3 & 10.

Registration information is available at www.psharvard. org, Click on Parents & Community, Adult Education. Questions about any of these programs? Please contact the Community Education office at 978-456-4118 or e-mail jcavanaugh@psharvard.org.

Bridges supports Loaves & Fishes

The children attending the Bridges program are working on a local service project and could use your help! They are collecting re-useable shopping bags that will be given to Loaves & Fishes. Next time you are out food shopping, why not pick up and extra bag to donate. Bags can be dropped off at the Harvard Elementary School office, the Bridges room (151) or at the Community Education office (39 Mass. Ave.). Questions? Contact Debbie Mayo at 978-456-4142. And thank you in advance for your help with our project!

Bargains in the Belfry Half-price sale

BARGAINS IN THE BELFRY, the Resale Shop of the Unitarian Church on the Harvard Town Common, is open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Profits are used to help fund both church and community needs. Come see our spring and summer selections beginning Tuesday, March 2.

Looking for volunteer

The Harvard Council on Aging is looking for a volunteer to work two to four hours per week to coordinate volunteer activity. The primary responsibilities for this position include recruiting and scheduling volunteers, as well as maintaining the database that keeps track of volunteer activity. We are looking for someone who not only enjoys working with people and is comfortable speaking in public, but also has proficient computer and communication skills. This is an unpaid position. Call Ginger Quarles for more info, 978-456-4120.

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.

Fuel Assistance

The town of Harvard has an Energy Assistance Fund to help low income residents with their energy costs. Eligible residents may apply to the Harvard fund after applying for federal and state aid. Applications will be available at Town Hall or the COA office. For more information on all options for fuel assistance, please call Town Hall or the COA.

ALL ABOUT SENIORS

Helping Seniors

Two Bromfield students, Craig Stacey and Kailey Nelson, have recently volunteered to coordinate the Seniors Helping Seniors project for this school year. Students will be available to help with jobs both inside and outside the home, run small errands, or do other miscellaneous tasks. These tasks could include: Rearranging furniture, packing/unpacking, sweeping, raking, clearing weeds, cleaning/tidying seasonal furniture, snow shoveling, collecting mail/parcels, writing letters, returning library books, changing hard to reach light bulbs, stacking wood, or any other reasonable chore. To schedule some help, please contact Craig at 978-855-8842 or e-mail him at spin470@aol.com.

Friday shopping trips

to Market Basket and CVS

The COA MART van makes a weekly one-hour shopping trip to the Market Basket and CVS in Leominster on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. The van can pick you up and drop you off at home, or you can meet the van at Town Hall. If interested, please call the Town Hall each week at 978-456-4100, ext. 17, to sign up.

COA MART van is available

The COA MART van is available to provide transportation for all of Harvard’s seniors and those with disabilities. Medical appointments always receive priority, but transportation is available for other errands as well, such as shopping, banking, barber/hairdresser appointments, exercise classes, visits to a friend, and so forth. Please contact Town Hall at 978-456-4100, ext. 17, to make arrangements.

Money Management

Could you use someone to help you keep up with your monthly bills? Coping with bills and the mechanics of monthly bill paying can sometimes become overwhelming. The Money Management Program. offered by Minuteman Senior Services can provide a carefully screened volunteer to help you with the following tasks: making a budget, sorting bills, writing checks for your signature, reconciling checkbooks and bank statements. If interested, please contact Minuteman at 978-263-8720.

MassMedLine

If you are a Massachusetts resident, MassMedLine will answer your questions about your prescription medicines and work with you and your doctor to try to reduce their cost. The staff will assist you with applications for prescription assistance programs for which you qualify and will follow up with you to be sure you are using the medications correctly and monitor for possible drug interactions. MassMedLine may be reached by calling toll free 866-633-1617 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also visit their web site at www.massmedline.com.

Tax Assistance

AARP tax aide volunteers will be available during Feb., March and April to assist those with low to moderate income with their 2009 tax returns. There are several communities hosting on-site tax assistance. If you would be interested in receiving assistance, please call the COA office to be given a list of locations where you can call for an appointment.

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

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

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

Tuesday, Hildreth Café at noon at Hildreth House

Wednesday, Men’s Club 8-9 a.m. at Hildreth House

Fridays, Yoga 10-11 a.m. at the old library

Monday, COA Board of Directors meeting 4 p.m. at the Hildreth House

Tuesday, COA trip to Quilt Museum. Leave Hildreth House at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, COA trip to Spider’s Web Leave Hildreth House at 7 p.m.

The above information is provided courtesy of the Harvard Council On Aging.

Harvard Public Library

The Harvard Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 for the President’s Day Holiday.