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Harvard Family Association Spring Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. on the Common, Harvard. It’s an egg hunt like you’ve never seen before! Stop at the HFA egg hunt table to begin your hunting adventure. But don’t stop there. Join us for some fun games and cookie decorating as well. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and appropriate for children through 5. Be sure to bring a basket or bag to hold your treats. Note that there is no indoor location this year due to construction at the churches, so dress accordingly! We promise a good time, despite the weather.


Harvard Woman’s Club: 11:30 a.m. Club members and their guests are invited to attend the monthly lunch and meeting in Holy Trinity’s Deacon’s Hall. Following lunch, reknowned photographer and Harvard resident Ellen Harasimowicz will present a program on the monarch butterfly, including photos of the butterfly’s life cycle and overwintering scenes from Ellen’s trip to Mexico last winter. About 200 million monarchs overwinter in the mountains 60 miles west of Mexico City.

Cemetery Commission: 3 p.m., Cemetery office

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

Park & Recreation Commission: 7:30 p.m., Main Room, Old Library

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


Bromfield School Council: 3 p.m., Bromfield School Library

Elementary School Library: 3:45 p.m., Elementary School Library

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

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


Senior Citizen Luncheon: 12:45 p.m. The Bromfield Student Council Luncheon prepared by Chef Paul has been set for Wednesday, April 7, in The Bromfield School Cafeteria. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. Please do not arrive earlier than 12:30 p.m. (This will allow the parking lot to clear out after school.) The lunch is free and all are welcome, but we do need a head count. Please call the COA to make a reservation.

School Committee: 5 p.m., Bromfield Teachers Lounge

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

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


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


Annual Tree-for-All: The Harvard Conservation Trust will be distributing “sweetbay magnolias”(magnolia virginiana) at this year’s Tree-for-All, Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harvard Transfer Station & Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mass. Ave. by Harvard Realty. The 12-inch seedlings are free to members & $5 to non-members. Questions can be directed to: 978-456-9292 (HCT).

Harvard Schools Trust dinner-theatre gala: 6 p.m. Please see below for details.


Annual Tree-for-All: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Harvard Conservation Trust will be distributing “sweetbay magnolias”(magnolia virginiana) at this year’s Tree-for-All, Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mass. Ave. by Harvard Realty. The 12-inch seedlings are free to members & $5 to non-members. Questions can be directed to: 978-456-9292 (HCT).

An Open House at the Society: 2-4 p.m. Admission free, donation suggested to an open house to be held at the Harvard Historical Society. Come see the collections, hear the guides, and let the Society help you discover something new about your town — people, places, events, paintings, Shakers, antiques, they’re all here for you to explore. Enjoy discovery, conversation, and displays at the Still River Meeting House, 215 Still River Road. For more information, call 978-456-8285 or visit

Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church: L’Estro Armonica: Héoïse Degrugillier on recorder, Paul Cienniwa on harpsichord; 4 p.m., at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road. Please see below for details.


Book Sale collections

The Friends of the Harvard Public Library will hold its annual book sale at the Old Library on Fairbank Street. This is the main fundraising event for the Friends. Funds have been used help build the new library, to buy computer equipment, purchase museum passes, provide children’s programs and produce events organized by the Harvard Friends of the Arts. We also make a scholarship available for a local high school student through our annual Whitcomb Poetry Award. Thank you for your support!

Book Collection Dates: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, April 3 through May 3

Book Sale Dates:

Friday, May 7: Preview Sale for Friends of the Library only, 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 8: Early Bird Admission 8 to 9 a.m. at $10 per person. Free admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 9: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (free admission)

Saturday, May 15: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free admission)

Educational Grants

The Garden Club of Harvard offers annual awards for projects or academic progra.m.s in the fields of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, botany, environmental sciences, or related subjects. The purpose is to provide eligible candidates with funding for activities or studies that will be of significant benefit to the applicant, the organization and/or the greater community. In addition to funds for community-based projects, the grants can also be awarded to individuals from Harvard as scholarships toward the study of environmental or horticultural sciences. Current Harvard residents, full-time town employees, and designated representatives of town organizations are eligible to apply for grants or scholarships, which may range from $50 to $500. Application forms are available at the schools, the Town Hall, and the Harvard Public Library, or online at the Garden Club Web site, under What We Do. Applications must be received by April 15; awards will be announced in June. For more information e-mail or call 978-456-6874.

Volunteer baseball coaches needed

The Harvard Athletic Association needs baseball coaches for the Rookie League (1st- and 2nd-graders) that plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning in April. They would love to have senior men and women get involved. This is a great intergenerational opportunity. If interested, please contact Mike Peters at 508-353-5168.

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 reusable 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!


Harvard Schools Trust dinner-theatre gala

The Harvard Schools Trust will hold its largest annual fundraising event, the Spring Dinner-Theater Gala, on Saturday, April 10. The gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a production by the Bromfield Drama Society at the Cronin Auditorium, directly followed by dinner and dessert at Fruitlands. The gala will feature its popular raffle, including Red Sox tickets; dinner at Not Your Average Joes; seasonal wreaths from Nature Contained; and Chef Paul’s famous soups.

6 p.m. – Opening curtain at The Cronin Auditorium, The Bromfield School.

7:15 p.m. – Spring Grill Menu by Chef Paul Correnty and Chef Chris Basile at Fruitlands.

Cost: Tickets are a $55 donation per person. Please make checks payable to Harvard Schools Trust, P.O. Box 450, Harvard, MA 01451. (Halk cost of each Gala ticket is tax-deductible)

For more info: Contact the Harvard Schools Trust at 978-456-5085 or visit their Web site at or e-mail

This year’s play features the Bromfield Dramaa Society performance “Defying Gravity,” its entry into the 2010 Massachusetts High School Drama Festival finals in Boston.

All proceeds from the Spring Dinner-Theater Gala and raffle will be used to fund grant requests for educational enrichment at Hildreth Elementary School and The Bromfield School. For a list of grants the Trust has awarded to Harvard public schools since 1990, visit the “Grants History” link at

L’Estro Armonica: Héoïse Degrugillier on Recorder, Paul Cienniwa on harpsichord.

Sunday, April 11, 4 p.m., at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road.

Tickets $18. Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Domenico Scarlatti.

This concert series is supported in part by grants from the Bolton, Harvard and Stow cultural councils, local agencies that are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Checks for tickets should be made out to Concerts at the Common and mailed to: Concerts at the Common, Box 614, Harvard, MA 01451-0614.

For more information or 978-779-2876.

Important spring town government dates

Annual Town Meeting, May 1; voter registration closes April 9 at 8 p.m.; Town Election, May 4.



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

Tuesdays, Hildreth Café at noon at Hildreth House

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

Wednesdays, Needlecraft Time, Hildreth House

Thursdays, Mixed Bridge, 1 p.m. and Men Only at 7:45 p.m.

Thursdays, Brown Bag Lunch at noon at Hildreth House.

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

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