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FRIDAY, OCT. 15

Morning social hour for women: 9:30 a.m., Hildreth House. The COA will begin providing an opportunity for women to get together each week for coffee and socialization. All interested women are invited.

SATURDAY, OCT. 16

Harvard Farmers Market: The fourth annual Harvard farmers market is held each Saturday in front of Hildreth Elementary School, 27 Mass. Ave., in Harvard. There will be live music — market favorites The Wild Edibles will begin performing at 10 a.m. — and several new vendors. Among Farm, Applefield Farm, Bagel Alley, the Biscuit, Globe Fish and many other vendors are returning, along with new vendors such as Hogan Brothers Coffee Roasters and Kirk Farm.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20

Montachusett Joint Transportation Committee: 7 p.m., 1427R Water St., Fitchburg

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

Autumn Choral and Band Concerts: 7 p.m. The Bromfield High School Wind Ensemble, Middle School Symphonic Band and Grade Six Concert Band will perform. Both concerts are free and take place in Cronin Auditorium at The Bromfield School. All are welcome!

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

FRIDAY, OCT. 22

Morning social hour for women: 9:30 a.m., Hildreth House. The COA will begin providing an opportunity for women to get together each week for coffee and socialization. All interested women are invited.

SATURDAY, OCT. 23

Harvard Farmers Market: The fourth annual Harvard farmers market is held each Saturday in front of Hildreth Elementary School, 27 Mass. Ave., in Harvard. There will be live music — market favorites The Wild Edibles will begin performing at 10 a.m. — and several new vendors. Among Farm, Applefield Farm, Bagel Alley, the Biscuit, Globe Fish and many other vendors are returning, along with new vendors such as Hogan Brothers Coffee Roasters and Kirk Farm.

Kids Music & Magician Show: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hildreth Elementary School. Come see a Kids Music Concert by Tom Foote of RhythmKids, followed by a magic show starring The Stupendous Mr. Magichead! Cost: $8 per person, $25 max per family. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This program is sponsored by the Village Nursery School.

SUNDAY, OCT. 24

Historical Commission: 1:30 p.m., Shaker Village walk-through, 82 Shaker Road

BRIEFS

Upcoming at

Village Nursery

* Friday, Oct.. 22: Pumpkin Event. The Village Nursery School invites parents and their toddlers who are geared for starting preschool next year to a Pumpkin Decorating and Free Play Morning. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., you are welcome to visit VNS for play, art and refreshments. There is no cost for this event. Please R.S.V.P. by Oct. 19 to Jane Venditti at 978-456-3993. Village Nursery School is located at 40 Poor Farm Road, Harvard.

* Saturday, Oct. 23: Kids Music & Magician Show, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hildreth Elementary School, come see a Kids Music Concert by Tom Foote of Rhythm Kids, followed by a magic show starring The Stupendous Mr. Magichead! This event costs $8 per person, $25 max per family. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This program is sponsored by the Village Nursery School.

From Harvard PTO…

Children’s books collection

Harvard GS Troop 30898 (10th grade) is conducting a gently used/new book drive to benefit the HES library and non-profit organization Link to Libraries.

We will be collecting books throughout the month of October and collection boxes are located at HES, The Bromfield School and the Harvard Public Library. Titles collected that are missing from the HES collection will be given to our own library first followed by Link to Libraries. For personal pick up call Janice Kennedy at 978-808-8995.

Link to Libraries is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 whose mission is to collect and distribute gently used/new books to elementary school libraries and nonprofit organizations and to enhance the language and literacy skills of children of all cultural backgrounds.

For art’s sake

Thank you parents for supporting For Art’s Sake’s mission in 2009/2010! Your membership helps us create greater visibility for the arts in the school and community. As we begin a new year, we hope you will renew your membership right now! If you haven’t been a member in the past we encourage you to join this year. Your support will go a long way this year to help us be responsive to teachers and art groups who need materials for special projects. To become a 2010/2011 supporter today, simply mail in the form a thttp://www.forartssake-harvard.org/join. Members will be posted on the website after we receive your form. To see how For Art’s Sake supported art this past year in the schools go to http://www.forartssake-harvard.org/celebrate.

Check the student gallery on the For Art’s Sake website and the artist directory where new work and artists will be added throughout the year. Currently, the directory showcases the work of 37 Harvard artists at http://www.forartssake-harvard.org/artist_directory/index.html. Also while visiting the website be sure to look at art events offered in and around the community for children and adults.

For Art’s Sake monthly meetings offer a chance for parents to come share their ideas or to find volunteer opportunities. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in Bromfield art classroom 198. All welcome! Thank you again parents for your continued support! For more information contact : melissayahia@gmail.com or pccochrane@gmail.com

Home ownership opportunity

Three affordable condo units

Harvard Commons, 15 Littleton Road, Harvard

To be sold by lottery to eligible homebuyers

(3) 2-Bed, 1-1/2 Bath units

$173,000, 1100 s.f. (approx.)

Max Income:

1 Person, $45,100, 3 Persons, $58,000

2 Persons, $51,550, 4 Persons, $64,400

Other Restrictions Apply

Applications available at: Harvard Town Hall, Selectmen’s Office, Harvard Public Library; or write to JTE Realty Associates, P. O. Box 955, No. Andover, MA 01845; or e-mail: harvard@jterealtyassociates.com.

Mailing address must be provided.

Application deadline — received by Oct. 30, 2010

PTO membership now open

Welcome back to all our returning families, and a special welcome to those who are new to the Harvard schools! The Harvard PTO is pleased to announce that we are now accepting members for the 2010-2011 school year. You can join the PTO online and pay for your membership by credit card/PayPal or if you prefer, you can fill out a paper form and pay by check.

· To join online and pay by credit card/PayPal, click on the “Join the PTO” link at the left and then click on “Online Membership Form, or go to www.harvardpto.org/newmembershipform.html

· For a printable membership form, click on the “Join the PTO” link at the left and then click on “Paper PTO Membership Form” or go to www.harvardpto.org/docs/MembershipForm.pdf. You can also pick up a 2010-2011 Harvard PTO Membership Form at either HES or Bromfield.

Membership dues and donations help the PTO support a variety of programs and initiatives at HES and Bromfield, so please consider joining the PTO this year. Members automatically receive a copy of the Harvard PTO Student Directory and can choose to be recognized on our website’s list of contributors. And if you can help us by volunteering your time and talents, please complete the Volunteering section on the membership form.

For questions about membership, send an e-mail to ptomembership@charter.net or call Deborah Sauvé at 978-456-6933.

Celebration already!

We know that the school year has just begun, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Celebration, Harvard’s post-prom substance- free event. The good news is that we have virtually all of our committee heads returning for a final year. The bad news is that all committee heads as well as the co-chairs are parents of graduating seniors.

Last year’s Celebration was the best ever; just ask any senior. For the past 14 years, it has been a popular event for students, applauded by parents and supported by the community. For it to continue, new parents need to become actively involved this year. This is the perfect year to get involved as you will join a committee of seasoned veterans who will be eager to help and mentor you. You can contact Lois Krutz at krutz1982@aol.com or 978-456- 3061 OR Deb Mackenzie at macfam@charter.net or 978-456- 8698.

SAVE THE DATE

Discover Harvard

Discover Your Town with the Harvard Historical Society’s House Tour and Arts Festival Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour historic and contemporary homes, shop for arts, crafts, antiques, enjoy a reception after the Tour at our restored Meeting House.

Tickets ordered before Nov. 1 are $20, day of tour $25. All proceeds fund the society’s operations, order at www.harvardhistory.org, e-mail tonipurdy@charter.net or call 978-456-8657.

DATES TO REMEMBER at the Senior Center

Mondays and Wednesdays, Aerobics 9 to 10 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Tai Chi 9 to 10 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall.

Tuesdays, Hildreth Café at noon at Hildreth House

Wednesdays, Men’s Club 8 to 9 a.m. at 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 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the old library

Fridays, Computer drop-in 9:30 to noon at Hildreth House

Tuesday, Oct. 19, Flu clinic 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, Sixty Plus Club meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, Tyler’s Lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Hildreth House

Monday, Oct. 18, Movie at the Library, 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22, Lunch at Fruitlands.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Harvard Family Association Card-Making event, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28, Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Volunteers Hall

Friday, Oct. 29, E-BAY class, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hildreth House and Halloween Parade at Elementary School.

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