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FRIDAY, NOV. 12,13

School Committee: 9 a.m., Town Hall, executive session planned.

Turkey raffle: The annual Harvard Firefighters Association Turkey Raffle will be held at 7 p.m. at the Center Fire Station. Over 100 turkeys, door prize, kids-only rounds, free admission and free refreshments.

Bromfield Drama presents Plaza Suite: The Bromfield Drama Society will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Cronin Auditorium at The Bromfield School. Plaza Suite is a play in three acts, each involving different characters but all taking place in Suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel. A couple revisits their honeymoon suite to put the spark back in their marriage, a womanizing Hollywood producer meets an old flame with romance on his mind, and a mother- and father-of-the-bride try to persuade their daughter, who’s locked herself in the bathroom, to attend her own wedding! Two casts of talented Bromfield 9th-12th grade students will each perform two shows under the direction of Ted Zayka. Tickets at the door are $10; $8 for students and seniors. For more information, visit The Bromfield Drama Society web page at http://www.harvardtheatre.org/ or call Mr. Zayka at 978-456-4152, ext.. 355.

MONDAY, NOV. 15

Board of Registrars: 10 a.m., Town Hall

Water Commission: 3 p.m., Highway Barn

Council on Aging: 4 p.m., Hildreth House

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

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 16

Devens Enterprise Commission: 6:45 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens

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

Land Stewardship Subcommittee: 7:15 p.m., Old Library fireplace room

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

Festival of Cultures pot luck: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Deb Barton’s home, 328 Stow Road. Please bring an international dish to share. Kids are welcome. Please join us for a casual evening of good food and good company. Come to find out about the festival or give feedback on past festivals and share new ideas for this year’s event which will be held on: Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP to deb.barton@mac.com or Deb at 978-456-8755 or for more information.

Community Preservation Committee: 7 p.m., Hildreth House

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Harvard Conservation Trust Annual Meeting: 7:30 p.m. at the Harvard Historical Society, Still River. Guest Speaker: Professor Wendy H. Bauer, “Appreciating the Night Skies.” Join us (indoors) for a “birds-eye” view of what stretches out above us in the skies — constellations, stars & the cosmos with Dr. Wendy H. Bauer, Professor of Astronomy at Wellesley College. There will be a brief business meeting before the program including the awarding of the William T. Hermann Prize to Priscilla Endicott. We invite you to stay afterward to enjoy the traditional offerings of gingerbread and cider.

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

Capital Planning & Investment Committee: 8 a.m., Town Hall

Municipal Buildings Committee: 9:30 a.m., Town Hall

Very special Garden Club meeting: 7 to 9 p.m., special appearance by Isabella Stewart Gardner as presented by well-known character actress Jessa Piaia at Volunteers Hall at the Harvard Library. All are welcome; you need not be a Garden Club member to attend. However, it is our hope that you will consider membership. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this community event.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

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

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

Pilot Project at the Old Library: 4 to 6 p.m. Bring your ideas. Be part of the experiment!

BRIEFS

Heating Assistance Application for 2010-2011

HARVARD ENERGY ASSISTANCE TEAM

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES

A. ELIGIBILITY

The fund has been established to provide energy assistance for low-income Harvard residents.

Applicants must provide documentation of income earnings in order to be eligible to participate in this program. Income shall include all income such as pensions, interest from savings accounts, IRA’s, stocks or bonds, etc. Submit copy of utility bill to be considered as well.

Extraordinary circumstances (e.g. an unusual expense burden) will be considered.

B. APPLICATION PROCESS

A copy of documentation demonstrating participation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (if eligible) or other earnings records must accompany the application. Applications will be accepted November 1, 2010 through March 1, 2011.

All information received will be held in the strictest confidence.

C. DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

Funds will be disbursed on a rolling basis. Since funds are derived from volunteer contributions, no set dollar amount can be established.

The funds that are granted to applicants will be paid directly to the energy source provider: natural gas, heating oil, or electric company.

For further information contact Council on Aging Director Ginger Quarles at 978-456-4120, Town Administrator Tim Bragan at 978-456-4100, ext., 13, or Executive Assistant Julie Doucet, at 978-456-4100, ext.. 12.

(You can download the application online at http://harvard.ma.us/Pages/HarvardMA_News/01620915-000F8513)

From Harvard PTO…

Scrip GIFT CARDS; IT COULDN’T BE EASIER

The Scrip Gift Card Program has been part of the PTO as a fundraiser for more than five years. In the beginning parents were ordering twice a month and the first year we earned about $10,000. Most recently, with sales dwindling, we decided to promote the program only for the holidays. As the holidays approach we would like to encourage parents to purchase the gift cards to support the schools. These cards cost you nothing but their face value (the merchants give us a percentage of the sale). We have four options for purchasing, two on line options that couldn’t be any easier. Once you register for the on-line ordering and presto-pay (bank withdrawal method for payment), you can order cards at any time.

1. Order with a paper form. Go to harvardpto.org, complete the form, mail it to the PTO post office box or drop it off at Bromfield or HES. Your cards can be mailed to you or picked up at the superintendent’s office

2. Order on line using the presto-pay system. Go to shopwithscrip.com to set up an account. Your cards can be mailed to you or picked up at the superintendent’s office

3. Reload existing card: If you have purchased cards from us in the past, you can reload many of these o line. If you are only re-loading cards, they will be useable instantaneously. Go to shopwithscrip.com and click on reload.

4. E-cards: You can purchase e-cards for many businesses. E-cards will be available for you to print on your at home printer immediately upon purchase. Go to shopwithscrip.com and click on e-cards.

Ellen Sachs Leicher will help anyone through this process; e-mail her at eslassoc61@aol.com. We also will be selling inventory at the November conferences and also taking orders at that time. (Cash or check will be required)

BROMFIELD PARENTS: CELEBRATION IS IN CRITICAL NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS

Learn More About Celebration: Bromfield’s Post Prom Substance Free Event

Are you interested in joining the Celebration committee, and you want to know more about it and have the opportunity to ask questions? A Celebration “information” meeting was held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Teachers Lounge at Bromfield School to engage the next generation of parent volunteers in order for Celebration to continue. Co-chairs, Lois Krutz and Deb MacKenzie were and are available to detail each committee’s tasks and answer all questions.

SKI PROGRAM — Bromfield & 5th Grade, sign up by Nov. 19

Skiers/Boarders Wanted: Snow season is approaching and the Bromfield and HES 5th Grade ski clubs, sponsored by Harvard Parks and Recreation, are accepting registrations for the 2011 Wednesday afternoon programs. Registration pamphlets for the clubs are available at the Bromfield School and HES offices, town hall and the town library. Space is limited so sign up soon and get your registration pamphlet back as soon as possible. Deadline: Nov. 19.

SAVE THE DATE

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.