Bargains in the Belfry -- additional sales

Additional discounts are available at Bargains in the Belfry, a men's and women's clothing consignment shop.

In additional to the current 10 percent discount on items with a green dot, there will now be a 10 percent discount on items with a red dot. There are lots of great items available.

Bargains is located upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist church on the Common in Harvard and is open each Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first and third Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entrance is through the side door near the front of the church.

For information on placing consignments or donating items, contact Janice Goodell, 978-456-8090.


Yuletide celebration Dec. 21 for L&F

Ayer Public Library, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, will be hosting a community Yuletide Celebration Dec. 21, from 1-4 p.m. at Ayer Town Hall.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with family-friendly snacks, crafts, arts, music, games, activities, gift-giving and buying. Local artists, individuals, businesses, vendors and organizations are invited to participate in the festivities by reserving a table/booth to share your talent, your product, your art or something tasty to tempt pallets.

There will be face-painting, crafters, singing and art stations... gift-selling, ornament personalization, cookies, and more! If we're lucky, maybe a jolly old elf in a red suit might even stop by!

This event is a fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry of Devens, so donations of food and funds will be accepted at this event. There is NO FEE to participate, but if you charge for anything, we ask only that a percentage is given back to the cause.

Come share in the wealth of the season and the community!

For information, if you would like to offer a donation, please email JulieAnn or call 978-772-2545.

Participate in the Annual Community Messiah Sing! Dec. 22

Sunday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m., at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church.

You can be a listener or a singer at this annual interfaith event for Harvard and surrounding towns.

Bring your own score or purchase one at the door. The orchestra of strings, oboes, trumpet, bassoon, organ, harpsichord and timpani, plus four professional soloists will be directed by Ted Johnson, music director.

Don't miss this seasonal favorite! This event is supported by the Harvard UU Church and your generous donations to "Friends of the Community Messiah Sing."

Donation: $10.

New Year's Day Walk

Walk off the New Year's Eve celebrations by joining the Harvard Conservation Trust on their popular Annual New Year's Day Walk. This year the walk will be held at the Trust's newly acquired Brown land. Meet at noon at the end of Murray Lane on Jan. 1. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Soccer Club annual meeting Jan. 5

The Harvard Soccer Club will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Congregational Church in Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Officers will be elected and proposed changes to the constitution of the Harvard Soccer Club will be voted upon. If you are interested in obtaining the agenda or constitution before the meeting, please check the club's website at

Well adult clinic Jan. 21

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Harvard Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Hildreth House, COA, 15 Elm St., Harvard. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.