The Harvard Cultural Council announces the award of 14 local cultural council grants totaling $4,600 for cultural programs in Harvard and at selected regional venues.

"We had 28 applications this year that together totaled an amount far surpassing the budget available," commented HCC Chairwoman Alice Bartram. "Each application was scored on involvement of and impact to the Harvard community, quality/creativity, planning/dedication, financial need, and application completeness. We were thrilled to be able to award 14 programs with grants towards their overall funding. We encourage Harvard residents to take advantage of the programs awarded."

HCC grants recipients are:

* Concerts at the Common for sponsorship of the Spring Concert on April 21 at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church

* Denis Cormier/Hands on History for a Revolutionary War program for HES fifth-graders

* The Discovery Museums in Acton to support Free Family Learning Nights

* Fitchburg Art Museum for sponsorship of the 78th annual Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, March through September

* Fruitlands Museum to support the Family Learning Center

* Harvard Community Theater for sponsorship of the New England Regional Festival production in February

* Harvard Council on Aging to bring the "Ireland in Song" program to the CoA on March 13

* Harvard Parent Teacher Organization to fund enrichment programs at HES

* Harvard Pro Musica for sponsorship of "Telesis -- A Contemporary Choral Sampler" production on May 4 at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Acton

* Harvard Public Library to bring the "Earth Rhythms: A Song & Story Celebration" program to Harvard on July 10

* Jean McCrosky for creation of a personal memoir

* Nashoba Valley Concert Band for its participation in Harvard's Fourth of July parade

* Nashua River Watershed Association to bring "Local & Regional Food Systems" with Kathy Ruhf to the Harvard Public Library

* Bromfield/Sharon Correnty for the Bromfield Night Sky program in spring

* Village Nursery School to bring the "Eat Like a Rainbow" program by singer Jay Mankita to the VNS on March 21

* Worcester Chamber Music Society to provide free tickets for Harvard seniors to its concert at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church on Sept. 20.