CALENDAR

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

Townsend Historical Society's annual meeting: 2 p.m., Townsend Meeting Hall. Following the meeting, Don Keefe will present "Snapshots of the 1930's." Come see Townsend as it was during a tumultuous decade.

MONDAY, NOV. 5

Town Properties Committee: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6

Presidential Election: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., North Middlesex Regional High School.

Bake sale: Please see below for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

Well adult clinic: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. 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.

Habitat for Humanity meeting: 7 p.m., Townsend Congregational Church. Habitat for Humanity, North Central Massachusetts, will hold an informational meeting in Fellowship Hall of the Townsend Congregational Church. This is an opportunity to get an update on what has happened since Habitat built the home in Townsend. There will be information on volunteer opportunities, how to become a Habitat homeowner and future plans for building. Everyone is invited to this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact John Mims, faith relations liaison, at John.Mims@ncmhabitat.org or 978-348-2649.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Veterans Day: Townsend VFW Post 6538, its Ladies Auxiliary and its Men's Auxiliary and American Legion Post 199 and its Ladies Auxiliary will honor all those Americans who currently serve in the military and all veterans of earlier generations, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our country's freedom at a Veterans Day ceremony at the VFW Park Monument in West Townsend beginning at 11 a.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments ill follow.

Flag retirement: A Flag Retirement Ceremony will be conducted outside the VFW Post Home at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day. All Scouts are invited ti participate and residents of all ages are invited to come to observe the proper way to respectfully dispose of tattered, torn and faded American flags in a meaningful ceremony.

BRIEFS

Special Town Meeting rescheduled

The Special Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been postponed. It will take place in the second half of November or early December after the next override election.

The Board of Selectmen and town administrator will host a public forum in advance of this autumn's Special Town Meeting. The "Pre-Town Meeting" will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 272 Main St. The forum will include a review of the articles on the Special Town Meeting warrant. Proponents of the articles will be present to discuss them and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

For more information, contact Andy Sheehan, town administrator, at 978-597-1700 ext. 1701.

SAVE THE DATE

Friends of Townsend Seniors Bake Sale Election Day

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors is holding a Bake Sale on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at North Middlesex Regional High School. All three Townsend precincts will vote at the high school, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and voters will have an opportunity to buy homemade cookies, brownies, cakes and pie before or after casting their ballot!

Donna Miller, chairman of the bake sale, invites residents to bake for the sale and to bring items with them to the polls by mid-morning or baked goods may be dropped off on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Senior Center.

Miller emphasizes the importance of this election and also asks residents to support the Friends' fundraising efforts.

For information, please call 978-597-2975.

Special Election

Tuesday, Nov. 13, polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road, Ashby. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Household hazardous waste collection

Harvard residents may bring hazardous materials for disposal to the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 9 Cook St. (rear) on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month (Nov. 7 and Nov. 10), from 9 a.m. to noon, except for holidays and weather-permitting.

The cost for residents is $20 for up to five gallons or five pounds of material.

Businesses must pre-register.

Go to www.devenshhw.com for information or call 978-501-3943.