NRWA online auction seeks donations
The Nashua River Watershed Association’s (NRWA) online auction begins Nov. 16 and ends Dec. 1. The auction provides a way for participants to do their holiday shopping while supporting the NRWA’s efforts to protect natural resources and provide environmental education programs in 32 watershed communities. Organizers would like donations of tickets to sporting events, jewelry, electronics, professional services, and gift certificates. Donation deadline is November 1. More information at www.BiddingforGood.com/NashuaRiverWatershed, or call 978-448-0299.
Unicef boxes are here
Unicef boxes are being distributed again. Last Halloween Harvard’s children raised more than $1,500; this year the goal is to surpass that amount.
This program raises millions of dollars to help children around the world. This year it is helping hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and earthquake victims in Mexico. Small amounts of money can do a lot; as little as $28 provides a disaster relief kit with water containers and purification tablets.
Children in kindergarten through grade 8 may pick up a Unicef box and fill it with change between now and Halloween. Boxes are available in the HES and Bromfield offices, at the General Store, and at the library. Kids can collect change by asking family, friends, and neighbors to contribute. On Halloween, children should bring their boxes to the giant Unicef collection box at the General Store parking lot. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Learn more about Unicef and this program at unicefusa.org/trick-or-treat/about.
Monty Tech to hold career awareness event
The Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech) will hold its annual Career Awareness Night Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school, 1050 Westminster Street, Fitchburg. Area seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents/guardians are invited to tour the school and observe students and teachers working on projects in the school’s 21 career and technical programs. Faculty and administrators will be on hand to answer questions regarding program offerings, college placement, support services, and extra-curricular activities.
This year, visitors will be able to learn about Monty Tech’s newest career program, which focuses on veterinary science. For more information, call 978-345-9200, ext. 5231. Monty Tech is located at 1050 Westminster St., Rte. 2A, at the Fitchburg-Westminster line.
Rent a rower for fall leaf raking
The Bromfield Acton-Boxborough rowing team will offer its annual Rent-a-Rower leaf raking service Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4–5, Friday, Nov. 10 (afternoon only), and Saturday and Sunday Nov. 12–13. Crews of three athletes plus one adult will come equipped with a walk-behind leaf blower and a backpack blower, as well as rakes and tarps. Price is based on yard size and leaf coverage. All proceeds will go toward equipment for the rowing team.
The first weekend will open for reservations October 13. When those dates are sold out, the second weekend will be available. Visit www.barehillrowing.com/raking for more information and to sign up.
Drug take-back day
Harvard police announce that the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 28. Residents are urged to dispose of expired prescription drugs, or those that are no longer needed, by depositing them in the blue metal kiosk in the police station foyer.
Students needed to help with Halloween parade
The Harvard Family Association’s (HFA) annual Halloween parade will be held Saturday Oct. 28. HFA is looking for student volunteers to help with the event from around 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested students are asked to email email@example.com for more information.