‘Healing From Hate’
The Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church and Mass Peace Action will host a panel discussion on the documentary film “Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of the Nation,” which explores the minds of men who gravitate toward hate groups. Go to https://tithe.ly/event-registration/ #/3256910 to register and learn more. A link to view the film any time between March 5 and 14 will be sent to all registrants. Join a virtual panel discussion featuring former skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists, and Cassie Miller, an expert on hate groups, Friday, March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A separate link for the panel discussion will be sent in advance of the event.
Go to fivesparks.org for more information, to sign up for a program, or to get a Zoom link.
You Can Afford College If … Tuesday March 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of college financial aid.
Lucky Shamrock Pot Craft. Purchase a take-home craft kit from Fivesparks to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Purchase by March 10.
“PENdemic Short Story Contest.” Three categories (grades 5-8, grades 9-12, and adult). Submission deadline is Friday, March 19.
“Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials.” Massachusetts Naturalist John Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. March 19, 7 p.m.
Felting with Rachel Benson, March 8 and 22. Painting with Wool Full Moon.
Storyfest 2020 videos are available for viewing at Fivesparks.org.
Library hosts virtual story times and book groups
All story times, book groups, and events are virtual via Zoom. To be added to a story time email list, complete the registration form at bit.ly/2N8fYL6. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before each meeting.
Groups are limited to Harvard residents or HES/Bromfield students. Others may register one week in advance provided there is space available. To be added to a book group email list, fill in the HPL Virtual Book Group Registration Form: https://forms.gle/gg9xnRKx yFQyTkrh9.
- Infant story time for infants to 2-year-olds; Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 19 and April 22.
- Story time for 2s and 3s; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No story time April 21.
- Stories for 4s and 5s; Mondays at 1:30 p.m. No story time April 19.
- Saturday story time; ages 3 to 7. Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Funny picture book stories. Email childrens firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Saturday story time email list. Due to limited space, registration is limited to local families.
- Book Discussion Group for First- and Second-Graders; Monday, March 29, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Third-Graders; Monday, April 5, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fourth-Graders; Monday, March 8, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Fifth-Graders; Tuesday, March 16, 4 p.m.
- Book Group for Sixth-Graders; Tuesday, March 30, 4 p.m.
- Teen Connections Book Group; Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.
- Virtual Children’s Literature Book Discussion Group for Grown-ups: Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m.
- Write Stuff; Fourth- through Sixth-Grades; Tuesday, March 23, 4 p.m. Low-key, supportive, once-monthly virtual writing group. Register at: email@example.com.
- Musician and puppeteer Red Yarn presents a 45-minute livestream Zoom show for local families, Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m.
Annual Lions Club fruit sale
The Harvard Lions Club will hold its 30th annual citrus fruit sale March 6 to 14 in the town center (Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Fresh ruby grapefruit and Valencia oranges in 20-pound boxes will be available. You can also order online now and have the fruit delivered to your home.
There is a new option this year: smaller quantities and different varieties with gift boxes shipped direct to any address. Go to www.harvardlions.org for more details.
‘Quinapoxet River Dam Removal’
The Nashua River Watershed Association will present the first program in its free series, “Case Studies in Stream Protection and Restoration: Dam Removals, River Herring, Mussels, & Climate Impacts,” Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The potential removal of the Oakdale Dam on the Quinapoxet River in West Boylston, in the Nashua River watershed, offers a unique opportunity to consider the intersection of human and ecological benefits from dam removal. Contact WynneT@NashuaRiverWatershed.org, for a Zoom link for the talk.
Harvard Schools Trust fundraiser: Hard cider tasting
Sip, savor, celebrate, and “spring forward” on Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m. with a virtual hard cider tasting gala sponsored by Carlson Orchards and featuring local legend and cider maker Chef Paul Correnty in support of the Harvard Schools Trust. Tickets start at $30 and are available online only at https://carlsonorchards.com/store/Harvard-Schools-Trust-c84133510, until Wednesday, March 10 (including food and beverage) and until Saturday, March 13, for the event portion only.
Pickup of ordered food and beverages will be at Carlson Orchards on the day of the event. A Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees.
Warner Free Lecture: A Journey into the Music of Mali
Crocodile River Music presents the Music of Mali, March 26. Registration via Eventbrite is required: http://warner-free-lecture.eventbrite.com. Registrants will receive the meeting URL via email the day before, day of, and immediately prior to the lecture.
Strategies to enhance women’s business
The Women’s Business Network will meet via Zoom March 11 at 7:15 p.m. to address “Social Media and Online Strategies to Enhance your Business.” Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zoom, and YouTube will be discussed. For more information or to get the Zoom link for the meeting, contact Deb Oliva (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-543-1208). Check www.facebook.com/WomensBusinessNetwork for event information or www.wbn-ma.org for membership info.
Museum of Russian Icons reopening March 5 by reservation
The museum will reopen Friday, March 5, Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. by reservation. Call 978-598-5000 to reserve a time to visit.
“In Search of Lost Paradise,” virtual film screening and discussion with director Alexander Smoljanski about Soviet artistic underground leader Oscar Rabin and his wife, painter Valentina Kropivnitskaya. March 6, 11 a.m. Members $6, nonmembers $12.
“Collecting Orthodoxy: A History and a Look Towards the Future,” June 11 and 12. Explore the many sides of collecting Orthodox material culture in the West.
“Painted Poetry,” exhibition of works by Russian-born American artist and designer Alexander Gassel through Sept. 26.
For information call 978-598-5000 or visit https://www.museumofrussianicons.org.