Harvard Neighbors will host an open house on Oct. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Loeb House. Open to University faculty and staff (and their spouses or partners), Harvard Neighbors sponsors a range of educational and cultural events throughout the academic year. The Oct. 1 welcoming reception will highlight this fall’s schedule of events, such as the upcoming apple-picking trip to Parlee Farm in Tyngsboro on Oct. 4. To get on the Harvard Neighbors e-mail list to receive notices about future programs and activities, contact Jacoba von Gimborn, the group’s director, at neighbors@harvard.edu. Visit the Web site at www.neighbors.harvard.edu.