CALENDAR

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

Clam bake: noon to 7 p.m.; food, noon to 6 p.m., Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road. Music: live band, Rattlesnake Alley, playing from 3-7 p.m.; Food: lobsters, steamers, chowder, chicken, dogs, fries, ribs and fried dough; Raffles: Kindle, two 5-pound lobsters, 50/50 raffle. Plus for the kids -- Moon Walk, and Caricatures by L.L. Tisdel.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Veterans agent: 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

Classic Car Cruise Night: Depot Square, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a barbecue with hotdogs and hamburgers and cold drinks.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

Veterans agent: 9 a.m., Town Hall.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Public hearing on Victor Drive culvert: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Depot Square.

Habitat for Humanity kickoff weekend: 7 p.m., Town Hall. This is a meeting to introduce people to the mission of Habitat and the work planned for Ayer in 2014. After this meeting, a Local Project Committee will be set up that will help raise funds, get in-kind donations and set up volunteers to get the house built. Anyone interested in applying for a home is welcome to attend as well. There will be an open enrollment family selection orientation on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. and on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.


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Both of these meetings will be held at the Fitchburg Fire Hall in Fitchburg, and are open to anyone interested in learning how to apply for a Habitat home anywhere in north central Massachusetts including Ayer. More information on Habitat for Humanity NCM is available at www.nmchabitat.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

Trap Shoot: Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club will hold a Trap Shoot (weather-permitting) at 1 p.m., with sign-up at 12:30. Cost: $3 a round. For information, call the club at 978-772-9748. The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road.

BRIEFS

Ayer Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Sept. 25 through Dec. 11

The Ayer Police Department is proud to announce another Citizen Police Academy. Today's society presents the police with complex social problems that require a team effort to resolve. A key member on this team is YOU, the citizen. We must work together to find creative and effective solutions to make Ayer a better place to live and work. "Community Policing" is this partnership. One step in this process has been the formation of local COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMIES. The object of the Citizen Police Academy is to build a bridge between the police and the community they serve. We hope this Citizen Police Academy will bring about an increased awareness of what being a police officer entails in today's society as well as increased awareness by the police to community issues and problems. If you have questions, call Academy Director, Sgt. John MacDonald at 978-772-8200 ext. 570.

SAVE THE DATE

Well adult clinics/August

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ayer Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public:

Friday, Aug. 21, from 3-4:30 p.m. D'Ambrosio's Eye Care Team will offer FREE vision screenings, including glaucoma screening and personal consultation with an ophthalmologist.

Friday, Aug. 16, 23 and 30 at the Town Nurse's Office, 51 Cambridge St., Ayer, by appointment only.

Friday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 18 Pond St., Ayer.

For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Historical Society meets

Ayer Historical Society meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1 Main St. The Historical Society is in the foundation process and welcomes new visitors, members and fresh ideas. Please join us in preserving Ayer history and fundraising for the society.

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