FRIDAY, JUNE 29
Special Open Mic to Benefit Ayer Fire Victims: As of today, I'm told there is a family of four, and another couple who are homeless. I'm working with Morrison Reality and Selectman Fay to obtain housing for all the families but I need your help. The families are going to need first and last month's rent, food and so much more. At the open mic there will be raffles to raise money for the families, also we are looking for monitory donations, food and personal items. There is no cover charge. I encourage all musicians to come and help out with this project. I supply the drum kit, PA system and mic'. All ages and abilities are welcome: bands, solo acts or trios, whatever and whoever. This open mic has always been for beginners to experts and is considered the best open mic in the area. I look forward to seeing you all there on Friday. The fun starts around 8 p.m. Come one, Come all. -- Chuck King
MONDAY, JULY 2
TUESDAY, JULY 3
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
Green Communities: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Independence Day: Town offices closed.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
SATURDAY, JULY 7
Fourth of July festivities: Main Street Parade step-off at 2 p.m. from St. Mary's Church parking area; Bike-decorating contest (Meet at the Rail Trail Parking Lot! MUST BE IN LINE BY 1 p.m.) Food & vendor booths, children activities at Pirone Park from
Masons fundraiser: Caleb Butler Lodge and the Ayer Masonic Association will be holding its annual fund raiser at the town of Ayer 4th of July celebration at Pirone Park. In addition to its world famous strawberry shortcake, other food items for sale will be hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and water. Also at the concession will be the famous tattoo artist Mr. Josh who will have a variety of temporary tattoos available.
Fall Youth Soccer Registration
Ayer Youth Soccer is an organization run through the Ayer Park Department through a subcommittee, the Ayer Youth Soccer Committee. While receiving support from the Ayer Park Department it is an organization consisting of volunteers interested in helping children to learn how to play the game of soccer and well as enjoying the game of soccer. The Ayer Youth Soccer Committee has the task of overseeing the registrations, scheduling games and practices, formation of teams, selection of coaches, ordering all equipment and organizing the finances. Ayer Youth Soccer is self-funding relying on registration fees and fundraisers for its financial needs.
Registrations are now being accepted for Fall Soccer! For more information, call the Park Department at 978-772-8217 or go to www.ayer.ma.us/Pages/AyerMA_ParksRec/soccer.
Household Hazardous Products
Ayer is a member of the Devens Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center located at 9 Cook St. (rear) in Devens.
They had record attendance in May! Residents enjoyed the opportunity to properly dispose their toxic waste safely and easily. Average wait times were 3 minutes, so it is an easy in and easy out operation. They are open on the first Wednesday and following Saturday from 9 to noon. Find out more at www.DevensHHW.com.
Town beach now open
The town beach will be open on weekends leading up to June 20, at which time the beach will be open daily until Labor Day. The hours when lifeguards are on duty for public swimming are noon to 7 p.m. All lifeguards are Red Cross-certified.
There is no swimming at the town beach when lifeguards are not on duty.
For more information call the Parks Department at 978-772-8217, the Sandy Pond Beach office at 978-501-1531, or email email@example.com.
Swim lessons at Sandy Pond Beach begin July 9 with Red Cross-certified swim instructors. Levels go from 1-6 with level 1 for those who are age 4 and up and are beginners with very little swimming experience. Go to www.ayer.ma.us/Pages/AyerMA_ParksRec/lessons for information.