SATURDAY, OCT. 27
Halloween in downtown Ayer: starts at 11:30 a.m. Horse-Drawn hayrides, kid-friendly activities, doggie costume contest and trick-or-treating at participating main street shops. Please see notice on page 3 for more details.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
Sunday breakfast: The Ayer Sportsman's Club resumes its Sunday Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., until Mother's Day. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, French toast, omelets, sausage, bacon and ham, and free coffee and juice. Full breakfast $7. Orders-to-go also available. Proceeds benefit the children's fund. (Room rentals also available." The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer.
Trap shoot: 12:30 p.m. sign-up; 1 p.m. shoot (weather-permitting), Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club, Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Cost: $3 per round. Hearing and eye-protection required. For information, call the club at 978-772-9748.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
Board of Health: 5 p.m., Town Hall.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
Veterans agent: 5 p.m., Town Hall.
Devens Enterprise Commission: 6:45 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway.
Personnel Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31
Ayer Trick-or-treating: 6-8 p.m.
Devens Trick-or-treating: 5:30-7 p.m.
Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Insurance Advisory Committee: 10 a.m., Town Hall.
Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
Meetings above are as posted on the town website.
Thanksgiving meat raffle
The Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club will hold a Thanksgiving meat raffle on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7-10 p.m. at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer.
Come join in the fun and try to win hams, turkeys, pork loins, prime ribs, prizes and gift certificates from our local sponsors. There will also be a special raffle for a flat-screen TV.
For information, call the club at 978-772-9748.
SAVE THE DATE
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Per the Secretary of State's Office, no meetings may be held at Town Hall. Sample ballots will be on the Town Clerk's webpage when they are available.
The Special Election will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Town Hall. The last day to register to vote in this election is Saturday, Oct. 27. The Town Clerk's office will be open between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. for registration.
Household hazardous waste collection
Harvard residents may bring hazardous materials for disposal to the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 9 Cook St. (rear) on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month (Nov. 7 and 10), from 9 a.m. to noon, except for holidays and weather-permitting.
The cost for residents is $20 for up to five gallons or five pounds of material.
Businesses must pre-register.
Go to www.devenshhw.com for information or call 978-501-3943.
Registration is now open for the Ayer Fire Department's 8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race on Thursday, Nov. 22. The first 475 to register will receive a T-shirt! Registration ends on Nov. 18. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp regardless of weather. For more, go to www.ayer.ma.us/Pages/AyerMA_Fire/info