CALENDAR

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Ayer Shirley Regional High School Powderpuff football games: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Special election: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Hall, school vote.

Holiday fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrew's Church. Baked goods, raffle baskets, cookies-by-the-pound, crafts, candy, silent auction, gently used household and gift items...and more. St. Andrew's is located at 7 Faulkner St., across from Town Hall in Ayer, www.standrewsayer.org, 978-772-2615.

Holly Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Federated Church of Ayer, 21 Washington St. The Fair features a home cooked lunch of turkey or ham & all the fixings. Santa will be visiting & taking pictures with kids of all ages 10am-12. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction items of theme baskets & gift certificates, a handmade quilt raffle, pies & candy to buy, craft and toys for kids.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

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.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

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

Library Trustees: 6 p.m., Library.

School Committee: 7 p.m., Middle School.

Communications Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Ayer Fire Department 8th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race: 8 a.m., rain, show or shine. Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. at Ayer Fire Station, 1 West Main Street. Entry fee $20 by Nov. 18 and $25 thereafter. Age groups: 10 and under; 11-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-9; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-plus. (10 and under must run with an adult 18 or older). For info, call 978-772-8231. Awards and pre- and post-race refreshments offered.

Meetings above are as posted on the town website.

SAVE THE DATE

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENT

A 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 was 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

Ayer 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 (Dec. 5 and 8), 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.