Want to make a video?
Ayer Town Administrator, Robert Pontbriand is featured in a video about how to make a video on the Ayer Public Access Corporation website.
Pontbriand took time out from his busy schedule recently to narrate a short video for www.ayerpac.org, the website of the public access organization. The video explains the preparations that aspiring videographers and video editors should follow in making their own videos.
Residents can view the video, entitled, "So you want to make a video," by browsing to the APAC site and pulling down the "Making a Video" link on the topline menu. The video is one of a number of enhancements to the site, which was re-launched last year.
Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m., Ayer Senior Housing, Pond Street
Last day to register to vote at Oct. 28 Special Town Meeting in Town Hall
Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Town Clerk's Office.
Special Election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall
On Thursday, Aug. 22, upon the recommendation of the Town Moderator and the Town Clerk, the Ayer Board of Selectmen voted to declare a Special Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for "An Act establishing a 3-member Board of Selectmen in the Town of Ayer." (The last day to register to vote in this special election was Oct. 16.)
Veterans agent office hours
Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m., Town Hall; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Town Hall.
Veterans Service Officer Michael Detillion can be reached at 978-772-8212.
Website for information: www.ayer.ma.us/Pages/AyerMA_Veterans/index?textPage=1
Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Recycle Your Reusables Day!
Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ayer/Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley. Free and open to all with a nonperishable food item to be donated to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry,
Harlem Wizards at Page Hilltop
The Page Hilltop School PTO will be hosting a fundraising basketball game with the Harlem Wizards on Thursday, Oct. 24. Monies raised will support various student programs. The PTO will also be serving pizza dinner, at a nominal cost.
Are you ready to yard sale?
The Downtown Ayer Fall Yard Sale and Flea Market will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Depot Square.
Activities include local business giveaways, hayrides around town at 11:30 a.m., doggie costume contest at noon and trick-or-treating for the kids starting at 12:30 p.m.
Tell your friends!
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating is Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Ayer Fire Dept. Combination Company No. 1 Annual Turkey Party
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at the Ayer Fire Station.
30 rounds of quarter spins all night long.
Door prize, raffles prizes, and turkeys!!!!
Any questions or for donations contact the Ayer Fire Department at 978-772-8231.
Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race
9th Annual Ayer Fire Department Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race Nov. 28.
Age Groups: Running Divisions: 10 and under*, 11-15, 16 -19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. (No walkers.) *(10 and under runners must run with an adult 18 or older.)
Individual awards: First male and female firefighter/EMS; First male and female overall. Top three males and females in each division.
Marshals will be posted throughout the course, and a water station provided.
Pre and post race refreshment will be provided at the fire station, across from the start/finish line.
9th Annual Race T-shirt to the first 500 registered.
Note: No bicycles, pets, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, roller blades/skates, or headsets are allowed in this race. No walking division.
A special race T-shirt has been designed for this year's theme, and is available to the first 475 registered runners.
For the ninth year, as the presenting sponsor, we are again please to have the North Middlesex Saving Bank. Through North Middlesex Saving Bank's support, and the support of all of our sponsors, we look forward to another great race experience for runners, spectators and the town of Ayer.
North Middlesex Saving Bank, Carlin's Tavern
Nashoba Valley Medical Center, G.W. Archer's Mobil
Moore Lumber and Hardware, H. M. Flagg Tree Service, Critical Knowledge, Silpro, Party Pottys, Harvard Chiropractic, P.C., Marx Running & Fitness Center, Red Brick Clothing Co., Nashoba Valley Fitness Center, Fuel Belt, Seeley Automotive Services, Road I.D.
The day of race events begin with registration starting at 6:45 a.m., start of the race at 8 a.m. sharp and awards at 9 a.m.
Registration is available on line at www.active.com , pre-registration is $20, and day of race registration is $25.
Remember: Run early, eat a lot, no guilt!