Page Hilltop School's Veterans Day program
Friday, Nov. 8, 9:15 a.m., Ayer Shirley Regional High School Auditorium.
We would like to invite all area veterans, military personnel and family members to attend and be honored. There will be a bruncheon following the program.
Please RSVP to Principal Fred Deppe at either email@example.com or 978-772-8600 ext. 1400.
Devens Household Hazardous Waste Center open Nov. 6, 9.
Don't risk stockpiling hazardous products
Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection is OPEN on the first Wednesday and following Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, March through December.
PLACE: 9 Cook Street (Rear), Devens
WHO: Member Communities and their small business
FEE: HHW $20/5 gal./lbs., $40/10 gal./lbs., other varies depending on items.
Well adult clinics
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, Nov. 1, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Carlin's Restaurant, 48 Main St., Ayer. No appointment is necessary.
Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Center, 18 Pond St., Ayer. No appointment is necessary.
Fridays at the Town Nurses office, 51 Cambridge St., Ayer, by appointment only.
Drop in for blood sugar and blood pressure teaching.
For information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.
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
An evening with master storyteller Odds Bodkin Nov. 1
Friday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Ayer Shirley Regional High School Auditorium
Open to adults and children of all ages.
Free to the public.
Rededication of Camp Stevens Nov. 2
The Ayer Historical Commission will be re-dedicating the Camp Stevens memorial at 111 Fitchburg Road on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Camp Stevens was a Civil War camp located in Groton Junction in 1862. The initial dedication was in 1915.
Over the years the memorial grounds had become overgrown and had almost completely covered the memorial. Ayer had received a 50/50 grant from the Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission in July to rehab the grounds around the memorial. The layout was designed and the work completed by Pinard's Landscaping, Inc. in August.
The memorial is located on the property now owned by David E. Ross Associates, Inc., which was very supportive of the Historic Commissions request to improve the memorial grounds.
The public is cordially invited to this free event.
Special Election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 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.)
Thanksgiving Meat Raffle Nov. 15
The Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club will host a Thanksgiving Meat Raffle on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7-10 p.m. at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer.
Come join the fun. We'll have hams, turkeys, pork loins, prime ribs and many prizes and gift certificates from our local sponsors.
In addition to our normal raffles, there will be a special raffle for a flat-screen TV.
Ayer Fire Dept. Combination Company No. 1 Annual Turkey Party Nov. 20
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!