CALENDAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Energy Advisory Committee: 8 a.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Holdenwood Trail Run and Day of Play: The sixth annual Holdenwood Trail Run, a major fundraiser in support of the local schools sponsored by the Ayer-Shirley Education Foundation, will be held rain or shine on the Common in Shirley Center. This year, the 2K will start at 10 a.m. and the 5K will start at 11 a.m. with Day of Play activities during and after the races. Please see below for more details.

MONDAY, OCT. 1

Town Clerk, evening office hours: to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Services Officer: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3

Planning Board: 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

Devens Enterprise Commission: 7 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

Shirley Center Farmers Market: Featuring fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products and honey, Farmstead cheeses, flowers and plants, meat and seafood, fresh eggs, "functional crafts. Live Music! 3-7 p.m. on the Common. Weekly event, July through October.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

Energy Advisory Committee: 8 a.m.

For an up-to-the-moment meeting schedule, please check the official Posting Board outside the Town Offices. All meetings are held at the Town Offices unless otherwise noted.

SAVE THE DATE

Holdenwood Trail Run and Day of Play

The sixth annual Holdenwood Trail Run, a major fundraiser in support of the local schools sponsored by the Ayer-Shirley Education Foundation, will be held rain or shine on Sunday, Sept. 30, on the Common in Shirley Center. This year, the 2K will start at 10 a.m. and the 5K will start at 11 a.m. with Day of Play activities during and after the races.

This race's course is set through rolling fields, forests and gardens. There are families who just walk the course together enjoying the scenery. There are also serious runners who will try to beat last year's winning times of 19:50 for the women and 18:01 for the men. For the 2K race, a local 9-year old finished at 8:15, a definite challenge for other youngsters and oldsters.

Runners can register at www.active.com. Those who register before Aug. 31 will receive a free race T-shirt, tech shirts for the adults and cotton shirts for the kids. Registrations will be taken through Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Activities on the Common will include music, face painting, Zumba, hip-hop, and games. There will also be food and drinks for sale by several local charities.

The premiere sponsor for the day is the Bull Run Restaurant. Other generous donations have come in from Bemis Company, Fidelity Bank, Phoenix Park, the Shirley Charitable Foundation, the Nashoba Club, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Eddy, Bodylines, Squannacook River Runners, ISS, Clif, Squg, GU, Dicks Sporting Goods, Duval Signs, Pinards Florist, Trader Joes, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation, Robin Terhune and Acton EMS.

For photos and other information, look for Holdenwood Trail Run on Facebook and at www.holdenwoodtrailrun.org

Recycle Your Reusables Day

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ayer-Shirley Regional Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley.

Here's what you can bring

household goods, appliances

furniture paper and media shredding

bicycles, helmets, supplies ($)

rigid plastic: kids' toys, lawn furniture, etc.

textiles: clothing, linen, shoes, leather

goods usable construction items, paint, tools, hardware

all brands of athletic shoes

wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches

books, CDs, DVDs, video games

electronics ($)

Styrofoam

wood pellet/bird seed bags, chip bags, granola bar wrappers

and much more. For the complete list see bit.ly/ryrbring

Gently used sporting goods sale

Donate used sporting gear and pick up what you need at bargain prices.

Free and open to all with a donation of nonperishable foods for Loaves & Fishes.

For more information or to volunteer, email Ayerrecycles@gmail.com or call 978-496-5839.