CALENDAR

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

Energy Committee: 8 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

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.

MONDAY, NOV. 5

Board of Health: 6:30 p.m.

Treatment of anxiety and depression: 7-9 p.m., Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School auditorium. Ayer Shirley School Support Services Dept. and Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions (TADS) present a screening of documentary film "Removing barriers to treatment of childhood/teen anxiety and depression" followed by a panel for audience Q&A. Free public event. This heartfelt film tells the story of Jeff Boczenowski as told by Groton parent s and TADS founders Steve and Deb Boczenowski, intertwined with interviews by expert counselors in the field. Parents and community members will walk away with a deeper understanding of what signs to look for with anxiety and depression in children and teens, as well as how to seek and continue treatment. A powerful evening you won't want to miss. Included after the 60-minute film will be an expert panel to process and answer audience questions.


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Panel to include parents and TADS founders Steve and Deb Boczenowski; New England Center for Mental Health Psychiatrist Dr. Kamireddi; Mental Health Clinician Alice Lenhart and Ayer Shirley Regional School District School Psychologist Kathy Kenyon.

Ayer-Shirley Regional School Committee: 7 p.m., Page Hilltop Elementary School, Washington Street, Ayer.

Town clerk evening hours: to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans services officer: 5:30-7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6

Presidential Election: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

Planning Board: 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

Lura A. White Council: 3:15 p.m., Lura A. White School.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

Energy Committee: 8 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Veterans Day

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.

Shirley Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Whiteley Park, Phoenix Street, Shirley. "A salute to all our veterans, past and present, " public welcome. Keynote speaker: LTC Egan, commanding officer, Fort Devens. The guest of honor will be a 100-year-old WWII Women's Army Corps. veteran.

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.

BRIEFS

Public forums

The ASRSD will host two public forums on the Ayer Shirley Regional High School building proposal:

* Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m., ASRMS, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley

* Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m., ASRHS, 141 Washington St., Ayer

Topics include building design, construction phasing, taxes, education, school choice and project benefits.

Tour the high school on their day from 5-6:30 p.m. Tours start in the cafeteria and leave every 15 minutes.

Handouts will be provided.

Christmas Fair nears

Plan ahead and save the date of Saturday, Nov. 17, for the Christmas Fair at the United Church of Shirley.

This annual event will include a crafts table, baked goods and raffle baskets on the main floor. In the basement will be bargain items including housewares, toys, and clothes. The snack bar will have something for both breakfast and lunch.

The fair will open at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. The United Church is located at the corner of Lancaster and Harvard Roads in Shirley Village and all are welcome. 

SAVE THE DATE

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.

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Shaker Meadows, 32 Harvard Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.