Fall Festival Oct. 5
A Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ayer Shirley Regional High School, 141 Washington St., Ayer.
Have your kids come and play games such as face-painting, cupcake-decorating and ladder ball. There will be a concession stand with hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and drinks.
Shirley town-wide yard sale Oct. 5:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great bargains! Rummage sale!
Huge book sale: A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road. Books for all ages and interests; hardcover, paperback, many signed editions, classroom aids and cookbooks. All proceeds benefit the Shirley Historical Society's programs and operations. "Fill a bag" after 1"30 p.m.
Next Yoga session
Come join Shirley Recreation for our next Adult and Senior Yoga session. Classes will be held Oct. 9 through Dec. 18, at the Hazen Library on Wednesday evenings.
Senior Yoga is held at 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is a system of gentle stretches, centering and breathing techniques. During the class you will release stiffness in joints, gain better flexibility and balance, feel energized and leave with the calming sense of well-being. The cost for the eight week session is $30 for Shirley residents and $35 for nonresidents.
Adult Yoga is held 6:45-8 p.m. and the cost for the eight week session is $65 for Shirley Residents and $70 for nonresidents.
Registration forms can be found at the Shirley Town Hall and Hazen Library or please visit our website www.Shirley-ma.gov.
'Shining a Light' to focus on young people and mental health
SHIRLEY -- The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation proudly presents "SHINING a Light" on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the ASRMS auditorium, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley.
This presentation for parents, educators, coaches and counselors is being brought to the community by the SHINE Initiative.
The SHINE Initiative's mission is to be a leader in the effort to recognize that concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other diagnoses in children and young adults are a mainstream health issue.
It is estimated that as many as 300,000 young people in Massachusetts may suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, yet the overwhelming majority are unscreened and untreated.
During the 45-minute presentation, families from North Central Massachusetts will candidly describe the paths they have traveled, and the experiences they and their loved ones have endured, while coping with mental illness.
A very poignant message will also be delivered by a recent Central Massachusetts high school graduate, now a freshman at Anna Maria College, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The audience will also be warmly invited to engage in dialogue with the presenters. The presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.