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Bake & Craft Sale to benefit the Shirley seniors, Dec. 7

There will be a bake and craft sale on Sat., Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shirley Senior Center. They will be selling baked goods, bird houses, quilted bags, pens and Christmas ornaments. Stop by and do your Christmas shopping.

Also, if you are a vendor, we still have tables available to rent for $10. Call 978-425-9566 if interested.

Make it a Merry Christmas for all.

Trinity Chapel's Christmas Fair, Dec. 7

Trinity Chapel's annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Trinity Chapel is located at 188 Center Road in Shirley.

Homemade baked goods and candy are featured. An Attic Treasures Table offers unique items at bargain prices. A Christmas Gifts Table offers a variety of Christmas gifts, crafts and decorations as well as wrapping paper and holiday essentials.

A Silent Auction Table abounds with gift certificates to local restaurants and shops and entertainment and also offers other items generously donated by area businesses.

All great for Christmas gift giving!

A light lunch will also be available.

All are welcome and admission is free!

The parish hall is handicapped-accessible.

Sunday, Dec. 8, youth archery clinic

The Ayer Gun and Sportsmen's Club will sponsor a Youth Archery Clinic on Sunday, Dec. 8, in two sessions: 11 a.m. to noon and noon to 1 p.m. Free and open to all youths ages 8 to 16. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

This program is designed to foster youth interest in archery and provide a basic knowledge of the sports. All youth archers will be taught basic safety and shooting techniques. All equipment needed for the day will be provided. Come join us and have some fun.

Space is limited to 15 archers per session so please call Barry at 978-204-8277 or the club at 978-772-9748 to reserve your place. The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer.

Saturday, Dec. 14, noon to 6 p.m.

* Hayrides with Santa, noon to 3 p.m. Rides start in Depot Square, Ayer.

* Vote for your favorite storefront along Ayer Main Street from noon to 6 p.m.

* Christmas Concert sing-along, 2 p.m. in Ayer Town Hall, featuring the Nashoba Valley Concert Band. Free, handicapped-accessible.

* Downtown Ayer Holiday Stroll, 6 p.m.

Events sponsored by the Ayer Business Alliance.

Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m.

Tuba Christmas at Ayer Town Hall, an entire band of tuba players. If you have never been to this, you are in for a real treat! Free, handicapped-accessible.

Sponsored by the Ayer Business Alliance.

Yuletide celebration Dec. 21

Ayer Public Library, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, will be hosting a community Yuletide Celebration Dec. 21, from 1-4 p.m. at Ayer Town Hall.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with family-friendly snacks, crafts, arts, music, games, activities, gift-giving and buying. Local artists, individuals, businesses, vendors and organizations are invited to participate in the festivities by reserving a table/booth to share your talent, your product, your art or something tasty to tempt pallets.

There will be face-painting, crafters, singing and art stations... gift-selling, ornament personalization, cookies, and more! If we're lucky, maybe a jolly old elf in a red suit might even stop by!

This event is a fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry of Devens, so donations of food and funds will be accepted at this event. There is NO FEE to participate, but if you charge for anything, we ask only that a percentage is given back to the cause.

Come share in the wealth of the season and the community!

For information, if you would like to offer a donation, please email JulieAnn or call 978-772-2545.