Well adult clinic: 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 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Carlin's Restaurant, 48 Main St., Ayer, and Friday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 18 Pond St. Ayer -- no appointment is necessary -- and Fridays beginning on the 2nd and continuing on the 9th, 16th, 23rd and the 30th at the Cambridge Street office of the Board of Health from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call for an appointment at this location. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.


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

Treatment of anxiety and depression: 7-9 p.m., Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School. 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. 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.


Election Day: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall.

Veterans agent: 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Green Communities: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Community Preservation Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Thanksgiving meat raffle: The Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club will hold a Thanksgiving meat raffle from 7-10 p.m. at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Come join in the fun and try to win hams, turkeys, pork loins, prime ribs, prizes and gift certificates from our local sponsors. There will also be a special raffle for a flat-screen TV. For information, call the club at 978-772-9748.


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.

Meetings above are as posted on the town website.


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.



The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Per the Secretary of State's Office, no meetings may be held at Town Hall. Sample ballots will be on the Town Clerk's webpage when they are available.

The Special Election will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Town Hall. The last day to register to vote in this election is Saturday, Oct. 27. The Town Clerk's office will be open between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. for registration.

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 for information or call 978-501-3943.

Attention runners!

Registration is now open for the Ayer Fire Department's 8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race on Thursday, Nov. 22. The first 475 to register will receive a T-shirt! Registration ends on Nov. 18. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp regardless of weather. For more, go to