Are you looking for a fun way to start jogging this spring?

In preparation for the May 18 Janis Bresnahan 5k Run for Education, come join us for the next six Saturdays at the Ayer Shirley High School Track at 8:45 a.m. to stretch and then at 9 a.m., to run/jog through the 5k Road Race route. We'll gather every Saturday with last group run on May 17 before the Sunday, May 18, road race. All are welcome and group runs are free and open to the public.

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Registration is now open at


All donors are eligible to win two tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners game on Aug. 22.

Shirley Spring Clean up Day May 3

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shirley Recycling Center on Leominster Road.

Come get bags and gloves and let us know what area you want to pick up.

Bring full bags back to the recycling center before 1 p.m. for free disposal!

Call Dawn for more info: 978-425-6132.

Mother's Day breakfast May 11

The Ayer Gun and Sportsmen's Club will sponsor a Mother's Day breakfast buffet on Sunday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to the public, this all-you-can-eat breakfast will be the final breakfast of the season.


Mothers eat free. For others, adults are $9, seniors are $6 and children 10 and under at $4.

The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road in Ayer.

Annual Town Election is May 13

Rib Fest May 17

A Rib Fest will be held Saturday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Ayer Gun and Sportsmen's Club. All-you-can-eat slow-smoked barbecued pork ribs, corn bread and baked beans will be served.

Tickets are limited and sold in advance. Call 978-772-9748 or email The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road.

Well adult clinic May 20

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 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, or visit us at

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