SHIRLEY -- Perhaps you have a box of Shirley memorabilia or hidden treasures of the past you would like to display.

Have you collected rocks from around the world? Are you a crafter or artist? Is that treasured collection sitting in the boxes just waiting to be seen?

Have you practiced that piano piece to perfection? Is there a song in your heart waiting to be sung? Do you have a collection of jokes or stories to be told?

That is what Shirley Shines represents. It is an opportunity for Shirley residents to come together and share interests and talents with one another and a public audience.

It is not too late to sign up for Shirley Shines 2014. On Saturday, Sept. 20, Shirley Shines will begin at 6 p.m. with a variety show at the Shirley Meeting House. Local comedians, musicians, actors and more are welcome to join in the performance.

Afterwards we will all move over to the Center Town Hall to enjoy a variety of refreshments and a chance to see the displays of many very talented local artists and artisans.

If you are a talented Shirleyite and wish to participate, let us know! For information e-mail Holly at (put Shirley Shines as the subject) or call Vicki at 978-425-4067. We look forward to hearing from you.

All proceeds from this event will be shared by the Meeting House and the Center Town Hall to help with the maintenance and upkeep of these buildings.