Energy Committee: 8 a.m.

Relay for Life of Greater Ayer Kickoff Birthday: Celebrating 100 years of the American Cancer Society at the recreation hall at St. Anthony's in Shirley from 6-8 p.m. This event is open to the public and we encourage everyone interested in learning more about Relay, or ways that they can help, to please join us. There will be food, music, and games for the kids. Hope to see you there.


Make a rag rug: Please see below for details.

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m.

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m.

Veterans Services Officer: 5:30-7 p.m.

Town Clerk evening hours: to 8 p.m.


Conservation Commission: 7:15 p.m.


Preschool, pre-kindergarten open house/registration: Please see below for details.

Planning Board: 7 p.m.


Well adult clinic: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10-11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 9 Parker Road. D'Ambrosio's Eye Care Team will offer FREE vision screenings, including glaucoma screening and personal consultation with an ophthalmologist. Another will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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 information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.


Energy Committee: 8 a.m.

The above calendar is of all posted and regularly-scheduled open meetings in Shirley's Town Offices as we go to press. All meetings at held at the Town offices unless otherwise noted.


Learn the art of making a rag rug

If you know how to crochet, Leone Noddin, a well known rug maker, can help you discover the art of rag rug making.

She will be teaching an eight week class on Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shirley Senior Center. It will run from Feb. 4 through March 25. It's a great way to spend a winter's morning- friends, hot coffee and learning a new craft.

The class will show experienced crocheters how to design and make beautiful rag rugs for the floor and the wall. The class will be limited to 8 people so be sure to sign up fast.

Preschool, pre-kindergarten open house/registration

Lura A. White Elementary School will hold a preschool/prekindergarten information/registration session on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. (snow date is Wednesday, Feb. 13). If school is canceled on Feb. 6, the snow-date will be used. The school is at 34 Lancaster Road, Shirley.

Page Hilltop School will hold a preschool/prekindergarten information/registration session on Monday, Feb. 4 (snow date: Monday, Feb. 11), from 6 to 7 p.m. at 115 Washington St., Ayer.


Message from the DPW

A parking ban remains in effect from Nov. 15 through April 15. Property owners are responsible for their sidewalk, walkway or driveway to be clear of snow and ice even if caused by a snow plow.