SHIRLEY -- Are you feeling the Christmas spirit? Are you ready for some Christmas carols and, perhaps, a little bit of dancing?

Singers are needed for Shirley's Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Adults, plus students from grades 6-12 are invited to join the choir and audition for solos and small group numbers.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in a special dance number for those who are interested.

Musical selections will include both religious and secular songs; both modern and traditional. Participants will be asked to contribute $15 towards the cost of the music, with scholarship money available.

Rehearsals and performance are at the Ayer Shirley Middle School on Hospital Road in Shirley.

Rehearsals are 7 to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, starting Nov. 7.

The Performance is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, with an admission of $10 plus either some coffee, tea, or cocoa, with everything benefiting our local food pantry,Loaves and Fishes.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact director, Meredith Marcinkewicz, at so she knows how much music to have available.