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Friday, March 9

Council of Aging: 1 p.m., at the Housing Authority complex.

Sunday, March 11

Billiards qualifier: 11 a.m., The Billiards Café. For information e-mail Roy at paparoy@charter.net.

Monday, March 12

Board of Health: 5 p.m., at Town Hall.

Caleb Butler Lodge meeting: 6:45 p.m., at the Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Rd. The work of the evening will be conferring the master mason degree to four brothers. All master masons are invited.

Tuesday March 13

Board of Selectmen, executive session: 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

American Legion Post 139 meeting: 7 p.m., Council on Aging center, 18 Pond St.

Wednesday, March 14

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

School Committee budget hearing: 7 p.m., Page Hilltop School Professional Development Room.

Thursday, March 15

Devens Restoration Advisory Board: 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

March 19

Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Board of Health: 6:30 p.m., in Great Hall.

March 16

Casino Night: 7 p.m., to midnight, at the Devens Marriott. This event will benefit Ayer/Shirley youth football, and will include blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas hold ’em. There is a $50 buy-in.

Briefs

Ayer Education and Recreation has begun

AYER — The school district is starting up the Ayer Education and Recreation. If there’s a class you would like to teach or take, send a 25- to 50-word proposal to hzane@ayer.k12.ma.us.

Irish Night at the Bull Run

SHIRLEY — The Ayer and Shirley Fire departments will present their second annual Irish Night on March 10, at 7 p.m., at the Bull Run Restaurant.

Irish Night is a night of fun, laughs and a chance to meet your fire and EMS officials. The event includes an assortment of door prizes and raffles. Live entertainment will be provided by Ben Parisi and Brian Cochran.

For information call Ayer Fire Department at (978) 772-8231 or Shirley Fire Department at (978) 425-4334.

Rotary’s poker tournament offers $2,500 prize

SHIRLEY — The Devens-Harvard-Ayer-Shirley Rotary Club will host its third annual No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Sunday, March 11, at noon, at the Bull Run Restaurant.

The guest speaker and moderator of the event will be Ashley Adams, the author of “Transforming Home Poker Chumps into Casino Killers.”

Tickets for the event cost $100 in advance or $120 at the door. Those who are eliminated in the first two hours will be entered into a single table tournament for no additional fee.

The prize for first place is $2,500 based on 100 participants. Additional prizes will be awarded for runners up.

The event will benefit various Rotary charities including Loaves & Fishes, the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, World Affairs Whitewater Seminar, Ayer Athletic Booster Club and other organizations. Funds also go toward scholarships, senior-citizen chicken barbecues and the maintenance of Carlton Circle.

Democratic Town Committee to hold ‘friend-raiser’

AYER — Are you yearning to learn more about grassroots Democratic action? Join the Democratic Town Committee on April 1, at noon, at JP O’Hanlon’s, for a “friend-raiser.”

This event will feature guest speaker Michelle Collette, chairman of the Groton Democratic Town Committee. Learn what the Ayer Democratic Town Committee does and how it fits into the state and national effort.

For information or to reserve a spot call Carol Bousquet, diversity coordinator, by March 25, at (978) 772-6628 or e-mail carol@carolbousquet.com.

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