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Monday, March 12

Board of Selectmen: 7:30 p.m., Town Offices, Meeting Room A.

Town clerk’s office hours: 6 to 8:30 p.m., town clerk’s office.

Board of Health: 7:30 p.m., Town Offices, inspectional offices.

Recreation Commission: 6:30 p.m., Town Offices, Recreation Department.

Board of Assessors: 6 p.m., Town Offices, Board of Assessor’s office.

Finance Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Offices, Conference Room 2

Tuesday, March 13

Veteran’s agent: 5:30 to 7 p.m., town clerk’s office.

Shirley Educational Foundation: 7 p.m., in the Shirley Middle School cafeteria.

Wednesday, March 14

Conservation Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Offices, second floor.

Thursday, March 15

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Offices, Meeting Room A.

Fuel Assistance program: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Offices, Conference Room 2

Friday, March 16

Voter registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., town clerk’s office. This is the deadline to register to vote at the March 26 Special Town Meeting.

Briefs

Scholastic Book Fair

SHIRLEY — The school district will hold a Scholastic Book Fair from March 19 to 23. The event is sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association. The fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lura A. White School, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shirley Middle School and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shirley School at Devens.

Voter deadline March 16

SHIRLEY — Residents who wish to vote at the Special Town Meeting must register to vote on Friday, March 16, between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the town clerk’s office.

The warrant for the Special Town Meeting will be finalized at the March 12 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. The Special Town Meeting will be held March 26, at 7:15 p.m., in the Shirley Middle School Auditorium.

Nomination papers due March 20

SHIRLEY — The town clerk’s Office will accept nomination papers for the 2007 Annual Town Election until March 20 at 5 p.m.

Individuals who wish to appear on the ballot must return their nomination papers by this deadline. At present, nomination papers have not been taken out for a three-year term on the School Committee or a three-year term on the Hazen Memorial Library board of trustees. If no nomination papers for these two offices are received by the deadline, no candidate names will appear on the printed ballot, and they could be filled by write-in candidates. If a duly-elected write-in candidate were to decline to accept an office, the positions would be filled by appointment until the next election.

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.

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