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Friday, June 22

Relay for Life: 6 p.m., Ayer High School track, lasts until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23; To benefit American Cancer Society. Visit

Saturday, June 23

Passport Day: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ayer Post Office, 1 Columbia St. Both parents must accompany minor children applying for passports, and these special hours are aimed at making more convenient for families. There are also new regulations that require a passport for all air travel to and from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Carribean and Bermuda. The Post Office will also take passport photos for $15, making the effort a one-stop process. It’s suggested that those planning to travel apply for a passport at least two months before a trip to avoid extra costs to expedite an application. Other requirements for obtaining a passport include evidence of citizenship, two passport photos and current photo identification. Passport fees can be paid via check or cash. Passports cost $97 for residents aged 16 or older, $82 for residents younger than 16 years of age and $67 for a passport renewal. For information call the Post Office at (978) 772-6896. Passport applications can be downloaded at

Monday, June 25

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

Tuesday, June 26

Tri-board meeting: 7 p.m., Page Hilltop School professional development room.

Devens Enterprise Commission meeting: 7:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

Wednesday, June 27

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

Thursday, June 28

Fourth of July Committee meeting: 7, Town Hall.

Conservation Commission meeting: 7, Town Hall.

Saturday, June 30

Fourth of July celebration: Noon to 9 p.m., Pirone Park. Food and vendor booths and children’s activities will be available all day. A parade will take place at 1 p.m., and a fireworks show will be held at dusk.

Bicycle-decorating contest: Noon, Rail Trail parking lot behind La Sita restaurant. The Fourth of July Committee is sponsoring this event. Those who decorate their bicycles and want to participate in the parade should meet at this time and location. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Every child must wear a helmet, and children younger that age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Judging will take place at Pirone Park following the parade. The categories at tricycles, bicycles for children younger than 10 years old, bicycles for children aged 10 and older, wheelchairs, carriages and wagons, and scooters. A ribbon will be given to every participant, and trophies will be given to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each category.


‘Reading is Magic’

Ed the Wizard will perform his program, “Reading is Magic,” July 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ayer Public Library. The 45-minute performance is packed with magic, comedy and suspense. With reading as the theme, Ed the Wizard will teach folks of all ages that reading is indeed the key to success. This program is supported, in part, by the Ayer Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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