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Sunday, Nov. 25

Ayer Gun and Sportsmen’s Club Sunday breakfast: 7 to 10 a.m., 255 Snake Hill Road. The cost is pancakes: $3.50, with eggs or meat: $4.50; French toast: $3.50, with eggs or meat: $4.50; full breakfast: $5. This includes eggs, home fries, toast and one type of meat; special breakfast: $6. This includes eggs, home fries, toast and three types of meat; the Twos: $6. This includes two pancakes or pieces of French toast, two eggs, two pieces of bacon, two sausages, home fries and toast; breakfast sandwich: $3.50; extra meats — bacon, ham or sausage — or hash: $1.50; or omelets with toast or English muffin and home fries: $6. All meals include coffee and juice.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Devens Enterprise Commission meeting: 6:45 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

Open Space Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Ayer Public Library. Hunting, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, habitat protection, athletic fields or pocket parks are many of the diverse interests for the use of open space. With this in mind, the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee (CPIC) formed the Conservation and Recreation Land Acquisition Steering Committee which is sponsoring those workshop.

Parks Department meeting: 7:30 p.m.,

Ayer Masonic Association meeting: 7 p.m., Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road. All members of Caleb Butler Lodge are encouraged to attend. All other Masons are invited.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

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

Thursday, Nov. 29

Conservation Commission meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

* Meetings were as posted at Ayer Town Hall as of Monday, Nov. 19.

Briefs

Brush dump open every weekend in November

The Ayer brush dump, behind the Department of Public Works (DPW), will be open on all weekends in November, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to accommodate fall yard cleanups.

You must access the brush dump using the gate on Bishop Road. The brush dump is for leaves, brush, etc. No paper or plastic bags can be left in the brush dump, and no trash is permitted.

The use of the brush dump is for Ayer residents only, and you must have a green or yellow transfer station sticker on your vehicle. For information call the DPW office at (978) 772-8240.

Compliance stings will be conducted over the next six months

The Ayer Police Department will be conducting compliance testing stings on businesses in town that are licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages.

During these stings, a minor, who looks and is under 21, will attempt to purchase alcohol at every restaurant, bar and package store in town. Officers will also be checking the IDs of patrons in these businesses to ensure they are of legal drinking age. They will also be targeting adults who are procuring alcohol for minors.

These stings, and other prevention efforts, will occur at various times within the next six months.

Fifth annual ‘In a Manger’ exhibit returns to St. Andrew’s Church

AYER — “This year there will be more than 150 nativity sets from around the world” at the fifth annual “In a Manger” exhibit at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, said Carolyn Smith, event coordinator. “Some of the nativity scenes are family heirlooms, many are folk art nativity sets collected by parishioners and Massachusetts residents, and others are on loan from the parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lowell.”

There will be a wide variety of tabletop and miniatures nativities, as well as a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments of nativity scenes.

“This event affords a wonderful opportunity for children to become more familiar and involved with the true meaning of Christmas,” said Smith. “This is truly a family event.”

This event will be held Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the church’s Parish Hall, 7 Faulkner St.

The public is also welcome to display their nativity scenes and ornaments, wall hangings, quilts and Advent calendars by dropping them off at Parish Hall before noon on Dec. 7. The items must be picked up Dec. 9.

There will also be a hand-knit nativity raffle, a children’s activity table, and homemade Christmas cookies and cider. For information call (978) 722-2615.

Save the date

Thursday, Dec. 6

Children’s concert: 6 to 7 p.m., Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road. With his legendary “bag full of surprises” of guitars, dulcimers, mandolin, animal costumes, puppets, whistles and kazoos, Stephen Baird will present this free children’s concert.

Saturday, Dec. 8

“In a Manger”: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 7 Faulkner St. There will be a wide variety of tabletop and miniatures nativities, as well as a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments of nativity scenes. There will also be a hand-knit nativity raffle, a children’s activity table, and homemade Christmas cookies and cider. For information call (978) 722-2615.