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Saturday, Nov. 8

Brush dump: The Ayer brush dump, located behind the Department of Public Works building, will be open on four weekends in November, beginning Nov. 8, to accommodate fall yard clean-up. The brush dump will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with access through 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. Use of the brush dump is for Ayer residents only. You must have a green or blue transfer station sticker on your vehicle. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the DPW office at (978) 772-8240.

Mohegan Sun: The Ayer Masonic Association will be hosting a trip to the Indian Cultural Center (Mohegan Sun) in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 8. The public is welcome. For details please contact Rick Skoczylas at (978) 772-2663, Clark Paige at (978) 772-2789 or Charlie Jones at (978) 772-9289.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Sunday breakfast: 7-10 a.m., Ayer Gun & Sportsmen’s Club. Full menu and reasonable prices.

Monday, Nov. 10

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

Masons: The Regular Communication of Caleb Butler Lodge will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Apartments on Sculley Road in Ayer for the dispatch of business. We will receive RW William Rudolph Currier, DDGM 14th Masonic District and his suite at 8 p.m. for the Annual Meeting and reports of the Secretary, Treasurer and Trustees. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and will consist of a beef stew dinner complete with salad and fixins.Reservations are a MUST by Nov. 7. For those members on the Permanent Reservation List, no action is required and $10 donation is expected at the door. For other members or guests, contact Rick Dickson, Jr. Warden, at (978) 400-1100 or through the ‘Contact Us’/Meal Reservation system.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day: Town Hall closed

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Habitat for Humanity: 7 p.m., Great Hall

Historical Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Fire Station Reuse: 8 p.m., Town Hall

Groton Session: 7:30-10 p.m., J.P. O’Hanlon’s Irish Pub, 9 Main Street; A group of musicians who get together to play traditional Irish music, The Groton Session, will meet every Wednesday at J.P. O’Hanlon’s. Visit

Thursday, Nov. 13

MassDevelopment board meeting: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Joint Boards of Selectmen: 7:30 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens

Save the Date:

Live at the

Billiards Café

On Wednesday, Nov. 26 (the night before Thanksgiving), the famous “Coming Alive” band headed by Shirley resident and Ayer High alum BIll Sivret (Class of ’71) perform at the Billard’s Café on Main Street in downtown Ayer. No cover charge.

For more information call (978) 772-POOL.