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Friday, Dec. 19

Bingo: Senior Center, games begin at 12:30 p.m., everyone welcome, cash prizes!

Monday, Dec. 22

Water and Sewer Rate Commission: 2 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

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

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall meeting room

Parks & Recreation: 7 p.m., Great Hall

Thursday, Dec. 25



Closed for the holidays

The Ayer Senior Center will be closed for the holiday season on the following dates: Dec. 24, 25, 26, and Jan. 1 and 2.

No one goes without

Home-delivered meals are available to all seniors Monday through Friday. Supper meals and meals for the weekend are also available. Please call (9978) 772-8260 and ask for Louise Ratcliffe, nutrition coordinator, if you or someone you know would like to have this service. “No one needs to go without!” — Ayer Council on Aging

Gift certificates for seniors

The Council on Aging has gift certificates available for all seniors at the Senior Center. Give a senior transportation on the MART van at $1 to $2 each way, depending on local or out of town trip. Or, give a hot lunch at $2 per meal, or a COA trip, with a certificate to pay for transportation and meal! Call the Senior Center for more information: (978) 772-8260.

Save the Date

Public forum on regionalization

The Ayer members of the Ayer-Lunenburg-Shirley School Regionalization Planning Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Middle/High School Cafeteria. There will be a brief update on the activities to date. The members will then answer any questions posed by the public and most importantly, seek public input about the planning process and overall perspectives about regionalization. Members of the Regional Planning Committee and the School Committee will be attending.

Senior Center

Open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 18 Pond Street. For dial-a-ride, call (978) 772-8261.

Free meal

Please come join us at Apple Valley Baptist Church for a free meal every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 Columbia St., behind North Middlesex Savings Bank, from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

COA Cafe

The Ayer Senior Center serves hot meals to seniors on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon. All meals are a $2 donation. Please call ahead to make a reservation: (978) 772-8260.