Monday, Dec. 14
Town clerk evening office hours: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Board of Assessors: 6 p.m.
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m.
Recreation Commission: 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Well adult clinics: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a well adult clinic will be held at Shaker Meadows (community room) Harvard Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at www.nashoba.org
Veterans agent: 5:30 to 7 p.m. (by appointment)
Historical Commission: 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Planning Board: 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18
Town offices closed.
Christmas Luncheon for Seniors: noon. The Shirley Council On Aging will hold its Second Annual Christmas Luncheon for seniors in Shirley at St. Anthony’s Church Hall. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and the hope is that this year’s event swill surpass last years. For additional details please contact Harold Smith, COA chairman, at 978-425-4607 or the Council On Aging Office at 978-425-2600, ext. 285. There will also be a sign-up sheet available at the Senior Drop In Center, Shirley Town Hall, 7 Keady Way, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. until noon. Please don’t delay in signing up.
All meetings held at Town Offices unless otherwise noted.
Subject to change with 48-hours posted notice.
Need to buy a present
for the Holidays?
Stop by the Shirley Senior Drop-in center at the Town Offices on Dec. 15 through 17 (Tuesday-Thursday) from 9 a.m. to noon and select a special hand-made gift or pick from an assortment of donated gifts and holiday decorations. Take a chance on a raffle as well. All proceed go to fund operating expenses (Heat and Utilities) at the new senior center. Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with a friend; sponsored by various local senior craftspeople.
The rising cost of food is a concern for everyone. The Serve Program is a wonderful possibility; it is the smart alternative to food shopping. Save up to 50 percent and more in high-quality fresh foods by buying your meats, fruits, veggies and other staples offered through this program. Debit, credit, EBT cards and cash are accepted. Call 1-888-742-7363 for details or go online to www.servenewengland.org and follow directions to sign up.
The local chapter is New Hope Baptist Church in Ayer. Donna Snowden (Ayer) and Barbara Eubanks (Shirley) are the contacts. Come to New Hope Baptist Church and check out Serve.
Sand for Shirley Seniors
The Shirley Council on Aging announces that it will be repeating last year’s highly successful “Sand 4 Seniors” program thanks to the efforts of the Shirley Boy Scouts and the Shirley DPW.
The rules are simple.
If you are 60 years old or older and you would like someone to deliver you a bucket of salted sand to help you with walking down the stairs or the side walk this winter, call us!
The Boy Scouts will deliver a bucket to your house within a couple of days and if we have a bad winter, you can ask for a refill. If you have a bucket from last year, please DUMP the contents (it’s probably hard and useless) and give us a call so we can pick up the empty container.
Please call the COA office, 978-425-2600, ext. 285, to sign up for this year’s program. Don’t let ice and snow to cause you to be house bound or to slip and fall.
Save the Date
From the Council on Aging:
* Thursday, Dec. 17: 11 a.m. White Christmas: A classic! Come and sign along, watch the snow and support the General and his men.
Christmas shows: ShirleyArts! will perform two Christmas shows to raise funds for local charities in December.
On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., the Traveling Children’s Christmas Choir will perform following the Bull Run Brunch. This combination of dance, song, and story will benefit the Shirley Friendship Fund. The annual event is a perfect way for families of all ages to get together and enjoy the spirit of the season. Reservations are suggested by phoning the Bull Run at 978-425-4311.
On Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Shirley Middle School, there will be a Community Christmas Concert to benefit Loaves & Fishes. This concert will include the children’s choir plus an adult choir, plus the madrigal group — A Goodlie Companye. Both secular and religious songs, both traditional and modern will be included in this performance. There will be open seating with a requested donation at the door of $10 for Loaves & Fishes, the region’s food pantry.
Reservations are not required. For more information on either of these events, go to www.shirleyarts.org.