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SATURDAY, FEB. 27

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

Sunday breakfast: Ayer Gun & Sportsmen’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer, serving Sunday breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. until Mother’s Day. Breakfasts start at $3.50. All meals include coffee and juice.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

Personnel Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

Sunday breakfast: Ayer Gun & Sportsmen’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer, serving Sunday breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. until Mother’s Day. Breakfasts start at $3.50. All meals include coffee and juice.

SAVE THE DATE

JBOS — Posted Meeting:

7:30 p.m., March 11, at MassDevelopment, conference room one, 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

JBOS Web site: www.jbos.info * JBOSNews (http://sites.google.com /site/jbosnews/)

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Saturday, March 13

Sponsored by the Ayer Gun & Sportsman Club

Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

$10 per person

Meal, music and more. Family tables available

For information, call Dennis at 978-772-2112

Lecture: Natural alternatives to ADD/ADHD medications for adults and children

Parents with children who have Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can explore the possibilities of natural alternatives to Ritalin, Adderall, and other prescription pharmaceuticals in a one-night Ayer Community Education course Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Adults who have the condition are welcome as well.

Taught by Eric Reardon, a MS, CNC certified nutritionist, the course will cover ways that natural therapies can enhance mind and body, while improving learning and concentration in children and adults. It will cover proper diet, the role of food allergies, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and scientific studies.

Registration one week in advance is required. Registration forms and details are available at the Community Ed. page of the Ayer School District Web site, www.ayer.k12.ma.us. Registration may be mailed or hand carried to the Ayer Community Ed Office, Page-Hilltop School, 115 Washington St., Ayer, MA 01432. Phone 978 772 8600 ext. 334.

Annual Meat Raffle

March 26, 2010

7 to 10 p.m.

Turkeys, hams pork loins, sirloin strips, prime ribs, prizes and more.

Sponsored by the Ayer Gun & Sportsman Club

255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. 978-772-9746

Trace your family tree

Anyone getting ready to search for ancestors, or already on their way may be interested in a course offered through Ayer Community Education this spring, beginning March 29 at 6:30 p.m. and running for four weeks.

The course will be taught by Sara Bush, a fifteen-year veteran of genealogy research, who has completed course work for the certificate in American records from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto. The course will launch students into productive and efficient research. Classes will cover finding and keeping track of sources, while exploring online and offline archives and information sources.

Registration one week in advance is required. Registration forms and details are available at the Community Ed. page of the Ayer School District Web site, www.ayer.k12.ma.us. Registration may be mailed or hand-carried to the Ayer Community Ed Office, Page-Hilltop School, 115 Washington St., Ayer, MA 01432. Phone 978 772 8600 ext 334.

BRIEFS

Video Production Techniques Courses

Learn how to plan and successfully execute your own quality video through a spring course in the Ayer Community Education program.

Taught by longtime Ayer Public Access Channel vice president, Doug Becker, the course will cover cutting edge digital video production techniques using the Ayer Schools’ iMac computers. Student will create a five-minute video during the eight-week course, which starts Monday, March 8 at the Ayer Middle High School.

Students will learn all aspects of video production, including digital cameras, movies, slide shows, formatting, legal issues, script development, public service announcements, music, and animation.

Registration one week in advance is required. Registration forms and details are available at the Community Ed. page of the Ayer School District website, www.ayer .k12.ma.us. Registration may be mailed or hand-carried to the Ayer Community Ed Office, Page-Hilltop School, 115 Washington St., Ayer, MA 01432. Phone 978 772 8600 ext. 334.

Town-wide cleanup: Volunteers needed

Please take a minute to see how you can help make Ayer’s 3rd annual clean-up day, to be held on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon a success.

For planning purposes, volunteers are needed to —

* promote the event to your informal local networks (parent and school groups, churches, scouts, etc.)

* survey town and identify trouble spots

* ask businesses about putting posters and other promotional materials in their windows

* with pickup trucks to haul recyclables and trash from Depot Square to the transfer station

And in the evening, for our social event, volunteers are needed to

* assist the refreshment and/or cleanup committee

* assist with event set-up (specifics to be determined)

* HIGH PRIORITY: identify a square dance or line dance caller who will donate an hour of instruction

Please contact Laurie Sabol at (978) 772-7858 or at Lauriesafari@gmail.com to indicate how you can help. Thanks!

Volunteer vacancies

Arts Council – 3 vacancies

Communications Comm. – 3 vacancies

APAC-Cable Board of Directors – 2 vacancies

Commission on Disabilities – 5 vacancies

Personnel Board – 1 vacancy

Recycling Committee – 3 vacancies

Zoning Board of Appeals – 1 vacancy

Capital Planning Comm. – 2 vacancies

Historical Comm. – 1 vacancy

Contact Janet Lewis at 978-772-8220 in the selectmen’s office if you are interested in serving on one of the above boards, committees or commissions.