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Senior supper: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., annual ham ‘n bean supper for the 60+ population, sponsored by the Council on Aging, Fire Department, Ayer Childcare Program and Ayer Cultural Council. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m.; and the orchestra will start at 5:30. It is being held at the Grand Hall at Ayer Town Hall.


Veterans agent: 5 p.m., Great Hall


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


Personnel Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall


Devens Enterprise Commission: 7:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Conf. Rm. 1, Devens.

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall


Community Red Cross Blood Drive — sponsored by Arthur F. Eddy, D.M.D., PC and the Ayer-Shirley Lions Club, from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Shirley. Appointments preferred by calling 1-800-733-2767 or e-mail –

Donors will receive free Red Sox T-shirt and raffle ticket for 2 Boston Red Sox tickets.

Well adult clinic: 4-5 p.m., Carlin’s Restaurant, 48 Main St., Ayer. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ayer Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public. 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


6th Annual Janis Bresnahan Run for Education — will be held at the Ayer High School. This year’s event will feature a competitive 5 kilometer run through Ayer as well as a 2 mile non-competitive walk and a Tot Trot for children up to age 6. Registration starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event will go to the Ayer Education Foundation. For more information on the Run, visit

Apple Blossom Festival: Ayer Rotary Club’s 58th annual, Route 111, Harvard, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, followed by the 20th Annual Ducky Wucky River Race, 4:30 p.m., Still River Depot Road, off Route 110, Harvard. In the event of rain, the festival will move inside to the Harvard Elementary School gymnasium. Festival features craft vendors, live music, children’s games and food, as well as fire truck rides. Festival vendors include fine jewelers, painters and others offering fashion accessories, organic and specialty foods, children’s books and toys, memorabilia and much more.

The Ducky Wucky River Race offers a grand prize of dinner for two anywhere in the world, including airfare and two nights hotel. Tickets will be available at the Apple Blossom Festival.

All proceeds from the Apple Blossom Festival and Ducky Wucky River Race benefit the charities supported by the Ayer Rotary Club.

Community supper: 5:30 to 6 p.m., Federated Church of Ayer. Please see below for details.

NOTE: Annual Town Meeting, Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m., Ayer Middle-High School


Classic Car Nights

Sponsored by the Ayer Downtown Business Alliance with assistance from Gervais Ford, Ayer takes place the third Wednesday of every month thru September from 6 to 8 p.m., or until the sun goes down! Taste the hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. Hear the oldies tunes. See the beautiful classic cars and spread the word. All are welcome. Monies raised fund the alliance’s year round activities downtown.

Brush dump spring hours

The Ayer brush dump will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate spring yard cleanup: April 24, 25.

The hours on these days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access for the brush dump will be from Bishop Road. No paper or plastic bags can be left in the brush dump and no trash is permitted. Please keep leaves and brush separate. The brush dump is available to Ayer residents with valid vehicle stickers only.

DPW changing hours

Effective April 5, 2010 through Sept. 10, 2010, the Department of Public Works office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.


Community Supper to donate profits to Haiti

The Community Second Saturday Supper at the Federated Church of Ayer, will have a new feature starting this month. Each month we will donate 100% of the profits to a mission. This month the money will go to help Haiti as they recover from the devastating earthquake. We will be donating the money to the United Methodist Committee for Relief, which will then donate 100 percent to Haiti with no office or other costs deducted. This is an excellent way to see all of the money go to work where it is needed. You are invited to visit our Web site at to learn more about our donations to UMCOR.

The next Community Second Saturday Supper at the Federated Church of Ayer will be served on Saturday, May 8, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. This month we will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day Breakfast for Supper. The menu will include Stuffed French Toast, Pancakes, muffins, yogurt, and more. A free movie that will be child appropriate will follow the supper. Due to the limitations of our movie license, we are unable to publicize the title in advance. You can find out the movie title each month by calling the church office at 978-772-2044 between 9 and 12, Tuesday through Friday.

All are welcome. The cost for the Breakfast for Supper will be $8 for adults (2 for $15), $4 for ages 5 – 12, and free for those under 5. The church is located at 21 Washington Street in Ayer. The church is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist churches. The supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall. The church is handicapped accessible from the back of the building.

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