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Art Fair, Pizza Party and Concert: Shirley Middle School cafeteria. Please see below for details.

Shirley Hoe-down and Plant Sale: Noon till dusk. Annual Shirley Hoe Down will be held in Shirley Center in the field next to the old Center School (the new Senior Center). If it rains on Saturday and we need to postpone to Sunday, the event will take place on the Center Common. Food and fun for all ages! Please see below for details.


Sun ‘n Fun: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Benefit for Relay for Life, tickets $10, lots of activities for all ages on the Townsend Common.


Ayer Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (Ayer SPED PAC): …will meet in the Page Hilltop Cultural Arts Room from 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome!


Parks Department: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall


4th annual spaghetti dinner: The Ayer-Shirley Lions Club is having a Spaghetti Dinner on at Dan’s Place, West Main Street, Ayer from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, children 10 and under and seniors 65 and older $6. There will be a 50/50 raffle and the winner drawn at the end of the dinner. Tickets are available at North Middlesex Savings Bank, Closets By Design, Moore Lumber and at the door. All proceeds donated to Lion Charities.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall


Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall


Mosquito spraying

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be spraying in our community on: June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Please call CMMCP at 508-393-3055 if you would like to be excluded. Additional information can be found at

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health and D’Ambrosio Eye Care Inc. will hold a Well Adult Clinic on Wednesday, June 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Carlin’s Restaurant, 48 Main St., Ayer. The clinic will include a free Vision Screening. Blood Pressure and Pulse will also be taken. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact 978-772-3335 ext. 333.

Well adult clinic

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 on Friday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 18 Pond St., Ayer. 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

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.

DPW changing hours

Effective 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.


Art Fair, Pizza Party

and Concert!

Sponsored by the Shirley School District Early Learning Department, on June 5 in the Shirley Middle School Cafeteria.

Art Fair: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Pizza: 11:30 a.m. to noon; Concert: noon to 1 p.m.

Come have fun and get “messy” with your children at our annual Art Fair. There will be numerous hands-on art activities! Art work will be displayed in the Lobby.

Bring a blanket for your family for our Outdoor concert with Roger Tincknell!

Roger Tincknell has been performing for children and adults throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for over 30 years. His strong, expressive vocal styles and masterful instrumental skills bring a warmth and versatility to his performances. With more than 12 years as a classroom teacher and music specialist in his background, Roger has also worked as an Artist-in-Residence, pioneering programs in multicultural education and special needs curriculum development.

Roger is a two-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous CDs for children and adults. His albums include multicultural, environmental and family songs. Roger’s repertoire includes original and contemporary material, as well as traditional folk styles. Ballads, swing, country blues, bluegrass, and cowboy yodeling are interspersed with Latin American and international folksongs. Roger accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, mandolin, Irish bazouki, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan cuatros, South American charango, Native American Flute, harmonica and piano and percussion.

Shirley Hoedown Saturday!

The Shirley Hoe Down on Saturday, June 5, will be a major fundraiser for many local nonprofit organizations.

This year the event will be held in the field next to the Center School, unless it rains and is postponed to Sunday, when it will be held on the Center Town Common. The traditional community event provides food, crafts, and entertainment for all ages, thanks to the work of our Shirley friends and neighbors.

Trinity Chapel will once again be selling slices of pie, while the Golden Agers Club sells other kinds of home-baked desserts. ShirleyArts! will have hamburgers and soft drinks, while SAFA has hot dogs and the Boy Scouts have sausages. The Center Town Hall Committee will have chili and corn bread. The Historical Society will have salads all day and barbecued chicken at supper time. The United Church will have flavored water and the Youth Venture newspaper team will have lemonade. Other Youth Ventures teams will have cotton candy or Italian ice. There is definitely something to eat or drink for a variety of tastes.

The Friends of the COA will kick off the sale of its Shirley phone books at the Hoe Down, and the Conservation Commission will be back with its fabulous plant sale. Harvard Therapeutic will be present to raise money for Loaves and Fishes by giving 10-minute massages. All these groups are doing good work for the town, and need financial support, while giving good value for the money.

Giving helpful information at the Hoe Down will be folks from the Recycling Committee and from the Council on Aging. Helping children make hats for the Crazy Hat Parade and then helping with the egg toss will be students from Youth Ventures. The firefighters will have their dunk tank and the Shirley Penguins swim team will have a Bouncy Castle to help entertain.

Crafts people will be selling woodenware, jewelry, pottery, fabric designs, stamps, paintings, and Beanie Babies. There is still room for more crafts tables. Phone 978-425-9328 or e-mail

The entertainment will kick off with Corey Knapp, a local young vocalist, followed by Cougar Bait, a teen boy band. Later Ashbrook Haynes will entertain with their rock ‘n’ roll classics, followed by the Nashoba Valley Band at supper time.

There will be some audience chairs and tables available at the site, but folks are encouraged to bring their comfortable beach chairs and blankets, and spend the whole afternoon with their neighbors, supporting these many worthy groups.

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