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CALENDAR

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Reading is magic: 5:30 p.m. Ed the Wizard will appear with his program, “Reading is Magic,” at the Ayer Public Library. Please see below for more details.

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

Communications Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Classic Car Night: 6 to 8 p.m., Depot Square. Please see below for details.

Personnel Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

BRIEFS

From the Ayer Business Alliance…

Classic Car Nights

Sponsored by the Ayer Downtown Business Alliance with assistance from Gervais Ford, Ayer takes place the third Wednesday of every month through 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. Money raised fund the alliance’s year-round activities downtown.

Fourth Thursdays: Seeking artists

There is also something NEW in town. Starting June 24, on the fourth Thursday of every month there will be an Art Walk down Main Street, Central Ave. and Park Street. Everyone’s invited to attend, take a walk around and view the artists’ work. Artists are asked to get a hold of someone from the Ayer Business Alliance or go to WWW.SHOPAYER.COM to get a registration form. This is a new event to Ayer with hopes it will grow into something big.

Open Mike Night: Looking for musicians

If you love music, we are starting an Open Mike Night at the Billiards Cafe at 39 Main St., Ayer. We’re looking for musicians and people in general to attend. It’s going to be a full night of local musicians doing what they do best: Entertaining. Calvin is going to put all appetizers on sale for half-price for everyone to kick it all off. This Open Mike Night will be held every second Wednesday of the month and starts at 7 p.m. Bring as many friends and relatives as you like and make it a great time for all.

DPW changing hours

Effective through Sept. 10, 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.

Mosquito spraying

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be spraying in our community on July 19 and 26.

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

SAVE THE DATE

‘Reading is magic’

Ed the Wizard will appear with his program, “Reading is Magic,” at the Ayer Public Library on Tuesday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Using many volunteers, Ed, the Wizard weaves reading and magic together along with laughter using a bit of comedy and suspense. With reading as the emphasis behind each magical performance, he tells folks of all ages that reading is indeed the key to his, and to their success.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ayer Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Disney’s “Cinderella Kids”

The ShirleyArts! Summer Children’s Theater production is Disney’s “Cinderella Kids.” The classic musical will be performed at Shirley Middle School on Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 3 p.m. with an admission price of $5 at the door.

Madison Staley of Shirley is playing the title role of the sweet hard-working heroine. The mean stepmother and stepsisters are played by Stevie Schaeffer and Emily Olson of Shirley and Lauren Sullivan of Groton. Brittany Gibbons is playing the helpful Fairy Godmother, with the Prince being played by Laura Wilson, both of Shirley.

The storytellers for the show are Melissa Bird and Julie Maillet, both of Shirley. The dancing Bluebird is being played by Jackie Condon, currently of Leominster. Jenna Bailey of Shirley is playing the part of the King with Ryan Messcher of Ayer playing the Grand Duke and Amber Dobson of Shirley being the Herald.

The youngest members of the cast, playing the parts of the Mice, are Katrina Colt of Groton, Cierra Wilkins of Leominster, and Michaela Hoffmann, Rosalind Lupaczyk, Anna Santoro Alex Wilson, and Amanda Wilson, all of Shirley.

Director for the production is Meredith Marcinkewicz with Laurie Marcinkewicz as choreographer.

Well adult clinics

* 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, Aug. 6 from 4-5 p.m. at Carlin’s Restaurant, 48 Main 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 www.nashoba.org.

* 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, Aug. 20, 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 www.nashoba.org.