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Town Offices Closed

Meetings held in Town Offices unless otherwise noted, subject to change with 48 hours posted notice. Meetings are posted on the front door of the Town Offices, with agendas


OLIVER in performance: Shirley Middle School. Please see below for details.


Town Clerk evening office hours: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tax Collector evening hours: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Board of Assessors: 6 p.m.

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m.

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m.


Veterans Agent office hours: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Historical Commission: 6:45 p.m.

Devens Enterprise Commission: 6:45 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens


Golden Agers to meet: at War Memorial Building on Church Street. Lunch will be served at noon. A nurse will be available for a wellness check. The business meeting will include the installation of officers. This is the meeting when next years dues should be paid. The money will be collected for those who intend to attend the Christmas Party, which will be held at the Bull Run on Dec. 1. The entertainment for the meeting will be BINGO. All Shirley seniors who are members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

Recycle Committee: 7 p.m.


Planning Board: 7 p.m.

Joint Boards of Selectmen: 7:30 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.


Town Offices Closed

Meetings held in Town Offices unless otherwise noted, subject to change with 48 hours posted notice. Meetings are posted on the front door of the Town Offices, with agendas

Historical Society annual meeting: The Shirley Historical Society annual meeting will be held in the Trinity Chapel Parish Hall on Center Road. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a pot luck supper, where everyone should bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share. The meeting and election of officers will follow the supper. The evening’s program will be an introduction to barbershop music. There will be a demonstration and explanation of what makes barbershop music unique. Then audience members will be given an opportunity to sing along. The public is welcome to attend and join in this program of historical music.

19th annual Turkey Party: 7 p.m. Shirley Fire Department Hose Co. No. 1 will hold its 19th annual Turkey party at the Shirley Fire Station, 8 Leominster Road. Proceeds will fund local school scholarship programs, youth activities and various other community programs and activities.


OLIVER in performance: Nov. 12-14

Tickets for the ShirleyArts! production of OLIVER are now on sale. The show, which features a cast of 50 local men women and children, will take place at the Shirley Middle School on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Reserved seat tickets bought during the month of October cost only $12. The price goes up to $15 in November.

Tickets are available at the Hazen Library during their regular open hours. Ticket order forms are available at the library or the Shirley Middle School or on line by e-mailing or by mailing a check to ShirleyArts!, P.O. Box 49, Shirley, MA 01464.

Starring as Oliver is Phoebe Fry of Groton with Verity Lynch of Groton as The Artful Dodger. Tim Murphy of Lunenburg plays the nefarious Fagin and Nate Leonard of Shrewsbury is the villain, Bill Sykes. The role of Nancy, the lovable wench, is played by Cindy Holt of Townsend with Jessica Thibeault of Littleton playing her sister Bet. Roy Ellis and Vicki Landry of Shirley play the heads of the workhouse, Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney. Andy Sullivan and Cindy McCarthy of Shirley appear in their stage debuts as Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry, the funeral parlor owners.

For further information, go to

At the Senior Center…

Craft sessions resume, every Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

Three ways to enjoy the craft of your choice:

1: Bring your project (any kind) and chat with old friends and make new ones; no fee.

2: A craft class will be offered once a month. Class of the month will be posted at the senior center with a sign up sheet. Fees to cover cost of class materials will vary monthly.

3: Supplies — stop by and get what you need for your project or if anyone who may be homebound and is in need of supplies and we’ll see they are delivered.

We have received many donations of craft supplies: material, yarn, paints, crochet hooks, knitting needles and many more items.

Let us know … don’t miss out on the fun.


Drop-in Café open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon:

Coffee, bagels, desserts, Jig- saw puzzles, cards, and much, much more:


Bridge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Line dancing — 1:30- 2:30 p.m.


Making pictures, painting — 1-3 p.m.

Cribbage — 1:30-3: 30 p.m.


Chair yoga — 9- 10 a.m.

Tai chi — 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Arts & Crafts — 1-3 p.m.

Outreach worker available Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday 2 to 4 p.m.

Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Shirley will be holding its annual Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall, 14 Phoenix St., Shirley. The Craft Fair has become a popular venue for Christmas shopping in the area, with talented crafters from all over Massachusetts. The selection of handmade crafts is extensive, and includes dolls, quilted items, country crafts, table runners, children’s clothing, crocheted jewelry, baby blankets, glassware, and much more. In addition to the crafts, a small portion of the hall is dedicated to new children’s toys, books, games, puzzles, and gently used Christmas decorations and gifts. A breakfast of homemade donuts will be available for early birds, and lunch will be served.