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PIES, PIES and more PIES are needed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Pie Sale!!!

The 6th Annual Pie and Bake Sale will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out at St. Anthony’s Hall in Shirley.

Proceeds will benefit Shirley seniors.

If you would like to bake a pie or any other baked goods please contact: Shirley Deyo at: 978-425-9566 or Marcia Sullivan at: 978-987-6514.

ASRHS Music Boosters Quarter Auction needs vendors

The ASRHS Music Boosters are holding a quarter auction Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the high school cafeteria.

A quarter auction is a gathering of crafters/vendors displaying donated products as amazing prizes — won for bids of literally quarters.

We are looking for crafters/vendors to donate prizes to be auctioned. Display space is free, and the exposure is great.

If you’d like to donate and help the music program at ASRHS, please email Amy at Thanks!

North Central Mass Networkers Group meets at Hazen Memorial Library on second and fourth Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

W are a free and open networking group, serving those in career transition in North Central Massachusetts, and surrounding communities.

We are a group of local, helpful job seekers committed to support each other through the job search process. Whether you are a job seeker in transition, returning to the job market after an absence or currently employed and just looking to take your career in a new direction, you are welcome to join us.

We also welcome guest speakers such as recruiters, HR professionals, public-speaking professionals and career counselors who wish to share their expertise on all aspects of an effective job search.

Topics include resumes, cover letters, interviewing, 60-second “elevator pitches” and networking skills.

Contact: Ellen Neacy at for information.

Sunday breakfast

The Ayer Sportsman’s Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother’s Day 2015, 8-11 a.m.

The available menu includes French toast, pancakes, home fries and more, with free coffee and juice. The public is welcome to attend.

Proceeds will benefit children programs sponsored by the club, which is located at 255 Snake Hill Road in Ayer, 978-772-9748.

Room rentals are also available!

Recycle Your Reusables Oct. 25

The sixth annual Recycle Your Reusables will be bigger than ever this year!

Mark you calendar for Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Middle School. Many new recyclables will be accepted this year, including bubble wrap, Brita filters, wood pellet bags and pallet wrap, packing peanuts, tires, and so much more!

RYR is free and open to all. Donations of nonperishable food items or cash/checks for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Devens are accepted.

Volunteers are actively sought to help unload cars and staff various recycling stations. Community service credit is available for students.

For information and to volunteer, see, email or call 978 496 5839.

Lighthouse lecture Oct. 26

A free lighthouse lecture by Jeremy D’Entremont will be offered on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Chapel, 186 Center Road in Shirley.

D’Entremont has appeared on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Public Television and NPR. He is the historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder of the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. He has authored or co-authored 10 books on lighthouses.

His topic will be “The Lighthouses of New England and the People Who Kept Them.”

Admission is free, refreshments and book signings will be available and all are welcome!

Come and join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon presentation!

MEFA seminar Oct. 28

Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ayer Shirley Regional High School cafeteria. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college financing process, including types of financial aid, how to apply and determining financing options for your family.

Families are encouraged to visit MEFA’s website,, to download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation or e-book before the seminar and for other tools and resources to assist you in this process.

HALLOWEEN: Trick or Treating in Shirley will be on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

Holiday Fair and Cookie Sale Nov. 1

The Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library will present its 11th annual Holiday Fair and Cookie Sale on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way. Free admission.

Start your shopping early and get in the holiday mood. Purchase a festive holiday tin and fill it with your choice of hundreds of homemade cookies at $10 for a 2-pound container. New this year — raffles for exciting gift baskets and a raffle for a beautiful wood rug wallhanging handmade and valued at over $500. Chili, chowder and soup available for purchase at lunchtime at $2 for a cup of your choice with crackers. See your at the holiday fair!

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING: Monday, Nov. 10, 7:15 p.m., Ayer Shirley Middle School auditorium.

Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

The selectmen-appointed Veterans Events Committee will conduct Veterans Day Ceremonies at Whiteley Park on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Speakers will include selectmen Chairman Kendra Dumont and Police Chief Thomas Goulden. Dwight “Mike” Detillion will serve as emcee. Invocation and benediction by American Legion Post #183 chaplain. A full program will be made available to the public when details are complete.

Committee members: Norman Albert, chairman; Alfreda Cromwell, recording clerk; members Mike Detillion, John Guthrie, Joe Landry, Kevin Johnston, Neal Guthrie.

Well adult clinic Nov. 13, 18

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center 9 Parker Road, Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9:30-10 a.m. at Shaker Meadows, 32 Harvard Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333 or visit us at

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