10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (September 11)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are 10 things you need to know in Wilmington for Sunday, September 11, 2016.

#1) Wilmington Youth Soccer is holding its 5th Annual Field Day and 3-vs.-3 Tournament from 10am to 4pm at the Shawsheen Fields. This fun-filled community event includes activities for all ages!  Admission is $5/person and $20/family and includes a Duck Pond, Bouncy House, Bouncy Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Human Foosball, Face Painting/Tattoos, and more! After working up your appetite, enjoy a hot dog or hamburger meal deal at the concession stand and relax at the family picnic area.  Enter to win one of our many raffle baskets; grab a snack at the bake sale; or purchase 2016 WYSA gear.

#2) The Wilmington Farmers Market is open every Sunday, from June 12 to October 9 (minus July 3), from 10am to 1pm, across from the Town Common.  This week’s market is especially geared towards dog owners. Read this week’s lineup HERE.

#3)  We’re One Wilmington (WOW) is holding its Fall Anything Drive from 9am to noon at Villanova Hall (behind St. Thomas of Villanova Church). Items collected will be distributed to Wilmington non-profit organizations, families and individuals in need. Items not matched will be brought to Lowell Wish, Mission of Deeds, or Heartbeat. Learn more HERE.

#4) A group of confirmation candidates from St. Thomas is holding a Car Wash, from 9am to 1pm, next to the Fourth of July Building (142 Middlesex Avenue).  A $5 donation is suggested.  All proceeds will benefit the group’s service project in helping build a house through Food For The Poor.

#5) Quench your thirst for a good cause this weekend!  The Bjork family, at the suggestion of one of its youngest members, will be running a lemonade stand in front of their home on 12 Kendall Street from 2pm to 5pm.  All proceeds will be donated to ALS Research.

#6) The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its monthly Open House this Sunday, September 11, from 2pm to 4pm. Museum Curator Terri McDermott has organized a special exhibit entitled “Back In The Day: 101 Years of High School in Wilmington,” featuring photographs and memorabilia from Wilmington High School. Learn more HERE.

#7)  The second annual ‘Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride’ will begin and end today the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington. Registration begins at 10am. (Free coffee and donuts provided.) Ride begins at 11am. Tickets cost $20 for riders and $10 for passengers.  Non-bikers are welcome to attend as well. Learn more HERE.

#8)  The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal’s history and its impact on the area, including Wilmington.

#9) The Massachusetts State Police is holding a Sobriety Checkpoint somewhere in Middlesex County Saturday night into Sunday morning. Learn more HERE.

#10) DETOUR REMINDER — Mass DOT will be conducting repairs on the Route 38 bridge over the MBTA Commuter Rail line (next to the Town Park) through Monday, September 12 at 5am. During the construction, traffic will not be allowed to cross the bridge. Detours will be in place at Lowell Street and Eames Street. Main Street will be closed and the detours will be implemented at 8pm on September 9.

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