WILMINGTON, MA — Here are 10 things you need to know in Wilmington for Sunday, November 6, 2016.
#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington has a slight chance of showers. Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
#2) The WHS Girls Varsity Soccer team begins its playoff run against Woburn High at 5pm at Alumni Stadium. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.
#3) The 31st Annual Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club’s Sports Card & Memorabilia Show will take place on Friday, November 4 (noon–7pm), Saturday, November 5 (9am-5pm), and Sunday, November 6 (9am-3pm) at the Shriner’s Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). General admission is $8. Seniors and children under 12 are admitted for free.
More than 150 sports card and memorabilia dealers are scheduled to appear (listed at the bottom of this page), along with more than 35 athletes, including several legends and hall-of-famers.
Today’s highlights include: Patrice Bergeron, Tory Krug, Cam Neely, Ray Bourque, Adam Oates and Paul Silas.
#4) St. Dorothy’s Church (11 Harnden Street) is holding its Christmas Bazaar from 1pm to 5pm. Start your Christmas shopping: Arbonne, local honey, drink mixes, tutus, and more. The event includes activities and crafts for the kids, over 50 raffles to win, and a bake sale.
#5) The Shawsheen Tech will host its annual Community Open House from 2pm to 4pm. The school invites community members to visit for information about all of the wonderful opportunities Shawsheen has to offer. There will be information packets available that will provide an overview of the school’s academic, vocational and technical programs, Support Services, Cooperative Education, extra-curricular activities and athletics. Come by and visit the Academic Displays & Demonstrations, 22 Vocational Programs and State of the Art Athletic Complex.
#6) The Wilmington-based Merrimack Valley Chorus celebrates “Our Freedom To Sing!” — the theme for its annual show — at 1pm at the Wynn Middle School 91 Griffin Road) in Tewksbury.
Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful women’s barbershop music from the Merrimack Valley Chorus. Special guests Town Meeting, an up-and-coming local folk band, will also perform. Several quartets from the chorus will take the stage as well. With Veterans Day just around the corner, the Chorus will also feature a tribute to local veterans.
The Merrimack Valley Chorus is an award-winning women’s acapella chorus that features 50+ members who live throughout southern New England, including Wilmington.
You may have seen Merrimack Valley Chorus on WGBH’s Sing That Thing! Or you may have seen their performance at the Copley Summer Arts Festival in 2015. If you still haven’t seen the chorus live, get your tickets for their annual show today.
Tickets cost $18 and are available HERE. Refreshments provided. Raffle items featured.
#7) Wilmington Relay For Life is holding a Paint Night Fundraiser from 6pm to 9pm, at Magic Brush Pottery & Fused Glass (361 Main Street, Tewksbury). Tickets cost $35 each. $10 of each ticket is donated to the Wilmington Relay for Life. Reserve your seat HERE.
#8) There is a yard sale at 30 King Street from 10am to 2pm. Learn more HERE.
#9) 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.
#10) ICYMI: Read this powerful essay on discrimination from a Wilmington teen. The essay was recently published in Teen Ink HERE.
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