5 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (November 20)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are 5 things you need to know in Wilmington for Sunday, November 20, 2016.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington will see a chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. West wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

#2) Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show stops at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington on Saturday, November 19, 10am-4pm, and Sunday, November 20, 10am-4pm.  The event touts 90+ exhibitors from across the country; 400+ tables of trains for sale; huge operating model train displays; trains kids can operate; trains kids can ride; free workshops and demonstrations; and free door prize giveaways. Learn more, including ticket information, HERE.

#3) The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its Festival of Trees on Friday, November 18 (4pm to 8pm); Saturday, November 19 (9am to 8pm); and Sunday, November 20 (9am to 6pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This new event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle.  The event also features Pictures with Santa, Duck Fishing for Kids, a Wine Pull, a Raffle Room, and live music. Admission costs just 50 cents.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aleppo Shriners General Fund. Learn more HERE.

#4) Barnes & Noble is hosting a bookfair to benefit Wilmington’s Strings Attached today at their Burlington location (98 Middlesex Turnpike).  Simply present the attached flyer when purchasing your items and a percentage of each purchase will benefit Strings Attached. There will be special performances by WHS Strings students from 2pm to 4pm. Learn more, including a way to help the Strings via online shopping, HERE.

#5) Boston Auctions (355 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its weekly Indoor Flea Market from 8am to 4pm. Learn more HERE.

PLUS: The Catholic Community of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s Charities Committee is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive this weekend to help families in need within the St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s parishes, as well as the Wilmington and Tewksbury Food Pantries. Donations can be left inside the entrances of both St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20. Learn more HERE.

PLUS: 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.

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