10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (February 4, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are 10 things you need to know in Wilmington for Saturday, February 4, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, it will be mostly sunny in Wilmington, with a high near 32. West wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

#2) Members of the Wilmington Rotary Club and WHS Rotary Interact Club will be participating in the Polar Plunge at Long Beach in Gloucester to raise money for polio. Learn more about the event, and how to donate, HERE.

#3) Wilmington Travel Basketball is holding a Parents Night Out Fundraiser at 8pm at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Lodge (777 South Street).  Dancing, raffles, cash bar and bring your own food!  Entertainment provided by Nuimage Entertainment. Tickets cost $20 each or 2 for $30. To purchase tickets, call 978-604-9570. Learn more HERE.

#4) Several Wilmington High School teams are in action today:

  • 10:00am — BOYS Varsity Wrestling @ Tyngsboro
  • 12:00pm — GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey @ Melrose
  • 2:00pm — BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Melrose (at Ristuccia)
  • 2:00pm — BOYS & GIRLS JV Winter Track @ Lexington

#5) The WHS Boys Hockey Team is hosting its annual “Pink in the Rink” game to raise awareness for breast cancer at 2pm at Ristuccia Arena. All baked goods and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at the Dana-Farber Institute.

#6) The Wilmington Youth Center (126 Middlesex Avenue, Villanova Hall) is open from 7pm to 9:30pm. The Center is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders who live in Wilmington.  Learn more about the Center, and how you can sign your child up, HERE.

#7) The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.

#8) The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.

#9) The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a meeting of its Writing Group at 9:15am. Learn more HERE.

#10) HAPPY RETIREMENT to Sgt. Dave Axelrod.  Friday was his last day with the Wilmington Police Department.

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