15 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (April 4, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are FIFTEEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington will see rain. Patchy fog after 9am. High near 43. East wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

#2) Why are flags at half-staff today? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately until the day of interment in honor of Massachusetts State Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly, Fourth Middlesex district, of Arlington, MA who passed away on April 2, 2017.

#3) Wilmington Candidates Night takes place TONIGHT at WCTV’s studio (10 Waltham Street). The evening is sponsored by the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, WCTV, Reading Cooperative Bank and the Town Crier.  Selectmen candidates debate at 7pm. School Committee candidates debate 8pm. Both debates will air LIVE on WCTV’s Government Channel (Comcast 22 / Verizon 38) and stream online HERE.

#4) Nationally recognized speaker and author Ed Gerety will address parents and students (Grades 4-12) at 6:30pm in the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium.What does it take to be a leader? We all want our kids to become life-long learners, to exercise sound judgment, and to become responsible, contributing members of society. How can we, as parents, guide our children to take positive risks, feel empowered, and dream big?

This past December Mr. Gerety spoke at the middle school and his program received rave reviews. The evening presentation will enable parents to hear what Mr. Gerety is saying to the kids in terms of respect, character, appreciation, leadership, and attitude. For more information about Ed Gerety, go to http://www.EdGerety.com.

#5) The Board of Health meets at 5:30pm at Town Hall (Room 9). Read the agenda HERE.

#6) The Finance Committee meets at 6:30pm at Town Hall (Auditorium). Read the agenda HERE.

#7) The Planning Board meets at 7:30pm at Town Hall (Room 9). Read the agenda HERE.

#8) The Wilmington & Boutwell School Advisory Council meets from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. Read the agenda HERE.

#9) Planning Director Valerie Gingrich is speaking with residents at the Wilmington Memorial Library from 3:30pm to 4:30pm to discuss the Facility Master Plan options.  Learn more HERE.

#10) The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding THREE programs:

  • Cookin’ The Books (noon)
  • Art Adventures: Asian Pagoda Drawings (3:45pm-4:45pm)
  • Teen Trivia Night (6:30pm-7:30pm)

Learn more and register HERE.

#11) The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) will be holding its usual Tuesday programs:

  • 9:00am — Zumba
  • 10:30am — Aerobics
  • 12:30pm — Wii Bowling

Learn more HERE.

#12) The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Explore Wilmington’s history! Learn more HERE.

#13) The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street, Tewksbury) holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday at 6:45pm. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.

#14) Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones.  Spend the day playing cards, board games, or just chatting with folks!  A luncheon is served as noon.  There are NO fees. The KofC Hall is handicap accessible.

#15) Red Heat Tavern is holding its weekly bar trivia (pub quiz) with Geeks Who Drink from 7pm to 9pm. Learn more HERE.

PLUS: The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services is providing free income tax assistance through American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Wilmington residents ages 60 and older may schedule an appointment by calling the Buzzell Senior Center at 978-657-7595. The program runs every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm through Tuesday, April 11 at the Wilmington Senior Center.

PLUS: Join DPW Operations Manager and Town Tree Warden Jamie Magaldi, PE, MCA for his presentation, “Massachusetts Fertilizer Regulations & Soils-Based Turf Management” from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Wilmington Town Hall (Room 9).

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