8 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (April 21, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are EIGHT things you need to know in Wilmington for Friday, April 21, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington will see rain. Patchy fog. High near 49. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

#2) The Aleppo Shriners Circus is holding THREE shows at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) TODAY at 10am, 2pm and 7pm. Tickets cost $10.  Call 1-800-700-0013 to purchase tickets.  Tickets will also be available at the Box Office. Parking is free. The circus will include 12 acts, including 4 new elephants and 14 tigers. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Auditorium.

#3) Ristuccia Arena (190 Main Street) is holding public skating from noon to 2pm. Public skating costs $5 per person.

#4) Whole Foods Market Andover is sponsoring a FREE Recycling Collection Event with M&K Recovery on Friday, April 21, from 1pm to 6pm, in the Whole Foods parking lot (40 Railroad Street, Andover) as part of their Earth Day celebration.  Learn more HERE.

#5) Savers, located at 235 Main Street in the Wilmington Crossing Plaza, is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Shawsheen/West PAC on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.  The store is open from 9am to 9:30pm on those dates. Savers is seeking donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding/towels, electrical items, toys and games, kitchen items, knick-knacks, and sporting goods. The Shawsheen/West PAC will receive 20 cents per pound for soft goods collected and 10 cents per pround for hard goods collected.  Make sure to present the flyer or tell the employees at the drop-off center that you’re donation to support the PAC.

#6) The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding TWO programs:

  • Dramatic Adventure Yoga (10am-11am)
  • R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club (3:45pm-4:45pm)

Learn more and register HERE.

#7) The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its regular Friday activities:

  • Video Exercise (10am)
  • Brain, Body, Fitness Class (11:45am)
  • Bingo (1pm)
  • Cards (1pm)

Learn more HERE.

#8) There are several Wilmington High sports teams in action today:

  • 10:00 am (A) Girls Varsity Softball vs Melrose High School @ Pine Banks Park
  • 10:00 am (A) Girls JV Softball vs Melrose High School @ Melrose Commons
  • 3:45 pm (A) Boys Varsity Baseball vs Melrose High School @ Morelli Field Melrose
  • 3:45 pm (A) Boys JV Baseball vs Melrose High School @ Pine Banks Park

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