10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (May 13, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are TEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Saturday, May 13, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington may see some rain, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

#2) Why are flags at half-staff in Wilmington? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has the flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Monday, May 15th, 2017 in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

#3) The Yentile Farm Recreational Facility will have its official launch with an Open House from 10am to 3pm. All activities will be held rain or shine.

The occasion will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 10:00 am followed by comments from Yentile Farm Development Committee Chair, Judy O’Connell, and dedicated members of the community who helped bring this facility to life. After a warm welcome and ribbon cutting, games and activities will commence on the artificial turf field, event lawn, and basketball courts. Refreshments and snacks will be available thanks to generous donations by the Rotary Club of Wilmington and Wilmington Sons of Italy. A DJ sponsored by the Wilmington Community Fund will provide music for the occasion. The Open House format will allow attendees to come and go throughout the day.

As the event is expected to be well-attended, parking at the site will be limited. Additional parking will be available in a designated area at Textron, 201 Lowell Street, and in the two lots adjacent to Textron’s tennis courts (see map). For the safety of both pedestrians and motorists, attendees are asked not to park on Route 129 (Lowell Street), or Route 38 (Main Street).

As Yentile Farm Recreational Facility is a pet-free establishment, please remember to keep your pets safe at home.

#4) Wilmington High School’s Lamplighters Drama Guild presents Legally Blonde: The Musical at noon and 7pm in the WHS Auditorium (159 Church Street). Purchase your tickets HERE.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, seniors (65 and older) and children (under 12). Seating is RESERVED. Learn more HERE.

#5) Make your Mother’s Day gift giving easier this year! Boy Scout Troop 126 of Wilmington is holding a Car Wash and Flower Sale on Saturday from 10am to 2pm in the Fourth of July Building Parking Lot (142 Middlesex Avenue). A $5 donation is suggested for each car wash and flowers sale.

#6) REMINDER: The 25th Annual National Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place TODAY. To participate, leave a bag or bags of non-perishable food by your mailbox before your letter carrier’s normal pickup time. Your letter carrier will deliver the food to the Wilmington Food Pantry. Learn more about this national food drive HERE.

#7) Several Wilmington High sports teams are in action today:

  • 9:30 am (A) Boys Varsity Spring Track (Andover Boosters Invitational) Multiple Opponents @ Andover High School
  • 9:30 am (A) Girls Varsity Spring Track (Andover Boosters) Multiple Opponents @ Andover High School
  • 10:00 am (H) Girls Varsity Lacrosse (Swampscott High School) @ Wilmington High School
  • 11:30 am (H) Girls JV Lacrosse (Swampscott High School)

#8) Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting Karaoke with Winnell Entertainment at 8pm.

#9) 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.

#10) 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.

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