10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (May 27, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are TEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Saturday, May 27, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, it will be mostly cloudy in Wilmington, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

#2) As part of the town’s Memorial Day celebration, the veterans’ graves at Wildwood Cemetery will be decorated at 8am and the veteran memorials and squares will be decorated beginning at 10:15am.  The public is invited to both.  Learn more HERE.

#3) Laps for Life, a team participating in this year’s Wilmington-Billerica Relay For Life, will be holding a Car Wash on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 9am to 1pm, in the Fourth of July Building’s parking lot.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the American Cancer Society.

#4) Barnes & Noble is holding a book fair to benefit Wilmington-based iPods for Wounded Veterans. The book fair takes place at the Burlington Barnes & Noble (98 Middlesex Turnpike) on  Saturday, May 27 (9am-11pm); Sunday, May 28 (10am-9pm); and Monday, May 29 (9am-9pm). People can also participate online by visiting bn.com/bookfair from May 27 through June 2. Simply use Bookfair ID 12079950 at the in-store checkout or before checking out online. A percentage of in-store and online purchases will benefit iPods for Wounded Veterans. For more information about the organization, visit ipodsforwoundedveterans.org.

#5) Happy Retirement to Bob Burke, the Senior Center’s longtime van driver.

#6) Congratulations to the 2017-2018 WHS Soundscape members:

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

  • 10:00 am (H) Boys Varsity Baseball (Scanlon Tournament Wilm vs. Gt) Multiple Opponents @ Wilmington High School
  • 10:00 am (H) Boys JV Baseball (Scanlon Tournament Wilm vs. Gt) Multiple Opponents @ Wilm – North School
  • 12:00 pm (H) Girls Varsity Softball (Woburn) @ Town Park, Rte. 38
  • 1:00 pm (H) Boys Varsity Baseball (Scanlon Tournament – Wincheste) Multiple Opponents @ Wilmington High School
  • 1:00 pm (H) Boys JV Baseball (Scanlon Tournament – Wincheste) Multiple Opponents @ Wilm – North 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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