WILMINGTON, MA — Here are TEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
#1) According to the National Weather Service, Wilmington will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
#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 in honor of Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Edmund T. Ryan, a Massachusetts native combat veteran who served on the USS Oklahoma and was killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
#3) The new Wilmington High School Girls Varsity Basketball Coach will be announced to the team and public at 10am in the WHS Large Instruction Room.
#4) The 2017 “Sounds of Summer” Concert series wraps up on the Wilmington Town Common from 6:30pm to 8pm, with a return performance from Jimmy & The Jesters. “Mr. Rock & Roll” Jimmy Merrick & The Jesters will perform the oldies and classic country tunes the way you remember them. Bring dinner, chairs or a blanket, and relax on the Town Common to the sweet sounds of summer.
#5) The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm at Wilmington Town Hall (Room 9). Read the agenda HERE. The gas station proposal on Lowell Street and West Street is on the agenda.
#6) The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding FOUR programs today:
- Tech Help Drop-In (2pm-3pm)
- Penguins & Popsicles (3pm-4pm)
- Animal World Experience (6:30pm-7:30pm)
- The Smartphone Simplified (7pm-8:30pm)
Learn more and register HERE.
#7) The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its normal Wednesday activities:
- SBF Exercise (9:45am)
- Special Exercise (11am)
- Country Line Dancing (1pm)
Learn more HERE.
#8) The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.
#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 Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.
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