10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (September 23, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are TEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Saturday, September 23, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, it will be mostly cloudy in Wilmington, then gradual clearing during the afternoon, with a high near 78. North wind around 6 mph.

#2) The Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting its seventh annual Shredding Day from 9am to noon in the Wilmington Town Common Parking Lot.  The event is free of charge to residents. Two shredding trucks will be on hand to handle the volume.  The event is meant for households.  The library reserves the right to limit the amount of shredding due to wait time or truck space. Paper clips, rubber bands, and staples do NOT need to be removed.  It’s important to note that the Wilmington Community Fund, which runs the Wilmington Food Pantry, is subsidizing the cost of the shredding trucks.  As a result, the library is encouraging all participants to bring nonperishable food items to the event.  All donations will be given to the Food Pantry.

#3) The Wilmington Conservation Commission invites residents of all ages to share a few hours of their time and participate in the Annual Town Clean-Up Day from 8am to noon.  The Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers to help beautify Wilmington’s conservation lands by removing litter and debris. Volunteers are asked to meet at the DPW Building (135 Andover Street) at 8am. Refreshments will be served and trash bags will be provided. Work gloves will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.  Please dress appropriately for woods and wetlands.

#4) Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, in partnership with Lahey Health, Winchester Hospital and Woburn Police, is hosting a free Back-To-School Safety Day to remind parents and kids of important safety tips as they start the school year, from 10am to 1pm, at Kennedy Middle School in Woburn (41 Middle Street). The Wilmington Police Department will be on hand for the fun. Learn more HERE.

#5) The Suburban Boston Fall Home Show will emanate from Wilmington’s  Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Friday, September 22 (11am-8pm); Saturday, September 23 (10am-8pm); and Sunday, September 24 (10am-6pm). Admission is free and parking is free.

#6) Wilmington High School (WHS) students will delight their audience with selections from hit Broadway shows in this year’s Broadway Revue at 2:30 PM in the Wilmington United Methodist Church’s hall (87 Church Street, Wilmington). Admission is $12 at the door. Free refreshments. 100% of the show’s proceeds will benefit the WHS Choral and Theatre Support (CATS) parent group.

#7) Several yard sales are happening in Wilmington today.  Learn more HERE.

#8) Several Wilmington High teams are in action today:

Saturday (Sept. 23)

#9) In addition to Shredding Day, the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding FOUR programs today:

  • Saturday Baby Times (9:30am)
  • Dads & Donuts (10:30am)
  • Pokemon Dodgeball on Swain Green (2:30pm)
  • Quidditch on Swain Green (3:30pm)

Learn more and register HERE.

#10) 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.

PLUS: 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.

PLUS: REMINDER — There is NO commuter rail service on the Lowell Line during the weekend, from August 5 to October 1. Instead, MBTA will be providing shuttle buses. Learn more HERE.

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