10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (September 29, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are TEN things you need to know in Wilmington for Friday, September 29, 2017.

#1) According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny in Wilmington, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

#2) Today is National Coffee Day. At Dunkin’ Donuts, any guest who purchases a medium, large or extra large cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee will receive an additional medium-sized hot coffee for free.

#3) The Boston Bull Riding Stampede will be held on Friday, September 29 at 8pm and Saturday, September 30 at 2pm and 8pm at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road, Wilmington). There will be pony rides, live bands, western vendors, and mechanical bull rides, plus a free BBQ Country Fest will be held on Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. General admission is $30 for adults (13 and up), $10 for children (6-12), with free admission for children (5 and under). VIP tickets are $40 and include hospitality bracelet to enjoy food and drinks, plus interaction with the cowboys and cowgirls. Senior citizens will receive $10 off per ticket. Active military and veterans will receive $15 off per ticket.

#4) The 8th Annual Italian Heritage Golf Classic, hosted by the Italian Heritage Month Committee and the Wilmington Sons of Italy, will take place today at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club on 210 Howe Street in Methuen. Registration will begin at 7:30am with tee time at 8:30am with a shotgun start and a scramble format. A donation of $125 per player includes a continental breakfast, breakfast sandwich at the turn, green fees, golf cart, goodie bag, gift, and a buffet luncheon. There will be contests on the course, a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle table. Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place teams and a special award will be given to the top team representing a Sons of Italy lodge. For more information, contact Kevin Caira at 978-657-7734. Proceeds to benefit Italian Heritage Scholarship Fund, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

  • Needleworkers (10am-noon)
  • Drop-In Preschool Storytime (10am-11am)

Learn more HERE.

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

  • Video Exercise (10:00am)
  • Special Exercise (11:00am)
  • Bingo (1:00pm)
  • Cards (1:30pm)

Learn more HERE.

#7) A few WHS sports teams are in action today:


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

#9) REMINDER — Wilmington Public Schools is having an EARLY RELEASE DAY today.

#10) Read WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville’s latest blog post HERE.

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