The Wilmington Insider For October 31, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, October 31, 2017:

In The News:

Close Calls: The Boston Globe highlighted two Wilmington families which dealt with falling trees that almost did major damage to their homes on early Monday morning during the storm.

Happening Today:

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Traffic Advisory: Butters Row Bridge will be closed through November 10. The MassDOT are repairing damaged bridge timber deck planks and timber stringers. Work will take place daily from 7am to 7pm. Detour routes are posted HERE.

Fall Yardwaste: The Town will collect leaves and grass clippings placed in biodegradable paper bags or uncovered barrels at curbside on regular trash collection days over the next five weeks.

Happy Halloween: Trick or treating is STILL on for tonight. There is no “official” time — parents should use their best judgement. Also, The Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) is holding its annual WEF Walk — recently renamed the Joanne Benton WEF Walk — TODAY. Students (kindergarten through Grade 5) are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them in this walk. They are invited to wear Halloween costumes, favorite sports team shirts, or orange and black colors for the walk. Each school will conduct the walk on Tuesday, October 31 during the school day.  Sponsor sheets can be found HERE.

In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday at 6:45pm. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.

In The Community (Part 2): Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.

Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.

At The Library: Storytime for Threes at 9:30am. Storytime for Fours & Fives at 10:30am. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Halloween Party from 2pm to 4pm.  [Learn more HERE.]

At The Town Museum: The Town Museum on Salem Street is open today from 10am to 2pm.

(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)

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