The Wilmington Insider For August 4, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, August 4, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 81. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

In The Community: The Children’s Theatre Workshop of Wilmington is running a production of “Anything Goes” at 2pm AND 7pm in the Wilmington High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the door.

In The Community: Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). Doors open at 4pm.  Lice music begins at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm with Stars vs. Stripes Boston, followed by the Boston Massacre versus the Orangeville All-Stars at 7pm.  An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party. Tickets are $12 (advance) and $16 (at the door) for adults; $6 (advance) and $8 (at the door) for kids (6-17); and kids under 6 are free. There is a small fee for online purchases. Discounted tickets are available for large groups, as is a VIP Package.  Purchase your tickets HERE. Join the Facebook event HERE.  Learn more about the league HERE.

In The Community:  Want to try a Triathlon? Swim 400 yards, Bike 12 miles, Run 2 miles? Try the “Silver Lake Tri!” TriFury, a local triathlon group, are extremely excited to announce the second annual Silver Lake Try the Tri Triathlon Series in Wilmington beginning at 7:30am. This unique event is geared towards both novice beginners and those more experienced looking for a practice “race.” The open water swim in beautiful Silver Lake will have a beginners buoy, giving you a chance to shorten the swim if so desired. You can also choose to make it a duathon (bike/run only) or aquabike (swim/bike only). Any questions? Please email Dave Tyler at davidatyler@yahoo.com or Kristen Kelley at skydiverkk@gmail.com. Entry fee is $20 for TriFury members, and $30 for first time non-member guests. The event is limited to 35 participants. Registration can be found online HERE. The course can be found HERE.

In The Community: There is a yard sale taking place this weekend on Saturday (8am-5pm) and Sunday (8am-5pm) at 1 Rustic Lane, a dead end street off of Salem Street. Learn more HERE.

In The Community:  The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, August 4, 2018 into Sunday, August 5, 2018. Wilmington is one of the 54 cities and towns in Middlesex County. The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and remove drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roads. The Checkpoint also raises the public’s awareness of law enforcement’s efforts to combat this serious issue. The Sobriety Checkpoint is funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

In The Community: Town Beach is open. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Here’s what you need to know.

In The Community: 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.

In The Community: 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.

(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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