The Wilmington Insider For September 23, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, September 23, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

In The Community: The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce is holding its 14th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk. Day-of registration and sign-in takes place from 8am to 9:30am at 10 Waltham Street (WCTV). Runners/walkers line up at start lines sat 9:45am. Shotgun start at 10am. Race day registration for the Half Marathon is $40 and $25 for the 5K. Learn more HERE.

In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.

In The Community: There is a yard sale happening in Wilmington today. Find out where HERE.

In The Community: We’re One Wilmington always believes many people acting together in kindness can total a large difference and no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. WOW is organizing a drive to assist a Wilmington family in need, the fire victims in Lawrence and the Hurricane Victims in Wilmington, North Carolina who have been displaced and evacuated from their homes. It may be weeks or months before they can return to their homes. Some will never be able to return.

WOW is encouraging the citizens of Wilmington to team up and support our neighbors on their massive recovery. This weekend, they hope to “Fill a Truck” for Lawrence, MA and Wilmington, NC. Items can be dropped off at the Shawsheen School Soccer Field Pavilion on Saturday, September 22 from 9-4 and Sunday, September 23 from 12-4. If you cannot drop off at this location during these times, please email jomarie0525@yahoo.comto arrange for a pick up. WOW is also looking for volunteers to help collect and organize donations at these times. You can sign up to help at

In The Community:  The Parish of the Transfiguration’s Charities Committees will be holding its annual collection to benefit the Mission of Deeds during all masses on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Donations may dropped off a Villanova Hall on Saturday, September 22 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, and Sunday, September 23, from 7am to 1pm. Requested items include:

  • Kitchen: Pots & Pans, Silverware, Glasses, Mugs, Baking Pans, Mixing Bowls, Coffee Makers/Tea Kettles, Toasters/Toaster Ovens, Blenders/Mixers, Dish Towels/Pot Holders
  • New Linens: Bed Pillows, Twin Size Sheets, Twin Size Blankets, Twin Size Comforters, Full/Queen Sheets, Full/Queen Blankets, Full/Queen Comforters, Towels, Face Cloths
  • Household: Lamps, Microwaves, Vacuums, Framed Art Work, Clocks/Alarm Clocks, Irons/Ironing Band, Fans
  • Children: Books, DVDs, Toddler Beds, Pack ‘N Plays

In The CommunityThe Suburban Boston Fall Home Show will emanate from Wilmington’s Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Friday, September 21 (11am-8pm); Saturday, September 22 (10am-8pm); and Sunday, September 23 (10am-6pm). Admission is free and parking is free.

In The CommunityThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.

MBTA Reminder: There will be no weekend commuter rail service on the Lowell Line (Wilmington Center) until December. A free shuttle bus will be available. Learn more HERE.

Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:

  • This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.
  • This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.
  • Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.

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

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