The Wilmington Insider For October 20, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.

In The Community: The Northside PAC, serving the Woburn Street and the North Intermediate Schools of Wilmington, will be holding their 41st Annual Pumpkin Fair from 9am-3pm at the Woburn Street School (227 Woburn Street, Wilmington). All residents are invited!

There will be a petting zoo, photo booth, games, crafts, pumpkin and cookie decorating and much more. Also be sure to check out the raffle table and the Wildcat apparel that will be for sale. There will be some terrific raffles!

All proceeds go to the Northside PAC to supplement funding for enrichment activities and supplies for both the Woburn Street and North Intermediate Schools. In prior years the Northside PAC has raised funds for iPads and netbooks for the schools, school beautification programs, end of the year activities and exciting enrichment programs for the students.

In The Community: The Wilmington Health Department is hosting a Town Wide Flu Clinic for residents ages 5 & up from 9am to noon at Wilmington Town Hall.

Here is what you need to know about the town’s flu clinics:

  • Free of Charge.
  • Remember to bring your insurance cards.
  • Vaccine will be available even if you do not have insurance.
  • Please do not arrive earlier than the specified time.
  • Anyone allergic to eggs or egg products must not take this vaccine.
  • Anyone with a fever should delay vaccination.
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Injectable vaccine and flu mist will be available. High dose will NOT be available.

In The CommunityHaunted Woods is back for its fifth year. Haunted Woods features nine scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street, Wilmington).  Attractions include a 3D Glow/Clown Room; Abandoned Classroom; “Black Out” Room with maze in the dark; Bloody Butcher Shop; Cemetery/Junkyard; Crazy Scientists’ Lab; a Farmer’s Worst Nightmare; Funeral Home; and Insane Asylum.

The event runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Friday, October 26; and Saturday, October 27.

Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street. Proceeds from the haunt will benefit the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern for the upkeep of the historical property. Learn more about Haunted Woods from its website. Follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Have a question about the event?  Contact Stephen at 978-933-1066 or info@friendshauntedproductions.com.

In The Community: The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is holding a Cornhole Tournament and Classic Car Rally.

  • The Cornhole Tournament begins at 1pm. There is a $20 team registration fee. Register your team by calling 978-658-4519.
  • The Classic Car Rally runs from noon to 4pm. No registration fee. Free admission. Snacks and beverages will be available.
  • The church’s Pumpkin Patch will also be open during the event. There is a large selection and variety of pumpkins on the church’s front lawn.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the church’s youth mission projects. Cash or check only.

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.

In The Library: Poetry Circle at 9:15am. No-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon at 1pm. Italian Genealogy at 2:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

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