The Wilmington Insider For October 27, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 27, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Rain. Patchy fog after 11am. High near 48. Breezy, with an east wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Early Voting: Early voting continues today! The Town of Wilmington is offering early voting, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, in the Town Hall Auditorium.

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 Town of Wilmington is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with a “take back event” from 10am to 2pm at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). Wilmington residents are invited to anonymously surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction at this time. Officers will be on hand in the lobby to collect what’s dropped off. Can’t make it Saturday?  The Public Safety Building has a medication disposal bin in its lobby year-round, available 24/7.

In The CommunityHaunted 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 CommunityThe Learning Experience (220 Main Street) is holding its Fall Festival from 10am to 2pm.

The event will feature:

  • Bouncy Castles
  • DJ
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Carmel Apple Bar
  • Face Painting
  • Kona Ice Truck
  • Fall Crafts
  • Raffles
  • Games
  • Pizza
  • Yummy Treats

All money raised during the Fall Festival will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.

In The Community: Rocco’s Restaurant and Bar (190 Main Street) is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat Event from noon to 3pm. Decorated vehicles will be parked behind Rocco’s for children to enjoy Halloween festivities and candy! Costumes are required. There will be a guest appearance by Twister Magic Show. Coupons will given out for a FREE kid’s meal with a purchase of an adult meal.

In The CommunitySt. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church (4 Forest Street) is holding a Fall Fair from 10am to 2pm. The Fair promises gifts, crafts, holiday decorations, a country store, kitchen, cookie walk, raffles, and more.

In The Community: Calling all 1973 Wilmington High School Classmates! The class’s 45-Year Reunion will take place from 7pm to 11pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall.  Contact Karen Leary Brodigan at WHS1973grads@gmail.com to learn more and RSVP.

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: Saturday Baby Times at 9:30am. Stories & Sweets at 10:30am. Pokemon Club at 3pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

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