The Wilmington Insider For October 28, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, October 28, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: A chance of rain before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

In The Community: The Wilmington Recreation Department is sponsoring the 51st Annual Horribles Parade. The parade will leave the Public Safety Building at 4:30pm. A fire engine will lead the parade down Church Street to the High School Cafeteria where treats will await all costumed children. In case of inclement weather, participants should go directly to the Wilmington High School Cafeteria. Boys and girls should bring a bag to carry their treats.

In The Community: Cub Scout Pack 126 of Wilmington will be presenting its fourth annual Haunted House from 5pm to 7pm at Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), located behind St. Thomas. There will be a $2 donation collected at the door. This town favorite and Cub Scout tradition will take place immediately after the Horribles Parade. There will be fun for all ages. The event is appropriate for kids in Grades K to 5.

In The Community: Austin Prep is hosting its Annual Admissions Open House for prospective students in grades 6 through 12 from 11am to 2pm. Students and teachers will illustrate  the school’s challenging academic programs through classroom demonstrations and tours. All visitors will hear about the Austin Journey from Headmaster James Hickey, Ph.D., and have the chance to talk with current parents. Families will meet coaches, music and art directors, and club moderators. Light refreshments will be served. Register for the Open House at

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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