The Wilmington Insider For October 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Trick Or Treating: Wilmington has no “official” trick or treating hours.

“We tell families that trick or treating starts when it gets dark, with the expectation that most families with young children will conclude that a couple of hours is enough time to be out gathering treats,” says Town Manager Jeff Hull. “To my knowledge, we have not had a problem with unofficial approach.”

On Halloween, the sun is scheduled to set in Wilmington at 5:38pm.

Early Voting: Early voting continues today! The Town of Wilmington is offering early voting, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, 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 8am to 2pm. 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.

At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wilmington High School Advisory Committee meets at 3pm in the school’s Main Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Educational Foundation’s Joanne Benton WEF Walk take places at Wilmington Schools (PreK-5)! Feel free to make an online donation HERE.

In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Planning & Conservation invites residents to a community workshop from 9:45am to 10:45am at the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue). Come learn about a proposed zoning change to provide affordable housing units in town (“Inclusionary Zoning”). The library’s second-floor Banda Room will be set up with informational posters and staff will be on-hand to answer questions and hear your thoughts.

In The Community: The Wilmington Rotary Club is excited to host Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan at its meeting at noon at Tremezzo (2 Lowell Street). The public is invited to attend to hear what the Middlesex DA’s office is doing to keep the community safe.

In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.

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. Learn more HERE.

At The Library: Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. Tech Help Drop-In at 2pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more 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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