The Wilmington Insider For November 18, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, November 18, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind.

In The Community: The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its annual Festival of Trees on Friday, November 16 (5pm to 8pm); Saturday, November 17 (10am to 5pm); and Sunday, November 18 (10am to 4pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle.  The event also features Photos with Santa, Holiday Music, Delicious Treats, DIY Holiday Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, and Aleppo Clowns, plus the HONS Craft Fair. Admission costs just $1. (Children 3 and under are free.)  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aleppo Shriners General Fund.  For more information, contact David Veo at 617-777-3303 or Laura Veo at 617-908-8513, or email

In The Community: All aboard! Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show stops in Wilmington on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, November 18, from 10am to 4pm at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). Greeberg’s Great Train & Toy Show is the largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country. The show is geared towards the general public and towards modelers and hobbyists, featuring hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.

The show features:

  • Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale
  • Exhibitors from Across the Country
  • Huge Operating Model Train Displays
  • Free Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Riding Train for Kids and Adults
  • Interactive Slot Car Racetrack
  • Model Trains That Kids Can Operate
  • Free Door Prize Giveaways
  • Free Test Track – Test Run Your Trains at the Show
  • Plus Much, Much More!

Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday. (On-site ticket sales are cash only.) Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE and do NOT need a ticket. Parking is FREE.

In The Community: Barnes & Noble is hosting a bookfair to benefit Wilmington String Orchestra on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at their Burlington location (98 Middlesex Turnpike). Simply present the flyer below when purchasing your items and a percentage of each purchase will benefit Strings. There will be special performances by WHS Strings students from 2pm to 4pm. Can’t make the bookfair on November 18th?  You can still participate by visiting http://www.BN.COM/bookfairs from November 18 to November 23 by using ID 12441929 at checkout.

In The Community: The Wilmington-based Merrimack Valley A Cappella, an award-winning, women’s chorus, invites you and your loved ones to its annual show on Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 2pm to 4pm, at the Wynn Middle School (1 Griffin Way) in Tewksbury. This year’s theme, “A New Chapter: An Afternoon of Stories of Songs,” hints at a format that will be carried by stories and narration, and expressed fully in song.

This show is usually performed in November, near Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, and both of those sentiments are usually weaved into their show with patriotic songs and songs of hope and love. Bring your music fans, your beloved Veteran and children, too. The Merrimack Valley A Cappella Chorus’ show always leaves audiences full of hope and in-touch with their dreams. Tickets cost $18 and are available at the door. Advanced tickets will also be available to purchase online.

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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