WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, December 15, 2018:
#1) Wilmington Community Chorus Holiday Party
The Wilmington Community Chorus will hold their first ever performance at 4pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue). They’ll be performing a selection of holiday songs and featuring a number of soloists from Wilmington and surrounding communities. The performance is free to the public and in addition to an afternoon of cheerful music, there will also be refreshments provided and a number of wonderful raffles provided by very generous local organizations and donors. 50% of the raffle ticket sale proceeds will go to the Wilmington Food Pantry.
#2) Mrs. Claus At Rocco’s
Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main Street) is hosting Mrs. Claus from noon to 3pm. Join in some craft fun and pictures with Ms.Claus. Ms. Claus will then read a Christmas story to the children while one of Santa’s helpers serves the children hot chocolates and cookies. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop at the Santa Station and write a Letter to Santa and put it in the North Pole Mailbox. The cost of this event is FREE. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unused, unopened toy to donate to the local kids in need.
#3) Santa At Dunkin Donuts
Santa Claus will be at Dunkin Donuts at 357 Middlesex Avenue, next to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, from 10am to noon. Bring your camera! Children are also invited to make an ornament for their Christmas tree.
#4) Santa At Sprint
Wilmington’s Sprint Store (260 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) is hosting Santa Claus from noon to 2pm. Residents are encouraged to come get a free photo with Santa. Questions? Contact the store at 978-223-2322.
#5) Office Hours With State Rep. Ken Gordon
State Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington along with all of Burlington and Bedford, will host the latest of his office hours from noon to 1pm at As Good As It Gets Cafe (35 Lowell Street). Representative Gordon will be available to answer questions and to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents of the district. Representative Gordon can be reached at his State House office number, (617) 722-2575, and at Kenneth.Gordon@mahouse.gov.
BONUS THINGS TO DO:
Drop Off Your Leaves
The Town’s Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, is open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents are allowed to use the facility. 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.
Poetry Circle At Library
The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its monthly Poetry Circle from 9:15am to 11:30am. Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alveras. Register HERE.
Book Store Next Door Open
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.
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