WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, May 5, 2019:
#1) Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect
The town’s plastic bag ban bylaw will go into effect this Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw will ban thin film single-use plastic checkout bags from stores and restaurants. Bag litter detracts from Wilmington’s natural beauty, is harmful to wildlife. Plastic bags are difficult to dispose of. They cannot be part of single stream recycling, and moreover only 5 -10% are recycled today. They end up in the environment. The bylaw does not restrict other uses of plastic bags such as for newspapers, dry cleaning, and produce bags within a grocery store. Learn more HERE.
#2) We’re One Wilmington’s 9th Annual 5K Run For Wilmington / Kim Forte Walk
We’re One Wilmington (WOW) will host its ninth annual 5K Run for Wilmington / Kim Forte walk at 11aam, featuring a fun-filled morning of entertainment, friendly competition and community spirit. Participants will gather at the Wilmington Town Common to celebrate both the life of Kim Forte and the amazing spirit of this very special town. The course is fast and flat (and now USATF Certified) and is ideal for all ages and athletic abilities. Last year’s event attracted runners, walkers and spectators from Wilmington and surrounding towns.
Proceeds from the road race will be used, in part, to fund the WOW scholarship program, which has awarded $8,500 annually to deserving Wilmington students over the past nine years. For the sixth year, WOW will also donate $3 per youth and $5 per adult registration back to local non-profit organizations selected by registered participants. Since we have started this tradition, our participants have raised over $20,000 for many deserving Wilmington organizations.
#3) Wilmington Farmers Market
The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).
May 5 Farmers Market Lineup:
- Arrowhead Farm
- Ma & Pa’s Pickles
- Polish Prince Pierogis
- Purple Carrot Bread
- Seafood Express
- Sweet Lydia’s
- Bee Balm Co.
- Emmett’s Edibles
- Grateful Tastes
- Grazing Platter Boards
- KC Styles Jewelry & Accessories
- Rustic Life Farm Soap
- Susan Anton LMT
- Wilmington Clay Works
- Kids Table: Great Creative with Clay
#4) Wilmington Town Museum Open House
The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm. The Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is owned by the town and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the town of Wilmington. The Museum is housed in an historic 18th century tavern which is an excellent example of quality construction practices of the late 18th century. Exhibits are also on display in the adjacent late 19th century carriage house.
#5) 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.
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