5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, October 24, 2019

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, October 24, 2019:

#1) RMLD’s Family-Friendly Open House 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites customers to attend an Open House  from 3pm to 6pm at RMLD’s Garage located at 218 Ash Street, Reading.

This fun and educational event will feature bucket truck rides, face painting, kids’ games and prizes, pumpkin decorating, a lineman for a day activity for the kids, lineman demos, and a plug-in electric vehicle showcase. RMLD staff will offer education on electricity, electrical safety, energy conservation, and information about RMLD rebate and efficiency programs. There will also be complimentary snacks, a raffle, and a special “birthday” celebration at 5:00 pm in recognition of RMLD’s 125th anniversary.

#2) Music Bingo Fundraiser In Memory Of Ceili Kinneen At Tremezo

In 2017, Wilmington 12-year-old Ceili Kinneen passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

To honor Ceili, her family is hosting a Music Bingo Night on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street).

“Together with friends, family and the community, we will celebrate the life of our sweet Ceili with three things she enjoyed so very much: love, laughter and music!,” said Kristen Wiercinski, Ceili’s aunt and one of the event’s organizers. “Our Music Bingo event will have several big music bingo games with fantastic prizes from local businesses as well as many raffles with wonderful items to win.”

Tickets cost $35. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the One Mission Resource Room at Boston Children’s Hospital.

“My brother and sister-in-law have requested that the funds raised go specifically to the One Mission Resource Room at Children’s,” added Wiercinski. “Their little family received compassionate care and support through the Resource Room when Ceili was a patient at Children’s and they would like to use this fundraiser as a way to give back to other families of sick children.”

The One Mission Resource Room allocates funding to programs and services that help families to cope on a daily basis with the many emotional and financial challenges that childhood cancer brings. These include family-centered care initiatives that:

  • Make the journey easier during treatment and hospitalization.
  • Provide emotional support to patients, parents and siblings.
  • Make the hospital experience less scary and stressful.
  • Provide financial relief to families in need.
  • Help to ease the daily toll of hospitalization.
  • Bring smiles to the faces of sick children.

If you cannot attend the fundraiser, but would like to support the One Mission Resource Room in honor of Ceili, make a donation to the CeiliStrong page HERE.

Event organizers are also asking local businesses to consider making a prize donation to the event’s raffle table.

“No donation would be considered too small as we endeavor to raise funds to support families faced with the unthinkable: the fear and uncertainty of childhood illness,” said Wiercinski.

To purchase a ticket, make a donation, or ask a question, email Wiercinski at kkinneen@yahoo.com.

#3) Open House For 8th Grade Parents At Wilmington High School

Wilmington High School is holding its Annual Open House for parents of 8th graders at 6:30pm. The event will begin with a brief presentation in the auditorium, followed by an interdisciplinary tour of the school.

#4) Toastmasters Ballardvale Club Meeting

Toastmasters Ballardvale Club meets from noon to 1pm at OSRAM (200 Ballardvale Street). Meet at visitors’ desk in the lobby of Entrance #2. Free parking. Memberships is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentations and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking Come and join us; guests are welcome; Contact Ellen Fan ellen.fan@smith-nephew.com or 617- 447-3505.

#5) Halloween Concert At Wilmington Library

The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Halloween Concert at 7pm with The Solstice Sackbuts. The talented trio, the Solstice Sackbuts, featuring David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens–on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones–will be chock full of spooky musical classics and Halloween favorites. Their repertoire will include pieces such as Danse Macabre, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Funeral March of a Marionette (theme music from Alfred Hitchcock Presents), as well as selections from The Phantom of the Opera and from television and movies. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Register HERE.

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