5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, October 31, 2019

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, October 31, 2019:

#1) Happy Halloween, Wilmington!

Wilmington’s trick or treating is ON despite the rain. The town doesn’t have an official set time.

“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,” Town Manager Jeff Hull told Wilmington Apple last year. “To my knowledge, we have not had a problem with this unofficial approach.”

The sun is scheduled to set in Wilmington at 5:39pm tonight.

#2) Wilmington Educational Foundation’s Joanne Benton WEF Walk

The Joanne Benton WEF Walk has become one of the most popular and largest annual fundraising events benefitting our schools. The Walk reinforces WPS’s belief that physical activity and physical education enhance health and academic success.

Students (PreK-Grade 5) are encouraged to ask family & friends to sponsor them in this Halloween walk. Kids are invited to wear Halloween costumes, favorite sports team shirts, or orange and black attire for the walk. Parents are welcome to watch and take pictures.

This year’s hours:

  • Boutwell: 9:00 & 12:30
  • Wildwood: 9:30 & 12:45
  • Shawsheen: 2:15
  • Woburn St: 1:30
  • North: 1 – 1:30 (4th Gr); 12:15 – 12:45 (5th Gr.);
  • West: 9:55 – 10:40

Last year, thanks in large part to the Walk fundraising efforts, WEF provided over $15K to all Wilmington schools towards innovative curriculum programs, new technology, Educator Exploration and for miscellaneous needs such as musical instruments, Buddy benches and mindfulness programs. Funds also sponsor the district-wide STEM Fair and defray costs for the 2020 Art Fair next spring. For a list of grant funding for your school peruse our Grants page on our website at www.wilmingtonedfoundation.org.

Your donation not only helps your student, but all Wilmington schools now and for years to come. Please consider donating to the WEF. You can also donate online for the Walk by clicking one of the DONATE icons on our website.

Without your efforts, WEF wouldn’t be able to make these funds available to our schools.

#3) Halloween Party At Wilmington Library

The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Children’s Halloween Party at 10am. Come dressed in your Halloween costume.  We’ll read stories, play games, and make a spooky craft. Ages 3-6. Register HERE.

#4) Halloween Party At Wilmington Senior Center

The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its annual Halloween Party from noon to 2pm. There will be lunch, games and winners for the best costume. Register at the Center’s Front Desk.

#5) DEADLINE: WMS Best Buddies Sock Drive

The Wilmington Middle School’s Best Buddies has organized its 2nd Annual Socktober Sock Drive.

Donations of NEW socks should be placed in the large cardboard boxes located in the Wilmington Middle School Lobby through October 31, 2019.

All socks will be donated to the New England Center and Home for Veterans in Boston.

Sock Drive

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