5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, August 13, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, August 13, 2020:

#1) Wilmington’s ‘On The Fence Players’ Presents ‘The Children’s Hour’ With Outdoor Performance

On The Fence Players, a Wilmington-based theatre company for Wilmington teens and young adults, will present a staged reading of Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30pm outside the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).

Bring a lawn chair, look for the six-feet-apart markers, and put on your mask! Viewing the performance will be free, but donations will be accepted for local non-profit theater. Produced and directed by Julia Burke, the performance is Rated PG-13 for some suggestive language and a simulated gun shot.

About “The Children’s Hour:” Dramatist Play Service credit’s Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” as “One of the great successes of this distinguished writer… about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.”

On The Fence Players was founded in 2014 by Wilmington’s Nikk Tetreault. This is the company’s 7th annual summer production.

On The Fence Players

#2) Library On The Lawn

Would you like to browse and checkout books and DVDs?  Be sure to stop by the front of the library from 5pm to 7pm to peruse several carts of both adult and children’s materials.  Masks are required and we ask all to respect social distancing. This event will not take place during inclement weather.

#3) Virtual Baby Time At Wilmington Memorial Library

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding Baby Time at 10am on Zoom. This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event. Register HERE.

#4) Wilmington Students Can Pickup ‘Grab & Go’ Breakfasts & Lunches Curbside Outside WHS 

Wilmington Food Services will continue to put forward best efforts to feed our students during this time and will be preparing bagged breakfasts and lunches out of our kitchen at Wilmington High School. These meals will be available for any students, regardless of which school you attend in the District, and will be prepared in our safe and sanitary environment by Wilmington staff.

You may pick up all breakfast and lunches outside the Events Entrance at WHS (off of Adams Street) every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. We ask you pull your vehicle up to the curb, pop your car trunk or hatch and we will gladly place the meals inside your vehicle.

This is available to all students, including students attending other schools outside the district, residing in Wilmington.

We want to make sure you enjoy your breakfast & lunch safely:

  • All refrigerated items should be kept cold, under 41 degrees
  • All frozen food should be kept frozen until ready to heat
  • Discard any items after 5 days
  • All food is fully cooked but you may choose to microwave some items if you do please:
    o remove all wrapping and use microwave safe dish
    o lunch and breakfast items such as breakfast sandwiches have heating instructions and should be heated until internal temperature of 165 degrees

If you have any questions, please call Mary Palen at 978-694-6064 or contact via email mary.palen@wpsk12.com.

#5) Wilmington Library Hold Virtual Lego Club Meeting

The Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting an online LEGO club at 4pm via Zoom. Build LEGOs (or whatever building materials you have at your house) at the same time as other LEGO fans online.  At the end, you can share what you made during the time, and show one other item that you may have already built at home.  Ages 5+. Register HERE.

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