3 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, October 9, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 3 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, October 9, 2020:

#1) Hibernating Animals Scavenger Hunt

Welcome, Explorers, to our first Hibernating Animal Scavenger Hunt! Are you up for the challenge? Your mission is to find 6 out of 10 sleepy animals hiding in local businesses windows to earn yourself a hot chocolate kit!* Find all 10 and earn a bonus prize!

Kids of all ages can look in store front windows as you drive or walk along Lowell and Main Street in Wilmington from I-93 on Lowell Street up and into the Burlington Avenue/Church Street intersection on Main Street. There will be signs, with 10 different animals on them, hiding in 10 different store windows! No need to even go inside, signs will be facing out so you can see their furry faces from the outside.

Use the Beanstack app to track the creatures you’ve found! Login with your Summer Reading info or register and join the Hibernating Animals Scavenger Hunt Challenge. When you find a creature in a store window, click their activity badge in the app, and enter the location that you found them at to complete that badge! Links to videos or articles within badges are bonus material, if you want to learn more about that creature.

*Other prizes are available for those with allergies or need a non food related item.

To sign up on Beanstack, click here https://wilmlibrary.beanstack.com/reader365.

#2) Continue To Donate To WEF’s Textile Donation Bins

The Wilmington Educational Foundation has partnered with Baystate Textiles to raise funds through an ongoing textile recycling rebate program.

Bag up any of your unwanted footwear, clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals and place them in the donation boxes located outside each of Wilmington’s public schools. Donations can be in any condition as long as they’re clean and dry.

The Wilmington Educational Foundation will receive a rebate of $100 for every ton of textiles collected.  WEF earns thousands of dollars each year from this fundraiser.

#3) Pumpkin Patch At Wilmington United Methodist Church

The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) has organized its 5th Annual Pumpkin Patch. The Patch will be open from noon to 7pm during the week and 9am to 7pm on the weekends through Halloween (while supplies last).

There is a large selection and variety of pumpkins and gourds available for sale daily on the church’s front lawn. Credit cards will be accepted.

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