5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, October 16, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, October 16, 2020:

#1) Wilmington Firefighters To Provide Seniors A Free Drive-Thru Breakfast

Wilmington senior citizens are invited to grab a free delicious drive-thru breakfast prepared by Wilmington Firefighters on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9am at the Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street). The meal will include a breakfast sandwich, fruit, muffin and juice.

This event is free of cost thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department. Please call the Senior Center at 978-657-7595 to sign up. Limited space is available.

#2) DEADLINE: Wilmington Seniors Encouraged To Fill Out Survey To Help Plan New Senior Center

The Focus Group for a new Wilmington Senior Center has created a survey that Wilmington seniors are encouraged to complete. Print the survey HERE. Return the completed survey by mailing it to Buzzell Senior Center, 15 School Street, Wilmington, MA 01887 or by dropping it at the Senior Center’s Drop Box (near the Center’s Front Door), no later than Friday, October 16, 2020.

#3) Library Event: Mindfulness For Children (& Their Caregivers)

This 10am class, led by Sheryl White, is designed to practice mindfulness with the children and adults virtually, while modeling for the adults how to get the children to be more aware and in the present moment. Mindfulness can help children increase their attention span, focus and concentration, improve memory, better social functioning, self-esteem, reduces stress, and can improve relationships with parents.  In the virtual class there are simple and fun activities to encourage mindfulness and relaxation so that everyone can see it in action. The instructor uses a bag of props to engage in sensory activities to help practice being more present. For ages 3-6.Register HERE.

#4) 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.

#5) 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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