5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Sunday, January 17, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Sunday, January 17, 2021:

#1) Sign Up For Upcoming Curbside Pick-Up Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

The Wilmington United Methodist Church’s Outreach Committee is hosting a Curbside Pick-Up Pasta Dinner on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 5:30pm outside the Church (87 Church Street).

Enjoy this pasta dinner featuring homemade sauce, meatballs, spaghetti, fresh baked rolls, salad and dessert for a free will donation with curbside pick-up.

Come to the church parking lot, pop your trunk, and volunteers will place the take-out meals there. Stop at the donation bucket and add what you can to it.

Reserve your dinners by January 20, 2021 by calling the church office at 978-658-4519 or registering HERE.

All monies raised will benefit the Wilmington United Methodist Church’s outreach missions.

The dinner will be prepared in the church’s licensed kitchen, by a ServeSafe certified crew, following current COVID-19 virus safety guidelines.

#2) WCTV Is Looking For Podcasters  

Thinking about creating your own Podcast? Wilmington Community Television can help! Contact the station to take a tour of WCTV’s dedicated Podcasting studio and find out what all the buzz is about in the Podcasting world! Call 978-657-4066 or email info@wctv.org.

#3) RMLD Encourages Customers To Donate To Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund’s “Give The Gift Of Warmth” Campaign

The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund’s (GNEF) 2021 “Give the Gift of Warmth” campaign is now underway with the goal of raising $500,000 to provide energy assistance to more than 1,500 households in need throughout the Commonwealth. The Fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses.

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) customers who wish to support the Fund can “Give the Gift of Warmth” by using the green-colored Good Neighbor Energy Fund donation envelope found as an insert in their January electric bill. Customers can also donate online by visiting www.magoodneighbor.org, or by mailing a check payable to “Good Neighbor Energy Fund” to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, c/o The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, Massachusetts 02021-1408.

Those in need of assistance can apply to the Fund by visiting a local Salvation Army Corps Community Center or by calling 800-334-3047. This campaign year’s Fund disbursement is $300 per eligible household per heating season. Household gross income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state’s median income levels to qualify. The Salvation Army, which administers the Fund, pays the energy provider directly.

The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is often the last resort for families who do not qualify for federal and state assistance programs. The GNEF has raised more than $22.5 million and assisted over 91,250 households in need since its inception in 1985.

#4) Use The Wilmington Library’s Free Digital Resources

Take advantage of the following digital resources while hunkering down and staying safe during the winter months. If you do not have a library card, you can get one remotely by going to www.wilmlibrary.org.

Overdrive (aka “Libby” app on your smartphone): Find ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies.

Hoopla: Find ebooks, TV shows, audiobooks and comics. Simultaneous use means titles always available.

Kanopy: Stream classic movies, Indie hits, documentaries and more.

Freegal: Download and keep up to five songs per week. Stream up to three hours per day.

Tumble Book Library: Animated picture books, read-along chapter books and more for children.

Creative Bug: Find over 1000 video classes on knitting, sewing, cooking and other crafts.

Ancestry Library: Do genealogy research with this database that covers billions of records from census data to directories, and photos to family trees. Access from home is available for a limited period of time. 

#5) Read This Week’s Grocery Store Circulars

Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:

  • This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.
  • This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.
  • Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.

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