5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Monday, February 1, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, February 1, 2021:

#1) Library Event: Native Seed Balls 

The Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting a presentation on “Native Seed Balls” at 7pm. Native wildflowers have declined greatly due to loss of habitat resulting in a decline in our native pollinators – insects, birds, bats, and other animals. In this workshop, you will learn the process of making and distributing native seed balls, which are a great way to restore native plants to disturbed areas. Seed packets and materials will be available for pick up prior to the program. Presented by Ginger Laurits, a Maine Master Gardener Volunteer and volunteer for Wild Seed Project www.wildseedproject.net.  Please register via Zoom.

After registering, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood (cwood@wilmlibrary.org) Specify the type of seed packet you want:
1. sunny dry sites
2. sun/part shade, medium to moist sites
3. shady/dry to medium sites
4. sunny, wet sites/drainage ditches.

#2) Shawsheen Tech’s Application Deadline Is TODAY

8th grade Wilmington families can apply online for the Class of 2025 for free HERE.

#3) Nomination Papers Are Available For Town Election

Interested in running for an elected office in Wilmington this year?

Nomination papers are now available in the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office. Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-658-2030 to arrange pickup.

The following seats will be up for grabs in this year’s election:

  • ONE three-year seat on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen (currently held by Chairman Jonathan Eaton)
  • TWO three-year seats on the Wilmington School Committee (currently held by David Ragsdale & MJ Byrnes)
  • ONE three-year seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee (currently held by Jim Gillis)
  • ONE three-year Wilmington Town Moderator position (currently held by Robert Peterson Jr., who has announced he is NOT seeking re-election)
  • ONE five-year seat on the Wilmington Housing Authority (currently held by Chairman John Alefantis)

Papers with at least 50 valid signatures from Wilmington voters are due back to the Town Clerk by Friday, March 5, 2021.

The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.

The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is Monday, April 5, 2021.

#4) 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.

#5) 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. 

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