5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, February 11, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, February 11, 2021:

#1) Watch Wilmington Finance Committee Meeting

The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm via Zoom to discuss the FY22 budgets for the Public Library, Recreation Department, and Historical Commission. Read the agenda HERE.

#2) Library Event: Baby Time

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding virtual Baby Time at 10am. 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.

#3) Library Event: Online LEGO Club

Build LEGOs (or whatever building materials you have at your house) at the same time as other LEGO fans online at 4pm.  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+. Zoom Meeting Room information will be emailed to registered participants at least one hour before the program. Register HERE.

#4) Library Event: Boston’s Globe Meredith Goldstein Visits

Join us for a lively and refreshing evening with writer Meredith Goldstein at 7pm! Meredith will discuss a variety of topics, including her popular Boston Globe column Love Letters and its corresponding podcast, her upcoming book release, and stories about couples who met during the past year and how they have fared during these isolated times. Goldstein is an advice columnist and features writer for The Boston Globe. Her column, Love Letters, has been a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn for more than a decade. She also hosts the “Love Letters” podcast, which is in its fourth season. Meredith’s books include her memoir, Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist; the young adult novel Chemistry Lessons, and her March 2021 release Things That Grow. Meredith was born in New Jersey, was raised in Maryland, and now lives in Jamaica Plain with a carnival-size cotton candy machine. Register HERE.

#5) Group Of WHS Students Holding A “Her Drive” To Collect Menstrual Care & Hygiene Products For Homeless Women

Wilmington High School students Carolyn Haas-Timm, Julia Kane, Sofia Lipsanopoulos, and Maddie McCarron are collecting new bras, menstrual care and general hygiene products for people in need.

This “Her Drive” runs from January 16, 2021 to February 13, 2021.

Collection boxes are located at Wilmington High School, Wilmington Middle School (in the cafeteria and overflow room), and Wilmington Dance Academy.

Contactless pickups can also be arranged by filling out this form. Requested items include:  

  • new/lightly used bras and bralettes
  • sports bras
  • bikini tops
  • menstrual pads
  • pantyliners
  • tampons
  • period underwear
  • diva cups
  • travel-sized toiletries
  • hair products for natural hair
  • hand sanitizer/sanitary wipes
  • vanity products (new makeup, nail polish, beauty supplies, hair accessories)
  • socks
  • dental care
  • baby wipes/diapers
  • deodorant
  • body wash/perfume
  • bar soap/shampoo/conditioner
  • OTC medications (Advil, Birth Control, multivitamins)
  • pregnancy tests

All collected products will be donated to two homeless shelters — Dignity Matters in Arlington and Emmanus in Haverhill — in mid-February.

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