5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Sunday, February 21, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Sunday, February 21, 2021:

#1) REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wilmington Recreation Department To Host ‘Home Alone Class’ For Ages 9-11 Tomorrow

Sign up today to guarantee your spot in our Home Alone class on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 3:30pm to 5pm.

This class will teach kids telephone and door answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection, how to call 911, First Aid techniques, how to prevent and relieve choking and time management tips.  This class is open to kids ages 9 – 11. Cost is $50 per participant.

A Zoom link will be sent ahead of class.

To register, please visit our website https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation and log into your account. You can also call the Rec. Office at 978-658-4270 to register, or if you have any questions, we would be glad to help!  We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

#2) WCTV Is Looking For Board Members    

Wilmington Community Television is looking for new members for its Board of Directors. 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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