WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, March 4, 2021:
#1) Watch Wilmington Finance Committee Meeting
The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm via Zoom. The Committee will discuss the proposed budget for Wilmington Public Schools. Read the agenda HERE. Watch the meeting live on WCTV and wctv.org.
#2) Library Event: Baby Time
The Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting a 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. Register HERE.
#3) Library Event: Pints + Pages Book Group
The Wilmington Memorial Lirary is hosting a virtual Pints & Pages Book Group Meeting at 7pm. A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. The book discussion will be hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries. Learn more and register HERE.
#4) Library Event: Kill Shot — The Untold Story Of The Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis In U.S. History
At 7pm, join Jason Dearen for a presentation based on his acclaimed new book, Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease. Learn about the true crime story of America’s deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it. Learn more and register HERE.
#5) 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.
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