5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, March 13, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, March 13, 2021:

#1) LIBRARY EVENT: Suffragettes in Corselettes — The Evolution Of Our Underwear & Our 19th Amendment    

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding a virtual event on the 19th Amendment at 10:30am.  For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. Presented by Ehris Urban & Velya Jancz-Urban of The Grounded Goodwife. Their fun and humorous presentations look at history with a new eye by including topics not generally learned in school. Register HERE.

#2) LIBRARY INITIATIVE: 21 in ’21 Winter Reading Challenge

Are you ready to take the 21 in ’21 Winter Reading Challenge? You will:

  • Read 21 minutes a day
  • At least 5 times a week
  • Every week for 2 months
  • And win fun prizes!

When you’ve read for 420 minutes, you’ll win a pair of cozy, bookish slipper socks. Read for 840 minutes and win a seed kit, perfect for planting outside this spring! *Prizes may be subject to change.

Use Beanstack to log your hours, and pick up your prizes at the WML using our curbside service as you complete your reading goals. All reading counts, and you can read at your own pace. Prizes must be picked up by April 30, 2021. Register here.

#3) RMLD Invites Wilmington High School Students To Participate In 4th Annual Art Contest

The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites high school students from Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and areas of Lynnfield served by the RMLD to participate in its 4th Annual High School Art Contest. Any two-dimensional art medium will be accepted, including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, sketches, photography, and graphic art. Artwork must be submitted online and is due by Monday, March 15, 2021.

The pandemic has highlighted our collective ability to adapt when faced with significant challenges. To that end, the theme of this year’s contest is resilience. Students are asked to visually portray the concept of resilience while incorporating the RMLD and/or electricity into their artwork.

Each student who submits artwork by the deadline will receive a certificate for ten hours of community service. Up to five winners will be selected based on the number of submissions received and the content of the artwork. Each winner will receive a gift card of up to $100 for qualified school or art supplies. One or more of the winning submissions will be selected to be featured on the cover of RMLD’s 2020 Annual Report.

The RMLD has produced a short video describing the contest and theme. The video and official contest rules are available at https://www.rmld.com/community/pages/high-school-art-contest-20202021.

#4) Town Hiring Silver Lake Lifeguards For 2021 Town Beach Season 

The Town of Wilmington seeks talented individuals to join the summer Recreation Department team for the following positions. Employment application forms can be found on the town website at www.wilmingtonma.gov.

Silver Lake Lifeguards – approximately 25 – 35 hours per week

The Lifeguards perform lifesaving and first aid duties and ensure safety and comfort of beach patrons at all times.

The Beach would be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from early July to mid-August. Lifeguards must be available weekdays and weekends.

Working under the direction and supervision of the Beach Supervisor, duties include, but are not limited to: lifeguard duty; facility maintenance; and enforcement of beach rules. May also include identification checks, gate attendance and collection of gate receipts.

Qualifications at time of application: Certified Lifeguard/Lifeguard Instructor with Waterfront Safety. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Hourly rate: $14.75

Application process: Please submit an employment application form to: Karen Campbell, Recreation Director, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887, or electronically as a PDF to kcampbell@wilmingtonma.gov. Please note “Summer Recreation Employment” in the subject line.

#5) Donate Your Cans To The Wilmington Cub Scout Pack 136 & Boy Scout Troop 136

Wilmington’s Cub Scout Pack 136 and Boy Scout Troop 136 are currently collecting returnable cans and bottles to help support their Scouting programs.

“CAN” you help? Contact Frank West at 978-658-1754 or troop136wilm@aol.com if you live locally and have returnable cans and bottles that you’d like him to pick up.

Cub Scout Pack 136 and Boy Scout Troop 136 are sponsored by Wilmington’s American Legion Post 136.

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