5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, March 27, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, March 27, 2021:

#1) Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Fair At Wilmington KofC Hall

North Shore Vendor Events is excited to hold its 3rd Annual Spring Fling Event on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 11am to 3pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (121 Middlesex Avenue). This has been a tough year for small business so we hope you will come out and support the vendors and crafters we have lined up.

The fair is an indoor event and COVID-19 safety precautions will apply. Masks will be required by both guests and vendors, distancing when possible, and all attendees will be required to provide a name and phone number for contract tracing. Max number of people allowed in the hall will be 100 at one time.

Learn more at www.northshorevendorevents.com.

Spring Fling Vendor Fair

#2) Wilmington Sons Of Italy To Hold Drive-By Diaper Drive Outside Fourth Of July Building

The Wilmington Sons of Italy is holding a Drive-By Diaper Drop Off on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 9am to noon, and Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 9am to noon, at the Wilmington Fourth of July Building on Middlesex Avenue.

The Easter Bunny will be present from 9am to 11am. Italian goodies will be safely served from 11am to noon.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

All diapers will be donated to Paula Stalker and her Gifts of Love, which supports local mothers in need.

Have a question? Contact organizer Janet Engrem at 617-957-2460 and jknje@comcast.net.

Diaper Drive

#3) Book Store Next Door Reopens

The Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is back open after being closed for the winter! Up to 3 customers will be allowed inside at a time between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, March 27. Donations (1 bag or smaller box per family) will be accepted.

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Used Puzzle Palooza

Who wants to do the same puzzle twice? Come to the puzzle palooza outside the Wilmington Memorial Library from 10am to noon and pick up some new-to-you puzzles. Limit of three to five puzzles depending on donations. Puzzles are free although donations to the Friends of Wilmington Memorial Library will be happily accepted. This event will be held on the library’s front lawn so is weather dependent.  Rain date is April 3.

#5) LIBRARY EVENT: Images In The Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding a virtual presentation — Images In The Women’s Suffrage Movement — on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2pm.

For as long as women have battled for equitable political representation in America, those battles have been defined by images — whether illustrations, engravings, photographs, or colorful chromolithograph posters. Some of these pictures have been flattering, many have been condescending, and others downright incendiary. They have drawn upon prevailing cultural ideas of women’s perceived roles and abilities and often have been circulated with pointedly political objectives. Take a look at the ways in which women’s right activists and their opponents used images to define gender and power during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Presented by Allison K. Lange, an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and author of Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  She has worked with the National Women’s History Museum and curated exhibitions for the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Harvard’s Schlesinger Library. Lange has presented her work at conferences of the American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic and The Washington Post.

Register HERE.

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