5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, April 1, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, April 1, 2021:

#1) Wilmington Senior Center To Hold Drive-Thru Luncheon

The Wilmington Senior Center is holding a Drive-Thru Luncheon on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:30pm at the Center. An April Fools mystery lunch will be served. The lunch is sponsored by the Wilmington/Tewksbury Elks. Sign up for the meal beginning on Thursday, March 11 at 9:30am by calling the Center at 978-657-7595. Space is limited.

#2) Attend Wilmington Recreation Commission Meeting

The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.

#3) Watch Wilmington Senior Center Building Committee Meeting

The Wilmington Senior Center Building Committee meets at 6pm via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.

#4) Library Event: Outdoor Baby Time

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding an outdoor 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. We will be taking this program OUTDOORS to the grassy area behind the library and to the right of the Peggy Kane seating area. Mats will be set up socially distanced for families to sit on. Please come prepared for wet ground; blankets and boots are recommended! Register HERE.

#5) Library Event: Kerri Arsenault Discusses ‘Mill Town’

Author Kerri Arsenault will help us kick off Wilmington’s Earth Year with a discussion of her book Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains at 7pm. Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for her seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname “Cancer Valley.” Register HERE.

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