5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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

#1) RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Virtual Electric Vehicle Workshop On April 27

The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites its customers to attend a Virtual Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The event is free, but those interested in attending are asked to register. The goal of the workshop is to educate and increase awareness of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and their benefits. The workshop will consist of two parts:

EV 101 Presentation – A short presentation covering basic information about plug-in electric vehicles including types of vehicles, charging, incentives, the benefits of driving electric, and updates on vehicle fuel technology developments. An overview of RMLD’s electrification programs and efforts, including pending grant applications for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, will also be covered.

EV Owner Panel – A moderated panel discussion with electric vehicle owners who are also RMLD customers; panelists will share their first-hand experiences with owning and driving an electric car.

A question-and-answer session will close out the virtual event. The session will be recorded and posted on RMLD’s website for those unable to attend live.

Plug-in electric vehicles offer many benefits to traditional gas-powered vehicles including reduced operating costs for drivers and reduced carbon emissions. PEV adoption has steadily increased in recent years thanks to improvements in battery technology, more vehicle options, expanded charging infrastructure, and increased public awareness.

Increasing the adoption of PEVs is an important component in RMLD’s ongoing electrification efforts, as well as overall carbon reduction efforts across the Commonwealth. To aid in the adoption of PEVs, RMLD offers rebates to customers who install a qualified charging station at their home or business. Please visit https://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs for details and eligibility criteria.

To learn more and register for the virtual event, visit https://www.rmld.com/home/news/join-us-virtual-electric-vehicle-workshop.

#2) Watch Wilmington Ice Rink & Recreational Facility Committee Meeting

The Wilmington Ice Rink and Recreation Facility Committee meets at 7pm via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.

#3) Watch Shawsheen Tech School Committee Meeting

The Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the John P. Miller Conference Room at the Tech. Read the agenda HERE. Watch live on the school’s YouTube channel.

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Preschool Story Time

This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event. Register HERE.

#5) LIBRARY EVENT: Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting

Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts at this Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting at 7pm. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. If you are interested in attending this event, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood at cwood@wilmlibrary.org. Please include the title of the program in the subject heading. This event will be held over Zoom. You will receive an invite from the presenter prior to the program date.

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