5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, May 21, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, May 21, 2021:

#1) Town Hall Looking For Photos Of Around Town

Below is a message from Wilmington Town Hall: Amateur photographer? Just enjoy taking pictures? If you have any pictures of the Wilmington landscape or any of our events, we are always looking for pictures to include in our calendars and other publications. Pictures can be submitted to our manager’s office at manager@wilmingtonma.gov.

#2) Registration Now Open For 2021 Wilmington Relay For Life

Relay for Life of Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury will be held at Wilmington High School in Wilmington MA on June 18th from 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm. COVD-19 precautions will be in place. Maximum capacity this year is 250, so people are encouraged to register early.

“I am happy to report we do have the approval of the Wilmington Board of Health to bring Relay for Life back this year,” says Joe Martiniello, Event Chair. “Relay will certainly be different in 2021 to accommodate for new safety guidelines, but we are thrilled to bring the community together in person to celebrate lives, remember those that have passed, and fundraise for an organization that provides resources and research.”

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life came to Wilmington in 2009. The event provides people with a unique opportunity to come together and share in the message of hope.

As in the past, the Relay begins with a special Opening Ceremony which focuses on survivorship. Activities and fun continue throughout the evening. There will still also be a very beautiful and poignant Luminaria Ceremony. One major change is that this is not a camp-overnight event. The closing Spirit of Relay piece will be held at approximately 11 pm to conclude by the scheduled 1130 pm departure.

Some of the usual activities have been deleted for COVID safety reasons, but others continue. For example, the Theme Laps can be a socially distanced safe outdoor walk so they continue. What’s more, new creative entertainment has been added such as a Scavenger Selfie Hunt.

The committee has room for more volunteers. Positions are available for both helping with planning and to help for just that evening.

Since the capacity is limited, it must be controlled. Therefore, everyone must register as part of the Relay. There are no visitors allowed. Registration is due no later than June 11. Go to http://www.relayforlife.org/wilmingtonma for more information and to register. Volunteers should email info@wilmingtonrfl.com.

#3) LIBRARY EVENT: Outdoor Preschool Storytime

This 10am storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. The program will be held behind the library next to the Peggy Kane Reading Garden. Please bring a blanket or low chairs. Ages 3-5. Masks are required for all attendees ages 5 and up and strongly encouraged for children ages 2-5. If inclement weather is forecast, the storytime may be held virtually on Zoom. Please check out website on the day of the program to confirm location. Register HERE.

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Virtual Needleworkers

If you do any kind of needlework, this group, which meets at 10am, is for you. Work on a project and learn from others while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie. Email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood for Zoom link (cwood@wilmlibrary.org).

#5) Wilmington Lacrosse Booster Club Raffling Off Solo Stove Bonfire Stainless Steel Smokeless Wood Burning Outdoor Fire Pit

The Lacrosse Booster Club is excited to launch our 2021 Season Fundraiser. This season we will be raffling off a Solo Stove Bonfire Stainless Steel Smokeless Wood Burning Outdoor Fire Pit (a $300 Value) with many extras included that are perfect for gathering around a fire pit.

Please see the attached the flier with all the details. Tickets may be purchased using our Venmo @Wilmington-Lacrosse for $10 per ticket. Feel free to purchase as many chances as you would like. Please include your telephone number with the Venmo so the Winner can be contacted following our Live Drawing on June 1, 2021 at 7pm.

All monies raised will go directly to the boys lacrosse team for expenses and resources not included in the athletic budget.

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