5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, June 3, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, June 3, 2021:

#1) Attend Wilmington Recreation Commission Meeting

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

#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) Registration Now Open For Wilmington Vacation Bible Camp

The Wilmington 2021 Ecumenical Community Vacation Bible School is hosted by the Abundant Life Church of Wilmington.

All children who are 4 years old through those who have completed fifth grade at end of this school year are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School Monday, July 12th through Friday, July 16th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost per child is $35 with a $75 family maximum. Teens are welcome to volunteer; it is a great way to fulfill your high school service requirement.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, visit the church website HERE, call the church office at (978) 658-8584 or email VBSweek@gmail.com. Register early to guarantee your child’s exploration at TREASURED this summer!

TREASURED Ecumenical VBS is a community effort by Wilmington Churches.

#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) 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.

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