5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, June 12, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, June 12, 2021:

#1) Town Beach Officially Opens On June 12

Town Beach at Silver Lake will open for the 2021 beach season from Saturday, June 12, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 10am to 6pm daily.

Wilmington residents with proof of residency may use the beach at no charge. Acceptable forms of ID include a current Mass. Driver’s License with a Wilmington address, an RMV issued Mass. ID with a Wilmington addressor a Wilmington Public Schools ID

Non-residents can purchase day passes at the Beach for $10 per person (ages 3 and up).

Please call the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 if you have any questions.

BEACH RULES (Non-adherence may result in loss of beach privileges and/or fines)

* No alcoholic beverages allowed on Town property
* Feeding of water fowl prohibited on Town property
* No littering; carry in/carry out policy in effect
* No disorderly conduct on Town property
* Smoking is prohibited at the Silver Lake Recreation Area
* No dogs on beaches or Town property adjacent to the water from May 1 – October 1
* No barbecues or cooking on beaches or Town property adjacent to the water
* No refunds can be given for purchase of daily admission for any reason
* No glass containers allowed on the beach
* Flotation devices of any type are prohibited
* Children under 14 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times
* Infants wearing diapers must wear protective rubber pants or Swimmies diapers
in the water
* No washing of infants in the water
* Launching personal watercraft from the beach is prohibited
* No hanging on or swimming beyond the ropes

#2) Book Store Next Door Is Open With New Protocols

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm.

An important message from the Friends of the Library:

The Book Store Next Door is changing our COVID protocols. We have already resumed our normal business hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 4p.m. Now that the governor has eased restrictions, we are gradually transitioning back to our regular operations. Until mid-June, masks will still be required for patrons and volunteers during business hours.

Beginning immediately we will no longer limit the number of shoppers inside, but “social distancing” is still encouraged to the extent possible in our tight quarters. However, we reserve the right to limit admissions and/or browsing times if conditions warrant.

Also effective immediately we are suspending our COVID traffic pattern. Customers should now come and go by the front door. Those dropping off donations should bring them to the back door (Please ring the doorbell for service if necessary). We are lifting the 1-2 bag/box limit on donations, but ask that you make prior arrangements for larger contributions.

As of Wednesday, June 16th, patrons and volunteers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a face mask. We will continue to provide hand sanitizer prior to browsing.

Once again, we thank our faithful patrons and volunteers for your patience and cooperation over the past year. We can’t wait to see you all again soon. And we look forward to welcoming new shoppers (and donors) as we all celebrate “getting back to normal”.

#3) Wilmington Yard Sales

Below is information on two yard sales happening in Wilmington this weekend:

When: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 8am-2pm
Where: 168 Lake Street, Wilmington
Details: We have furniture, toys, beauty products, purses, books, yard accessories, small appliances, mugs and other household items. Many items still in their original packaging (and/or with their tags still on). [Source: GSALR.com]

When: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9am-2pm
Where: Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street
Details: 

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Beekeeping & Honeymaking

At 10am,  Julie Kelley, owner and Chief Honey Seller at Tewksbury Honey, for an informative discussion about bees, beekeeping, and the business side of honeymaking. The Kelley family has just over 100 hives spread throughout the Merrimack Valley where their bees collect nectar and pollen creating their award winning honey. Location: Reading Garden behind the library. Some seating will be provide; bring a lawn chair if possible. Register HERE.

#5) LIBRARY EVENT: Teen Pond Ecologists At Rotary Park

At 10am, Join nature enthusiast Dinah Borden at Rotary Park to explore pond life! Budding ecologists will be given a quick lesson on some common insects and creatures that live in ponds, along with an insect identification key and provided with a net to sweep the water and collect creatures that we’ll observe in trays, try to identify, and then release back into the pond. Participants should wear boots or old sneakers as they will likely step in mud. Grades 6-12 This program will take place at Rotary Park; we will meet on Adelaide Street, directly across from the Wilmington Public Safety Building at 10 am, before walking over to the pond together. Register HERE.

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