5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, July 3, 2021

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

#1) LIBRARY EVENT: Fiction Critique Group Virtual Meeting

The Wilmington Memorial Library’s Fiction Critique Group meets at 9:15am via Zoom. Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. 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.

#2) Book Store Next Door Is Closed

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is closed in recognition of Independence Day.

#3) Town Beach Is Open

Town Beach at Silver Lake is 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; and 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.

#4) FEEDBACK WANTED: Town Asks For Public Comment On Its New Open Space & Recreation Plan

The Town of Wilmington Open Space Committee has completed a draft update to the Town’s Open Space & Recreation Plan and would like feedback on the draft plan from the community. The updated plan was discussed by the Committee over the course of six public meetings and includes a current inventory of open spaces, updated goals and objectives, and a list of action items to accomplish over the next five years.

Consistent themes that the Committee observed through the surveys conducted in 2019 and 2020 included a need for more public awareness of the existing open space amenities that the Town has to offer and a continued interest in trails. Action items regarding those topics and others are included in Section 9 of the draft plan which can be accessed on the Department of Planning & Conservation’s webpage: https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/planning-conservation/files/2021-draft-open-space-recreation-plan.

Please submit any comments on the draft plan to the Department of Planning & Conservation or email to vgingrich@wilmingtonmg.gov by July 19th. Following the comment period, the 2021 Open Space & Recreation Plan will be submitted to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Division of Conservation Services for review and approval. An approved Open Space & Recreation Plan makes the Town eligible for State and Federal open space and trail grants.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning & Conservation at 978-658-8238.

#5) Registration Still 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.

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