5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Monday, August 2, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, August 2, 2021:

#1) LIBRARY EVENT: Read To Thor

Come read to Thor, a beautiful dog who loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per reader beginning at 2pm in the Peggy Kane Reading Garden. Register HERE.

#2) TRAFFIC ADVISORY: More Roadwork Expected On Ashwood Ave., Blueberry Ln., Cottonwood Cir., Dogwood Ln., Marion St. & Park St. Beginning August 2

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Public Works:

The Wilmington Department of Public Works will begin the final paving of the following streets during the late morning of Monday, August 2, 2021:

ASHWOOD AVENUE AREA:

  • ASHWOOD AVENUE FROM ANDOVER STREET TO 32 ASHWOOD AVE
  • DOGWOOD LANE
  • BLUEBERRY LANE
  • COTTONWOOD CIRCLE

MARION STREET:

  • CHESTNUT STREET TO 53 MARION STREET

PARK STREET:

  • WOBURN STREET TO NORTH READING TOWN LINE

During operations, no street parking will be allowed.

Partial lane closures and full road closures are anticipated. Local residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays. Please refer to social media for updates as the construction date approaches.

Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations, and again, please do not park on the street during construction.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.

#3) Wilmington Residents Invited To Free Outdoor Concert Featuring Billy Joel Cover Band — “Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack” At Tewksbury Library

Enjoy a free concert from the popular Bill Joel cover band, Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack, this Monday, August 2, 2021, from 6:30pm to 8pm, on the back lawn of the Tewksbury Public Library (300 Chandler Street).

Anchored by a professional dueling pianist and lifelong Billy Joel fan, the band’s dynamic live shows focus largely on Billy’s more rocking mid-70s to early-80s output and have been converting ‘too cool for school’ Billy Joel doubters one by one, while giving lifelong fans a chance to sing along with their favorites at the top of their lungs.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. Overflow parking is available in the field across from the library’s parking lot.

Uncomfortable in large crowds? Out of town? Tewksbury Telemedia will live-stream each concert on the Town’s YouTube page and its local access television stations.

The concert is free of charge. No registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tewksbury Cultural Council. Have a question? Contact librarian Robert Hayes at rhayes@tewksburypl.org or 978-640-4490 x 205.

The Tewksbury Public Library is located at 300 Chandler Street, at the corner of Chandler and Main Street (Route 38).

#4) WCTV Looking For Volunteers To Launch New TV Show Featuring Wilmington Senior Citizens

Wilmington seniors are needed to launch a new television show. Do you have the gift of gab? Has anyone ever told you “You should be on TV”? Do you think Seniors deserve a voice in Wilmington? WCTV wants you to have a platform in the community.

Join other interested seniors for our first Meet-up at WCTV on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 2pm. Learn what it takes to make your own television show and have fun doing it.

Not interested in being on camera? There are opportunities to learn how to operate cameras, direct, or even design the set and lighting.

The goal is to create a new television program crewed and hosted entirely by you! Be a part of this CREATIVE and EMPOWERING project! WCTV will provide the coffee!

Membership and Training at WCTV is free to Wilmington residents and can be done at your convenience, in a group, or one-on-one.

Questions or Concerns? Contact WCTV Executive Director Ryan Malyar at Ryan@wctv.org or 978-657-4066.

WCTV Seniors

#5) 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.

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