WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Tuesday, August 10, 2021:
#1) Wilmington Residents Invited To Free Outdoor ‘Living History’ Performance At Tewksbury Library
Enjoy a free one-man play this Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, on the back lawn of the Tewksbury Public Library.
Bruce Chester — an actor, comedian and veteran — will perform as Sergeant William Harvey Carney. Sgt. Carney carried the flag for the Mass. 54th infantry during the Union attack on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina (also told in the 1989 film: Glory). Sgt. Carney was injured, received the Medal of Honor and became a letter carrier in New Bedford, MA.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. Overflow parking is available in the field across from the library’s parking lot, and in the hospital’s parking lots. There is no parking allowed along Hospital Road.
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 show 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
#2) Attend Wilmington Bylaw Review Committee Meeting
The Wilmington Bylaw Review Committee meets at 4:30pm in the Town Hall Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.
#3) LIBRARY EVENT: Much Ado About Shakespeare: A Page To Stage Workshop (ZOOM)
Are you in a complicated relationship with Shakespeare? Do you want to (re)define the relationship before you break up for good? Join Brown Box Theatre Project at 7pm on Zoom in an engaging, exciting exploration of Shakespeare’s words and worlds. This hour-long workshop will give a basic introduction to Shakespeare’s play Much Ado about Nothing. Starting with collaborative relationship-building exercises, we will look at Much Ado About Nothing through its post-conflict scope. What happens when communities, like those in the script, begin to embrace non-traditional ways of thinking?
Committed to curating a safe, accessible space for varying skill levels and interests, the workshop will be led by teaching artist and human who enjoys theatre, Surrey Houlker. Surrey is a maker and educator based in Boston. She has worked with American Repertory Theatre, ArtsEmerson, and The Neo-Political Cowgirls in different capacities; community education and thought sharing make her happiest of all. Recent theatre credits include ‘Love & Information’, ‘Girl in the Machine’, ‘Twelfth Night’ (Emerson College). In addition to her work, Surrey also likes to paint, ride her bike, and pretend that she knows how to bake.
#4) LIBRARY EVENT: OUTDOOR Tails and Tales Storytime: Friends of the Rainforest Floor
This fun 10am storytime features books, rhymes, and songs. Ages 3-6. Register HERE.
#5) LIBRARY EVENET: Stop Motion Animation
Create an animated mini-movie using clay, Legos, paper, and other materials in this two-part workshop at 3pm. Kids will work in teams to create the story, film and edit their movie. Grades 4-8. Register HERE.
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