5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, August 13, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, August 13, 2021:

#1) Wilmington Library’s Summer Bash On The Swain Green

Below is a a message from Wilmington Memorial Library Director Tina Stewart:

Dear Wilmington Residents,

I would like to personally invite you to attend the annual Summer Bash on the Swain Green on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 5:30pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, kick back and listen to a variety of songs played by our DJ. Kids will enjoy games, balloon twisting and more; purchase dinner at Fat Belly BBQ or Bird’s Nest Paninis food trucks with dessert from Alex’s Ice Cream. 

As a library and as a community, we have so much to celebrate! The Summer Bash marks the end of our annual summer reading program congratulating all participants. The Summer Bash is also the finale event of the library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Take a selfie in front of the large 150th anniversary logo sign as a keepsake. The Friends of the Library will be on hand to distribute 150 packages of sugar cookies. Show your support for WML by joining the Friends that night and be entered into a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate. We will also be saying a fond farewell to our much beloved Youth Services Librarian Barbara Raab who is retiring with August 13 her last day at WML. We will honor and celebrate Barbara’s ten years of exemplary service to Wilmington’s children and families at the Summer Bash.  Finally, we are celebrating seeing everyone and enjoying good times together once again. 

See you on the Swain Green!


Tina Stewart

Library Director

#2) Today Is Last Day To Register To Vote In September 2 Special Election

The Town of Wilmington will hold a Special Town Election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Selectmen on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 8am to 8pm.

The election will be held at Wilmington’s traditional polling locations:
Precincts 1 & 2 – Boutwell School, 17 Boutwell Street
Precincts 3 & 4 – Wildwood School, 182 Wildwood Street
Precincts 5 & 6 – Town Hall, 121 Glen Road

The deadline to register to vote in this election is Friday, August 13, 2021. Register at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall (121 Glen Road, Room 12), which will be open until 8pm.

For voters who prefer not to vote in person on Election Day, alternatives exist. You can apply for Absentee or Early Vote by Mail ballots. Applications for mailed ballots must be received in the Office of Town Clerk by Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5pm.

#3) Flag Raising Ceremony To Commemorate India’s Independence Day Set For Town Hall

The Wilmington Town Manager and Board of Selectmen invite residents of Wilmington to honor and celebrate the 74th Anniversary of India’s Independence from Great Britain.

A brief ceremony will take place at Wilmington Town Hall on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11am outside Town Hall.

The ceremony will include open and closing remarks by representatives from the India Association of Greater Boston, displaying each country’s flags, playing of the respective country’s national anthems and brief remarks by Lou Cimaglia, Veterans’ Services Director and Town Manager Jeffrey Hull.

#4) Wilmington Town Museum Is Open For Free Tours

The Wilmington Town Museum, located at 430 Salem Street, has begun its Summer 2021 season.

During the summer, the Museum will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm.

Summer Open House dates will be Sunday, July 11, 2021, from 2pm to 4pm, and Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 2pm to 4pm. Appointments are welcome.

Call 978-658-5475 or email the Museum at htavern@wilmingtonma.gov to schedule a tour outside of regular hours.

The Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is owned by the town of Wilmington and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the town of Wilmington.

#1) Music Bingo At Wilmington KofC

Enjoy an evening of Music Bingo with Lisa Kapala at 7:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). There is no fee to play!  6 rounds of bingo! Prizes! The event is open to the public (21 and over). Use the building’s rear entrance and proceed down to the lounge. The lounge is smoke-free. The organizers are fun, friendly, and would love to have you! Masks and social distancing required.

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