WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, August 26, 2021:
#1) AdviniaCare Wilmington To Give Away Free Backpacks & School Supplies On August 26
AdviniaCare Wilmington is holding a Book Bag Drive Up on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 10am to 6pm, at its facility on 90 West Street.
Wilmington children are invited to come pick up a FREE backpack and/or FREE school supplies.
If you would like to donate a book bag or school supplies, you can drop them off at AdviniaCare Wilmington before August 24, 2021.
#2) Red Cross Blood Drive At Wilmington KofC
The Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2pm to 7pm.
Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment. Donors can also visit http://www.redcross.org to schedule an appointment.
#3) LIBRARY EVENT: A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding a virtual program for bird lovers at 7pm.
Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch, humans have brought many migrants to the brink. Based on his newest book, A World on the Wing, author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes you around the globe — with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what migrating birds can do, to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, and the Mediterranean, where activists and police are battling bird poachers — to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world’s great bird migrations.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind and his latest, the New York Times bestseller “A World on the Wing.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.
Learn more and register HERE.
#4) Register For Wilmington Farmers Market’s Cornhole Tournament Next Month
Please join us at the Wilmington Farmers Market on Sunday, September 19, 2021 on the Swain Green for a family fun day of cornhole! 24 teams! Double elimination brackets! Cash prizes for top 3 teams!
The tournament is open for online pre-registration (as space allows), and day of team and individual player registration. There is enough space for up to 24 teams. This is a blind draw, double-elimination (you have to lose twice to be eliminated) tournament, following the rules of the American Cornhole Association.
Funds generated from the tournament will benefit the operation of the Wilmington Farmers Market 2022 season and beyond.
Teams and individual players will need to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 am for a 10:15 am tournament start. The Tournament will be completed by 1:00 pm at the close of the Market.
Team and Individual registration is now open online HERE. Individuals will be paired with one another on or before event day. Teams are $40 each, individuals are $20 each. Payment can be made online in advance with a credit card, or the morning of the tournament by cash or check.
#5) Sign Up For The Veterans End Of Summer BBQ Next Month
Wilmington veterans and their families are invited to a free End of Summer BBQ on Friday, September 17, 2021 at noon at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).
Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the Wilmington Department of Veterans Services at 978-694-2020 to reserve your spot.