WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, February 18, 2022:
- The Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a meeting of its Needleworkers Group from 10am to noon. Learn more HERE.
- The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding Zumba at 9am; Sewing at 9:30am; Chair Yoga at 12:30pm; and Poker at 1pm. Learn more HERE.
- The Wilmington Educational Foundation has partnered with Baystate Textiles to raise funds through an ongoing textile recycling rebate program. Bag up any of your unwanted footwear, clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals and place them in the donation boxes located outside each of Wilmington’s public schools. Donations can be in any condition as long as they’re clean and dry. The Wilmington Educational Foundation will receive a rebate of $100 for every ton of textiles collected. WEF earns thousands of dollars each year from this fundraiser.
- Wilmington’s Cub Scout Pack 136 and Boy Scout Troop 136 are currently collecting returnable cans and bottles to help support their Scouting programs. “CAN” you help? Contact Frank West at 978-658-1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you live locally and have returnable cans and bottles that you’d like him to pick up. Cub Scout Pack 136 and Boy Scout Troop 136 are sponsored by Wilmington’s American Legion Post 136.
- Chief Joseph Desmond is pleased to announce that the Wilmington Police Department is hosting a Citizen Police Academy on Monday evenings during the months of March and April. The 7-week program will give residents an opportunity to interact with Wilmington Police Officers and learn about policing in society today. The course, funded through a grant through the Cummings Foundation, will cover a variety of topics including an Wilmington PD Operations, Criminal Law, the Massachusetts Court System, Citizen CPR, Traffic Safety, Working as A Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigations, Drugs, and Police Officer Use of Force.“After having our 2020 program cancelled due to the pandemic, we are excited to get our community based programs going again!” stated Chief Joseph Desmond. “This has been a popular program in past years and we look forward to teaching members of the community about what we do each and every day.”The program, coordinated by Sergeant Matthew Stavro, will be taught entirely by Wilmington Police Officers.
“The world has changed a lot over the last two years, and so has policing,” stated Stavro. “My favorite part of the program is giving residents a chance to talk with us one on one and answer any questions they may have about our Department.”
Potential candidates for the course must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum age of 21
- Live or Work in Wilmington (Wilmington residents will be given preference if class becomes full)
- No serious criminal history
- No open criminal cases
Questions regarding the program can be directed to Sergeant Stavro at email@example.com or at 978-658-5071. Citizen Academy registration is available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wilmington-police-department-29705300663.
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