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5 Things to Know the Week of Sept. 19: Valuation Questions Answered, School Committee, Dine-Out Night at Wamesit

On Monday at 2 p.m., join the Tewksbury Job Seekers Network for an informative presentation on offer letters and employment contracts: What are standard clauses? What can be negotiated? What should you look out for? Employment law attorney Joshua Robbins will answer those and other questions in this virtual session. Please register online or by calling 978- 640-4490. 

This is just one of a number of events, from meditation to “Strange New England” with Tom D’Agostino, sponsored this week by the Friends of the Library.

And look up Monday night to see the harvest moon. It will peak on Monday at 7:55 p.m. EDT, according to NASA.

This Tuesday, the Tewksbury Board of Assessors meets at 2 p.m. at Town Hall, with an opportunity for residents who have questions about the valuation of their properties or who are requesting exemptions to speak to the board in executive session. You can attend in person or participate by phone. See dial-in and viewing information here. 

This Tuesday is also Dine-Out Night for the Dewing/North Street PAC. Order takeout by calling 978-349-0000 ext. 7, and Wamesit Lanes will donate 15% of proceeds. Menu is here. This week also marks the return of the monthly karaoke night to Wamesit, on Friday.

Wednesday is a busy night, with the School Committee at 6 p.m. (live or virtual), the Community Preservation Committee at 6:45 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 7:30. Both of the latter are in-person only.

The School Committee will be in executive session until 6:30, at which time the group will hear a report from student representative Jack Stadtman, son of committee member John Stadtman, followed by an opportunity for residents to speak, committee reports, a discussion on naming the new elementary school and much more. See the full, packed agenda.

The Preservation Committee, which controls funding earmarked for the preservation of open space and historic sites and the creation of affordable housing and recreational facilities, will meet in person in Town Hall to discuss Article 6 on the Special Town Meeting warrant, which calls for spending $110,000 to make improvements at Livingston St.

The Finance Committee meets in Town Hall to discuss the warrant for Special Town Meeting. This committee makes recommendations to TM regarding articles that impact the town budget. Traditionally, they do not take a position on zoning or citizen-submitted articles that do not involve expenditures.

Thursday marks the second-to-last Tewksbury Community Market. If you have yet to visit the market at its new home at Livingston St., note that the event now runs rain or shine. The Sept. 23 market will feature nearly 40 vendors, including Birds Nest Italian Street Food, What the Fork and Cupcake City.

And, in addition to the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library selling community cookbooks, you can meet reps from Tewksbury’s AAA Office, and the Mass. Department of Children’s and Family Services will share foster care information.

The Tewksbury Community Vaccination Clinic will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St. Everyone 12 and over is eligible, and the vaccine is FREE to all.

Please bring your health insurance information if you have it. Anyone under the age of 18 must also bring a signed parental consent form. Walk-ins are welcome. Note that this clinic is not for booster shots.

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