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5 Things to Know the Week of Sept. 26: Planning Board, Town Cleanup Day, Pride Event

On Monday, the Planning Board convenes. Its agenda includes an update from the town planner, requests from the Tewksbury Country Club and the Tewksbury Funeral Home and discussion of significant proposed changes to Sycamore Hall. This colonial-style building sits directly across from Town Hall, on the corner of Pleasant St. and Main St., and is currently used as a multifamily dwelling. The owner is looking to transform the main structure to a mixed-use building, with three residential units and one commercial office unit. If approved, the plan calls for the carriage house at the rear of the home to be demolished and replaced with a new, eight-unit apartment building. The back of the 35,000 sf lot will be paved to accommodate 20-plus parking spaces.

Also on Monday, representatives from a variety of Tewksbury-based nonprofits will talk about their organizations at the library’s virtual Fall Community Roundtable. Residents can learn about volunteer opportunities, programs, services and upcoming events and fundraisers. Register directly on Zoom here. 

And, find the Library’s full schedule of events here.

The Board of Selectmen convenes on Tuesday to weigh a request by Strongwater Farm for a one-day liquor license and discuss a policy on correspondence and the board’s position on the articles to be presented at Special Town Meeting, among other matters.

Residents may attend the Planning Board and BoS meetings in person at Town Hall or tune in on Tewksbury TV’s YouTube channel or channel 99 (Comcast) or 33 (Verizon). See other scheduled meetings here.

Speaking of Town Meeting, on Tuesday residents can join Tewksbury town clerk Denise Graffeo for a Zoom discussion on how Town Meeting works. Graffeo will answer questions so attendees feel more prepared to attend future town meetings, including the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Register for that here.

On Wednesday, Tewksbury’s 100 People Who Care group will convene at Wamesit Lanes to award its second $10,000 Impact Award. Nonprofits in attendance will be the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, which makes possible the programs residents love from the library; Lazarus House, which has worked to break the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley since opening its doors in 1983; and Project Home Again, whose mission is to “turn houses into homes” for low-income families. At its first meeting the group raised more than $13,000. Past awardee Alternative House will return to provide an update.

Sponsors for the Sept. 29 event will be Smitty’s Liquors and the Missions Committee at Tewksbury Congregational Church.

Thursday marks the last Tewksbury Community Market of 2021. The Sept. 30 market will feature 40 vendors and is at Livingston St., behind the Recreation Center, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The lineup, which is subject to change, includes four farms, four food trucks and four dessert trucks. The full list is on the Market’s website.

On Friday, the Tewksbury Public Health museum will host a walking tour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting. The cost is $10 and residents are asked to sign up in advance.

Also on Friday is the Hidden Battles Golf Tournament at Trull Brook. If you’re interested in taking part or just offering support, you can register here and find contact information for the organization, which helps returning soldiers, firefighters, police officers and other first responders.

A deductible donation of $150 per player includes golf cart, lunch, entertainment, prizes, raffles and more. Discount codes: HB25 for individual golfer, HB100 for a foursome.

On Saturday residents can take part in Fall Town Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. This event has run since 2014, and last year residents filled at least 205 bags of trash and collected 104 tires. Learn more here.

Then, come support our LGBTQ friends and neighbors at the first Tewksbury, Show Your Pride day. The organizers — the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee and Indivisible Billerica, Tewksbury, Wilmington — promise flags, stickers, entertainment by Tewksbury native Harlow Havoc and some great speakers. Learn more here.

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