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5 Things To Know the Week of Nov. 1: Art Thefts, Food Drives, Zoning Bylaw and More

The Tewksbury Beautification Committee will be meeting on November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of Town Hall. The committee will discuss soliciting artists to repaint the switchbox at the corner of Chandler and East Streets. Interested individuals or groups may email clean.up.tewksbury@gmail.com for more information or visit the town website here for the application. The theme is “Tewksbury: Past, Present, and Future.”

The Tewksbury Zoning Bylaw Committee will be hosting an open public forum on November 2 at 6 p.m. in the main hall at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and give input on the draft zoning bylaw to be considered at 2022 Annual Town Meeting. Draft bylaw information can be found here, and residents may view information videos on the bylaw here.

The committee asks that residents offering input make specific references to the draft bylaw to allow for meaningful discussion.

There will be no school for Tewksbury Public Schools students on November 2 for a professional development day.

On Wednesday, the Public Health Museum will be hosting its annual meeting on Zoom starting at 7 p.m.  Join the board for a discussion about the events of the past year and how the museum has navigated the pandemic, as well as presentations from students who participated in this summer’s Outbreak! high school program. To learn more and register, visit the museum website.

Tewksbury is taking on Wilmington for the The Reading Cup in the towns’ first annual “Reading Rivals” Competition. Residents can win weekly $25 gift cards along the way and be entered into the grand prize raffle for completing a minimum of three hours of reading. There’s still time to sign up before the competition ends on November 24! Use your existing Beanstack account, or sign up for one here.

On Thursday, the Tewksbury Library presents a virtual program on “The Art of the Scandal – Thefts, Vandals and Forgeries with Jane Oneail.” Join longtime art educator Jane Oneail as she explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today. Register here for this session and see more programming for kids, teens and adults at the library this week here

The library will be closed next week on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. 

The Tewksbury Food Pantry is collecting donations ahead of its annual Thanksgiving distribution. Residents may drop off donations of nonperishable food items at dropboxes around town or at the pantry at 999 Whipple Road. Donations may also be dropped off at Tewksbury Dental Associates through November 16 at 1438 Main Street. The pantry has great need this year for personal care products, including soap, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and toothbrushes and deodorant. Find the complete donation list here.

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