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Tewksbury Weekend Happenings for Nov. 19

The Tewksbury Weekend Happenings column is back thanks to a new collaboration between the Carnation and Tewksbury Connected.

By Alexia and Christine Chesbrough

Covid/Flu Vaccine Clinic
When: Friday, Nov. 19 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Senior Center, Hall A. 

Flu vaccination will be available to all staff, students and children ages 3 years old and up. Parents must accompany minor children. First-dose Pfizer Covid vaccine will be available to all staff, students and parents and siblings ages five years old and up. (Second dose date to be determined.)

Pfizer and Moderna booster shots will also be available for anyone who is post-six months from their second vaccine.  This is available for anyone fully vaccinated with either J&J, Moderna or Pfizer. The organizers do ask that you pre-fill some forms. Those are available from the links HERE.

Tewksbury Farm & Craft Market
When: Nov. 6 – Dec. 24 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Where: 553 Main Street, Tewksbury (between Papa Gino’s & Ocean State Job Lot)

A pop-up holiday shop.  Local crafters and farmers selling a variety of items. See lineup HERE.

Friends of the Library Indoor Yard Sale
When: Saturday, Nov. 20 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shop for books and puzzles, Friends merchandise including Friends of the Tewksbury Library Community Cookbooks, gently used holiday decorations, hand-crafted ornaments and NEW items on our yard sale table. You can also enter our quilt raffle, and there will be Countdown to Christmas raffle tickets on sale! You may pay by cash, check or charge.

What’s the Coundown to Christmas? It’s a Mystery Gift Card Raffle! The Friends elves have collected 24 gift cards from some of your local favorites to be given away in the month of December. You support the Friends when you purchase a raffle ticket at $5 each. Then, each day from Dec. 1 to Dec. 24, a winner will be randomly selected to win one of the mystery gift cards worth a minimum of $10. After the drawing your winning number is returned to the raffle barrel for additional chances to win!

To purchase raffle tickets, come by the Library on Saturday or buy online HERE.

When: Nov. 19 – Jan. 9
Where: Stone Zoo, Stoneham

ZooLights, presented by National Grid, opens today. Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Enjoy a one-way stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to black bears, bald eagles, Canada lynx, reindeer and arctic foxes. This year, several illuminated large-scale lantern displays will add even more light to your winter nights. Tickets must be purchased online in advance HERE.
Nonmembers: $13.95 per ticket / 4-pack: $50.00
Members: $12.95 per ticket / 4-pack: $45.00
Guests under age 2 are free

Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show
Nov. 20 & 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium

Show features hundreds of tables of trains for sale, dozens of exhibitors from across the country, operating model train displays, free workshops and demonstrations, a free test track, free door prize giveaways and more. Adult admission is $11 Saturday or $10 Sunday when purchased on-site. All Saturday tickets good for both days. Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket. Free parking. Save 10% on tickets at using coupon code FB10.


Tewksbury continues to battle 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.

The competition is tight, so every hour counts between now and when the contest ends on November 24. Join in with your existing Beanstack account, or sign up for one here.

The Holiday Light Show is now open in Haverhill. Features dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays to delight the entire family. Visitors are welcomed to bundle up in their car, pack a favorite snack or beverage and tune their radio to enjoy the synced light performance as they travel the more than 1 mile route. The show is open evenings beginning at 5 p.m. sharp, select dates Nov. 19 – Dec. 30, and tickets can be purchased online for $23 or $35 per vehicle.

Local organizations that want their events listed are invited to contact Christine Chesbrough via the Connected Facebook group or send their info to

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