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Tewksbury Weekend Happenings for Jan. 15

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

Remember that Friday is an early release day for Tewksbury Public Schools, and Monday is a holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Film Screening: Spencer
When: Friday, Jan. 14, doors open at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Center Library. Registration required

Enjoy a screening of Spencer, a drama starring Kristen Stewart and Jack Farthing. During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana Spencer, struggling with mental health problems, decides to end her decade-long marriage to Prince Charles. Rated R. 116 minutes.

Registration required. Limited to 20 seats. No candy & water will be served for the time being. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Drive-In Nomination Signing Event
When: Saturday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Where: 820 Shawsheen St.

On Saturday morning Jayne Wellman, candidate for reelection to the Select Board, will host a drive-in nomination papers signing event for candidates including Kayla Biagioni-Smith for School Committee, Nicole Burgett-Yandow for Board of Health, Jomarie Buckley for Select Board, Julie Naughton for Library Trustee, Dustin Weir for Town Moderator, Rich Russo for School Committee and Cody Smith for Planning Board. Drop in on your way for coffee, grocery shopping or heading to youth activities for an opportunity to meet some new faces seeking nomination to town offices. Registered voters may sign papers to get these candidates on the ballot for the April 2 town election.

Tewksbury Girls Basketball Shoe Drive Fundraiser
When: Saturday, Jan. 15th  8am – 11am
Where: TMHS main entrance/bus loop

The Tewksbury Girls Basketball League is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser. Donate any gently used pair of shoes: sandals, dress, cleats, sneakers, boots, golf shoes (no spikes). All sizes. No shoes with holes or detaching soles please. Benefits go to scholarships for graduating seniors.

Fee Free Day at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
When: Noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Lowell

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Monday. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum tells the story of America’s Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall and rebirth of Lowell. The museum includes an operating 1920s weave room, and visitors are encouraged to begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street.

Free parking is available at the Hamilton Canal Innovation District parking garage at 350 Dutton Street. Parking in this garage (only) is available to National Park visitors at no cost provided they obtain a valid parking voucher at either the Visitor Center or at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. If you park in other City of Lowell garages or if you do not show a voucher when you exit that garage, you will be charged the posted rates for City garages.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of five fee-free days this year. The others are April 16 (First Day of National Park Week), August 4 (Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary), September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day). Get more information here.

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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