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What To Know In Tewksbury the Week of Jan. 30

There’s a lot going on this week — much of it virtual and available online. Of note is the Community Roundtable tonight where Robert Hayes gathers representatives from a wide variety of Tewksbury organizations. It’s a great opportunity for new, and long-term, residents to learn about what’s going on around town.

There are also plenty of programs at the Library, from a virtual Marvel escape room to a look at film adaptations of horror books. Check out the full TPL schedule here.

Virtual Community Roundtable
When: Monday, Jan. 31 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Looking to get more involved in 2022? Representatives from Tewksbury-based nonprofit organizations will gather Monday at the library’s annual Winter Community Roundtable. Representatives from groups including the Carnation and 100 People Who Care will share information about their respective organization’s programs, services and upcoming events and fundraisers. 

Finance Committee
When: Monday, Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Where: This is a virtual meeting. Residents may dial in.

It’s budget review time, and the Finance Committee has another full agenda tonight, including computer services and Town Hall. To participate, call 978-771-0819 and watch on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33).

Planning Board
When: Monday, Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Where: In person at Town Hall. Note: Agenda says the meeting will be on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33), but this meeting is at the same time as the Finance Committee. We’ll update when we know more.

And the beat goes on for the projects at 30 East St. and 1768 and 1788 Main St. The agenda includes a mixed use development at 30 East St. that falls within the town center overlay district. Learn more about the board’s questions on that project here. The latter project concerns the plaza housing Al Fresca, where the owner is seeking to add additional parking but must address wetland concerns.

Thanks to the Dewing School for Friendly February reminders. Day 1: Send someone a message to say how much they mean to you. 

Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The New England Patriots Hall Of Fame
When: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Attention New England Patriots fans! Is Brady retiring or isn’t he? Bring that question to the Patriots Hall of Fame staff during a live virtual tour of the Hall of Fame. Get an inside look at some of their unique artifacts! An interactive Q&A session will follow.

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career,” this networking group program is perfect for you.

Friends of the TPLibrary Meeting
When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: TPL meeting room

Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of the fabulous Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library Board. Email questions to:

Conservation Commission
When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or watch on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33).

Among matters on the agenda are two single family homes on Marston St. and properties on Leighton Lane, Bayberry Lane and Pinnacle St.

Trahan and North St. Reuse Committee
When: Thursday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Small Meeting Room, agenda here

Residents are invited to weigh in on potential reuse options for the Trahan and North St. school properties after the opening of the new elementary school. The Committee will also discuss how to gather input from other local boards and residents.

Film Screening: Respect
Friday, Feb. 4, doors open at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Center Library. Registration required

Enjoy a screening of Respect, a biographical drama starring Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. PG-13. 145 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.

Forbidden Broadway Opening Night
Where: TMHS

Tickets are now available for the TMHS Theater Company production of Forbidden Broadway. Performances are February 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the TMHS Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door.

Lorna is a U.S. Army veteran and 25-year resident of Tewksbury who has written for organizations ranging from the DIA to InformationWeek to a free weekly in New London that sent her to interview the pastry chef at Foxwoods.

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