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What to Know In Tewksbury the Week of Feb. 27

We’re in the last few days of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library’s “Love Your Library” month online fundraiser. Check out coffee, hot chocolate and treats from Java Joe here by Feb. 28. All proceeds fund programming at the Library.

A limited number of free tickets are now available for the upcoming Town Crier 2022 Candidates Forum Series. The events will run Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, and be televised and simulcast on TewksburyTV. Residents who wish to attend in person should grab free tickets soon. Each candidate will receive two tickets for the night of his or her appearance, according to organizer Paige Impink.

Candidates and local groups who wish to have their forums, fundraisers or other election-related events listed in the Carnation should send the information to attn: Donna Gill.

From our Wilmington Apple sister site: Tickets are also available now for the Shawsheen Tech PAC’s annual comedy night, scheduled for Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Billerica Elks. The lineup includes Pete Costello, Jim Colliton, Carolyn Plummer and Mike McCarthy. Get more details at the Apple.

Finance Committee
When: Monday, Feb. 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Finance Committee meets in person to hear budget presentations for the DPW general fund as well as the water, sewer and stormwater enterprise funds. AGENDA

Planning Board
When: Monday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

The Planning Board will hear from the town planner and discuss a proposal at 60 Highland View Rd. for a high-tech greenhouse to grow what the company says will be some 25,000 pounds of “perfect strawberries” annually. AGENDA

Virtual Program: Cold War New England
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Register directly on Zoom HERE

Missiles in Vermont? Communists in New Hampshire? The largest air base in the world in Maine? Spy ships in Long Island Sound? So recent and yet so distant, the Cold War created a world of mega-bases, nuclear arsenals, missile silos, and high-tech development that helped the US to triumph while keeping the Cold War from getting hot. Take a look at this incredible history with Eamon McCarthy Earls, author of Cold War New England: How One Region Fought to Keep the Cold War from Getting Hot.

Find the full lineup of this week’s adult, teen and kids events at the Tewksbury Public Library here.

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
When: Wednesday, March 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Register directly on Zoom HERE

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month via Zoom. If you are an older adult who is 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 is for you.

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

Vale St. and Pinnacle St. are the subject of notices of intent. A notice of intent hearing is the first step in an applicant applying for a permit, or order of conditions, to remove, dredge, fill or alter wetlands. The notice of intent hearing will provide the town with information on the site, how the Wetlands Protection Act applies and proposed work scope and mitigation measures.  AGENDA

Economic Development Committee
When: Wednesday, March 2, 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Economic Development Committee will reorganize at this meeting and receive an update on what’s happening within Town Hall to attract new companies to town from community/economic development manager Alexandra Lowder. AGENDA

Friends of the TPLibrary Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 2, 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library meeting room

Monthly meeting of the fabulous Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. All are welcome to attend this meeting of the Friends’ Board. Email questions to: 

UPDATE: This program has been postponed to a future date TBD
Social Host and Underage Drinking Laws Presentation

When: Thursday, March 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: TMHS, Dr. Christine L. McGrath Performing Arts Center 

Join the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and the Tewksbury Police Department for a presentation on potential civil and criminal liability for residents who allow minors to drink in their homes. Massachusetts’ Melanie’s Law provides for more stringent license suspensions for those under 21 convicted of an OUI, and hosts who furnish alcohol to minors may be subject to penalties up to $2,000 in fines and a year in prison. Program is mandatory for students attending prom and their parents. Learn more. *Note that this program may be postponed, or a second session may be added, due to TMHS hockey making the playoffs 🏒 🎊

Film Screening: King Richard
Friday, March 4, doors open at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, registration required

Enjoy a screening of King Richard, a biographical sports drama starring Will Smith. A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. PG-13. 144 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.

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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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