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What To Know In Tewksbury the Week of March 13

This week, members of the Tewksbury Congregational Church launch their new Galilee Café. Every third Tuesday of the month, church members invite all to a free community dinner from 5:30 – 7 p.m. See more below.

Tonight Tewksbury takes on Duxbury in the Frozen Four, and this coming weekend, your Tewksbury Titan robotics team participates in the First Robotics Competition NE District North Shore Event, held at Reading Memorial High School.

Looking ahead, businesses and residents located on Rt. 38 between Colonial Dr. and Old Boston Rd. should mark their calendars for a meeting set for March 22 at 6 p.m. in the town hall, where Mass DoT will discuss the schedule for planned resurfacing work and sidewalk construction. 

Monday, March 14

Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Market
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Join the Boston Globe’s “Job Doc” Patricia Hunt Sinacole for her presentation, “A Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Employment Market.” This interactive session will be packed with information to help you become more productive, including: the use/misuse of social media in a search; networking tips; a job hunter’s elevator speech, resumes and references; and job search statistics. Led by Patricia Hunt Sinacole, the CEO and Founder of First Beacon Group, a Human Resources (HR) consulting firm that provides HR services to a wide variety of companies across New England. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Candidates’ Meetup
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Luna Rossa

The TDTC invites all voters to drop by and meet your local candidates for Select Board, School Committee, Planning Board, Board of Health and other offices. Some candidates will be accepting donations and have signs and “dear friend” postcards available. Registered voters may also sign nomination papers for state and federal congressional office holders. Learn more.

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

The Planning Board will hear requests for a number of land disturbance permits and address several projects continued from Feb. 28.  AGENDA

Finance Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall first floor meeting room

The Finance Committee will hear presentations on the Tewksbury School Department and Shawsheen Tech FY23 budgets. AGENDA

Debunking Myths About Native Americans & Their Place In History
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, the co-author of All The Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, will debunk a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. She will talk about how historical narrative myths like “Columbus Discovered America,” “Indians Were Savage and Warlike,” and many others are rooted in fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land tied to narratives or erasure and disappearance. Be prepared to rethink what you may have been taught about Native Americans and their place in history. Dina Gilio-Whitaker is an award-winning journalist and columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library. This virtual event is a collaboration between the libraries in Watertown, Tewksbury and elsewhere.

Find the full schedule of Library events for this week here.

Hockey Playoffs: TMHS vs. Duxbury
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loring Arena, Framingham

Tickets to see TMHS take on Duxbury in the Division 2 Frozen Four are available here.

Tuesday, March 15

Tattoos for Ukraine
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Blackbird Tattoo Co., Billerica 

Artists will be in the shop all day tattooing artwork from flash sheets for Ukraine. First come first serve, no appointments and no design changes from the artwork on the flash sheets as the shop is hoping to do as many tattoos as possible to raise as much money as possible!

100% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS PROVIDING AID IN UKRAINE and will be donated to the organizations listed on the event page. Even if you are not interested in getting a tattoo, please consider checking out the links and donating.

Council on Aging
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center Conference Room

The CoA will discuss the April events calendar, COVID test kits, the Senior Center meeting room policy and more. AGENDA

Galilee Cafe at Tewksbury Congregational Church
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: 10 East St.

The members of Tewksbury Congregational Church announce the creation of a new community service, the Galilee Café at Tewksbury Congregational Church. Every third Tuesday of the Month, the members of Tewksbury Congregational Church invite all to a free community dinner from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The first dinner will be “Take-Out Only” with prepared meals available to pick up during the specified window of time. Future dinners will be served in person within our Fellowship Hall. Please spread the word to any who are interested in a home-cooked meal at the Galilee Café at Tewksbury Congregational Church. Contact cafe@tewksburycc.org with any questions.

Town Crier Candidates’ Forum
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the event on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

On Tuesday, residents can hear from Planning Board, Moderator and School Committee candidates. Town Crier journalists Paige Impink, Cassia Burns and Rosalyn Impink will host and moderate. Tickets are still available; learn more here. 

Wednesday, March 16

School Committee Special Meeting
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee will review the results of the survey and focus group launched to inform the search for a new superintendent.  AGENDA

Town Crier Candidates’ Forum
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the event on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

On Wednesday, residents can hear from Board of Health, Library Trustee and Select Board candidates. Town Crier journalists Paige Impink, Cassia Burns and Rosalyn Impink will host and moderate. Tickets are still available; learn more here. 

Financial Workshop for 17-30 Year Olds: Managing Your Money To Build Your Best Life
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Paying your bills should be a top financial priority for everyone. Of course, most of us also want some extra money for a major purchase, dream of owning a home or want to retire comfortably. This workshop, geared towards 17 to 30 year-olds, will help you learn how to budget your money and start building a nest egg for your future. Presented by Matt Trogdon, an educator with the Babson Financial Literacy Program and financial planner with 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. The Babson Financial Literacy Project (BFLP) is a not-for-profit program designed to help young adults acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for long-term financial prosperity and independence. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Presented in collaboration with 27 additional libraries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Thursday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Event Lineup
When: All day
Where: Library, in person and online

Crafts, story time and virtual programs on the life and times of St. Patrick and an exploration of Irish food. Find the full lineup here.

TJ Callahan’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
When: Music 3 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Where: TJ Callahan’s

Corned beef & cabbage and other traditional foods are served all day, and music starts at 3 p.m. Learn more.

Friday, March 15

Deadline to license your dog
When: 7:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Town hall

Town clerk Denise Graffeo reminds dog owners that if they don’t get their pooches licensed by March 15, they will owe a $5 late fee. Note that dogs new to town may be licensed at any time throughout the year without incurring a late fee. Learn more.

First Robotics Competition
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Reading Memorial HS

The TMHS Titans are taking part in this weekend event. With real-world challenges, teams of high-school students build industrial-size robots to play this Sport for the Mind. Learn more. 

Weekend Preview

Sign Holding
When: Saturday a.m.
Where: Shawsheen & Main, Town Common

Chances are your favorite candidates are seeking volunteers to hold signs on Saturday morning, weather permitting. Check their websites or Facebook pages.

Outdoor Salsa in Lowell on the Deck
When: Sunday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 262 Merrimack St, Lowell

2:30 pm: Free Beginner Salsa class
3:00 pm: Salsa Social

Salsa music and wood composite floor smooth enough for spinning. We recommend flat shoes and discourage high heels on this surface. Parking in the street is free on Sunday. Organizers thank DCR, which maintains and allows access to this convenient downtown location.

Lorna is a 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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