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What To Know In Tewksbury the Week of March 20: Pizza for the PAC, TRTC Candidates’ Night

It was a great weekend for TMHS teams. Above, the TMHS boys hockey team celebrates their 3-1 victory over Canton at the Garden yesterday. They are the new MIAA Division 2 Boys Hockey State Champions. 🏒

And, the TMHS robotics team, FRC Team 1474 – Titans, competed for the first time this season, made it to the finals and finished in second place. Their trophy and medal will be on display in the high school, and they move on to the Greater Boston championship. 🤖

Monday, March 21

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Networking
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here.

How many informational interviews have you been on and then nothing happens? How often do you ask friends to keep their eyes open for a job opportunity and don’t hear anything? Sometimes it’s really difficult for others to help you if you aren’t clear or specific. (Never use the “I’ll take anything” line.)  Learn the three questions you should always ask yourself when on an informational interview or in a networking setting. The answers to these questions will forge real connections with others, and help clarify to them, and yourself, what you’re really looking for. Led by Jack Wang, CEO of Longhorn Financial LLC, an independent financial services practice. Presented by The Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

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

Tuesday, March 22

Main Street Resurfacing Public Information Meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

Residents are invited to a Main Street Resurfacing info session in the main room at Town Hall. In response to a request by Select Board vice-chair Jayne Wellman, town manager Richard Montuori scheduled the session as a forum for Mass DOT to inform residents and business on the timing of Route 38’s upcoming construction, reconstruction and sidewalk and drainage improvements. 

This meeting is for residents and businesses to learn when construction is due to pass by their locations so they can plan accordingly and is open to anyone who wants to attend and learn about the project details. Montuori says work will begin at Colonial Drive and cover 2,000 linear feet of roadway at a time, with paving likely happening at night. 

Tewksbury Writing Group: Writing Advice From Matt Cost
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, Register Here

Are you a writer — or an aspiring writer — looking for some support? The new Tewksbury Writing Group, which generally meets the third Monday evening of every month, is open to everyone who’s interested in writing, all genres, all skill levels. Each meeting, which will take place via Zoom, features a guest speaker (typically a published author or editor) offering some tips of the trade. Between meetings, members can share their work for reading and friendly critiquing via the group’s list-serv. In this meeting, writers can hear from Matt Cost, who writes histories and mysteries. He will discuss tips for mystery writers, historical fiction writers and writers who work with small publishers. Learn more about Cost here.

Wednesday, March 23

Papa Gino’s Raising Some Dough for Ryan School PAC
When: 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Papa Ginos at 553 Main St., Job Lot Plaza

Support the Ryan School PAC by ordering carry-out or delivery from Papa Gino’s between 4 and 9 p.m. Enter code “19” in the order screen or mention the Ryan PAC when calling and the restaurant will donate 20% of the sale.

Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber Mix & Bowl Event
When: 6 – 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Where: Wamesit Lanes

This networking event will feature food, door prizes and trophies for top teams. The cost is $25 per person or $50 for a team of two and includes one string of bowling, shoe rental and a door prize ticket. Register here.

Tewksbury Superintendent Search Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: TMHS LGI-1

At this meeting with the town’s consultant from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC), the committee changed with helping to select our new superintendent will receive instructions from the School Committee on their roles and responsibilities. AGENDA

See a roundup of the special School Committee meeting that discussed survey results.

Massachusetts Must Read Authors — Katherine Stewart (“The Power Worshippers”)
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Author Katherine Stewart was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts’s must-read authors of the year. Join Stewart for a brief presentation on her critically acclaimed book, The Power Worshippers: Inside The Dangerous Rise Of Religious Nationalism. Presented in cooperation with multiple Mass. libraries.

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

The Conservation Committee will hear about projects on Sheridan Lane, Heath St., Vale St., Frasier Lane and other streets in town as well as discussions on an Eagle Scout project by Kyle Adams to work on the town’s open space.

Thursday, March 24

TRTC Candidates’ Night
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club, 79 Chandler St.

On Thursday, residents can hear from many of the 2022 Town Election candidates, courtesy of the  Tewksbury Republican Town Committee. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Interested residents can RSVP here. 

Classic Restaurants Of Boston
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

The story of Boston is inextricably linked to food, hence its nickname Beantown. Given the city’s geography, its cuisine is understandably tied to the sea, with popular dishes such as lobster, oysters and clam chowder. These are still served today at classic restaurants like Union Oyster House, Parker’s Restaurant and Legal Sea Foods. There are also neighborhood favorites such as Cantina Italiana in the North End and Sullivan’s in Southie. In addition to Boston proper, the surrounding areas have their own specialties, including fried clams, the world’s best roast beef sandwich and bar pizza. From famous spots like Cheers to new classics like Anna’s Taqueria and the Summer Shack, join local author Zachary Lamothe as he explores the best food in Beantown.

Friday, March 25

Film Screening: American Underdog
When: Friday, March 25, doors open at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, registration required

Enjoy a screening of American Underdog, a biographical sports drama starring Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin. The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star. PG. 112 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.

Weekend Update:

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 for a signup sheet.

Candidates, if you expect a member of our state delegation or another special guest, please let us know so we can come by and get some photos, or submit photos to us at

Light Up Bunny Craft
Where: Register online

Join Donna of Two Sisters Crafting Around to make your own Light Up Bunny! Each attendee will learn to make a light up bunny that they then get to take home to give as a gift or use as a decoration. Workshop is for ages 15+. Register ahead; the cost is $45.

Sewing Group
9 a.m. – noon
Where: Wilmington United Methodist Church

Finally, the Wilmington United Methodist Church will resume its sewing group, which gathers on the last Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon in Fellowship Hall. Masks are optional. Don’t sew? Not a problem! There is something for everyone, including cutting dress patterns, ruffles, pockets, and bias tape. The group’s projects include “Little Dresses for Africa” and other much-needed items for boys and girls living in Africa. The group put together fleece tie blankets in the Fall. Questions? Please call Betsy Peterson at 978-657-0355 or email

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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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