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This Week In Tewksbury: Author Visit, Baby Sign Language, School Committee Meets

The Billerica Lion’s Spring Carnival is this week, running from Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15. Wristbands are available for between $35 and $45 per person, depending on the day and whether you purchase in advance. See more information on the website.

Monday, May 9

Baby Sign Language
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Where: Library, Story Time Room

Please join us for an introduction to Baby Sign Language! This class is for parents; babies 12 months old and younger are welcome to attend. This program is sponsored by Community Teamwork. Please register to let us know you are coming as space is limited.

Check out all of this week’s kid, adult and teen events on the Tewksbury Public Library’s events calendar. 

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

In its first meeting since passage of the new Zoning Bylaw and the announcement that Tree House Brewing is purchasing the Tewksbury Country Club, the Planning Board will hear a report from town planner Alex Lowder and address projects on Highland View Rd. and French St. as well as Trull Brook Golf Course. AGENDA

Science Fiction book discussion group
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Library Meeting Room

This Science and Science Fiction reading and discussion group normally meets on the first Monday of each month, but it was moved due to Town Meeting. May’s book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Books are available at the Front Desk one month before the discussion. Contact Diane Giarrusso at dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov for questions or to participate.

Tuesday, May 10 

Day of Beauty at Shawsheen Tech
Time: Varies
Where: Shawsheen Tech

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School welcomes the public to Shawsheen for “A Day of Beauty” on three Tuesdays in May, beginning last week. The visit will start with pampering at the school salon with service from cosmetology students, and then patrons will rendezvous in the Ram’s Head Dining room for a meal and coffee or tea from students in the Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program. Learn More.

Wednesday, May 11

Kids Author Visit: Alec Carlvin
Time: 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Where: Library Meeting Room

Calling all cosmic chefs! Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe, at the Tewksbury Public Library! Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end. So come on down and bring nothing! No registration required!

School Committee
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: TMHS LI1 or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee will recognize the TMHS hockey and robotics teams and All Scholastic athletes and see a demonstration of the Titans robot. After a citizen forum, the Committee will hear reports from new superintendent Brenda Regan and select new subcommittee representatives. AGENDA

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

In a full agenda, the Conservation Commission will address enforcement orders for properties including the Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club and 600 Woburn St.  AGENDA

Public Events & Celebration Committee
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Committee will discuss plans for the upcoming Fall Festival. At a March Select Board meeting, former SB member Anne Marie Stronach reported that a high level of interest from both vendors and residents led the Committee to explore adding an additional half-day on Saturday that would culminate in fireworks on Saturday night, leading into a full day on Sunday. AGENDA

Thursday, May 12

Taste of the Town
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Country Club

The Rotary Club of Tewksbury is holding their annual “Taste of the Town” Come sample terrific entrees, soups & desserts, and join in on our exciting raffle and silent auction items! Tickets are $40 per person and now on sale online! Get yours now at Tewksburyrotary.org 

Elementary School Building Committee
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The ESBC will discuss progress on the new school, which is scheduled to open in January. Residents can check out plans and progress on the new Center Elementary School and view a live construction cam on the project website.  AGENDA

TMHS Dance Team Annual Show
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: TMHS auditorium

Presale tickets are available for $5 from any team member or by messaging harringtonp22@tewksbury.k12.ma.us. Tickets will also be sold at the door – $7 for adults and $5 for students. 💃🏻🤩

Friday, May 13

Teen Virtual Event: Among Us (grades 6 – 12)
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, Register here

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom. Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library. Please only register if you are able to attend the full event. This event is for teens in grades 6-12. Please register in advance as space is limited. 

NOTE: This is an online event via Zoom. An invite will be sent at least an hour prior to the start of the program to the email given at registration. Be sure to check your clutter/junk/spam boxes if the invite does not appear in your inbox.

Spring into Nature at Boston Children’s Museum
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum

Join Boston Children’s Museum for a special after-hours event where you can interact with baby farm animals up close, try your hand at gardening, create your own bee homes from recycled materials, and more!

This event will take you inside the Museum as well as outside for programs, animal encounters, and even out onto the Green Roof. Come celebrate nature and the beginning of nicer weather at the Museum and discover all the fun and wonder that nature brings. Adults $29, kids $34. Presale tickets are here.

Saturday, May 14

Letter Carrier Food Drive
Time: All day
Where: Your mailbox

The Letter Carrier Food Drive is this Saturday, May 14. During the middle of this week, yellow plastic bags will be delivered with your mail. People who are able to donate should put non-perishable and non-expired food items in these bags (or any other bags you have) and put them out by your mailbox on Saturday morning for pick up by your letter carrier. Toiletries and personal hygiene items are accepted as well. This is the biggest annual food drive for the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry and is a tremendous event that helps us continue to provide food assistance to our fellow Tewksbury residents in need.

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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