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This Week In Tewksbury: Plant Sale, Rt. 38 Roadwork Continues, PAC Movie Dine-Out

From Monday through Wednesday, and potentially Thursday, MassDOT’s contractor will be working nights on Main St. from Colonial Dr. to Pleasant St. Work was completed from Pleasant St. to Nelson Ave. last week. If necessary, TPD will be on hand to direct cars using the milling detours from last week. Residents’ best bet is to avoid the area from Chandler St. to Colonial Dr. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday morning.

The Tewksbury Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See more details below, and while there, drop into the Library to say hi to Hardcover and check out the raffle baskets offered by the Friends of the Library. Residents who missed Saturday’s letter carriers food pickup may also drop items for the Community Pantry.

Also on Saturday: Electronics recycling.

Monday, May 16

Job Seeker’s Networking
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Social recruiting, online personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and online reputation management have a tremendous impact on a successful job search, but are relatively unknown to the majority of job seekers. LinkedIn helps with all three. Susan Joyce, an expert in personal SEO and online reputation management, will facilitate an interactive discussion where you will learn how to leverage LinkedIn and its 810 million members.

There is also a 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group on Wednesday. Learn more here.

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

Tewksbury Historical Commission
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Historical Commission is charged with the “preservation, protection, and development of the historical or archeological assets” of the town of Tewksbury. You can learn more about the Commission and see a list of historical properties on its website. On Monday, the Commission will discuss the history wall scheduled to be installed at the new Center Elementary School. 

Council on Aging
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

The CoA will introduce a new candidate for the board and discuss the June calendar of events at the Senior Center. 

Tuesday, May 17

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

The Select Board will discuss a request for outdoor entertainment at Wamesit Lanes. AGENDA

Wednesday, May 18

Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Large meeting room at the Library

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders and colorers! Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters. (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft. Drop in, no registration required.

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

The Select Board will discuss a request for outdoor entertainment at Wamesit Lanes. AGENDA

Discover Girl Scouts Virtual Launch Party
Time: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online, REGISTER HERE

The Discover Girl Scouts Virtual Launch Party is an introductory opportunity for families with children starting kindergarten through third grade in the upcoming school year to try out Girl Scouts, and familiarize themselves with the types of activities and adventures they might encounter as a Girl Scout family. This event also happens next Wednesday and on dates in June and July. 

Thursday, May 19

Public Health Museum Tours, indoors and campus
Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. most Thursdays and one Saturday per month
Where: Tewksbury State Hospital, Richard Morris Building

If you’ve never been to the Public Health Museum indoor and outdoor tour, this is a hidden gem. Indoor Museum and Outdoor Walking Tours are by reservation only. The museum is all volunteer staffed and relies on tours to fund its work. Please see the full schedule on the Museum’s website, where you can also make reservations. 

Innovation Academy Community Association Fundraiser
Time: 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Mooya Burgers, 199 Boston Rd., Billerica

Come out to have dinner and support the IACA’s middle and high school PTO. Be sure to mention the event at the time of order or use promo code BILLERICAFUN when ordering with the rewards app. Currently, the charter school serves students from more than 10 Massachusetts communities including Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica and Tewksbury.

Friday, May 20

TSEPAC Family Social
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Strongwater Farm, Livingston St.

The Tewksbury Special Education PAC invites residents to drop by, see the farm and socialize.

Dewing and North St. PAC Dine Out Fundraiser & Drive-In Movie: Sing 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: MVP

MVP shows family films every Friday and Saturday evening. The cost is $20 per car. Tickets are available online. The venue serves food, beer, wine and Richardson’s ice cream. 

Saturday, May 21

Plant Sale, Raffle & Food Drive
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Library, rain or shine

The Tewksbury Garden Club will sell a variety of hardy, locally grown perennial plants; herbs, tomatoes and vegetables; and the popular hanging bags of begonias. There will also be a free kids’ activity of sunflower kits. You can pay by cash or credit card. 

In addition, the Friends of the Tewksbury Library will offer raffle baskets, and you can drop off needed items for the Tewksbury Community Pantry.

Plant sale proceeds help support our town gardens, scholarships and various community groups. Payment methods: cash or credit card.

Electronics Recycling Event
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: St. William’s Church

Residents from all towns are welcome to recycle. All electronics, appliances, items with a plug and/or batteries, as well as bicycles in any condition will be accepted and recycled for a small cost as follows:

  • $5 each for computers, DVD players, printers, laptops, small electronics
  • $10 each for microwaves, small household appliances
  • $15 each for computer monitors, large printers, range-top microwaves
  • $20 each for TVs up to 24,” dorm-size refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers
  • $25 each for TVs between 25” and 31,” washing machines, dryers, stoves, large appliances, grills, exercise equipment, large yard equipment
  • $30 each for TVs between 32” and 35,” large refrigerators
  • $35 each TVs over 36”
  • $40 each for Projection TVs

    NO CHARGE: Cell phones, bicycles in any condition, wires, vehicle batteries, yard equipment batteries, household batteries, keyboards, tablets. The event will be rain or shine. Cash payment is preferred, but checks will be an acceptable form of payments over $30. For more information, 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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