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What To Know In Tewksbury This Week

Another steamy week is on tap for Massachusetts. Beat the heat with some free indoor movie and TV watch parties, and keep your fingers crossed that forecast thunderstorms hold off tonight for the first community concert on the lawn — and commence after the show to help alleviate the severe drought conditions facing our area.

There’s lots going on this coming weekend, including the Amazing AcroCats, featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats, performing in Arlington.

UPDATE: The concert scheduled for Monday night has been postponed to Friday.

Monday, July 25

Stranger Things Watch Party (Grades 7-12)
When: 2 – 5 p.m.
Where: Library

Teens can head to the Library to watch Season 4 of Stranger Things, relax and have some snacks. See episodes 1-3 today, and future episodes in August. Stranger Things is rated TV-14 for fear, language, gore and smoking. Due to interest, the library is opening these events to teens in grades 7-12.  By registering, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the rating.

About Episode 1: Still reeling from the events last year, the gang tries to move on with their lives. However, a threat is brewing both on Earth and the Upside Down. REGISTER HERE.

See all the events for kids, teens and adults at the Tewksbury Public Library here.

Select Board
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

The Select Board will meet briefly to change the date of October Special Town Meeting, which last week was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4 — the first day of Yom Kippur. AGENDA

Tuesday, July 26

The Memory Thief — And the Secrets Behind How We Remember
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library, in-person program

The Memory Thief chronicles an investigation into a rare and devastating amnesia first identified in a cluster of fentanyl overdose survivors. When a handful of doctors embark on a quest to find out exactly what happened to these marginalized victims, they encounter indifference and skepticism from the medical establishment. But after many blind alleys and occasional strokes of good luck, they go on to prove that opioids can damage the hippocampus, a tiny brain region responsible for forming new memories. Learn more about this fascinating program and REGISTER HERE.

Tewksbury Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The TDEIAC will welcome community/economic development planner Alexandra Lowder to walk through the results of the recent resident survey. AGENDA

Wednesday, July 27

A Ray of Elvis: Elvis Tribute Show
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., rescheduled from July 18
Where: Library back lawn

Enjoy a concert from the one of the country’s top Elvis Tribute Artists, Ray Guillemete, Jr. For more than 20 years, Ray has amazed and inspired people with his award-winning “A Ray Of Elvis” show. He is a 10-time international Elvis Tribute Artist winner and has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. This show was rescheduled from last week.

Get there early, starting at 5:30 for a 6:30 showtime, to mingle and support the Friends of the Library by purchasing a ticket for $1 to win $25 in scratch tickets. Shows end at 8 p.m.

Learn more about the concert series.

Shawsheen Tech School Committee Policy Subcommittee
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shaw Tech conference room or YouTube

At this open meeting, the Shaw Tech policy subcommittee will review and update the school’s student admissions policy, among other matters. AGENDA

Thursday, July 28

Tree Warden Hearing
When: 10 a.m.
Where: DPW

The town’s tree warden will hold a hearing regarding the proposed removal of three trees on Pond St. AGENDA

Tewksbury Community Market
When: Livingston St.
Where: 4 – 7 p.m.

The Tewksbury Community Market takes place on Thursdays through Sept. 30, rain or shine. Each market features 35 to 40 vendors selling food and non-food products. Each week’s vendors are listed on the Market’s website.

Follow the Tewksbury Community Market’s Facebook (@TewksburyMarket), Twitter (@TewksburyMarket), and Instagram (@TewksburyCommunityMarket) for regular updates.

Zoning Board of Appeals
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

The ZBA will review projects on Old Boston Rd. and Euclid Rd. AGENDA

Friday, July 29

Last Day to Apply for Planning Board
When: 4:30
Where: Town Hall

Friday at 4:30 is the deadline for those who wish to apply for the Planning Board seat vacated by Eric Ryder. Learn more.

Film Screening: The Lost City
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s latest films — The Lost City. A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. Action adventure comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe. Rated PG-13. 122 minutes. 

Senior Center doors will open at 10:15 a.m. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Register here.

Film Screening: The Lost City
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Library

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s latest films — The Lost City. A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. Action adventure comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe. Rated PG-13. 122 minutes. 

Library meeting room doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Register here.

4EverFab — A Beatles Tribute Band
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library back lawn, weather permitting

Enjoy a concert from the popular Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab. 4EverFab brings to life timeless Beatles music through brilliant lead vocals, precise three-part harmonies and true-to-the-record musicianship. 4EverFab will play this show “By Request” so that the audience will hear the songs that they want to hear. This show is family-friendly and attracts fans from every generation. This show was rescheduled from Monday.

Get there early, starting at 5:30 for a 6:30 showtime, to mingle and support the Friends of the Library by purchasing a ticket for $1 to win $25 in scratch tickets. Shows end at 8 p.m. In case of rain, watch the Library website for updates.

Weekend 

Take A Hike Through the Poplar St. Well Fields
When:
10 a.m.
Where: Park at the Elks, Register here

The Tewksbury Open Space & Recreation Committee and the Tewksbury Public Library invite you to take a guided hike through the Poplar St. Well Fields. The hike will be led by Open Space & Recreation Committee member Bruce Shick, who will be accompanied by Beautification Committee member and native plant/tree expert Kathy MacInnis. 

This easy hike is 1.2 miles long and will last approximately 1 hour. The trail starts at the end of Poplar Street. Please park in the Elks Club parking lot at 777 South St. This hike is limited to 25 cars.

Lowell Folk Festival
When: Starts Friday evening
Where: Lowell

The Lowell Folk Festival features traditional folk music, artisan crafts and ethnic foods in downtown Lowell, beginning with the traditional parade of nations from Lowell’s City Hall Plaza to Boarding House Park. The fun starts tonight and continues through Sunday. The FREE festival offers something for everyone, from 8 to 80-year-olds, all within the heart of Lowell National Historical Park. Find more info at www.lowellfolkfestival.org.

The Amazing Acro-cats in Arlington
When: Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Regent Theater, ArlingtonThe Amazing AcroCats, featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats, are a traveling troupe of trained rescue cats. Their one-of-a-kind, two-hour-long purrformance features talented domestic house cats, all former orphans and strays, jumping through hoops, riding a skateboard, balancing on yoga balls and more. The show finale is the only all-cat band in the world: Tuna and the Rock Cats. See St. Claude on guitar, Bowie on drums, and Nue on keyboard with Tuna on cowbell. New band members include Sookie on chimes, Buggles on trumpet, Oz on sax and Roux on clarinet. There’s even a chicken named Cluck Norris on tambourine. Tickets start at $35.

New England Hot Sauce Fest
When:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Smuttynose Brewing, Hampton, NH

The Spicy Shark is presenting the 1st Annual New England Hot Sauce Fest on Saturday at the outdoor field behind Smuttynose Brewery, in Hampton, NH. Space is limited, and organizers recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Proceeds will be donated to two non-profit partners, Blue Ocean Society and the Seacoast Science Center.

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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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