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What To Know This Week in Tewksbury

Tewksbury drama students are performing Matilda, Jr. The Musical as part of Voices of Hope’s summer theater workshop production. Tickets are available now, and funds raised benefit The Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Mass General Hospital.

Want something different to do with the kids? Verrill Farm’s sunflower fields are brimming with blooms. Visitors are welcome to take photos or pick a sunflower bouquet weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission (ages 10+) is $10 and includes five cut-your-own blooms. Reservations are required; learn more here. The farm is located at 11 Wheeler Rd. in Concord.

Monday, August 8

Refresh Your Interviewing Skills
When: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Receive a refresher on the key skills that are required when interviewing for any job: Speaking confidently, constructing answers to off-the-cuff questions, giving and receiving feedback and rehearsing. The session will include an interactive segment in which members respond to mock interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. Led by MJ Kahn, SVP of technology at OpFocus and a seasoned Toastmasters member and leader. 

Joint Select Board/Planning Board Meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Select Board and Planning Board will gather to interview six candidates for the open Planning Board seat created by Eric Ryder’s resignation. Immediately thereafter, the Select Board will fill open seats on the Tewksbury North & Trahan School Reuse Committee, Mass. Cultural Council, Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee and Historic Commission. Agenda.

Community Concert: Tribute to Rod Stewart
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library

Enjoy a concert from one of the country’s top Rod Stewart tribute performers, Rick Larrimore. Larrimore captures Stewart’s four decades of best-selling hits with the same humor, high energy and sexy savoir faire that’s made him a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon. From “Maggie May” to the latest “American Songbook” classics, audience members will believe the “Rodfather” is in the house. Learn more about Rick HERE. 

This concert will take place on the library’s back lawn. Get there at 5:30 to purchase a raffle ticket ($1 or 6 for $5) to win $25 in scratch tickets. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled. 

Tuesday, August 9

Meet & Greet New TPS Asst. Superintendent Lori McDermott
When: 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: TMHS LG1

Drop in to meet our new Tewksbury Public Schools assistant superintendent and chat with new super Brenda Theriault-Regan at either session.

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

The Select Board will address a full agenda, including a new funding request from Soldier On, a housing production plan and a letter from Andover regarding the situation on South St. Agenda.

Walking Tour Of The Tewksbury Hospital Campus
When: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Public Health Museum

Come explore the history of the legendary Tewksbury State Hospital, which opened its doors in May 1854 as the State Almshouse. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide from the Public Health Museum, join this 60+ minute walking tour to explore life in days past, the history of a vibrant community, its architecture, the lives of its patients and staff and its connection to public health. Registration required.

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

Wednesday, August 10

Library at Livingston: Jungle Jim!
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Livingston Park Pavilion

Join us for a special program at the pavilion at Livingston Park, near the playground. This week, we will have Jungle Jim’s high-energy show. Camp Balloon Magic is a 45-minute performance that features a variety of challenges for the “campers” in attendance: Big Balloon Sports (volleyball and basketball), Animal Identification, Magic 101 and of course, the giant 6-foot balloon!

Jungle Jim’s performance will as always feature lots of audience participation, clean humor and a ton of fun. No registration is required. Please join us! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Hidden Battles Jeep Night
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Heritage Farm Ice Cream, 163 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell

Come join us Wednesday nights at Heritage Farm Ice Cream in Lowell for Hidden Battles Jeep Night. Jeeps can come and go during the event. Don’t have a Jeep? Come anyway to hang out! For every $20 cash donation during the event you will get a free ice cream cone.

Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Social
When: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Luna Rossa

Interested residents are invited to join the TDTC for pizza and networking. There will be a cash bar, and Rep. Dave Robertson and Senator Barry Finegold are confirmed. Other candidates and members of the delegation may drop by. There will be associate member signup sheets.

Thursday, August 11

Elementary School Building Committee
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The ESPC will hear from the project designers and managers about progress on the new Center Elementary School, including a plan for community outreach. Agenda.

Hydrangeas: Which One is Right for Me?
When: 11 a.m. – noon
Where: Virtual, register here

This lecture focuses on the key points that gardeners should consider before they invest in a hydrangea. With over 600 cultivars to select from, it’s easy to select a plant based on some attributes only to find that it will definitely not be the “right plant in the right place.” The seven species are identified, examples of each are provided, and their best use in the landscape is examined. Led by Kathie Skinner, a Senior Principal Master Gardener. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 35-40 vendors selling food and non-food products. This week features National Sharpening, mobile sharpening service for knives, scissors & garden tools, and the Tewksbury Girls Basketball League.

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.

Friday, August 12

Film Screenings: Dual
When: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: 10:30 at Senior Center, 2 p.m. at Library

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s latest films — Dual. A woman opts for a cloning procedure after she receives a terminal diagnosis but when she recovers her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail, leading to a court-mandated duel to the death. Sci-fi thriller starring Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, and Beulah Koale. Rated R. 94 minutes. 

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

Library showing: Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Register here.

Tie Dye (Grades 5-12)
When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Library back lawn

Get ready to make your own tie dye creation! Please bring your own white shirt. All other supplies will be provided for you.  We will be making our creations outside, so bring any sunscreen or sunglasses that you may need. This event is for grades 5-12 only. Registration required.

Weekend

Roller Derby Doubleheader
When: Saturday, August 13, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Shriners Auditorium

Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Saturday for doubleheader action — Cosmonaughties vs. Nutcrackers at 5 p.m., followed by Wicked Pissahs vs. Harbor Horrors at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE for a discounted price of $12, or at the door for $16. Admission covers entry for both games and the after party at 9 p.m. Children under 6 are admitted for free. 

Tank Demonstration Weekend at the American Heritage Museum
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: Hudson, Mass.

Our summer tank demonstration weekend is where you can see some of the American Heritage Museum’s tanks including the M4 Sherman and M24 Chaffee in addition to the M18 Hellcat, M26 Pershing, and German Hetzer tank destroyer operating on our tank driving grounds behind the museum. Captivating historical narration will bring these amazing machines to life. WWII veterans will be participating in the exhibition!

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. each day. Tank driving demonstrations are ongoing through the entire day. All three museums will be open: The American Heritage Museum, The Historic Aviation Hangar and Classic Automobile Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most rare aircraft, extraordinary American classic automobiles, historic tanks, armored vehicles, military artifacts and much more. Learn more.

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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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