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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Families, mark your calendars for Tewksbury’s first Public Safety Night, on Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m. at TMHS. Families can enjoy a cookout and meet Officers Eric Hanley and Waffles.

“We are excited to host this event for our residents in town and come together as a community for a fun afternoon,” said TPD chief Ryan Columbus. “As a public safety department, it is important to make those connections within your community and get to know the people you are helping. This event is a great opportunity to do that.”

The Tewksbury Fire Department will hold a fire extinguisher demonstration, and children will have the opportunity to spray a fire hose. Additionally, Tewksbury Fire will have a hydrant sprinkler to help children cool off.

“The Tewksbury Fire Department looks forward to partnering with the Tewksbury Police Department and NMRECC in hosting a public safety afternoon,” said TFD chief Joseph Kearns. “This is a great opportunity for all the public safety personnel to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with the community.”

NMRECC will offer informational safety handouts and prizes throughout the day for residents and children, including coloring books and crayons.

“Northern Middlesex Regional Emergency Communications staff are thrilled to be a part of our first ever Public Safety Night event in conjunction with the Tewksbury Police Department and other Public Safety partners,” said NMRECC executive director Kevin Lessard. “It’s very important for our Public Safety Telecommunicators to meet members of our community and provide some information about 911 people may not be aware of!”

Here’s what else is going on this week.

Monday, August 15

Select Board
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Select Board will meet to review Town Meeting warrant articles. Agenda.

Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library back lawn or watch on YouTube

This is always one of the most popular community concerts, so come early to claim your spot and purchase a raffle ticket ($1 or 6 for $5) to win $25 in scratch tickets and support the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Then sit back and enjoy a concert from one New England’s top Trop Rock and  Jimmy Buffett tribute bands, The Island Castaways Band. (What is Trop-Rock? Any song that can bring you to your own private island!) Their live show features a balanced mix of originals and classics, all with their own tropical touch of fun. The band promises a heavy dose of Jimmy Buffett for its Tewksbury concert. This concert will take place on the library’s back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled.

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

Tuesday, August 16

Water Main Relocation
When: Through 8/19
Where: Various addresses

Starting today, water main relocation work will begin at the Shawsheen Street/Mohawk Drive intersection, requiring a temporary water main shutdown. Impacted residents should have received a notice. Mohawk, Birchwood Rd., and Shawsheen between Mohawk and Bridge St. will be affected. Some parts of Old Shawsheen St. will be affected on Wednesday. Learn more.

Council on Aging
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

The Tewksbury Council on Aging will meet with a light agenda that includes a budget review and a preview of Sept. events. Agenda.

Galilee Cafe
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Congregational Church

The members of Tewksbury Congregational Church will hold their regular third-Tuesday free community dinner, to eat there or take away. Please spread the word to any who are interested in a home-cooked meal. Contact with any questions.

Wednesday, August 17

School Committee
When: 2 – 5 p.m. workshop, 5:45 executive session, 6:15 public session
Where: High School or or catch the public meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee has a full agenda. Following a workshop to review the 21/22 school year and look ahead at 22/23 goals, the Committee will enter executive session. The regular meeting, which will be televised, includes an update from Alphabest and recognition of the TMHS girl’s varsity softball team’s successful season. Agenda.

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

The ConCom has a long list of requests, violation hearings and notices of intent to deal with in regard to properties across town, including East St., Frazier Lane and River Rd. Agenda.

Thursday, August 18

MassHire 50+ Job Fair
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center

Meet with age-friendly employers who value a multi-generational workforce. For anyone 50+, you will have priority access from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Doors open to everyone from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn more and see some of the employers attending.

Rainbow Social
When: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

This month’s LGBTQ+ Rainbow Social will feature refreshments and a fun activity. For details or to sign up, contact the Senior Center.

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. 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.

Board of Health
When: 6:00
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

After missing last month’s meeting, the Board of Health will hear from assistant town manager Steve Sadwick on the pending retail marijuana bylaw and well water regulations. There will also be a presentation on tobacco sales to minors at E-Market on Shawsheen St., the smoke shop at 1899 Main St. and Tewksbury Mobile on Andover St. and a discussion of repeated food safety violations at Lisa’s Family Pizzeria. And, we’ll hear an update on Oliveira Farm. Agenda.

How To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, learn more and register

Author E.B. Bartels will discuss her new book, Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, in conversation with Chloe Shaw, author of What Is a Dog?: A Memoir, in this Zoom webinar. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Friday, August 19

Film Screenings: The Northman
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 — The Northman. From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Action adventure starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, and Claes Bang. Rated R. 137 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.


Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell

Every third Saturday in August, more than 60,000 people from around the country and the world come to Lowell to celebrate water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and more. Learn more.

Public Safety Night
When: Sunday, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: TMHS

The Tewksbury Police Department, Tewksbury Fire Department, and Northern Regional Middlesex Communication Center invite community members to Tewksbury’s first Public Safety Night. Residents will have the opportunity to meet Tewksbury public safety members. Attendees can explore law enforcement vehicles including police cruisers, fire trucks, ambulances, motorcycles, ATVs, Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) SWAT vehicles, and the Tewksbury Police Drone Unit.

Additionally, there will be a dunk tank where residents can dunk a first responder. The Tewksbury Police K-9 Unit will hold a demonstration from 4:30-5 p.m.

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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