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What To Know This Week in Tewksbury

It’s a quiet last full week of vacation before the first day of school on August 31. As usual, the kids will go Wednesday and Thursday and have Friday off for the Labor Day weekend. If you need info on hours, supply lists, summer reading or bus routes, PACs or more, check out the Carnation’s Back to School roundup.

Families who want to take part in the “Princess Harvest Ball,” formerly the father/daughter dance, should plan to grab tickets on Sept. 10 as the event has historically sold out quickly. See the flyer, below. 

Monday, August 22

Tewksbury Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

Tewksbury Public Schools superintendent Brenda Regan will join the TDEIAC to provide an update on the MASS Conference for educators, which she attended. Agenda.

POSTPONED Crush — A Dave Matthews Tribute
When: Next Monday, August 29
Where: Library back lawn or watch on YouTube

Come enjoy a concert from Brett Huntley and Matt Salito of Crush, New England’s premier Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Drawing heavily from the Dave Matthews Band’s “Big 3” albums  Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets, “Crush” brings the classic 90’s sound of Dave Matthews while including several of their hits from post-2000. Brett and Matt recreate the softs and highs of the acoustic sound of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Blending soft, mellow tones with lively, upbeat sing-alongs, the acoustic duo performs dynamic sets consisting of the most popular Dave Matthews tracks. Learn more about Crush HERE.

Come early to claim your spot and purchase a raffle ticket ($1 or 6 for $5) to win $25 in scratch tickets. Benefits the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Can’t make it to the library? You can watch this program live on the Town of Tewksbury’s YouTube Channel.

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

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

The Planning Board will welcome new member Jonathan Ciampa, who was recently appointed to fill an open seat with a unanimous vote of the Planning and Select Board members. Ciampa, who has been a resident since 1999, brings relevant experience. He holds a BS in Architecture from Northeastern and currently works as a project manager, senior estimator and safety officer at an electrical construction and engineering firm. The agenda is fairly light, with several petitioners requesting continuances to September.

Tuesday, August 23

Board of Registrars
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Tewksbury Board of Registrars meets to test the ballot for the Sept. 6 Massachusetts primary. Massachusetts General Laws require that every city and town have a Board of Registrars consisting of the city or town clerk and three other members, appointed by the Select Board. Registrars are charged with helping the clerk promote and maintain voter registration, certify signatures, investigate challenges to local nomination papers, conduct recounts and be present at all elections as part of the reporting process. Agenda

Rising From Disaster — FDR, Churchill, and the Crucial Month of December ’41
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library, in person or virtual

History buffs won’t want to miss New York Times bestselling author William Martin’s latest presentation, “Rising From Disaster: FDR, Churchill, and the Crucial Month of December ’41,” based on his new book, December ’41.

In December ’41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War. Learn more about Martin HERE.

Register here. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Can’t make it to the library? You can watch this program live on the Town of Tewksbury’s YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, August 24

Free Blood Pressure Check
When: 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Senior Center, no appointment needed

Checks are done in our Clinic Office by Town Nurse Ashley.  Thank you Ashley for providing this valuable service.

See what else is up at the Tewksbury Senior Center in this month’s newsletter.

These 10 Things Are Ruining Society
When: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Library, in person

Author Brian T. Watson will discuss his new book, Headed Into The Abyss: The Story of Our Time, and the Future We’ll Face. Watson posits that the current states of 10 forces — capitalism, technology, the internet, politics, media, education, human nature, the environment, population, and transportation — are driving society in predominantly negative ways. Watson is an architect and cultural critic. For 18 years, he was a columnist with The Salem News, focused primarily on current affairs and the forces that were and are shaping societies both here and abroad. 

Register here. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, August 25

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.

Friday, August 26

Film Screenings: Memory
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 — Memory. An assassin-for-hire finds that he’s become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. Action thriller starring Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci. Rated R. 114 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.


Early Voting Begins
When: Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

This is the only weekend day where residents may walk in and vote in person. Learn more about voting in the Sept. 6 primary.

Tyngsboro Block Party – Music, Craft & Food Truck Festival
When: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Tyngsboro

Visit for more info and a schedule. This is a fun event with live bands all day on the Meetinghouse Green performance stage, entertaining side shows on the Winslow stage and streets lined with a mouth-watering mobile buffet of meal and dessert food trucks. Meander thru the new Tyngsborough Common to explore local and corporate vendors; interactive booths; crafts; local artisans; pony rides; petting zoo; children’s activities; food samples; craft beer and specialty wines; try your luck at the dunk tank; compete in a pie-eating contest; play lawn games, and so much more. There will be fireworks in the evening.

Mass Elks Veterans Motorcycle Run – Billerica
When: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Billerica Elks

Ride leaves at noon from the Elks, 14 Webb Brook Rd. Learn more.

harvest ball flyer

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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