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10+ Things To Know This Week in Tewksbury

Team Carnation wishes an easy fast to our friends who observe Yom Kippur this week.

Thanks to all the volunteers and llamas who made the Fall Festival a success, despite some challenging weather on Saturday. Kids had a great time with games, a petting zoo and tons of other activities.

The Council on Aging reminds residents that Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Because Medicare plans change every year, it’s a good idea to review your insurance annually to ensure you have the most cost-effective plan for you. The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. Want a plan checkup? Just call the Tewksbury Senior Center at 978-640-4480 and leave a message for SHINE counselor Patty Sasso.

Monday, Oct. 3

Tram Nguyen Office Hours
When: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Rep. Nguyen welcomes Tewksbury constituents to meet with her in person. While Nguyen represents only a few districts in town, her office is responsive to all Tewksbury residents, so please drop by should you have questions or concerns.

Special Town Meeting
When: 7 p.m.
Where: High school gym or watch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

All registered voters may take part and will be asked to decide on the future of retail marijuana in Tewksbury and whether to push the DPW/School Maintenance Facility project over the finish line. The warrant is here. Supplemental information from the Town Manager is here, and the Carnation’s guide to this year’s Special Town Meeting is here. We hope to see you there, or you can follow along on the town’s YouTube and public access channels or with our live tweets.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Mexica Dine-Out for TMHS Track
When: 3 – 9 p.m.
Where: Mexica

From 3 – 9 p.m. Mexica will donate 30% of orders to our track team, but you must show the flier at the end of this column!

Wednesday, Oct. 5

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

The Conservation Commission will consider requests related to properties on Catamount Rd., South St., Whipple Rd. and Foster Lane. Agenda

Public meetings may be added after this posts, so check the calendar of events for a full list.

Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library Monthly Meeting
When: 7 – 8:30
Where: Library

Monthly meeting of the fabulous Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  All are welcome to attend and learn how to get involved with supporting the Library. Email questions to

A Trip To Transylvania with The Traveling Librarian
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Join Jeff Klapes, the Traveling Librarian, for another of his popular armchair travel presentations. This month, journey to Transylvania. Known for its connection to Vlad Dracul, the real life Dracula, this mountainous region of Romania has so much more to offer than creepy history. Castles, fortified churches, deep forests and beautiful baroque towns await the visitor who’s willing to explore off the beaten path. Jeff is the recently retired Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield and an avid traveler and photographer.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Power of Flowers Project Annual Luncheon
When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Four Oaks Country Club

Join the Power of Flowers Project for their “Annual Spread the Joy Luncheon” and enjoy basket and gift card raffles, a silent auction and a golden ticket drawing to win $500. For more information and to purchase tickets go to All proceeds to benefit the Power of Flowers Project, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization sharing hope and happiness with seniors, veterans and those living in care communities.

Women In Business Networking, Crafts & Conversation
When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Open Space Gift Shop & Creative Studios

Meet and network with other professional women while making a creative craft. Members, $10, nonmembers $20. Sign up here. 

King Charles III — The Royal Ghostbuster
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

As Great Britain and the Commonwealth welcomes its new King Charles III, we’ll examine some of the stories that have circulated about his fascination for ghosts. His interest may point to a much deeper interest in the paranormal and the mystical within the Royal Family, going back to the reign of Queen Victoria. Led by Steve Parsons, which the Wall Street Journal called “The Gold Standard in Ghost Hunting.”

Friday, Oct. 7

Teen Event: Foodie Friday
When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online, register here

Join Emily on Youtube and learn how to make candy corn bark! Supplies will be provided for this event* and registered attendees will be sent an email with more details about picking up supplies. *You must register by October 4th to have supplies provided. If you register after this point, we will let you know what supplies you’ll need, and you will be responsible for acquiring them.


Intro To Palmistry with Diane DiPietro
When: Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Library, register here

Learn the origins, history and various uses of palmistry over the centuries. Explore the major lines on our hands and discover what they mean. Led by Diane DiPietro, who has been reading palms for over two decades and teaches palmistry classes at Tintagles Gate Flowerland in Athol. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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