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13+ Things to Know In Tewksbury This Week

In case you missed the bump in Southside activity, on Friday, Tree House Brewing quietly started online sales at its pickup location at the Tewksbury Country Club. The Carnation ordered a sampling of IPAs, an Octoberfest lager, canned cocktails and coffee beans. The pickup process was smooth, with helpful staff who had traveled from other Tree House locations. The plan, according to workers at the pickup site, is to hire local as the Tewksbury operation expands. Check out job openings. 

The Town Clerk has released a guide with everything you need to know to vote on Nov. 8. Confused about mail-in ballot requests? Unsure of your precinct? Interested in voting early in person starting Oct. 22? Check out the guide for information on all this and more.

Note that the deadline to register is Oct. 29.

Next week, residents can attend the first informational meetings for proposed retail marijuana outlets at 2212 Main St. and 890 East St., and the second meeting for Sundaze, on Oct. 21 at 7:10 p.m. at TJ Callahan’s. We’ll list all exact times and locations in next week’s lineup.

Monday, Oct. 10

Town offices, schools and the Library are closed today, Oct. 10.

Annual Pumpkin Festival 2022
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Krochmal Farm, 31 Jennie’s Way

Families can find a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, horse-drawn hay rides, pony rides, a corn maze and ag and animal exhibits. There is also a food shack with cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausages, fried dough and more. Learn more.

VFW Post 8164 Meeting
When: 7 p.m.
Where: TJ Callahan’s

Tewksbury VFW Post 8164 meets the second Monday of each month. Learn more about the post.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Road Resurfacing
When: All day
Where: Streets noted below

The Town’s contractor will begin roadway microsurfacing on Tuesday, weather permitting. Microsurfacing is a protective seal coat that extends the life of pavement. The following roads will be affected: South Elizabeth St., South Rhoda St., South Amos St., Charm Rd., Strang St. and Patricia Rd. Learn more.

Horror Author Panel
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Calling all horror fans! Get into the Halloween spirit a few weeks early with three popular horror writers — bestselling authors Christopher Golden, S.A. Barnes, and Anne Heltzel. They will discuss their works and explain why horror stories appeal to so many readers worldwide.  

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

Tips & Tricks For Managing Your Credit
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Credit cards offer many benefits but can be a source of fees and stress. This workshop will help you learn to manage your credit cards and avoid traps. You will also learn about credit reports and credit scores and what steps you can take to improve your financial standing. Led by instructors from the Babson Financial Literacy Program and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12

School Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: TMHS or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee will enter executive session at 6 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30. After reports and a discussion of policy changes, the Committee will discuss enrollment, MCAS testing and the FY24 budget process. Agenda

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

Backyard Hen Group
When: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library large meeting room

This group is for those with backyard flocks, or those considering keeping chickens. There will be a guest speaker from Purina.

Creativity Corner (age 6 – 11) and Anime Club (Grades 6-12)
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Kids 6 – 11 can drop in and join Miss Kat for a unique art project in the Craft Room. Teens in grades 6 – 12 can join Emily for snacks, anime and to design their own guild logo at the first in-person Anime Club meeting. This month we’ll be watching Little Witch Academia, which is rated TV-Y7. Registration is required.

For the littles age 3 – 7 and their caregivers, there will be a drop-in Spooky Tea Party from 7 – 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Elementary School Building Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall 

The Committee will review progress on the new Center Elementary School, including the timeline for the move and plans for crosswalk safety. Agenda

Covid & Flu Vaccine
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

This is the latest Covid vaccine, which will cover some of the newer variants. Both high- and low-dose flu shots will be available that day as well. To schedule an appointment, please call the senior center at 978-640-4480 extension 303 and leave your name and phone number. We will call back to schedule your appointment.

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

Friday, Oct. 14

Hidden Battles Golf Tournament
When: 7 a.m.
Where: Trull Brook

Friday is Hidden Battles’ 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Individuals are $150, or $600 per foursome, includes cart, BBQ lunch and welcome bag. Learn more.

In Person: PuzzleMania
When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Library

Calling all jigsaw puzzle fanatics! Come meet fellow jigsaw puzzle lovers, discuss all things jigsaw puzzles, participate in fun jigsaw puzzle challenges and take part in a jigsaw puzzle giveaway. Led by Sue Pedersen, an unabashed jigsaw puzzle addict who organizes the library’s quarterly jigsaw puzzle swaps. Register here.

Slasher Films Trivia Night
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Join us on Zoom to test your knowledge of slasher films. Play solo or organize a team. For security purposes, participants’ videos will be disabled, so no need to worry about having a working webcam to play. The ability to view slides on a screen is all you need for this fantastic trivia fun.

Weekend

Teen Movie: A Quiet Place (Grades 6-12)
When: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Library

Join us for snacks and a movie on the big screen as we watch A Quiet Place! A Quiet Place is rated PG-13 and run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.  This event is open to teens in grades 6-12 only. About the movie: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. This program is supported by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. Register here.

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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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