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12+ Tewksbury Weekly Happenings for Oct. 17

Early in-person voting for the Nov. 8 state election starts this Saturday, Oct. 22 and continues through Friday, Nov. 4. An application is not required to vote early in person — just show up and check in. You do need to be registered in town by Oct. 29.

Find everything you need to know to take part in this year’s election here.

Monday, Oct. 17

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

The board will address special permit requests for industrial warehouse spaces at 662 Clark Rd. and 400 Main St. as well as a sign request for Ronnie’s Automotive repair shop at 663 Main St. Agenda.

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

Mindfulness & Meditation Class
When: 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Practice clearing your mind, being in the present moment and reducing stress in this 30-minute class. Participants are welcome to find a quiet, comfortable space to relax and join mindfulness teacher Lauren Masse. This series runs on Mondays — October 3 (Gentle Relaxation), October 17 (Earth Meditation) and October 24 (Mindfulness for Stress Relief).

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

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Council on Aging
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center Conference Room

The COA will discuss the upcoming veteran’s breakfast, among other matters. Agenda.

Tewksbury Congregational Church 100 Year Celebration
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: 10 East St.

The Tewksbury Congregational Church will host its monthly Galilee Cafe free community dinner and also have a program in celebration of the church’s 100-year-old building, a landmark in the town center. The celebration will conclude with cake. Everyone is welcome. 

Getting Started With Investing
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Do you want to begin investing but don’t know where to start? This fun and interactive workshop will help you learn about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs, and how to choose investments that make sense for you. Led by instructors from the Babson Financial Literacy Program, a not-for-profit program designed to help adults acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for long-term financial prosperity and independence. 

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Senior Center Virtual Travel Tour: Florence Italy
When: Noon
Where: Virtual, sign up online at orat the reception desk.

On this private “Dark Florence Live Virtual Tour” your guide will tell you stories about forbidden love affairs, terrible murders and restless ghosts. As you take a stroll by the city, your guide will cover these uncertain paths starting from Piazza Santissima Annunziata, where the saddest love story of Florence took place. Cost $5.00. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour to enjoy a themed/cultural refreshment.  

Learn more about this event and other Senior Center events happening this month here.

Conservation Commission
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

A number of matters have been deferred to November, but the Conservation Commission will still hear requests for Mitchell G Dr., Lee St., Frasier Lane and Starbird Ave., a new subdivision near Foster Rd. Agenda.

In Person: Book Launch For Tewksbury Author Valerie Borgal
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library, registration required

Tewksbury author Valerie Borgal will celebrate her new book of art and poems, The Wonder of It All: Revealed Through Poetry & Art, at this launch event. She will read selected poems and answer audience questions. Refreshments will be served. Autographed copies of Val’s book will be available. 

Thursday, Oct. 20

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

The Board of Health will hear from Maria Ruggiero of the Front Line Initiative about the Narcan administration training being offered in town. It will also hear a keeping of animals permit request from Just Like Home Pet Care on South St. and an update on animals kept in non-compliant conditions at 175 Kendall Rd. Agenda.

Food History Horror Stories
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Lean in to the macabre with three scary stories from food history. Culinary historian Sarah Lohman investigates the fungus that many scholars believe caused the Salem Witch Trials, how brewers became the archetype for classic witches and why women choose poison when they murder — along with stories of some of the most infamous poisoners of the 19th century. 

Friday. Oct. 21

Fundraiser for Rep. Tram Nguyen
When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Country Club

The host committee supporting Rep. Nguyen’s re-election campaign, including members of the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee, Sen. Barry Finegold, Rep. David Robertson and Rep. Vanna Howard, invite residents to drop by the TCC. Learn more.

Silvertones Dance
When: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Where: Senior Center

Purchase tickets at the door for $10 per person. This is not a BYOB event. Door prizes this month: two tickets to a future Silvertones Dance. Soda and bottled water available for purchase. Coffee/tea and cake are served during the break.

Neighbor Event: Annual Evening of Wine Tasting
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Billerica Public Library

Join us for a great evening of fun in support of the Billerica Public Library. Enjoy a variety of wines, craft beers and foods while participating in a silent auction. Tickets available for $40.


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

If you wish to verify your voter registration status or have any questions, please phone the Town
Clerk’s Office at 978-640-4355 or check online here.

Youth Shooting Sports Open House
When: noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Rod & Gun Club

The Tewksbury Smokin’ Clays and Jr Rifle Program will be holding a Youth Shooting Sports Open House this Saturday. Learn about our exciting youth programs including our Junior Rifle program and Scholastic Clay Target Program Trap Team.
• Both programs are open to girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 18.
• All programs are overseen by certified instructors and coaches.
• No prior experience with firearms is required and health and safety is our primary concern in all of our programs.
• A parent or legal guardian must be present.
• Come on out and break some clays and test your rifle marksmanship!
We hope to see you and your youths on Saturday!

Parent Meet-Up
When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Library

Calling all parents! Are you tired of having no other adults to talk to? Do you find yourself humming “Baby Shark” all day? Do you want to meet other parents? Come to our Parent Meet-Up! We will have toys and coloring out for the kids, and coffee and conversation for the adults. This is a very casual gathering, and all are welcome. Please note: Children are welcome and there will be coloring books and toys for them, but we are not providing childcare.

Safe Halloween at TMHS and Shawsheen Tech
When: Saturday, 1 – 3 p.m. at TMHS and 2 – 5 p.m. at Shawsheen Tech

TMHS: Family friendly trick or treating with many Tewksbury nonprofits and businesses all in one place. A fun way for children to dress up in their costumes and visit each of the tables. TMHS National Honor Society students will also host their Trunk or Treat. Free. 

Shawsheen Tech: Shawsheen Tech will host its 3rd annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday October 23, 2022 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission is open to anyone at $5 per child. This event will happen rain or shine.

See more info below.

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