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12 Things to Know This Week In Tewksbury

Have you heard that our library might be haunted? Over the past year, the Tewksbury Public Library has commissioned several investigative groups, working under the umbrella of Moonlight Paranormal Productions, to gather evidence of any supernatural being haunting the building, which is sited very close to two cemeteries. This all-star team of paranormal researchers, which donated its time, will debut their findings — including videos, photos, EVPs and other test results — tonight at the Library. See more on this and other programs below.

Monday, Oct. 24

Tewksbury Housing Authority
When: 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Saunders Circle Community Center

The Tewksbury Housing Authority, like all housing authorities in the state, sets policies and by-laws and administers the town’s public housing units in accordance with Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development rules and regulations. At this meeting, the HA will compare budgets, review DHCD notices and unit vacancies, discuss the town’s fair housing marketing plan and more. Agenda

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

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

The TDEIAC will review upcoming events, its survey and hear member reports. The Tewksbury School department is also on the agenda.

Chasing Chandler: Is The Tewksbury Library Haunted?
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library meeting room

Several current and former employees of the Tewksbury Public Library believe the building is haunted. Over the past 10 years, there have been reports of unexplained phenomena, from shadowy figures to whispering in empty rooms to falling books seemingly defying the laws of physics. So what’s the real story? Find out at this in-person program. Register now.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Caregivers Peer Support Group
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

Caregivers can connect with others in the same position twice weekly at the Senior Center, on the second and fourth Tuesday.

Also pick up your tickets for the Senior Center Halloween DJ dance and lunch. 

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

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

After dispatching some routine matters, the Select Board will consider changing Cracker Barrel’s liquor license category from wine and malt to all alcohol. The Board will also review policies and regulations and discuss the application and selection process for how it will award the town’s three retail marijuana licenses. So far, six dispensary businesses have issued the required legal notices for community meetings, and additional proposals are likely to be put forward. 

Shawsheen Tech School Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Shawsheen Tech

Residents of the Shawsheen Tech district, including Tewksbury, are invited to attend these meetings. This month’s agenda includes a policy for how speakers will be allowed to address the Committee. Besides registering in advance, the time limit is three minutes and the topics must be limited to items on the agenda, unless the Committee is notified at least 48 hours in advance. Citizens are encouraged to submit written remarks.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Pumpkin Decorating For All Ages
When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Library meeting room, registration required

There are just a few spots left for this fun program, where you create your entry for the library’s Intergenerational Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Mini pumpkins and supplies will be provided. Decorated pumpkins will be on display from Oct. 27 through Sat. October 29 during regular library hours. The public will vote on their favorites in each age category. 

If this session is full, try Thursday’s.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Alternative House Navigation Fundraiser Night
When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Navigation Brewing Co.

Come join Alternative House for a fundraiser at Navigation Brewing Co. as part of AH’s Domestic Violence Awareness month initiatives. Items from local businesses and artists will be raffled off. All proceeds go directly to the domestic violence survivors AH serves every day. This event is family friendly — children and dogs are welcome.

North and Trahan School Reuse Committee Forum
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: TMHS

The Tewksbury North and Trahan School Reuse Committee invites residents to its public outreach session. You can learn more about these properties and express your thoughts on how the sites might
be used if the School Committee turns them over to the Town, as is anticipated by June 2023. Reuse Committee members will be on hand to answer questions.

See more on this committee’s initial recommendations.

Watergate At 50: The Burglary That Changed The Nation
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Fifty years after the break-in at the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, we still do not know the full story of how the burglary came to happen. What we DO know is that the events that followed continue to hold lessons about the nature of power and how Americans think about their political institutions. Led by Daniel Breen, a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University.

Friday, Oct. 28

Film Screenings: Mack & Rita
When: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: 10:30 and 7 p.m. at Library, 2 p.m. at Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — Mack & Rita. A 30-year-old writer spends a wild weekend in Palm Springs and wakes up to find she has magically transformed into her 70-year-old self. Comedy starring Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes.  

Library showing: Doors will open 15 minutes before showtime. Candy & water will be served. A $2 donation is suggested. Register for 10:30 a.m. showing here and the 7 p.m. showing here.

Senior Center showing: Doors will open at 1:15pm. Candy & water will be served. A $2 donation is suggested. Contact the Senior Center at 978-640-4480 to register if you’d like to attend.


Applefest Craft Fair
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: TMHS

Visit Tewksbury Memorial High School on Saturday for the 34th Annual Applefest Craft Fair. Free admission, 140 New England crafters, food, raffles and more. All proceeds to benefit Tewksbury Memorial High School PAC, scholarships and All Night Long Graduation Event.

Halloween Magic Show
When: Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Library

TPL is welcoming Ed Popielarczyk, a specialist in comedy magic and balloon twisting and a flea circus ringmaster, to celebrate Halloween with us! There is a lot of audience participation in this show, so think about if you want to volunteer to help out! This drop-in program is designed for kids from 3 to 12.

There is also a Spooky Stuffie Sleepover this weekend at the Library.

Finally, the Tewksbury Congregational Church will host a blood drive, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit and enter “Tewksbury” for more info.

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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