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10+ Happenings This Last Week of Daylight Savings In Tewksbury

Tewksbury’s Halloween hours are 6 – 8 p.m., so be careful driving tonight.

Another thing to watch for: The town starts paving projects on Astle St., Old Boston Rd., North St., East St. and Livingston St. today. Residents are advised to seek alternate routes over the next two weeks to avoid road closures in these areas. Find more details here.

Early and mail-in voting continues all week, with in-person hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Thank you to the poll workers and to the Town Clerk’s office for making voting accessible to everyone. Learn more.

And remember: Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Monday, Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treat at the Library
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Library

It’s time for some spooky fun! Put on your costume and come trick-or-treat at the library! We will have nut-free candy and small toys for kids of all ages. Be sure to stop by all the information desks (circulation, children’s, teen, and reference) for goodies. The Library will also hold a virtual History of Halloween presentation tonight.

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 board has a light agenda, with the only site plan review being Wamesit Lanes’ proposed new employee parking area. Agenda.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Preparing Financially For The Unexpected
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Life as an independent adult requires some careful planning. How can you be ready for the challenges ahead? This workshop will help you organize your financial and legal matters and safeguard your financial accounts and possessions. 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, Nov. 2

Shawsheen Tech School Council
When: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Shawsheen Tech

The Shawsheen Tech School Council works with the principal to adopt educational goals that meet student needs, review the annual school building budget and review the student handbook each spring. Parents of Shaw Tech students may apply to join. At this meeting, they’ll review Open Meeting Law materials, among other matters. Agenda.

NMCOG
When: 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: In person at UTEC or virtual via QR code

NMCOG is kicking off the public engagement process for the 25-year Regional Transportation Plan Envision 2050. The plan establishes transportation policies, programs and funding for our region. This meeting will be in person at UTEC and virtual, and residents can learn more and subscribe to the email list for more details throughout the planning process. 

Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library Monthly Meeting
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Large meeting room

The FoTPL meet on the first Wednesday of every month to hear from the library director and discuss fundraising efforts. The Friends fund a significant portion of Library programming and host fun events, like puzzle swaps. New friends are welcome! 

Thursday, Nov. 3

Public Health Museum Walking Tours
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Tewksbury State Hospital

The Public Health Museum invites you to explore life in days past, the history of a vibrant community, its architecture, the lives of its patients and staff and its connection to public health. The outdoor tour lasts approximately one hour and is led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide. For November and December, the Public Health Museum is running a food drive to support the Tewksbury Community Pantry. During these months, tours are free for to visitors who bring an item to donate. Sign up here.

Retail Marijuana Community Meeting #1
When:
6 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn

At 1693 Shawsheen St. — a 3.500 s.f. warehouse located just down the road from Luna Rossa plaza — Community Care Collective dba Collective Cannabis is proposing its third Massachusetts location, in addition to shops in Billerica and Littleton. Littleton resident David Giannetta is the point of contact.

Retail Marijuana Community Meeting #2
When:
6 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn

Full Harvest Moonz will also hold a Community Outreach Meeting at the Holiday Inn for a proposed location on Rt. 38, just barely over the Lowell line. The planned address is 1 Main St. Full Harvest Moonz is represented by Vicente Sederberg LLP, a firm twice recognized as”Law Firm of the Year – Cannabis Law.”

TMHS Theater Company Presents Radium Girls
When: Showings Nov. 3 – 5
Where: TMHS Auditorium

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage – until the girls who made them started to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Friday, Nov. 4

Film Screenings: Top Gun Maverick
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 — Top Gun: Maverick. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. An action drama starring Tom Cruise. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. 

Library showings: 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 1:15 p.m. Candy & water will be served. Limited to 25 seats. Contact the Senior Center at 978-640-4480 to register if you’d like to attend.

Covid Vaccine Booster Clinic
When: noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Clinic is run by the town and is open to all residents. Scan the QR code below to make an appointment.

Weekend

Wilmington Animal Food Pantry Donation Drive
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Wilmington Market Basket

The animal food pantry was launched to keep animals in their loving homes while their humans get back on their feet. It serves Wilmington, Woburn, Tewksbury, Burlington, Billerica, Reading and North Reading and accepts not only food but any items that a family may need, like crates, flea/tick medication, animal shampoo, baby gates, collars/leashes and cat carriers. Questions? Email the pantry at hello@rescueallies.com. They will be outside Market Basket collecting donations and sharing information about the program on Saturday. You may also drop items at the Open Space Gift Shop in Tewksbury.

Shawsheen Tech Open House
When: Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Shaw Tech

This two-hour open house is intended for anyone interested in learning about Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District. Prospective students, alumni, community members, co-op employers, and family & friends, are all welcome. The open house is designed to showcase the academic, career, and vocational-technical programs offered at Shawsheen. Parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers, coaches, and club advisors. Self-guided building tours are encouraged, and the admissions office will be open and to answer questions about becoming a Shawsheen student. In addition, various coordinators for district programming will be available.

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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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