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10+ Things To Know This Election Week in Tewksbury

Mark your calendar for the Annual Tree Lighting scheduled for Dec. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by a pie social at Tewksbury Congregational Church. The Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber is again providing the ice sculptures that travel between the Wilmington and Tewksbury tree lightings. 

The Library will be closed on Friday to observe Veterans Day.

Monday, Nov. 7

Tewksbury Hospital Hiring Event (today and tomorrow)
When: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Hospital

Aramark will be hiring cooks, drivers, patient service workers and other positions. Book an appointment here.

Beautification Committee
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Library Trustee’s Room

The town’s Beautification Committee will discuss the results of the fall cleanup and the inaugural Winter Tree Walk being sponsored by the Open Space & Recreation Committee. Agenda

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

Bringing Our Heroes Home: Inside The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Retired marine and World War II research analyst Tim Kelleher will talk about the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and its mission of finding and identifying the remains of missing U.S. service members and providing the fullest possible accounting of missing personnel for their families. Kelleher will also share some of his field experiences as one of many dedicated investigators who travel the world looking for the missing.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Day
When: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Find your precinct here

Don’t forget to get out and vote. Learn how to check your registration status and find other “know before you go” information here.

Mexica Dineout for TMHS Soccer
When: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Mexica Burrito Grill

Show the flyer, below, and 30% of your bill will be donated to THMS soccer.

Note that Tuesday is also the Full Beaver Moon and a total lunar eclipse, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The eclipse will be visible from most of North America, reaching its maximum at approximately 6 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday,

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Affordable Housing Workshop
When: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Please join the Town of Tewksbury on Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, at the Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler Street, for the first Affordable Housing Workshop to share initial findings and gather input for the Town of Tewksbury Housing Production Plan for 2022-26. Learn more.

Garden Club Gala
When: 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Country Club

See a master floral designer at work and enjoy raffles, desserts and a cash bar. This event is a major fundraiser for the Garden Club, whose handiwork you see all over town, from the lilies outside the Library to the arrangements that adorn Town Hall to the landscaping outside the buildings where our first responders work. Learn more, including how to get your tickets.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Veterans Breakfast & Elks Turkey Dinner
When: 9 – 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: Senior Center / Tewksbury Wilmington Elks

The Senior Center will present a light breakfast for Tewksbury veterans, then that evening the Elks will host a turkey dinner for all Tewksbury seniors.

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

Heroes & Homecomings: Norman Rockwell & World War II
When: 11 a.m. – noon
Where: Virtual, register here

America’s most beloved illustrator created dozens of images related to the second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humor tackles the serious subject of war? This program explores how his work departs from earlier artistic interpretations of American conflicts and considers how and why he chose specific wartime themes to present to the millions of readers of the Saturday Evening Post. Led by art historian Jane Oneail, owner of Culturally Curious. 

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

The ESBC will hear a report on progress of the new Center Elementary School, the School Department’s move, upgrades to the Pleasant St. crosswalks and more. There is also an opportunity for public comments.

Friday, Nov. 11

Happy Veterans Day, Tewksbury Vets!

Veterans Bowl Free
When: Wamesit Lanes
Where: noon

Veterans are invited to present their IDs or proof of service at the bowling desk and play a few strings for free.

Weekend

In Person: Book Launch For Tewksbury Author Michael Kelley
When: Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Library Meeting Room

Tewksbury author and Vietnam War veteran Michael Kelley will celebrate his book, The Gunner and The Grunt: Two Boston Boys in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division Airmobile, at this book launch event. (Michael released the book in 2020, but the library was unable to host him at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) Michael invites his family, friends, acquaintances and the general public to the event where he’ll read selections from his book and answer audience questions. Refreshments will be served. Autographed copies of Michael’s book will be available to those interested. Learn more about Michael’s book from this Tewksbury Town Crier article HERE and this Lowell Sun article HERE.

TMHS Girls Basketball Pre-Season Clinic for Grades 2 through 8
When: Sunday 11/13 and 11/20, 8 a.m.
Where: TMHS

The TMHS Girls Basketball Clinic will be staffed by the girls coaching staff, led by TMHS girls varsity basketball coach Joel Mignault and current Tewksbury basketball players. The cost is $65 and registration is required.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces Workshop
When: noon
Where: Open Space Gift Shop

Create two Thanksgiving centerpieces with the embellishments provided. $45, sign up 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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