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What To Know This Week in Tewksbury

The Library is hosting several food-related programs this week along with an appreciation reception on Saturday for members of the Friends of the Library. And if you missed the Applefest this year, you can find many of the same crafters on Saturday at the Shawsheen Tech Fall Fair.

Monday, Nov. 14

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

The Planning Board will circle back on applications by Auntie Dog and Wamesit Lanes and address an approval not required application for a residence at 40 Longmeadow Rd. Agenda.

Public meetings may be added throughout the week, so check the calendar of events for a full list.

Using Cluster Research To Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

The Tewksbury Genealogy Group is open to everyone who’s interested in genealogy. Each meeting — which will take place via Zoom — consists of a presentation from a guest speaker (typically a professional genealogist), followed by a period where members can briefly share their latest genealogy research, and then the library will share a genealogy resource its patrons can access for free. 

The month’s featured presentation is about how FAN research — research into an ancestor’s friends, associates and neighbors — might help you answer your questions.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

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

The Council on Aging will get a preview of December events and review medical emergency procedures.

On Tuesday afternoon from 3 – 4 p.m. the Senior Chorus will hold a practice session. 

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

Galilee Cafe
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Congregational Church

The Tewksbury Congregational Church invites all members of the community to come out for a free turkey dinner.

Preserving Family Recipes: How To Save & Celebrate Your Food Traditions
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here.

From your uncle’s barbecue sauce to your grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family – if they have been saved and if they actually work, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read or unwritten? Join this program to find out.

There is also a program on the history of pie on Thursday.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Dineout for TMHS Track
When: 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Anthony’s

Order from Anthony’s and mention that you’re supporting TMHS Track & Field, and 30% of your purchase will be generously donated. 

School Committee
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee has a full agenda, including scholarship awards and an update on 2022 Spring MCAS results. Agenda.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Rainbow Social
When: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

This month’s meetup for LGBTQ+ seniors and friends will be held today at the Senior Center. There will be food and a fun activity.

Friday, Nov. 18

Zoo Lights
When: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Stone Zoo

The annual Zoo Lights exhibit opens tonight and runs through Jan. 8. Find tickets here.

Silvertones Dance
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Tickets may be purchased for $10 at the door. Cake, coffee and tea will be served, and soda and bottled water will be available for purchase.


Shawsheen Tech Fall Fair
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Shawsheen Tech

Shawsheen Tech will host its annual fall fair on Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. There will be more than 100 vendors along with concessions and raffles. The event will take place in the school cafeteria and gymnasium. Please note that payment types will depend on the vendor. Proceeds to support the Freshman Orientation Program and Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Music & Movement with Jennifer Gadbois
When: Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Library

This kids program is sponsored by Community Teamwork Incorporated.

Friends of the Library Membership Appreciation Event
When: Saturday, 11 – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Are you a member of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library? Join fellow members and the Friends Board for an appreciation event to say “thank you” for your continued membership. Refreshments will be served. Learn how to RSVP here.

Interested in volunteering and joining the Friends as they support TPL events and initiatives? For more information on membership, please visit the FoTPL website. 

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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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