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10+ Things to Know This Week In Tewksbury

Yesterday TMHS hosted four basketball games to raise funds for scholarships in memory of Mike Ippolito, a Tewksbury resident who died unexpectedly in September. Ippolito, 54, was a great fan and supporter of our local student athletes and a long-time sportswriter for the Tewksbury and Wilmington Town Crier. 

Even if you couldn’t make the event, you can still donate to fund six $500 scholarships to be given out to six senior athletes — a boy and a girl from Wilmington, Tewksbury and Shawsheen Tech High Schools — by going to the Town Crier’s venmo at TOWN-CRIER-SPORTS or by check made out to Michael P. Ippolito Scholarship Fund and mailed to Lisa Ippolito, 15 Heath St., Tewksbury, MA, 01876. For more information, contact Jamie Pote.

Tewksbury’s varsity boys team beat Wilmington, 38 – 26, and the girls came out ahead 22 – 20. Photo credits: Tania Sullivan, scoreboard, and Jennifer Malizia, TMHS girls team. 

Monday, Dec. 12

Swingin’ Seniors Chorus Performance
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Hot cocoa will be served, and this year Blaire House will provide gingerbread cookies. This is a free event, however, sign up is helpful for planning refreshments. Sign up at the reception desk and come share the sounds of the holiday.

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

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

The Authority seeks to “promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination” for low-income residents. Today’s agenda includes a report on current vacancies and a discussion of the FY23 budget. This is an open meeting, and all residents may attend. Learn more about the THA on its Facebook or town page.

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

Book Launch For Tewksbury Author Dennis Hobart Giles
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library, Register 

Tewksbury author Dennis Hobart Giles will celebrate his book, To Know Him Is: A True Story, at this book launch event. Dennis released the book in February, and this is his first event in Tewksbury. He 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 will be available. 

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

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Grow With Google: Connect With Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual, registration required

The Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber is sponsoring this workshop. Join Bryan Caplan, Speaker for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online and keeping you connected. In this 45-minute webinar, you will discover Google tools that can help business owners like you work and manage your business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses. Learn more.

100 People Who Care Local Giving Event
When: 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Country Club

All residents are invited to drop in and learn about the Tewksbury chapter of the 100 Who Care Alliance. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and hear from Girl’s Inc., Lowell Makes and the Tewksbury Police Athletic League, with no obligation to join or donate. Learn more.

Finance Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual, link in agenda

The Finance Committee will receive a report from the town manager and finance directors.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Creativity Corner for Kids 6 – 11
When: 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Library

Join Miss Kat for a unique art project in the Craft Room. This event is designed for ages 6-11 and is a drop-in program. 

Public Meeting: Carnation Cannabis
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Country Club

Carnation Cannabis — no affiliation — will hold a public meeting for its proposed dispensary at 913 East St. That parcel, zoned heavy industrial, currently contains an unused retail building and a garage.

Thursday, Dec. 15

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

The Senior Center will host the town’s first LGBTA+ and friends Christmas Halloween Costume party. Break out those Halloween or Christmas costumes and come join the fun! Lunch will be served, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Sponsored by AgeSpan.

Free Narcan Training
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Public Health Museum, 365 East St.

Join Front Line and the Public Health Museum for a free Narcan training. Learn how overdoses can happen anywhere, any time. Fentanyl is being used in pills that look like real medicines. You can carry Narcan even if you don’t know anyone with addiction. You could save a life. The museum will be open for tours after the training. Preregister or drop-in. Masks optional for training but requested for the museum tour. Click here to register.

There is another session on Saturday.

Christmas & New Years Culinary Traditions
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, Register here

Learn about how Christmas was once a rowdy holiday for heathens. Explore the New Amsterdam origins of Christmas foods and the very New York origins of the modern Santa Claus. Find out just how many Victorian holiday games and food involved actual fire, and how New Year’s Day in New York City was a thinly veiled bar crawl. And, of course, examine all the symbolic feasting and sweets from Plum Pudding to New Years Cakes. Led by culinary historian Sarah Lohman, author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. 

Friday, Dec. 16

Covid-19 Booster Clinic
When: Senior Center
Where: 10 a.m. – noon

Residents can sign up for their boosters here or by calling 978-640-4480 x303. Presented by the Tewksbury Board of Health and Senior Center.

1-on-1 Tech Help
When: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Library

The Tewksbury Public Library is now offering 1-on-1 tech help to seniors. Drop-in on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Fridays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Visit the second-floor Reference Desk to check in. Sessions will last up to 30 minutes. No registration required. First come, first served.

The library’s technology volunteer Renee can provide assistance in the following areas: smartphone basics; tablet basics; basic use of hardware and software for desktops/laptops; email; and guidance on some of the library’s digital services, such as Libby (free eBooks and eAudiobooks). Please bring your device with you, if you can. Please note Renee is not a technology professional, but she hopes to provide answers to tech questions and help solve problems.

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 per person. Come dance the night away with Tewksbury’s own Silvertones!

Weekend

Free Narcan Training
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Public Health Museum, 365 East St.

Join Front Line and the Public Health Museum for a free Narcan training. Learn how overdoses can happen anywhere, any time. Fentanyl is being used in pills that look like real medicines. You can carry Narcan even if you don’t know anyone with addiction. You could save a life. The museum will be open for tours after the training. Preregister or drop-in. Masks optional for training but requested for the museum tour. Click here to register.

There is another session on Tuesday.

Sip & Shop + Make & Take Treat Jar Fundraiser Benefiting Wilmington Animal Food Pantry
When:
Saturday, 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: Open Space Gift Shop

Those who attend the Make & Take event will create their own treat jar with the provided vinyl decals as well as personalization options. Advance registration is required for the Make & Take ONLY ($15). The Sip & Shop is available for walk ins and is open to the public.

All ages may attend this event. For the Make & Take portion you may arrive at any time during 1 – 3 p.m. The fundraiser also includes a Sip & Shop event with complimentary hot cocoa, tea and sparkling cider. No alcoholic beverages will be served. Water and other soft drinks may be available. A portion of the sales from the Make & Take and Sip & Shop will be donated to the WAFP.

Teen Event: Retro Holiday Movies (Grades 6-12)
When: Saturday, 1:30 – 4:30
Where: Library, Register here while spaces last

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater, enjoy some snacks and get ready for retro holiday movies! We’ll be watching Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970), Jack Frost (1979), and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976).  There will be a prize for best ugly sweater.  This event is open for teens in grades 6-12 only.

All films are rated G.  Jack Frost and Santa Claus is Coming to Town are 48 min. long each.  Rudolph’s Shiny New Year is 1 hour long. Please let Emily know if you have any food allergies by Dec. 14th via email at eleggat@tewksburypl.org. 

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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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