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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Free movie screenings return, Tree House pours commence, Lions launch fundraising effort

It’s a quiet week as residents gear back up after what was hopefully a restful and joyous holiday break. Public celebrations included a menorah lighting on the Town Common, with TFD Chief Joe Kearns and TPD Chief Ryan Columbus taking part (see photo) along with members of our state delegation and local officials Kayla Biagioni-Smith and Jayne Wellman.

Today is a great day to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and see the decorated trees on display at Rogers Park, the Pinnacle Trails and the Chandler Well Fields. Not sure where these trails are? Grab maps here.

Monday, Jan. 2

Lions Club Launches Fundraiser
When: Ongoing
Where: Virtual

The Tewksbury Lions Club is raising funds to send two Tewksbury students to summer camps where they can learn to deal with Type 1 diabetes. The camps are in Massachusetts and are run by The Barton Center for Diabetes Education; Joslin Summer Camp is for boys, and the Clara Barton Summer Camp is for girls. 

Those wishing to donate or learn more can see any Lions Club member or send a check to Tewksbury Lions Club at PO Box 314, Tewksbury, MA, 01876. Learn more in the letter, below.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Election Season Begins
When: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

Nomination papers are available beginning today from the Town Clerk for residents interested in running for office. Nine seats are available, and 50 signatures from registered voters are required to be added to the ballot.

1-on-1 Tech Help
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Did you get a new device over the holidays? The Tewksbury Public Library offers 1-on-1 tech help to seniors. Just drop-in on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Fridays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and visit the second-floor Reference Desk to check in. Sessions will last up to 30 minutes. No registration is required. First come, first served. Learn more.

Sole Sisters “How to Get Started with Running” Clinic
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Wilmington Memorial Library; registration required

Carin Bennett-Rizzo, president of the Sole Sisters Running Club, will offer advice on getting started and keeping up a running routine, even in the winter months.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 4

NMCOG Meeting
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization (NMMPO) will meet virtually this afternoon. The agenda and meeting dial-in are in the document below. One highlight is updates on the Envision 2050 project. Residents are invited to take the survey and help shape the Envision 2050 Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan.

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

Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom

If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back in 2023, check out the Friends of the Library. They provide funding for about $20,000 in programming and passes not covered by the town and are always looking for ideas on how to raise money while having fun and providing enrichment. For the Zoom link, email friendstplibrary@gmail.com

You can learn more about the FoTPL and other town organizations at the Carnation Connector.

Thursday, Jan. 5

The Fascinating Story Of Where Our Vegetables Came From
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Zoom, register here

Are you starting to plan your 2023 garden? Jump on this virtual program, which will not be recorded. Bonnie Power, who has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2016 and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life, will discuss where our vegetables came from and why they look the way they do today.

Friday, Jan. 6

Tree House Opens for Pours
When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Tree House Brewing

The Select Board granted Tree House 30 one-day beer and wine licenses so that it can start serving customers in a tent on the patio adjacent to the TewMac tavern. The plan is to open daily except Tuesdays from today, Jan. 6, through Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more. 

Film Screenings: Ticket To Paradise
When: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Library, 1:30 p.m. at Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — Ticket To Paradise. A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. Starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. Rated PG-13. 104 minutes. Romantic comedy. Doors will open 15 minutes ahead, and refreshments will be served. 

Contact the Senior Center at 978-640-4480 to register if you’d like to attend the 1:30 showing.

Library showings: A $2 donation is suggested. Register here for 10:30 a.m. or register here for 7 p.m.

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

Weekend

Bridal & Wedding Expo
When: Saturday & Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Shriners Auditorium

The Bridal & Wedding Expo features wedding professionals ready to help couples find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination and much more. Free passes are available.

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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