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12 Things To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Soldier On benefit on Sunday, chances to meet Town Election candidates & butterflies at the State Hospital Greenhouse

There are several dine outs this week, including a two-day event at Capellini’s to support Tewksbury Girl’s Basketball. Eat in or take out from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday, present the flyer, below, and Capellini’s will donate 15% of your purchase. There is also a Class of 2026 Pushcart dine out on Tuesday.

Also open now is the 2023 Sole Sisters Running Club Scholarship Application. This program awards up to four $1,000 scholarships to graduating female track or cross country student athletes from Tewksbury, Wilmington, Burlington and Billerica. Apply here by April 1. 

And remember — we spring ahead on March 12 for daylight savings time.

Monday, March 6

Consignment Boutique Intake
When: 2 – 5 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Bring in your like-new clothes, jewelry, home décor and decorations. Volunteers will help with pricing your items. Consignment sellers get 50% of the marked price when the item is sold, with the balance going to the Senior Center. If an item hasn’t sold in 60 days, the item becomes the property of the Senior Center, the price will be marked down and the Center receives all proceeds. After 30 additional days, marked-down items are donated to local charities. Learn more.

Tewksbury Beautification Committee
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Library, Trustees’ Meeting Room

The Beautification Committee will discuss this year’s Spring Cleanup, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 6.

Finance Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

Tonight’s Finance Committee agenda includes the School Department FY24 budget, a report from the Town Manager and discussion of Finance Committee representation on various other town committees, including Economic Development and Bylaws. 

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

Tewksbury Republican Town Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

At this meeting the TRTC welcomes local candidates to speak to the members and friends of the TRTC, and to take questions from attendees. Interested residents are welcome to attend.

Tewksbury Genealogy Group — Irish Genealogy
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

The Tewksbury Genealogy Group is open to everyone who’s interested in genealogy. Each meeting 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 March 2023 meeting will feature Irish Genealogy with Michael Brophy. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public Records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922. As a result, unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors. 

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

Tuesday, March 7

TMHS Class of 2026 Dine Out
When: 4 – 8 p.m.
Where: Pushcart

Please support the class of 2026 in their dine out fundraiser at The Pushcart. Just show the flyer, below, and 20% of your purchase will be donated.

Select Board
When: 6:45 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (99) or Verizon (33)

The Select Board will enter executive session until 7:10 then consider an entertainment license request from La Vita Dolce, discuss the removal of shade trees and review the Annual Town Election warrant. Agenda

Wednesday, March 8

Educational Workshop: Calm in the Chaos
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center, all are welcome

This workshop will provide information on various coping techniques when feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.  There will be a discussion with examples of how to take a few moments to be still and quiet to help the moment of anxiety pass. All residents welcome.

Drop-off Creativity Corner age 6 – 11
When: 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Library Craft Room

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. 

School Committee
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Center Elementary School Cafetorium or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

Note change of venue. The School Committee will enter executive session until 6 p.m. then hold an FY24 budget review, followed by some recognitions and presentations. The citizens forum will be limited to 10 minutes. Agenda

Thursday, March 9

Kate Bugda Gwilt Campaign Kickoff
When: 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Skybox

Katlynn Bugda Gwilt, candidate for Tewksbury Board of Health, invites voters to drop by Skybox tonight for a campaign kickoff event. Pick up a lawn sign, chat with the candidate and enjoy a fun night of apps and celebration. Appetizers will be provided. This is a kid-friendly event!

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

The main issue facing the ESBC is a problem with the gymnasium floor at the new Center Elementary School, where dry air has caused some separation of the boards. Representatives from both the Select Board and Planning Board stated at their respective meetings that a resolution is needed before the town signs off on final payment. Agenda

TMHS PAC Trivia Night
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Elks

The annual TMHS PAC Trivia Night moves to the Elks. If you would like to check on availability of a table, or teams in need of players, email the PAC asap at This is always a fun night with great raffle items.

Friday, March 10

Friends of the Elderly Corned Beef Dinner
When: 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

The “Friends” will host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Doors open at 4 p.m. for this event. There will be a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, entertainment and raffles.  Ticket price is $20 per person. Tickets are available to purchase at the senior center. Seating is limited so get your tickets early if you wish to attend this popular event. 

Film Screening: The House We Lived In (with Special Guest)
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Library Meeting Room

Enjoy a screening of the award-winning documentary, The House We Lived In. A decade in the making, a young filmmaker confronts addiction, family and memory as he chronicles his father‘s journey to recover lost memories following a traumatic brain injury. Using experimental approaches with projected installations, he attempts to find those missing memories in hopes of finding the dad he used to know. As memories return in the form of dreams, the family struggles with acceptance of this new version of their father. 

Following the film, Tewksbury resident Tod O’Donnell — the subject of the documentary — will answer audience questions.

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the pizza. Register here.


How To Become A Foster Parent
When: Saturday, 1 – 2 p.m.
Where: Library Meeting Room

Foster parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis. Children come into care almost every single day in the Greater Lowell area. Hear from a foster parent and social worker about how you can make a significant, positive influence in their lives. The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Register here for this in-person event.

Greenhouse Garden Talks- The Monarch Ranch
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: 325 East St.

Learn about resident John Ryan and his Monarch Ranch at this free discussion. Learn about the Monarch migration happening in Tewksbury and the efforts to create a welcoming habitat. 30 minute discussion, 30 minute Q&A. Please park in the lots near the greenhouses.

Monarch butterfly program at Grow Greenhouses on Sunday from 1 - 2 pm.

Soldier On & Tewksbury Home Build Fundraiser
When: Sunday, 5 p.m.
Where: Wamesit Lanes

Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness. Join them and the Tewksbury Home Build for this event to raise funds for the Soldier On veteran’s home build planned for 1660 Main St. in Tewksbury. Learn more.

There will be raffles and a live and silent auction to include signed jerseys, a Solo stove pizza oven and more. Tickets for the fundraiser are $35, and all funds raised will be doubled — see below. Get tickets here. Team Carnation has a lane, so come say hello!

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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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