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10+ Things to Know This Week In Tewksbury

Tonight’s Fincom meeting offers an opportunity to learn about the Town Meeting warrant. Plus: Open Space, TMHS art show, rabies clinic, puzzlemania

Impressive art from the TMHS Art Studio is on display at the Library, in the teen area, through Tuesday. Hopefully you can drop by and enjoy it!

The Greater Merrimack Restaurant Week runs April 10 – 14. You can find participating eateries here. There will be special menus and discounts. All participating restaurants offer a Restaurant Week price for a two-course prix fixe lunch and three-course prix fixe dinner. Some offer additional items on a special menu.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the GoFundMe for a Tewksbury student athlete recently diagnosed with leukemia. The organizers exceeded their original $5,000 goal and are now aiming for $10,000 with help from the Tewksbury Police Department and generous residents.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Shriner’s Circus, running Wednesday through Saturday during school vacation week. Tickets start at $20 and are available online. 

The annual Into Action Recovery Golf Tournament fundraiser will happen on June 26 at Four Oaks. The group is now signing up foursomes and sponsors; forms are available on the website. 

Monday, April 10

Tewksbury Housing Authority
When: 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Saunders Circle Community Building

After a reorganization with newly elected member Ryan Lloyd, the Tewksbury Housing Authority will discuss vacancies, ongoing maintenance projects and a survey of residents. Agenda

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

The Beautification Committee will firm up plans for the Spring Town Cleanup day, discuss new switchbox art and an “adopt an island” submission. Agenda 

Finance Committee
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (8) or Verizon (32)

Before Town Meeting, the Finance Committee holds a public hearing to provide its recommendations on warrant articles, with Town Manager Richard Montuori available to answer resident questions. Find the warrants online. May 1 is here, while May 3 is here — both will also be mailed to voters. Agenda

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 reorganize before addressing a full slate of site plan and special permit reviews, including for the proposed dispensary next to Luna Rossa. Agenda

Tuesday, April 11

The Federal One Project: FDR’s Efforts To Save The Arts During The Great Depression
When: noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Explore Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Federal One Project, one of the lesser known aspects of the WPA, which helped to ensure that the American creative spirit continued on in writing, visual arts, dance and performance during the dark days of the Great Depression. See examples of New Deal murals, writing and performances. Led by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Board of Library Trustees
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Library

There will be two newly elected members joining. After a reorganization there will be an opportunity for public comment. Agenda.

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

Wednesday, April 12

Kyoto Dine In or Out for TMHS Track
When: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Kyoto

Mention TMHS Track when you order in or to take out and Kyoto will donate 15%. See flyer below.

When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Library

Calling all jigsaw puzzle fanatics! Come meet fellow jigsaw puzzle lovers, discuss all things jigsaw puzzles, participate in fun jigsaw puzzle challenges and take part in a jigsaw puzzle giveaway. Led by Sue Pedersen, an unabashed jigsaw puzzle addict who organizes the library’s quarterly jigsaw puzzle swaps. Register here.

Going ‘Zero Waste’ As A Family: Practical Tips For Busy Lives
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Learn how to manage eco-anxiety and lessen your impact on the planet with easy-to-implement, sustainable living tips for busy families. All ages are welcome! Led by Sarah Robertson-Barnes, founder of Sustainable in the Suburbs, freelance writer, educator, and consultant. Sustainable in the Suburbs is a resource for living low waste with kids in a culture of convenience.

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

School Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: TMHS LG1 or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (22) or Verizon (34)

The School Committee will reorganize with newly elected member Katie Anderson, then reconvene to discuss the new ELA curriculum that’s been in use since Sept. and hear committee reports. Agenda

Thursday, April 13

Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall, main room

There’s lots going on with open space in town, and this is the place to learn what’s up. The public is always welcome.

Panel Discussion: The Rise In Hate Towards Immigrants
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

America has long been a nation of immigrants. Many people who leave their homes to come to this country are simply seeking a life of freedom and safety. This panel discussion aims to explore current immigrant experiences, discussing barriers, struggles, joys and successes. Other topics to be addressed include the urgent situation faced by many immigrants when they arrive here, the lengthy struggles faced by immigrants after arrival and what each of us can do to stand up against hate and support our neighbors.

Friday, April 14

Movie: The Whale
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Library – Register
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Senior Center – Register by calling Senior Center at 978-640-4480
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Library – Register

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — The Whale. A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. The film received 3 Oscar nominations this year. Starring Brendan Fraser. Rated R. 117 minutes. Drama. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Register for the 10:30am screening below. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Saturday, April 15

Rabies Clinic
When: 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Senior Center

Vaccines are $25 and will be administered by vets from the Shawsheen Animal Hospital. Please bring proof of past vaccinations if applicable. There will be free microchips available courtesy of Bullied Breeds Rescue. Please call animal control with questions, 978-215-9639.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
When: 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Library

Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. All are welcome to attend, and if you are not a member, you can sign up at the meeting. No registration required.

Sunday, April 16

Giant Yard Sale
When: 8 a.m. – noon
Where: Congregation Shalom, Chelmsford

Benefit yard sale in the Congregation Shalom parking lot. Rain date is April 30. Designer/brand-name clothes; books, nice kitchenwares, children’s toys/sporting goods, books, pictures, all items in great condition. More than 50 families have donated items. Baked goods and popcorn for sale. Cash only. Please park on Richardson Road. Learn more.

Adventures in Clay
When: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lowell Makes

Each week, in this 6 week course, we will cover a different aspect of working with clay: the potter’s wheel, handbuilding, trimming/carving, surface design, sculpture and glazing. This course is open to all different levels of skills, from beginner to experienced. Clay for each session is included, students may purchase more clay from the studio. This course will be limited to 5 and taught by Neil Fallon, Jan Goplerud and Wendy James. Tickets and more programming

NETSS Toy Soldier, Toy, Model Kit and Military Book Show
When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza, Woburn

This show features all sorts of toy soldiers and related items. There will be antique and contemporary toy soldiers of all periods including the following: civilian, farm, zoo, hunt, railroad figures, knights, Christmas figures, marching bands, military miniatures, plastic figures, playsets, miniature gardens, military books, action figures, plastic model kits, war movies, badges, artillery, vehicles and more. Admission $8 or two for 15.00. Children under age 15 are free. More.

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Kyoto dine out for TMHS Track flyer

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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