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What to Know This Week In Tewksbury

Residents held a cornhole tournament yesterday to raise funds for MS research

As the 2022/2023 year draws to a close, parents are sweating it out on field days, attending concerts, crying at awards ceremonies, dealing poker in TMHS at 4 a.m. and wondering: What are my kids going to do all summer? 

TPS has contracted with Alphabest for summer programming and released the summer reading guide. Also check out the Macaroni Kids Summer Camp & Activities Guide. And Superintendent Brenda Regan informed families at last week’s School Committee meeting that there are a lot of jobs available for students between the ages of 14 and 17. Students can come to the high school, once they have an offer of a job, to get a work permit. Or visit the Business Office during the summer.

The 2023 MassDems Convention will be Sept. 23 in Lowell. The Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee will elect delegates on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall. Any resident who’s 16 years old and a registered Democrat as of Saturday can run for one of 14 slots. The Tewksbury Republican Town Committee also meets every first Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Finally, there’s another new business opening in town 🎉

Tewksbury’s Economic Development Planner Alex Lowder and the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce invite residents to Fringe Hair Studio’s new salon at 885 Main St. on Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. to meet owner Tim Pyrcz, enjoy light refreshments and networking and celebrate a small business. You can pre-register here or just drop by. The GLCC covers Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford as well as Lowell.

Monday, June 5

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

The boutique generates funds to cover the operating expenses of the Tewksbury Senior Center and for programs for our seniors. Consignors have an opportunity to turn items they no longer use into profits for themselves and for the Senior Center. Items not sold after a specified period of time are donated. Want more info? Call the Senior Center at 978-640-4480.

Tewksbury Beautification Committee
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Library, trustees’ meeting room

As promised at Spring Town Cleanup, the Beautification Committee is planning a Mini Clean Up on June 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Walmart. Watch for more details. Agenda

VFW POST 8164 Meeting
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: TJ Callahan’s

Tewksbury VFW Post 8164 meets the second Monday of each month in the TJ Callahan’s back room. Learn more about the post.

Beer Hiking In New England
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Online, register here

Author Carey Kish will discuss her new book, Beer Hiking in New England: The Tastiest Way to Discover Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, in this ZOOM webinar. Carey, the editor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Mountain Guide, hiked over 300 miles and tasted more than 230 different beers.

Tuesday, June 6

A Trip To The Louvre In Paris
When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Explore the most visited museum in the world — the Louvre. Discover the history of the building, from the medieval castle of the early 13th century to the pyramid of the late 20th. Then, examine the ten greatest works of the Louvre, from antiquity to the French romantic painter, highlighting the wonderful women of the Louvre, including the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Led by French tour guide Patrick Herpe, who will be Zooming live from Paris. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Power of Flowers Ice Cream Social
When: 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Heritage Farm Ice Cream, Lowell

Power of Flowers Project is hosting its annual Ice Cream Social. Choose your favorite ice cream and toppings for $10. All proceeds benefit the Power of Flowers Project Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to share hope and happiness by providing a kind connection to seniors and veterans in care communities, and those who receive Meals on Wheels through the gift of flowers. Tickets can be purchased at the event or by contacting 

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

La Vita Dolce will come back before the Select Board with an amended liquor license, and new hours for Town Hall will be discussed. Agenda

The LGBTQ+ History of Massachusetts
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Online, register here

Join Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project, for a presentation and conversation exploring the history of LGBTQ+ people, community, organizing, and change in Massachusetts. Drawing on sources like court cases, diaries, letters, photographs, videos, oral histories, and more, Ilacqua will take you through over 400 years of history — from romantic friendships to Boston marriages, the gay liberation front to marriage equality and beyond — all in one hour!

Graphic Novel Book Club: Kristy’s Great Idea
When: 7:15 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library

This month we’ll talk about Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin (Book 1 of the Babysitters Club series). This program is intended for children ages 8 to 11. No registration required. The book is available at the Library.

Wednesday, June 7

Workshop: Mindfulness & Relaxation
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

During the past three years, with the onset of COVID, it has been hard for a lot of people to relax. We will explore what mindfulness is and ways it can help you learn to relax more. Sign up in person, by calling the senior center or online at

Ribbon Cutting: Fringe Hair Studio
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: 885 Main St.

Tewksbury’s Economic Development Planner Alex Lowder and the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce invite residents to Fringe Hair Studio’s new salon. Meet owner Tim Pyrcz, enjoy some light refreshments and networking and celebrate a small business. You can pre-register here or just drop by. The GLCC covers Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford as well as Lowell.

Tewksbury Conservation Commission
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Conservation Commission will hear requests for certificates of compliance for 100-200 Ames Pond, where tree clearing and blasting operations are ongoing, among other matters.

Recipes For Juneteenth & Black Celebrations with Cookbook Author Nicole A. Taylor
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Food writer and author Nicole A. Taylor will discuss her new cookbook, Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations, in this ZOOM webinar. Learn about the history of Juneteenth and the ways in which the holiday has evolved. Taylor will share some of her favorite recipes to honor the Juneteenth holiday and Black celebrations year-round. Taylor is a James Beard Award–nominated food writer, master home cook, and producer. She has written for the New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine and is the author of The Up South Cookbook and The Last O.G. Cookbook

Thursday, June 8

Presentation: Essential Estate Planning, MassBar
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

Learn about elder law issues at this FREE and in person presentation at the Senior Center. Presenting will be Catherine M. Geary, an attorney at Geary & Geary, LLP located in Lowell with over 25 years of legal experience in areas of estate administration, estate planning, Social Security disability appeals and family law. We are fortunate to have her here to present “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup.” Sign up online at, in person at the Senior Center reception desk or by calling the Senior Center. There will be coffee and a light refreshment for all attendees.

VIRTUAL – Baby Yoga (Age 0-8/9 months)
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Register here to be sent a link

Baby Yoga is a class-focused on gentle movement and developmentally safe yoga poses for babies. The parent assists the baby into easy folds and simple stretches timed with sweet songs and rhymes. The parent does little to no physical yoga themselves as these poses are solely focused on supporting the baby’s growing body. Modifications and instruction are provided for a baby’s developmental stage to ensure that every sweet pea is practicing the poses designed just for that age and stage. Parents are encouraged to take breaks as needed during the class to nurse, feed or change a diaper.

Establishing an Herb Garden
When: 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: Online, register here

Herb gardening has been popular for centuries but herbs were not grown solely for culinary use, as we think of them primarily today. Herb gardens took care of the family by providing herbs for medicine, herbs for dying clothes, herbs to keep the clothes and house fresh, and many other uses. We will explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern-day herb garden. Led by Kathi Gariepy, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

Tewksbury Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The Open Space & Rec committee will discuss trail stewardship, a new guided walk program and an update on State Hospital land projects. Agenda

Friday, June 9

Film screening — A Good Person
When: 10:30 at Library, 1:30 p.m. at Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — A Good Person. Daniel is brought together with Allison, the once thriving young woman with a bright future who was involved in an unimaginable tragedy that took his daughter’s life. As grief-stricken Daniel navigates raising his teenage granddaughter and Allison seeks redemption, they discover that friendship, forgiveness, and hope can flourish in unlikely places. Starring Morgan Freeman and Florence Ugh. Rated R. 128 minutes. Drama. 

Register for the 10:30 a.m. screening. Contact Senior Center for 1:30 screening. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Trivia Night
When: 7 – 8:30
Where: Online, register here

Join us on Zoom to test your knowledge! This month, we will be celebrating PRIDE Month with questions involving LGBTQIA+ history and culture. Play solo or organize a team! For security purposes, participants’ videos will be disabled, so no need to worry about having a working webcam to play. The ability to view slides on a screen is all you need for this fantastic trivia fun! Please note that trivia questions are geared towards adults in terns of difficulty.

Saturday, June 10

TDTC Caucus
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Town Hall

Tewksbury Democrats will convene to elect 14 delegates and four alternates to represent Tewksbury at the 2023 State Democratic Convention. Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the caucus will start promptly at 10 a.m. Registered and pre-registered Democrats who are residents of Tewksbury and 16 years old may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Those with questions or who are interested in getting involved with the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee may contact Chair Cathy Dwyer at or download and save a copy of the associate member application form and return it to the TDTC at the caucus or by email.

Sensory Friendly Film: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
When: 10 a.m.
Where: O’Neil Cinemas, Littleton

A great program for families affected by Autism or other disabilities. See a movie on the big screen with NO loud noises and higher house lights for better visibility. Fun, friendly environment. Runs every Saturday at 10 a.m., see films here. Tickets in advance here.

Music and Movement with Jennifer Gadbois
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Library

Kids are invited to drop in for a Music and Movement class with special guest Jennifer Gadbois. This program is sponsored by Community Teamwork Incorporated.

Free Lawn Mower Photo Holder Workshop
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with preregistration
Where: Lowes in Lowell

Your little landscaper’s first mower is also a great gift for Dad! This workshop will have kids building their own Riding Lawn Mower toy & photo holder, just in time for Father’s Day. Registration closes on June 9. Walk-ins start at 1 p.m.

IN PERSON: 20s and 30s: Brunch & Board Games
When: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Library

Join Tewksbury Public Library on Saturday morning for a light brunch and fun board games in the meeting room! All board games will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you’d like to share. Coffee and tea will be available as well as light snacks. This is a drop-in event, so no registration is required. This event is for those in their 20s and 30s and is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden — Whacks and Hacks
When: noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her murder trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. An essential piece of American mythology, the popular fascination with the Borden murders has endured for more than one hundred years. Told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror. Led by the Honorable Dennis J. Curran, retired Massachusetts Superior Court Justice. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday, June 11

Shawsheen Community Pool
When: 12:30 – 1:45
Where: Shawsheen Tech

The “Kenneth L. Buffum Pool” is a 25 yard-6 lane pool that offers fun and physical programs such as family swim, lap swim, and swim lessons. The pool also hosts swim hosts meets for our surrounding communities. Every Sunday for $5 per person is open family swim. Walk in and pay. Learn more.

KBD Care Fundraiser Event
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Wamesit Lanes

Join the KBD Care Foundation in memory of Tewksbury resident Kerianne Capadanno, who passed away at too young an age from Colorectal Cancer. The KBD Care Foundation was formed to raise awareness, encourage testing and support for Colorectal Cancer in young adults. Let’s continue the great work Kerianne started by participating in this fun, local event. General admission tickets are $30.00 in advance and include event entry, pizza and appetizers and access to the patio for cornhole and games.

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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