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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Brewery aficionados can take a virtual trip to one of America’s strangest museums. Plus, medium Laura Lee returns to Tewksbury

For those ready to get in a pumpkin spice mood, the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library are hosting “An Evening with Angels” featuring psychic medium Laura Lee of When Angels Whisper on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Library. Tickets are $50 and are now available. All proceeds support library programming, and the last time the Library ran this program, it sold out. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

If you’re looking even further ahead, St. Williams is accepting new crafters for its annual Christmas Fair. Space availability is on the second floor of the school building and costs $35 per table. Learn more.

This week, the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee invites residents to its annual Summer Social on Tuesday at Luna Rossa beginning at 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. This is an opportunity to catch up with friends, neighbors and elected officials. Come a little early for dinner. Overflow parking across the street. 

Monday, August 21

CONCERT SERIES: The Island Castaways Band (Next week: Uncle John’s Banjo)
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Event Lawn at Library or Tewksbury TV

Originally formed in 2008 as Jimmy Buffett tribute, The Island Castaways Band have evolved into one of New England’s most popular Trop Rock bands. Their live show features a balanced mix of originals and classics. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. To supplement the cost of next year’s concerts, the Friends of the Library will be selling raffle tickets and accepting donations at a table near the stage.

Planning Board
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (6) or Verizon (33)

The Planning Board will hear a plan to demolish the home at 592 Main St., across from Eco Auto, and construct a 15,000 sq ft retail space to house Valley Monuments, which provides grave markers as well as granite items. It will also address the overflow parking lot at the former Funland, which ran into a major DEP roadblock at last week’s Conservation Commission meeting.

Tuesday, August 22

Greater Lowell Chamber Webinar: Tips for Running a Successful Business
When: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Got a business based on your talent? Whether you’re an artist, writer, baker, or someone who monetizes your unique skills and knowledge, it’s time to unleash the true business potential of your creativity. Join renowned creative business expert Robin Blakely as she reveals invaluable insights and strategies to help you navigate the business side of your creativity. Discover how to effectively position, promote, and cultivate your creative brand, allowing it to thrive in today’s competitive market.

TDTC Summer Social
When: 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Luna Rossa

Join the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee and elected officials for an end-of-summer social. Light refreshments, cash bar, door prizes. All residents are welcome to drop by.

Learn How To Make Your Kids’ School Lunches & Birthday Parties More Eco-Friendly & Low Waste
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Learn practical tips on how to make your children’s birthday parties and school lunches more eco-friendly and low waste. Explore how kids, families, and communities can be more sustainable as some towns and states move towards free lunches for all. Led by Sarah Robertson-Barnes, the founder of Sustainable in the Suburbs, a resource for living low waste with kids in a culture of convenience.

Wednesday, August 23

When: 2 p.m.
Where: Virtual, more info here

The Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet virtually. There will be an open forum for public comments and discussion of the 2024 -2050 Draft Long-Range Transportation Plan (Envision 2050) and Safe Streets and Roads for All: Greater Lowell Vision Zero programs.

A Visit with The Beer Can Museum
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

The Beer Can Museum is a collection of more than 5,000 different beer cans, along with beer can folk art and crafts, beer can clothing, beer can telephones and radios and a beer can and breweriana-related library. In November 2013, the museum was included in Travel & Leisure’s list of ‘America’s Strangest Museums.’  Join curator Kevin Logan as he talks about the history of beer cans, and different marketing strategies over the years as he shows some examples of the changes in packaging over time. This is one program that promises to be unique. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, August 24

Alzheimer’s Presentation
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

There will be a free Alzheimer’s presentation today at the Senior Center. August is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and for the entire week of August 21, the Senior Center will be “going purple,” with decorations and staff dressing in purple. Residents are invited to join in.

Elvis In Hollywood
When: noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

From 1956 to 1969, Elvis Presley made 31 films, playing the above-the-title star in all but one. That’s an extraordinary achievement and it helped make him one of the wealthiest performers in Hollywood as a result. But unfortunately, Elvis’ dream of being taken seriously as an actor and becoming a true movie star was never fulfilled, thanks to the almost insatiable greed and crass commercial instincts of his manager, Col. Tom Parker. This talk will examine the ups and downs of Presley’s Hollywood career. Led by Brian Rose, a professor emeritus at Fordham University.

Community Market
When: 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Livingston St.

Find more than 30 crafters, food trucks and sweets vendors.

Friday, August 25

Movie: About My Father
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases, About My Father. The film features Sebastian Maniscalco and is loosely based on his life and his relationship with his father, played by and starring Robert De Niro. The film centers around Sebastian (Maniscalco) who is encouraged by his fiancée to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo (De Niro), to a weekend get together with her super rich and exceedingly eccentric family. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. Comedy. Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. Candy & water will be served. 


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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