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What To Know In Tewksbury This Last Week of August

Senior Center launching new dental clinic; tonight is last concert on the lawn for 2023 season

Watch for kids and buses on Wednesday, when Tewksbury schools open. Classes will be in session Wednesday and Thursday, with Friday a vacation day. Students return on Tuesday, after Labor Day. Shawsheen Tech holds new student orientation on Sept. 5, and all students report on Wednesday.

Above, TMHS DECA students got a jump on fundraising with a car wash hosted by MVP on Saturday.

If the weather cooperates, the DPW will replace a culvert pipe on East St. this week. East St. will be closed from Chandler St. to Lee St. during the day. Residents are advised to watch the town website and social accounts for updates and seek alternate routes.

The Senior Center is offering an “Ask the Dentist” dental clinic on Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Dr. James Wu, a board certified oral surgeon, will be available to answer dental or oral health care questions at no cost. Call the Senior Center to make an appointment, or check out the Sept. newsletter for more info. The Silvertones dance is also Sept. 15.

Veterans and employers are invited to the Boston Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. Bank of America, Canon and the CIA are among the employers scheduled to be on site. Veterans are advised to complete a RecruitMilitary profile before the event so you can share your profile via a QR code.

Finally, the Healthy Kids Running program is taking registrations now. The price is discounted until Sept. 10. Sprints start on October 1.

Monday, August 28

DJ Dance & Lunch
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

The monthly luncheon dance is $8 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door but may not include lunch, which is provided by AgeSpan’s Traveling Chef. This month it’s turkey cranberry salad sandwiches, corn chowder, garden salad and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Outdoor Concert: Uncle John’s Banjo: A Country/Bluegrass Tribute To The Grateful Dead
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Event Lawn at Library or Tewksbury TV

Enjoy a concert from Uncle John’s Banjo, a four-piece group from Boston that puts a bluegrass/country spin on the music of the Grateful Dead. No registration required.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. This is the final concert of the 2023 season and s 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 sell raffle tickets and accept donations at a table near the stage.

Tuesday, August 29

Take A Walk In Paris
When: 10:20 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

French tour guide Patrick Herpe returns to give viewers a live tour of Paris. He’ll be walking while Zooming with us to show live videos of Notre Dame, the Pont Neuf, the river Seine, Sainte-Chapelle and more. He’ll discuss the history of each Paris landmark he spotlights, and offer tips for traveling to Paris. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Be Heard! A Guide To Starting Your Own Podcast
When: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Podcasting is a fun and easy way to engage with your audience, have your voice heard and stand out from the crowd. What makes podcasting so popular, and how do you know what to podcast about? From recording hardware and editing software to working with audio, we’ll review how to get started. Led by Ken Gagne, who launched and hosted the podcasts Polygamer, IndieSider, Transporter Lock, Open Apple, MS Challenge Talk and The Pubcast. Co-sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library. 

Wednesday, August 30

Cowabunga BOGO Day
When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: North Reading

Got littles at home missing siblings who started school today? The Cowabunga jump and play space at 265 Main St. in North Reading is offering a buy one, get one free admission for two hours of play. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Hopothecary Ales

Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the U.K., Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. Quizzes cover everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, from science to sports, from the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Each quiz consists of seven rounds of eight questions each, in a variety of formats, including audio and visual rounds. Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends — or come solo and be connected with a team. No reservations needed. 

Thursday, August 31

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.

Board of Assessors
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Annex

Residents who wish to address the board about their property assessments may do so at this meeting. The informal session will launch at 3:05 p.m., so best to be prompt.

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

Find 30+ crafters, food trucks and sweets vendors. Most vendors accept both cash and credit. For a full lineup, visit 

Zoning Board of Appeals
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (6) or Verizon (33)

The ZBA has a fairly light agenda. They’ll hear from residents hoping to bring a new granite memorial and architectural shop to 592 Main St. The Planning Board heard details of this new business last week.

Friday, Sept. 1

Tram Nguyen Office Hours
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

State Rep. Tram Nguyen holds virtual office hours on the first Friday and third Tuesday of every month via Zoom. Please sign up at least 24 hours ahead of time using this link. As always, residents can reach out to Rep. Nguyen’s office at any time to discuss an issue. Simply email her Legislative Director Tobin Abraham at

Happy Labor Day!

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