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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Small-business owners can register for a free webinar on work-life integration

Have you heard of Bambino Buddy Ball? It’s a program for boys, girls and young adults with mental and/or physical disabilities that have the desire to play organized, non-competitive baseball. This division allows for a “Buddy” to help the players swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball and enjoy all other aspects of the game. Tewksbury Youth Baseball takes part and needs VOLUNTEERS!

If you’re interested, come to the East Street Fields on Sunday anytime from from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help these players have a great time. No experience necessary. Just a positive attitude and a big smile!

If you missed Coffee with a Cop, you can drop by Livingston St. on Wednesday for Pizza with the Police.

“The Tewksbury Police Department is committed to building relationships with members of our community, and to fostering positive interactions,” said TPD Chief Ryan Columbus. “Please join us for some free pizza, courtesy of Wicked Cheesy and the Police Athletic League, conversations, and a chance to form community bonds.”

The rain date is Sept. 27.

For more upcoming happenings, check out the Carnation’s new community events calendar. Shout out to Christy Matte for her expert assistance setting up the back-end code. If you rep a community group and would like your noncommercial event listed, drop us a line. 

Monday, Sept. 11

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 price will be marked down and the Senior Center receives all proceeds. After 30 additional days, marked-down items are donated to local charities. Learn more.

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

The Tewksbury Housing Authority will welcome new member Terry Musgrave, approve bills, review its budget and unit vacancies and discuss the FY22 audit. Agenda

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

The Finance Committee will review the articles for Special Town Meeting and hear a report from the Town Manager. Agenda

Science Squared Discussion Group: Variable Star by Robinson & Heinlein
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Library

Join us IN PERSON on the first Monday monthly to discuss either a science themed book or a science fiction book. Please note that we are meeting on the second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.  Please also note that our location has changed to the 2nd Floor Trustees’ Room. This month we will read and discuss Variable Star by Robinson & Heinlein. Books are available at the front desk one month prior to the discussion. Titles and a brochure can be found in the library or online here. No registration required.

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 consider several as-built and street acceptances as well as sign special permits. The board is also scheduled to hear from Tree House in regard to its overflow lot, which has run into some MassDEP road bumps. Agenda

Tuesday, Sept. 12

How Artificial Intelligence Technology Can Improve Your Life
When: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and tools can supercharge your productivity, ignite your creativity, and elevate your overall well-being. Discover how AI technologies can serve as catalysts for unlocking your hidden potential and embarking on a journey of personal and professional fulfillment. This workshop is suitable for participants of all technology experience levels, from beginners to advanced. Led by Jennifer Gehly He, an expert in Artificial Intelligence, a successful tech entrepreneur, and founder of WebGlow AI.

Small-Business Webinar: Striking the Balance: Work-Life Integration
When: noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

In this workshop, we’ll check in on your stress levels, determine which specific areas of your life are feeling most out of alignment, and discuss practical tools to use to move from feeling burnt out to better. We’ll also get into the neuroscience of focus, covering specific evidence-based strategies to help you keep your attention on whatever priority is at hand. You’ll leave with an action plan for habit change so you can move forward with strategies that will work for the realities of your life. Presenter: Aileen Axtmayer, Workplace Wellness Speaker and Career Coach. Learn more.

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

The Select Board will consider a victualler license for sushi and Asian cuisine restaurant Yujo. The Dracut eatery has an agreement to purchase the Deli King building. The board will also consider disciplinary actions for Wamesit Lanes and Shell Food Mart for underage liquor sales and consider appointments to the Council on Aging and Cultural Council. Agenda

Walking Tour Of The Tewksbury Hospital Campus
When: 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Where: State Hospital, register here

Come explore the history of the legendary Tewksbury State Hospital, which opened its doors in May 1854 as the State Almshouse. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide from the Public Health Museum, join this 60+ minute walking tour to explore life in days past, the history of a vibrant community, its architecture, the lives of its patients and staff, and its connection to public health. Meet in front of the Public Health Museum (365 East Street), located on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Community Connections Breakfast
When: 8 – 10 a.m.
Where: UMass Inn & Conference Center

Please join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion with Greater Lowell’s Municipal leaders. Invited guests: Town Manager John Curran, Billerica; Town Manager Paul Cohen, Chelmsford; Town Manager Ann Vandal, Dracut; City Manager Thomas Golden, Lowell; Town Manager Richard Montuori, Tewksbury; Town Manager Matt Hanson, Tyngsborough; Town Manager Kristen Las, Westford. Moderator: Patrick Cook, Vice President of Administration for Middlesex Community College. Tickets are $55, learn more.

Pizza with the Police
When: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Livingston St. Pavilion

Modeled after Coffee with a Cop, in which residents and police get to know each other over coffee, Pizza with the Police will use free pizza to bring residents, business owners and other community members together with police officers and command staff for conversations and a chance to get to know each other. Pizza with the Police is being sponsored by Wicked Cheesy and the Tewksbury Police Athletic League. The rain date for the event is Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Zoning Workshop for Siting of MBTA Communities Overlay District
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Library, register here

Please join the Town of Tewksbury at Tewksbury Public Library, at 300 Chandler Street, for a workshop to narrow down a site for the potential location for an overlay district compliant with the MBTA Communities legislation. Learn more.

Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Author Heather Wolf will discuss her new book, Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are. Seeing more birds than you ever imagined and witnessing exciting avian drama is possible — whether you’re on the go or in your own neighborhood, local park, or backyard. It all comes down to how you tune in to the show happening around you, the one in which birds — highly skilled at staying under the radar — are the stars. 

Thursday, Sept. 14

Workshop: Setting Boundaries with Your Kids
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

You taught them how to use a spoon, and now they are trying to tell you what to do! It really is no joke when it comes to this change in how you relate to your family as you get older. Preregistration is appreciated for this educational workshop; call or drop by the Senior Center.

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 information, visit

Friday, Sept. 15

Ask the Dentist
When: 9 a.m. – noon
Where: Senior Center

The Senior Center is offering an “Ask the Dentist” dental clinic 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.

First Aid Training Youth Mental Health
When: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Library

Attend this free training to identify youth mental health issues. Learn the signs. Parents, educators, and community members are encouraged to attend the session. Help reduce stigma and learn steps to safely respond to youth in crisis. See the flyer for more info. Register by emailing Ashley Pavlakos

Movie: The Book Club: The Next Chapter
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases The Book Club: The Next Chapter follows the new journey of four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Comedy. Doors will open at 9:45am. Candy & water will be served.

Silvertones Dance
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Come listen/dance to the sounds of the Silvertones … Waltz, Lan, Jitterbug, Foxtrot, Big Band, Line Dances and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is not a BYOB event. Door prizes this month; 2 tickets  to a future Silvertones Dance.  Soda & bottled water available for purchase ($1). Coffee/tea and cake are served during the break.

Movie: Air
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Library, register here

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — Air. Follows the history of sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball, Michael Jordan. Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jason Bateman. Rated R. 151 minutes. Sports drama. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza & water will be served. A $2 donation is suggested. 

New this fall!: Play a game of team trivia about the film between 6:40 p.m. and 7 p.m. while enjoying your pizza. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Town Hall Small Meeting RoomThe Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee will meet this Saturday. All residents are invited, and any registered Democrat living in Tewksbury may join the committee as an associate member. Learn more here. TDTC meetings are a chance to hear directly from the town’s representatives — Vanna Howard, Tram Nguyen and David Robertson — as well as special guests. 

In Person: Intro To Antique Hand Fans
When: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Where: Library, register here

It’s the social event of the week! Come learn about the history of antique fans. See 100 antique hand fans from the 18th & 19th century, up close and personal. Explore different materials used for this art including mother of pearl, bone, ivory, & celluloid. Have an antique hand fan at home? Bring it for identification. Led by Shelly J. Goncalves, who has been collecting antique hand fans for over 50 years. Goncalves is a member of the Fan Association of North America (FANA) and the Fan Circle International (FCI), where she serves on the board. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Bambino Buddy Ball
When: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: East St. Ballfields

Buddy ball lets boys, girls and young adults with mental and/or physical disabilities play organized, non-competitive baseball. If you can be a “Buddy” and help a player swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball or enjoy all other aspects of the game, just drop by the East St. ballfields.

Tewksbury Public Safety Night
When: 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: TMHS

Families can enjoy a cookout and meet Officers Eric Hanley and Waffles. The Tewksbury Fire Department will hold demos, and many town groups will have tables and giveaways.

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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