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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

Parents and aquatic marine mammal enthusiasts, register soon for the Whalemobile on Saturday as space is limited

There’s a good bit of roadwork happening this week. Fiske Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting Monday for sidewalk construction. Only residents, buses and emergency vehicles will have access; others must detour to Trull Road. MassDOT is also due to begin preparations for final paving of Rt. 38 between Colonial Drive and Nelson Avenue, weather permitting. The operation is expected to take four nights to complete. Detours will be in place during work, and delays are expected, so avoid that stretch of Main St. in the evening if possible.

This weekend is packed with events, including the town’s Annual Fall Festival. Watch for a full schedule of events in the Carnation later this week or visit the town website.

Photo: The Tewksbury Lions Club held another successful Meat Bingo event last Thursday at TJ Callahan’s. Mike Lynch and Kathy Descoteaux took home the lobster.

Monday, Sept. 18

Teen Event: Board Game Meet and Greet (Grades 6-12)
When: 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: Library

We’ll set up a bunch of board games, grab some new friends and play. Due to the ability to host multiple people at this event, we will not all be playing the same game. There will be multiple games happening at different tables so everyone can find a game that they enjoy! Register here.

Job Interview Mastery: An Authentic Approach To Flexing Your Talent
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Applying for your next big career opportunity requires a lot of work. You must reach out to your network, arrange information meetings, talk to recruiters and submit resumes. Finally you land the interview. What’s next? Led by Maureen B. Weisner, M.Ed., PCC, CPCC, Founder and Managing Partner of KICKSTART Your Transition. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

TMHS Soccer Dineout
When: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mac’s Dairy Farm

Grab an ice cream and mention TMHS Soccer, and the boosters with get 15% of your purchase. See more dineouts on our new community events page.

Council on Aging
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

The COA will open with a moment of silence for Arthur Costa before welcoming newly appointed member Jeff DuFour. Also on the agenda are the October calendar of events and a review of financials.

Rep. Tram Nguyen Virtual Office Hours
When: 5 – 6 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Please sign up at least 24 hours ahead of time. 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 

Community Preservation Committee
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall

The main item on the committee’s agenda is a review of Special Town Meeting warrant articles relevant to the Committee.

100+ People Who Care Tewksbury Q3 Giving Event
When: 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Luna Rossa

100+ People Tewksbury will hear from representatives of three local nonprofits and award $10,000 to one cause as voted on by members. The two nonprofits not selected will receive $250 from two generous sponsors, Eco Auto and Wicked Cheesy, as well as additional optional donations from members. Social hour will run from 6 – 7 p.m., and the meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Interested residents are cordially invited to attend, with no obligation to join or donate. 

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 is expected to set trick or treat hours as 6 – 8 p.m., as usual. The board will also review the Special Town Meeting warrant. Agenda

How To Make Your Own Vinegar
When: 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Library, register here

Join Emily Makrez, owner of the F-Word Farm, for a fun class on food preservation. Learn what vinegar is and the chemistry behind the process. Learn how to turn anything into vinegar, even bananas! The class will include a demo of making banana vinegar, a viewing of vinegar “mothers” and tasting samples of various scrap vinegars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, through a generous donation from 100 People Who Care Tewksbury.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Free Blood Pressure Check
When: 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

No appointment is necessary, just drop by the Senior Center.

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

In its first meeting since the start of the 23/24 academic year, the School Committee will discuss summer program participation, enrollment and fundraising and field trip requests, among other topics. Agenda

Conservation Commission
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall or catch the meeting on Tewksbury TV or Comcast (6) or Verizon (33)

The ConCom has Soldier On, Holt & Bugbee, the Tree House Brewing overflow lot and Tewksbury Dental’s parking expansion on its agenda, among other hearings.

Abraham Lincoln & Massachusetts: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
When: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

When we think about Abraham Lincoln’s origins, we naturally turn to Illinois, Indiana and even Kentucky. Surprisingly, though, our 16th President had strong and compelling connections to the state of Massachusetts. A key event in Lincoln’s life took place 175 years this month — a September 1848 trip to Massachusetts which, as Lincoln himself described it, was his “first trip over the mountains.” Lincoln addressed, with much acclaim, a Whig convention in Worcester, where he so impressed powerful party leaders that he was invited to dinner the next evening at Governor Levi Lincoln’s home. Led by the Honorable Dennis J. Curran, retired Massachusetts Superior Court Justice.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Technology Class: Back to Basics with iPhone and iPad
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

This class covers the fundamentals of using an Apple iPhone or iPad. Attendees can choose/bring one device to follow along with; the content is applicable to both devices. In the class, Kevin from Kevtech Services will cover what all the buttons do and where they are, how to navigate a touchscreen, and how to make calls and send messages.

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

This is the second to last market of the season. Check the Carnation or the Tewksbury Community Market’s Facebook (@TewksburyMarket), Twitter (@TewksburyMarket), and Instagram (@TewksburyCommunityMarket) for updates on vendors and food trucks.

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

The BoH will hear a plan from Smitty’s Liquors on how it plans to avoid a repeat of tobacco sales to minors and then pick up noncompliance with keeping of animals for Michele and Giuseppina Saladino.

Friday, Sept. 22

IN PERSON: 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group — Photographs For LinkedIn
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Library

Members of the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group are invited to get professional headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles. Email librarian Robert Hayes at to sign up for a 15-minute session and for more details.

An Evening with Angels featuring Psychic Medium Laura Lee
When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Library, tickets are $50 and available here

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.

Saturday, Sept. 23

When: 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Library meeting room

Just like humans, whales are individual, and you will find there are more similarities between us than you think! When you come to the library for your 30-minute selected time slot, you will go inside Nile, the life-sized inflatable humpback whale, and learn about how whales and humans are similar and different, and have a chance to touch baleen, teeth, and bones. There will also be another station set up that you can interact with, play games, or color pictures! Please note, per the presenter’s request, this is not a program for children under 5.

TMHS International Club Car Wash
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Annex

The International Club will have a by-donation car wash to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Veteran’s BBQ
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, registration required

The barbecue is free for veterans and their families. Please call 978-640-4485 by September 21 to register. 

Fall Festival, Day 1
When: noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Livingston St.

The Town of Tewksbury is pleased to host the 9th Annual Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. both days at the Livingston Field Recreation Complex. The festival will once again be a two-day celebration with separate and unique attractions each day. On Saturday, there will be a balloon twister, face painting, and touch-a-truck event. Attendees will also see some of their favorite Community Market vendors including Empanada Dada, Cupcake City and The (Lemonade) Stand.

Beep Ball: Boston Renegades vs. TFD
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Livingston St.

The Tewksbury Lions are sponsoring the annual Beep Ball game between the Boston Renegades and the Tewksbury Firefighters Local 1647. Proceeds from the adaptive sports event operated by the Association of Blind Citizens will help send the Renegades to the Beep Ball World Series.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Run for Recovery 5K
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: TMHS

Join Into Action Recovery Inc. for a 5K to raise awareness and funding. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Runners can register for $35 plus processing fees through Friday, September 22 at 4:00 pm and for $40 on race day. Kids age 17 and under are $20, including race day. All kids who participate will get a race medal & tee shirt while supplies last.

Fall Festival, Day 2
When: noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Livingston St.

The Town of Tewksbury is pleased to host the 9th Annual Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. both days at the Livingston Field Recreation Complex. The festival will once again be a two-day celebration with separate and unique attractions each day. On Sunday, local artisan creators are the focus. There will be a variety of fall-themed lawn games, kids crafts, and live music. With over 80 food and craft vendors, there is a little something for everyone. There will be a pie eating contest hosted by DJ Vince and kids will be able to have their faces painted and another chance for balloon animals.

Tewksbury Interfaith Choir Rehearsals
When: 7:15 p.m.
Where: Tewksbury Congregational Church

Tewksbury Interfaith Choir will begin rehearsals for their annual Christmas concert tonight and will meet at the Tewksbury Congregational Church in Tewksbury Center, at 7:15 p.m. every Sunday evening. Get into the Christmas spirit with songs of the season, and enjoy the company of others who love to sing. For more information, call Barbara at 978-726-6545.

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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