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What To Know This Week In Tewksbury

It’s a busy week for Tewksbury’s boards and committees

Shout out to Tewksbury Veterans Agent Lisa Downey for her work pulling together several events last week to celebrate the town’s veterans.

The TMHS Chorus, with a solo by Julia Borushik, above, was joined by the Swinging Seniors and honored veterans at Saturday’s wreath laying ceremony.

The TMHS Theater Company’s production of High School Musical kicks off on Friday and runs all weekend. The troupe’s spring show, Mamma Mia, sold out, so grab your seats early. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. Talented TMHS students will also present the annual Meghan McCarthy fashion show on Nov. 14. Tickets are available here, and all proceeds benefit the Meghan McCarthy Research Fund at Dana Farber Institute in Boston, which was started in 2011 to further research in pediatric brain tumors

Over at Shawsheen Tech, the annual Fall Fair will run Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and features more than 100 vendors plus concessions and raffles.

The famous Leonid meteor shower will be free of moonlight on the shower’s peak morning, November 18, reports the science blog EarthSky. Find out everything you need to know to spot some meteors between now and Dec. 3.

Monday, Nov. 13

How To Create A Standout Resume
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Searching for a job in today’s competitive, online job market means your experience and skills need to stand out from all the rest. This session will cover current resume best practices, including tips about what information to include, what to leave off, as well as formatting and content guidelines to give your experience more impact. Bring your resume questions for the Q&A afterward. Led by Elizabeth Gross, a former marketing executive at and owner of Job Search Divas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library through a generous grant from the Tewksbury Elks.

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

The Housing Authority will approve bills and discuss vacancies and funding awards. Agenda

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 is scheduled to hear updates on the multifamily development at the MacLellan Oil site, the Tree House Brewing overflow lot and Brelundi, which will offer Italian takeout from the former Mirabella’s site. Agenda

A Concert with Áine Minogue, Irish Harpist
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Library, register here

Join us for an evening with Irish harpist and vocalist Áine Minogue. Born and raised in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, Áine is an award-winning harpist, singer, arranger and composer who has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers, as well as traveled extensively to perform at concerts across the United States and around the world. She has a dozen solo album recordings to her credit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

TMHS Blood Drive
When: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: TMHS

The TMHS Interact Club will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at Tewksbury Memorial High School. The club would love to have as many donors as possible to reach our goal and be able to award the Red Cross scholarship to a deserving senior. Register here.

Caregivers Peer Support Group
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

This and other COA support groups offer a supportive, confidential environment to talk with others in a similar situation. Meetings are open and meet once or twice monthly. Caregivers can connect with others in the same position twice monthly at the Senior Center, on the second and fourth Tuesdays.

Also pick up your tickets for the Silvertones dance and DJ dance and lunch. 

See more Senior Center events happening this month here.

Pizza Mia Dineout for Lily
When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Meet Lily from Great Dog Rescue New England! This sweet girl comes from Tennessee and had a rough life before GDRNE brought her up North. She is currently in an amazing foster home waiting for her fur-ever family. But first, she needs surgery that will cost about $5,000. Come dine-out and 15% of all sales, all day long, will be donated to help Lily along on her journey to a better life. Learn more about how to support Lily. 

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

After considering an entertainment license for the new Hilton Garden Inn and a student appointment to the TDEIAC, the Select Board will be again joined by the Housing Authority, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals for a continuation of the Housing Summit that began at the Oct. 18 meeting. Agenda

Wednesday, Nov. 15

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

The School Committee will hear an update on 2023 MCAS results from assistant superintendent Lori McDermott. Agenda

Gnome Planter (Grades 6-12)
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Library

Happy Gnome-vember! In celebration, join Emily to paint and design your very own gnome planter.  Gnome planters can be used to hold plants, books, anything you can think of that will fit inside.  This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

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

The Conservation Commission is scheduled to consider enforcement orders for 165 Astle St., 765 Whipple Rd. and Foster Lane. Agenda

Thursday, Nov. 16

Wellness Workshop: Sober for the Holidays, Tricks and Tips
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Center

This time of year, some people really struggle with the holidays. Sometimes people will use alcohol or other substances to “get through” but then feel regret. Let’s talk about some healthy tips and tricks that can help, especially during the holidays.

Anime Club (Grades 6-12)
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: Library, register here

Join Emily for snacks and anime at this month’s Anime Club meeting and watch “Dr. Stone.” Dr. Stone is rated TV-14. Awakened into a world where humanity has been petrified, scientific genius Senku and his brawny friend Taiju use their skills to rebuild civilization.

Board of Health
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual, register here

Approval of minutes and setting 2024 meeting dates are the only items on the BoH agenda, despite discussion of Ron Beauregard, the tobacco control agent for the town of Tewksbury, appearing to update the board on a possible cap on the number of licenses for stores that sell only tobacco items. The board also has yet to address member Susan Amato’s proposed restaurant letter grading system, which an informal Carnation poll shows is overwhelmingly supported by residents.

Friday, Nov. 17

Land’s Sake Farms: Reading with Rabbits
When: 11 – 11:30 p.m.
Where: Library, no registration required

Learn about the rabbits that farmers raise at Land’s Sake Farms! This program includes a rabbit-themed story time, learning about rabbit behavior and anatomy, and more. The highlight of the program is the Bunny Circle, where youth are able to touch and interact with live rabbits. *ALLERGY WARNING* Please be aware if you have animal allergies

Covid Booster Clinic
When: noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Senior Center

Vaccines are free for everyone. Both Pfizer and Moderna will be available. To make an appointment, call Tammy at 978-640-4480. Please bring your vaccination card, your health insurance card and a photo ID.

Film Screening: Oppenheimer
When: 1 p.m. showing registration |  7 p.m. showing registration
Where: Library

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases, Oppenheimer. The story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon. Rated R. 3 Hours. Doors will open 15 minutes ahead. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.  

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

Come listen/dance to the sounds of the Silvertones … waltz, Latin, 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 are two tickets  to a future Silvertones Dance. Soda & bottled water available for purchase ($1). Coffee/tea and cake are served during the break.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Tewksbury Beautification Committee Mini-Clean Up
9 – 10 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park

Join the committee to clean up Rogers Park, one of the town’s open space parcels. Meet at the Rogers Street parking lot near Kennedy Road. Gloves and bags provided.

Shawsheen Tech Fall Fair
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Shawsheen Tech

This event will feature nearly 100 vendors, crafters, and artisans, including tables sponsored by high school clubs like GSA, SkillsUSA, and the Class of 2024. Food will be available for purchase — hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, sausages, fried dough, caramel apples, and other tasty treats!

In Celebration Of Pickleball
When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Library, register

Pickleball players unite! Erin McHugh, author of the book, Pickleball Is Life, will celebrate all things pickleball — its great social benefits, how it’s easy to learn (and takes a lifetime to master), its plusses on mental health and wellness, its quirky rules and nutty etiquette, and just why it is so obsessive. And yes, there will be a pop quiz, swag, a Q&A, and generally a lot of great information mixed with a lot of laughs. If you love pickleball or if you want to start playing pickleball, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Light refreshments will be served.

Film Screening: Barbie
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Library

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases — Barbie. Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence. Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 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 and 7 p.m. while enjoying your pizza. Register.

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.

One Comment

  1. George Ferdinand George Ferdinand November 13, 2023

    ON the tobacco control agent for the town of Tewksbury, appearing to update the board on a possible cap on the number of licenses for stores that sell only tobacco items.
    Tho I wouldn’t recommend that anyone start using tobacco
    I OPPOSE setting a cap because it is undermines the free market and competition.

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