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Arbors is Home to Toy Dropoff

November 30, 2018

DRACUT -- The Arbors at Dracut has been chosen as a drop off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. New, unwrapped toys or books (ages newborn through age 16) will be accepted through Dec. 14 at the assisted living residential community at 21 Broadway Road, Dracut, according to a release. For more information please email jhousianitis@arborsassistedliving.com .

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Festival of Trees in Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY -- The Festival of Trees Opening Gala is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The free event will take place at the Tewksbury Public Library, located at 300 Chandler St. Guests can enjoy two holiday concerts featuring Steve Blunt & Friends and the Merrimack Valley a Cappella Chorus. There will also be refreshments, a scavenger hunt through the Christmas trees, letter writing to Santa Claus and more. More than 45 decorated trees will be placed throughout the library. There is no registration required for this event.

-- KORI TUITT

One Wilmington hosts festival

WILMINGTON -- We’re One Wilmington is hosting its eighth-annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free festival will come to life at Villanova Hall, located at 126 Middlesex Ave.

Aside from holiday trees, there will be raffles, wreaths, bakes goods for sale and musical performances. Mrs. Claus will also make her appearance at the festival.

Proceeds from the event help to purchase gifts for local families during the holiday season. For more information, visit www.onewilmington.org .

-- KORI TUITT

Ten years of Tyngsboro tree event

TYNGSBORO -- The 10th-annual Tyngsboro Festival of Trees is being held through Sunday at Old Town Hall, 10 Kendall Road, Tyngsboro. The event benefiting youth programs supported by the Tyngsboro Recreation Committee is a community celebration featuring a display of uniquely decorated trees, according to a release.

Friday’s activities run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include children’s cookie decorating from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and an Ice House Beer & Wine Tasting from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday there will be an Ice House Street Fair from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that includes children’s winter carnival games and crafts, hot food selections and entertainment. Sunday’s activities include children’s crafts and a Holiday Boxwood Tree workshop.

For more information visit tyngsboroughrec.com .

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Parking ban from Dec. to April

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington’s winter parking ban is set to go into effect on Saturday, Dec. 1 through April 1, according to the Department of Public Works. On-street parking will be prohibited from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. during this time. Those in violation of the parking ban will be subject to a fine of up to $50, with each day considered an additional offense. Those who violate the ban may interfere with DPW snow and ice removal during the winter season.

-- KORI TUITT

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