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Family Day in Wilmington

August 24, 2018

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington Community Television is hosting its Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yentile Farm Recreation Facility, located at 9 Cross St.

Attendees can enjoy live music, performances, demonstrations as well as food. A face painter and balloon wizard will also be there to add to the fun.

There will be the opportunity to share reading experiences for Eileen MacDougall’s “Book Stew” show on WCTV.

The free event is open to all Wilmington residents.

-- KORI TUITT

Generational mix at BBQ

TEWKSBURY -- The Tewksbury Senior Center is hosting its Second Annual Intergenerational Cookout on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will happen at the center, located at 175 Chandler St.

The free cookout will feature live music, refreshments and more. Those interested should RSVP by Monday, Aug. 27.

For information, contact 978-640-4480. The rain date is Sept. 16.

-- KORI TUITT

Lane closures announced

CHELMSFORD -- The state Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight lane closures on Interstate 495 north and southbound in the area of Exit 33 from Aug. 26 through Sept. 7, except for during the Labor Day weekend, to allow crews to demolish and replace the deck of the Route 4 bridge over the highway.

Multiple lane closures will be implemented each night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to prepare and facilitate operations and stage construction equipment. Beginning at 8 p.m., one low speed lane will be closed, followed by a second at 11 p.m. Closures will occur in phases starting with some southbound lanes, and then moving to northbound lanes as work requires. One travel lane will be open at all times in both directions.

Two-way travel on Route 4 will be open at all times during construction.

Law enforcement details will be in place for worker and public safety, and signs, pavement markings and channeling devices will be used to guide drivers through the work area. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed and use caution while approaching and driving through the work zone.

-- ALANA MELANSON

Cornhole event and more

BILLERICA -- The Hidden Battles Foundation will hold its Second Annual Pitch for Prevention Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Billerica Elks Club, located at 14 Webb Brook Road.

The family-friendly event is free to attend, and includes food, live entertainment and a kids zone with a jump house, lawn games and a magician, as well as K-9 demonstrations and “touch-a-truck” from police, fire, ambulance and U.S. Army.

The fee to register to play in the tournament is $35 per person in advance or $45 per person the day of the event. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m., and bags fly at 12 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the organization, which helps veterans, firefighters, police officers and first responders with treatment and counseling for depression, suicidal tendencies and post-traumatic stress disorder.

For more information, visit hiddenbattlesfoundation.org or facebook.com/hiddenbattlesfoundation.org , or email hiddenbattlesfoundation@gmail.com .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Center for Hope gets grant

LOWELL -- The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc. has received a $10,000 Targeted Grant from Eastern Bank to support children and youth impacted by and at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.

According to a release, the Targeted Grants have been designated to support organizations addressing a range of issues that disproportionately impact women, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, health care, pay equity, and senior management and board representation.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

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