Rain barrels available in Wilmington
WILMINGTON — The town is encouraging residents to save and harvest rain water by offering rain barrels at a discounted price through June 23.
Residents can purchase a Great American Rain Barrel for 40 percent off the retail price. Those interested can purchase the barrel through the company’s website at greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/ . and select Wilmington. Orders can also be placed by calling 800-251-2352.
According to a notice from the town, rain barrels help towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff and also help plants during dry spells.
Cambodian actress visits Lowell
LOWELL —Meet actress Tharoth Sam on May 18.
Sam has performed in several films including “First They Killed My Father” and “Surviving Bokator.” The meet and greet will take place at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association on School Street. The event is free and will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..
A screening of “Surviving Bokator” will take place on May 17 at Paramount Box Office at 559 Washington St. in Boston. Tickets to the screening can be purchased through the Emerson Arts website at artsemerson.org .
‘See you yesterday’ in Boston
BOSTON — Ninteen Cambodian performers will share their acrobatics and circus arts skills in the U.S. premier of “See You Yesterday.“The performers are second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide and the show explores the fragmented narratives of their parents and grandparents.
The show will run from through May 19 at the Emerson Paramount Center located at 559 Washington St. in Boston. Tickets can be purchased online at artsemerson.org .
Spencer celebrates centennial
SPENCER —American Legion Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 and other Massachusetts Post’s members will hold a day-long centennial celebration on June 15.
Residents from all communities are invited to participate in the celebration which is expected to be one of the largest in the region.
A celebratory motorcycle ride and parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. The motorcycle ride will start at the Spencer-Leicester town line and a Grand Parade will start at the David Prouty High School. The parade will feature student bands from nearby high schools, marchers, floats, antique vehicles, community groups, the Shriners, Worcester Kiltie Band, Worcester Mounted Police Unit, Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes and Drums and others.
The celebration will continue at Spencer Fairgrounds. The opening ceremony will start at 1 p.m. where Teddy Roosevelt IV, the great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, will be the guest speaker. Activities at the fairgrounds will include a kids’ carnival, live music, all six New England Patriots Super Bowl Trophies, static military displays and food vendors.
There will be free admission and parking for the event, as well as a shuttle service between the fairgrounds and multiple stops in town.
Book sale in Tyngsboro
TYNGSBORO —The annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Tyngsborough Public Library, 25 Bryants Lane.
According to a notice on the town website, books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and gently used jewelry will be sold. The Tyngsboro Garden Club will also have plants for sale. The sale is organized by the Friends of the Tyngsboro Public Library.
Members of the Friends can attend the preview sale from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Stop by the Library to pick up a brochure/membership application or call 978-649-7361 to request that one be mailed to you.