Weekly Buzz | Town Meeting Begins Monday
And don't miss the Senior Expo today
Good Morning, Burlington!
As a reminder, today is the last day of the Addams Family play. Today is also the Walk for Hunger at the BHS track. Come by and cheer people on, and/or donate here. And finally, today’s the day for the Senior Expo, sponsored by Indian Americans of Greater Boston.
I’m away until Wednesday, but I wanted to make sure to start your week off on an informed note. So—here is the weekly, and I’ll be back with a summary of the first night Town Meeting on Tuesday. I’m sure I’ll peek around between now and then, too, but just in case you’re wondering why I’m not as present as usual—it’s because I’m out of state!
Before we get started, I wanted to let you know about something meaningful that happened this week at Shawsheen Tech. In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, the school displayed part of an exhibit, on loan from Merrimack College, called “The Courage to Remember.” The exhibit is a visual narrative that tells the story of the Holocaust; it was viewed by Shawsheen students in conjunction with a trip to the Holocaust Memorial in Boston and an assembly where guest speaker Paulette Buchheim will share her family’s Holocaust survival story. Read more below!
This Week in Burlington
As always, meetings can be added later in the week, so be sure to check your Daily each day to stay up to date! This is Week 2 of AP exams at BHS, but it ends with a celebration!
Meetings and Events
Monday, May 8
7:30 AM - Walk, Bike, and roll to School Day at Fox Hill. Meet at Veteran’s Park and travel to school, where there will be a bake sale and goodies from True North waiting for you. It’s $5/person and proceeds will benefit Teacher Appreciation Week.
1:00 PM - Music & Story Time with Early Intervention (Library event; Register)
6:00 PM - Select Board will have an abbreviated meeting at BHS ahead of Town Meeting
6:15 PM - Recreation Commission (BHS Room 121)
6:30 PM - Town Meeting Precinct 3 meeting to fill vacant seat
7:00 PM - Town Meeting (BHS Auditorium)
Tuesday, May 9
11:00 AM - Free blood pressure screening at the library
5:00 PM - Shawsheen Union Contract Negotiation Subcommittee (Shawsheen Tech)
7:00 PM - Board of Health (Town Hall and virtual)
7:00 PM - School Committee (BHS and virtual)
Wednesday, May 10
10:30 & 11:30 AM - Toddler and Preschool Storytime at the library
4:00 PM - Council on Aging (61 Center Street)
5:30 PM - Board of Health Joint School Subcommittee Meeting (BOH Conference Room)
Thursday, May 11
9:00 AM - Housing Authority (Tower Hill Apartments)
4:00 PM - Butterfly Sponge Art at the library (Grades K-5, Register)
6:30 PM - Conservation Commission (Town Hall and virtual)
7:00 PM - Library Trustees (Burlington Public Library)
7:00 PM - Town Meeting Day 2. This isn’t on the town calendar yet, but it’s definitely going to happen.
Friday, May 12
10:30 AM - Springapalooza Bubble Storytime at Wildwood Park, in conjunction with Recreation Department (Rescheduled from last Friday)
4:00 PM - Tween Videogame Tournament: Mario Kart (Library event for grades 4-8; Register)
6:00 PM - Senior/Junior Prom at Danversport
Saturday, May 13
10:00 AM-1:00 PM - Touch-a-Truck event at Burlington Mall (Sensory friendly hour from 9:00-10:00)
9:00 AM-2:00 PM - Mother’s Day plant sale at MSMS to benefit Class of 2024
2:00 PM - Mother’s Day Tea at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: All are welcome to come and celebrate the women in your life with tea, treats and a great atmosphere. A $5.00 donation is asked.
Sports and Activities
Spring sports keep coming. Look for ways to support your Red Devils this week at their baseball, softball, tennis, track, lacrosse, united basketball matchups and more.
That’s it for now. I hope you have a great weekend with some lovely weather!
See you soon,