Earth Day Events in Tewksbury

April 18, 2019 GMT

TEWKSBURY -- To celebrate Earth Day, community members will hold a spring cleanup in town on May 4. Safety vests, bags and gloves will be available for participants to pick up at the town common and head to open space areas in town needing care.

Friends of Tewksbury Open Space, Shawsheen River Watershed Association, Open Space and Recreation Committee, Beautification Committee and Garden Club will participate. Cleanup gear will be available at the common from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The spring clean up will conclude a week of Earth Week activities that will start on April 20 with the iNaturalist City Challenge at the Tewksbury Public Library. A discussion on waste and recycling plus short documentaries on the environment follow on May 1 and May 3.

More information can be found on the town’s website, www.tewksbury-ma.gov .


Lowell House moves to new site

LOWELL -- Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery will celebrate the grand opening of the Center for Integrated Treatment and Recovery on June 13. This model represents four years of research and planning and a major step in treating individuals affected by the opioid crisis.

On May 6, Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery will move its outpatient program and administrative services from 555 Merrimack St. to 101 Jackson St.


Author leads talk on inequality

LITTLETON -- Author Chuck Collins will lead a community discussion on inequality on April 27 at First Church Unitarian on Foster Street from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Collins has authored three books and is director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.

His books include “Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality,” “Bringing Wealth Home” and “Is Inequality in America Irreversible?”

Collins’ talk will focus on new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future. The FCU Racial Justice Action Committee is sponsoring the event.


Wilmington part of healing day

WILMINGTON -- The Oriental Healing Arts Association is celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The association will lead a group practicing Tai Chi at the Wilmington Town Common. It will be free and open to the public for those of all skill levels.


Groton celebrates Arbor Day

GROTON -- Groton’s Arbor Day will be held at 1 p.m. on April 27. The celebration sponsored by Friends of the Tree Warden and the Groton Garden Club will honor Lola, the town’s police dog, by planting a Stellar Dogwood tree on the Common across from the Congregational Church at Main and Pleasant Streets. This is the 23rd year that Groton has been a “Tree City USA,” according to a release. Those who attend will receive a free cranberry viburnum or a scarlet buckeye seedling. -- AMARIS CASTILLO