TEWKSBURY: Tewksbury Interfaith Choir rehearsals: 7:15 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 15, Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East St., Tewksbury. For information, call Barbara at 978-726-6545. Tewksbury Interfaith Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas concert and invites new and former members to join in. To sing with the choir requires no audition. The main requirements are the love of singing, especially multipart music, and the commitment to the 13-week rehearsal schedule. You don’t even have to know how to read music; the choir can help with that. As usual, the program will include holiday favorites plus some new compositions.
TEWKSBURY: Town cleanup: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5, meet at Tewksbury Town Common. The Tewksbury Beautification Committee announces the Fall Clean Up-Half Way to Earth Day. Stop by the Town Common to pick up bags, gloves and safety vests before heading out to pick up trash. The event runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and residents should stop by whenever convenient. Even an hour can make a big difference. Look for the sign up online or email email@example.com.
TEWKSBURY: Share the Joy Luncheon: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Tewksbury Country Club, 1880 Main St., Tewksbury. $50. For tickets and information: http://pofproject.org. The Power of Flowers Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides special services to the elderly in the greater Merrimack Valley. This luncheon is its major annual fundraiser. Ticket includes lunch, the opportunity to bid on unique silent auction items, destination and adventure events, and many hand-made items, and participate in raffles, “wine pull” and “bonus board” activities. Power of Flowers volunteers make bouquets from flowers donated by area memorial services, weddings and social/business events. The organization deliver them free of charge to seniors in more than 130 health care communities and shut-ins in 30 communities.
WILMINGTON: Harvest and Holly Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. For information: http://wilmingtonumc.org. The Wilmington-Tewksbury United Methodist Women will hold their Harvest and Holly Fair, which will feature locally made crafts, a cookie walk, vintage jewelry, curated attic treasures and more. Lunch will be available starting at 11 a.m. and will include homemade soups, mac and cheese, chili, and meatball subs. Proceeds benefit WTUMW outreach and missions.
TEWKSBURY: Veterans Coffee Social: 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St. For information: Maria Ruggiero, 978-851-7373, ext. 352; Steve Hines, 781-687-3173. Are you a veteran? Connect and build community relationships with other veterans at this social coffee hour.
WILMINGTON: Toastmasters: noon-1 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, OSRAM, 200 Ballardvale St., Wilmington. Toastmasters Ballardvale Club meets twice a month. Meet at visitors’ desk in the lobby of Entrance 2. Free parking. Membership is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentations and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking. Guests are welcome. For information, contact Ellen Fan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-447-3505.
TEWKSBURY: Alateen meetings: First and third Thursday of each month, St. Williams Church (middle brick building), 1351 Main St. For information on the Tewksbury meeting, call Maria Ruggiero at 978-851-7373, ext. 352. For more information on Al-Anon/Alateen, call 508-366-0556. Alateen meetings provide mutual support for young people affected by someone else’s drinking and drug use. Speak with teens who know exactly how you feel. The meetings are confidential and a safe place to share experiences, strength and hope with each other, discuss difficulties, learn effective ways to cope with problems, encourage one another, help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program and learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions.
TEWKSBURY: Docents needed: The Public Health Museum in Tewksbury is seeking docents. Anyone interested in public health, history or museum studies is encouraged to apply. Applications are available at http://publichealthmuseum.org/volunteer.
WILMINGTON: Boy Scout meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mason Hall, 32 Church St. Boy Scout Troop 136 is looking for new members. The troop accepts boys ages 10 and a half and older. Boys and parents are free to drop in during any meeting. For information: 978-758-0412; email@example.com.
WILMINGTON: Breast cancer support group: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Wilmington. Hope & Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation invites the community to its ongoing patient support group. Since 2010, Hope & Friendship has offered a confidential support group for those with a diagnosis of stage four metastatic breast cancer. Guests can expect music, candles and cups of tea, and attendees can share their story or simply listen to others. Members enjoy retreats, workshops, symptom management reimbursement and scholarships to national conferences and more. The group also practices relaxation techniques and shares resources from the foundation’s growing library of books, DVDs and other media. Some meetings include guest leaders, such as art and music therapists, meditation guides and gentle yoga practitioners. Location information is provided upon registering. For information or to make a donation: http://hopeandfriendship.org.
WILMINGTON: Families Anonymous: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. A worldwide 12-step recovery program, Families Anonymous is a support program for people whose lives are affected by the use of mind-altering substances or related behavioral conditions of a relative or friend. No dues or fees are required for membership. Only first names are used at meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Advance notice is not necessary to attend a meeting, and visitors may attend. For information: 978-973-5645; 978-408-1646; firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILMINGTON: Harnden Tavern open house: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Wilmington Town Museum, 430 Salem St. The Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. Tour the museum for a glimpse into the past. Free.
TEWKSBURY: Tewksbury Garden Club meeting: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, September through June, Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury. Guests can attend the monthly meetings at no charge. Garden Club members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the monthly meetings, which will be donated to a local food pantry. For information: http://tewksburygardenclub.org.