The Five Minute Read
Tewksbury launches DEI survey
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee has launched its first DEI survey to provide town leadership with data and insights for community improvements, informational opportunities and focal areas.
The survey, which takes 10 to 12 minutes to complete, asks residents and town employees to consider their experiences in schools, town offices, events and the community. Results will be shared with the Select Board this summer.
The committee was established last year by the Select Board to “promote diversity, equity and inclusion and build a stronger, more unified, welcoming town that respects and recognizes both its growing diversity and its communities.”
The survey can be taken online at surveymonkey.com/r/GZD296D and paper copies can be found at the town manager’s office at Town Hall, the Tewksbury Public Library or the senior center.
Wilmington to hold rabies clinic
WILMINGTON — The town will hold its annual rabies clinic from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. at the Public Buildings Department, 30 Church St.
Wilmington residents only may bring their dog on a leash or cat in a carrier to be vaccinated. The clinic costs $10 per animal.
The town clerk will also be available at the clinic to process 2022 dog licenses. Licenses are $10 for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $15 for those that are not. There will be a late fee added for licenses processed after April 2.
Upcoming events at Chelmsford Public Library
CHELMSFORD — The Chelmsford Public Library has several exciting events coming up next week.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, meditation and mindfulness practitioner and instructor Lina Shastri will lead a session on Zoom to help participants feel more centered.
At 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, the library and Chelmsford Senior Center will hold its biweekly Tea Time Tales for Adults over Zoom, including short stories, poems and classic tales followed by a discussion.
At 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, the Mystery Book Group will discuss “The Unquiet Dead” by Ausma Zenahat Kahn in person and on Zoom.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, educators Patti Steinman and Tia Pinney of the Massachusetts Audubon Society will give a presentation titled “The Nature of Spring” on Zoom.
Also at 7 p.m. Thursday, the History Book Group will discuss “Rope Walker: A Texas Jewish History Mystery” by local author Jim Yarin.
At 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, the library will host a “Bibliobites” event in person and on Zoom inspired by the library’s annual One Book program, where community members are encouraged to read “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong. Attendees can try Vietnamese food from the cookbooks “Vietnamese Food Any Day,” “The Bahn Mi Handbook” and “The Pho Cookbook,” all by Andrea Nguyen.
For more information, visit chelmsfordlibrary.org.