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Tyngsboro Community Theater’s ‘Tuck Everlasting’ will premiere this weekend

TYNGSBORO — The curtain goes up this weekend on Tyngsboro Community Theater’s first full stage production, the musical “Tuck Everlasting.”

“Tuck Everlasting” is based on a novel by Natalie Babbitt published in 1975. It was made into a movie in 2002 and later adapted into a Broadway musical. Babbitt’s book has been described as a romantic fantasy.

The Tyngsboro Community Theater website calls the musical “a timeless tale… revamped with catchy songs.”

The old town hall is the place of production. Performances take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets, go to tyngsct.booktix.com.

Tewksbury to host Public Safety Night and invites residents to meet officers

TEWKSBURY – The Police and Fire Services, alongside the North Middlesex Regional Communications Centre, will host a Public Safety Night for residents to meet officers and learn more about their work.

Members of the community will be able to interact with officers, law enforcement vehicles, meet Waffles the police “comfort dog” and speak with various other members of public safety. There will also be a barbecue with first responders, with food and drink available throughout.

The event will take place on Sunday, August 21 from 3-5 p.m. at Tewksbury Memorial High School, 320 Pleasant St.

“We are thrilled to host this event for our city residents and to come together as a community for a fun afternoon,” said Police Chief Ryan Columbus. “As a public safety service, it’s important to make those connections within your community and get to know the people you’re helping. This event is a great opportunity to do just that.

The Tewksbury Fire Department will hold a fire extinguisher demonstration, where children can spray a fire hose. The department will also have a sprinkler so that the children can cool off. First responders will also be able to cool off, as residents can soak them in a water trough.

The Tewksbury Police K-9 Unit will also hold a 30-minute demonstration at 4.30pm. The Northern Regional Middlesex Communication Center will distribute safety information leaflets and prizes including pencils and coloring books .

Digital Federal Credit Union donates care kits to area children

LOWELL – Digital Federal Credit Union announced that it donated 100 child care kits before the start of the school year.

The packs, which will be given to students at Lowell Community Charter Public School, are filled with school supplies and toiletries.

“Back to school is upon us, providing opportunities to support our schools and youth with meaningful donations,” DCU Public Relations Specialist Kelly Johnson wrote in an email.

DCU for Kids, a nonprofit organization founded by the credit union, aims to support educational programs and services focused on children in need, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Boys & Girls Clubs. The organization has donated more than $20.2 million since 2005.

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