It is Tuesday, Oct. 21. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Mild: Forecasters are predicting that Tuesday will be our last gasp at some of the beautifully mild weather we have seen this autumn. There will be more clouds around on Tuesday than on Monday with a chance of an afternoon shower and wind blowing from the south at 8-13 miles per hour.
2. Art Grows Here: Each summer, a unique art exhibit spans both Hamilton and Wenham – Art Grows Here. On Tuesday night, planning begins for next year’s exhibit. The fifth annual event is already planned for July 18-27, 2014. Tuesday’s meeting will involve coming up with a promotional poster, going over outreach to artists and finalizing the to-do list. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to get involved and starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room at Hamilton-Wenham Library.
3. Unemployment: We’ll hear the latest local unemployment data on Tuesday for Hamilton and Wenham from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The September data will be announced on Tuesday and in August, the unemployment rate in Hamilton was 4.8 percent and 6.5 percent in Wenham.
4. Relay: The Relay for Life is one of the signature events in the fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. On Tuesday, a kickoff event for the “Relay For Life season” will be held at Danvers High School, featuring a costume contest, trick-or-treat, mummy wrap and face painting. The free event is open to the public and starts at 6 p.m.
5. Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen will have a regular meeting on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Wenham Town Hall, where the board is scheduled to promote two firefighters to lieutenant, Gary Blaney and Robert Wallace, and introduce the new full-time firefighter Jacob Kreyling. The board will also get an update on the status of the finance department.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.