It is Monday, Aug. 26. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Clouds: After a spectacular weekend of weather, the workweek begins with some cloudy skies and increasing humidity. The forecast calls for a chance of showers on Monday with the possibility of a thunderstorm later in the day. The temperature will be in the upper 70s.
2. Backpacks: Monday is the final collection day for the Community Giving Tree Backpack Drive at Hamilton-Wenham Library. You can drop off new backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks, tape, scissors, markers, crayons and calculators to be distributed in filled backpacks to Essex County school children in need during the first week of school.
3. 5K: The monthly Monday evening runs at New England Running Co. in North Beverly – which brings runners up Route 1A into Wenham – is planned again for Monday night. The monthly run is sponsored by the North Shore Road Race Guide and starts at 6:45 p.m. Participants will get 15 percent off dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s and 15 percent off massages at Elements.
4. Teachers: The school year starts Monday for teachers in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, who all officially return to work. Students in grade six and nine start school on Tuesday and the rest of students return on Wednesday.
5. Selectmen: The Hamilton Board of Selectmen meet Monday night at Hamilton Town Hall at 7 p.m., where it is slated to take a final vote on new use policy for the Senior Center and appoint a few new members to town boards and commissions.
To find out what is going on this week in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.