Memorial Day Parade and Activities

The United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Veteran’s Office of the City of Woburn, would like to invite you to participate in their annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday May 25th, 2015.  

The parade will start at the Armory and march to Woburn Common for a ceremony, then proceed to Woodbrook Cemetery for a ceremony.  A bus will take them to the East Woburn Fire Station where they will muster and march to Calvary Cemetery with stops at the Jewish Cemetery and Knights of Columbus Memorial.

 

10th Annual Lantern Walk at Horn Pond

The date for this year's Lantern Walk is Memorial Day weekend, Sunday May 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Horn Pond in Woburn, near Lake Ave Parking Area.

Join and celebrate the lives of loved ones, friends, classmates, family who have left this earth. Some Lanterns will be available for a donation at the event. Suggested donation $5 to $15. All donations go to Friends of Mary Cummings Park Trust.  Or bring your own. 

WorldFest 2015 Schedule Announced!

Along with all the affordable food samplings and free children's activities, culture lovers come to WorldFest to see spectacular performances! We have some solid WorldFest veterans, as well as many exciting new faces showing us music, dance, martial arts and more! 

On Sunday, May 17 at the Woburn Public Library Lawn (Woburn Memorial High School if it rains), come see what WorldFest is all about! Conveniently scheduled after Touch-a-Truck with many free children's activities, you will want to stop by!

Schedule of performers:

1:10 pm- Gund Kwok Troupe Lion Dance
1:30 pm- Move and Inspire
1:55 pm- Just Dancin’
2:10 pm- Coco Torres
2:50 pm- Bollywood Dancing
3:05 pm- Hakuna Matata Dancers
3:25 pm- Ku’s Taekwondo
4:00 pm- Korean School of New England
4:15 pm- Winchester School of Chinese Culture
 

Touch-a-Truck Returns on May 17

Cummings Properties (Washington St, Woburn, MA) is hosting its 9th Touch-a-Truck on Sunday, May 17, from 10 AM to 1 PM.  In previous years, an estimated 3,000 children and adults came to West Cummings Park, Woburn to marvel at the enormous trucks, and fascinating public safety equipment and displays.  

This year we have the amazing SWAT and NEMLEC trucks complete with our police heroes, lots of construction vehicles, cranes, and even a helicopter that you can sit in the cockpit after watching it land. Bob the Builder will be joined by our very own Lowell Spinners and mascot who will arrive in the Mystery Machine! FREE digital Child ID kits, activities for the kids, and watch the famous Jaws of Life in action! With more than 50 trucks and displays, this is going to be a fun-filled day for kids of all ages. Check out their Facebook page and Like!

If you or someone you know owns a large or unusual commercial vehicle and would like to join the fun, he or she can register online at www.cummings.com. For more information, contact Lisa 781-932-7071.
 

Boys and Girls Club of Woburn Carnival May 14-17

The Boys and Girls Club of Woburn Carnival is back! The carnival will be from May 14 to May 17 at Showcase Cinemas, 25 Middlesex Canal Park Dr. Woburn, MA 01801. The carnival will feature rides, games and food. There will also be a petting zoo daily.

Ride unlimited rides for $25 during discount ride promotion days. Those are scheduled for:
• Thursday 6pm-close
• Sunday 1pm-5pm OR 5pm-9pm

WHEN: The carnival will open Thursday and Friday at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. 

BGCW is still looking for volunteers to help out! If interested, contact Craig at c.cowen@bgcwoburn.org

Woburn's Road to Revolution

The Woburn Historical Commission, in partnership with Freedom's Way, will present "Woburn's Road to Revolution"  on Saturday, May 16th, from 12pm to 3pm, at the Battle Road Conservation Area in Woburn.  The program will include guided walking tours along a portion of Old Lexington Road, which still remains preserved much as it was in the 18th century.  The Woburn Militia traveled this road on their way to Lexington, answering the alarm on April 19th, 1775.  Reenactors in period dress will be portraying historical characters at Tarky Park, 256 Russell St., Woburn MA, 01801, where the tours begin at 12 noon.  The tours are free and open to the public with free, off street parking. 

For further information, see Woburn's Road to Revolution on Facebook.com/battleroadwoburn, or call 781-933-4976, or email battleroadwoburn@milk.toast.net.

WorldFest 2015 May 17: Tour the World in Your Backyard

Tour the world in your own backyard! WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-5 pm. Admission is free. International artwork and crafts will be available for purchase, as well as food from around the world. Sample Brazilian sugarcane juice, Persian sweets, and Indian delicacies. Performers entertaining the crowd this year include Gund Kwok Troupe Lion Dance, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Hakuna Matata Dancers, Winchester Chinese School, Indian Bollywood Dancers, and the Korean School of New England.
 

Free children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can fold origami, create Día de los Muertos masks from Mexico, enjoy face painting, make African toys, and explore the world with a whole host of activities. Children earn passport stamps that will get them a free treat from Orange Leaf of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital Inc. For more information, please call 781-935-2244 or email bkibler@socialcapitalinc.org.

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