WorldFest 2015 Vendor/Performer Application Deadline Extended- April 10, 2015

We've received dozens of applications for vendors and performers for this year's WorldFest, and while our original deadline was March 27, we've decided to extend it to April 10 to fill in cultures and countries not yet represented! This means you still have a chance!

WorldFest is a multicultural festival celebrating diversity through food, art, music and dance. This annual celebration is put together by the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team and Social Capital Inc.

This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 1-5pm on the front lawn of the Woburn Public Library (45 Pleasant St.).

If you would like to perform or have a table at this year's festival, then apply TODAY! Applications are due by April 10, 2015. (Attached below). This is a great opportunity for local businesses, new or established, interested in engaging their community through diversity.

Social Capital & Health Forum on May 8

Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates.

World War I Exhibit Open House at the Burdett Mansion

World War I Exhibt ~ Open House

Saturday, April 11 at the Burdett Mansion, 7 Mishawum Road, Woburn

Please join the Woburn Historical Society for an OPEN HOUSE to launch their WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT on Saturday ~ April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to honor the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI in 1914. The US joined the war in 1917 when over 1,400 men and women from Woburn served as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and on the homefront. On display are US, German, French, Italian and Canadian artifacts.

This is a great educational opportunity for young and old alike to learn about the Great War and the sacrifices of our Woburn men and women.

The exhibit will also be available for viewing Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon through the end of June.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Youth Programs with Woburn Rec

Woburn Recreation is offering a bunch of programs for youth this spring! Whether looking for a fun activity on one night, or for a regular weekly deal, maybe this is the time to sign up your youngster for a fun program!

Check out the Woburn Rec website to sign up, as well as see more programs for adults!

Kids Painting/Design Class
Calling all artists and fashion designers! Let's get those creative juices flowing! In this two hour class students will create an original canvas painting of their OWN dress design. Instructors will guide the process step by step while leaving plenty of room for individual creativity. Each student will leave with an original painting featuring their own dress design and color scheme! No replica's here! Aprons will be provided but please dress for a mess! All materials provided. Instructed by Suzanne Fee & Julie Dowd **Sample of Painting on website**
Ages: 7-12
Day: Thursday April 23rd
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Goodyear Elementary
Cost: $25

How do I: Horn Pond Cleanliness

This week, SCI received a letter from an anonymous Woburn resident about environmental conditions as the snow melts. After spending hours cleaning off the bottoms of our shoes from a recent trip to Horn Pond, we cleaned up the language a bit and have decided to share it.


“Dear Woburn friends,

Woburn Senior Center needs Volunteers

Looking for a volunteer opprotunity?

The Woburn Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help out at their Volunteer Appreciation Day luncheon on Saturday, April 11, at the Woburn Senior Center.

Volunteers will help set up at 9:30am, help serve beverages and meals at 11:30am, and/or help clean up at 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity for everyone, especially elementary school students (with a parent) looking for YES hours. You can choose a shift, or volunteer the whole day!

If interested, please contact Judy Tanner at


Open House with Rep. Jay Kaufman: Boston 2024

State Rep. Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “Open House,” tackles an important and timely topic with the prospect of Boston hosting the Olympics in 2024, in “A Conversation with Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey.” The forum, the seventh of the 20th season, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the historic Depot in Lexington Center, 13 Depot Square.

What does it mean for Boston and surrounding communities if the Olympics were held here? What’s the economic and social impact of having the Olympics in Boston? Do the pros outweigh the cons? What are the risks associated with this international event? What’s the process going forward? Do I have a voice? Find out the answers to these questions and bring your own. Questions can also be submitted in advance at, or tweet your questions to@repjaykaufman

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