Vigil on the Common - A remembrance of those lost to substance abuse

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Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:30pm

Join us for a Vigil On The Common: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Woburn Common, 10 Common St., Woburn. This vigil will take place in remembrance of those lost to substance abuse.

Name signing will take place at 6:30 p.m., and the vigil begins at 7 p.m. The vigil is in cooperation with the Mayor’s Coalition Against Substance Abuse.

For more information, please contact Woburn's Substance Abuse Task Force Coordinator and retired Woburn Police Officer, Rick Jolly at or 781-897-5894 

Library Park Blues Festival for Veterans

The Library Park Blues Festival to benefit Woburn Veterans will take place from 1-8 p.m. on August 29 at Library Field, located on Harrison Avenue. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. with the Posting of the Colors at 12:45 p.m.

Acts include Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Orchestra; New England Blues Summit featuring Darrell Nulisch and Matt Stubbs; The Charlie Keating Band; Drivin' Blind; 12:01 Blues Band and The Peacheaters.

The Mess Hall will feature three food vendors, including Lester’s Roadside BBQ, The Sausage Guy and Lisa’s Family Pizzeria. The Swamp will sell beer and wine and the Officers Club will be open to sergeant, captain and major sponsors.

$20 entry fee, all proceeds to benefit local Veterans. Active military with ID get in free, as well as kids under 12 with an adult. (a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization). For information:

Woburn’s 3rd Annual Gold Lighting Ceremony for Childhood Cancer

Woburn’s 3rd Annual Gold Lighting Ceremony for Childhood Cancer will take place on September 3 at 6:45pm at Woburn Common, located at 10 Common St. This ceremony seeks to raise awareness by coloring the world gold to raise greater awareness of childhood cancer: the #1 killer by disease of our children.

The ceremony will begin with an introduction by Brenda Cirone with acoustic music by John Murphy. At 7:15 p.m., Mayor Scott Galvin, Stacy Gugliuzza and Tony Stoddard will speak and the lighting ceremony will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. or when it gets dark. There will be a gold fingernail painting table, gold balloons, stickers, popcorn, glow sticks, bracelets and paper cranes. Childhood cancer awareness T-shirts are available for a $15 donation.

For information:

Fall Bulb Perennial Sale - To Benefit Middlesex Conservation Programs

The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale on September 18 (3-6pm) and September 19 (8am - noon) at Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA. The sale includes tulips, daffodils, unusual bulbs, iris and perennials. All items may be ordered in advance until August 31; while you are certainly welcome to just come and shop we do sell out of some items so advance ordering is recommended.

Annual Family Night Cub Scouts Meet 'N Greet

Woburn Pack 502 invites you to our annual Family Night, taking place at Spence Farm, located at 41 Wyman St. in Woburn on Friday August 28 from 7pm – 9pm.

This is for first grade or ages 6 - 11 interested in joining Cub Scouts or for boys and girls, ages 14 - 20 interested in joining Venture Scouts.

For more information or questions contact Tom Brady at 

Final Concert of the Horn Pond Series - Jo Henley - Now Scheduled for August 28

Jo Henley will perform at the Horn Pond Summer Concert finale on August 28

It has been a wonderful summer! Finish it off strong at Horn Pond with Jo Henley playing the final free concert on Friday, August 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, courtesy of sponsor, Salem Five Bank.

Co-founded by longtime musical collaborators Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee, Jo Henley is a Boston-based roots-rock band that has been winning over fans and critics alike since 2006 with their unique blend of rock, folk, country, and bluegrass. Campolieto’s and Lee’s mutual love of all forms of American roots music shines through in Jo Henley.

Friends of Woburn Veterans Motorcycle Ride - 3rd Annual

Please join The Friends of Woburn Veterans Organization And The American Legion Riders Chapter 273 For a great ride to support our local Veterans. We are a 501 c (3) donating proceeds to local veterans causes. 

The ride takes place on August 15 and starts and ends at the Son’s of Italy Hall, located at 168 Lexington St., Woburn MA 01801. Cook-out immediately following. Registration 8:00 am - 9:45 am, KSU 10:00am

Riders $20/Passengers and Cook-Out only $10
For more information please email Amy at

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