Monday, January 27 at 7 PM the first meeting of the WorldFest steering committee will take place at The United Methodist Church at 523 Main Street, Woburn.  WorldFest is an annual, free community event that celebrates the rich and growing cultural diversity within Woburn and the wider world.  The steering committee will meet once every three weeks or so to plan and execute the festival.  Committee members are responsible for finding and securing performers, craft and food vendors as well as volunteers to help run the event.  Further, they work together to design and distribute promotional m

Council of Social Concern is holding their 11th Annual Telethon in memory of Donald Manzelli this Sunday, January 26 from 12:00 until 3:00 PM.  Donald was a huge proponant for many charities including The North Suburban YMCA, The Woburn Public Library, and Council of Social Concern.  In his honor, Social Concern holds this annual telethon to benefit families in need in our community.  

It's only January, but it's not too early to start planning for the summer.  Have you considered signing your kids up for summer camp at The North Suburban YMCA in Woburn?  The Y runs great summer camp programs all summer long.  From their website:

This Monday, January 20, 2020 is the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day luncheon at St. John's Baptist Church in Woburn.  The keynote speaker this year is Julia Mejia, Boston's newly appointed City Councilor at Large.  Ms Mejia moved to Boston at age 5 from the Domincan Republic, was raised by a single, undocumented mother and became the first member of her family to graduate from high school and college.  She understands what it means to overcome adversity. 

SCI Woburn is seeking interested parties for the 2020 steering committee for WorldFest!  WorldFest is a wonderful community event held each May that celebrates the rich cultural diversity within Woburn as well as the wider world.  The steering committee would meet one weeknight every 3 weeks or so beginning later this month up until the event which will likely be held the third Sunday in May, as usual.  

The Woburn Rec Department is a great resource for residents in all seasons for children, families and adults.  This winter why not take advantage of some of the classes they offer to beat the cold and get some exercise.  Register today for adult fitness classes such as yoga, barre and zumba or children's fitness classes like karate, zumbini, dance and yoga.  There's even a kids painting class on the schedule in February.  Classes begin in January and go through February or March depending on the class.  

Are you studying for your citizenship test?  The International Learning Center is holding FREE citizenship classes at The Woburn Public Library.  The focus of the classes will be on civics, history, government and the interview process.  The classes will be held on Saturdays from 10-12 beginning January 18 and finsihing up on March 7.  To be elligible for this class you must be 18 years old, have a valid residency card and be able to attend classes regularly.