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#WoburnStrong Throwback Thursday

Today the #WoburnStrong campaign has a Throwback Thursday. Here’s our take on the popular social media theme:

Share a photo here, and elsewhere on social media, that shows a good memory of something in Woburn that you look forward to getting back to. This might be having a meal at a local restaurant or visiting another local business you miss. Or maybe it is a special community event, school or other organization that isn’t operating as usual now.

When you share elsewhere on social media, be sure to use the #WoburnStrong tag along with #TBT so we can find it! And tag the WoburnStrong Giving Campaign when you share elsewhere on Facebook.

Giving Tuesday NOW

These are some local nonprofit organizations with charitable support needs. Please contact us if you know of other organizations that could use some help.



City of Woburn Launches #WoburnStrong Giving Campaign from John Guilfoil Public Relations on Vimeo.

To coincide with national Giving Tuesday, the City of Woburn is launching a #WoburnStrong giving campaign to support local businesses, non-profits and community members.


Today we kick off the #WoburnStrong Giving Tuesday Now campaign!

Each day will have a theme that helps us focus on ways we can support local nonprofits and businesses, and help our neighbors. Of course, don’t feel limited by our themes-- get creative and be sure to tag the WoburnStrong event here, and use the #WoburnStrong hashtag so we can see how you are helping out!

To start things off, today we will focus on how your charitable donation to one or more local nonprofits can make a huge difference.

Our local nonprofit organizations have been stepping up big time to meet emerging needs we face with COVID-19. In addition to the major challenges to the health system, the pandemic creates major social and economic needs that nonprofits are addressing.

At the same time, economic conditions make it hard for organizations to raise funds. So any amount you give to a local charity through this campaign will be making a big difference.

Throughout the day today, we will share information and links about local Woburn organizations with active fundraising needs that you can support. But don’t wait for us, feel free to share about a local cause you know that is raising funds.

When you do make a donation today or throughout the week, please tag #WoburnStrong so we can know about it!

Visit sciwoburn.org/strong for updated information

Cooks for Cultural Connections Flyer

Would you like to share your culture through cooking? 

After a very successful series of events last year the #WoburnUnites Cultural Connections Supper Clubs Project is seeking diverse community members with a love of cooking who would like to share some favorite dishes that represent their heritage.

Teach small groups of the Woburn community about your culture as you prepare a meal together.  

All events will take place in a public kitchen. A stipend will be provided for supplies.

Due to inclement weather forecast for Sunday, May 22, WorldFest will be taking place in its rain location at the Woburn Memorial High School. The High School is located at 88 Montvale Ave., Woburn MA. The celebration commences at 1pm and ends at 5pm. It will feature vendors with food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities that feature a wide range of diverse cultures.

WorldFest 2016 Performance Schedule

Imperial Lion Dance Team - 1:15-1:30pm kickoff

Move and Inspire Japanese Hip Hop Dancers  - 1:35-1:50pm

Ku’s TaeKwonDo Academy - 1:55-2:15pm

Lawrence B&GC Dance Academy - 2:20-2:35pm

20 minute intermission

Fox Tree Family Drum - 2:55-3:10pm

Anitha Bala - Indian Song and Dance - 3:15-3:30pm

WSCC Chinese Flute - 3:35-3:50pm

Friends of Winchester Dancers - 3:55-4:05pm

Brian Maes Band performing July 12, 2014 at Horn Pond, Woburn

The Horn Pond Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, July 11 with The Brian Maes Band with MaryBeth Linehan Maes, a band with local ties to Woburn. The concert is from 6 to 8 pm. at Horn Pond, along the flat grassy area of Sturgis Street, otherwise known as Ice House Park. This concert is sponsored by Jump On In of Woburn.

In addition to their own material, the Brian Maes Band throws in some well-known classic rock covers that they have some connection to. Maes toured with Peter Wolf, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, and RTZ. Brian’s wife, MaryBeth Maes, formerly MaryBeth Linehan of Woburn, will also be singing with the band.

This is the twelfth year that the Horn Pond Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a perfect way to spend summer nights with your fellow community members and enjoy the beautiful Horn Pond area.