movie reelJoin Primary Source and award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the Embassy Cinema in Waltham on November 3rd for a timely look at one of the untold consequences of the Iraq war.  The event, which will go from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.,  will feature a screening of Obaid-Chinoy's newest documentary, "Iraq: The Lost Generation", which examines the plight of the more than four million Iraqis that have been driven from their home as a result of the war and sectarian bloodshed. She will be available after the film to answer questions and to discuss her own journey as a documentarian.  A limited number of spaces are also available at a reception with the filmmaker after the screening - register now to reserve your seat! Tickets are  $15,  and $40 includes private reception with filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at Solea Tapas, 388 Moody Street, Waltham.

YMCACome to Woburn's North Suburban YMCA  on November 1st from 4:30PM. to 6:30 PM. for one last haunted hurrah!  See our haunted hallway and spooky mat room for toddlers, Vist our Fall Festival area in the gym.  Go on a building-wide scary scavenger hunt.  Snacks will be provided with admission and costumes are welcome! This is a great event for the whole family.  Admission for those with family memberships is free.   Regular members are $10/family and non-members will be $20/family.

woburn senior centerThe Woburn Senior Center, located on 144 School Street, will offer the annual “Friends Helping Seniors Holiday Fair and Lunch” on Saturday, November 1st from 9am to 2pm.  The fair will include a unique “White Elephant” room featuring all sorts of treasures.  Toys and games for the children will be offered as well as handmade crafts.  Holiday Items will be available as well as plants, jewelry, books, clothing and a bake sale.  Raffles will include gift baskets, handmade afghans and a thanksgiving basket.  The onsite “Golden Gift Shop” will be open for special Saturday hours.  All proceeds will benefit “Friends Helping Seniors”.  The Woburn Senior Center is handicapped accessible.

If you use the SCI site, have registered and wish to participate in any of the groups, it's a good idea to create a profile, if only to provide a way (an e-mail address, specifically) for others to communicate with you alone, directly.

In October, two people have requested membership in Woburn Local and are in limbo, so to speak, because I, the group founder, cannot contact them to inquire about their understanding and interests.  Out of respect for them, I won't even mention their site names, but I sure hope they see this.

We run appliance and electronic recycling events on average 6 times a year. However sometimes these are not timely enough, people cannot wait or want another alternative. The link below is to EZTradeIn.

It is a partner of Circuit City but allows you to trade in older equipment that is unused for free and get a circuit city gift card for the value on the open market. 

If your equipment has no value here is a link with some options to dispose of items for free.

children's hospital of bostonOn Sat., Nov. 1st, the Children's Hospital of Boston will have their bloodmobile stationed at the Clapp School on 40 Hudson Street in Woburn, MA.  The blood drive will be  in the lower parking lot and will go from 10 AM. to 5PM.  It is being held in honor of Trent Kelly, a six year old boy with deep ties to the Woburn community.  Earlier this year, Trent was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphatic Lymphoma, and  donations made will go toward helping him in his time of need, as well as helping countless other children treated by the Children's Hospital of Boston.

snow houseJust an update on the Holiday House Tour.  Our next meeting will be held on Nov. 10th, at the New Horizons building on 21 Warren Ave. at 7PM.  We welcome any members of the community who would like to offer their ideas on how we can make this the best Holiday House Tour yet!  Our most recent planning meeting for the  was very productive, and  a lot of good ideas were offered by our new committee members.  We are still seeking more houses to be featured  as well as sponsors for the tour, so if you have or know of a house that may like to be a part of this year's tour, please contact or call 781-935-5820.  Also, if you are a local business that would like to sponsor a house or even provide an in-kind donation that will be featured at one of the houses in a raffle, please contact our office.