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Woburn's Annual Veterans Day Parade

Veterans saluting

This Friday, November 11, the United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Department of Veterans Services for the City of Woburn will be hosting the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony. The parade service will begin gathering at 10:15 am at the Woburn-Winchester line (at Cross and Main streets), and will commence at 10:45am in the direction of the Woburn common. It will be here that the ceremony will begin at 11 am.

This year's ceremony will be honoring the men and women who bravely served in Vietnam, as this is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Veterans can register to have their name announced in a Vietnam roll call as part of the service (three separate sites will be available that morning to register). Also included in the ceremony will be a roll call for the 13 killed-in-action Vietnam soldiers from Woburn. 

Harvest Wine Tasting in Woburn on Nov 20 will benefit SCI

SCI will kick off this holiday season with a Harvest Wine Tasting on November 20th from 4-6pm at J. Mulkerin Realty. The event will feature a tasting led by Jenifer Murray, DWSET, Certified Specialist of Wine from The Urban Chef, Inc. catering company, as well as some light appetizers. SCI and J. Mulkerin Realty teamed up to host a wine tasting last year as part of its biannual Holiday House Tour. It was such a success that SCI President David Crowley decided to bring back the tasting as a standalone event this year. J. Mulkerin Realty is located at 616 Main St, Woburn. Special thanks to Joanne Mulkerin for graciously hosting this event!

Advanced tickets for the Harvest Wine Tasting are available through Friday, November 18, for $25 and can be purchased at: http://cart.socialcapitalinc.org. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $35 each while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit Social Capital Inc. (SCI)

Community Forum on Race Relations A Success

Audience members discussing issues at forum

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with SCI, held the first Community Forum on Race Relations this past Friday, October 28. There was great turnout from the Woburn community, who engaged in an honest and candid conversation with the discussion panel, consisting of five community leaders and one Woburn Memorial High School (WMHS) student. Among the panel were Mayor Scott Galvin, St. John's Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, Woburn United Methodist Church's Rev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang, Police Chief Tom Ferullo, Superintendent of School's Mark Donovan, and WMHS sophomore student, Francis Kitiibwa. The forum was moderated by SCI's David Crowley, alongside Ron Walker.

As the first in what we hope to be a series of related forums, it was a great success for not only SCI and St. John's Baptist Church, but for the community of Woburn as a whole. At the end of the forum, Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson thanked the audience members and panelists, "Let's not make this one night only. Let's come up with a plan to make this two nights, three nights, however long it takes." 

Back to Our Future: A Celebration and Fundraiser for the Woburn Public Library

Back to Our Future event invitation

The Woburn Public Library would like to invite you to their latest event, Back to Our Future: A Celebration and Fundraiser for the Woburn Public Library. The event will be a festive evening of fine dining, music, and merriment, to both celebrate and raise funds for the library's latest building project set to break ground this upcoming March. It will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, MA. 

Tickets are still available for $125 per person. The event will begin at 6:30pm. Buy tickets by visiting http://woburnpubliclibrary.org/back-future/, or RSVP by October 28 to Andrea Bunker at 781-933-0148 / abunker@minlib.net. If you RSVP, please bring a check made out to Woburn Public Library the night of the event. 

Reminder: Henry Shaugnessy Memorial Food Drive this Saturday

Photo of volunteers sorting food at food pantry

We'd like to send a friendly reminder out to all citizens of Woburn: the Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will be taking place this Saturday, October 29, 2016. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry! Please remember to put out your non-perishable food donations (within date and preferably not in glass jars) this Saturday, before your mail is delivered. Your letter carrier will collect it and deliver to the Council of Social Concern's food pantry.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to "Council of Social Concern" with "Food Pantry" written on the memo line and leave it clearly marked for your letter carrier. If you have any questions, please contact Debbi Pisari, Food Pantry Director at the Council of Social Concern. 781.935.6495 ext. 208 OR debbi@socialconcern.org.

Woburn Host Lions Club 62nd Annual Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade Photo

Mark your calendar for this year's 62nd Woburn Host Lions Club Halloween Parade, which will be taking place this Sunday, October 30th at 1 pm! The parade is an amazing display of community spirit, as over 80,000 people join together to watch the bands and floats, and celebrate the true spirit of Halloween. You won't want to miss it! The parade route starts at the Crowne Plaza Woburn and travels down Main St. through Woburn Center, ending at Horn Pond.

Don't forget that Woburn Host Lions Club uses the parade to raise money for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund - they are still in need of funding to put the parade down the route! Click this link in order to make a donation
 

St. John's Baptist Church to Host Race Relations Forum

Logo of St. John's Baptist Church

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with Social Capital Inc. (SCI), will be hosting a Community Forum on Race Relations on Friday, October 28 from 7-9 pm. The purpose of the forum is to discuss the state of race relations in the community and to identify steps to improve upon issues raised during the discussion. The event will feature a panel with a number of community leaders, including Mayor Galvin, Superintendent Mark Donovan, and Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson. It will be moderated by Ron Walker from St. John's, along with SCI's David Crowley. Citizens of all ages are invited to attend! 

The forum will take place at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 40 Everett St. in Woburn. If you have any questions, please contact Toni Walker at twalker@sjbc.info OR call 781-935-4314. 
 

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