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Photo of The Austin Torpedoes

The Horn Pond Summer Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, June 10 with the Austin Torpedoes, a band with local ties to Woburn who has performed for the series previously. The concert will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Horn Pond, along the flat grassy area of Sturgis Street, otherwise known as Ice House Park. This concert is sponsored by the Woburn 375th Celebration. Click here to learn more about Woburn 375.

The Austin Torpedoes are a Boston-based band who perform an eclectic mix of tunes in their own distinct way. Their unique sound combines elements of many American musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, western swing and rock. The band covers songs by a wide range of artists including Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Chuck Berry.

This is the fifteenth 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.

Summer Concert Series flyer

The Horn Pond Summer Concert Series is finally here! Come down to Ice House Park on select Fridays (and one Saturday!) this summer for great music and family fun. Below you can find the full band schedule for this year's concert series, as well as a link to 'download the flyer:

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, June 10, 5-7pm| The Austin Torpedoes | Sponsored by Woburn's 375th Celebration
Friday, June 23, 6-8pm | Los Sugar Kings | Sponsored by Salem Five Bank
Friday, July 14, 6-8pm | MaryBeth Maes | Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Woburn
Friday, July 28, 6-8pm | Boston Rovers | Sponsored by McCue Garden Center
Friday, August 11, 6-8pm | Mike Moore & Steve Kelly | Sponsored by Lamacchia Realty

Contact mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org with any questions. The Summer Concert Series flyer is also attached below for your convenience.
 

Woburn's 375th Anniversary Family Fishing Festival flyer

Don't miss Woburn's 375th Anniversary Family Fishing Festival this upcoming Saturday, June 10 from 9am - 2pm at Horn Pond! There will be lots of fishing, boating, children's activities, free drinks and burgers & other free family fun! The event will be held on the Lake Avenue side of Horn Pond and is sponsored by Mass Wildlife and Woburn Lodge of Elks #908.

The Family Fishing Festival will take place rain or shine and no fishing license is required. You can bring your own fishing equipment or there will be plenty available there! Other activities include: Boating in Boston, children's activities with the Woburn Middlesex Lions Club, "The Nature of Horn Pond" film screening and the first Horn Pond Summer Concert that night!

SCI staff with "$100K for 100" sign

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is one of 100 local nonprofits this year to receive a grant of $100,000 through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The Woburn-based organization was chosen from a total of 549 applicants during a competitive review process.

 

"We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Cummings Foundation," commented SCI President and Founder, David Crowley. "The significant, multi-year support will enable us to make substantial progress on important issues facing our communities."

 

Representing SCI, David Crowley and John Franson, Board Chair, will join approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston's nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $170 million to local nonprofits alone.

 

Click here to read the full article.
 

Flyer for Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting

Get ready for summer with the Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting to benefit SCI! This will provide you with the chance to sample some great wines to enjoy this summer, along with an assortment of appetizers. Connect with other community members over some good wine & food, while supporting a local charity. The tasting will be led by Jennifer Murray, DWSET, Certified Specialist of Wine, from the Urban Chef catering company. Tickets are $25 in advance. The tasting will take place on Thursday, June 8 from 4-7pm at J. Mulkerin Realty (616 Main Street, Woburn MA). 

Click here to purchase tickets for the wine tasting.
 

Photo of WorldFest 2017

SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the performers, vendors, organizations, volunteers and members of the community who came out on Sunday to celebrate cultures from around the world! Without you all, WorldFest 2017 would not have been such a resounding success and we very much appreciate all of your hard work. The WorldFest 2017 album, with lots of great photos, will be coming soon to our Facebook page.

We ask that you please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey below - we would love your feedback on how we can make WorldFest even better next year:

Click here to start the survey.
 

Photo from St. Anthony's Festival

On Saturday, June 3 from 5-11pm, the St. Anthony Church in North Woburn will be hosting its annual festival in honor of the patron Saint Anthony. It will be held at the grounds of the church at 851 Main St., Woburn MA. Mass will take place at 4pm, followed by the festival beginning at 5pm.

The festival will feature the Soul Shakers Band, music by DJ Master Scratch, amusements, food, beer & wine, children's games and lots of chances to win great prizes! If you would like to help out with the festival, call Michael Millette at 781-405-9995 OR email him at binarytrader@gmail.com. You can also contact Dianne Autenzio at 781-933-2554 OR dautenzio@rcn.com.