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Seal of Captain Edward Johnson

This year's Memorial Day Ceremony will begin on Monday, May 29 at the First Burial Ground on Park Street at 8am. There will first be a Call to Order led by Mayor Scott Galvin, Cemetery Commission Chair John Sawyer and Woburn Historical Society co-founder Kathy Lucero, followed by a re-dedication ceremony starting at 8:15am.

Mayor Galvin invites all citizens to join the city for this special dedication, honoring the memory of U.S. soldiers who have fought and died while in military service. 

WorldFest Performance line-up flyer

WorldFest is coming back to Woburn on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave.! We are more than excited to announce the amazing performance line-up for this year's festival:

WorldFest 2017 Performance Line-Up:
Shaila School of Dance - 1:20-1:35 kickoff
Greg Coles African Dance and Drum - 1:40-1:55 
Upasana Classical Indian Dance - 2:00-2:15
Ku's TaeKwonDo Academy - 2:20-2:35
25 minute intermission
Os Forrozeiros Dance Group - 3:00-3:15
Move & Inspire Japanese Hip-Hop - 3:20-3:35
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts Tai Chi - 3:40-3:55
Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company - 4:00-4:15 

We invite all ethnicities and cultures to come together on Library Field to celebrate the diverse heritages that make up our communities! Please note that this is a FREE family event but food and craft vendors will charge for purchases. In the event of rain, our rain location will be at Kennedy Middle School, 41 Middle Street, Woburn MA.
 

False News program flyer

The Woburn Public Library, in collaboration with Woburn Public Schools, will be hosting a False News program featuring Merrimack College Communications Studies professor, Dr. Melissa Zimdars. The event will take place on Thursday, May 11 from 7-8pm at Woburn Memorial High School. Dr. Zimdars has recently received national recognition for creating a list of "false and misleading" news sources. She helps audience members recognize fact from fiction through an engaging discussion and Q&A session.
 

WorldFest Performance line-up flyer

WorldFest is coming back to Woburn on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave.! We are more than excited to announce the amazing performance line-up for this year's festival:

WorldFest 2017 Performance Line-Up:
Shaila School of Dance - 1:20-1:35 kickoff
Greg Coles African Dance and Drum - 1:40-1:55 
Upasana Classical Indian Dance - 2:00-2:15
Ku's TaeKwonDo Academy - 2:20-2:35
25 minute intermission
Os Forrozeiros Dance Group - 3:00-3:15
Move & Inspire Japanese Hip-Hop - 3:20-3:35
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts Tai Chi - 3:40-3:55
Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company - 4:00-4:15 

We invite all ethnicities and cultures to come together on Library Field to celebrate the diverse heritages that make up our communities! Please note that this is a FREE family event but food and craft vendors will charge for purchases. In the event of rain, our rain location will be at Kennedy Middle School, 41 Middle Street, Woburn MA.
 

WorldFest 2017 poster

We are excited to announce our performers for this year's WorldFest event! We have some amazing performances that span the globe. Performing this year:

  • Shaila School of Dance - Indian folk dance & Bollywood
  • Move and Inspire - Japanese hip hop
  • Ku's Tae Kwon Do Academy - Martial arts demonstration
  • Os Forrozeiros Dance Group - Brazilian Forro dance
  • Daoist 6 - Tai chi and kung fu performance
  • Upasana - Indian classical dance
  • Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company - Middle Eastern belly dancing

Please look out for upcoming information on the performance schedule, as well as news about food and craft vendors.
 

Flyer for Traces of the Trade film screening

SCI and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer would like to invite you to join us for the film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Following the film, Dain and Constance Perry will facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Dain, one of the family members in the film, took part in retracing his family's heritage.

The screening will take place on Friday, May 12 from 6-9pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. RSVP by May 10, as a light dinner will be served prior to the screening. Contact mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org.
 

Outreach partner and sponsor logos

Currently, we are seeking sponsors to help support WorldFest - SCI would like to offer local businesses the opportunity to sponsor this year's event and in return receive ads and publicity dependent on the donation level. You can become a supporter OR choose to be a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor! 

Attached is our Sponsorship Opportunity document. Please email Mollie O'Brien at mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org if interested!