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1st Friends of Woburn Veterans Motorcycle Run

First Friends of Woburn is hosting this year’s Motorcycle Run. This motorcycle event is sponsored by Patriot Riders of America and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  This event will be held at Woburn Police Station in Woburn, MA. Registration is from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Kickstands up is at 10:00 a.m. Tickets price is $20.00/bike - $10.00/passenger, this includes admission to the Blues Festival as well.

Absentee Ballots for Municipal Preliminary Election Now Available

Absentee ballots for the September 17, 2013 Municipal Preliminary Election are now available in the Office of the City Clerk for all voters. The deadline for filing applications for absentee ballots in this election is 12:00 noon on Monday, September 16, 2013. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Office of the City Clerk by 8:00 p.m.. on September 17, 2013
Absentee ballots are available to voters who, based on circumstances, cannot make it to the polls during voting hours. For example, If a voter will be absent from the city during the hours the polls are open, has a physical disability preventing her from going to the polling place, or a religious belief that does not permit her to vote on the day of the election, or if the voter has entered a health care facility any time after 12:00 noon on the fifth day before the election.
Application for an absentee ballot must be made in writing, signed by the voter and received by the City Clerk by no later than 12:00 noon the day before the election. For more information, please click here.

Career Pathways Healthcare Program

The YMCA International Learning Center which provides free English (ESOL) classes for immigrants has established a free Career Pathways Program in Healthcare this fall. Classes start in September and continue till January for sixteen weeks. Classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.. to 12:00 p.m..
If you're interesting in registering for this program, please attend ONE registration date for the 2013-2014 school year on  Wednesday, August 28  and Thursday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m..   Registration sessions will be held at the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St., Woburn. For more information, please click on the attachment below or please click here.

Every Other Thursday Playing this Saturday Night at Horn Pond

Come on down to Horn Pond this Saturday, August 10 for some live music by local talent. Every Other Thursday, a local band with ties to Woburn is scheduled to play the Horn Pond Summer Concert Series this Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ice House Park section of Horn Pond, near the intersection of Beacon St. and Sturgis St. This concert is sponsored by Woburn resident, Michael de la Maza.

Every Other Thursday is an Alternative Rock band consisting of two Berkeley students and a freelance musician, Pat McManus on vocals and guitar, Calvin Williams on lead guitar and Mike McCall on drums.
 
Bad weather has caused this concert to be rescheduled several times so far this summer, but weather forecasts seem promising for this Saturday night. However, in the event of rain, please check www.sciwoburn.org for cancellations.

For eleven years, Woburn residents have been entertained by the Horn Pond Summer Concert Series. The concerts are a perfect way to spend summer nights with your fellow community members and enjoy the beautiful Horn Pond area.

First Annual Backpacks and School Supplies Drive

Help foster children get ready for school this year. Donate school supplies like new backpacks, markers, pen, pencils, and notebooks to Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care at 880 West Cummings Park, Suite 3700. Woburn, MA.  All donations are accepted through Wednesday, September 4. Donations are also tax deductible so save your receipts. For more information or for a more detailed list of supplies, call (866) 334-3879 or vist the center.   

Woburn Food Pantry in need of Donations

The summer months present a special challenge for many of the families served by the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry. Children who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school are now home for three meals a day, placing an extra financial burden on those who are already struggling to put food on the table. Your donation now will help to ensure that local children will have enough nutritious food to eat during the summer months. All non-perishable food within date will be accepted.

All donations can be dropped off at the CSC Food Pantry at 2 Merrimack Street in Woburn, Mondays-Fridays between 9:00-5:00 p.m.  If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. For more information about donations please click here

The Jordan Liebhaber Scholarship Fund

The Jordan Liebhaber scholarship fund is currently accepting applications. The scholarship was created in the loving memory of Jordan Liebhaber (May 22, 1986- March 29, 2013).

The purpose of the scholarship is to continue Jordan’s values, ethics and strong commitment to help make this world a better place for our elders. The scholarship fund is for young adults wanting to do community service work projects, particularly those benefiting seniors. The funds can be used for enrollment, materials and, or stipend; $1800 will be awarded annually, with the possibility of awarding multiple applicants. Proposals are due by August 15th.

At an early age, Jordan began his service work volunteering with his dad at Tippet Home a hospice in Needham, MA.  After graduating from University of Miami, he returned to his interest in helping elders as a patient and family advocate in nursing homes, quickly expanding his dedication by volunteering frequently in the Greater Boston Jewish Community at charity events. Jordan treasured his job as the Assistant Administrator at the Chelsea Jewish Home Assisted Living Residence. Jordan had an intuitive sense for what was important and manifested it in his humble, gentle and caring way. He was a joy and light to everyone who knew him. For more information about this scholarship fund, click here.

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