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WorldFest This Sunday -- Inside at Woburn Memorial High School

Due to inclement weather forecast for Sunday, May 22, WorldFest will be taking place in its rain location at the Woburn Memorial High School. The High School is located at 88 Montvale Ave., Woburn MA. The celebration commences at 1pm and ends at 5pm. It will feature vendors with food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities that feature a wide range of diverse cultures.

WorldFest 2016 Performance Schedule

Imperial Lion Dance Team - 1:15-1:30pm kickoff

Move and Inspire Japanese Hip Hop Dancers  - 1:35-1:50pm

Ku’s TaeKwonDo Academy - 1:55-2:15pm

Lawrence B&GC Dance Academy - 2:20-2:35pm

20 minute intermission

Fox Tree Family Drum - 2:55-3:10pm

Anitha Bala - Indian Song and Dance - 3:15-3:30pm

WSCC Chinese Flute - 3:35-3:50pm

Friends of Winchester Dancers - 3:55-4:05pm
 

Concert Series Starts Friday with Brian Maes Band

Brian Maes Band performing July 12, 2014 at Horn Pond, Woburn

The Horn Pond Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, July 11 with The Brian Maes Band with MaryBeth Linehan Maes, a band with local ties to Woburn. The concert is from 6 to 8 pm. at Horn Pond, along the flat grassy area of Sturgis Street, otherwise known as Ice House Park. This concert is sponsored by Jump On In of Woburn.

In addition to their own material, the Brian Maes Band throws in some well-known classic rock covers that they have some connection to. Maes toured with Peter Wolf, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, and RTZ. Brian’s wife, MaryBeth Maes, formerly MaryBeth Linehan of Woburn, will also be singing with the band.

This is the twelfth 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.

Darkness to Light Community Leadership Meeting

On Wednesday, August 22, there will be a community leadership meeting for the Darkness to Light initiative being launched by the North Suburban YMCA. The meeting is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Woburn City Hall. Please see the invite postcard for more details. 

Help Woburn Win a Free Orchard!

Woburn's Spence Farm is in the running to get a free fruit orchard from Edy's Fruit Bars. When I last checked, Woburn was 5th in the voting. My understanding is that if we can hold that place by May 31st, we will be one of the winners of this great resource to bring more fresh fruit and trees to our community. 

You can vote every day in this contest. Visit the contest site here, and enter Woburn's zip code of 01801 to find and vote for the Woburn entry. It is listed as "Woburn Agricultural Commission", the entity that has submitted the grant. Be sure to tell your friends you've voted and ask them to do the same! Here is the link one more time: http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/

UPDATE: BEATLETRACKS POSTPONED now Sat. August 20

The weather forecast for tonight has taken a turn for the worse, so we need to postpone the Horn Pond concert featuring BeatleTracks until tomorrow, Saturday August 20. Starting at 6:45 once again. Band details below.

Family Night Tues.July 26

Family NightALL ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CALLED OFF DUE TO THE WEATHER.  Looking for a fun family activity this week? Head down to the annual Family Night put on by the Woburn Recreation Department and the Woburn Rotary Club, held at Library field.  The fun starts at 6 p.m. with activities including a bouncy house and fire safety house along with grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.

Tweetup Woburn Aug. 2

TweetupThe first ever Woburn Tweetup has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Beacon Grille.  We're pleased to be co-hosting the event which will provide people who are using Twitter and Facebook to meet in person to network, share tips and enjoy some good food and beverage.  Beacon Grille will be serving complimentary light appetizers, along with a cash bar.

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