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Please join us for the Woburn Council of Social Concern's 10th Annual Philip J. Casey Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place on Monday, September 14 at Hillview Country Club in North Reading. Register online at www.birdeasepro.com/socialconcerngolf

This tournament is being sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank & Cummings Foundation and price is $135.00 per golfer which includes morning coffee & donuts, 18 holes of golf, cart, & awards luncheon.

The Library Park Blues Festival to benefit Woburn Veterans will take place from 1-8 p.m. on August 29 at Library Field, located on Harrison Avenue. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. with the Posting of the Colors at 12:45 p.m.

Acts include Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Orchestra; New England Blues Summit featuring Darrell Nulisch and Matt Stubbs; The Charlie Keating Band; Drivin' Blind; 12:01 Blues Band and The Peacheaters.

The Mess Hall will feature three food vendors, including Lester’s Roadside BBQ, The Sausage Guy and Lisa’s Family Pizzeria. The Swamp will sell beer and wine and the Officers Club will be open to sergeant, captain and major sponsors.

$20 entry fee, all proceeds to benefit local Veterans. Active military with ID get in free, as well as kids under 12 with an adult. www.bluesforveterans.org (a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization). For information: bluesforveterans.org

Woburn’s 3rd Annual Gold Lighting Ceremony for Childhood Cancer will take place on September 3 at 6:45pm at Woburn Common, located at 10 Common St. This ceremony seeks to raise awareness by coloring the world gold to raise greater awareness of childhood cancer: the #1 killer by disease of our children.

The ceremony will begin with an introduction by Brenda Cirone with acoustic music by John Murphy. At 7:15 p.m., Mayor Scott Galvin, Stacy Gugliuzza and Tony Stoddard will speak and the lighting ceremony will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. or when it gets dark. There will be a gold fingernail painting table, gold balloons, stickers, popcorn, glow sticks, bracelets and paper cranes. Childhood cancer awareness T-shirts are available for a $15 donation.

For information: facebook.com/yellowandgoldforcole

The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale on September 18 (3-6pm) and September 19 (8am - noon) at Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA. The sale includes tulips, daffodils, unusual bulbs, iris and perennials. All items may be ordered in advance until August 31; while you are certainly welcome to just come and shop we do sell out of some items so advance ordering is recommended.

Woburn Pack 502 invites you to our annual Family Night, taking place at Spence Farm, located at 41 Wyman St. in Woburn on Friday August 28 from 7pm – 9pm.

This is for first grade or ages 6 - 11 interested in joining Cub Scouts or for boys and girls, ages 14 - 20 interested in joining Venture Scouts.

For more information or questions contact Tom Brady at 

Mayor Galvin and the Woburn Recreation Department invite you down to Library Park on Thursday August 20th for our annual Mayor's Field Day! Field Day will run from 11am - 1:30pm and these are the following scheduled events: Face Painter : 11:00am - 1:00pm Magic Show: 11:00am - 12:00pm Balloon Artist: 11:00am - 1:00pm Curious Creatures 12:30pm - 1:30pm Bouncy House 11am - 1:00pm Giant Obstacle Course 11am - 1:00pm Dry Inflatable Slide 11am - 1:00pm Spin Art 11am - 12:00pm Temporary Tattoo Station * New this year 11am - 1:00pm Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will also be served.

Jo Henley will perform at the Horn Pond Summer Concert finale on August 28

It has been a wonderful summer! Finish it off strong at Horn Pond with Jo Henley playing the final free concert on Friday, August 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, courtesy of sponsor, Salem Five Bank.

Co-founded by longtime musical collaborators Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee, Jo Henley is a Boston-based roots-rock band that has been winning over fans and critics alike since 2006 with their unique blend of rock, folk, country, and bluegrass. Campolieto’s and Lee’s mutual love of all forms of American roots music shines through in Jo Henley.