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Please join the Blues for Veterans Association at the American Legion for a great night of music and support for our veterans! "A Night of Blues," a benefit to support our local veterans, will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 7-11:30pm at the American Legion Post 101 (199 Lexington St.).

Headlining the event will be Mr. NIck and the Dirty Tricks, and opening will be the Blue Troubadours with Larry Powers and Jack Kelly. There is limited space available. Tickets are $10/person.

Flyer for Second Community Forum on Race Relations

Due to the weather forecast, the Second Community Forum on Race Relations will now be held on Thursday, February 16 from 7-9pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. You can download the updated flier below if you'd like to share - click "1 attachment" below, or if you are reading the full article the flier attachment can be viewed at the bottom.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will be hosting the Second Community Forum on Race Relations, in collaboration with Social Capital Inc. (SCI). As the second forum of its kind, we hope to delve even deeper into the issues of race relations. The forum will be in the form of small group discussions using a facilitation process that focuses on sharing and listening to each other's stories. We will discuss personal stories related to the topic and identify challenges we face here in Woburn.

People of all ages are encouraged to attend! Part of the #WoburnUnites effort. If you have any questions, please contact

375th Winter Classic flyer

The 375th Anniversary Committee would like to invite family and friends to come together for a day of winter fun! The 375th Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 1-6pm at Leland Park, 87 Central Street Woburn, MA. There will be a number of activities held throughout the day, including children's ice skating, an adult hockey tournament, live music and fireworks! 

Residents of all ages are encouraged to stop by and join in the family fun! 

WorldFest event in Woburn

SCI, in parternship with the YMCA International Learning Center (ILC), is seeking members for the WorldFest 2017 Steering Committee. WorldFest is an annual, multi-cultural festival held each spring in Woburn, MA, to celebrate cultural diversity and solidarity. Members of the committee work in tandem with SCI and the ILC to plan and implement outreach for the event. 

Members of surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the event! If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, please email

Flyers for two #WoburnUnites events

#WoburnUnites is a homegrown effort dedicated to making Woburn a welcoming place for ALL by creating programming that fosters community and understanding. It is made up of a coalition of community organizations who all share the vision of a healthier and happier city. Through the coordination of programs and events surrounding the ideas of cultural diversity and acceptance, #WoburnUnites hopes to encourage residents of Woburn to come together and share in our differences.

To start off the new year, there are a couple of events already in the works! These include a podcast discussion group at the Woburn Public LIbrary, as well as an immigrants rights event at the United Methodist Church.

Flyer for second Community Forum on Race Relations

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, in collaboration with SCI, will be hosting the second Community Forum on Race Relations on Thursday, February 9, from 7 - 9pm. This forum follows in the footsteps of the first Community Forum which took place at St. John's Baptist Church this past October. In attendance will be a number of community leaders, including pastor Cindy Jacobsen, and it will feature small group discussions.

The forum is meant to provide a safe space for members of the Woburn community to discuss race relations and cultural diversity. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend! Please contact with questions. 

AmeriCorps MA logo

SCI AmeriCorps is currently recruiting applicants for a number of half-year positions which will be starting in January. Some open positions include the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, and Groundwork Lawrence. Applicants to these positions will be asked to serve 900 hours between January - June of 2017. 

Click here to learn more about the open SCI AmeriCorps positions. If you have any questions, or would like to apply to a position, please email Leah Mulrenan at