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Woburn's 375th Anniversary Kickoff Interfaith Celebration

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Sun, 01/08/2017 - 2:00pm

As the kick-off event for Woburn's 375th Anniversary celebration, the First Congregational Church of Woburn will be hosting an Interfaith Celebration on Sunday, January 8th at 2pm. The event will feature a local children's choir led by Lynn Burns, the Woburn Memorial High School Choir, Mishawum Choral Society, and a special 375th anniversary choir led by Brian Gilbertie. The celebration will also feature a re-enactment of the ordination of Woburn's first minister, Rev. Thomas Carter, in 1642.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner at The Restaurant

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Thu, 11/24/2016 - 12:00pm

Join The Restaurant Bar & Grille for a complimentary Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings! Thursday November 24, Thanksgiving Day, The Restaurant will host a free dinner from 12pm-4pm for all of those in need, or who may have nowhere else to go.

Veteran's Day Parade

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Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:15am

This year's annual Veteran's Day parade will be hosted by the The United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Department of Veterans Services for the City of Woburn. It will begin at 10:15 am, marching from the Woburn-Winchester line at Cross and Main streets to the Woburn Common. Proceeding the parade will be the ceremony, set to begin at 11 am at the Woburn Common.

Audience members discussing issues at forum

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with SCI, held the first Community Forum on Race Relations this past Friday, October 28. There was great turnout from the Woburn community, who engaged in an honest and candid conversation with the discussion panel, consisting of five community leaders and one Woburn Memorial High School (WMHS) student. Among the panel were Mayor Scott Galvin, St. John's Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, Woburn United Methodist Church's Rev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang, Police Chief Tom Ferullo, Superintendent of School's Mark Donovan, and WMHS sophomore student, Francis Kitiibwa. The forum was moderated by SCI's David Crowley, alongside Ron Walker.

As the first in what we hope to be a series of related forums, it was a great success for not only SCI and St. John's Baptist Church, but for the community of Woburn as a whole. At the end of the forum, Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson thanked the audience members and panelists, "Let's not make this one night only. Let's come up with a plan to make this two nights, three nights, however long it takes." 

Woburn Middlesex Lion's Fashion Show

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Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:00pm

Woburn Middlesex Lion's Club will be hosting its annual fashion show this Wednesday, October 26 at the Sons of Italy on Lexington St. in Woburn. Light refreshments will be served started at 6 pm and the show will commence at 7 pm. All designs will be supplied by CHICOs and proceeds will go to various Lions' charities.

Tickets are $20/person. Purchase tickets here: OR call781-935-3204.

Logo of St. John's Baptist Church

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with Social Capital Inc. (SCI), will be hosting a Community Forum on Race Relations on Friday, October 28 from 7-9 pm. The purpose of the forum is to discuss the state of race relations in the community and to identify steps to improve upon issues raised during the discussion. The event will feature a panel with a number of community leaders, including Mayor Galvin, Superintendent Mark Donovan, and Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson. It will be moderated by Ron Walker from St. John's, along with SCI's David Crowley. Citizens of all ages are invited to attend! 

The forum will take place at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 40 Everett St. in Woburn. If you have any questions, please contact Toni Walker at OR call 781-935-4314. 

Photo of keynote speaker Emily Riemer

WCEF's 3rd Annual Women's Forum & Purse Raffle will be taking place this Sunday, October 16th, at 11 am at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn. Recently announced is the change in keynote speakers for the event - unfortunately, Kelley Tuthill will not be able to attend. WCEF is excited to announce that award-winning journalist Emily Riemer will now be the keynote speaker!

Event tickets are $50 each - these include one free entry in WCEF's fabulous purse raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $5 each, or 6 tickets for $20. Click here for more information on the event, and to purchase a ticket.