The mission of SCI Woburn is to strengthen the community by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. The SCI Woburn website serves as a community resource connecting residents to volunteer opportunities, community events and resources.

The Bedford Big Band

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series had its third concert last Friday, featuring the Bedford Big Band. This fantastic concert was sponsored by Artisan Music Studios. The week's stormy weather let up just in time for the Friday event, and a large number of residents from Woburn and surrounding communities used this as a great opportunity to have a relaxing evening outdoors.

Audience members were delighted by the band's classic repetoire spanning from the 30's straight up to today. Playing standards from classic big band composers, the 24-piece band from Bedford New Hampshire featured both instrumental renditions of classic vocal pieces as well as the fantastic vocal arrangements. The concert was a real hit!

Woburn Police DepartmentCITY OF WOBURN
POLICE DEPARTMENT

HOW TO BECOME A
WOBURN POLICE OFFICER

 

HOW TO APPLY

The City of Woburn Police Department is a Civil Service Police Department . Therefore, all persons interested in a position with the Department must apply through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD). Entry level municipal police officer examinations are held every two years.

Those interested in taking the Civil Service Entrance Examination can apply on line at http://www.mass.gov/hrd/csintro.htm. Applications and information about eligibility requirements, application fees, and the examination process are also available at the Human Resources Division, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108-1515 or by calling the Examination Hot-Line at (617) 878-9895 or toll-free at 1-800-392-6178.

Donna NagleTurn off the TV! Bring your kids to The Woburn CoffeeHouse Pajama Jam, Wednesday May 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Parents and kids are welcome to come sing and play along as Woburn resident Donna Nagle leads us in an evening of folk songs, popular songs, and other fun stuff. Better than a bedtime story, it is sure to be great fun for all!

This Woburn CoffeeHouse will take place on May 14th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m at the North Suburban YMCA. For more information, please click here.

Coffee for the Woburn CoffeeHouse is donated by the Starbuck's Coffee at 200 West Cummings Park.

If you would like to stay informed about upcoming Woburn Arts & Culture Today events click here, enter your email address, and from the list choose "Woburn Arts & Culture Today"!

The Woburn CoffeeHouse is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

Governor Deval Patrick
The Governor's Statewide Youth Council is one part of Governor Patrick's commitment to engaging all citizens of the Commonwealth in their communities and their government. The Youth Council initiative will encourage and motivate young people to be involved in their communities and to participate in problem solving through assuming leadership and planning roles. Once established, the Youth Council will focus on the Governor's priorities of education, economic development, civic engagement, and community outreach, advising the Governor as representatives of all Massachusetts young people.

Selection of the council will be by application, which is available at www.mass.gov/governor/youthcouncil. The deadline is May 30, 2008. A selection committee will review the applications and select the 28 members, who will then be notified via mail.

8 Martial Arts for HealthSponsored by:

8 Martial Arts for Health

www.bodymindsystems-woburn.com

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:00 PM you can learn potentially life saving self-defense techniques in a relaxed stress free environment, and help a worthy cause all at the same time.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

The seminar will be held at:
442 Main Street, Woburn 781-933-8868

Please make your $25 check out to Social Capital Inc.

At our next CoffeeHouse we will have as our featured perfomers, Kiki Breevlife, and Catch Wreck.

Kiki Breevlife
"God speaks through you, do not ignore Him" has been Kiki Breevlife's motto since the start of her Hip Hop journey. There is evidence of His Creative Force speaking especially through Kiki's music. Her aptly named alias describes exactly what she intends to do with her work: Breathe Life. Born in Brooklyn, NY at the threshold of her most influential genre of music, KiKi reminds her audience that she was born with "Hip Hop". Due to extreme poverty and an unsafe living environment as a teenager, Kiki Breevlife's mother relocated to Boston, MA in search of a better life. It was there that Kiki made use of her natural gift of lyricism and holds the title as Boston's most driven and influential female MC to date. KiKi Breevlife took the reigns on her own to begin performing at local open mics, entering and winning numerous freestyle battles along the city as well as in her hometown of New York City. She proves to be none short of an expressive artist with the ability to delve into the listener's soul and stir emotion. She presents diverse views of life, social issues, and personal experiences utilizing her incomparable voice. To hear some of Kiki's music, please visit her myspace page here.


Hailing from Boston Massachusetts and coming into being on the 24th of January in the year 1989, Catch Wreck grew up on the streets of Roxbury’s Egleston Square. In developing his music, Catch drew from his experiences, both good and bad, and aligned himself with the struggle faced by people of color. His music comes from the reality faced by its listeners and sheds light on what it means to not simply be a youth of color in the world today but also to be a voice of dissent in an industry of artists willing to place marketability before self-respect and integrity. To hear some of Catch Wreck's music, please visit his myspace page here.

This Woburn CoffeeHouse will take place on April 23rd from 7-9pm at the North Suburban YMCA. For more information, please click here.

Coffee for the Woburn CoffeeHouse is donated by the Starbuck's Coffee at 200 West Cummings Park.

If you would like to stay informed about upcoming Woburn Arts & Culture Today events click here, enter your email address, and from the list choose "Woburn Arts & Culture Today"!

The Woburn CoffeeHouse is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

Woburn YouthOn Saturday, March 29 at 450 Washington Street in Dorchester, SCI's Lynn, Woburn and Dorchester Youth council's were building social capital. The youth started their day off with a networking activity to get them aware of what they do everyday but to take it a step further.

Youth dined on a beautiful and tasty nutritious organic lunch , which was prepared by Miscellaneous. She prepared a mouth watering potato and egg salad, a batch of chicken which was either curry, BBQ or plain, a beautiful crisp bright juicy salad with her famously renowned mustard dressing and tofu.

After lunch, the youth was actively engaged in 3 presentations which all had one theme, social capital. The youth program coordinators from all 3 SCI sites: Lynn, Woburn and Dorchester talked about how music and art are ways people create social change. With music from Billy Holiday "Strange Fruit" and art from J.W. Turner "The Slave Ship", all helped the youth think of how simple things make a difference.

It doesn't take a whole lot of brain power to make something happen. Here is the formula to make social change.

Things you need:
1. An issue to address
2. A medium (canvas, paper, speaking, singing, etc.)
3. The most important piece. You!!!