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Woburn Guild of ArtistsThis Thursday November 13th, the Woburn Guild of Artists will be presenting a demonstration by Forensic Artist Lt Det. Jerry Scalley from the Woburn Police Department.  The meeting and demo on pencil drawing will be held in the Terrace Lounge at New Horizons on 21 Warren Ave. at 7PM. The meetings are open to the public. Admission is free to Guild members, and there is a $3.00 fee for non-members.  

christmas houseThe time is fast approaching for our Holiday House Tour.  We are now in the final planning stages of our event, and our next meeting will be focusing on volunteers for the event, as well as decoration ideas, transportation, and ticket sales/locations.  We welcome anyone to our planning meeting to help finalize any decisions that need to be made regarding preparations and logistics for the event.  This is also a last minute reminder that our next planning committee meeting will be held on Monday Nov. 10th, at the New Horizons building on 21 Warren Ave. at 7PM.  We have also begun to sell tickets to our event, which can be purchased from our website here, or at the North Suburban YMCA and McCue's Florist, both located in Woburn. More locations will be available in the weeks before the event.

woburn senior centerThe Woburn Senior Center, located on 144 School Street, will host an “Indian Lunch” on Friday, November 7th at 11AM.  Minuteman Senior Services will sponsor this delicious lunch featuring lentil and vegetable dishes, yogurt, rice, bread and rice pudding (dal, sabji, raita, rice, nan and kheer).  The food is catered by Bollywood Café, located in Lexington.  A $3 donation goes toward programs put forth by Minuteman Senior Services.  Reservations are required.  Please call 781-935-2239 to reserve your space.

sons of italyThe Woburn Ladies Sons of Italy Lodge is holding its seventh annual Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 8th, from 9 AM. to 3:30 PM. at the Sons of Italy Hall, located on 168 Lexington Street in Woburn.  There will be about 50 tables filled with crafts, including, quilts, flower arrangements, table runners, candles, lotions, jewelry, handbags, stained glass and woodwork and other creative holiday gift ideas.  This year's event will be benifiting the Woburn Memorial High School Scholarship Fund, so please join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Woburn Youth Council Canned Food DriveLast Friday members the Woburn Youth Council spent their Halloween trick or treating like many others, but not for the traditional array of candy.  Instead the Youth Council conducted a door-to-door canned food drive to benefit the Food Pantry at the Woburn Council of Social Concern. 

While the Woburn Youth Council organized the drive, the overwhelming generosity of Woburn's residents is responsible for its success.  Even in difficult times the Woburn community reached into their pantries to help those in need.  Members of the Youth Council are hopeful that their donation will play a small part in alleviating the increased need for food seen during the holiday season.

Woburn VotesJust a reminder from Social Capital Inc. and MassVOTE, Election Day will be this Tuesday, Nov. 4th. This is your opportunity to take part in your community and beyond:

Top Ten Tips to Vote

1. Vote early. Turnout will be huge, so expect a line during peak hours. Vote
between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid the rush. But don't worry - you have a right
to vote if you're on line before 8 p.m., and polls will stay open until every voter
in line votes.

2. Check your registration. If you've moved in the last year, haven't voted for
a while, or for any other reason feel your registration may be in question, call
the Secretary of State at 1 (800) 462-8683.

woburn tanneryThe Telly Award winning documentary "Woburn: A Leather City" will be shown on local cable access TV twice in the following week. The film will be shown on Friday, October 31st at 4 PM. and Sunday, November 2nd at 3 PM. The program will be on channel 10 for Comcast customers, channel 13 for RCN viewers, and channel 45 for Verizon subscribers.

Produced by the Woburn Historical Society, the 37-minute film captures one of the most important eras in Woburn’s history.