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justice scalesState Rep. Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “Open House,” resumes this month with the always-challenging topic of public education. The forum, “Public Education: Overcoming Resistance to Change,” will be held Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Depot in Lexington Center.  The conversation will begin by looking at and attempting to answers the following questions: Why are schools so hard to change? What kinds of changes are necessary? What happens when you try a new path? What are the obstacles and what are the opportunities?

woburn public libraryA Model-Art Industry: The Work of John Evans, Richardson's Architectural Sculptor, given by Ann Clifford, Curator of H.H. Richardson's Stonehurst in Waltham.  The event will be held at the Woburn Public Library at 45 Pleasant Street from 2 PM to 4 PM, and is sponsored by the trustees of the Woburn Public Library with the Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Trinity Church, Boston, and Stonehurst, Waltham. Admission is free, and the doors will open at 1:45 PM. Clifford will discuss the work of John Evans, a British carver who routinely worked with H. H. Richardson and set up shop adjacent to Norcross Brothers, Richardson's builders. 

ymca logoWondering what to do with the kids once school ends or kids want to do something fun?  The North Suburban YMCA, located at 137 Lexington Street in Woburn is holding Summer Camp once again!  So come in and check out all the awesomeness at one of three Summer Camp Open Houses this March; Saturday, March 14th, 9:00am to Noon, Sunday, March 22nd, 2:00pm-4:00pm, and Monday, March 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm!

Join us for the second annual SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon honoring Jarrett Barrios, Marisa Luse and other Community Social Capitalists, for all that they have done to help improve their communities.  This year’s event will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, April 1st.  Learn more about who is a Social Capitalist and about this year’s luncheon through our website at:  http://socialcapitalinc.org/luncheon

With only 1,000 tickets available, you have great odds! But you need to buy now - the drawing will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Boys and Girls Club's St. Patrick's Social. Remember, you can split a ticket with any number of friends!   Buying your ticket is easier than ever with three different ways!

Congrats to the WRA and other City of Woburn officials who worked very hard to secure a Community Development Block Grant of $756,750 to support housing rehabilitation efforts in a sizeable portion of the city's South End and adjacent areas.  This is especially welcomed at a time when funds are so tight for local government and homeowners alike!  WRA Director Don Borchelt projects applications for the funding will be available around June 1.

Woburn senior center"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand"
You know the rest of the lyrics right?

Well if you don't know the rest of the lyrics or if you do and want to see this movie, The Woburn Senior Center, located at 144 School Street, will be playing The Music Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones this Monday, March 2nd.  The Woburn Senior center offers a movie every Monday shown at both 10:00 am and then again at 1:30 pm.  Thanks is extended to “Friends Helping Seniors” for providing the movies each week for the Woburn Seniors and the Woburn Community.  All are welcome to join in for popcorn and a great movie. 

Also the Senior Center offers a diferent discussion every Wednesday at 10:30 am. This wed. March 4th, they will host "SHINE" (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) to discuss Health issues involving seniors and their families.