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.

woburn city hallThe Woburn Redevelopment Authority(WRA) will be holding a public meeting on Thursday December 11th from 7PM to 9PM at the WRA office at 371 Main Street, in Woburn Square, to review and update the City of Woburn's Community Development Strategy.  The current CD Strategy can be downloaded from the City of Woburn website here.  Just click on the folder for WRA Downloads. The CD Strategy serves to summarize the City's current planning documents, describe the City's community development goals and present a list of prioritized projects and activities designed to meet these goals. The CD Strategy also identifies geographical areas that will be the focus of the City's development efforts.  Any person or organization who wishes to comment on the CD Strategy will be afforded an opportunity to be heard. This is an excellent chance to get involved in our community by taking an active role in shaping it's future progress.

cute dog and catIf you are looking for a fun event to spice up this Holiday season, bring your dog or cat to have their photo taken with Santa Claus at the Woburn Mall on Sunday, December 14th from 7PM to 9PM. So trim those nails and even dress them up in their cutest Holiday finery if you like!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Ma. to help other lost or displaced animals find homes and the love and care they need this season.  Just remember, dogs and cats only, please, nothing more exotic.

woburn senior centerThis week, the Woburn Senior Center at 144 School Street in Woburn is proud to present a book discussion and signing by local author Marie Coady, who will be showcasing her new book, "Woburn: Hidden Tales of a Tannery Town". This event is a great opportunity to learn more about local history and share knowledge and ideas with other members of the community.  It will be preceeded by the breakfast buffet for $1 per breakfast, beginning at 9:45AM. for those attending the lecture.  The Breakfast and Lecture Series is brought to you and supported by “Friends Helping Seniors” and AARP Secure Horizons.

brick pathThe Pathway to Knowledge at Woburn Memorial High School is entering the second phase of brick sales and will be ongoing until Jan. 15.   This is an opportunity for community members to become part of the Pathway and also help the Woburn High School’s Scholarship Fund (WHSSF).  Proceeds from the sales of the bricks benefit the WHSSF and graduating seniors every year. Hundreds of residents, students, and businesses that have already purchased a brick in the Pathway.  Purchasers can have a brick engraved with the name of a loved one, a family, a business or group name, with two or three lines.  The prices are $60 for two lines and $85 for three lines engraved.

presentThe Hilton Boston/Woburn is looking for help to assist children and families who are suffering from the current economic crunch. In coordination with the Council for Social Concern, on Monday, Dec. 1, the Hilton will raise a Holiday Wish Tree in the lobby of the hotel, located at 2 Forbes Road in Woburn. Adorning the 10-foot tree will be white and gold Holiday Wish Angels. The white Angels will have listed the first name of a family member who resides in Woburn and the surrounding communities, and the age of the person. An age-appropriate wish could be fulfilled with toys, clothing, electronic items, home goods and even school supplies. The Hilton is asking their patrons and the residents of Woburn to stop by the hotel at their convenience to select an Angel and fulfill a family’s Christmas Wish. The purchased gifts are to be brought back to the Hilton, unwrapped, with the original Wish Angel attached.

christmas treeThe North Suburban YMCA located at 137 Lexington Street, in partnership with Social Capital Inc. and AmeriCorps, is once again playing host to a giving tree.  If you or anybody you know is in need of some help this holiday season stop by the YMCA to let the SCI members there know and to pick up some more information. You can also stop by the YMCA to pick up a item off of the tree and find out what to do with your special pick. The tags on the tree will have the persons name, their age, and what they would like to get for the holidays. What you as a giver will do is pick a tag off of the tree and buy the item that is on the tag or something close to it and bring it back to the YMCA so we can wrap it for the recipient.  The tags on the tree will either be in the shape of a book for the gift of a book, the shape of a teddy bear for an animal gift or in the shape of a sock or other shape of a piece of clothing for a article of clothing. 

holiday wreathJust a reminder of a very worthy cause this weekend!

Dear Pack 502 Friends & Families

Our Sister Scout’s of Woburn have coordinated with Spence Farm, located at 30 Wyman Street,  for "A Weekend for Bridget". On December 5th, 6th and 7th, Spence Farm will open its doors from 9AM. to 5PM.  for retail sales of Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and decorations. Spence Farm hasn’t sold to the public for several years…they are strictly wholesale…but have agreed to do this for Bridget. Spence Farm will contribute $5 from every tree and $2 from every wreath plus a percentage of decorations sold will go directly to the Bridget Sweeney Fund.