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State House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, D-Boston, will be the next guest at Rep. Jay Kaufman’s public policy series, Open House.   It will offer the audience a rare chance to hear directly from the top legislative leader in the 160-member House of Representatives.  DiMasi will discuss the challenges of balancing a $28 billion budget in a recessionary economy.

What will be the impact on local services?  What kind of educational programs might be cut under such a scenario?  How quickly can we turn things around?  How does the Presidential race determine our choices?  The forum, “A Conversation with the Speaker,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 PM. at the Depot Building, 13 Depot Square, in Lexington Center.

 

theater masksThe Woburn Repertory Community Theater invites you to join them for their inaugural season of the finest theater in our area. In the opening season they are bringing you a Pulitzer Prize Winning play by the brilliant playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, "Rabbit Hole". The first showing will take place at the Woburn Memorial High School Auditorium on Oct. 11th and 12th.

Rabbit Hole deals with the most traumatic event any parent can endure - the death of a child. David Lindsay-Abaire manages to involve his audience in the grieving process and illustrate how we all grieve differently and for different lengths of time. Despite the subject matter, this 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is often extremely funny, setting up emotional contrasts between ironic humor and infinite sadness which make the loss of the child more poignant, without dissolving into bathos.

woburn votesVoters will have a unique opportunity to prepare for the next election this Saturday when the city of Woburn offers drive-up voter registration at City Hall.  The idea is meant to highlight and get the word out that the last day for voter registration is Wed., October 15.

City officials and volunteers with voter registration cards will be in the parking lot of City Hall, 10 Common St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to help prospective voters who drive up. Drivers may also park and walk over for assistance.

The drive-in registration is also available for any other Massachusetts Voters as well. Woburn officials will fax the information from out-of-town registrants to the proper community, then follow up by mailing the original information. If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a voter, check out www.mass-vote.org a statewide, non-partisan agency.

WWI soldiersThe Woburn Historical Society is looking for information on men and women from Woburn who served in World War I. If there is a WWI Doughboy, sailor or nurse in your family tree, and you have photos, stories, letters or artifacts that detail their experiences, the society would like to hear from you.

The Society is also hoping to identify the men in the photo that accompanies this story, and to get more information on the following:

Woburn Business AssociationBrowsing the many displays at last night's Woburn Business Association (WBA) annual expo & dinner, gave one a good taste of the diverse companies large and small doing business here in Woburn.  In a few instances, the "tasting" part shoudl be taken literally.  As an avid cook, I quickly gravitated toward the table of Victoria Gourmet, which offers a wide variety of spice blends.  And yes, they had samples! 

Santa and helpers Social Capital Inc. is holding their popular Holiday House Tour this year on Sunday December 7th from 2-5p.m. and is seeking people interested in becoming a part of the planning committee as well as any who would like to submit their interesting or well decorated home to be part of the tour. This event is fun for all ages and a great way to get in the holiday spirit!  If you would like to nominate your house, have a house in mind that may be interested, or you would like to participate as a member of the planning committee please contact Scott Riley at sriley@sciwoburn.org or call the SCI Woburn office.

Woburn Public LibraryThis Monday, October 6th at the Woburn Memorial High School at 6 PM, a guest speaker will be talking about Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886).  He was aprominent and well known architect who was best known in this area for his design of our own Woburn Public Library as well as the Trinity Church in Boston.  Richardson was the most influential figure in late 19th-century American architecture.  Having received a superior education at Harvard and the first American to be trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Richardson returned to the United States to open a practice in New York, eventually settling in Brookline, Massachusetts.