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 Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is looking for an organized person to coordinate the Burlington Kettle effort this holiday season. This is our only visible fund raiser. The funds assist both Woburn and Burlington.  The Salvation Army assists with food, clothing and utilities year round as well as many other projects.

Requirements: Excellent people skills.  A Valid drivers license and car.  A phone and access to a fax machine.  Excellent organizing skills. This could be either a paid or volunteer position. Please call 617-542-5420 ext 522.  It is important that we have some one in place early so don't wait  to call.

 

 

 

City of WoburnAugust 27, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary to be held on September 16, 2008. For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (781) 897-5850 or go to the following link for more information. Further voting Information can be found by clicking here.

O'hAnleighThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with its fourth concert this Friday, August 22, featuring óhAnléigh. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common.  This concert is sponsored by Sean P. Coakley.

Performing the music of Ireland, the Irish, and Irish America, Vermont trio óhAnléigh draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish and Irish American culture.

South End Block Party SCI Woburn is organizing Neighborhood Day 2008 on September 20th-21st. Click here to submit an application for your own project. Below is a link to some resources for organizers, from the National Neighborhood Day website.

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Body Mind SystemsThe Body Mind Systems Training Center in Woburn is hosting an open-house starting Monday, August 11 and continuing until Friday, August 15. Come join us for a vigorous workout that will engage your mind, help you deal with the stress from you daily life, and teach you practical self-defense skills. All ages and abilities are welcome. Adult classes (ages 16 and up) start at 7pm and last an hour. Call the school at 781-933-8868 for more information and for child class schedules.

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!

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continued with its second concert last Friday with ska band Beat Soup. The concert was sponsored by Michael de la Maza. The weather was perfect for an outdoors performance, and a large crowd of all ages gathered to see the show.

Audience members were treated to Beat Soup’s ska-influenced stylings that included both instrumental dance pieces and vocal numbers. Playing originals and covers, the 8-piece dance band from Boston featured a classic sax/trombone/trumpet horn section as well as guitar, keyboard and drums. As the sun set, audience members of all ages got up to dance to the lively beats.

This is the sixth year that the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a great way to enjoy summer nights with your fellow community members, and at the great location also a chance to shop and have dinner in Woburn Center.

The next Concert will be on July 25th, featuring The Bedford Big Band. For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors please click here.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network (WREN) (www.GoWREN.org), and the Woburn Redevelopment Authority.