Woburn's 375th Anniversary Family Fishing Festival

Woburn's 375th Anniversary Family Fishing Festival flyer

Don't miss Woburn's 375th Anniversary Family Fishing Festival this upcoming Saturday, June 10 from 9am - 2pm at Horn Pond! There will be lots of fishing, boating, children's activities, free drinks and burgers & other free family fun! The event will be held on the Lake Avenue side of Horn Pond and is sponsored by Mass Wildlife and Woburn Lodge of Elks #908.

The Family Fishing Festival will take place rain or shine and no fishing license is required. You can bring your own fishing equipment or there will be plenty available there! Other activities include: Boating in Boston, children's activities with the Woburn Middlesex Lions Club, "The Nature of Horn Pond" film screening and the first Horn Pond Summer Concert that night!

SCI is awarded $100K from Cummings Foundation

SCI staff with "$100K for 100" sign

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is one of 100 local nonprofits this year to receive a grant of $100,000 through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The Woburn-based organization was chosen from a total of 549 applicants during a competitive review process.

 

"We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Cummings Foundation," commented SCI President and Founder, David Crowley. "The significant, multi-year support will enable us to make substantial progress on important issues facing our communities."

 

Representing SCI, David Crowley and John Franson, Board Chair, will join approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston's nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $170 million to local nonprofits alone.

 

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Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting

Flyer for Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting

Get ready for summer with the Red, White and Rosé Wine Tasting to benefit SCI! This will provide you with the chance to sample some great wines to enjoy this summer, along with an assortment of appetizers. Connect with other community members over some good wine & food, while supporting a local charity. The tasting will be led by Jennifer Murray, DWSET, Certified Specialist of Wine, from the Urban Chef catering company. Tickets are $25 in advance. The tasting will take place on Thursday, June 8 from 4-7pm at J. Mulkerin Realty (616 Main Street, Woburn MA). 

Click here to purchase tickets for the wine tasting.
 

WorldFest Success & Survey

Photo of WorldFest 2017

SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the performers, vendors, organizations, volunteers and members of the community who came out on Sunday to celebrate cultures from around the world! Without you all, WorldFest 2017 would not have been such a resounding success and we very much appreciate all of your hard work. The WorldFest 2017 album, with lots of great photos, will be coming soon to our Facebook page.

We ask that you please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey below - we would love your feedback on how we can make WorldFest even better next year:

Click here to start the survey.
 

Upcoming Event: St. Anthony's Festival

Photo from St. Anthony's Festival

On Saturday, June 3 from 5-11pm, the St. Anthony Church in North Woburn will be hosting its annual festival in honor of the patron Saint Anthony. It will be held at the grounds of the church at 851 Main St., Woburn MA. Mass will take place at 4pm, followed by the festival beginning at 5pm.

The festival will feature the Soul Shakers Band, music by DJ Master Scratch, amusements, food, beer & wine, children's games and lots of chances to win great prizes! If you would like to help out with the festival, call Michael Millette at 781-405-9995 OR email him at binarytrader@gmail.com. You can also contact Dianne Autenzio at 781-933-2554 OR dautenzio@rcn.com.
 

WorldFest Performance Line-Up Announced!

WorldFest Performance line-up flyer

WorldFest is coming back to Woburn on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave.! We are more than excited to announce the amazing performance line-up for this year's festival:

WorldFest 2017 Performance Line-Up:
Shaila School of Dance - 1:20-1:35 kickoff
Greg Coles African Dance and Drum - 1:40-1:55 
Upasana Classical Indian Dance - 2:00-2:15
Ku's TaeKwonDo Academy - 2:20-2:35
25 minute intermission
Os Forrozeiros Dance Group - 3:00-3:15
Move & Inspire Japanese Hip-Hop - 3:20-3:35
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts Tai Chi - 3:40-3:55
Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company - 4:00-4:15 

We invite all ethnicities and cultures to come together on Library Field to celebrate the diverse heritages that make up our communities! Please note that this is a FREE family event but food and craft vendors will charge for purchases. In the event of rain, our rain location will be at Kennedy Middle School, 41 Middle Street, Woburn MA.
 

Film Screening: Traces of the Trade

Flyer for Traces of the Trade film screening

SCI and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer would like to invite you to join us for the film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Following the film, Dain and Constance Perry will facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Dain, one of the family members in the film, took part in retracing his family's heritage.

The screening will take place on Friday, May 12 from 6-9pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. RSVP by May 10, as a light dinner will be served prior to the screening. Contact mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org.
 

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