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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.

 

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with the second concert this Friday, July 11, featuring Beat Soup. 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 Michael de la Maza.

Together since the early 1990’s and a Boston Globe Pick of the Week, Beat Soup has been compared to Bim Skala Bim, Madness, Elvis Costello and The Specials. Their original music is inspired by British Invasion Pop, 2Tone Ska, and bands like Talking Heads and even The B52s! The 8–piece dance band features the classic sax-trombone-trumpet horn section on Caribbean and Rock Beats.

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 Sundance nominated documentary film, "Traces of the Trade" will air on PBS/POV (Channel 44) Sunday, June 29th at 9:00 p.m. SCI Board Chair and 2008 SCI Idealist Award Winner Dain Perry and his family created the film about coming to terms with their family legacy involving the slave trade. Dain and his wife Constance tour the country using the film to prompt conversations about racial reconciliation.

FILM SYNOPSIS

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is a unique and disturbing journey of discovery into the history and "living consequences" of one of the United States' most shameful episodes — slavery. In this bicentennial year of the U.S. abolition of the slave trade, one might think the tragedy of African slavery in the Americas has been exhaustively told. Katrina Browne thought the same, until she discovered that her slave-trading ancestors from Rhode Island were not an aberration. Rather, they were just the most prominent actors in the North's vast complicity in slavery, buried in myths of Northern innocence.