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Iyeoka & The Funk Tribe
Yesterday's CoffeeHouse featured Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo and the Funk Tribe.

The Boston-based Nigerian-American performing artist and poet, along with her band The Funk Tribe, played an invigorating 49-minute set for the enthusiastic crowd.

The evening opened with a performance by SCI members Heather Gately on vocals and Mike Sances on guitar. When it came time for open mic, frequent CoffeeHouse attendee Donna Nagle played two songs for the audience, followed by three songs from Belkys Velez, and two poems from Brendan Trider, who closed the show.

Coffee was donated by the Starbuck's Coffee at 200 West Cummings Park. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next CoffeeHouse on April 23rd.

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The Woburn Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

At our next CoffeeHouse we will have as our featured perfomer, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo.

Boston-based Nigerian-American performing artist and award winning poet Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is at the forefront of creating a new artistic genre that gracefully interweaves spoken word poetry with jazz, blues, gospel and neo-soul influenced song. Embracing the power of words from writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Patricia Smith and Alice Walker, Iyeoka is a powerful songstress whose lyrical prowess invokes the spirit of the renowned soul-shaker Nina Simone.A story teller to the core, Iyeoka's hope-filled poems come from within and build momentum withtruth transformed into songs that reemerge as unique, emotionally complex gifts to her audience, touching on a wide range of issues-love, women, culture, struggle, relationships, among many others.

This Woburn CoffeeHouse will take place on February 27th from 7-9pm at the North Suburban YMCA. For more information, please click here.

The Woburn CoffeeHouse is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

The CoffeeHouse held Wednesday, March 12th, featured Jacob Fitzhugh. The guitarist, singer and songwriter performed a series of classic covers and some original pieces. SCI Woburn Outreach and Technology Coordinator, Heather Gately, also took the mic to belt out an acapella rendition of a 70's classic!

Refreshments for this CoffeeHouse were donated by Roma's Bakery and coffee was donated by the Starbuck's Coffee at 200 West Cummings Park. All in all the CoffeeHouse was a rousing success, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next CoffeeHouse on March 26th.

If you would like to stay informed about upcoming Woburn Arts & Culture Today events click here, enter your email address, and from the list choose "Woburn Arts & Culture Today"!

The Woburn Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

The Woburn Youth Council (WYC) Mini-Grant Award recipients for 2008 are addressing a variety of issues. Although some projects are annual, they uniquely touch the lives of Woburn residents every year. This year’s projects are focused on beautification, conflict resolution, literacy and domestic improvements.

Congratulations to the Mini-Grant Award recipients for taking the first steps to improve the Woburn community. On the behalf of Social Capital Inc (SCI), CHNA and the Woburn Youth Council I commend you for being active citizens in your community.

Civic engagement is the cornerstone of building healthy communities. All of the award recipients for 2008 have explicitly answered the needs of the Woburn residents. More importantly, you are encouraged to identify a need and apply for the Mini-Grant Award coming in 2008-2009. We encourage you to remain cognizant of the needs in your community so we can collectively keep the Mini-Grant legacy alive.

Please contact me for more information or volunteer opportunities.

The Mini-Grants are made possible by the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

Yesterday's CoffeeHouse featured Pete Crowley and the Mirror Neurons.

Pete Crowley and the Mirror Neurons played a 45 minute set of acoustic music. In between songs, CoffeeHouse staple Amy Jayne sang two of her original pieces. When it came time for open mic, local storyteller Mike Cohen treated attendees to a story, and frequent CoffeeHouse attendee Donna played three songs for the audience. As a special treat Pete Crowley closed the show with one final song.

CoffeeHouse refreshments were donated by two local businesses. Cookies were donated by Sweet Santangelo's and coffee was donated by the Starbuck's at 200 West Cummings Park. All in all the CoffeeHouse was a rousing success, and SCI looks forward to seeing everyone at the next CoffeeHouse on March 12th.

If you would like to stay informed about upcoming Woburn Arts & Culture Today events click here, enter your email address, and from the list choose "Woburn Arts & Culture Today"!

The Woburn Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

SCI is conducting a survey to learn more about community life, how our weekly email and other SCI activities have helped and how we can improve. Please visit our survey webpage, and answer the questions therein. Keep in mind that your responses are completely confidential. The survey ends the first week in March, and taking the survey gives you the chance to win a 10 dollar gift card to Panera Bread*. Thank you in advance for your participation!

*Did you take the survey but not get a chance to enter the raffle? If so, please contact us.