Canning Class!


Calling all CSA Members & vegetable gardeners!

On Saturday, July 14, Wendy Garf-Lipp, Executive Director of United Neighbors of Fall River, will be teaching a canning class from 11am-12pm.  Come learn how to enjoy the harvest all winter, as Wendy demonstrates the water bath canning method for vegetables, and a pressure canning method for meats and beans.

SCI helped to arrange this class, which is being taught by Wendy Garf-Lipp, Executive Director of United Neighbors of Fall River, one of the partner sites where SCI has an AmeriCorps Member serving.   The class will be held at McCue Garden Center, 200 Cambridge Road, and is free and open to the public.

10th Annual Native American Pow Wow

The Woburn Residents Environmental Network (WREN) presents Woburn’s Tenth Annual Native American Pow Wow at Berry Meadow, Altavesta School, located at 990 Main St., Route 38, in North Woburn.  The Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The grand entry will be at noon on both days.  The event features traditional Native American drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, sacred fire ceremony, traditional arts and crafts, and Native American food.

Come and listen to the haunting music provided by native drums and flutes.  Come watch colorful dancers- you can even dance with them yourself.

The public is welcome; admission is free. No drugs or alcohol are allowed.
For more information, call 781-933-4146 or email

Classes and Demonstrations at Spence Farm

Spence Farm

The Woburn Agricultural Commission, chaired by Paul Medeiros, announced it has arranged with Soluna Garden Farm of Winchester to offer free classes and demonstrations at Woburn's Spence Farm.  All workshops are free and open to the public.
The first class, "Reused and Recycled Objects for the Yard and Garden" will follow the Farmers Market on Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm.  There will be additional classes to follow throughout the summer and autumn. 

Septemberfest to benefit the Boys & Girls Club

The 3rd Annual Septemberfest Microbrew/Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Event to benefit the Woburn Boys & Girls Club will take place Friday, September 21 from 7:00 PM – Midnight at the Sons of Italy, 168 Lexington Street, Woburn.

Why is Septemberfest superior to any Octoberfest you have ever been to?

1.       September is the perfect time of year to sample all the best Fall beers while still enjoying some of the Summer favorites.

Brian Maes Band at Ice House Park

Brian Maes Band

This Friday, July 13, the Horn Pond Summer Concert Series will continue with a performance by the Brian Maes Band. The concert will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ice House Park; along the flat grassy area of Sturgis Street. This concert is sponsored by Michael de la Maza.
In addition to their own material, the Brian Maes Band will throw in some well-known classic rock covers that they have a connection to. In the past, Maes toured with Peter Wolf, John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band, and RTZ. “It’s been very exciting to have people come out and play our originals, and then play something from the past that we have a connection to,” Maes said.

Fall Festival Health and Information Fair

Senior Center

The Woburn Senior Center will once again be holding their Fall Festival Fair.  Local resource representatives are asked to register to participate prior to July 31.  To register, please fill out the attached form.  For more information about the Fall Festival, please contact Judy Tanner at 781-897-5963.  

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week!

Do you have a skill to teach?

NuPath Inc. is looking for volunteers to teach classes to adults living with developmental disabilities.  This is a great opportunity to share your talent with others and make a difference in the lives of the individuals served.  Examples of classes needed are: photography, painting, money management, computer skills, cooking, etc. (the sky is the limit!)

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