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Representative Jay Kaufman's award-winning public policy forum, "Open House," is holding its fourth forum of the 18th season on Thursday, December 13 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square).

Join Rep. Kaufman and his guest speakers, Aron Boros, the Executive Director of the Center for Health Information Analysis, and Dr. Stuart Altman, a Brandeis Professor and Chair of the Health Policy Commission, to discuss what is going on with the health care system in this country right now and what's in store for the future. 

The forum will take a stab at some tough questions such as how will changes in the federal health care reform plan affect Massachusetts residents and what will new legislation mean for the average patient? Bring your own questions and don't miss out on what is sure to be an interesting discussion!

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Woburn Patch is participating in the second annual Deck the House contest, allowing neighbors to submit photos of their homes decorated for the holidays and be entered into a national competition to win $100,000 for local public schools!

This is how it works. Neighbors have until December 16 to submit their pictures here. People will then have the opportunity to vote on the Best Decked House here.

One house in Woburn will be chosen as the Best Decked House in the Woburn Patch. In addition, 24 national finalists from Patch communities across the country will be selected by Patch judges and awarded $500 for their December electric bills.

The house with the most votes in all of the Patch communities across the country will be chosen as the grand prize winner and receive $100,000 to go towards their local public schools. 

Enter your house now and win the title of Best Decked House in Woburn (and possibly one hundred grand for Woburn Public Schools!)

Intrepid Keystone Club Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Intrepid Keystone Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn! On Sunday, December 2, they received two Boys and Girls Clubs of America Northeast Regional Keystone Awards. 

The teens received the 2012 National Project Award for their service trip to Joplin, Missouri, entitled "After the Cameras Leave." In August, the teens travelled to MO to serve with the organization Rebuild Joplin, assisting with efforts to support families affected by a devestating tornado in May of 2011.

The Club's Education and Leadership Development Director, Megan Gambale, also received an award for the 2012 Northeast Regional Keystone Advisor of the Year award. Megan has been with the organization for 4 years, originally serving as a member of the SCI AmeriCorps program. Currently, she coordinates all academic and service learning programs at the Clubhouse.

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Still looking for a holiday tree? The Boy Scouts will be selling trees this Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Come down to the former Iannacci Farm Stand at 90 Lexington Street, Woburn for your tree! Boy Scout Troop 502 will receive 20% of the purchases from each tree sold.

Support the Boy Scouts this holiday season and have fun decorating your tree with the family!

Boy Scouts Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

SCI would like to recognize these Scouts as our Social Capitalists of the Month! Over 75 Boston Minutemen Scouts recently returned from a weekend trip to New Jersey to help clean up debris left over from Hurricane Sandy. Troop 519 in Woburn along with Troop 502 brought supplies and donations with them to aid Jersey Shore families.

The troops were quite busy over the weekend. On Saturday, December 1, they helped cut down trees, split wood, chipped large piles of brush and helped get a local camp back into working condition.

On Sunday, December 2, they donated a 16' box truck filled with donated cleaning supplies, clothes, school supplies, and bottled water to a local church that was assisting with relief efforts in hard hit areas.

The Boston Minutemen Scouts visited Tuckerton, NJ where a good number of homes on the shore had been destroyed. They delievered 60 buckets of cleaning supplies to residents in the area.

Merry Minstrals

Join the Woburn Historical Society on Sunday, December 9 at the Burdett Mansion for an exciting evening of performances by the Merry Minstrals! They will be singing Christmas carols and popular holiday songs from a variety of eras and styles. There will even be a sing-a-long of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. This free event kicks off at 6:30pm. After the performances, light refreshments will be served. Come join in the fun and holiday cheer!

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Calling all history buffs! Join the Woburn Historical Society on Monday, December 3 at the Woburn Memorial High School auditorium for a film showing of "In The Cause of Liberty; Woburn In The Civil War." 

This film will highlight the lives of Woburn soldiers and the battles they were in such as Gettysburg, Weldon Railroad, and Petersburg.

This film showing is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be served after the showing.

Copies of the dvd will be available for purchase for $25 and will include a supplement containing many pictures of Woburn Civil War soldiers!