7th Annual Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk

Join us for the 7th Annual Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk on Sunday May 27 at 7:00pm. Gather at Horn Pond, Lake Avenue/Pump House parking area and lanterns will light our way for the 7th Annual Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk. We walk together and remember the lives and love of our friends, classmates, and family who passed on, as we carry our lanterns around this beautiful wonder of nature once called Lake Innitou by the native population.

Make a lantern at one of our workshops, bring yours from last year or make a donation and choose a ready made lantern at the pond. All volunteer effort by Soul Lanterns. All donations go to the Friends of Mary Cummings Park non-profit group working to protect this vast local parkland.

Workshops are scheduled for the public at Whole Foods Market from 4 pm to 7 pm Monday, May 21 Wednesday, May 23 Friday, May 25 If you would like to host your own, we can help. For more information or to volunteer email: soullanterns@gmail.com or telephone 781.267.3720.

Special Thanks to Spontaneous Celebrations, WREN, City of Woburn, David P. Hunt Event Management. (Medical services), and for the logo art: Meghan Lutz
 

The BrickYard Free Concert Series at Jack Marlowe Park

The BrickYard Authentic Pizzeria and Burger Bar is sponsoring free concerts on Wednesday evenings at Jack Marlowe Park, located next to the restaurant. Bring your lawn chairs. All shows start at 6pm and a list of dates and bands appear below.

May 16 - MaryBeth Maes Band www.reverbnation.com/themarybethmaesband

May 30 - North Shore Acappella - www.northshoreacappella.com

June 13 - Lexington Street Band - www.lexingtonstreetband.com

June 27 - Autumn Link

July 11 - The Rico Barr Jumping Jive Review - www.ricobarr.com

July 25 - The Tom Pittman Band Featuring Linda Chase - www.tompittmanduo.com

August 8 - Endless Summer - www.endlesssummerband.com

August 22 - Walk the Line
 

The Great Give Away at Genesis Church

The Great Give AwayNeed a couch or a table? Maybe some toys for your children? How about some clothing? Appliances? Books? Electronics? Sporting equipment? On Saturday, May 19th – from 10AM to Noon, you are invited to attend The Great Giveaway – the ULTIMATE FREE garage sale! No strings attached – everything will be given away for FREE!

Not only will all items be given away for FREE, but there will be FREE food and lots of games and activities for young kids as well! If you’d like to do more than just attend the Great Giveaway this year, there are three ways in which you can participate:

Veteran Film Showing

In honor of Memorial Day the Woburn Historical Society is showing two highly acclaimed films that showcase Woburn's own in two separate wars.  "Woburn Over There - WWI" and "Chronicles of War – Vietnam,” featuring Tony Santilli. 

 

The WWI film features the heartfelt writing style of the late John D. McElhiney as he also narrates and brings the experiences of the soldiers to life. 

 

In Chronicles of War - Vietnam, Tony Santilli recounts his experiences in the controversial war of the late 60's.  His leadership and strength eventually lead to some personal sacrifices suffered in the heat of battle, but through his struggles and perseverance he has turned a tragedy into a surprisingly uplifting ending.

Visiting Mom Volunteers Needed!

JF&CS Visiting Moms® is looking for volunteers to serve northern suburbs, which include Arlington, Malden, Wakefield, andWoburn. Visiting Moms matches experienced mothers with new mothers who would benefit from a supportive connection. The Visiting Mom volunteer, who receives training and ongoing supervision from JF&CS staff, visits the mother of a newborn once a week until the baby’s first birthday. By focusing on early parental support, and emphasizing developing and strengthening capacities, Visiting Moms help mothers adjust to parenting and build healthy relationships with their babies.
 
Interested in volunteering? Visit www.jfcsboston.org/volunteer and fill out our volunteer registration form to begin the process.
 
For more information, please contact Dvora Pemstein, JF&CS Volunteer Coordinator, at dpemstein@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5576.

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week!

On Saturday, May 12, the Y will be holding an event to celebrate the changing season and mothers of all ages.  This will be a fun family event taking place from 7-9pm.  Volunteers are needed to help out with set-up, greeting, and clean-up.  If this sounds like something you would like to volunteer at, please contact Jodi Crowley at 781-305-2908.  

Relay for Life

From date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:00pm
Relay for Life

Woburn will host its 6th Relay for Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, on May 18-19, 2012.  The event, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is an overnight walk at Library Field.  Relay for Life starts with a survivor lap, an inspirational time for everyone to rally and celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer.  After dark, silence falls and we walk in silence to light of luminaria lanterns to remember loved ones who lost their battles with cancer.  At midnight, Woburnites will participate in a fight back ceremony and will make personal commitments and pledges to save lives.

Relay for Life builds an incredible sense of power and togetherness within our community.  Games, activities, food, raffles and more will all be part of the early evening fun and the general public is encouraged to attend.  Youth sports teams, scout groups, and families are also invited to come and participate as group during the early portion of the event.

Kids..wear your favorite sports team attire: Woburn/college/pro team...you choose!

Event schedule:
6pm: Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm: Survivors/caretakers dinner
7-8:30pm: youth laps/youth activities
9:30pm (or when dark): Luminaria ceremony 

Visit www.relayforlife.org/woburnma for more information.  

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