Boys and Girls Club Youth Make Blankets for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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The effects from Hurricane Sandy were devestating to many parts of the East Coast, especially New York and New Jersey. Many individuals and organizations across the country have stepped up to do anything they can to help those in need.

Some of the youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn decided that they would like to get involved too. On November 5th, they worked together in the gym to make no-sew fleece blankets for the victims of the hurricane. The youth also discussed the impact of the hurricane, some of whom have families near the devestated areas. 

Once the blankets were completed, they were shipped to Staten Island and distributed to nearby shelters. With many families losing most, if not all, of their possessions, these blankets will help keep many people warm throughout the cold winter months.

Last Chance to Save $50 at North Suburban YMCA- Get Fit, Give Back Promotion Ends November 18!

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Do you like to save money? Do you like to support causes such as fighting hunger and supporting healthy living? The North Suburban YMCA is providing you with a way to do both. They are participating in the Get Fit, Give Back campaign. If you join the YMCA by November 18th and donate 5 non-perishable food items, the Y will waive your joiner fee, saving you up to $50!

The North Suburban YMCA has teamed up with BostonCANshare, which is a food drive sponsored by Mayor Menino and the Greater Boston Food Bank. By joining the Y, you will be helping yourself become more healthy and active, while also helping someone in your community with your food donation.

Green Schools Kickoff Event!

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Green Schools is a non profit organization helping K-16 schools and communities develop engaging environmental programs for students across the Commonwealth and beyond. They are bringing their award-winning programs to Mansfield, MA on Sunday, November 18th!

If you are a parent, student, or educator, this is a great event for you to attend. Parents will have the opportunity to learn how to become more involved with the Green Schools Scholarship Fund. Students will learn how to become student Ambassadors. Teachers will learn how to bring various programs, resources and awards to their schools.

Green Schools Kickoff Event will be held at Mansfield High School, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA from 2-4pm. For more information about this event, call (508) 272-9653.

Annual Veterans Day Parade and the New Memorial Wall Dedication!

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Honor veterans who have fought for this country by attending the Veterans Day Parade in Woburn on Sunday, November 11. Hosted by the United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Veterans Office of the City of Woburn, the parade will kickoff at 10:30am on Main Street at the Woburn/Winchester line.

The parade will travel towards the Woburn Common where it will stop for a ceremony at 11:00am. Following the ceremony, there will be a dedication of the new war memorial wall, listing every veteran from Woburn since the 1640's Early Wars right up to today! This wall is being funded by John Flaherty. The day's events will conclude with a free cookout for veterans and their families!

Get Ready to Snap Some Photos!

Do you love taking pictures? Then you don't want to miss this opportunity! The Woburn Guild of Artists (WGA) is offering a FREE art workshop for beginner to intermediate artists, and this week's class focuses on photography!

These workshops are great for teenagers and adults who have a passion for photography or simply have a desire to learn how to do it. If you have children that you would like to bring to these free art workshops, there will be a special date on December 1 for the children.

This week's photography class will take place on Saturday, November 10 at the A.C. Moore Art Store in the Super Stop & Shop Plaza, 2 Elm St., Woburn. To see the list of materials you will need to bring to this class, click here. For more information on these workshops, contact Joseph Leto at (617) 605-4673.

Rep. Jay Kaufman's Open House Series Examines 2012 Election Results

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Representative Jay Kaufman's award winning public policy forum, "OPEN HOUSE," is holding its third forum of the season on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm at the historic Depot in Lexington Center. The forum will look at the results from the 2012 national and state elections.

The guest speaker from the Democratic State Committee will be Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh. The guest speaker from the Republican State Committee will be Robert Maginn, Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Join this discussion and learn more about how candidates run election campaigns.

Veteran's Day Event at the Library!

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On Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, following the conclusion of the ceremonies on the Common and the luncheon, Woburn Public Library volunteer Linda Olsson will present a special Community Conversation at the Library where she will show military related photographs from the Patrick Farino Collection. Local military photographer MSgt. Patrick Farino plans to attend.

The library will open its doors at 1:00 p.m. A continuous video display will be screened until approximately 2pm (or once the luncheon activities are over and the audience can be seated). At that time an interactive slide show of approximately 100 images will be shown, including the following topics: National Guard Company G in the South Pacific, local military recruitment activities, training at Fort Devens, Camp Drum, and Fort Dix; Boston Naval Shipyard; Woburn Memorial and Armistice Day parades and services, American Legion, Auxiliary, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Gold Star Mothers, and Disabled American Veteran activities, and company reunions, all from the 1940’s and 50’s.The audience will be encouraged to help identify people in the images.

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