YMCA 5K Classic Road Race - October 20th

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The North Suburban YMCA is putting on a 5K Road Race on Saturday, October 20 at 9:30am. The race is held in memory of Mark Welsch. The entry fee is $20 and proceeds benefit the North Suburban YMCA 2012 Reach Out Campaign. You can register online at http://www.active.com or mail the attached form below to Jeremy Stiles. The race is sponsored by Excel Orthopedic Specialists.

Openings for Beginner ESOL Classes at the YMCA International Learning Center

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There are still a few openings left for low Beginner ESOL classes at the YMCA's International Learning Center (located at the United Methodist Church in Woburn). These classes typically have a long waiting list and are intended for those who have little or no spoken English. These classes are FREE! If you know of anyone who may benefit from these classes, please spread the word! The classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm.

Cummings Properties Hosting Free Electronic Waste Collection Events

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Get rid of unwanted electronics! Throughout this month and into November, Cummings Properties will be hosting a series of free electronic waste collection events in Woburn and neighboring communities. Cummings Properties committment to environmental protection is the driving factor behind these events. Come to one of the easy-to-reach locations listed in the attached flyer and recycle your unwanted appliances with the Green Network Exchange. This recycling company will accept laptops, cell phones, monitors, computers, and much more! 

Woburn Business Association 9th Expo

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The Woburn Business Association is holding its 9th Expo at the Crowne Plaza (15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive) on Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. Several local Woburn businesses and organizations will be in attendence. The expo will be followed by dinner.

The guest speaker for the evening will be United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Ms. Ortiz was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009. She is the first Hispanic and first woman to represent Massachusetts as U.S. Attorney. 

This will also be the Woburn Business Associations' 28th Annual Meeting, which will feature the election of officers and board of directors. The Business Person of the Year and President's Award will also be announced. 

Special Edition Forum of Rep. Jay Kaufman's Open House Series

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Representative Jay Kaufman's award winning public policy forum, "OPEN HOUSE," is holding it's second forum of the 18th season with special guest and internationally known scholar Noam Chomsky. The special edition forum will be held on Monday, October 15 from 7-8:30pm at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square).

Professor Chomsky teaches linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is known as one of the world's great public intellectuals. Chomsky will be commenting on the lessons and legacy of Occupy Wall Street and the state of politics on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill.  

Apply for Woburn Cultural Council Grants Before Time Runs Out!

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The Woburn Cultural Council is still receiving grant applications for its two grant programs, the LCC and the Field Trip grant, but applicants only have until October 15, 2012 to sign their applications and get them sent out. 

The Woburn Cultural Council supports community cultural projects. They have specific guidelines that Woburn's local cultural council has determined will enhance and encourage cultural events within the community such as instructional events, exhibits, field trips, performances, festivals, music, and more. The Cultural Council does its best to fund projects that benefit the greatest number of people, while offering variety to all ages. 

Monster Dash and Fun Run!

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The Woburn Host Lions Club and the Woburn High School Leo Club are hosting the 1st Annual Monster Dash at Lions Park at Horn Pond on Sunday, October 21 from 1pm-5pm. Wear your favorite costume and win prizes for best costume! Register for the races for children and adults. Other highlights include a cookout, a DJ, and the Woburn High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams dressed up as zombies and monsters. All proceeds from the event go to the Lions charities.

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