The mission of SCI Woburn is to strengthen the community by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. The SCI Woburn website serves as a community resource connecting residents to volunteer opportunities, community events and resources.

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Do you appreciate nature and helping to conserve natural resources in the community? Then you can make a difference by joining the Woburn Residents' Environmental Network (WREN) for their weekly Saturday morning walks around Horn Pond. 

The next conservation walk will be on Saturday, February 2nd at 9:00am. The walk will begin at Ice House Park, on the intersection of Sturgis and Water Streets. Those attending can help pick up trash and ensure that Horn Pond stays beautiful!

These weekly walks are going on their eleventh year. To learn more about WREN and how you can help keep Woburn's Conservation areas clean, click here.

Typically, Social Capital Inc. doesn't get involved with matters of fuel assistance, but we do bring community members together to address local needs. When a Woburn resident contacted us because she had recently run out of funding through the Tri-Cap program and had been out of oil for three days, we wanted to do anything we could to help. 

We contacted as many organizations that we could find and were unable to locate any available funding. We then decided it might be best to see if we could raise the amount needed to fill this resident's tank, while contacting local oil companies to see if they would be willing to match the funds.

After contacting Stoneham Fuel, the oil company that typically delivers fuel to this resident's home through Tri-Cap funds, they agreed to get a truck to this resident's home immediately as long as we were able to match the funds.

The oil company explained if you go three days without heating your home in this weather, your pipes are at risk of bursting and it could cause severe damage to the home. We were also told that there were numerous other residents in the area in the same position as this woman, out of fuel assistance and living in a home with no heat.

Social Capital Inc. is extremely grateful for Stoneham Fuel for stepping up to solve an immediate need. Update: We have now raised enough to match the donation from Stoneham Fuel.

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The North Suburban YMCA is hosting Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention trainings for adults in the community on Saturday, January 26th from 9:30am-12:00pm and on Thursday, January 31st from 6:30-9:00pm.

Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. With statistics stating that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday, it is time that community members take action to reverse these alarming trends.

The YMCA is working with schools, daycare centers, community organizations, faith groups and parents to train community members to keep children safe. They hope to educate and train 5,935 people in the community by the year 2017 using this Stewards of Children curriculum.

This training is FREE for North Suburban YMCA Members and community residents of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, Lexington and Arlington, and $10 per person for residents of other communities. Three training hour credits are available to professionals.

SCI is hosting a Food and Wine Pairing Event in Woburn on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-8:00pm. Come try a delicious assortment of food and wine while mingling with others. 

David Boyle, Vice President of Martignetti's Companies, the leading distributor of wine and spirits in New England and the 7th largest in the country, will be leading the tasting event.

Guests will also get the chance to participate in an auction where you could win a NFL Pro Football signed by Vince Wilfork and other great items!

To see some selections from our menu, click here

This is an exclusive event with limited availability. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please click here.

For more information, please contact Karen Rice at (781) 935-2244 or krice@socialcapitalinc.org.

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On Saturday, February 2nd, join the Woburn Historical Society for the grand opening of its Civil War exhibit! Featuring time period artifacts, memorabilia, photos and dioramas, this exhibit is a great educational opportunity to learn more about the Civil War on its 150th anniversary.

The exhibit will also feature soldiers' and officers' uniforms and a "Hall of Heroes," including portraits of 95 Woburn soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. 

During the Open House, attendees will get the opportunity to purchase the book titled "A Union Town During the Civil War, Woburn, Massachusetts" by local author Leon Basile and a film by the Society, "In the Cause of Liberty, Woburn in the Civil War."

The Open House will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Burdett Mansion (7 Mishawum Rd) in Woburn. Light refreshments will be served.  

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Preparations are underway for the annual Relay for Life event that takes place every May in Woburn.

To learn more about this event and the American Cancer Society, come to the Relay For Life Kick Off Event on Tuesday, January 29 at the St. Anthony's Club (1020 Main St., Woburn).

Beginning at 6:00pm, The Restaurant in Woburn will serve a delicious dinner for guests. At 6:30pm, the program will begin.

For those who have never been to the event, they will get the chance to learn about this great cause, and for those who have participated in the past, they will be able to sign up for the 2013 event and get some new fundraising ideas for this season!

To RSVP for the Kick Off Event on Facebook, click here.

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Happy families aren't born, they are made one day at a time. The Council of Social Concern is offering Parenting Education classes for parents of children ages 1 to 5 years. 

Learn about a variety of different topics such as discipline methods, how to prevent tantrums, routines and much more! Through the use of videos, activities and group discussions, the group leader will help parents learn important parenting skills.

The classes will be held at the Council of Social Concern on Tuesday evenings for four consecutive weeks from Feb. 5th to Feb. 26th from 6:00-8:00pm. 

There is no fee for the class, but there will be a $10 refundable registration fee that will be returned after completion of all four classes.

Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. Babysitting will also be available.

Register by January 31st to be eligible. For more information or to register, contact Dawn Lorino at (781) 935-6495 ext 217.