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SCI is looking for a community member who is interested in researching community events and writing for the Week In Woburn enewsletter this summer. The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity would be approximately 2-3 hours per week and Y.E.S. hours can be awarded.

Southern Rail

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to Ice House Park on Sturgis Street this Friday July 12th. Come and enjoy the melodious blue grass band, Southern Rail, as they perform some of their biggest hits like “The Hills that I Call Home” and “It’s Mighty Dark to Travel.” The concert kicks off at 7 PM and runs until 9 PM. This week’s concert is sponsored by Reading Cooperative Bank. In case of inclement weather, this concert will be rescheduled for Friday, August 9th. Please check for updates.

Tour the world in your own backyard!  WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-5 PM. Visitors can enjoy artwork, crafts, activities, cultural displays, and of course food from around the world. Entertaining the crowd this year will be Eastern Star Children’s Choir, the Bunker Hill Bag Pipe Band, the Merry Minstrels, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Japanese Drummers from Odaiko New England, Brazilian Dancers, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Fan Dancers from the Korean School of New England, the Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Singers, and Nadia Sophia with Middle Eastern Belly Dancing.

Children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can try their luck at a piñata, learn Polynesian poi, practice their martial arts skills with Rising Storm Training Academy, take a soccer clinic, and learn origami while getting passport stamps that will earn them a free treat from Hot Breads of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! 

WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street. The rain location will be the Senior Center in Woburn on 144 School Street. 

Free parking for the afternoon may be found in the Library Field lot behind the library, or in the City Hall parking lot across Pleasant Street. There is also a municipal lot behind the Bowladrome in Woburn Center.

To see the schedule of performances, click here.

To see the schedule of children's activities, click here.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital, Inc. For more information, please call 781.935.2244 or email

Proudly sponsored by: One World Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate, Woburn Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

SCI Woburn Appliance/CRT Recycling Event

Sat, 11/20/2010 - 9:00am

Wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space?

A lucky crowd got quite a show last Friday night with the third Jack Marlowe Park Concert performer The McTaggerts. The concert, sponsored by Dunkin Donuts of Woburn Center, drew a crowd of over 150 music enthusiasts to hear classic Irish Folk Music songs be performed.

The weather held off for The McTaggerts turning last Friday nights performance into a crowd favorite.  With requests being made right and left by members of the audience both young and old the concert quickly turned into a success.  Members of the community quickly became involved in the concert with many different sing along songs and lively tunes that made you want to get up and dance.

This week the band The McTeggart's will be performing.  The McTaggerts's performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with such classiscs as Danny Boy, Dublin in the Rare Old Times, and many more.  The McTeggart's are Jimmy Byrne and Mike O'Brien.  The concert takes place on Friday July 24th from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and is held in Woburn Center.  For more information about The McTeggart's you can check out their website  This concert has been generously sponsored by Dunkin Donuts in Woburn Center.

SCI is not planning to organize local Neighborhood Day projects in September.  That timing is problematic for us internally, as it's when our new AmeriCorps team is just starting, not to mention it also being back-to-school time.  Instead, we’ll work on Neighborhood Day or similar activities for the spring, and connect this event to the leadership training we are planning to offer.  Please contact Karen Rice at to be on the li