Ice Cream Social And Silent Auction to Support Little Hands, Big Hearts

ice creamHosted by Little Hands, Big Hearts Christian Preschool, located at 60 Forest Park Road in Woburn, this is a great opportunity to grab something sweet, walk away with some great items and support a good cause. Sundaes are $1.50. Auction items include an autographed photo of Red Sox MVP Dustin Pedroia and season passes to Six Flags New England. The event will go from 6PM to 7:30PM on Thursday, April 30th.

Council of Social Concern Telethon

council of Social concern logoJust a reminder!  Council of Social Concern will host its first live telethon this Sunday, March 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. on local cable Channels RCN-13, Comcast-10, and Verizon-45 Hosted by Vinny Ferlisi (“The Shoe”) and Gary Leavitt.  The Woburn Public Media Center, Comcast, the Woburn School Department and Council of Social Concern are working together to make this first live telethon an event to remember. The telethon will help to promote Council of Social Concern’s programs that provide hope, help and support to those most in need in our community. All proceeds raised during the live telethon will go directly to agency programs.  Tune in and call in, 781-995-4178.

YMCA's Midwinter Fling

fruitcake freedomDo you hate getting fruitcake for Christmas?  Do you want to DEMOLISH the most EVIL of confectionary items?  Then come down to the Midwinter Fling on Sunday, January 25th at the North Suburban YMCA located on 137 Lexington Street, where with a world class catapult, we'll throw your fruitcake across the Woburn YMCA's Field! It's so simple and yet so rewarding:  Bring a fruitcake, gingerbread house, or any other compostable item you like (or hate as the case may be) and for a $5 donation, send it flying through the air to its great reward via our catapult.  The event will run from 10:00AM until 4:00 PM, and we will have great food and fun for kids of all ages including: snowpainting, face painting, and depending on material availability, snowman making!  All of this will be to benefit the North Suburban Viking swim team in their quest for a start system for the pool.

Paws and Claws Night at the Woburn Mall

cute dog and catIf you are looking for a fun event to spice up this Holiday season, bring your dog or cat to have their photo taken with Santa Claus at the Woburn Mall on Sunday, December 14th from 7PM to 9PM. So trim those nails and even dress them up in their cutest Holiday finery if you like!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Ma. to help other lost or displaced animals find homes and the love and care they need this season.  Just remember, dogs and cats only, please, nothing more exotic.

Weekend For Bridget

holiday wreathJust a reminder of a very worthy cause this weekend!

Dear Pack 502 Friends & Families

Our Sister Scout’s of Woburn have coordinated with Spence Farm, located at 30 Wyman Street,  for "A Weekend for Bridget". On December 5th, 6th and 7th, Spence Farm will open its doors from 9AM. to 5PM.  for retail sales of Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and decorations. Spence Farm hasn’t sold to the public for several years…they are strictly wholesale…but have agreed to do this for Bridget. Spence Farm will contribute $5 from every tree and $2 from every wreath plus a percentage of decorations sold will go directly to the Bridget Sweeney Fund.

Reach Out Swim-a-Thon and Bruins Pizza Party

The North Suburban YMCA is offering swimming lessons over the week of April vacation for a minimum donation of $25 each lesson. All proceeds go directly to the Reach Out Annual Fund, the YMCA's financial assistance program, which gives financial assistance to families and children in need, ensuring that no one is denied access to YMCA programs. If you sign up for more than one lesson or donate $50 or more, you will receive complimentary tickets to a pizza party with a Boston Bruin.

Social Capitalists Recognized at SCI Luncheon

Community Social CapitalistsBOSTON--Today Mayor Tom McLaughlin joined Woburn-based Social Capital Inc. (SCI) to recognize five outstanding “Community Social Capitalists” at the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon which drew over 200 business and community leaders. SCI also presented the 2008 SCI Idealist Award to Dain and Constance Perry of Charlestown.

A strong contingent of Woburn business and community leaders traveled to Boston for this new SCI luncheon event. Other Woburn elected officials joining Mayor McLaughlin were State Representative Jay Kaufman, City Council President Charlie Doherty and School Committee member Chris Kisiel. And Boys & Girls Club Executive Director was the lucky winner of a basketball signed by all of the members of this year’s Boston Celtics!

Danversbank, which has a branch in Woburn, was a major event sponsor and had a full table at the luncheon. Woburn Branch Manager Anne Denaro served on the Social Capitalist Luncheon Host Committee, and Danversbank Community Reinvestment Officer Kevin Noyes was recognized as a Community Social Capitalist.

“We were pleased to have so many join us from Woburn,” commented SCI President David Crowley. “As SCI expands across the state, the continued support here where we have our roots is much appreciated.”

Mayor McLaughlin was joined in presenting the Community Social Capitalist Awards by Nancy Stolberg, who was recently appointed by Governor Patrick to lead the Commonwealth Corps.

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