Well the digital age is on us and your wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space?

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

Paul Medeiros has found and is working with a Massachusetts company that will collect these items at drop off sites set up throughout Woburn at various times throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to recycle these items at a minimal cost, compared to the high cost associated with curbside appliance recycling programs and will also be a fundraiser for local organizations that will sponsor these events.

DancersCome out to enjoy a night of fun and support.  The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) will be hosting an informational dinner about food allergies and anaphlaxis at the Sons of Italy, located at 117 Swanton Street in Winchester this Friday June 19th from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets for the event will be $25. Food Allergies are on the rise and rapidly increasing in prevalence. FAAN’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

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 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.

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.

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.