Discover India through Dance

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:00pm
Discover India through Dance
Saturday, March 14 at 2PM
Discover India through dance with Mouli Pal at the Woburn Public Library on Saturday, March 14 at 2PM. This presentation transports the audience into the mystical land of India. Ms. Pal weaves a rich tapestry involving music, paintings, literature and storytelling through Odissi which is a rarely know lyrical dance form. The grace of the dance creates an effect of sculptures coming to life and gives a rarely experienced glimpse into the culture and heritage of India.
Korean Fan Dancers

WorldFest is a multicultural celebration that takes place each spring on the Woburn Public Library Lawn. This year WorldFest will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-5 pm. This event is put together by SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center. We are currently seeking performers and participants to share their culture with the community, through art, music, dance, and food.

Come enjoy some delicious Greek food and music for three days and three nights at the Greek Festival in Woburn! Hosted by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Woburn (70 Montvale Ave.), this festival will kick off on Friday, June 7th from 11AM-11PM.

On Friday, attendees will enjoy live Greek music and dancing with Ta Dilina and the Sons & Daughters of Alexander the Great (Greek dance group). On Saturday, June 8th from 11AM-11PM, attendees will be treated to live music by Orfeas, and on Sunday, June 9th from 12PM-7PM, guests will enjoy another performance by the Sons & Daughters of Alexander the Great as well as Greek dance music spun by the Salonica Boys. On all three days, guests will get the opportunity to take a guided tour of the church!

Parking will be available at the Church and at the Woburn High School. A FREE shuttle will be available from 5-11PM on Friday and Saturday.

Want to share a piece of your culture through music or dance? SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center are currently looking for people or groups who would be interested in volunteering to do a 15-30 minute performance at WorldFest on Sunday, May 19th from 2-5PM.

WorldFest is all about celebrating diversity in the community, and putting on a great festival for the whole family to enjoy! If you would like to be a part of this fun and welcoming celebration, while showcasing your culture through music or dance, then apply to be one of our performers this year!

If you would like to volunteer as a performer, please fill out the application form attached below. If you would like more information, please contact Candice McLaughlin at (781) 935-2244 or

Photo from WorldFest 2012

If you're from the Woburn area, you have most likely seen, heard of, or attended WorldFest. It is a celebration of diversity put together each spring by SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center.

The festival is held in front of the Woburn Public Library and is a highly successful event. This year it will take place on Sunday, May 19th from 2-5pm.

WorldFest allows individuals to showcase their different cultures and heritage through art, music, food, and dance.

Students who are a part of the Leadership Team at the International Learning Center (ILC) have been the primary group putting this celebration together in recent years. The students on the Leadership Team are adult English language learners.

This year we are recruiting a volunteer Steering Committee of community members interested in working with the ILC student leaders to make the event even more successful in 2013. We would like to see more people in the community involved with this event and sharing their creative input. 

The next Steering Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 7pm to 8pm at the United Methodist Church (523 Main Street, Woburn, MA).

YMCA logo

Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, what more could you ask for? The North Suburban YMCA is hosting “An Evening of Dreams” gala on Friday, October 12, from 6:30pm-10:30pm at the Hilton Hotel in Woburn. Proceeds from this gala go towards a great cause! The Y’s Annual Fund provides financial assistance to families and individuals, so no one is turned away from the Y’s programs and services. Only a limited amount of tickets left, so hurry and get yours before they are sold out! For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, click here or call the Y at 781-935-3270.

Dust off your dancing shoes and head over to the Moose Hall this Saturday, April 14!  The Middlesex Lions are hosting a Jukebox Review Dance with music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  The evening will include a dance contest, raffle prizes, door prizes, and a silent auction.  The event will start at 7 pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, with all proceeds going to Lions Eye Research and related charities.  For tickets call: Cathy at 781.229.2236 or Marylou at 789.933.4779.