The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive

The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2015. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry. In the past, Letter Carriers have collected and delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Pantry.

We may not realize it, but every day we see people who need food assistance in order to adequately feed themselves and their families. They are in our schools, our churches, our workplaces, our neighborhoods and our community. Hundreds of our neighbors in Woburn rely on the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry when their circumstances leave them with nowhere else to turn. We are counting on your generosity once again to help keep our shelves stocked through the winter months. Hunger is a problem we can all do something about, so please join with your Woburn Letter Carriers to make the Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive an extremely successful event!

Woburn local elections are being held Tuesday 11/3


Woburn local elections will be taking place November 3rd at select polling locations.  All polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. Click here to find your polling location. Also to note, all Woburn public schools will be closed on election day.

For sample ballots by ward, absentee voting (you can still register!), candidate information and ward maps, refer to this website:  Click here.


There will be a question on each ballot to determine Woburn's adoption of the Community Preservation Act, where voters will vote YES or NO on the question.  For a Woburn Advocate article discussing the question, including links to opinion pieces on both sides of the issue: Click Here. For the exact language of the question, click the above link for a sample ballot.

Remind your friends and family to vote; turnout in local elections drops every year, yet in many ways those elected to serve in local offices have the greatest impact on our daily lives.

Plans for Expanded Woburn Holiday House Tour Underway

Decorated house

The annual Woburn Holiday House Tour to benefit Social Capital Inc. is coming up on Sunday, December 13th. This enchanting holiday event allows guests the opportunity to share holiday cheer with neighbors and friends.We’re excited about a special opportunity to conclude our tour this year!

More information will be available soon, and tickets will go on sale on November 9th. If you are interested in nominating a house for the tour, learning more about our event or how you can volunteer on the day of the tour, please contact David Crowley at dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org.

WorldFest 2015

From date: 
Sun, 05/17/2015 - 1:00pm

Tour the world in your own backyard! WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-5 pm. Admission is free. International artwork and crafts will be available for purchase, as well as food from around the world. Sample Brazilian sugarcane juice, Persian sweets, and Indian delicacies. Performers entertaining the crowd this year include Gund Kwok Troupe Lion Dance, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Hakuna Matata Dancers, Winchester Chinese School, Indian Bollywood Dancers, and the Korean School of New England.

Spring Youth Programs with Woburn Rec

Woburn Recreation is offering a bunch of programs for youth this spring! Whether looking for a fun activity on one night, or for a regular weekly deal, maybe this is the time to sign up your youngster for a fun program!

Check out the Woburn Rec website to sign up, as well as see more programs for adults!

Kids Painting/Design Class
Calling all artists and fashion designers! Let's get those creative juices flowing! In this two hour class students will create an original canvas painting of their OWN dress design. Instructors will guide the process step by step while leaving plenty of room for individual creativity. Each student will leave with an original painting featuring their own dress design and color scheme! No replica's here! Aprons will be provided but please dress for a mess! All materials provided. Instructed by Suzanne Fee & Julie Dowd **Sample of Painting on website**
Ages: 7-12
Day: Thursday April 23rd
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Goodyear Elementary
Cost: $25

Woburn Senior Center needs Volunteers

Looking for a volunteer opprotunity?

The Woburn Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help out at their Volunteer Appreciation Day luncheon on Saturday, April 11, at the Woburn Senior Center.

Volunteers will help set up at 9:30am, help serve beverages and meals at 11:30am, and/or help clean up at 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity for everyone, especially elementary school students (with a parent) looking for YES hours. You can choose a shift, or volunteer the whole day!

If interested, please contact Judy Tanner at jtanner@cityofwoburn.com



The ninth Touch-a-Truck Show event is May 17, 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM at West Cummings Park on Washington Street in Woburn.  In previous years, this overwhelmingly successful free community event attracted more than 3,000 visitors.  Exhibitors and spectators are welcome!

Contact Person: 
Jen Aalerud
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