The 2015 Woburn Holiday House Tour

HHT Promo Shot

The annual Woburn Holiday House Tour to benefit Social Capital Inc. is coming up on Sunday, December 13th, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. This enchanting holiday event allows guests the opportunity to share holiday cheer with neighbors and friends. We are featuring 8 homes plus the historic Thompson Library this year. This makes it the biggest Woburn Holiday House Tour ever! 5 of the stops haven’t been on the tour before. You won’t want to miss it!

We’re also excited about a special opportunity to conclude our tour this year! Tourgoers will have option to conclude the day’s festivities with a wonderful wine tasting open house, with the tasting led by Jen Murray of The Urban Chef. The wine tasting event is being hosted by Joanne Mulkerin at her J. Mulkerin Realty office. The event will include a lineup of at least 5 wines to try, along with a variety of appetizers.

Tickets for the tour only are $25; tickets for the tour plus wine tasting open house are $45. You may also purchase a ticket for just the wine tasting open house for $25. Tickets for the tour and tasting are limited. Buy 4 regular tour tickets, get 1 free.

Tickets may be purchased online using this link. They may also be purchased in person at Malvy’s Florist & Gifts, 327 Main St., Woburn and at the Woburn Public Library.

Holiday House Tour Committee Meeting 11/2

The Holiday House Tour is nearing, and the planning committee is looking to increase participation and energy around the event. We received helpful feedback from the committee from last House Tour and we would love to put together another successful committee.  
The tour set for Sunday December 13. We have 5 houses secured for the tour, so ideally are looking for 3 more to round things out. We also have an fun new element to the tour, a post-tour wine tasting event. People can join that tasting event for a $45 ticket as opposed to the regular $25.
We would like to schedule a meeting for the evening of Monday Nov. 2 at New Horizons at Choate, 21 Warren Ave., to strategize about filling any remaining openings on the tour lineup, how to spread the word and other ideas for making it a great event. 

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!

Know anyone graduating college this fall?


Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps is looking for a dedicated member to serve at our local office in Woburn.This would be a great opportunity for a recent college graduate or really anyone looking to gain practical experience in nonprofits and communications. The position receives a modest living stipend and educational reward.

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator who would have a number of important responsibilities. Generally speaking, the VOC position would:

-Recruit and organize volunteers for local causes
-Be a communications resource for local Woburn 
-Organize and build beneficial initiatives in Woburn

The ideal candidate will have had some college experience or experience working with non-profits, youth or communications. 

Click Here for a complete position description.  

Thank you!

Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony 11/11

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The Veterans' Services for the city of Woburn will be organizing a parade and ceremony this November 11th.  The parade will start at Central Square at 10:15am and finish at Woburn Common by 11am.  The ceremony will immediately follow on the common and will honor and recognize all the families of those Killed in Action from Woburn.

A reserved area, with special seating, will be available on the common and a “Special Roll Call” of all of those Killed in Action will be read. There will be secured transportation for mobility impaired individuals. If you are in need of transportation, please contact our office in advance to make arrangements. All veterans, families and friends are asked to help  recognize these heroes with your attendance.

There also plenty of Veteran’s Day Week Activities to attend... Read More

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.

Woburn's Annual Halloween Parade is Near!

Halloween Parade Poster

Woburn Host Lions Club will be presenting the 61st Annual Halloween Parade to be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015, starting at 1pm sharp.

From the Host Lions Club -- This event draws in excess of 80,000 people a year, hosting over 25 bands such as the University of New Hampshire, Mass Maritime, Waltham American Legion and many New England High Schools and local community bands. More that 90 floats from local groups & organizations make this a true family event.

Beginning at the intersection (rotary) of Rt. 38 and I-95 by the Woburn Cinema/Crowne Plaza, exit 35 off of I-95 heading south on route 38, Main Street Woburn Traveling for 2.2 miles to the Woburn/Winchester Line

This is a charity event with proceeds benefiting the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund and many local Woburn Host Lions Club charitable projects."

For more information about the parade and to access band and float applications,  please click here

For a list of all the businesses, civic organizations and individuals who supported the 2014 parade click here 

To view the official 2015 Halloween Parade poster, click here

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