WorldFest 2015 Online Application and Online Payment Option for Vendors

We mentioned a while back that SCI and the YMCA Int'l Learning Center are looking for vendors and performers for our WorldFest 2015. This event displays many cultures through food, dance, music, arts and crafts, children's activities and whatever else you can think of, all on our beautiful Woburn Public Library Lawn! The whole world will be in your backyard on May 17, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. We're growing a great number of participants, but we've heard that it's a small world after all, so let's make it bigger!

Our deadline for participants is coming up on March 27, so we've expanded on our traditional paper application (attached for your convenience,) by creating an online application and an online payment option (check under "Communities.) This makes it easier for vendors to pay the nominal rental fee for having a table visited by hundreds of WorldFest spectators!

This has been a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to share a interesting part of their culture. Whether it's through selling jewelry, creating origami, or entrancing with flamenco, many people have brought world culture to Woburn

Performing at WorldFest is a slightly different story, as we thank our talented acts by offering the in-kind donation of a free table at WorldFest! That's a win for everyone!

If you have a business or organization that doesn't have an immediate connection to a world culture, but is interested in leading a children's activity, please contact Brian at for ideas how how you can be involved in this great festival. 

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


Open House with Rep. Jay Kaufman: Boston 2024

State Rep. Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “Open House,” tackles an important and timely topic with the prospect of Boston hosting the Olympics in 2024, in “A Conversation with Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey.” The forum, the seventh of the 20th season, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the historic Depot in Lexington Center, 13 Depot Square.

What does it mean for Boston and surrounding communities if the Olympics were held here? What’s the economic and social impact of having the Olympics in Boston? Do the pros outweigh the cons? What are the risks associated with this international event? What’s the process going forward? Do I have a voice? Find out the answers to these questions and bring your own. Questions can also be submitted in advance at, or tweet your questions to@repjaykaufman

How do I: Fire Hydrant Maintenance

With all of the snow we've received so far in 2015, keeping the neighborhood fire hydrants clear is certainly a priority. Most of us know that if not cleared out, snow can easily turn into ice, creating an unnecessary and dangerous challenge to the fire department if they needed to use the fire hydrant. Neighbors should all take part in ensuring their hydrant stays clear: it's never just "one person's job." 

If you're ever having trouble clearing out the snow/ice around your fire hydrant in Woburn, contact Woburn Fire Department at their Administrative Office: 781-897-1380. See their website here

Most fire hydrants have an antenna on them to let the Fire Department see where hydrants are if covered by deep snow, and to let plows know not to pile snow on them. If your fire hydrant does not have one of these, you should contact the Woburn Department of Public Works: 781-897-5992. See their website here

Fire hydrants are routinely inspected (flushed), usually biannually. If you believe your fire hydrant needs to be inspected, contact the Woburn Water Department at 781-897-5940. See their website here


Health & Wellness Fair 2015

Remember all those New Year's Resolutions we made about getting healthy and feeling well? If you're looking for new ideas, fun activities, or important services, then you should be excited that it's that time of the year again when the Woburn Recreation Department runs its Annual Health & Wellness Fair!  

This family-friendly event in Woburn will feature Health, Wellness, Fitness, & Educational Information all geared towards living a healthier lifestyle. On March 28th, 2015, the Fair will take place at Woburn Memorial High School and will run from 10:00am – 1:00pm. They have 33 vendors who will be attending the Health & Wellness Fair this year, highlighting a variety of different health and wellness related activities and services.

We at SCI are mostly excited about the food samples and demos in massage chairs, but they are also going to be doing some fitness demos! Big crowd pleasers will be Zumba & Yoga for adults, and a Zumba for Kids demo! You can find their list of vendors on the attached Health & Wellness Flyer.

WorldFest 2015 Seeking Vendors, Performers, Participants, and More!

Looking for a great opportunity to showcase your culture in front of crowds of people this spring? Then why not apply to be a participant at this year's WorldFest?

WorldFest is a multicultural festival celebrating diversity through food, art, music and dance. This annual celebration is put together by the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team and Social Capital Inc.

This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 1-5pm on the front lawn of the Woburn Public Library (45 Pleasant St.).

If you would like to perform or have a table at this year's festival, then apply TODAY! Applications are due by March 27, 2015. (Attached below). This is a great opportunity for local businesses, new or established, interested in engaging their community through diversity.

Youth Shoveling Snow for YES Hours

We at SCI Woburn, in partnership with the Woburn Senior Center, have become aware that there are some seniors in our community who are in need of serious shoveling assistance. There are some serious safety issues involved-- e.g. one elderly woman living alone is struggling to keep her gas vent clear. Therefore, SCI is matching youth volunteers with seniors in the community who desperately need snow removal. 

SCI is looking for local, Woburn youth interested in receiving community service hours, such as YES, confirmation, scout service, etc, to help meet this need. If an advisor, coach, or parent has students willing to volunteer, they should contact us and give us an idea of how many students they have and when they might be available. We can then assign them to the seniors in most pressing need of help. If they think they might be able to round up some volunteers, they can let us know that even before they have the group totally lined out, so we can get a sense of how many folks we might be able to help.
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