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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.

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.

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.
 

Trivia Night! Kennedy Middle School

On Saturday, Februrary 28 from 7:00pm - 11:00pm at the South End Italian Club (44 Fowle Street, Woburn), there will be a trivia night supporting Kennedy Middle School.

Tables for teams of 10 are $150.00, or $20 per person. You can also sponsor a round of trivia for $25.00. 

With a cash bar, raffle, prize for best table theme, music, and fun, this is a great way to support school enrichment programs at Kennedy Middle School. 

For more information, contact Emely MacIntosh at emacintosh81@gmail.com
 

Get Your Hands Dirty at McCue Garden Center's Valentine's Day Mixer Event!

If you're looking for that last minute V-Day gift, or looking to "kickstart your spring season," why not drop in to McCue Garden Center tomorrow between 3pm -6pm?

There you can mix 'n match to create your Dream Combination Hanger for Valentine's Day! 
 

This exciting new event was a result of the dialog with their customers during P. Allen Smith Day at Pleasant View Gardens. See the next step as they partner with Pleasant View Gardens! It begins by receiving quality "baby plants," then mixing them together, and finally growing them 11 weeks to finish a beautiful 10" Proven Winner Mixed Combo hanger. But this year, you be the artist! 
 

Love your Library Month

February is Love Your Library month! During this month, please fill out or send the WPL a valentine that says what you love about your library and/or what you would love your library to do, have, be, or become. To participate, please fill out an online valentine here, fill out a printed valentine available at the adult and children’s circulation desks, or mail them a valentine of your own. They will be sharing responses on social media.

February Nature Walk at Mary Cummings Park

The Friends of Mary Cummings Park February Walk: Animal Adaptions for Surviving the Winter
Saturday, February 7th, from 10am to noon.

Ever wonder how animals survive these bitter days and nights? From tiny chickadees and chipmunks up to raccoons and deer, animals have ways to survive and thrive in conditions we could never handle.

They are again very pleased to have Linda Schwartz as their guest naturalist. She will show and tell about such methods as hibernation, winter sleep, why birds stand on one foot, how do they stay warm, etc. She has given talks on that subject when she worked at both Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. She has a broad knowledge of nature and is an avid nature photographer. You can see more of Linda's nature photos here.

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