Blogs

The Human Library

This event aims to create a safe space where one-on-one dialogue can lead to greater understanding, compassion and acceptance. Our goal, here, is to encourage community members (our “books” share their stories with other community members (“readers”, if you like) in short, one-on-one conversations.

Share your unique story of hardship, challenge and triumph in short one-on-one conversations. Real stories, real people, real conversations. 

Join the Woburn Host Lions Club on Sunday, October 27 from 1-3pm for their 65th Annual Halloween Parade!

Every year this parade draws in a crowd of at least 80,000 people to see more than 90 floats from local groups and organizations. The parade hosts over 25 bands such as the University of New Hampshire, Mass Maritime, Waltham American Legion and local community bands! This parade is sure to be a fun time for the entire family!

The parade will kick off at 1pm sharp. The Parade route starts at Crowne Plaza/Showcase Cinema traveling south on Main St to Woburn Center continuing onto Lake Ave at the Winchester line ending at Horn pond. The parade route is 2.2 miles long and normally takes just about 1.5 hours to walk the route end-to-end.

House Tour Visitors

Save the date! The Woburn Holiday House Tours and Holiday Wine Tasting are coming up on December 8. We are putting together a great lineup of homes for the House Tour! One or two more homes are needed to complete the lineup. Contact David Crowley at dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org if interested.

Scarecrow

Mark your calendars for McCue's annual fundraising event, Scarecrows for Solutions, happening on October 12th & 13th! Every year McCue Garden Center partners with local nonprofits to host a fun filled family & community focused event. Scarecrows for Solutions is a drop in event where you bring a long sleeve shirt and pants, all other materials will be provided. The cost per scarecrow is $15.00 and 100% of the proceeds go straight to the nonprofits we have partnered with. Join us for another memorable event while giving back to your community!

A basketball

The Travel Basketball Program is offered for boys and girls in grades 4 – 8 that are Woburn residents.  Any player that would like to be considered for a travel basketball team must attend one of the two evaluation days.  Players are picked for teams based on ability and skill level. Unfortunately, not everyone will make a team, but every player that would like to tryout is encouraged to do so. Practices are held 1 to 2 times per week in addition to games on Saturdays and Sundays.  If you have any questions regarding this program please contact the Recreation Office.

The Woburn Recreation Department will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 6pm in City Hall to discuss the Dog Park currently being built at Ferullo Field.

The purpose of this meeting is to update the residents on the project and also to establish a Friends of Woburn Dog Park Group. We have been touch with other cities in towns regarding the protocols that they have in place for their established Dog Parks. All the representatives that we spoke to all agreed that creating a Friends of Woburn Dog Park is crucial for its success.

SCI AmeriCorps in Action

Social Capital Inc. is looking to fill Volunteer Outreach Coordinator and Youth Leadership Coordinator positions in Woburn through our SCI AmeriCorps program! Our AmeriCorps Service Year has already begun and our AmeriCorps Members perform 1700 hours of service over 10 months through June 2020. SCI AmeriCorps members receive a service stipend and are eligible for health care, student loan forbearance, and other benefits while gaining professional experience. SCI AmeriCorps Members receive an education award upon successful completion of their service. Give back to Woburn!