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meet and greet eventLast night's community meet and greet event was enjoyed by all. It provided great opportunities for new members of the community to familiarize themselves with various organizations in Woburn. Turnout was good, and the food was fantastic! Lots of thanks goes out to Bahamas Grill for providing food for the event, as well as the North Suburban YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, the Council of Social Concern, the Woburn Senior Center, WREN, and Safe Harbor Community Programs for taking part in welcoming these new members to the city of Woburn.

Woburn Senior CenterThe discussion this week at the Woburn Senior Center, located at 144 School Street, will be “Home Safety” – What types of home modifications increase safety, access & independence? It will be presented by Steve Calvin from Home Access Solutions. A breakfast buffet FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE LECTURE will be served at 9:45am for $1 per breakfast, supported by “Friends Helping Seniors” and AARP Secure Horizons, and will be followed by a Free one hour Lecture at 10:30am.

DancersCome out to enjoy a night of fun and support.  The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) will be hosting an informational dinner about food allergies and anaphlaxis at the Sons of Italy, located at 117 Swanton Street in Winchester this Friday June 19th from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets for the event will be $25. Food Allergies are on the rise and rapidly increasing in prevalence. FAAN’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Recycle LogoWondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space? If you want to get rid of items before the summer at reduced cost from curbside collection prices don't miss this one as it is the last collection until September. This collection will be on Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Saint Barbara's Church located on 138 Cambridge Road in Woburn benefitting WREN (Woburn Residents Environmental Network) and their many projects and programs. A portion of the proceeds from these collections are used for a scholarship fund for a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education.

North Suburban YMCAWith summer just around the corner the North Suburban YMCA, located at 187 Lexington Street, reminds residential pool owners to take some time to learn about water safety and how to care for your pool.  This June the North Suburban YMCA will offer the following classes to help residential pool owners prepare for the

Basic Water Safety — June 30 to July 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Lifeguarding Class — June 22 to June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn To Swim Weeks — June 22 to June 26

Flag DayThe Woburn Kiwanis Club will host its 30th annual Flag Day event on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, at Library Field, across from the Woburn Police Department. Friday is family night and bracelet night. Events will take place from 6 to 10 pm. There will be a carnival, with rides and games. Ride bracelets are $15 per person and $14 with a discount coupon. The bracelet guarantees an unlimited number of rides all night long. Dee-Jay AL Sablone will also be there to host the family block party and play music for all ages.  Saturday’s events will run from 4 to 11 p.m.

Council of Social ConcernPlease help donate to kids in need this summer. The Council of Social Concern’s thrift store, “Fashionable Kids” is accepting donations of new and “nearly new” clean items.  There is an especially critical need for children’s summer clothing in sizes 2T to size 6.  Located at the Council at 2 Merrimac Street, the thrift store is not open to the public, it is only accessible to parents who are currently enrolled in the Family ChildcareSystem at Council of Social Concern.