North Suburban YMCA of Woburn Job Opening

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Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? The North Suburban YMCA of Woburn is currently seeking a part-time Afterschool Educator. The educator will work with the team at the YMCA to plan and implement classroom curriculum, provide homework assistance, communicate information to families, and maintain a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment. 

To find out more about the job posting click here.
 

Council of Social Concern Food Pantry looking for volunteers

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Volunteers are needed at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry this Friday, November 18. It's a large delivery day for them and they are looking for volunteers to help unload cars and trucks. Two shifts are available: 10am-12:30 and 12:30-3pm.

Please spread the word about this volunteering opportunity! If you're interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact Debbi Pisari at debbi@socialconcern.org.
 

Fall Clean-Up for Veterans Day

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As part of SCI's Woburn Volunteers for Seniors program, we are holding a fall clean-up day this Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans day. The clean-up will begin at 2 pm at the Woburn Senior Center. After running through some logistics and gathering tools, the volunteers will split up into groups to head out to the different neighborhoods where we have flagged seniors in need of yard work. 

We have already gathered the forces of such groups as the high school's Spreading Sunshine and St. Vincent dePaul's Junior Society, but we are always looking for more help! If you're interested in coming out on Friday afternoon to do some light yard work and help our Woburn seniors in honor of Veterans day, please contact mobrien@socialcapital.org.

Woburn's Annual Veterans Day Parade

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This Friday, November 11, the United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Department of Veterans Services for the City of Woburn will be hosting the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony. The parade service will begin gathering at 10:15 am at the Woburn-Winchester line (at Cross and Main streets), and will commence at 10:45am in the direction of the Woburn common. It will be here that the ceremony will begin at 11 am.

This year's ceremony will be honoring the men and women who bravely served in Vietnam, as this is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Veterans can register to have their name announced in a Vietnam roll call as part of the service (three separate sites will be available that morning to register). Also included in the ceremony will be a roll call for the 13 killed-in-action Vietnam soldiers from Woburn. 

Harvest Wine Tasting in Woburn on Nov 20 will benefit SCI

SCI will kick off this holiday season with a Harvest Wine Tasting on November 20th from 4-6pm at J. Mulkerin Realty. The event will feature a tasting led by Jenifer Murray, DWSET, Certified Specialist of Wine from The Urban Chef, Inc. catering company, as well as some light appetizers. SCI and J. Mulkerin Realty teamed up to host a wine tasting last year as part of its biannual Holiday House Tour. It was such a success that SCI President David Crowley decided to bring back the tasting as a standalone event this year. J. Mulkerin Realty is located at 616 Main St, Woburn. Special thanks to Joanne Mulkerin for graciously hosting this event!

Advanced tickets for the Harvest Wine Tasting are available through Friday, November 18, for $25 and can be purchased at: http://cart.socialcapitalinc.org. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $35 each while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit Social Capital Inc. (SCI)

Community Forum on Race Relations A Success

Audience members discussing issues at forum

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with SCI, held the first Community Forum on Race Relations this past Friday, October 28. There was great turnout from the Woburn community, who engaged in an honest and candid conversation with the discussion panel, consisting of five community leaders and one Woburn Memorial High School (WMHS) student. Among the panel were Mayor Scott Galvin, St. John's Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, Woburn United Methodist Church's Rev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang, Police Chief Tom Ferullo, Superintendent of School's Mark Donovan, and WMHS sophomore student, Francis Kitiibwa. The forum was moderated by SCI's David Crowley, alongside Ron Walker.

As the first in what we hope to be a series of related forums, it was a great success for not only SCI and St. John's Baptist Church, but for the community of Woburn as a whole. At the end of the forum, Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson thanked the audience members and panelists, "Let's not make this one night only. Let's come up with a plan to make this two nights, three nights, however long it takes." 

Back to Our Future: A Celebration and Fundraiser for the Woburn Public Library

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The Woburn Public Library would like to invite you to their latest event, Back to Our Future: A Celebration and Fundraiser for the Woburn Public Library. The event will be a festive evening of fine dining, music, and merriment, to both celebrate and raise funds for the library's latest building project set to break ground this upcoming March. It will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, MA. 

Tickets are still available for $125 per person. The event will begin at 6:30pm. Buy tickets by visiting http://woburnpubliclibrary.org/back-future/, or RSVP by October 28 to Andrea Bunker at 781-933-0148 / abunker@minlib.net. If you RSVP, please bring a check made out to Woburn Public Library the night of the event. 

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