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Be A Part of WorldFest 2017

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WorldFest 2017 is now accepting performance and food/craft vendor applications! The event will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave. Woburn MA. Taking place in WorldFest allows your organization or business to showcase its unique culture and diversity, as well as providing a platform to advertise a performance or food dish that represents your business.

We are looking for multicultural performers, vendors serving ethnic foods, people and/or businesses to display their cultural arts & crafts or participants interested in providing children's activities. If you would like to apply to be one of our vendors or performers, click here to fill out our application

Woburn's 375th Anniversary Kickoff Interfaith Celebration

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Sun, 01/08/2017 - 2:00pm

As the kick-off event for Woburn's 375th Anniversary celebration, the First Congregational Church of Woburn will be hosting an Interfaith Celebration on Sunday, January 8th at 2pm. The event will feature a local children's choir led by Lynn Burns, the Woburn Memorial High School Choir, Mishawum Choral Society, and a special 375th anniversary choir led by Brian Gilbertie. The celebration will also feature a re-enactment of the ordination of Woburn's first minister, Rev. Thomas Carter, in 1642.

St. John's Baptist Church to Host Race Relations Forum

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St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with Social Capital Inc. (SCI), will be hosting a Community Forum on Race Relations on Friday, October 28 from 7-9 pm. The purpose of the forum is to discuss the state of race relations in the community and to identify steps to improve upon issues raised during the discussion. The event will feature a panel with a number of community leaders, including Mayor Galvin, Superintendent Mark Donovan, and Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson. It will be moderated by Ron Walker from St. John's, along with SCI's David Crowley. Citizens of all ages are invited to attend! 

The forum will take place at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 40 Everett St. in Woburn. If you have any questions, please contact Toni Walker at twalker@sjbc.info OR call 781-935-4314. 
 

Race Relations Forum

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Fri, 10/28/2016 - 7:00pm

St. John's Baptist Church is holding a Forum to discuss Race Relations on Friday October 28, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The purpose of the Forum is to discuss the state of race relations in the community and to identify steps to improve upon issues raised to the discussion. The event will feature a panel discussion with a number of community leaders, moderated by Ron Walker from St. John's along with SCI's David Crowley. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend. 

St. John's Baptist Church
40 Everett St.
Woburn, MA 01801

WorldFest 2013!

Tour the world in your own backyard!  WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-5 PM. Visitors can enjoy artwork, crafts, activities, cultural displays, and of course food from around the world. Entertaining the crowd this year will be Eastern Star Children’s Choir, the Bunker Hill Bag Pipe Band, the Merry Minstrels, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Japanese Drummers from Odaiko New England, Brazilian Dancers, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Fan Dancers from the Korean School of New England, the Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Singers, and Nadia Sophia with Middle Eastern Belly Dancing.

Children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can try their luck at a piñata, learn Polynesian poi, practice their martial arts skills with Rising Storm Training Academy, take a soccer clinic, and learn origami while getting passport stamps that will earn them a free treat from Hot Breads of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! 

WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street. The rain location will be the Senior Center in Woburn on 144 School Street. 

Free parking for the afternoon may be found in the Library Field lot behind the library, or in the City Hall parking lot across Pleasant Street. There is also a municipal lot behind the Bowladrome in Woburn Center.

To see the schedule of performances, click here.

To see the schedule of children's activities, click here.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital, Inc. For more information, please call 781.935.2244 or email cmclaughlin@socialcapitalinc.org

Proudly sponsored by: One World Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate, Woburn Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Celebrate Diversity on May 22 @ WorldFest Woburn

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad? You can explore the world right here in Woburn!  The YMCA International Learning Center (ILC) and SCI Woburn are working together to bring you WorldFest Woburn.  On Sunday, May 22, from 1-4 p.m., visitors to WorldFest will find international food, crafts, music, dance, art, traditional dress, children's activities, and more.  This outdoor festival will be held in Woburn center, and admission is free.  Some food and craft items will be available for purchase.  For more information, email wfw AT SCIWoburn.org or call 781.935.6499.

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