The mission of SCI Woburn is to strengthen the community by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. The SCI Woburn website serves as a community resource connecting residents to volunteer opportunities, community events and resources.

WorldFest Performance line-up flyer

WorldFest is coming back to Woburn on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave.! We are more than excited to announce the amazing performance line-up for this year's festival:

WorldFest 2017 Performance Line-Up:
Shaila School of Dance - 1:20-1:35 kickoff
Greg Coles African Dance and Drum - 1:40-1:55 
Upasana Classical Indian Dance - 2:00-2:15
Ku's TaeKwonDo Academy - 2:20-2:35
25 minute intermission
Os Forrozeiros Dance Group - 3:00-3:15
Move & Inspire Japanese Hip-Hop - 3:20-3:35
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts Tai Chi - 3:40-3:55
Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company - 4:00-4:15 

We invite all ethnicities and cultures to come together on Library Field to celebrate the diverse heritages that make up our communities! Please note that this is a FREE family event but food and craft vendors will charge for purchases. In the event of rain, our rain location will be at Kennedy Middle School, 41 Middle Street, Woburn MA.

Flyer for Traces of the Trade film screening

SCI and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer would like to invite you to join us for the film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Following the film, Dain and Constance Perry will facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Dain, one of the family members in the film, took part in retracing his family's heritage.

The screening will take place on Friday, May 12 from 6-9pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. RSVP by May 10, as a light dinner will be served prior to the screening. Contact

Outreach partner and sponsor logos

WorldFest 2017 is right around the corner! The event will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5pm at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave. in Woburn. We are looking forward to sharing this fun-filled day with the community! 

Currently, we are seeking sponsors to help support WorldFest - SCI would like to offer local businesses the opportunity to sponsor this year's event and in return receive ads and publicity dependent on the donation level. You can become a supporter OR choose to be a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor! 

Attached is our Sponsorship Opportunity document. Please email Mollie O'Brien at if interested! 

Council of Social Concern logo

The Council of Social Concern will be hosting its annual John McElhiney Memorial Auction on Saturday, April 29 at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn starting at 6pm. Tickets for admission are $35.00 which includes a buffet-style dinner featuring light appetizers, baked macaroni and cheese, sirloin tips, sausage and peppers & more! There will also be a cash bar available.

What can you do to help? DONATE an auction item ie. theatre tickets, restaurant gift cards or hotel stays. ATTEND the auction with family and friends - tables of 8-10 can be reserved! SPONSOR the auction, anywhere from $99-$5,000 for ads, publicity & more. Lastly, get the chance to WIN a basket of gift certificates for fine dining at local restaurants valued at over $500 - all you have to do is purchase Dine-Around raffle tickets for $15. 

Visit their website for more information OR contact Mary Laing at 781-935-6495.

Photo of Middlesex Canal in Woburn

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Join a group of individual volunteers who are organizing a clean-up of the historic Middlesex Canal! The clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 8am-2pm. The group is looking for about 50 volunteers for the day. If interested, please contact Mollie O'Brien at for more information.

WorldFest 2017 logo

New update from SCI regarding the location for this year's WorldFest! It will be held at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave., Woburn, MA - Sunday May 21st from 1-5pm. Come join us for fun and festivities, including some great performances, awesome food and interactive activities for the kids. 

If you're interested in performing, serving food or helping out with the children's activities, click here to fill out our online application. Any other questions can be directed to Mollie O'Brien at

McCue Garden Center logo

The McCue Garden Center is open for the spring! They also have a number of upcoming events that are worth taking down in your calendar. Here are just a few to look forward to:

April 18: Spring basket arranging! At 6pm McCue Garden Center expert florists will be teaching attendees how to arrange a beautiful basket of spring flowers for only $15! 
April 22: Spring Fairy Garden! At 1pm, the Center will be holding their traditional fairy gardening class filled with fun and creativity. Children will create their own fairy gardens using natural spring materials for $15.