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2007 Activities
 WorldFest Woburn - Saturday June 23, from 3-7 p.m.
Want to experience new cultures, food, and music? Come to WorldFest Woburn! on Saturday June 23, from 3-7 p.m. in Woburn Center. WorldFest Woburn is a free multicultural festival embracing our community's cultural diversity through a celebration of our differences.

Along with table exhibits featuring arts and crafts, ethnic foods, and educational information about different cultures, the event will also feature music and dance performances. Visit http://loop.sciwoburn.org/wfw for a full listing of the performance schedule and exhibits (and there are more still being added!).

 Parent/Child Walk - Saturday, June 23, 2007, 9:30AM
Parent/Child Walk Saturday, June 23rd, 9:30 am Meet at Ice House Park on Sturgis Street Approximately an hour long depending on the size of the group. Bring insect repellant.

Come learn a little bit about the History and the Flora and Fauna of Horn Pond. Geared for children 6+ but enjoyed by all ages. No kids? Bring grandkids, neices, nephews, your friends kids, neighbors kids or just come yourself if you are young at heart!

 Saturday, March 17th - Recycling - Letter to the Editor
To the Editor,

This past Saturday, March 17th, diehard volunteers from WREN, Paul and Lori Medeiros, Cathy Bailey, Joey Clark and the men from the recycling company all braved the elements to conduct the 2nd of Woburn’s quarterly CRT/Appliance/Freon Bearing Waste recycling collections. Despite the freezing rain and raw winds, these people spent four hours out in this weather so people could responsibly and economically recycle appliances and electronic equipment. Thanks also to Fr. Mellone and St. Barbara’s for the use of the Church parking lot, the DPW for supplying wooden horses for traffic flow, Mr. Duran who plowed the parking lot, this newspaper for getting out the word and for all the wonderful people and businesses who also braved the weather to come and recycle their appliances, TV’s, CRT’s and other items. Because of all of these wonderful people, WREN had a very successful fundraiser in spite of the weather.

If you were not able to get to this recycling event, the next one will be on Saturday, June 16th from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Shamrock School. This drive will benefit the programs of SCI (Social Capital Incorporated).

If you would like to join WREN in their continuing effort to benefit Woburn’s natural environment, check out our website and see what programs we have coming up this spring.

Thank you,

Gerry Kehoe
Co-Chair WREN (Woburn Residents Environmental Network)

April 7th – A ½ day bird walk sponsored by the Menotomy Bird Club at Horn Pond. Meet at Ice House Park at 8:00 am. This walk is lead by Diane Fruguglietti and Paul Ippolito and co-sponsored by WREN and the Brookline Bird Club. For more information go to http://mrines.com/menotomy

On April 15, 2007, WREN will be joining with the Woburn Historical Society for their event “Pathway of the Patriots” being held at Battle Road Conservation Area in West Woburn from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm. The Public is invited. There is no admission charge for this event, but donations are welcome. Come learn about Woburn’s History in the American Revolution. Event will depend on the weather. For directions and more information go to http://www.woburnhistoricalsociety.com/

May 5th – Conservation Day. Woburn’s Annual Conservation Day Come volunteer your time to help improve the Horn Pond Conservation Area on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. A major project of installing trail markers will be undertaken this year and strong arms are needed. We will also be doing trail work and our usual trash pickup. Check in is on Cove Street next to the Pine Grove above the Pump House parking lot at the Winchester end of Horn Pond. Come enjoy the day at Horn Pond and the satisfaction of helping improve Woburn’s Gem, Horn Pond.

May 19th – Cleanup at the Woburn Senior Center

May 20th – Lantern Walk at Horn Pond. Meet at the Pump House Parking lot a little before 7:30 pm. The rain date is May 30th.

June 2nd – Right here in Woburn we have a piece of wilderness! On the West Side, right out of the 4 Corners, lies a little known, but breathtaking Conservation Area called Shaker Glen.

Through the volunteer efforts of WREN, SCI and the Woburn Conservation Commission, two new bridges with handrails were installed in the spring of 2005, Shaker Glen Brook was cleared of snags and debris and the trails were cleared and groomed.

We will conduct a guided tour of this beautiful Conservation Area on June 2, 2007 at 1:00 pm. Please do not park at the Glen. Because of limited parking in the Glen please meet in the parking lot behind the Northern Bank & Trust building (which is next to the McDonalds on Lexington Street) at 12:45 p.m. From there you will be shuttled to the entrance to Shaker Glen.

Wear good walking shoes as the terrain is uneven and rocky in areas, bringing something to drink would be a good idea and some insect repellant. And don't forget your camera!

June 9th & 10th – Pow Wow at Altavesta School.

 Recycling Collection - Saturday, June 16th at the Shamrock from 9 AM to 1 PM
Appliance/Freon Bearing/CRT Device Recycling

Wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken or unused and taking up space ?

I have found and am working with a company that will collect these items at drop off sites set up throughout Woburn at various times throughout the year. The first collection at the Goodyear School in spite of the bitter cold was a huge success. This is an excellent opportunity to recycle these items at a minimal cost and will also be a fundraiser for local organizations that will sponsor these events. Another good thing with this program is that it is open to residents from any and all communities, not just Woburn, as well as any and all business entities.

Our second collection will be on Saturday March 17, 2007 at the St. Barbara’s Church from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M and proceeds will benefit WREN (Woburn Residents Environmental Network). After that the plan is to conduct these collections quarterly in June, September and December on the 3rd Saturday with locations and the organizations who will benefit from the proceeds to be announced shortly.

Want to recycle for reuse or salvage and don’t like to throw away old, useable or even unusable equipment? Bring it to us: For $1.00 each we will take the following- computers, computer parts and accessories, plugs, wires, drives, parts of computers, electronic office equipment such as calculators, typewriters, fax/copy machines, printers, telephones, all consumer electronics (excluding televisions) such as laptops, cameras, video/audio/DVD/VCR, microwaves, trash compactors and sink disposal units.

We will take the following in any quantity for a voluntary donation: computer parts and accessories, plugs, wires, drives, parts of computers, cell phones, video games as well as parts and accessories or plugs and wires.