WOBURN: The Council of Social Concern Food Pantry at 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, is in need of two volunteers to assist clients with their shopping on Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to noon. These positions involve bagging groceries and placing the bags on carts. To volunteer call Debbi Pisari at 781-935-6495, ext. 208.
WOBURN: Mishawum Choral Society open rehearsals: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January, Woburn High School, 88 Montvale Ave. For information: http://mishawumchoral.org. The Mishawum Choral Society of Woburn will be holding open rehearsals for potential new members during the month of January. On Jan. 2, the chorale will resume making music together in preparation for its spring concert; all new enthusiastic singers are welcome to attend. Although no formal auditions are required, new members should have experience singing with other vocal parts and have some basic knowledge of music notation.
WOBURN: YMCA summer camp open house: 9-11 a.m. Jan. 27, North Suburban YMCA, 137 Lexington St. For information: http://ymcaboston.org/camps. The YMCA of Greater Boston kicks off the 2018 Summer Day Camp Season with this open house. YMCA camps and summer programs are among nearly two dozen Y camp experiences offered around the Boston metro area. New and returning campers are invited to meet camp counselors and staff. Children will sample activities, meet the counselors and enjoy a special camp treat. Parents can preview all camp offerings and staff will be on-hand to answer questions. A special open house promotion will be offered to all who attend.
WILMINGTON: May Center School Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50-E Concord St. For information: https://www.mayinstitute.org. The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities will host a craft fair featuring handmade crafts and items from more than 30 local artisans. There is a variety of crafters so there will something for everyone including pets. Those with a sweet tooth can stop by the bake sale and purchase cookies, cakes and breads. Enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes. Proceeds from this event support the children and adolescents with autism who attend the school.
TEWKSBURY: Democratic Town Committee Caucus: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 3, Tewksbury Town Hall, 1009 Main St. Join the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee for the annual caucus to elect delegates to the upcoming state convention. All registered Democrats can run as/vote for delegates.
WILMINGTON: Indian Head Resort trip: The Wilmington Recreation Dept. is returning to the Indian Head Resort for its popular St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This overnight trip to Lincoln, New Hampshire, takes place March 10-11 and includes round-trip motor coach transportation, Saturday night hotel stay, three meals, a visit to the Wright Museum of WWII History, evening entertainment provided by Mark Shelton and more. To register: https://wilmingtonma.gov/recreation; 978-658-4270. Registration can also be done at Town Hall Room 8; Wilmington Recreation is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TEWKSBURY: Docents needed: The Public Health Museum in Tewksbury is seeking docents. Anyone interested in public health, history or museum studies is encouraged to apply. Applications are available at http://publichealthmuseum.org/volunteer.
WOBURN: Seniors seeking bowlers: Seniors looking for a little exercise and some socializing are welcome to join other seniors who bowl candlepins at 9:15 a.m. Fridays at alleys 31-38 at the Woburn Bowladrome, 32 Montvale Ave. Those interested need only to bring their spirit as the Bowladrome provides the bowling balls and shoes. The first week is free. For more information, call Dick at 781-275-8781.
WOBURN: Sen. Cindy Friedman office hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m., first Wednesday of every month, Woburn Senior Center, 144 School St. Sen. Cindy Friedman, D-Arlington, will hold monthly office hours in the 4th Middlesex district. Friedman currently serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Service. The 4th Middlesex district includes Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Woburn and precincts 1-2 and 4-7 in Lexington. For information: https://cindyfriedman.org.
WOBURN: Woburn Senior Center Senior Issues Breakfast/Lecture Series: 9:45-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Woburn Senior Center, 144 School St. Breakfast buffet for $2 at 9:45 a.m. includes scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, toast, fruit cup, coffee and juice. Presentation and holistic wellness open forum at 10:30 a.m.
BILLERICA: Rams Head restaurant now open: 11:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday, 100 Cook St. The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s Rams Head restaurant is now open for business. The student-operated facility will offer two seatings. In addition to serving the restaurant, they offer party platters for any occasion, as well as frozen entrees that can be purchased to take home. Patrons are encouraged to make reservations after 8:30 a.m. during the week. Hours and days open are subject to school closing and school schedule. To RSVP: 978-671-3668.
WILMINGTON: Boy Scout meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mason Hall, 32 Church St. Boy Scout Troop 136 is looking for new members. The troop accepts boys ages 10 and a half and older. Boys and parents are free to drop in during any meeting. For information: 978-758-0412; email@example.com.
WILMINGTON: Breast cancer support group: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Wilmington. Hope & Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation invites the community to its ongoing patient support group. Since 2010, Hope & Friendship has offered a confidential support group for those with a diagnosis of stage four metastatic breast cancer. Guests can expect music, candles and cups of tea, and attendees can share their story or simply listen to others. Members enjoy retreats, workshops, symptom management reimbursement and scholarships to national conferences and more. The group also practices relaxation techniques and shares resources from the foundation’s growing library of books, DVDs and other media. Some meetings include guest leaders, such as art and music therapists, meditation guides and gentle yoga practitioners. Location information is provided upon registering. For information or to make a donation: http://hopeandfriendship.org.
WOBURN: Core and Balance Class: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Woburn Senior Center, 144 School St.. Core and Balance with Sharon is a vigorous senior class designed to focus on core, flexibility, strength training and fall prevention. Designed to accommodate all fitness levels, the class will work with a range of dynamic movements to bring seniors through a full range of motions for arms, shoulders, back and legs. There is also a specific focus on leg strength to facilitate movement in and out of a chair or to right oneself after a fall. The class costs $3 per session, payable to the instructor. Classes are on a drop-in basis. All Woburn Senior Center programs are handicapped-accessible. For directions: 781-897-5960.
WILMINGTON: Families Anonymous: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. A worldwide 12-step recovery program, Families Anonymous is a support program for people whose lives are affected by the use of mind-altering substances or related behavioral conditions of a relative or friend. No dues or fees are required for membership. Only first names are used at meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Advance notice is not necessary to attend a meeting, and visitors may attend. For information: 978-973-5645; 978-408-1646; firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILMINGTON: Harnden Tavern open house: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Wilmington Town Museum, 430 Salem St. The Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. Tour the museum for a glimpse into the past. Free.
TEWKSBURY: Tewksbury Garden Club Meeting: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, September through June, Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury. Guests can attend the monthly meetings at no charge. Garden Club members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the monthly meetings, which will be donated to a local food pantry. For information: http://tewksburygardenclub.org.
WOBURN: Hospice help: Suite 3100, 800 W. Cummings Park. Compassionate Care Hospice needs volunteers to supply companionship and support to persons with life-limiting illnesses for one to two hours per week. CCH is also seeking volunteers to assist with filing, mailings and data entry at its Woburn office. Free training is provided. For information: 781-935-5550; email@example.com.
WOBURN: Hospice help: VNA Care, a nonprofit organization serving patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, is seeking hospice volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite time for family members. Volunteers are men and women ranging from ages 20 to 80 who come from multiple backgrounds. Volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual or can provide pet or music therapy are especially needed. No previous experience is necessary, and training is provided. For information: 781-569-2811; http://vnacare.org.
WOBURN: Adult education: The Woburn Recreation Department is looking for anyone who might be interested in teaching adult education classes, which could be anything from fitness, wellness, arts and crafts, music or anything just for fun. For information: 781-897-5805; firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOBURN: Let’s speak Italian: For parents or caregivers interested in speaking Italian with their children, learn and practice through play, stories, crafts and songs. For children ages 5 and younger. All levels of Italian are welcome — from beginner to native speaker. For information: http://meetup.com/Italian-Playgroup-of-MA; email@example.com.
Overeaters Anonymous: Are you looking for a more effective means of dealing with extra weight? Overeaters Anonymous has the solution. OA is a free 12-step recovery program where people find a way to enjoy life in appropriate-sized bodies for years at a time. Meetings every day in towns and cities in Massachusetts. For information: 781-641-2303; http://oambi.org.