International Day at the Farmers Market

International Day at the Market

Join us for this International Day at Farmers Market on the Winchester Common on Saturday, September 16, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, for a fun-filled program of performances, activities, and crafts from many corners around the globe. The Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub and the Winchester Multicultural Network are delighted to once again bring this event to the Market for your family’s enjoyment, an introduction perhaps to new cultures, to get acquainted with our international neighbors and to learn about a larger world.

Here are some of the performances not to be missed:

Indian/Afro/Jazz. Hear Phil Scarff, master jazz saxophonist who leads the world-jazz ensemble, Natraj.

Irish Step Dance. O’Shea Chaplin Irish Dancers, one of the longest-running Irish dance companies in the United States (since 1960s), whose mission is “to pass on our love of Irish dancing, culture, traditions, and heritage to the next generation.”

Brazilian Capoeira. Sinha Capoeira Group performs a hybrid of martial arts and dance, acrobatic stunts accompanied with explosive drumming. Exciting!

(Many other performances to be announced. Please return to this site often for more current information.)

Stop by our vendors booths for unique, hand-crafted, native crafts as well as educational and humanitarian opportunities:

Artisan Goods from around the World. Karma Fine Crafts, one of whose trademarks is its connection to social justice and sustainability. Much of Karma’s wares are from women’s collectives overseas, as well as from independent artisans who create limited-edition pieces that tell a story and preserve their heritage. (Read Boston Globe’s article.)

Handcrafts from Women’s Fair Trade Co-ops in India. All profits from sales of handcrafts goes directly to Aruna Partnership (South India) to provide education for village children, support local businesses and provide shelter and healthcare for those in need.

Village development program management. Thiou Village Project (South Sudan) deliver water, schools, teacher and student support, economic opportunity, appropriate technology, and sanitation solutions to under-served communities in South Sudan.

Chinese Language Classes. Winchester School of Chinese Culture’s mission is to teach the language and traditional culture of China through classroom instructions, the arts, and cultural events and to promote and engage in cultural exchanges and civic activities to develop and sustain community-school partnerships.

Winchester Town Day 2017

Winchester Town Day

This is the  36th Annual Town Day in Winchester.

Always  fun for all ages where the Winchester community eats, shops, runs, and watching performances and listen to music. Friday starts with a block party and the Battle of the Bands. Then Saturday morning the Road Race and a Pancake Breakfast. Streets will be filled with booths of organizations, shops, and food merchants.
We will have our booth so come on by and talk to us about this new parent organization Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub, talk about our new vendors  upcoming events at the farmers market. Plus if you want to volunteer for the booth, please contact us.

We heard that some stages and booth might be moved around due to the road and bridge construction, so go to the Town Day website to get current information and the Town Day schedule.

Hear what’s new for Town Day 2017 on WinCAM Podcast. (Interview starts at 21:25.)

WorldFest in Woburn!

This year’s WorldFest is right around the corner!

Come join the fun and festivities, including some great performances, awesome food and interactive activities for the kids. The Winchester School of Chinese Culture will be performing!

  • Shaila School of Dance – Indian folk dance & Bollywood
  • Move and Inspire – Japanese hip hop
  • Ku’s Tae Kwon Do Academy – Martial arts demonstration
  • Os Forrozeiros Dance Group – Brazilian Forro dance
  • Daoist 6 – Tai chi and kung fu performance
  • Upasana – Indian classical dance
  • Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company – Middle Eastern belly dancing

It will be held at Library Field, 63 Harrison Ave., Woburn, MA – Sunday May 21st from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Rain location will be the Kennedy Middle School located at 41 Middle Street in Woburn.


A Woburn Unites Event

En Ka Fair 2017

en ka fair rides

It’s the sign of spring, when the En Ka Fair comes to town. Fun rides for all age groups, games of skill, home baked goods, hamburger, drinks, cotton candy and legendary lobster rolls. Stop by the book tent to pick up some gently used books. At the Jenks Parking lot.

Don’t forget — En Ka Day at Mahoney’s is Wednesday, May 17!!
Please do not hesitate to contact En Ka, if you have a question, concern, suggestion … or compliment!

Friday, May 19th : 5PM to 10PM
Saturday, May 20th:  10AM to 10PM

Corner of Mt Vernon St and Skillings Rd, winchester, MA, 01890
Donna Crowe and Kathy Massa are the chairs this year.

Spring Fling at Wright-Locke Farm

Bring family and friends to the farm for music, tractor-rides, chicken naming, a petting zoo and much more! The Farm Stand will be open with refreshments and local products.

Suggested donation : $10 per person, $25 per family

Parking will be available at 82 Ridge St, Mullen Field, and St. Eulalia’s Parish. Please do not park along Ridge street next to the farm.