Drop-In April Vacation Offerings

The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club Main Clubhouse will be open for drop-in Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Club will be closed both Monday, April 15, 2019 and Friday, April 19, 2019.

We look forward to a fun few days of programming and activities with our members! Members are invited to swim each day with our elementary members swimming at 1:00 p.m. and our middle school and high school members swimming at 2:00 p.m. The Cafe will be open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be offering a pizza lunch (1 slice of pizza, two snacks & a drink) for $4.

Team New England Takes 3rd Place!

Lucky’s Lobsters traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida April 5th through April 7th, 2019 to participate in Boys & Girls Club National Championships! Together, with area Boys & Girls Clubs they formed Team New England and took 3rd place!

We are so proud of our swimmers and all that they accomplished as both individuals and a team during the 2018-2019 season.

Alaina Szwed Named Youth of the Year!

The Club held its 55th Annual Recognition Reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Alaina Szwed was named the organization’s 2019 PFC Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year, the top honor that can be bestowed upon a Club kid.

Youth of the Year candidates are nominated in an open process and a group of finalists is selected by the Club’s staff. The finalists are then asked to complete an application consisting of both essays and letters of recommendation. Criteria considered are academic success, commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle, passion for their Club experience and overall good character and citizenship. A panel of judges interview the finalists and choose the winner.

Alaina has been a member of the Club for eight years and is a senior at Woburn Memorial High School where she is an honors student. She’s a member of both the Junior Staff Program and the Intrepid Keystone Club. She has volunteered more than 250 hours of her time over the past twelve months and plans to study marketing in college next year.

In her essay about what the Club means to her, Alaina says “The past eight years of my life have revolved around the Boys & Girls Club, where I have learned leadership skills, social skills, made endless memories and had many mentors who have provided me with guidance to achieve my goals.”


Thank you to all who supported our 2019 Pot of Gold Raffle!

$20,000 Prize
Ticket #186, Bob & Karen Maguire

$1,000 Prizes
Ticket #427, Jim & Bernie Garvey
Ticket #457, Jane Errico

$500 Prizes
Ticket #16, Shanell Wiitala
Ticket #450, Michael Ferragamo

$250 Prizes
Ticket #197, Brian McManus
Ticket #225, Beth Dziokonski

Spring Swim Lessons Announced!

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn will offer a five-week session of swim lessons this spring.

Registration begins Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Slots fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those currently in winter swim lessons will register after their last class.

Visit our Aquatics Department‘s page to download brochures or look at class dates.

Main Clubhouse February Vacation!

The drop-in Clubhouse will be open for February Vacation! Members are welcome to join us Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All currently enrolled members are welcome to participate in our drop-in program schedule.

The week will be full of a variety of programs celebrating each season! From STEM challenges, arts & crafts and gym games, we will have a full week of programming. Members are invited to swim daily and are encouraged to bring their swim suits and towel.

Join us on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 for a drop-in karate class from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Members interested in giving a try should be at the Club by 10:30 a.m. to ensure a spot!

Gemstones will be hosting Heart Healthy Hour to educate members about keeping active and healthy and engaging them in American Heart Month! Join them in a variety of activities on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cadillac Cafe will be open each day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each day we will offer a pizza lunch option that includes 1 slice of pizza, two snacks and a drink for $4. Other snacks will be available for purchase as well.

Check out our flyer and schedule to see some of the options for this fun week of programming!

Lucky’s Lobsters are Champions!

Congratulations to our Lucky’s Lobsters swim team! On Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Sunday, January 27, 2019 Club members participated in the 2018-2019 NENEAPC Sectional Swim Meet hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. Our kids swam their hearts out with the support of our coaching staff and many members achieved personal best times!

Lucky’s Lobsters won the 2018-2019 Division 1 Championship! Additionally, our Club took home first place trophies for the 11-12 year old boys, 13-14 year old girls, 13-14 year old boys, and 15-18 year old girls.

Congratulations, swimmers!

Main Clubhouse: Upcoming Schedule Changes

Please take note of the following schedule changes for our drop-in program.

Monday, January 19, 2019Club Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Thursday, January 24, 2019Club closing at 5:00 p.m. for all members due to our Annual Meeting.

Monday, February 18, 2019Club Closed in observance of President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019Club Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for drop-in members during February Vacation. A schedule for this week will be posted on our website as the date’s approach.