2019 Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets are now on sale!
Each year, the Club gives $25,000 in cash prizes as part of its Pot of Gold Raffle, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Club! Tickets cost $100 and can be split among family and friends.
100% of raffle proceeds directly support the activities & programs of the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, where it costs just $25 for children & teens to join and participate.
It pays to buy early so that you have a chance at the Early Bird Drawing on December 21st. Those two winners will also go “back in the bin” for the Grand Prize Drawing on March 16, 2019.
Family Night is Monday, November 19th!
We look forward to welcoming our Club families to a night full of activities for all! Participate in a family STEM challenge and get into some friendly competition in Parents vs. Kids Dodgeball – there is something for everyone! Along with a variety of things to try, Club members can share their favorite game or space in their Club with their family. Join us Monday, November 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All members who wish to participate in family night activities must be accompanied by an adult family member. Family members of all ages are encouraged to join us Monday! There will be no meal provided at this event. We encourage families to bring a dessert to share!
While at Family Night receive a FREE Child ID Kit! Theresa M. Failla, a New York Life Agent, will be here to work with you to create a child identification CD that includes a digital photo and fingerprints of your child, along with your contact information. This CD gathers important information that is of great help to police in an emergency, in one easy-to-store, printable format.
We look forward to welcoming our families to the Clubhouse on Monday!
Please note that in observance of Veterans Day, all Club programs and activities will be closed/cancelled on Monday, November 12, 2018.
November 11, 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. Woburn’s Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Woburn Center. Children are encouraged to bring a bell to participate in “Bells for Peace.” We hope you will be able to participate!
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or responsible for bringing a dessert, this is a quick and easy way to get dessert out of the way. (And, support our swim team at the same time!) Please ask your family, friends, and neighbors if they would like to buy pies and cakes for Thanksgiving from Spinelli’s!
The pies will be delivered fresh to the Club on Tuesday November 20th and ready for pick up between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Order forms & payments must be submitted to the Front Desk no later than Wednesday, November 14th.
Contact Kerri Perry
, swim team volunteer, with any questions you may have.
Election Day Update
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Woburn Public Schools will be closed due to voting. Normally, when Woburn Public Schools are closed the Club is also closed. However, on this particular occasion, the drop-in program at the Clubhouse will be open 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to accommodate working families.
L.E.A.P. Childcare will be open for its normal schedule, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Team practice will be held as regularly scheduled, 5:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.
There will be no Project Learn, After the Bell or Before the Bell programming.
James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is proud to offer American Red Cross swimming lessons to both Club members and youth in the community.
Open registration for Fall Session #2 will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Swim Lessons – Fall Session #2: Non-Members (ages 7 and younger)
Swim Lessons – Fall Session #2: Club Members (ages 8 and older)
Get excited because basketball season is right around the corner!
James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn offers fun, intramural, instructional basketball leagues for youth in grades 2-8 each winter. The cost to participate is $25 and all participants must be Club members. Each team practices for one hour each week and plays one game each week. The season takes place from late November/early December through February vacation.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are seeking volunteer coaches. If you are interested and/or able to volunteer to coach a basketball team this winter, please contact Dave Maestri, Health & Recreation Director. The number of coaches who volunteer determines the number of players we can accept into the league. Without enough volunteers, many youth will not be able to participate.
BIDDY BASKETBALL LEAGUE – Grades 2-4 (MUST be age 8 on or before 12/31/2018)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
BUDDY BASKETBALL LEAGUE – Grades 5-6
Wednesday, October 24, 2018: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL LEAGUE – Grades 7-8
Thursday, October 25, 2018: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
*Note that if your child is a NEW member to the Club (was not a member in 2017-2018), they will also need to attend an orientation in order to join and receive their membership card.
Fall 2018 Clubhouse Drop-In Schedule
Join us at the Clubhouse for new programs and opportunities for members of all ages! The Fall 2018 schedule has begun and we can’t wait to see you at the Club. Whether you love to spend time in the art room being creative or rather be running around being active in the gym, there is something for everyone!
Check out the Fall 2018 Drop-In Schedule now!
Not a member yet? Make sure to head here to learn how to join the Club or renew your membership!
Fall 2018 Leagues Beginning at the Clubhouse!
These elementary and middle school leagues and designed to offer friendly competition, an opportunity to learn a new sport, and be active with friends! Interested members should come to the Club on the above listed days to sign up with staff. After the deadline, members will be put on a team and given a schedule of games. Leagues will run through December.
Service Learning Groups – Accepting New Members!
Become a member of one of our service learning groups and learn to be a leader and make new friends all while giving back to your community and your Club! Email Meg at email@example.com with specific questions and learn more about these programs here!
Gemstones is a drop-in program that meets weekly on Wednesdays @ 4:00 p.m. during the school year. All elementary members are welcome to participate and just need to show up at the Club to join! Learn the basics of community service from Keystone mentors though special service projects based on members interests and passions! There is no application for this program although weekly participation is encouraged for more impact.
Tanners Torch Club
The Tanners Torch Club meets weekly on Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m. for the school year. This group is designed for our middle school members who are interested in community service and leadership development. Interested middle school members must attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. At this meeting members will learn more about the expectations and commitments of being a member and be given all information to apply to be a part of this program.
Woburn Youth Council
The Woburn Youth Council meets weekly on Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m. from October to June. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join this group of motivated Club members seeking to create real change in their community. The Woburn Youth Council works with our SCI AmeriCorps members on initiatives based on the passions of our teens! Please join us at our interest meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Enrollment in the WYC is rolling and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although early enrollment is encouraged!
Intrepid Keystone Club
The Intrepid Keystone Club will be accepting new members for the 2018-2019 program year. Interested high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to apply. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m year round. A complete application must be submitted to the front desk of the Club by Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by 7:00 p.m. to be considered.
2018-2019 Keystone Application
Members interested in receiving Y.E.S. hours but not looking to join a structured, service-learning group should keep an eye on our social media and our website for opportunities that arise throughout the year!