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Changes at SCI Lynn

"Thank You"

I have truly enjoyed my year of service in Lynn with SCI and Girls Inc. A sincere "Thank You" to each of you - for sharing information, connecting me to the community, and the relationships that were built. My service ends on Friday, July 20th and the next AmeriCorps member will begin at the end of August. In the meantime, please send any events, questions or concerns to Andrew at 

Have a great summer!







NSCC announces Environmental Horticulture in Lynn

North Shore Community College is proud to introduce their new program in Environmental Horticulture on their Lynn Campus.

At its heart it’s a program for those wishing to expand their understanding of sustainable and environmentally sound horticultural practices and improve their employment opportunities.

Enrollees can look forward to new courses including:
Organic and Sustainable Food Production
Plants for the New England Landscape
Fundamentals of Plant Health 
Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

This new program also includes a spring internship with local supporting businesses to help students explore employment options, sharpen their job skills and earn college credit.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2012. Visit to apply!

See attached flyer for more info.

Old Car Show & Family Day

Old Car Show Poster

Join McLaughlin's on Saturday, July 21st from 11:00am to 3:00pm at 164 Blossom St. in Lynn for music, BBQ, antique cars, & kids events/games! Proceeds benefiting cancer research and wounded veterans. Entry fee, for those not in the car show, is $2. Questions? Call 781.595.4343 or visit

Free Family Movie Night

Mayor Kennedy Announces a Free Family Movie Night on Friday, July 20th at 8:30pm at Goldfish Pond Park. Free boat rides around the pond starting at 7:00pm. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Journey 2 (PG, 94 minutes) with your family or friends. 

Sponsored by:
Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy
Lynn Parks and Recreation (a division of Dept. of Public Works)
Office of Economic and Community Development
Goldfish Pond Association

Free Summer Meals for Kids


LYNN: FREE Summer Meals for Kids. Open to anyone age 18 and under.
Alimentos Gratis Para Los Niños. Participación abierta para todos los menores de 18 años de edad.
Alimentação Grátis Para As Crianças. Aberto para qualquer pessoa de menos de 18 anos.

For more information call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at:
Para más información, llame a Project Bread, a la línea directa y gratuita FoodSource al:
Para receber mais informação ligue a Linha de Recursos de Alimentos do Project Bread:
1-800-645-8333 or visit

The Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Project Bread is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Click here to view full schedule.


LYNN: FREE Summer Meals for Kids. Open to anyone age 18 and under.
Alimentos Gratis Para Los Niños. Participación abierta para todos los menores de 18 años de edad.
Alimentação Grátis Para As Crianças. Aberto para qualquer pessoa de menos de 18 anos.LYNN: FREE Summer Meals for Kids. Open to anyone age 18 and under.
Alimentos Gratis Para Los Niños. Participación abierta para todos los menores de 18 años de edad.
Alimentação Grátis Para As Crianças. Aberto para qualquer pessoa de menos de 18 anos.

CMCC Summer of Fun

Starting July 17th, Community Minority Cultural Center will host a resource fair, music, free food, special guests and fun activities every Tuesday on the Lynn Commons (until August 28th) from 3:00 to 6:00pm. See attached flyer for more info.

For any questions please visit their website at or contact them at 781-477-1800. 

Free Art Making in the Park (VanGo!)

RAW Art Works Logo

This year Raw Art Works (RAW) is happy to announce that we will be expanding our FREE mobile art program Van Go! Each summer Van Go creates opportunities for collaborative and spontaneous art making throughout the city of Lynn. Weather permitting RAW will be at following parks on the dates listed below. We invite all area youth and their families to join us for FUN and FREE art making!

Tuesdays in July from 2:30 to 4:30pm
10th Lynn Commons. North Common St.
17th Gallagher Park and Playground. Ontario Street- Linwood St.
24th Goudy Park. Cedarbrook Rd. between Tuscan Rd and Maple Valley Rd.
31st Clark St Park. Clark St. off the end of Eastern Ave.

Tuesdays in August from 2:30 to 4:30pm
7th Keaney Park: Memorial Park. Behind Lynn English High School
14th Lynn Commons. North Common St.
21st Lynn Heritage State Park. Lynnway.

If you have any questions please contact Laura at 781-593-5515 ext. 218 or

Free Admission to Lynn Museum for Military Families

Blue Star Museums

The Lynn Museum & Historical Society is pleased to join forces with the National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization representing military
families, to honor and thank members of our military and their families for their service to our country
by providing them with free admission to the museum this summer. This program will allow the
military community an opportunity to take advantage of the rich cultural history they defend and
protect every day.

As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Lynn Museum joins more than 1800 museums across
America in providing free admission to active members of the military and their families from Memorial
Day through Labor Day (September 3, 2012). Active duty military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve, along with up to five immediate family
members, are eligible for free admission upon presentation of a valid military ID. Families of deployed
military are also welcome to visit with valid DD Form 1173 or 1173-1 ID Card.

Last summer, the Blue Star Museums program welcomed more than 300,000 military family members
to over 1300 partner museums across the country. This year, more than 1,800 museums—including
fine arts museums, science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums—will
participate in the program.

In addition to the Lynn Museum, the forty-plus Massachusetts museums participating in the program
this summer include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; Sterling and
Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge; USS Constitution
Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston
. A complete list of Blue Star Museums is available
online at: The Lynn Museum is proud to take part in this important
program by providing access to art, culture, history and beauty to many of our bravest citizens and their
families, particularly in these difficult economic times.

590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901 • Open Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 12-4pm and Thursdays
12-7pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays, and, July 4 and September 3, 2012 • 781-581-6200 • FREE to
members, children under 12 years and all Lynn school children; $5 admission. Additionally, the museum
hosts occasional free family days throughout the year, featuring live storytelling, art-making, and family

activities For more than a century, the Lynn Museum & Historical Society has collected, maintained,
and fostered an appreciation of Lynn through its textiles, paintings, photographs, and historical
artifacts. Current exhibitions include: “#115: Paint by Number, “ Entering the 115th anniversary
year of the founding of the Museum, this exhibition focuses on our collection and the color and style
elements crossing a century of artistry. Through interpretations of paintings from our collection in
paint by number format, this exhibition breaks down and re-assembles the images in a modern, pop-
art medium; “ More Than a Number: Stories from Lynn,” tells the story of the survivors of the mass
genocide of the “killing fields” of Cambodia expressed through the powerful and inspirational images
and oral histories of its people. As hundreds of thousands of Cambodians escaped the country, they
lived in holding centers and refugee camps until they were accepted into a third country. Upon leaving
the refugee camps, they were identified through “transit” or “T” number photos. These transit photos
symbolize the refugees’ first glimpse of hope for their future. This exhibition will focus on the refugees
that came to call Lynn their home. On exhibit through September 30, 2012; “A Step Back in Time,”
highlighting Lynn’s glorious industrial past as the world’s largest producer of shoes; “Celebrating
Lynn Legacies,” featuring profiles of individuals, families, and businesses that have made a significant
contribution to Lynn’s history; “Where There is Smoke There is Fire,” depicting the Great Fires of Lynn,
with authentic artifacts and tools used by Lynn’s firefighters; “I ♥ Lynn: Lynn and its History,” Want
to see a Harry Agganis baseball card? How about an original Lydia Pinkham herbal tonic bottle? Did you
know that Boyd’s Potato Chips once came in a can? Explore these items and more in our Lynn History
exhibition , including never-before-seen images of famous Lynners, and notable Lynn places and events
that shaped the city and its history

Blue Star Museums runs from Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. The
free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military
ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Some special
or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on
particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly.

This is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families.
Other NEA programs for the military have included Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime
Experience, Great American Voices Military Base Tour, and Shakespeare in American Communities
Military Base Tour.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency
of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic
excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends
its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the
philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at

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