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Non-Profit Spotlight:
Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Spotlight on: Oxbow Meadows – Neighbors vs. Field Development

The issue is playing out all over town: This week it’s the Oxbow field development project. Trying to keep up with an ever-growing demand for playing fields in town, last April’s Town Meeting voted and funded the project with $300,000 in CPA funds. But construction has been challenged by some abutters opposed to development, and they’ve got a hearing in Land Court in November. Buzz host Susan Wagner talks to abutter Charles D’Ambrosio and Recreation Commission Vice-Chair Brud Wright, to better understand the issues involved in this dispute. Beginning Sunday, October 22.

The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10am and 6pm on your Public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37).  And online on-demand anytime at our website:

Halloween Party for Special Needs Families

Calling all pirates, ballerinas, superheroes, draculas, and witches too! Moms of Amazing Kids has a spooky party planned just for you!

Come celebrate Halloween with an open playtime at Jam Time — we’ll have the whole facility to ourselves.

October 29, 4-5:30p
Jam Time, Natick MA

This event is open to all children with special needs and their families and their caregivers. This is not the party to worry about social skills, meltdowns, etc. — we are a welcoming & non-judgmental group!

Jam Time is best suited for children under 7 years old, but big kids are welcome too (come hang out or help with the younger kids)! We’ll have arts and crafts, snacks, and other fun stuff too. Costumes welcomed!

$15 per child

Get your tickets here:

**Check out our website to learn how to become a member of Moms of Amazing Kids: a supportive social group for moms raising children with special needs.

Does your business or organization want to sponsor our event? We would love to hear from you! Please email

Augustus White III, MD to speak in Weston on Sunday, October 22

Dr. White, will speak about his book “Seeing Patients-Unconscious Bias in Health Care” at the First Parish Church in Weston on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:45am. The book traces Dr. White’s career path from segregated schools in Memphis, Tennessee to Mount Herman School, Brown University, the first African American graduate in 1961 of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ph.D. studies at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps earning a Bronze Star in Vietnam, the first African American surgical resident at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, endowed chair professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his current work in promoting culturally competent care.

Full press release online here.

Vokes Players Announce Their Fall Production of the Classic Musical Chicago

The Vokes Players of Wayland present Chicago, directed by Maryann Zschau, with musical direction by Howard Boles and choreography by Daniel Forest Sullivan. The music for Chicago was written by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland from November 2 through November 18, Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays, November 11 & 18. For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via Ticket prices are $23 for Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $28 for Friday & Saturday evenings.

Kander and Ebb’s classic musical tells the twisted tale of killers Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, who became famous for the salacious murders they were accused of committing. Chicago’s storied success over the decades stems from its unique vaudeville-style story-telling and continual flow of wonderful songs (beginning with All That Jazz). The show is set in 1920s Chicago, but its heart is in the America of the late 60s and early 70s. Much of the show’s character flows from the creative insight of the legendary Bob Fosse, whose Razzle Dazzle showbiz sensibility infuses every aspect of Chicago. It’s a show about people who crave the spotlight, and will do anything for fame – what’s more American than that?

The cast for the show includes: Jessica DePalo, Alecia Thomas, Barbara Pierre, Stephen Murray, Shawn Gelzleichter, Stephanie Mann, Pier Lamia Porter, Noa Baker-Durante, Allison Russell, Jenny Gratz Owens, Cynthia Krebs, Jill Braverman, Tracey O’Farrell, Rebecca Mayersohn, Billy Del Sesto, Francis Sheehan, Andrew Swansburg, Kai Chao, Doug Hodge, and John Crampton.

The historic Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre in Wayland is one of the truly unique cultural and historical resources in Metrowest. The Vokes Players is a non-profit theatrical organization. Chicago is the first production of our 2017-18 season. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the Vokes Players, visit their website,



7th Annual Trunk or Treat and Monster Mash Halloween Party

October 28 at Claypit Hill

Trunk or Treat, 4-5pm in the Claypit Hill Elementary Parking Lot
Join other WCPA member families for our 7th Annual Trunk-or-Treat!
Dress up the kids, decorate your car and bring treats (candy or non-candy) to
share! Prizes will be awarded to the top decorated trunks. For safety’s sake,
please arrive by 4:00pm. WCPA members & non-members alike!

Big Kids’ Monster Mash Halloween Party, 5-7pm in the Claypit Hill Elementary Cafeteria
Ghouls & Goblins, Witches on brooms. You are invited to a party under the
moon! Activities will include Halloween fun and games, costume contests,
dinner and dancing. Pizza, snacks, and water will be served. Little kids are
welcome, too! Join us after Trunk-or- Treat. Admission is $5 per child ($10 max
per family). Parent or caregiver must stay with their child (no drop-offs). WCPA
members & non-members alike!


News and Information from the Wayland Library, Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Arts Season is underway!  The Library invites you to enjoy a remarkable range of exhibits and events for reduced rates with one of our 30+ museum passes.  Experience new artistic perspectives, walk among gardens and mazes, take in a family play, or visit historic houses and landscapes across the region.  Passes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library and can be reserved online or by calling the Library directly at 508-358-2311. 


  • 3D Design Workshop (Fusion 360). Participants will be using Fusion 360 to design their own decorative vase or pen cup.  Fusion 360 is an intermediate-to-advanced level design software.  Some familiarity with design software or at least proficiency with mouse and keyboard is advised.  All 3D prints will be free. Thursday, October 26 at 5pm.  Adults only.  Please register.
  • Mysterious Massachusetts.  Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem witch trials.  This program will peek at Massachusetts’ rich history of paranormal legends, odd events, and strange denizens. Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe is a library associate with the Springfield city library and tours New England lecturing on various topics.  Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
  • Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps the Friends support many library programs, including museum passes.  Preview for Friends: Friday, November 3, 5-8pm; Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm.
  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity. In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some.  Sunday, November 5 at 3pm.
  • The Great Presenters: Making a Splash After the Ice Bucket Challenge. Wayland resident Stephen Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) in November 2013, just months before the viral ice bucket challenge. He and his wife, M. Jane Williamson, will describe their experiences and how they’ve plunged into education, advocacy, research, and fundraising to fight the disease on many fronts.  Tuesday, November 7, 7:30pm.
  • New Library Focus Groups.  Stop in to tell us how you use the library and how to improve it.  Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9, 7pm.
  • Author Panel. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience.  Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel.  Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS. Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Nonfiction. They say we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction (well, we say it).  Be part of it with this exciting new group.  On Wednesday, November 1 at 1pm. we’ll discuss The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee.
  • Are Dystopian/Sci-Fi Books in Your Future? This is a trial run for another new group, starting with Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling Station Eleven.  Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
  • Evening.  In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a chimpanzee comes to live with an African-American family as part of a scientific study, leading to unforeseen consequences for all involved.  Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Armchair Travel.  Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums.  Revered writers tell us about their favorite museums, large and small, and reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all.  Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club. Participants make recipes from a selected cookbook and share them, potluck-style. While enjoying our homemade delights, we discuss book and author.  This month: Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.


  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 at 10:30am
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 10:30am
  • Brain Building Storytime,  Wednesday, October 18, 10:30-11:30am. Storytime, parachute play, and brain-building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • PJ Storytime, Thursday, October 26, 6:30-7pm. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, October 31, 10:30-11am Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.


  • Drop-in Fall Crafts, Wednesday, October 18, 3-5pm. Children will make spooktacular fall crafts. Think apples, leaves, pumpkins, and black cats. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club. Wednesday, October 18, 7-8pm. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. October’s book is From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.
  • Harry Potter Halloween Party. Wednesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fly on in and join us for a magical afternoon of treats, activities, and crafts from the world of Harry Potter.  Halloween costumes and muggle attire welcome!  For ages 5 and up.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, November 1, 3-4pm. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Robots. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, November 8, 3-3:45pm. This month’s book is Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley.  We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. For children in grades K-2 with parent/caregiver. This program is co-run with the WCPA.

FOR PARENTS: Preschool Parent Conversations, Tuesdays, October 24 and November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:15-10:15am. Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to

Wayland DPW announces hydrant flushing

Beginning Sunday, October 15, 2017

As part of our ongoing effort to improve water quality, the Water Division will conduct fire hydrant flushing, beginning on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Flushing will occur in the area of Concord Road north to the Lincoln border. Flushing is anticipated to last approximately 1 week.

Fire Hydrant Flushing will be performed at night between the hours of 10pm and 5am Sunday – Thursday to minimize the impact to our customers. Some customers may experience discolored or “rusty” looking water. The discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that disturbed during the flushing process. These non-health threatening minerals may cause staining of laundry and plumbing fixtures.

If you have any questions, please contact the DPW office at 508-358-3672.