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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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Sudbury Valley Trustees’ Trail Fest, June 2 in Littleton

Join Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) for Trail Fest, an annual celebration of local trails on Saturday, June 2, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. This year’s event will be held at the Yapp Conservation Area in Littleton, over 50 acres of meadows, bedrock and boulders, vernal pools, woodlands and an old farm pond.

The day begins on the lawn with warmup yoga stretches. Choose from 2 or 4-mile guided trail walks in the morning, exploring the beautiful landscape. Walkers will return at noon to enjoy the food and festivities. The cookout and festival will feature live music from the Rennagades, McDonny’s Traveling Farm baby animal petting zoo, and corn hole games.

Trail Fest is co-sponsored by the Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT) and the Town of Littleton. Special thanks to sponsor The Longfellow Clubs. Fee is $5 per person/$15 maximum per family for SVT and LCT members, and Littleton residents; and $10 per person/$25 per family for the general public. Registration is required by May 30 for planning purposes. For details and to register, visit

Wayland High School Student Listening Session Hosted by the Wayland Democratic Town Committee

Attention Wayland High School: FREE PIZZA!

Now that we got your attention, we have a few questions:

  1. What does the word “politics” mean to you?
  2. How does that word make you feel?
  3. What issues facing our community, state, and country are important to you?
  4. On what topics should the town, commonwealth, or country be focusing?

Too often adults tell students what issues are important and what to care about. It is time to flip the roles and have our high school age residents in Wayland tell the adults what matters to them.

The Wayland Democratic Town Committee invites you to share your thoughts at a Listening Session on June 13th at 6pm in the Raytheon Room of the Wayland Public Library. Come tell us what issues are important to you and what we as a community could (or should) be doing.

This Listening Session is open to high school students of all ages and all political affiliations. And, yes, there will be free pizza. We hope to see you on June 13th!

Residents’ opportunity to hear from Assistant Superintendent Candidates

The following was sent to the schools’ mailing list by Superintendent Arthur Unobskey:

Dear Parents and Guardians of Wayland Public School Students:

After thoughtful and diligent work, the Selection Advisory Committee has identified the finalists for the Assistant Superintendent position in Wayland. The candidates will visit Wayland on the following days. We have included each candidate’s most recent position.

Monday, May 21: Ethan Dolleman (Assistant Principal, Wayland High School)
Tuesday, May 22: Parry Graham (Principal, Nashoba Regional High School)
Wednesday, May 23: Leslie Patterson (Associate Principal, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School)
Thursday, May 24: Mary Brown (Principal, Baker School, Brookline)
On these days, the candidates will meet with the Administrative Leadership team, the Superintendent, interested WPS Staff, and Parents and Guardians at the following times. The finalists will meet with parents in the Lecture Hall at Wayland High School. The Superintendent or a designee will collect the written feedback forms that parents can use after they meet each candidate. The Superintendent will use that feedback as part of his decision making process.
On MondayTuesday and Thursday
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Administrative Council and Superintendent
2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Parents
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m: Staff
Please Note: On Wednesday, the parent meeting will take place from 1 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thank you for your thoughtful interest in this process.
Arthur Unobskey

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 19, 2018

Adult Programs

  • Author Talk: Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover, New England Modern ArchitectHoover’s children, Lecretia Giese and Harry Hoover, will discuss, with illustrations, two houses in Wayland that he designed, placing them in the context of Hoover’s career as a modern residential architect practicing from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. This fascinating talk will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Author talk: Diagnosis: Cancer! Author and oncologist Gauri Bhide will give a talk on her newly published book Diagnosis: Cancer! What Happens Next. a patient-friendly, easy to read, step-by-step guide that explains the essential facts on cancer diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. She’ll discuss ways for those diagnosed with any type of cancer to manage stress and navigate treatment options. Dr. Bhide will speak on Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Living the Harpsichord Life. Harpsichords, despite being real, stubbornly remain less well understood than unicorns by most folk. This program is intended to shed light on the construction, music and other fascinations of this near-mythical instrument. One might well make a personal appearance! Hendrik Broekman has been involved with harpsichords all his adult life, both as maker and player. He opened his own shop in 1972 and has served as the Technical Director of Hubbard Harpsichords since 1979. He will appear on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Documentary: The Chinese Exclusion Act.  This searing film examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to ever become US citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years. It will screen on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Baby and Pre-School Programs

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 24, June 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, May 23, 11:00-12:00 p.m. 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.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog.  Thursday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation. For ages 3 and up.

School-Age Programs

  • STEAM Team: All About Seeds! Wednesday, May 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about seeds and create Grass Head People. For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Group.  Wednesday, May 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. May’s book is One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent.
  • Book Buddies. Wednesday, May 30, 3:00-3:45 p.m. This month’s book is Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kugler. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. This program is co-run with the WCPA! For children in grades K-2 with a parent/caregiver.

For Teens: Random Fandom: Anime Free For All. Thursday, May 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teens! Come talk about your favorite anime, make anime-inspired crafts, power up with Pocky, and debate the age-old question: subbed or dubbed?

Seeking volunteers for next year’s Girls Who Code Club.  The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2018-2019 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization in Wayland, June 5

Information Session on June 5, 7-9pm at Wayland Town Building. Flyer online here

The Wayland moratorium on recreational marijuana dispensaries will expire on December 31. Important discussions need to take place regarding the legalization of marijuana to help prepare the town of Wayland. What are the implications of the state law that legalized the personal use, cultivation, processing, lab testing, and retail sale of recreational marijuana? The working group has assembled a panel of legal, public safety, agricultural, medical and industry experts to help Wayland explore the issues, and to help inform our thinking about our public policy options.

Come learn more about the law, ask questions, and voice your opinions

Wayland Health Department warns about rabies

A raccoon tested positive in North East Wayland in the vicinity of Rowan Hill Conservation area on May 14, 2018. We urge the public to supervise your pets and review the following information about rabies.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The rabies virus is found in the saliva, brain, and spinal cord of an animal infected with rabies. Rabies is most often seen in wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. Cats, dogs, ferrets and livestock can also get rabies if they are not vaccinated to protect them. You can get rabies if a rabid animal bites you or if its saliva gets into an open cut or into your eyes, nose or mouth.

To Protect yourself, your family and your pets:

  • Don’t feed or touch wild animals, stray dogs or stray cats
  • Be sure your dog, cat or ferret has up-to-date rabies vaccinations. Pets too young to be vaccinated should be kept indoors.
  • Don’t try to separate fighting animals. Put gloves on before touching your pet if it has been in a fight.
  • Don’t attract animals to your yard. Feed pets inside, don’t leave them outside alone and don’t let them run free.
  • A rabid animal may be unusually mean or friendly. Stay away from any animal that seems dazed or paralyzed.
  • Never touch a bat. If you see a bat indoors, call your local animal control officer or board of health.
  • If you are bitten or scratched by any animal, wash the wound immediately. Call your doctor and your local Board of Health or animal control officer immediately.

Julia Junghanns, R.S., C.H.O.,
Director of Public Health

Girl Scouts seek parent volunteers

We are forming Girl Scout troops for all three elementary schools for the fall. We are in need of parent volunteers to help with new Kindergarten Daisy Troops and depending on the school, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade troops as well. If you have a rising Kindergartner, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader interested in Scouting, please join us at an informal, informational wine and cheese reception to meet other interested parents and learn more about what is involved. Please RSVP to Karen Montague at Same email If you are unable to attend but interested in Girl Scouting.

CPH June 13 7:00 – 8:00 pm Hosted by Maureen White
HH June 14 7:00 – 8:00 pm Hosted by Anne Lyons
Loker June 19 7:00 – 8:00 pm Hosted by Amy O’Donnell