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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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Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament Fundraiser, April 8

Hoops for Hope is Below the Rim Basketball Camp’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament in support of Jeff’s Place, a Children’s Bereavement Center in Framingham. Jeff’s Place offers free support groups and comprehensive bereavement services for grieving children, teens, and families. Jeff’s Place has helped over 500 individuals from 38 cities and towns manage their loss by making it easier to feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey. Jeff’s Place also provides individual and family counseling along with crisis intervention and professional educational trainings on childhood bereavement for local schools and organizations.

Sunday, April 8, 1-5pm at The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Hoops for Hope is open to Boys and Girls teams, Grades 1-12.
$99 Entry Fee per team. The team that raises the most $ for Jeff’s Place gets 4 box seats behind home plate for a Red Sox game!

CONTEST: The team that raises the most for Jeff’s Place gets 4 box seats behind home plate to a Red Sox game.

Sign up online here. To pay or donate:

Event flyer online here: Hoops for Hope’18 Flyer

Wayland Stuff-a-Truck for Cradles to Crayons, April 21

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to do some Spring cleaning!  Go through your closets, toy boxes, and bookshelves to gather new or gently used children’s items and join us on April  21 for this year’s Wayland Stuff-a-Truck to benefit Cradles to Crayons.  Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys, books, and school supplies to children throughout Massachusetts living in low-income or homeless situations.  The 4th annual Wayland Stuff-a-Truck will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Claypit Hill School, 9am-12pm.  How can you help?  Tell your friends, gather your donations, and drop them off on April 21.  It couldn’t be easier!  The more items we collect, the more children we can help.

If you can’t make it on April 21, you can drop off donations anytime from March 28 through April 13 at the following locations: The Loker School (47 Loker Street), Happy Hollow School (63 Pequot Rd), Claypit Hill School (40 Adams Lane), and The Children’s Way (41 Cochituate Rd).  For a list of Cradles to Crayons’ accepted items and donation guidelines, visit  If you have questions or would like more information, contact Allison Kates at

Wayland’s one-time Opportunity

Submitted by the Board of Library Trustees

Wayland has been awarded a grant of $10,137,980 by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) to help defray the cost of constructing a new public library at 195 Main Street, the site of the former Highway Department garage. Wayland voters must now decide whether to accept this grant and commit to the remainder of the cost of constructing a building that will serve our town for generations to come.

To keep this money, voters must vote Yes twice:

March 27th, at the election, vote Yes on ballot question 1, which allows the town to pay for library construction using a debt exclusion.
April 3rd, at Town Meeting, vote Yes on Article 17 to authorize funds to construct a new public library. Town Meeting starts April 2nd.

The Library Trustees have been studying library spaces and services at 5 Concord Road since 2001. We have formed six citizen committees, comprised of more than 70 elected, appointed, and volunteer citizens, and hired five professional teams of architects and engineers, four library consultants, and two survey analysts. Our committees, with input from 2,414 survey respondents plus forum and focus-group attendees, have produced eight final reports. Nearly a quarter of a million dollars has been spent. The most recent study, funded in November 2015 by Special Town Meeting, concluded that 5 Concord Road cannot be expanded to provide the services and spaces needed for this community now and well into the future. The Trustees compiled an application for a state grant, and Town Meeting in 2017 authorized its submission. As part of the grant review process, the MBLC dispatched a member of the review team to Wayland to evaluate our building. The MBLC agreed with our assessment of our spaces and services¬—out of 33 applications, we received the third-largest of nine grant awards. This is a one-time, site-specific, time-limited offer. To receive the grant, the Town must report two “Yes” votes to the MBLC by April 11, 2018.

The Board of Library Trustees would not ask voters to pay for a new public library without the help of state grant money. This spring, for a limited time, $10.1MM of our state tax dollars are available to us as a town.

What will we get? A public library that reflects the values we hold as a town: a dedication to academic excellence and to a strong, multigenerational community engaged in civic discourse and honest inquiry. A place that is open to us year-round. A place that excites our youngest to learn and supports and engages our parents and caregivers. A place that invites our teens to gather, learn, and become involved in their community, with after-school and vacation programming just for them. Whether you enjoy lectures, films, author talks, discussions, technology classes, or just a good read, the library welcomes us all.

The Board of Library Trustees urge you to vote Yes on March 27th and April 3rd to authorize the construction of a new building for this essential Wayland institution.

Upcoming programs from the Council on Aging: Tai Chi, Zentangle, Archaelogy for Genealogists

THE TAI CHI PARADIGM: Master Calvin Chin Academy. “A modern approach to an antiquated way”  New offering at  WaylandCOA!   Free “Try-Its” on  Monday Mar. 19 & 26 2-3pm, Large Hearing Room. Attend the free introductory, informational sessions taught by both Master Calvin Chin and Lucien Zoll. Experience exercises designed to reinforce posture and fundamental movement of the Tai Chi Paradigm, a form of mindfulness meditation in motion. This unique and highly regarded program is appropriate for all levels.

ZENTANGLE, A Meditative Art Form,  Two  session class:  Weds, March 28, and April 41:30-3:30pm, COA.  2 week course: $15, all materials included, Pre-register.  ZENTANGLE is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns that anyone can learn and enjoy!   People of all ages with varying artistic skills all find it equally captivating. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing.  It increases focus, creativity and an increased sense of personal well-being. Taught by a Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Karen Keefe: PhD in Naturology (psychology and healing). Certified Holistic Educator, Certified Transformational Breath facilitator and Master trainer; a Usui Shiki Ryoho and raku Ki Reiki Master; Certified practitoner in music and imagery therapy, nutritional herbology, attitudinal healing and health consulting, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). 

ARCHAEOLOGY FOR GENEALOGISTS, Presenter: Tonya Largy, Archaeologist. Tuesday, March 27,  1:00pm,  COA. No charge but reservations requested. Historical archaeologists work from existing documents but their excavations are subjecting the written information to “ground truth”.  In Archaeology, this means that the data recovered either supports or challenges what was written about past persons and events.  Ceramics and other types of artifacts, as well as archaeobotany, archaeofaunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, ground penetrating radar and other scientific techniques are used to make conclusions about cultural life at a particular place during a particular time.  Sometimes that recovered data raises new questions! Reserve now for this interesting presentation with Wayland resident, Tonya Largy.

 ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Tonya Largy is an archaeologist with extensive experience analyzing both botanical and man-made materials from archaeological sites throughout New England and the U.S.  Currently an independent consultant, Tonya previously worked at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum and is a past president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.



OARS Wild & Scenic Film Festival, March 28

Join OARS for our 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 pm. The Festival returns with an impressive selection of the latest shorts from the nation’s largest environmental film festival. Tickets to this popular event sold out last year, so grab yours early!

This year’s festival brings us an array of awarding-winning and eye-opening films that will leave you motivated to care for our natural world. With the theme “GROUNDSWELL,” these engaging films transport audiences to the farthest reaches of the globe. Enjoy fabulous filmmaking, gorgeous cinematography, and wonderful storytelling during an evening that features films about nature, communities, wildlife, agriculture, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, our very own Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers are featured!

OARS is a non-profit whose mission is to protect and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord River watersheds. Established in 1986 by a group of concerned citizens, OARS engages communities in citizen science, river stewardship, and educational and recreational activities.


Date and Time:  Wednesday March 28, 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Location:  Fine Arts Theatre Place, 19 Summer Street, Maynard MA 01754

Tickets:  $15. Door prizes included. Tickets can be purchased at the Theater box office, Serendipity Café (Maynard), and on-line at

News and Events from the Wayland Library


  • New Library Building Forum. The Library will hold a series of public forums in the Town Building Large Hearing Room for residents to meet the project’s architect and view the proposed design.  Learn about LEED certification and the opportunities this building will create.  Members of the architectural team, the board of library trustees, and the library planning committee will be on hand.  The forums will be held Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m., as well as at the Library on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte: A Preview of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast. Così Fan Tutte is the third and last of Mozart’s collaborations with librettist Lorenzo DaPonte.  The opera has moments of laugh-out-loud comedy and great tenderness as it explores the myths and realities of fidelity between lovers.   On Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Phil Radoff will walk us through this masterpiece in advance of the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast at many theaters in Metrowest.
  • The Great Presenters: Diet and Nutrition for Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Carol Englender shows how and why changing diet and adding vitamins and minerals may improve attention, social functioning, and academic performance.   Find out how laboratory tests can determine which specific nutrients to add for each individual.  This program has been rescheduled from April 3 for Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • English Conversation Groups. The next meeting for beginners is Friday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m.  For those who speak English already and want to refine their skill, the Intermediate group meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Non-Fiction Book Group. Up for discussion at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 is Tell Me How It Ends, Valeria Luiselli’s “essay in 40 questions.”


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Mar. 20, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, April 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.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, March 27, 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.
  • Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, March 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in other engaging activities. For ages 2 and up, with parent/caregiver. Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might be for you.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, March 29, 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.


  • Women’s History Month Celebration. Wednesday, March 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Kids and families are invited to drop in for an afternoon of science experiments, art projects, and games inspired by awesome women throughout history. Led by librarian Carly Moniz. For ages 5 and up.
  • Comic Book Kids, Thursday, March 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. Comic Book Kids is a graphic novel book club for kids in grades 2-5. March’s book is Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson. For grades 2-5.
  • STEAM TEAM: What’s the zing about spring? Wednesday, March 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about maple sugaring, talk about the signs of spring, and make their own Spring Journals to record their observations of spring. For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Group, Wednesday, March 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent.  March’s book is The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone.

FOR TEENS, Thursday, March 29, 2:45-3:45 p.m. Random Fandom: Harry Potter Edition. Teens! Are you still waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive? Or is there another Fandom that rocks your socks? Join us for a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting with Harry Potter snacks and crafts plus lots of talk about the books, shows, games, and music groups that YOU love! For teens.


  • Children’s Concert, Sunday, March 25, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Young musicians from the Wayland School of Music will perform short group and solo pieces. For all ages.
  • ComicFest, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for this family-friendly event! There will be comic-making workshops for kids (please register online for these), costumes, games, and comics galore! Comic artists and writers (some for kids and some for adults) will host tables from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. upstairs in the North Wing. Activities for children, including a superhero training camp, will start at 11 a.m. Costumes encouraged! Comic artists and writers attending include:

Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, an Eisner-Award winning art team who collaborate on The Adventure Time Comics, The Midas Flesh, and Making Scents. Braden is the colorist for several New York Times best-selling books, including Ghosts, Sisters, Bronco and The Baby-Sitters Club. Shelli is Co-Director of The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; Dirk Tiede (Comics portal Modern Tales); Rob Malone (Dreadguard Comic series); Tessa Beatrice (Underdog Comics); and Steven Price (Urban Fantasy novel The Grifffin)


Wayland Dads to run Town Meeting Movie Nights

This year’s Wayland Town Meeting is filled with important articles related to families who have school-aged kids.  Wayland Dads wants to make it easy for both parents to attend Town Meeting with onsite childcare/movie nights.  They have lined up the Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams, the Track Teams and Tennis teams to chaperone the movie nights.  Suggested donation is $10/child per night.  All proceeds go to these varsity teams.

Movies will be shown in the Lecture Hall located on the second floor of the South Building at WHS.  Age recommendation: can you kids sit through a movie??  If so, they are welcome at this fun kids night out activity.

Parents, you don’t have an excuse not to attend!    Event flyer online here: 2018 Town Meeting Childcare flyer

Monday, April 2:

  • 7pm: Toy Story #1
  • 9pm: Toy Story #2

Tuesday, April 3:

  • 7pm:  Shrek #1
  • 9pm: Shrek #2

Thursday, April 5

  • 7pm: Despicable Me
  • 9pm: Despicable Me #2