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Yoga Reaches Out

Mission: to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.

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Internship and Service Year Opportunities with Sudbury Valley Trustees

Sudbury Valley Trustees is offering two summer internship opportunities to local students seeking professional experience with conservation work. The Stewardship Assistant Intern will assist with stewardship of reservations held by Sudbury Valley Trustees. Primary responsibilities include locating, marking and monitoring property boundaries and general monitoring of properties. The Stewardship Assistant will assist with other stewardship activities including both office and field work, such as property maintenance and trail mowing, and working with volunteers on various stewardship tasks. The Community Engagement Intern will work with SVT’s Membership and Outreach staff to expand community-based outreach projects and increase public support for land conservation. Primary responsibilities include fundamental communications and outreach targeted at both the general public and other audiences, such as property visitors and SVT members. These internship positions are unpaid for 10 hours per week. SVT can work with your college or university to transfer time for academic credit. Visit www.svtweb.org for more information on internship responsibilities and requirements.

SVT will once again host three TerraCorps members (formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps) during the 2017 – 2018 service year, August 28, 2017, to July 25, 2018. Part of the national AmeriCorps program, TerraCorps members spend 11 months of service at a nonprofit conservation organization in Massachusetts, where they help their host organization engage the local community and expand its capacity for the future. In return, TerraCorps members receive a living allowance, an education award, and additional benefits. SVT’s three positions are Community Engagement Coordinator, Land Stewardship Coordinator, and Regional Conservation Coordinator. We encourage those interested to read more about the Terracorps program and eligibility requirements at http://www.svtweb.org/news/svt-seeks-terracorps-members-2017-2018.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust, protecting and caring for land and wildlife habitat in 36 communities surrounding the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury Rivers.  www.svtweb.org

Missing Cat: Dune is a light grey cat missing from Wayland home

Dune’s tracker last reported on Wednesday, April 19 near Brook Trail Rd before his tracker’s battery died. If you see Dune, please contact Stef at 916-316-7505

Wayland Police to offer RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program, class meets 4 times in June

The class will total 12 hours and be conducted in 4 sessions (June 6, 8, 13 and 15, 6-9pm) at Wayland High School (Wrestling Room). The class is free.

The class is for females who reside or work in Wayland. Class size is limited. Anyone interested, contact Detective Sergeant Jamie Berger at 508-358-1722 or email him.

The R.A.D. system was designed to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing onto the basics of hands-on self-defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.

Courses are taught by certified R.A.D. and instructors and consist of 12 hours of hands-on training. This is a no-nonsense practical self-defense program that offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the basic physical defense system. The Rape Aggression Defense System is the only program that offers a lifetime return and practice policy in the United States or Canada.

 

Stephen Winthrop, Who Has ALS, Elected Chair of ALS Association Board of Trustees

ALS Association Blog 4/21/17: Stephen Winthrop, Who Has ALS, Elected Chair of ALS Association Board of Trustees. The ALS Association today announced the election of Stephen Winthrop as Chair of The ALS Association Board of Trustees. Stephen was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 and joined the Board in 2015. He replaces Doug Butcher, who will remain a member of the Board.

Wayland once again named a Best Community for Music

For the 8th year in a row, Wayland was selected as a “Best Community for Music” by NAMM Foundation. Wayland was one of 15 school districts in Massachusetts, and 527 selected nationwide.

5th Annual Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive, June 10

Leukemia is a blood cancer. During his illness, Eric needed many, many blood products–whole blood, packed red cells & platelets.

The past four years were a huge success with enough blood donated to help 1,200 people!

Sign Up for a time to Donate Blood online here

Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury were accepted into the Solarize Mass program

This was made official on April 19.  Next is the selection and announcement of an Installer(s) for Solar PV and Solar Hot Water in June, at which point the six-month sign-up period will begin. If you haven’t yet, please fill in our survey (here). If you are a candidate for solar, leave your email address in the comment box at the end of the survey, or email SolarizeWayland@gmail.com. Then you’ll be among the first to be contacted when we’re ready to go. More information online here.