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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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2nd Annual United Way 5k, October 14

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the 2nd Annual United Way 5-K.

This Run/Walk fundraising event will begin and end at the United Way of Tri-County, 46 Park Street in Framingham. The 3.1 mile chip timed course is fully supported with water stops and route support, and will take runners and walkers through Framingham and around lovely Farm Pond.

Participants of all levels are welcome to join us for this event. Race start time is 9:00 am, check-in/registration begins at 7:30 am. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $20 for those 14 or younger. The first 200 participants to register will receive a long-sleeve race shirt and goodie bag.

Awards for top male and top female in 8 age divisions will be presented. Prizes will also be awarded to top fundraising team and individual. Money raised will benefit three United Way services including Hunger Relief, Early Literacy, and Suicide Prevention/Mental Health.

Special thanks to Pacesetter Sponsor Southboro Medical Group and Goodie Bag Sponsor DCU for their generous support. More sponsorship opportunities are available, see contact information below. For more information or to register, please click this link. Questions? Call or email Events Manager Sandy Baldi at (508) 370.4873 /

Found: Black, orange and white Calico Cat on Rolling Lane

This beautiful calico cat has been hanging out on a Rolling Lane patio for several days. While the homeowners have grown quite fond of it, they would love to help reunite it with its family. If you think it may be yours, text or call  617-699-5161

Lost Cat: Gaius is missing from his home at Woodridge & Country Corners

Gaius was reported missing at (and you can contact his owner via that link).

Gaius is a senior black and white male tabby cat.  He is not wearing an ID tag.  He uUsually returns home every few hours for food and attention. Was let out Friday night, Aug 11, 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. Was indoor cat up until a few months ago when he decided he liked going outside and down to the creek that runs past the house.

Become a Tutor of English

Have you ever thought about tutoring someone in English? Most people who decide to become tutors are thinking of the good it can do, helping others become more proficient in English and better able to cope with employment, landlords, schools or the medical profession. But then they discover the rewards, the satisfaction that comes as progress is made and a relationship develops that enriches both learner and tutor. Tutors often speak of their pleasure in learning about another culture and their greater appreciation for the challenges facing those who are adapting to ours.

Because of the constant demand for tutoring, all available tutors are now working with students, and the next tutor-training course has been scheduled. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors for the five-session course that starts on September 19. The class will meet at the Wayland Library on five Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00. Class dates this fall are Sept. 19 and 26, October 10, 17 and 24. No prior knowledge of a foreign language is needed, just an openness to other cultures and the desire to share your knowledge of English. The training is free, although it is necessary to purchase a textbook for about $20.

For more information or to enroll in the tutor-training course, you can phone Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or email her at

News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 11, 2017

Public Libraries: a Great Return on Investment

In 2007, the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library did a study of the economic impact of eight public libraries in the state. It found that every dollar spent on libraries yielded a return of at least four dollars in value. Some of the metrics used to calculate that value were: the cost to secure those same services from another venue (e.g. bookstore, video store); the purchase by libraries of goods and services from local businesses; and “halo” spending–what a consumer spends on neighboring businesses when he or she sets out to simply make a trip to the library. Go to to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.


Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: or

This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media.  Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library?  Did you hear an interesting speaker?  Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass?  Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

  1. Create a short, simple video where you talk to the camera. 30-90 seconds is best. Cell phone videos are great. Nothing fancy—just talk and share! What did you like about it? Would you recommend it to others?
  2. Send the video to us via our Facebook or Instagram Messages: or @wayland_library.
  3. Once your video is approved by our staff and a photo/video release form is signed, we’ll post it online! If you would like to come in to the library and have a staff member film for you, please message us to schedule a mutually agreeable time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


New!  GO Pass from The Trustees of Reservations

We invite you to visit some of Massachusetts’ most historic estates, wild landscapes, and pristine beaches with The Trustees of Reservations’ new GO Pass (G-O for “Get Outside!”).   Generously sponsored by The Friends of Wayland Public Library, this pass offers our patrons free or reduced admission to all Trustee properties, including Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, the Old Manse in Concord, and Crane Beach in Ipswich.

To reserve your GO Pass—or any of the Library’s more than 30 different museum passes—go to and click on the Museum Pass icon and select “Trustees of Reservations” or call us at 508-358-2311.


  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.


Make a Solar Print. Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Thinking about the solar eclipse? Make a solar print! We will make solar prints with fun-shaped objects: leaves, shells, buttons, paperclips and more. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 6 and up.

Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make your own ice cream Sundae, socialize with your friends, and celebrate all the great reading you have done this summer. All participants in our Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.  For ages preschool and up.


Teen Pizza Party, Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their reading this summer at this teen only pizza party.  We will also draw the winner for the free Kindle Fire.  All participants in the Teen Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.




Zoning Board Hearing for Windsor Place (24 School Street) on September 7

On July 5, 2017, the Town of Wayland’s Zoning Board of Appeals received an application submitted by Windsor Place LLC for a Comprehensive Permit that proposes the development at 24 School Street of twelve Townhouse rental units, of which not less than 25% (three) of such units shall be restricted as affordable.

The opening hearing for the Comprehensive Permit was held on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

The next hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals has been scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, in the Large Hearing Room.  Topics anticipated to be discussed include traffic and public safety (police and fire).  Relevant consultants for peer review will be in attendance.

Timely information related to this Comprehensive Permit application and process will be shared on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals page, 24 School Street.

Residents may submit their comments by email by clicking here.

Barker School of Ballet – Accepting Registrations for 2017-2018 Season!

The Barker School of Ballet is currently accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 Season. Classes are offered for students ages 3 – Adult at the Barker Dance Studio on 139 Draper Road, Wayland. Class schedules and registration information are available at For more information, please contact Allyson Barker at 617-335-0787 or The Barker School of Ballet has been offering pre-professional classes in classical ballet for over 50 years.


capaThe Barker School of Ballet is a WaylandeNews Philanthropic Sponsor, and proudly supports the Creative Arts Parents Association.