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WHS Late Night 17

26 Business and Community Organizations Supporting and Counting…..

“Late Night,” a 20 year Wayland AFTER-Prom tradition, is entirely funded by tax-deductible contributions from our community. Each year, WHS parents and community businesses come together to create this fun, safe, alcohol and drug-free chaperoned party.

Donations are needed to plan and secure entertainment, activities, food and favors. Contributions can be made online at or by mailing checks payable to Wayland PTO to Deb Stubeda, 17 White Road, Wayland, MA 01778. Let’s keep our kids safe on Prom Night and let this be the ONLY Party in Town!

Thus far, we would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for partnering with us with generous contributions: *

• Baldwin Insurance
• Bolivar Plumbing
• Camp Caribou for Boys
• Charles River Insurance
• Chisholm Insurance
• Good Shepherd Parish
• Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD
• LaBelle Roofing
• Main Cleaners
• Michael Lynch Landscaping and Tree Service
• Middlesex Savings Bank
• MPI Software
• Pearl Vision of Sudbury
• Prime 131 Grill
• Prospect Hill Homes
• Roche Brothers/Sudbury Farms
• Robb’s Photography
• Shephard’s Mobil and Service Station
• Simply Done
• Village Bank
• Wayland Animal Clinic
• WaylandCares
• Wayland Variety and Deli
• Wayland Pediatrics
• Wayland Power & Equipment
• Wayland Travel, Inc

*As of 3/24/17

Wayland High School A Cappella Groups Gearing up for Spring Concert

Wayland High School’s talented a cappella groups – the Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals – are hard at work preparing for the spring College A Cappella Concert on Saturday, April 1, a wonderful tradition welcoming spring to the Wayland community.

The concert will be held at WHS at 7:30pm this Saturday and will feature the Wayland High School Muses, T-Tones, and Madrigals, along with three outstanding college groups — returning favorites Berklee’s Pitch Slapped and Tufts’ Beelzebubs, and performing for the first time in Wayland — Yale’s New Blue, featuring Wayland High School alum Anna Lifland!  WHS seniors Andrea Ponce and Clare Lippincott will MC this fun spring tradition!

A cappella music features fresh arrangements of both classic and contemporary songs performed by unaccompanied singers, though vocalists sometimes emulate instruments. Having experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent years, a cappella attracts the most talented singers on high school and college campuses nationwide.

Priced at $18, tickets are available now at Donelan’s, Russell’s Garden Center, and online at the WHS CAPA website. Tickets to these concerts frequently sell-out, so purchase early to guarantee a seat! You can find pictures, videos, and additional information on the concert’s Facebook page, and on the CAPA website.

The bi-annual college a cappella concerts (fall and spring) are the primary fundraisers for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA), the organization that supports all Wayland High School arts, music and theater programs. For more information, to join the mailing list, or to make a separate donation, visit


Teams getting ready for League of Women Voters Civics Bee, April 2

Teams from Sudbury, Wayland and Weston are gearing up for the ninth annual League of Women Voters Civics Bee.  The Civics Bee will take place Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Curtis Middle School, 22 Pratts Mill Rd., in Sudbury. The Bee is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters in the three towns.

The special theme section of this year’s Bee is the United States Supreme Court and judicial system. The main focus of the Civics Bee remains to challenge the teams’ overall knowledge of federal, state and local government, with questions in all of those categories.

Civics Bee teams are composed of middle school students, high school students and three adults from each town.  On the Wayland team are high school students Isabella Rubin, Timothy Dowling, Anthony Zou, Rosa Vitiello, Nandita Subbiah, and Alexander Briasco-Stewart; middle school students William Cossart, Samuel Goldstone, Zachary Marto (alternate), William Munroe, Ryan Murdock, Atharva Weiling, and Aiden Zhang; and adults Tom Gennis, P.R. Goldstone, and Jeff Kurtz.

The Bee Master, or moderator, will be Jo-Ann Berry of the Acton Area League.  Richard Albert, assistant professor at Boston College Law School, a specialist in constitutional law, democratic theory and comparative constitutional law, will be the judge. Avery Chaplin of Weston is providing graphics and technical assistance.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.



News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 24, 2017


WAYLAND READS began on March 17! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it.  New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre.  Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art.  We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  All three authors will visit the library.  See our website for a full list of events at  

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Friday, April 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us in the Raytheon Room for a showing of The Thomas Crown Affair, a remake of the 1968 classic.  Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Dennis Leary, this film is about a thrill-seeker who steals art for a living and meets his match in a seductress detective.  The film is part of WAYLAND READS programming.

THE VALUE OF ART-A panel discussion is scheduled as part of the WAYLAND READS programs. Saturday April 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Join us for a community panel discussion moderated by Joyce Kulhawik, long-time arts and entertainment critic, with the following panelists:

  • Charlie Anderson, musician and organizer of the Wayland Concert Series
  • Jennifer Dowling, mixed media artist
  • Clara Lagor, Wayland High School student
  • Richard Weingartner, Wayland High School theater teacher and drama director
  • Thomas White, architect
  • Christina Zwart, sculptor

BOOK DISCUSSION-MASTER THIEVES, Tuesday, April 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Join librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz for a discussion of Master Thieves:  The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian.  This is one of the three titles included in the Wayland Reads series.

Earring Making Workshop with Norma Radoff, Saturday, April 1, 11:00am-1:00pm. All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 10 participants. For ages 14 and up. Register online or at the Circulation Desk

NEW LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS MAY WIN A KINDLE FIRE.  Believe it or not, there are people living in Wayland who don’t have a library card.  If you’re one of them, we’d like to gently remind you of some of the benefits.  The most obvious is that it gives you access not just to the Wayland Library, but to all 43 libraries in the Minuteman Library Network.  That’s literally millions of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.  Reserve them online, and if they’re coming from another library, they’ll be in Wayland within the week—sometimes just days.  But your card also lets you stream a movie, do business research, find an article, check your investments, reserve a museum pass, learn a language, read (or listen to) a book, or enjoy some tunes–all from home at 3 a.m. in your bathrobe.  You’ll have to come in to get the card, but you’ll be making the most out of living in Wayland.  (Just be sure to get dressed first.) And if, after all that, you still need an incentive to get a library card, just complete a card form (either in person or online at, bring it in, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB tablet and case.  While the opportunity to apply for a library card has no expiration, the Kindle drawing is limited to March 15 through April 15.

ESOL Tutor Training Class.  Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday mornings, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 ( April 11 is a make-up date for the snow day of March 9) . If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director at 508-358-7517, virginia@thesteels.comAll classes are held in The Training Room of the Public Safety Building.

Great Presenter’s Series: Gretchen Schuler: “HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MAINSTONE FARM”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm,  Gretchen will take us on a Mainstone Farm journey telling of the farm’s history during one family’s stewardship of nearly 150 years. She will talk about its past, present, and future, highlighting one of Wayland’s premier heritage landscapes known and loved by all.

Poetry Workshop,  The group meets two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginning and advanced poets welcome. The next two meetings are scheduled for Thursdays, April 6 and 20, from 2:00-4:00pm.

MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNING STAR.  Morningstar Investment Research Center provides high-quality investment research on Funds, ETFs, Companies and Industry sector.  Morningstar is brought to you by the Town of Wayland and the Wayland Free Public Library. The link for this resource is on the library’s online resources page at:

UPCOMING APRIL BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR ADULTS, The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311 or visit us online at

  • Evening Book Group:  Monday, April 10, 7:00-8:30pm.  Featured is Shin Kyung-Sook’s novel, Please Look After Mom.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday April 12, 11:30am-1:00pm. The next book that we will discuss is The Good Shufu:  Finding Love, Self and Home on the Far Side of the World  by Tracy Slater. The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu : in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she’d call herself
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:  Thursday, April 13, 6:00-7:30pm.  Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchens is this month’s book selection.
  • Noontime Book Group:  Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, April 14, Noon-2:00pm.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the featured book for discussion.

English Conversation Group.  Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next two sessions will be held on Fridays, March 24 and April 21 in The Raytheon Room.

Needlework/Handwork Group.  Our needlework group will meet on April 5 and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

EXHIBITS. This month the Raytheon Room features artwork from Wayland High School’s advanced drawing classes.  The theme for the exhibition is letters of the alphabet, and is inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s book, The Z was Zapped. 


  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30-11:15am
  • Preschool Parenting Group. Tuesday, April 4, 9:15-10:15am. Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, April 13, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Upcoming Storytimes. 
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 30, April 20, 27 at 10:30am 


  • Make Your Own Masterpiece. Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, and April 26 3:00-4:30pm. Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media. The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library.  Children may attend one, two, or all three workshops. Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops. (Wayland Reads event.)
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, April 5, 3:00pm-4:00 pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, April 12, 2:30-3:30 pm. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. April’s book is Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.  Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room.  This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club. Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  April’s book is The Fake Mustache, by Tom Angleberger.

Wayland Dads to run child care for Town Meeting

Wayland Town Meeting is an important annual civic event where getting the most residents to attend is in all our best interests.  But typically, fewer than 3% of registered voters attend.In today’s national political climate, we should aspire to set an example for how collaborative democracy works.  The system in place at Town Meeting is the purest form of democracy and we should embrace it.  Wayland Dads wants to do something to help more families with young kids attend Town Meeting.

Wayland Dads is coordinating babysitting for the Sunday (April 2nd) afternoon session and Monday (April 3rd) evening session of Town Meeting.  Babysitting will be located inside the High School and will be administered by multiple BASE teachers and High School students.  There will be games, activities, and movies for the kids.  Costs are ridiculously low per child – $20 for Sunday and $10 for Monday (discounts for multiple kids).  Here’s the link for more information and the way to RSVP one of these limited sports –  If you can get babysitting on your own, please still make an effort to attend our Town Meeting and help shape the future of our town.

Signup is online here:


Spotlight on Annual Town Meeting, #3: Library Design and the Finance Committee

In our final program before we break for two weeks for Annual Town Meeting, The Buzz focuses first on the Library Design Article. Trustee Chair Aida Gennis will be explaining the significance of her board’s article. Then we talk with Finance Committee Chair Dave Watkins and Co-Chair Carol Martin about Wayland’s finances, that status of our Aaa bond rating, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, and the financial challenges we might face from the several large capital projects that might be on the horizon over the next few years.

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

Spring Gardening Club at Happy Hollow

Aspiring gardeners in Grades 2 – 5 may enroll in the Happy Hollow Gardening Club, an after-school activity scheduled to begin Friday, April 7 and continue on April 28, May 5, 12, and 19, 2017.

Registration info is on the Wayland School Community Program’s Community Education page at under District Information.

Children will make terrariums, learn how seeds differ in appearance, be exposed to art masterpieces, and create their own artwork with their newfound appreciation for the natural world. In the garden, they will prepare the soil, plant seeds, and even take one plant home to tend in their own mini-garden.

Registration info or questions may be directed to WSCP at 508-358-8617. Deborah Niles, Happy Hollow teacher who has been a leader in the five-year organic garden project, will lead the 3 – 4:30pm club.