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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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What are Wayland activists doing to fight climate change? And what can YOU do?

Interested in a more sustainable lifestyle, but not sure where to start? On Tuesday, February 6,  7:30-9pm, local activists Ellen Tohn and Anne Harris will share their work with the Energy and Climate Committee to green municipal energy use, and with to help residents reduce their household’s footprint.

And because switching to a healthy, plant-rich diet is one of the most impactful solutions to reduce dangerous emissions, they’re bringing in Diana Goldman, a local vegan chef and founder of, to demonstrate some simple, nutritious dishes… and serve tasty samples as well! The event will also feature City Compost, which does curbside pickup of food scraps, expertly composts it, and then returns the black gold to your doorstep for your garden.

This is an event in the Wayland Library’s Great Presenters Series. It is free, open to the public, and will provide attendees with helpful tools for a greener life. At the Wayland Free Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

Flyer online here

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


  • Great Presenters: Wayland’s Energy and Climate Action. Over the past seven years, Wayland’s Energy Committee has helped the town use 20% less electricity and save $200,000 in reduced energy costs. Learn what’s next (and how to help). We will also discuss a plant-rich diet—including recipes and delicious samples–which improves health and reduces personal carbon impacts. Ellen Tohn is an environmental health consultant with over 30 years of experience.  Her committee Co-Chair, Anne Harris, works in the green energy industry.  Diana Goldman is a vegan chef and teacherTuesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Reading: Ali Hosseini. Ali Hosseini was born in Shiraz, Iran and came to the United States as a student.  He will share his personal story of immigration, discuss his writing, and read from his novel, The Place of Stones.  An Iranian village provides a vivid setting for the story of two friends and their families as they confront land reform, revolution and war, illuminating how a lost past continues to shape the present.  Monday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
  • Coding for Adults is Back! This fall’s Coding for Adults was so popular, we’re offering it again!  Explore key ideas in computer science, learn the basics of writing computer programs, and build a fun game using the Python programming language.  Instructor Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years.  He also runs the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.  Bring your own laptop or check out one of ours (using your own flash drive).   Enrollment is limited, so look under “Events” on our website and sign up now! Thursdays, January 25; February 1 and 15; March 1, 15, 22, and 29; April 5 at 7 p.m.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Evening: Confessions by Kinae Minato.  Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming, Confessions explores the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger.  Monday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
  • Non-Fiction: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin.  Award-winning author Godwin recounts the turbulent history of his homeland, Zimbabwe, in carefully-crafted prose that–despite a tale of numbing violence and despair–never loses sight of the natural beauty and native spirit that drew his family to Africa in the first place. Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.
  • Dystopian/Sci-Fi:  On Such a Full Sea, by Chang-Rae Lee, is a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman’s legendary quest in a shocking, future America.  Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club:  The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper by Lynne Rosetto Kasper.  Participants make recipes from a selected cookbook and share them, potluck-style. While enjoying our homemade delights, we discuss book and author.  Thursday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Noon:  A Passage to India, E. M. Forster’s classic novel about colonialism and race.  Friday, February 9.
  • Armchair Travel:  The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific, by J. Maarten Troost, is the author’s memoir of life of life on a remote island. Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 a.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 23; Feb. 6, 13, 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 25; Feb. 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, February 8, 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.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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.
  • Sensory Storytime, Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. 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.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, January 30, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m.Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.


  • Comic Book Kids, Thursday, January 25, 4:00-4:45p.m. Comic Book Kids is a NEW graphic novel book club for kids in grades 2-5. January’s book is Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. We will discuss the book and enjoy a snack.
  • Parent/Child Book Group, Wednesday, January 31, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent.  January’s book is The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley. (This event is rescheduled from January 17.)
  • Drop-in Family Game Day, Wednesday, January 31, 3:00-5:00p.m. Drop in for an afternoon of board games and card games. Play an old favorite or learn a new game. For ages 4 and up.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 3, 2:00-3:00p.m Children will welcome in the Year of the Dog by listening to stories and making crafts. For ages 4 and up. This program is sponsored by the Wayland Chinese American Association and the Wayland After School Chinese Program.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, February 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m.Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme: Winter Wonderland. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Crafts: Valentines and Chinese New Year,  Wednesday, February 14, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make fabulous crafts in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up.


  • Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens During Exam Week, January 22, 23, and 24. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.  Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.
  • Random Fandom,Monday, January 29, 2:45-3:45 p.m. TAB (Teen Advisory Board) will meet for the first time in the new year. Teens are invited for fandom related snacks, crafts, and trivia. For teens.

FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: Storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market, Saturday, February 3, at 11:00-11:30 a.m. Come to a storytime upstairs at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Program led by librarian Carly Moniz. For ages babies to 5 years, with parent/caregivers.




Free Flu Vaccine still being offered by the Wayland Health Deparmebnt

The Wayland Health Department still has flu vaccine and will be providing FREE Injectable Flu Vaccine for walk-ins (no appointment needed) at the Town Building in the Health Department.

January 23, 2pm – 5:30 pm

There is no out of pocket expense but insurance cards are necessary to provide for reimbursement so future vaccine may be purchased.

“Flu Mist” is NOT be available as the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted last year not to recommend the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) “nasal spray”. ACIP is a panel of immunization experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This ACIP vote is based on data they reviewed that showed poor or relatively lower effectiveness of “flu mist” from 2013-2016. ACIP continues to recommend the inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) for everyone aged 6 months and older.

Injectable Seasonal Flu Vaccine is available to everyone aged 6mos and older. Limited doses of Pneumococcal, Prevnar and Tdap vaccine is available for those individuals who meet the criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). If you have a question please call 508-358-6805.

Wayland High Grad Biking U.S. For MS

Wayland Patch 1/19/18: Wayland High Grad Biking U.S. For MS. Audrey Zizza, Wayland High School class of 2015, will be participating in a cross country bike trip this summer to raise funds to support MS research and awareness. Bike the US for MS organizes bike trips that raise awareness for multiple sclerosis research, and bikers also visit people across the country who have MS, doing chores and building ramps – anything they can to help. It’s a great organization and a great mission. If you’d like to learn more or donate to this cause please visit or contact Audrey directly at At this link you can also see some amazing pictures from previous trips.

Pegasus Registration Open

Registration for the Pegasus Summer Program to be held at Claypit Hill School is now open (  Pegasus is a Wayland Public Schools enrichment program for preschool (age 3 by June 25) to entering Grade Six children.

Among the special events planned for this summer is a birthday party to celebrate 25 years of Pegasus,  a program that continues to attract more than 225 participants each summer. Session dates are June 25 – July 13 and July 16 – August 3, 2018.

Registration closes April 2 and enrollment will be on a case-by-case basis after that date and will depend on openings in the chosen specialty areas for school-age children or days of the week for preschool-kindergarteners.

For information, check out the website and/or the brochure mailed to school age families this week.  Contact person at Wayland School Community Programs is Pegasus Coordinator Julie Potter at 508-358-8621 or

Domestic Violence Roundtable Collects Valentine Donations for Families in Shelter

Each February, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The Valentine Bags are decorated by the children from Sudbury Extended Day.

Members of our local communities are cordially invited to participate in this collection and to help fill the bags at the Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 3 PM at the Wayland Public Safety Building. This is a great opportunity for schools, scout groups, civic organizations, workplaces, families, friends, and neighbors to join the Roundtable in making lives brighter for families affected by domestic violence. Small gestures like the gift bags let families know they are supported in their decision to leave an abusive situation and brighten their day.

Some examples of needed items are gift cards for CVS, Target, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters, some items would include full-size bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for teens and children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars, stickers socks, and non-violent toys, to bath and hair products, books, diaries, movie passes, iTunes cards, and candy.

In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags for families in shelter and transitional housing.

If you are interested in contributing to the Valentine’s Day collection, please contact the Roundtable at . A collection basket will be available in the lobby of the Wayland Public Safety Building located at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland from February 6-13, 2018.

Parmenter Foundation announces 2018 Lecture Series

The Parmenter Foundation Lecture Series:

WHERE: Weston Community Center at 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston
TIME: 6-7:30 PM
COST: All are welcome. There is no charge.
RESERVATION: Seating is limited, please e-mail to reserve your place.
DATES: February 8May 10September 13

Thursday, February 8, 2018: “An Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia: Is Prevention a Reality?”
Our speaker, Brent Forester, MD, MSc, is the Chief of the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the foremost expert on geriatric psychiatry in our area.

Thursday, May 10, 2018: “Infectious Diseases: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease”
Our speaker, Mark S. Klempner, MD, is the Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Klempner is internationally renowned for infectious disease research and the development of therapeutics and vaccines to combat infections.

Thursday, September 13, 2018: “Using Patient-Reported Data to Drive Health Outcomes”
Our Speaker, Neil B. Minkoff, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of EmpiraMed, a technology company that has developed a patient engagement software platform called the PRO Portal to Capture Real World Patient Experience with a goal of executing outcome-based contracts and quality improvement intervention programs.