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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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WHSTE presents Almost, Maine

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble presents their Spring Play, ALMOST, MAINE, by John Cariani. Performances are on May 3, 4 and 5 — all at 7:30pm, in the Wayland High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors. They can be purchased at the door, or online at


Wayland High School A Cappella Groups Gearing up for Spring Concert

Wayland High School’s talented a cappella groups are hard at work preparing for the Spring College A Cappella Concert on Saturday, April 7, starting at 7:30 pm.  This annual concert is a wonderful way to welcome spring to the Wayland community!

The concert will be held at Wayland High School Auditorium and will feature our own talented Wayland High School Madrigals, T-Tones, and Muses, along with three outstanding college groups — the Vassar Devils, featuring Wayland’s Sophia Calder; University of New Hampshire Not Too Sharp; and Northeastern Pitch, Please!  WHS seniors Zach Dresens and Kayla Mabe will MC this fun spring tradition!

The Wayland High School a cappella groups are also hard at work on a CD that will be ready for release before the end of the school year.  Come hear the results of their hard work, featuring creative arrangements, talented singing and spirited choreography! A cappella attracts some of the most talented singers on college campuses, and the college groups featured this spring are certain to impress and entertain!  

Priced at $18, tickets are NOW available 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 at, and on the CAPA website at .

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  

Article by Cindy Lewis; Photo Credits to Lana Murphy.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe: a comic, satiric masterpiece by the authors of Pirates of Penzance

Sudbury Savoyards present Iolanthe – a comic, satiric masterpiece by the authors of Pirates of Penzance

April 7th at 2pm and 8pm
April 14th at 2pm and 8pm
Tickets available online: or at the door!
Ticket Prices: Seniors $20; Students $15; Adults $24
Venue: Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard MA 01754

Watch the fairies go face-to-face with the peers, battling over classic themes of love vs. the law and the law vs. justice! Iolanthe offers a beautiful score, witty lyrics, and classic satire. Iolanthe portrays a level of depth and humanity beyond most of Gilbert and Sullivan’s other operettas, beautifully blending the fantastic with the real. Iolanthe was banished from Fairyland 25 years ago but is welcomed back by the Fairy Queen and other fairies. Strephon, her son, who is half-fairy (down to the waist) is to marry Phyllis that very day, but the Lord Chancellor and peers object. If you are looking for a little magic, some humor, and a lot of humanity, you won’t want to miss this!

For more information call the Sudbury Savoyards at 781-369-5992

Spring ballet – Variations on Make Way for Ducklings

Dance Prism presents an original ballet inspired by Robert McCloskey’s beloved characters and the unparalleled spirit of the era in which they lived and thrived. Featuring company member Alex Roy (WHS ’13). Appropriate for all ages – celebrate spring with your whole family!  Three performances: April 14 in Littleton, April 22 in Natick and April 29 in Andover. Details at:

Event flyer online here

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause, March 24 at Sandy Burr

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause
Saturday, March 24th, 8-11PM, Sandy Burr Country Club Lounge.

Wayland has a vibrant musical community, and a group of local musicians have come together to host a benefit concert for Wayland Community Fund. You’ll hear rock, blues, R&B, roots, and want to dance your shoes off! Each of the rotating bands hitting the stage has been performing for years in the area and you can be assured a great time with friends, with some terrific music! And all for a great cause.

The Wayland Community Fund provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents. 100% of all donations go to helping Wayland residents. $10 at the door.

With performances featuring: Peter Lavenson, John McGah, Steve Robb, Bob Salitsky, Hartley Waggener, Tim Eskey, Brent Clark, Leslie Moloney, joe Oneschuck, Peter Tomasello, Jim Medvedeff, Bob Cramer, Dave D’Orlando, Chris Reynolds, and others!

The Role of Men in the Time of #MeToo, March 13

Wayland Fire Chief David Houghton, George Connor, Craig Norberg-Bohm, Malcolm Astley, Robert Mainer, and Wayland Assistant Fire Chief Neil McPherson hold the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Banner.

 The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will commemorate White Ribbon Day by hosting a discussion of “The Role of Men in the Time of #MeToo.” The program will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 3 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Wayland Public Safety Building located at 38 Cochituate Road in Wayland. Join neighbors, community leaders, public safety officials, clergy, and members of the Roundtable for this important event.

After an opening ceremony featuring the raising of the White Ribbon flag, two short films will be screened. One features local men and boys sharing their thoughts on the #MeToo Movement. The second screening will feature a segment of the CBS program, “A Panel of Men on the #MeToo Movement.” The films will be followed by a moderated discussion on the issues raised by the films. Participants will be encouraged to identify ways in which they, as individuals, can be allies in creating change.

In 2006, American civil rights activist Tarana Burke, created the phrase “Me Too,” to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault and abuse in society. She has stated that the success of #MeToo will require men to take a stand and become involved in movements aimed at changing the prevailing culture.

The Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign was conceived as a call to action for men and women to take a pledge to move from the sidelines and be part of the solution to ending violence against women and all gender-based violence. White Ribbon Day messaging focuses on promoting healthy masculinity and assessing the impact that toxic norms have on all of us but especially men and boys.


WCPA and Wayland Dads present Curling Night 2018

Curling Night 2018, Saturday, February 10, 6pm – 9pm

With the 2018 Winter Olympics nearly here, we invite you to embrace your inner champion.  Join us for some fun, and experience a unique night of CURLING!

Wayland Parent Children’s Association and Wayland Dads have teamed up to offer an event for the parent community with food, an hour of instruction and a friendly round-robin bonspiel, right here in Wayland at Broomstones Curling Club.

Slots are limited, so sign up ASAP – $60/player (this is a special, subsidized price offered by the WCPA and Wayland Dads).  Click here to buy your tickets ASAP. Space is limited and this will sell out.

Players encouraged to bring spectators to cheer them on! The amazing venue boasts a warm gathering room, and full cash bar for players and spectators alike. Deliver your Stone to the House!