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Save A Dog’s 17th Annual Dog Walk: Paws in the Park 2017

Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm (Rain or Shine)
at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

For complete details, click here

Come join us and many other dog lovers for a day filled with family and canine fun while helping us raise money for homeless dogs! We are thrilled to have Paws in the Park at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.

Some of the activities that will be running throughout the day include an Agility Try-out ring, A Parade of Adoptable Dogs, Doggie Games, face painting for the kids, a silent auction, food, exhibitors, and more.

Registration begins at 10:00am. Group Walk: 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Admission: $10 per adult, $5 for Children ages 5-12, free for Children under 5. (admission is waived if you have raised a comparable amount in pledges).

Plan Ahead for a Fun Day!

  • Rain or shine, dress for the weather!
  • Bring your dog if he/she will enjoy being around other people or dogs.
  • Keep your dog on a 6 ft. or shorter leash. For safety’s sake, please, no retractable leashes.
  • Be courteous and responsible – please clean up after your dog. Bags will be available.
  • Walk the course only if you and your dog are in adequate physical condition to walk 1 mile.
  • Water will be provided for both dogs and people at the walk mid-point. Even if you are not thirsty, be sure to let your dog have plenty of access to the provided water.

Help Create a Safe New Home

Join the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable’s efforts to create safe new homes for survivors of domestic abuse by participating in its annual Shower for Shelters. You can help families transitioning from a shelter to establish a new home by donating new household items. Your donations also help the shelter and transitional housing programs of local domestic violence agencies.

The Shower for Shelters will be held from Monday April 10 through Sunday, April 30. This is the perfect opportunity to make a donation in honor of someone special in your life for Mother’s Day. New unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, the Wayland Public Library or the Lincoln Public Library. Gifts may also be dropped off at the Roundtable’s Libations and Donations free wine tasting event at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, located in Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road (Rt. 20) in Sudbury, on Friday, April 21 starting at 7pm.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org.

All gifts collected are donated to clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence

Event flyer online here:

Florence Adler 5k Walk/Run, May 13

Walk/Run begins at Wayland Middle School at 11am.  Sponsored by the Boston Parent Council 

Habitat for Humanity Metrowest/Greater Worcester partners with MathWorks to support veterans

WHATOperation Playhouse, an initiative of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest Greater Worcester in support of veteran families, will be onsite in Natick where groups of 10 – 12 volunteers will build, design and decorate six children’s playhouses, which will then be donated to local military/veteran families on the same day.  Event flyer online here.

All proceeds raised through this event are used to support Habitat’s local affordable home builds currently ongoing in Holliston and Northborough and the Critical Home repair program throughout the region.

WHO:

  • Habitat for Humanity will help organize the event, select veteran families and manage proceedings
  • MathWorks, lead sponsor of the event, will provide staff volunteers to help build the playhouses
  • Consigli Construction Co., Inc.will provide volunteer lunch and refreshments, ensure building space and offer access to amenities such as power and tents.

WHEN:  Friday, May 12 from at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. — 3:00 pm photo-opportunity of the dedication ceremony when playhouses will be unveiled to the selected veteran families and the children will be awarded a “certificate of ownership”.

WHERE:  MathWorks – Lakeside Campus, 1 Lakeside Campus Drive  (formerly 19 Superior Drive), Natick, MA 01760

For further information about Operation Playhouse or Habitat for Humanity MW/GW, please contact Bonnie Biocchi at bonnie.biocchi@habitatmwgw.org.

About Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester is a non-profit organization that provides simple, decent, affordable home ownership opportunities for families in need living between 30-60% of the area’s median income. Our mission is to provide homes, community and hope. Homes are sold to qualified and carefully selected low-income families on a no-profit basis with an interest-free mortgage. Selected homeowners participate in comprehensive homebuyer education. In keeping with its motto of “a hand up, not a handout,” partner families must contribute 400 to 500 sweat-equity hours helping build their homes. For more information visit www.habitatmwgw.org.

Stuff a Truck for Cradles to Crayons

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to do some Spring cleaning!  Go through your closets, toy boxes, and bookshelves to gather new or gently used children’s items and join us on April 22 for the annual Wayland Stuff-a-Truck to benefit Cradles to Crayons.  Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys, books, and school supplies to children throughout Massachusetts living in low-income or homeless situations.  The 3rd annual Wayland Stuff-a-Truck will be held on Saturday, April 22 at Claypit Hill School, 9am-12pm.  How can you help?  Tell your friends, gather your donations, and drop them off on 4/22.  It couldn’t be easier!  You can also drop off donations anytime from March 29 through April 13 at the following locations: The Loker School (47 Loker Street), Happy Hollow School (63 Pequot Rd), Claypit Hill School (40 Adams Lane), and The Children’s Way (41 Cochituate Rd).  For a list of Cradles to Crayons’ accepted items and donation guidelines, visit http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/donate-goods/items-we-accept.  If you have questions or would like more information, contact Allison Kates at alliekat325@gmail.com.

 

Goodwill’s New Look in Wayland

Wayland Patch 3/17/17: Goodwill’s New Look in Wayland. Residents of Medfield, Wayland, and Westborough will have an easier time locating the Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’ donation bins when they go to drop off donations at their community’s recycling center this spring. That’s because Goodwill has installed new, well-marked bins in these three communities this month.

CAPA Bottle and Can Drive

Wayland High School, Town Pool Parking Lot  
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Time to donate your refundable bottles and cans — Please start saving them if you haven’t already! The CAPA Bottle and Can Drive is coming! This is a fun and high-spirited event and volunteers are always appreciated for their service! The Bottle and Can Drive is a significant fund-raiser for the Wayland High School visual and performing arts programs and CAPA needs your refundable cans and bottles more than ever! High School student volunteers will receive community service hours to use toward their graduation requirements. Contact CAPA at Contact@WHSArts.org for more information on how to volunteer. Please help us to support the Arts in our schools!