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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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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  If you have questions or would like more information, contact Allison Kates at


First Parish in Wayland’s Annual Rummage Sale is April 1st

Mark your calendars for First Parish in Wayland’s popular and family-friendly rummage sale on Saturday, April 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm! Departments include toys, books and clothing for all ages, antiques, furniture, jewelry, linens, kitchenware and housewares, lawn and garden, small appliances, and sporting goods. In The Dollar Shop, nothing costs more than a dollar! Sit for a spell and enjoy coffee & baked goods at our Café, or get homemade treats to take home. Kids will also receive a special pinwheel giveaway with a surprise! Parking is available nearby, in front of and behind the Wayland Town Building. The sale is accessible to all, including those with limited mobility. Admission is $6 during the first half hour and $3 after 9:30; children free when accompanied by an adult. First Parish is located at 50 Cochituate Rd, Wayland (at the intersection of routes 20 and 27).

Also, simplify your life and consider donating your gently used, unwanted items for the sale, and get a tax write off to boot! Proceeds from the sale help support First Parish’s youth programs and deserving charities. You can drop off your items at the church beginning Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29. Items accepted for the sale include toys, books, antiques, furniture, jewelry, linens, kitchenware and housewares, lawn and garden items, small appliances, sporting goods, clothing for all ages and fun accessories, and many other kinds of items. We can’t take the following because we can’t sell them: computers and printers, toys with missing parts, dirty or broken items, textbooks, upholstered couches, mattresses, office furniture, refrigerators, exercise machines, straight skis, and TVs.

For more information, including tips on parking and more details on donating items, please visit

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 for more information on how to volunteer. Please help us to support the Arts in our schools!

Kate Taunton-Rigby is running the Boston Marathon to support Boston Children’s Hospital

You can support her at Trivia Night at Joe Sent Me on March 21 and at Bertucci’s Dining for Dollars on April 3.

Trivia Night – 3/21 – Joe Sent Me – Waltham, MA – Trivia begins at 8:00 PM – cash prize and auction for Sox Tickets and other great items (
Pizza Night -4/3 – Bertuccis Wayland Town Center 4PM-9PM – 15% proceeds donated to Boston Children’s Hospital.  (Click the image for a larger version.  Bring and present a printout of the coupon when you visit Bertucci’s)


My Profile Info:

  • Name: Kate Taunton-Rigby, Wayland, MA
  • Age: 35
  • Reason for Running: Children being sick and families enduring is the LAST thing anyone really wants to think about though it is those children and their families who need the most recognition, support and prayers. I’ve always been passionate about blending awareness in to my love for running. My husband and I have been incredibly blessed with two wonderful (health) kids which has made it it even that much more important to work on behalf of others.
  • Marathon Experience: This will be my 7th Boston Marathon and 9th consecutive year running (between my husband’s efforts while I was pregnant and training together in 2013) to Benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. It is an incredible experience and I’m fortunate to be a part of such a great day and team.
  • Training Tip: You have to have good music, books on tape, the comedy channel onPandora, and chocolate milk for recovery

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament FUNdraiser

REGISTER now!! The fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 24th at 7pm at The Field House in Sudbury.

The event will be for adults only and will feature teams of two competing in a double elimination tournament for the grand prize, appetizers, music, beer and wine, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $50 per person ($100 per team) and include playing in the tournament, appetizers catered from MetroWest Catering and one drink ticket.

All proceeds will go to the Wayland Boosters, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to enhance the experience for all middle school and high school athletes and coaches.

Find a partner with a good aim and register today online here.

For more information about the event or Wayland Boosters, please go to the Events page at

WHS Late Night 2017 – Fundraising Effort Underway


“Late Night,” a 20 year-long 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 NOW to plan and secure entertainment, activities, food and favors. Contributions can be made online 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 for their generous support: *

• Baldwin Insurance
• Bolivar Plumbing
• Camp Caribou for Boys
• Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD
• LaBelle Roofing
• Main Cleaners
• Michael Lynch Landscaping and Tree Service
• MPI Software
• Pearl Vision of Sudbury
• Prime 131 Grill
• Wayland Animal Clinic
• Wayland Pediatrics
• Wayland Power & Equipment
• Wayland Travel, Inc

*As of 3/3/17