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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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Volunteers pick berries for Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund

Wayland Town Crier 7/19/17: Volunteers pick berries for Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund. Emily Ivker didn’t know enough to recognize that friend Lauren Dunne Astley was in an abusive relationship. On Tuesday, Ivker visited the Astley family’s blueberry patch to pick berries in support of a fund set up in memory of Astley.

11th Annual Wayland Warriors Football Golf Tournament

Friday, July 21, at 10am at Sandy Burr Country Club located on Route 27, Wayland. All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to offset the program’s costs, such as food, equipment, apparel, clinics, and – most importantly – safety equipment.

Golfers ($125 per golfer $500 for a foursome) – includes a round of golf, golf cart, and BBQ dinner
Hole Sponsor (donation $250) – a sign will be placed at a tee with your company or family name on it
General Donation – any monetary donation is always welcomed
Donate a prize for the raffle

Ways to Support the Wayland Warriors Football Program: If you have an item to donate to the raffle or any questions about the tournament, please contact Coach Scott Parseghian at (617) 620-9580 or We appreciate your consideration in supporting the team and hope to hear you in the stands under the Friday night lights cheering on the Wayland Warriors.

To register or donate, go online here.

Knee Slapping, Toes Tapping – Comedy & Jazz Coming to Wayland

The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging is sponsoring a fundraiser featuring nationally known Social and Political Humorist Jimmy Tingle and the Shane Wood Jazz Trio, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:30pm at Sandy Burr Country Club. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, there will be a fabulous dessert buffet. All proceeds benefit the Wayland Council on Aging. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online here, The Village Bank or The Wayland Council on Aging. Tables of four can be reserved if 4 tickets are purchased at the same time. The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Wayland residents to participate in Pan-Mass Challenge

Wayland Town Crier 6/30/17: Wayland residents to participate in Pan-Mass Challenge. On August 5 and 6, 52 riders from Wayland will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The following are the Wayland participants: Marc Brofsky, Peter Roblin, Lisa Roblin, Josh Bekenstein, David Poorvu, Don Chase, Michael Roberge, Jill Brofsky, Noel O’Neill, Fred Leichter, Jennifer Leichter, Edward Warner, Kenneth Gold, Emily Bekenstein, Matthew Levy, Rawson Hubbell, Daniel Najemy, Paul Paresky, Jon Mehlman, Suzanne Spencer, William Baldwin, Jim Hsu, Dennis Reilly, Patricia Berenson, Andy Bekenstein, Marci Bloch, Martin Greene, David Poulin, Tom Sommerfield, Erika Frey, Daniel Slater, Robert Inches, Andrew Bloch, Edward McCarthy, Robert Sasso, Donny Askin, Cheryl Mathieu, Matthew Halperin, Nick Cooley, Gary Rubin, Arlan Pool, Matthew Davids, Jill Inches, Robert Barnes, Dan Haley, Chris Green, Jill Dalby, Anna Hubbell, Alejandro Fischer, Ian Reilly, Connie Askin and Al Berardi.

Donate online here.

Jazz and Comedy Club, September 23

♫ What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?  No, no, that isn’t right.  What are you doing on Saturday evening, September 23?  You don’t know?  Well, do we have something special for you!

Nationally known social and political comedian Jimmy Tingle and the Shane Wood Jazz Trio will be playing at Sandy Burr Country Club on September 23rd at 7:30pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging.  No, there won’t be lobster but there will be fun and laughter, good times with friends, smooth music to get you moving, a live auction, and hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

Tickets for this festive fundraiser are $75 per person and will be available at the Village Bank, the Council on Aging, and soon online.  So put the date into your calendar and then have a nice summer

A Family Takes on ALS

Massachusetts General Hospital 5/26/17: A Family Takes on ALS. He is an analytical thinker. She is an energetic force. Together, Stephen Winthrop and M. Jane Williamson of Wayland, Massachusetts, make a formidable husband-and-wife team in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the progressive, neuromuscular disease that is slowly robbing Stephen of the use of his muscles. In collaboration with the clinicians and scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, and local and national advocacy groups, Stephen and Jane have created a current of hope for their own family and for the estimated 30,000 people in the United States with ALS.

WPSF “HATS Off” End-of-Year Campaign Runs Through June 16

Making a donation to the Wayland Public Schools Foundation is a perfect way to say “Thank You!” to that special teacher or staff member. For over 30 years, the Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) has supported teachers by funding classroom innovations and creative units of study not covered by the regular school budget. Make a donation to the HATS Off campaign and a personalized certificate will be sent to the faculty member(s) of your choice. The donation amount will not be disclosed. Visit the WPSF website to order your HATS Off certificate online at Donations are tax deductible and may qualify for matching gifts at participating companies. Questions? Contact Jane Chitkara ( or Amy Sullivan (