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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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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 (

Wheels for the World wheelchair collection

On Saturday, June 17, Wheels for the World will be collecting wheelchairs, parts; and other mobility aides at Trinitarian Congregational Church; 53 Cochituate Rd from 10am-2pm. If you or someone you know has no longer used wheelchairs or canes, crutches, etc. Please bring them to Trinitarian and they will be taken and restored to new condition and brought to disabled children and adults around the world who cannot have access to “the gift of mobility” due to conditions in their countries. Donated wheelchairs will be receipted and are tax deductible.

Come help us give others around the world the freedoms we sometimes take for granted and give The Gift of Mobility. For more information call Cindy Leonard at 508-653-3743 or go to

Volunteers are also needed in this area for ongoing help picking up donated wheelchairs and mobility aids and bringing them to our storage facility in Framingham. If you can help please contact Cindy Leonard.

Wayland High graduate to bike across the country to support affordable housing

Wayland Town Crier 5/28/17: Wayland High graduate to bike across the country to support affordable housing. Elise Goldfine is on a mission to pedal for a cause. The 22-year-old Wayland High School graduate is preparing to bike across the country while supporting efforts to create affordable housing.

For more information about Bike & Build and to donate to Goldfine or another rider, visit Elise’s page is online here.