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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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Buy turkey pops for Thanksgiving and support Parmenter food pantry

7th year running. Turkey Pops! Amy’s Sweet Solutions will donate a dozen cupcakes to Parmenter food pantry for every dozen turkey cake pops ordered (only $36). Treat your friends and family with these yummy, fun cake pops while helping to feed our hungry neighbors. Everyone will be thankful!  Order now and please share this offer with your friends. You can reach Amy’s Sweet Solutions at, on Facebook or by phone at 617-530-0724.


Missing Cat: Charlie is an-all black cat missing from Millbrook Rd/Rail Trail

Charlie is an all black, short-haired female kitty. She is very friendly and hangs out on the rail trail. Her family lives on Millbrook Rd, along the rail trail.  She has no collar, but is microchipped. Please contact Nina via her post on @Wayland Bulletin Board with any information.

Wayland Police collecting Toys for Tots

The Wayland Police Department is excited to announce we will be collecting toys donated this year for the United States Marine Corp Reserve “Toys for Tots” program.

You can drop off your new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at the Wayland Public Safety Building lobby from today, until the last collection day, December 13, 2019.

Please only donate new, unwrapped, non-violent toys!

If you have any questions, please contact Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger, Wayland PD, 508-358-1722 or

WCPA Kids’ Concert: The Stacey Peasley Band, Veterans Day

The Wayland Children & Parents Association is once again hosting its annual Veterans Day children’s concert! Dance and sing to the rockin’ music and sing-along lyrics of popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley at this concert for kids young and old. Full of fun and loaded with great music, this concert is sure to get even your smallest dancers tapping their toes!

$15 per family.  Doors open at 10am.

Tickets at or at the door.

Open to the public–all families welcome!

Harp and Violin Concert, Friday, November 15

Friday, November 15 at 8:00pm. Harpist Charles Overton and violinist Emma Powell present works by Bartok, Debussy, Piazzolla, and Saint-Saens. The concert begins at 8pm on the Main Stage of Wayland High School. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 508-358-2667.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 7, 2019


  • Fall Book and Bake Sale.  You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room through Thursday, November 14.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday, November 15 until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday 5-8 p.m. is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library.  The regular sale is November 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and November 17 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help (especially as a baker)!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or to volunteer for setup or work during the sale, and Jan Dunn (508-655-9149) about baking.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire. On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove—one of Boston’s most popular nightclubs—was packed beyond capacity when fire broke out, spreading panic throughout the entire gathering.  Nearly 500 people died and hundreds more were injured in what became the worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.  What caused it?  Who were the victims?  And what was its legacy?  Avid amateur historian Bob Begin explores these questions and more.  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby.  Heard about streaming and downloading books, audiobooks and movies from the library?  Find out how to download these free library apps and explore their extensive collections from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you happen to be.  Monday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Knitting 102: Purl Stitch. Participants should know how to cast on and basic knit stitch.  We will learn purl stitch and the patterns you can create with knit and purl, as well as binding off aka how to finish your project.  The library will provide a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Or feel free to bring your own.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Ukulele Club Holiday Edition. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  We’ll learn non-denominational holiday tunes and perform them around town at venues to be determined.  BYOU and music stand.  The Library has four ukes available to borrow for three weeks at a time, but can’t guarantee availability.  Other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.  Rehearsals: Tuesday, November 19 and 26, and Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30.
  • Wanted: Art for Our Exhibition Spaces in December and January. Do you have work you’d like to show?  Or know someone who does?  Our foyer can accommodate a small number of pieces and the Raytheon Room has ample display space.  For information or an application, contact Elizabeth Bradley at the Library.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Prewalkers Lapsit. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Family Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Laura for stories, songs, and rhymes! After storytime we will make crafts. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, November 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, November 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas. Need a copy? Come to the Children’s Room and check one out. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Family Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek. Early Release Day Special! Come to the library and make some music! Join music educator Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You will learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play songs.  No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For children ages 5 and up, with caregiver.  Register online only if you need to borrow a ukulele. Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, November 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.


  • TAB Meeting: Make a Bagel Face. Teens! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year! Make a face from bagels, cream cheese, hummus, and veggies, and while you are munching let us know what kind of programs you would like at the Wayland Public Library. We want to hear from YOU! We will meet in the Teen Loft. (Gluten free options available.) For teens in grades 6 and up.  Monday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • YA Author talk: Judith Pratt. Judith Pratt will read from her latest novel, Siljeea MagicFor teens and adults. Friday, November 22, 4 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES: Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.


Support Project Pajama

“The children were nestled, all snug in their beds…”

Are you looking for a great way to get your kids involved in giving back this holiday season? Please consider supporting two Wayland moms in providing pajamas for underserved children in Lowell, MA.

Program flyer online here

5th Annual Project Pajama
Kim Bruno and Giselle Shardlow founded Project Pajama after Kim learned that a high school classmate of hers, who is now a teacher in Lowell, needed help collecting pajamas for her students. Their aim is to provide 350 pairs of children’s pajamas to families in need. They hope to provide warmth and comfort to ensure a better night’s sleep that will lead to a more healthy and productive life.

How to Help: Kim and Giselle are collecting brand-new, unwrapped girls and boys pajamas, sizes 6 to16, from November 21 through December 12. Please place donations of new pajamas in the holiday wrapped boxes outside of their homes or at local participating schools. May we all be a bit warmer this season—whether it is
because of a new pair of pajamas or because of doing a good deed.

Donation Locations

  • Kim Bruno: 1 Pheasant Run
  • Giselle Shardlow: 22 Shaw Drive

What the Children Say

  • “I have never slept in a pair of pajamas.” ~ Fourth-grade girl, jumping for joy over not having to sleep in her clothes again.
  • “Oh my, I’ve never won anything before. Can I try them on?”   ~ Kindergarten boy upon receiving his pajamas.
  • “This is the best day of my life ever!” ~ Second grade girl after receiving her pajamas.

Our 2019 goal is to collect 350 pajamas. Feel free to forward on to anyone who might also be interested.

Thank you so much!
Giselle & Kim