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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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WSCP Adds Yoga to Fall Enrichment Offerings

Enrollment is continuing for K-5 after-school classes offered by Wayland School Community Programs with the recent addition of KidPowerment Joyful Warrior Yoga at the three elementary schools. Designed for ages 7 – 11, the program will familiarize young practitioners with yoga tools aimed at strengthening their bodies and calming their minds. The schedule is: Loker School, Tuesdays; Happy Hollow School, Wednesdays; and Claypit Hill School, Thursdays. Classes begin at school dismissal time.

In addition, French, Spanish, and Chinese Language & Culture and other programs are still enrolling. For information and registration for these and other classes, click here. Information number at WSCP is 508-358-8617.

Join Wayland Boy Scouts 

Camping on a Maine Island, biking into Boston and earning an Environmental Science Badge are just some of the fall activities we have planned. No previous scouting experience required! You’re not too old if you’d like to try Scouting or want to return, come to any of our Wednesday night meetings from 7-8:30pm at the Scout House on 25 Parkland Dr. during our registration season. Visit the Troop 1 Website or email for more information.

Wayland Buzz Spotlight on October 2 Election to Permanently Ban Recreational Marijuana sales in Wayland

Host Susan Wagner focuses on the special election on October 2nd to permanently ban the sale of recreational marijuana altogether in Wayland. The current moratorium on marijuana sales expires at the end of 2018. Town officials are in favor of a permanent ban, and that’s the subject of the October 2nd election. We’ll look at the data and the pro and con positions with three panelists: Steven Hoffman, Chair of the Mass. Cannabis Control Commission; Dr. John Schuler, Chair of Wayland’s Board of Health; and Jim Borghesani, Principal of a Boston firm consulting to the marijuana industry.

The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10am and 6pm on your Public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37), and online on-demand anytime at

“Stop telling me what to do!!” Helping kids with ADHD with less yelling and more cooperation, October 2 at WMS

October 2, 2018   7-8:30pm at Wayland Middle School

Are you tired of struggling with your child or teen over school, homework or chores? Do you ever wonder what’s really going on in the minds of kids with ADHD? Start this school year strong! Dr. Sharon Saline, a veteran psychologist, has extensive experience working with children, teens, parents and school staff on how to better manage ADHD. Based on her new book, What your ADHD child wishes you knew: Working together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, Dr. Saline offers rare insights into how kids honestly think and feel about having ADHD and what best helps them. With her unique, strength-based approach–’the 5 1. C’s of ADHD parenting,’ you will learn how to teach your kids the essential daily living skills they need for success with less arguing and more cooperation. Expect to leave this workshop with:

  1. Clear understanding of ADHD and why executive functioning skills matter.
  2. Practical tools for managing challenging behavior.
  3. Tips for developing better study habits and creating useful routines that improve student achievement
  4. how. Strategies for improving organization and motivation.

Go4Life® Family Fun Walk, October 13

Join us on the new Wayland Rail Trail for an intergenerational walk with fun giveaways and prizes. Let’s all encourage each other to live an active, healthy lifestyle! Walking is a great way to get and stay healthy.

  • Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time/Place: 9:30 – 11:00 at the Wayland Rail Trail
  • Walk a 1-mile loop on the Rail Trail beginning at the entrance by the Library. Take as long as you need to finish.
  • Walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Bring your family and friends!
  • Everyone who completes the walk will get a prize
  • Raffles will add to the fun! Enter a state-wide raffle for special prizes.
  • Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM.
  • Parking is available at the Town Building.
  • Organized by the Wayland Council on Aging with a grant from Go4Life, sponsored by the Mass Councils on Aging and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mass.

Wayland Garden Club Meeting, September 25

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:30am

Wayland Garden Club is hosting its monthly membership meeting and program at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road, Wayland on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, with featured speaker Suzanne Mahler on the topic “Flowering Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape”. Suzanne Mahler is a garden lecturer for over 30 years and Horticulture Chair for the Garden Club Federation of MA and Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Founded in 1922, Wayland Garden Club was one of the earliest established in Massachusetts. The club has a long-standing interest in preserving the environment, civic beautification, community outreach, horticulture and flower arranging. Speakers and workshops on a wide range of these subjects are featured at our monthly meetings. Wayland Garden Club welcomes any new members, who should contact the club for information and an invitation to attend an upcoming meeting as a guest.

If you would like more information about Wayland Garden Club, please visit its website at or contact its president Gretchen Schuler at

News and Events from the Wayland Library, September 14, 2018


  • The Link Between Chronic Disease and Nutrition. Join us for a fun and informative talk by Denise Roskamp, M.D. about the new dietary guidelines released by the U.S. government, which bust the low-cholesterol and low-fat diet myth, admitting that healthy eating does include eggs and fat!  We will share shopping tips and easy recipes for yummy, fat-filled, healthy meals.  Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Book Craft: Succulent Planter. Make a succulent planter out of a book! All supplies provided but if you have a decoration you’d like to use, bring it along.  Monday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Making a Photobook with Shutterfly: the Basics. How do you share all those great pictures you’ve been taking when they’re buried on your phone?  With a Shutterfly book!  Learn how to navigate the Shutterfly website, upload pictures from your computer, flash drive, or phone, and choose layouts and embellishments for your project.  Gain the tools to create a beautiful book that you can purchase from Shutterfly.  You’ll need to provide an email address to set up an account.  Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m.
  • English Conversation Groups. The group for beginners meets Friday, September 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  The intermediate group meets Wednesday, September 26 from 10-11 a.m.
  • Author Talk: Critical Hours–Search and Rescue in the White Mountains.  A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a dangerous endeavor.  In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail.  Reading from his history of White Mountains search and rescue, Sandy Stott will examine this and other worrisome trends.  Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Genealogy Workshop. Ancestors got you stumped?  Have a question about military records?  Need advice on finding your great-great-grandmother’s birth certificate?  Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with other genealogists, seasoned and newbie alike.  Share your sleuthing stories, struggles, and triumphs.  Thursday, September 27 at 1 p.m.  Please register in advance online or by phone.
  • Great Presenters: Composing a Song Cycle for Voice and Piano. Wayland composer/pianist Neil Olmstead will present his new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano in a lecture/listening session.  Neil will discuss the process of composing these pieces and the challenges faced in rehearsing, performing, and recording this music. Aural examples of the pieces will be presented.  In addition, vocalist Ana Guigui will be on hand to offer her professional perspective and talent.  Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 18; Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Music and Movement. Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5. Wednesday, September 19, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Pajama Storytime. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed animal to this pajama storytime. Then leave your stuffie at the library for a sleepover! Watch our Facebook page to see what mischief the animals get up to overnight! For ages 2 and up. Thursday, September 20, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Banned Books Storytime. Help us kick off Banned Books Week with this special storytime featuring favorite children’s books that have been banned or challenged. Enjoy songs, movements, and rhymes too! For babies to 5 years old with caregiver. Saturday, September 22, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.


  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Boost your superpowers by adding a library card to your back-to-school toolkit.  Ask at the Children’s Desk about signing up for a library card today!  (Children who get new library cards will get a sticker and a bookmark that feature characters from the Incredibles 2 movie!)
  • K-2 Teambuilding Challenge. Bring your friends, and make new ones at this Teambuilding Challenge. Children will work together to solve puzzles like the “Human Knot” and play games like “Don’t Wake the Dragon.” Everyone wins when we work together. For children in grades K to 2. Wednesday, September 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Lego Car Run. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s Let’s Build Challenge is to build the fastest Lego Car Run. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. For kids in grades 4-6. Wednesday, September 26, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club. The Wayland Public Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 6-12 again this year.  The club will meet Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., October 16 through May 28, excluding school holidays. The teens will learn programming skills with Python, building simple sensor projects, and other technologies using Raspberry Pi single-board computers.  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent and teacher volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library.  For more about the Girls Who Code program, see  To register for the club, click here. The library is also considering offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which would meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, October 15 to May 20, excluding school holidays.  If you have a child interested in this program please email Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at  We need to know if there is enough interest before we commit to running the program. In addition, we will be offering a general information session about GWC for parents and girls on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Raytheon Room of the Library.