Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee

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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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Natick Powwow, Saturday, September 28

Cochituate State Park, Natick, September 28, 11am to 5pm, Grand Entry 1pm

Honoring the Elders, Special Guest, Food, Singing, Dancing, Storytelling & More

This powwow takes place the last Saturday of September every year. We thank the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Town of Natick for allowing our tribe to hold this ceremony on our sacred land. All are welcome to this FREE event!

*Please note that while admission to the Natick Powwow is free, Cochituate State Park does charge a fee for parking. Visit for more information.  Flyer online here




Wayland Buzz Spotlight on: Wayland Schools Update

Rescheduled from Sept. 22

Our guests this week are superintendent Dr. Arthur Unobskey and School Committee Chair Jeanne Downs. Host Susan Wagner discusses effects of the new school start times, EEE protections, status of the sports fields construction, the World Languages program, school improvement projects, upcoming contract negotiations and the school bus parking situation. Join us starting Sept. 29.

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 our website:

The Wayland Buzz is back to begin their 5th year

They thank for your support, and invite your comments on what you think about their programs.

NOTE: they are looking for a 3rd Host. Know someone?
Contact them at

Here’s the new Buzz Lineup:

On Now: Town Government Updates
Sept. 29: Schools Update Recent Events – School Supt. & Chair
Oct. 6: Selectmen Update Recent Events – Select Chair Cherry Karlson
Oct. 13: TBD
Oct. 20: TBD
Oct. 27: TBD

Please watch and tell your friends to tune in.  Sunday & Tuesday @ 10am & 6pm –  Comcast channel 8; Verizon channel 37.

Online, on-demand anytime at

News and Events from the Wayland Library, September 20, 2019


  • Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food. Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project for a survey of Korean history and culture.  Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about classical and modern South Korea, the sixth-largest export country in the world.  After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware.  Registration is required.  Saturday, September 28 from 12-3 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Karl Muck Scandal. Melissa Burrage tells the story of how BSO conductor Muck fell victim to anti-German prejudice during the First World War.  Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Adventures with NOVA. As the NOVA’s Science Editor for over two decades, Wayland resident Evan Hadingham oversees editorial accuracy, evaluates ideas for new programs, and works on the storytelling of each episode.  In this talk, Evan will highlight some of NOVA’s notable past shows and offer a taste of some exciting future programs.  He’ll also discuss the challenge of communicating science to the public in a fast-changing media landscape, and touch on the personal history that led him to his job at NOVA.  Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: A Doll for a Day: Growing up in Post-War KoreaChoi Kyung-Shin vividly recalls the first student anti-government demonstration in Taegu and the military revolution of the May 16 coup d’etat. What were this young Korean girl’s dreams? How did she learn to speak up?  How did she support herself and stay in school?  Choi Kyung-Shin is an author and Fulbright Scholar who has been a teacher, an educator and writer.  She lives in Framingham.  Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Shakespeare’s Language: King LearShakespeare aficionado Joel Angiollilo will share his research on our modern understanding of the language of King Lear versus the meanings a 17th-century audience would have heard.  Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th.  Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: How to Build Executive Function in Kids. Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart, shares insights with parents from his book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention.  Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.



  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 26; Oct 10, 17 and 31 at 10:30 a.m.
  • New! Pop-Up Playtime. Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers. For children babies to 3 years old, with caregiver. Monday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Infant Lapsit and Tummy Time. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, tummy time and core-strengthening activities, and early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For age newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children’s Room. Questions? Call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11:30-12:00 p.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver. Thursday, October 3, 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, October 10, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, October 10, 1:30-2:15 p.m.


  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Haunted Houses! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Family Movie Afternoon: Toy Story 4Children are invited to watch the movie Toy Story 4 at the library! Running time is 100 minutes. Rated G. Popcorn will be served. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m.


  • Teen Crafternoon. Teens! Drop by with some friends to this first teen crafternoon in the new Teen Loft. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:30-5:00 p.m. For teens in grades 6 and up.
  • TEEN LOFT OPEN HOUSE. The Teen Loft is officially open! We are celebrating with an Open House! Please join us for light refreshments in the Teen Loft. The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation of $15,000, which helped make the Teen Loft possible. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBS. We are seeking parent volunteers to facilitate our Girls Who Code clubs.  We need one more volunteer for the Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 3 -5, and one more volunteer for the GWC club for girls in grades 6 and up. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL! This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.

7th Annual Pam’s Run, October 20

Pam’s Run has options for anyone who wants to hit the pavement: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. With the 5K and 10K courses traversing neighborhoods in north Wayland, runners are surrounded by the beautiful colors of autumn in New England.

All proceeds from Pam’s Run support Neighbor Brigade.

Pam’s Run is not just a run; it’s a community festival with fun for all!

Pam’s Run has options for anyone who wants to hit the pavement: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. With the 5K and 10K courses traversing neighborhoods in north Wayland, runners are surrounded by the beautiful colors of autumn in New England.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
5K and 10K Gun Time: 10AM
Awards: 10:45AM (approximate)
Kids’ Run: 11AM

  • Registration fees: $40 5K; $50 10K; $15 Kids’ Run – Early bird discounts and team discounts are available. See details on the Get Involved page.
  • Cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) place – you must be present at our awards presentation to collect the cash award
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers from each age group in the 5K and 10K
  • Age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
  • Free shirt for early-bird registrations
  • Chip-timed start and finish
  • Kids’ Activities: Fun Run for ages 2-9 (3 age groups), obstacle course, crafts, yoga and more! Kids Activities Tent opens at 9AM and the Kids’ Fun Run is at 11. There are three age groups for the Fun Run: 2-4, 5-7, 8-9. Every Fun Run participant must be registered and have a numbered bib. The registration table, located in the main registration area, will be open until 10:45AM. The first 100 Kids’ Run participants registered will get a free t-shirt.

Claypit Hill School
40 Adams Ln, Wayland, MA 01778

Live Music, Cash Awards, Kids Activities, Photo Booth.  Pam’s Run features a family friendly celebration with live music, food and fun for everyone. Cash Prizes (winners must be present to win prizes and awards). Instant Win Raffle – automatically win great prizes!

The 8th Annual Purple Passion 5K Walk/Run

Join us for a Saturday morning walk or run on September 21st to support Voices Against Violence and the work we do to end sexual and domestic violence in our community and help survivors rebuild their lives. We are proud to have Valerie Mulvey, former Framingham City Clerk, as Honorary Chair of the Purple Passion 5K Walk/Run 2019.

Saturday September 21, at 8am (Registration opens at 7am), South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham. Register and set up your fundraising page today today! Then invite your friends and family to sponsor your run so we can all work together to break the silence around sexual and domestic violence. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraisers. Details online here.

The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program

Now accepting applications for the Wayland Youth in Philanthropy program, beginning this fall

Do you know an eighth grade student who is interested in making an impact in their community and becoming a civic leader? The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program to take place this winter in Wayland. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, October 15 and are available online at Classes will meet at The Wayland Middle School on Monday afternoons, beginning November 4. Eighth grade students living in Wayland are eligible and welcome to apply.

A unique experiential learning program, YIP, provides participants the knowledge to become engaged and informed civic leaders in our community by learning the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in our backyard. YIP also helps local youth develop valuable 21st century skills, including critical thinking, understanding budgets, public speaking, consensus building, and case-making. Ultimately, the group of 20 students work together to evaluate grant applications and distribute funds to worthy nonprofits working to serve youth in our communities.

“YIP is a truly amazing program that has taught me an array of useful skills and has given me a new perspective,” said a recent YIP graduate. “This program has allowed me to have a new and improved outlook on my community and how I can help.”

“I honestly can’t believe how impactful YIP has been in such a short time,” says the parent of a recent graduate. “Our daughter keeps talking about the site visits and has been so inspired by the entire experience that she is now going to volunteer at a non-profit over the summer to learn more about how one operates. Beyond that, the experience of asking questions of the non-profits has given her more confidence and she told us she is raising her hand more often at school!”

Since launching in 1997, the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program has educated over 2,000 students who have granted over $1.2 million to over 200 MetroWest youth development organizations. The Foundation for MetroWest is proud to be running one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country. For more information about the Youth in Philanthropy program, visit

About Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $16 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $23 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.  To learn more, please visit or call 508-647-2260.