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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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Rivers Between Album Release Party, Sunday, July 21

Date/Time: Sunday, July 21, 3pm to 6pm Tickets: $10 (available online here).
Location: @theW Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

Come join us for an afternoon of music with a unique group of creative musicians. Rivers Between is a Boston-area Indie Folk duo comprised of singer-songwriter Greg Kane and vocalist Kat Brooks. Greg’s soulful compositions, engaging folk style guitar, and unique voice coupled with Kat’s beautifully inventive harmonies, makes them a local favorite, making their mark on the music scene in and around Boston. Like a confluence of two rivers, Greg and Kat came together as solo artists who found that the combination of their talents was greater than the sum of its individual parts.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 12, 2019


  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. Wayland Ukulele Club is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.   Completely new to the uke?  No problem!  We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not too hard.  Been playing all your life?  That’s great, too!  We’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series. The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
    • July 24: The China Syndrome (1979)
    • July 31: North Country (2005)
    • August 7: The Informant (2009)
    • August 28: The Fifth Estate (2013) 
  • Collage Workshop. Cut! Paste! Create!  Let your creativity loose in our collage workshop.  Leader Corey Purcell will give a brief overview of collage as an art form and then we’ll have fun cutting and pasting from magazines and maps.  Ages 12 and up.  No registration required.  Monday, July 22 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 23 and 30; August 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime at the Town Beach. Join one of our children’s librarians for a storytime at the Town Beach. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver. Wednesdays, July 17, 31 and August 7 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, July 24 and August 14 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • In My Backyard Nature Storytime.Children will listen to stories and do a nature activity. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2.6 to 5 years. Wednesday, July 24, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime.Join Ms. Carly for this special storytime where we will turn out the lights and use flashlights and glow sticks to read stories and sing songs. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:00 p.m.


  • Moon Party. Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! There will be astronaut activities, lunar experiments, and galactic crafts. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Chain reactions and creative contraptions! Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” and other chain reactions. Children will have the opportunity to build exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, flying fantasticators, mini zip-lines, whiffle-whackers, and more! There will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between goofy play and serious science.  For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocket Ships. In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocket ships, using Blender.  Since Blender is an advanced 3D design software, proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is recommended.  For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children.  Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library.  Thursday, July 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Jump Through the Solar System. Take the Solar System Challenge! Children are invited to jump from planet to planet in our Solar System! A jumping course will be set up along the rail trail behind the library. There will also be a Solar System scavenger hunt inside the library, and prizes! For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.=
  • Drop-in Craft: Astronauts and Robots and Aliens, Oh My! Children will make robots, space aliens, astronauts and other galactic crafts in this drop-in craft session. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Going into Kindergarten StoryWalk. Children going into K and their grownups are invited to this StoryWalk led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. For Kindergarteners and their parents/caregivers. Tuesday, August 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Star Wars Day. Calling all Jedi! Drop in for Star Wars inspired crafts, snacks, and activities. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Teens! Comic Book Artist Rachel Maguire will teach you how to draw your own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library. Monday, August 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up.

Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

Summer Pickup Softball Wednesdays at Wayland Middle School

Calling all rising 4th – 6th graders! Come on down on Wednesday nights this summer for a fun, relaxed game of pickup softball. Whether you’ve been playing for a few years, just want to give softball a try, or simply looking for something to do during the week, this is a great, free summertime activity. We’ll have coaches on hand to offer limited instruction but the idea is to just play an informal game. You’re welcome to bring the whole family but for safety purposes, we’ll try to keep the range of players to kids entering 4th – 6th grades.

We’ll play at the Wayland Middle School on Wednesday nights (July 17 – Aug 21) from 6:30-7:30. No experience is necessary and no registration is required, but if you would like to be added to a mailing list for reminders, please email Oh, and bring a glove if you have one.

Artist Inspired By Hidden Novel; Artist Talk by Joanne Tarlin, July 20

Artist Inspired By Hidden Novel
Artist Talk by Joanne Tarlin
July 20, 4:30-6:30 pm

Join artist (and Wayland resident) Joanne Tarlin among the fourteen colorful and mysterious paintings she created, inspired by a discovery made after her father passed away. Linger among the lush colors and read the existential text. Tarlin will share how she internalized and then created these works and will answer questions. Light refreshments. Saturday, July 20, 2019. 4:30-6:30 pm. 460 Harrison Ave., 6B, Boston, MA Parking onsite and Handicap accessible.

Joanne is the co-founder of @theW pop-up-gallery and Vice President of Arts Wayland.

Important Information About Mosquito Bites & Mosquito-borne Illnesses

The following was distributed by the Town of Wayland from Director of Public Health, Julia Junghanns, R.S., C.H.O., and is posted online here

It’s that time of year again–mosquito season.  With the expected hot weather and periodic heavy rain, there will be abundant mosquito breeding in the area.  The Wayland Health Department is advising people to check your yards for items that can collect water and harbor mosquito breeding.  As outlined further below in this memo we have provided recommendations for avoiding mosquito bites (which can lead to mosquito-borne illness) and how to prevent your yard from becoming a mosquito breeding area.

Catch basins have been treated for mosquitoes

The catch basins in town have been treated with Fourstar 90 day Briquets. This product has 1% Bti and 6% Bsph (Bacillus shpaericus).  The product is supplied by the Wayland Board of Health and distributed by the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project.  This treatment is done every year to control mosquito larvae to reduce mosquito-borne illness.  Fourstar is a larvicide in a briquet form that disrupts the normal growth pattern of immature mosquitoes in water and prevents them from becoming breeding, biting adults.  This product is a long-term (up to 90 days), cost-effective and environmentally responsible mosquito control larvicide.

The treated catch basins have been marked with a white dot.  The Town of Wayland contracts the services of the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project for mosquito control including helicopter spraying using BTI larvicide in the spring and catch basin treatments in the early summer.  Our program during mosquito season also includes mosquito trapping, identifying populations and surveillance for diseases and species.

Mosquito habitats and mosquito-borne illness

The “Culex” mosquito species is common in suburban communities such as Wayland.  This mosquito species prefers to breed/lay eggs in small artificial containers such as birdbaths, old tires, buckets, clogged gutters, and other standing water sources which can be found in people’s backyards and other similar areas of the suburbs (including catch basins).

Culex mosquitoes are the primary vectors of West Nile Virus.  West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illness in people ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis.  WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.  The Culex species are also known as “bridge” vectors that will feed on birds and people.  As the summer continues to progress, birds could be infected with West Nile Virus and the virus could be transmitted to a human when a mosquito bites a bird carrying the WNV virus and then subsequently bites a person.

The catch basin treatments using Fourstar Briquets will reduce the population of Culex mosquito larvae (and other mosquito larvae) that could be growing in catch basins (standing water environment), decreasing the risk of West Nile Virus infection in humans.

To prevent a yard from becoming a source for Culex mosquitoes and potentially invasive mosquito species, homeowners should make a thorough inspection of their property and remove, empty, cover or treat water-holding containers.  During the summer, mosquito larvae can complete their development in water within a week.

What to do in your yard to prevent mosquito breeding, West Nile Virus (WNV) and other Arboviral Diseases:

  • Mosquito proof your home and drain standing water in your yard
  • Containers where mosquitoes commonly lay eggs include neglected swimming pools, water in loose-fitting pool covers or tarps, unscreened rain barrels, rimless tires, and plastic toys, flower pots, trash barrels/containers. Check rain gutters, including all fittings and drains.
  • Tires should be disposed of properly or stored inside.
  • Rubbish barrels, wheelbarrows and small boats should be covered or stored upside down.
  • The water in wading pools and birdbaths should be changed weekly.
  • Infrequently used pools should be covered or properly maintained.
  • Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors. Fix any holes in screens and screen doors and replace worn weather stripping.
  • Keep the grass in your yard cut short and shrubs trimmed.
  • Once a week empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out any items that hold water.
  • Rainwater or rain/collection barrels tips:
    • Always use a mosquito-proof screen to seal and cover the rain barrel or other water-saving container.  Mosquito-proof screen is a very fine mesh, usually 1/16 of an inch.  If the barrel is covered, this will reduce the likelihood of mosquitoes becoming a problem.
    • If the barrel is holding a lot of water consider mosquitofish, or consider treating with products containing Bti (always read the product label and use according to the instructions).
    • Keep the rain barrel lid and connectors sealed to help keep bugs out.
    • Be sure to always remove the water that pools at the top of the barrel at least once or twice a week.
    • If possible, place your barrel on a surface that will soak up any water that overflows so it doesn’t pool and create a mosquito habitat.
    • Regularly inspect your rain barrel system.  Check for cracks or leaks.  Be sure that all fittings and seals are intact and that no water accumulates on the ground around the barrel.
    • Clean the barrel on a regular basis.  Drain it completely and clean it out at least twice a year.

What you should do to avoid mosquito bites

At this time of year mosquito populations are on the rise and residents should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Be aware of peak mosquito hours:

  • The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are more active in damp, shady areas, during cloudy humid days, and at night. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. Also, take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing.
  • There are some emerging mosquito species that are out and active during the day.  Be sure to protect yourself and family members during the day also.

Wear protective clothing:

  • Clothing can help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Cover up the arms and legs of children playing outdoors. Baby carriages and playpens should be covered with mosquito netting.

Apply insect repellent when you go outdoors.

  • Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 (3-[N-butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid) or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-menthane 3, 8-diol (PMD)].
  • DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentration of 30% or less on older children.
  • The Center for Disease Control has recently listed Oil of lemon eucalyptus as providing protection against mosquitoes, however, it should not be used on children under three years of age.
  • Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to the skin.
  • Protect pets and horses from mosquito bites.
  • Always follow the instructions on the label of any repellent.  More information on choosing and using repellents safely is listed below.

For further information on WNV or EEE, log unto the Massachusetts Department of Public Health web site at:

If residents have any questions about mosquitoes or how to control them: the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project can be reached at:

Choosing and using repellents safely:

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-800-858-7378 or online at  If you can’t go online contact MDPH at (617)983-6800 for a hard copy of the fact sheet.

MDPH 2017 Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan

MDPH Mosquito-borne Diseases



Shabbat on the Beach

Congregation B’Nai Torah, of Sudbury, invites the community to Friday night “Shabbat on the Beach,” on July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23, at the Wayland Town Beach, 25 Parkland Drive, Wayland. All services take place at 6:30 p.m.

Led by Rabbi Lisa Eiduson, with cantorial soloist Jodi Blankstein and guitarist Adam Dehner, Shabbat on the Beach is open to the entire community.

Bring your beach chairs and a picnic dinner and B’nai Torah will provide the makings for s’mores! In case of inclement weather, services will be held at B’nai Torah, 225 Boston Post Road, Sudbury. See

Community Meetings on the Draft Select Board/Town Manager Act for the Town of Wayland

The community is invited to attend any of the following small group meetings to discuss the Draft Select Board/Town Manager Act. A member of the Board of Selectmen will be on hand to make a presentation on the draft act and ask for feedback from the public.

All meetings will be held at the Wayland Town Building, except for the Saturday meeting. The location for the July 27 meeting is to be determined.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22, 10:00 a.m.

A large group forum will be scheduled in mid-September (date to be determined). For more information please go to the Town’s website at