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Non-Profit Spotlight:
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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Spotlight on: Cascade at Mahoney’s site, Route 20

For about two years the developer of Cascade, the 40B project proposed for the former Mahoney’s Garden Center on Route 20, has been locked in a contentious regulatory battle with Town boards, over the proposed project. We discuss this with Wayland resident Mark Hays. Mark is a co-founder of, a neighborhood group opposed to the Cascade project as presently configured. Please join us starting Sunday, March 31st. 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

Wayland High School fundraisers

Parent Dance!  Sponsored by the Class of 2020, Saturday, March 30 ~ 7 – 11 p.m., Sandy Burr Country Club ~ Wayland On Saturday, March 30 the WHS Junior Class will be sponsoring a Dance for parents and guardians! The proceeds will be going to subsidize the Junior Prom in May. Why should the kids have all the fun? Come and join other parents and guardians for this exciting event! The Dance is open to the parents and guardians of ALL Wayland students, and will take place from 7-11 p.m. at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. This event was modeled after a similar and very successful event that the Junior Class put on in 2014! Have a great night out and sponsor our Class at the same time! Please also spread the word to all the Wayland parents you know! Parents may buy tickets at the door, but we are hoping that many can RSVP in advance to help us with our planning. Please click here to RSVP.
Class of 2022 Spring Fundraiser, Sunday March 31.  The class of 2022 will be selling mattresses through Custom Fundraising Solutions on March 31. This is a brand new fundraiser and the money raised will go toward the class of 2022. These mattresses will be up to 50% off retail, so spread the word to friends and family to hold off on buying a mattress until the spring. More information can be found on their website:
Late Night 2019: Donate at at are only half way to our fundraising goal and need your support now so we can plan and secure the entertainment, food and activities to ensure a fun and successful event.  The cost to cover all of the event expenses is estimated to be $85 per person.  Visit to donate and for important Pre-Prom and Late Night information.

Parent Information Exchange on Vaping, New Date: April 2

Attention All Community Members: Special meeting about Vaping, Don’t miss it!  
Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm, in the WHS Lecture Hall
Please do not miss our next Parent Information Exchange (PIE) meeting, on April 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the WHS Lecture Hall. We invite all (adult) community members to this special PIE meeting.  Jason Verhoosky of Wayland Cares will discuss the issue of vaping: breakdown current trends, vaping products and devices, vaping science, what to look for, health impact, and how to talk to your youth about vaping.
Discussions will include:
  • Vaping has quickly become a popular thing to do for both teens and adults. Vaping, Juuling, Cloud Chasing– what is it?
  • Is it healthier than smoking?
  • What’s in a vaping device?
  • How do they work?
  • What should I be concerned about?
Please join us for this informative presentation and discussion.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 22, 2019


  • Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo Author Appearance. As Wayland Reads winds down, don’t miss our culminating event.  Author Ian Bassingthwaighte will read from his terrific novel and answer questions.  Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
  • Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo Book Discussion. If you’re puzzled over what exactly happened to Hana (for instance), come discuss it with Wayland resident and former librarian.  There’s still time to read the book, so stop in for a copy.  Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Book Launch with Author Juliette Fay. In City of Flickering Light, Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.  Come celebrate this Wayland author’s latest novel with a reception in the Rotunda.  Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Google Drive Basics. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the basic features of Google’s online storage and document services. Please come with a  laptop or we can supply one for you. Class is limited to five students. Please sign up online or by calling the library.  Tuesday, April 9 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Japanese Woodblock Prints at the MFA with Joan Blair. The Museum of Fine Arts has almost 50,000 Japanese woodblock prints—the largest collection outside of Japan.  Considered ordinary posters by 19th century Japanese, they were collected by an eccentric group of Bostonians who subsequently donated them to the Museum.  Joan will speak about the prints, her experience on the team that prepared them for display, and how that opened the door to a post-retirement career as a Museum of Fine Arts docent.  Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Unseen Treasures of the Northern Cloud Forest of Peru. Only in the last 50 years, a small group of archaeologists and professional explorers have begun to reveal the stunning treasures of the Chachapoya. We invite you to discover some of these unseen wonders when Daniel Fernandez-Davila, Peruvian archaeologist, brings alive the warriors of the northern cloud forest of Peru.  Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.


  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with caregiver. Thursday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 28 and April 11 at 10:30 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, March 27 and April 24 at 11:15-12:00 p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, April 17 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.


  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: Design and build a city park!  For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, April 3, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Poetry Palooza. Children will create block-out poems, make their own word magnets for poetry fun at home, decorate leaves for our Poet-Tree, and participate in a scavenger hunt.  For ages 6 and up. Wednesday, April 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Vacation Week Specials:
    • Creature Teachers: Nature in Your Backyard. Educator Richard Roth from Creature Teachers will teach children about the animals that live in New England. He will bring several live animals to his program, possibly including an opossum, a woodchuck, a porcupine, and a snapping turtle. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver. Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Drop-in Crafts: Spring Fling. Children are invited to make colorful and creative spring crafts. Led by librarian Elise Katz. Wednesday, April 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals. Lindsay and her larger than life puppets will perform several short plays that will delight children and the young at heart. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Improve Your Soil This Spring, April 6

On Saturday April 6th at 10 am at Russell’s Garden Center on Rte. 20 in Wayland, join soil consultant Charlotte Trim for a talk about improving your soil for new and existing plantings by analyzing and balancing macronutrients and trace minerals. You will be rewarded with healthier (and tastier) plants, improved disease resistance, drought tolerance plus you will create a healthy environment for bees and pollinators. The talk is free and open to the public.

Please complete survey to help with estimating attendance at Annual Town Meeting

To better predict the number of voting handsets required at Wayland’s upcoming April Annual Town Meeting, the Electronic Voting Implementation Sub-committee has setup an anonymous online survey. Please answer the questions posed at this URL:

Your participation will help reduce cost, and allow us to provide a more efficient and orderly town meeting experience. Thanks!

Celebrate Shabbat In Vibrant A Capella, March 29 at Congregation B’nai Torah

Please join Congregation B’nai Torah for a special Shabbat evening service featuring Tufts University’s Jewish A Capella Group, Shir Appeal. We are delighted to host Shir Appeal, who will join our clergy on the Bima for an energized evening blending voices in song.

Friday, March 29th 7:00 pm
Open to the public. All are welcome!