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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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Window Dance Ensemble “Dancing Through the Ages”

Tuesday-Thursday, May 21-23 at 7:30pm in the Wayland High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Wayland Buzz Spotlight on: Gas Leaks in Wayland

This week we explore the danger posed by natural gas leaks in Wayland.  Natural gas explosions destroyed over 40 homes in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover last September.  Older towns, like Wayland, have older pipes. We’ll talk about the status of Wayland’s natural gas pipes, the prevalence of gas leaks, what our public safety officials are doing about it, and how residents can help. Our guest will be Wayland’s Fire Chief Dave Houghton. Please join us starting Sunday, May 26. 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

Learn about Climate-Friendly Home Heating and Cooling with Heat Pumps, June 11

Calling all environmentalists, lovers of all things sustainable, and those with older heating systems that may need to be replaced!  Did you know that a new generation of cold-climate heat pumps have significantly less environmental impact than conventional heating systems, can save on energy costs particularly for those using oil or propane, and provide air conditioning as an additional benefit?
Join us on Tuesday, June 11, 7pm -8:30 pm at Wayland Library to learn about heat pumps that provide both heating and cooling, and run on electricity. (The benefits get even greener when your electricity source is renewable, such as solar or wind!)
Come join us if you:
  • Want to learn why using electricity for heating/cooling is good for our environment
  • How heat pumps work
  • Don’t have air conditioning but want it, before summer temperatures arrive
  • Your existing system is more than 15 years old and you want to know about replacement options to oil, propane or gas
  • Want to learn about financial rebates, incentives, and the bottom line!
What’s more, you will be able to talk to contractors who can install these systems and hear from neighbors who have installed them in their homes.
We hope you can join us for an informative evening, sponsored by EnergizeWayland a local effort to help residents take action on climate change offering smart solutions vetted by your neighbors –

If you can’t make this event, we will be holding a similar event in Concord June 8th 1:30-3:30pm – presentation & Q&A at 2pm, Concord Carlisle High School, Learning Commons (2nd floor), 500 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742

Event flyer online here

Vokes Players announce auditions for summer play

33 VARIATIONS BY Moises Kaufman. Directed by John Barrett

Auditions will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20, Wayland, MA by appointment

  • Sunday, June 2, 7-9:30pm
  • Monday, June 3, 7-9:30pm

Other times available upon request

Please prepare a monologue, two minutes or less, from any source, something that shows you at your best

TO SCHEDULE APPT:      Please see the instructions below.

PERFORMANCES:  July 18 through August 3 (Thursday – Saturday Evenings; Matinees Saturday, July 27 & August 3)

About the play

In 1819, Anton Diabelli, a music publisher and minor composer, conceived of a plan to ask all of the great composers in Vienna and beyond to compose variations on a little ditty he had written. Beethoven reportedly initially dismissed the tune as a Schusterfleck or “‘cobbler’s patch” but at some point changed his mind and wrote, not one, but 33 Variations. The resulting work has been called, by the music writer Donald Tovey “the greatest set of variations ever written”, and by Alfred Brendel  “the greatest of all piano works”  What happened?

This play is an imaginative exploration of the impulse that drives creativity, as an impatient Diabelli (in 1819) wonders what’s taking Beethoven so long, and Katherine Brandt, a musicologist (in 2019) delves into the mystery of how and why Beethoven became so obsessed.

As each, pursues the great man, in their own way, in their own century, in a series of brilliantly overlapping and interwoven scenes, the centuries collide and questions about the core of the creative impulse are explored in a delightfully entertaining way.

Above all, this is a wonderfully theatrical piece, a real actors’ play.

If you are unable to make the schedule times, please contact me about setting up a special time. This is a wonderful actors’ play and I don’t want to miss out on anyone because of a minor scheduling glitch.


Please go to: and select Find a Sign Up in the upper right corner

On the next screen, if you are not a member of Sign Up Genius, you can join for free or access the search by putting in my email under Search by Email:

If you have any difficulty in booking, or have any question at all, please email me at the address above

Thank you, John Barrett

A word on casting:

I am reluctant to go into much detail here. As I said, this is more than anything an actors’ play. I am far more concerned with putting together a strong company than whether a candidate for any given role is tall/thin/brunette/40s/whatever. If the play sounds intriguing, please don’t type yourself out based on anything that follows. The only real restriction is that Katherine must be old enough to have a grown daughter, but their respective ages can slide up or down based on what I see at auditions.

That said, here’s a brief scorecard:


  • Dr. Katherine Brandt – 55-70 or so – musicologist, brilliant, a little prickly, struggling with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), resents (and rejects) the looming loss of independence – her physical condition deteriorates in the latter part of the play.
  • Clara Brandt (Katherine’s daughter) – the perfectly normal daughter of the perfectly brilliant, forceful mother – as such, she both loves, and is intimidated by, Katherine – wants very much to take care of a person who doesn’t want to be taken care off – leads to some tension.
  • Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger – older would be better – the librarian in the Beethoven-haus and as such the gatekeeper of the archives, initially cold to Katherine as the outsider, she comes to respect the American and their relationship develops into true friendship – German accent.
  • Mike Clark – age an appropriate match for Clara – Katherine’s nurse – very good at his job, caring but no nonsense, becomes involved with Clara and is an important bridge between mother and daughter.


  • Anton Diabelli – at this point he was 38, but older would be fine too – might be a little fussy – he needs this project to go to stay financially solvent – his impatience with trying to get Beethoven to finish mirrors Katherine’s rush to find an answer before her time runs out – their dual race with the clock frames the play’s structure
  • Anton Schindler – would have been 24, again could slide a little older, but 20s would be good – Beethoven’s invaluable assistant? parasitic hanger-on? Probably both – a lot of room for actor exploration here.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – would have been in his 50s at this point, and by now almost totally deaf – since the whole play is about various characters’ pursuit of, frustration with, and confusion about what he’s up to, the part is deliberately constructed to be a mysterious, yet all-consuming presence.

I welcome questions about any of the above – or anything else, really –

Foundation for MetroWest releases a Community Survey as part of their Community Needs Assessment Project: Impact MetroWest

The Foundation for MetroWest, the Community Foundation serving the 33 cities and towns identified as MetroWest, is embarking on a significant Community Needs Assessment project. Known as Impact MetroWest, this initiative uses available data and community voice to assess strengths and challenges within our communities to build awareness and drive change. When completed, the Foundation envisions the dedicated website and full report will be an asset to nonprofits in the region, community members, city and state officials, and community leaders.

During the first phase of the project, which is already underway, the independent research organization, Center for Governmental Research (CGR), will collect and compile comprehensive data about the MetroWest region, providing an accurate picture of the current needs and strengths of the area. All this information will available to the public in the Fall of 2019 through a dedicated, interactive website, Impact MetroWest, and will house municipal and/or county-level data coupled with important analysis, interpretation, and trends.

“We are thrilled to be launching Impact MetroWest,” says Jay Kim, Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for MetroWest. “We believe it is vital to understand the needs and strengths of our communities, both with the data and the voice of the community, to help us make informed and focused decisions as we collaborate with donors, businesses, and nonprofits to improve the lives of everyone that lives or works in our region. We hope this tool helps us highlight the strengths and challenges in our local communities to drive conversation and change for a better future for all.”

The Foundation for MetroWest is asking that anyone who lives or works in the area participate in a short survey. The Community Survey is a significant element of the project and will provide crucial community voice to Impact MetroWest. The survey is available in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) and all responses are collected by a third party and will remain completely anonymous.

By completing this survey, you will help your community be strongly represented in this project and provide an accurate picture of the strengths and challenges in your backyard.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the project, please visit

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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.


News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 17, 2019


  • Wayland and the Mass Central Railroad. In 1870 Wayland voted overwhelmingly to invest in the new Central Massachusetts Railway Company if the company would connect Wayland to Boston, as well as to points west.  Did the residents of 1870 make a good decision?  How would Wayland be different today if that vote had gone the other way?  When did service on this line end (not a simple question), and why?  Speaker Joel Angiolillo is a Weston resident.  Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Help Shape the Library’s Future. As part of creating our state-mandated Strategic Plan, we’re holding an open meeting to discuss the future of the Library—and the town—over the next five years.  It’s essential that we hear from the wider community.  Please attend if you can, and offer your thoughts.  RSVP at or 508-358-2311.  Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
  • The Art of Ebru: Water Marbling.  Join local Ebru expert Dilber Er, who will give you a little background and a demonstration before turning the materials over to you.  You will walk away with your own beautiful creation. Space is limited, so sign up soon.  Saturday, June 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.



  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 23 and 30, June 20 and 27 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, May 28, 10:30-11:00 a.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, May 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.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. Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.


  • Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: design and build a playground.  For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Mystery Bag STEAM Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges, using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!  For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Memorial Day 2019 Events

The Public Ceremonies Committee Announces


May 27, 2019

Wayland’s Memorial Day Parade will form at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, at theWayland Middle School, 201 Main Street. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. and will proceed along Route 27 to Route 30 to the Lakeview Cemetery in Cochituate.

Please Note Early Morning Schedule Changes Below


Brief Tributes to Veterans in each Cemetery
8:30 a.m. Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Town Building
8:50 a.m.Ceremony at North Cemetery (Route 27 North)
9:00 a.m. Ceremony at Biet Olam West (Route 27 North)
9:15 a.m. Ceremony at South Cemetery (route 27 South)
9:45 a.m. Ceremony at Lokerville Green WWII Memorial (Route 30 East)
10:00 a.m. Ceremony at ST Zepherins Cemetery (Bent Ave)

PARADE SCHEDULEAll times are approximate

10:30 a.m. Form Parade at the Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street
Color Guard of Flags
Wayland Police Escort
Grand Marshall (Military Vehicle or (MSPMLC Vintage Police Cruiser)
American Legion Color Guard and Firing Detail
Boy Scouts with Flags
Marching Veterans – Service Women and Men
Antique Vehicles Vintage Police Cruisers MSPMLC
Wayland High School Band
WSPO Marchers

(50 feet of space)

Wayland Fire Department Honor Guard
Wayland Town Officials and Guests
Ceremony Speaker
Former Town Officials
Wayland Committees and Departments

(50 feet of space)

Girl Scouts with Flags
Parade Staff Rodrick Mclean Michelle Galicia Carl Bernardo
Wayland Middle School Band

11:00 a.m. Parade steps off to Lakeview Cemetery via Main Street (Route 27) and
Commonwealth Road (Route 30)

11:30 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE at the Cemetery. Master of Ceremonies
Richard P. Turner, USN Retired Combat Vietnam Veteran.

Invocation Rev. Stephanie May, First Parish Church

Welcome Wayland Board of Selectmen
Carmine Gentile State Representative
Alice H. Peisch, State Representative
State Senator Rebecca Rausch
Boy Scouts with Flags
American Legion Post #133, Wayland Color Guard and Firing Detail

Gettysburg Address  Wayland High School Student

Keynote Address  LTC Brayan Martin Garrison, Commander, US Army Solider Systems
Center Natick Mass

12:00 p.m. Flag Raising by Commander of American Legion Post 133 Wayland and
Grand Marshal

Award Freedom Prize
Due to a change in the High School History Department Curriculum the Veterans Memorial Freedom Prize Will be awarded at the Underclassmen’s Awards Night on June 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Musical Selection
Patriotic Music, Joseph Oneschuk, Conductor

Salute American Legion Firing Detail

Echo Taps Wayland High School Trumpeters
Closing Prayer Rev. Stephanie May, First Parish Church

12:30 p.m. Parade returns to the Wayland Middle School via Pemberton Road to
West Plain Street

Parade will be in two sections. Please see your Public Ceremonies Committee Member for your group’s line-up assignment.

In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Middle School Gymnasium at 11:00 a.m. Outside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. if no change is made to the schedule due to weather.

For confirmation, please call Richard Turner at (508) 358-4294 after 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 2019

NOTE: The Council on Aging van will depart the Wayland Town Building rear parking lot, at the rear door of the Senior Center, at 8:00 a.m. for the early morning ceremonies and non-marching Veterans. Additional non-marching Veterans may board at the parade staging area at the Middle School.