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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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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is an unfortunate reality of modern life. Learn how to protect yourself. Join us Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, when Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau will review the most common scams, red flags to watch out for, and steps you can take to protect yourself. She will also talk about how to use the Better Business Bureau to find qualified businesses and contractors. This is part of the COA’s Aging in Wayland initiative.

Lenny Solomon Band in Concert, June 21

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon’s style has been compared to John Prine, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where he regularly performed on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for such music luminaries as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years he shared bills with many name performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John.

The band includes Solomon on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Don Barry on bass and harmony vocals, Gary Kemp on acoustic lead guitar, and Toby Keith on fiddle. For this concert, Suzen Joyce Perry, artist and singer, will join the group on several songs.

Tickets: $15 (purchase in advance online here), $20 at the door. Over 75+ and 15- are free
Date:: Friday June 21 2019
Time:: 7-9 pm
Location: theW Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 8, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • New Monthly ESL Short Readings Group. Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading and practice your English skills.  No preparation needed!  This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required.  Know someone who could benefit?  Spread the word!  Monday, June 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 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: Sign up beginning June 12th.  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.

  • Beginner’s English Conversation Group. Every Friday in June!  10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cochituate Village Community Room,
    106 Main Street, Wayland.
  • Add Library Events to Your Calendar. Next time you peruse the library’s online calendar, note the “add to calendar” button on our event listings: you can use it to add the event to your personal online calendar.  Watch for this function in our weekly “This Week” event listings as well.   If you have any questions, ask at info@waylandlibrary.org.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 20 and 27 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, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS:  Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

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 (girlswhocode.com) 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 pmccuen@minlib.net.  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 starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. 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 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.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. 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.

 

Sons of Italy now has Wayland chapter, next meeting June 20

Members of the Metro West community interested in joining the Sons of Italy have something to celebrate. Wayland now has its very own chapter.

“La Familia Di Metro West” has been approved by the organization’s national committee and the Wayland chapter is now officially Lodge 2997. The founding officers of the chapter were officially “installed” at the Sons of Italy in Watertown this spring.

Coming off a successful first gathering in mid-May, the group is hosting its next social meeting on June 20th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Weston Shooters Club, 8 Sibley Road in Weston. The evening is a chance to meet and greet fellow prospective members, friends and supporters of the organization. Attendees are welcome to bring guests and are asked to RSVP by June 17th to Jim Sdoia at jsdoia@gmail.com or 617-834-9028 and include the number of people attending.

The foundation for a Wayland chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy was built over several evenings of homemade wine and Italian cheeses in the basement of Dr. Bob DeFrancesco. DeFrancesco, Joseph Mastroianni, Gino Coppola and Jim Sdoia, all of Wayland, wanted to find a way to bring their Italian culture and a greater sense of community to the town. “We hope to represent the next generation of Italian Americans in the Sons of Italy organization and we look forward to sharing our love for Italian culture, history and heritage as we give back to the community we call home,” says DeFrancesco.

The lodge has yet to find a permanent physical location in Wayland and is currently weighing several options.

Membership applications are currently being accepted at https://www.osia.org/membership/become-a-member/. For more information, please visit https://www.osia.org. For specific information about the Wayland chapter, contact WaylandSOI@gmail.com.

Wailin’ Wednesdays at Wayland Town Center this summer

The businesses of the Wayland Town Center along with National Development are proud to once again present Wailin’ Wednesdays, a family-friendly summer concert series which kicks off on Wednesday, June 19th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Wayland Town Center East Green. The events are all free and open to the public.

The concert series will feature live music, a variety of activities including balloon and air brush tattoo artists, giveaways, and tasty food samplings courtesy of the Wayland Town Center businesses. David Larson, owner of Joint Ventures Physical Therapy and Fitness, has taken the lead on event planning and is coordinating with all of the Town Center businesses to create fun, family-friendly activities at each event with food and games for all.

“It’s becoming a tradition to bring live music from local musicians to the Wayland Town Center for people to enjoy on a summer night. We’re excited about this year’s concert lineup and look forward to a large community gathering on the East Green” said Larson.

The 2019 lineup includes:

  • Wednesday, June 19 – Low Priority. Boston-based rock cover band playing all of the rock songs you know and songs that make you want to dance.
  • Wednesday, August 28 – The Missy Maxfield Project.  A five-member cover band based in MetroWest featuring music ranging from the 60s to present.

Join the fun on the grass of the Wayland Town Center East Green just outside of Sperry’s. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax and enjoy an evening outside with your friends and family. Don’t miss this music-filled summer night of fun!

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 31, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • The Art of Ebru: Turkish 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.
  • Climate-Friendly Home Heating and Cooling. A new generation of cold-climate heat pumps has significantly less environmental impact than conventional heating systems, can save on energy costs (especially for those using oil or propane), and provide air conditioning as an additional benefit.  If your existing heating system is more than 15 years old and you want to know about alternatives to oil, propane, or gas; and if you want to learn about financial rebates and incentives for heating, join us for an informative evening sponsored by Energize Wayland.  Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Beginner’s English Conversation Group. Every Friday in June! 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cochituate Village Community Room, 106 Main Street, Wayland.
  • Vicarious Vacations: Puerto Rico. This presentation by Rachel Borges will showcase the variety of things to do and explore on every part of the island.  We will visit each coast, the central mountain range and the famous city of San Juan.  Despite the damage done by Hurricane Maria, the island is still an amazing place to see.  All the natural beauty of this paradise is still there for you to discover!  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 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: Sign up beginning June 12th.  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.

BOOK GROUPS 

Non-Fiction. Educated by Tara Westover.  Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

Dystopian / Sci-Fi. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Cookbook Club. The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Noon. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • 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, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 20 and 27 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. Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • 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.
  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show.  The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:

2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.

3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS:  Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

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 (girlswhocode.com) 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 pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. 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 Planetarum, 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 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.

Come Enjoy Outdoor Summer Concert Series

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It’s time for the 8th annual Community Concert Series in the Town Building Courtyard on Thursday evenings, 7 – 8 p.m., from Thursday, June 13 through Thursday, July 18 (no concert Thursday, July 4). Come enjoy a summer evening and fun music with friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Concerts will be in the Large Hearing Room in uncooperative weather.)

Kicking off the series on June 13 will be Studio Two, a Beatles tribute band. June 20 features the Daybreakers playing rock & roll. On June 27 the Club Soda Band will play top 40s, and on July 11 our own Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band will present a wide range of audience favorites. Wrapping up the series on July 18 will the The Standards, playing oldies and rock.

Sponsored by the Council on Aging, this Community Concert Series is an opportunity to bring the generations together at a feel-good community event. The COA is very grateful to the series’ sponsors: Alkon & Levine, P.C., CPA; Avenu at Natick; Bret Leifer, Professional Numismatist; Traditions of Wayland; The Village Bank; Joanne Berry, Coldwell Banker of Weston; and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Plan to join the fun!