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Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee. Her work on this site, however, is as an individual, not as a member of the School Committee.

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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Join Opera del West for our first Virtual opera on July 2, at 7 pm, The ZOOMpresario!

Join Opera del West for our first Virtual opera on July 2, at 7 pm, The ZOOMpresario!

Mozart’s The Impresario has been updated by local composer Dan Shore and put on your computer screen with the talents of singers, Joel Edwards, Theodora Cottarel, Aurora Martin, and Roselin Osser as well as Director, Brenda Huggins and Music Director, Eve Budnick (Wayland resident).

Find out what happens when Maestro Buskin has to cast his next opera online, and negotiate with two divas on one video conference!  Hilarity ensues, with the bonus of beautiful music by Mozart.

Opening Night includes introductions by Brenda, Dan and Eve at 7pm. Recorded show starts at 7:30pm.  Cast talkback at 8:15pm. The recording will stay on youtube until July 23. Donations happily accepted.

Wayland-based foundation grants $60K to MetroWest nonprofits

Wayland Town Crier 6/24/20: Wayland-based foundation grants $60K to MetroWest nonprofits. The Parmenter Foundation of Wayland has set out on its eighth decade of philanthropic funding to nonprofits in MetroWest with the awarding of its first cycle of 2020 grants. The five grantee organizations span a broad range of MetroWest communities and demonstrate high-impact programs and innovative plans for the funds.

The Children’s Way Enrolling for Fall 2020-2021

The Children’s Way Preschool in Wayland is enrolling for Fall 2020!

Apply now for 2020-2021
2yrs. 9mos. – 5yrs.
Half day and full day

Complete an application:

Wayland Community Fund serving Wayland residents temporarily in need of financial assistance. We are here to help!

The Wayland Community Fund (WCF) provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents who have lived in Wayland for at least one year. WCF provides funding for basic needs such as utilities, rent, food, medical bills, and other living expenses. Please call us if you need help with your bills.

Residents must apply with a formal request for assistance and if eligible, payment is made directly to the vendor or supplier of service. Please call 508-358-3624 or go to the town website for an application.

The WCF is managed by five appointed volunteer professionals, it has no overhead or administrative expenses. For donations please send a check to: The Wayland Community Fund, Treasurer’s Office, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 or Donate online.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 20, 2020

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? A Virtual Community Reading Event. Following the model of the Mass Humanities Program, we will take turns reading aloud Frederick Douglass’ powerful 1852 speech to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society and share some time for discussion and reflection. We will meet via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating as a reader, please contact Courtney Michael at To attend this event, please register here or via the Events menu on our website.  Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.


  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but we’re filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  Place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-1pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you to schedule a pickup time.  We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us.
  • Read Against Racism. In light of the protests following the death of George Floyd, the staff at the Wayland Free Public Library encourages those who want to learn more about the racial climate in the US and how we got here to explore the resources on our Read Against Racism page. You can find it through the Library Spotlight feature on our home page.  We will continue to add to and update these resources.  Please check back often.
  • Evening Book Group. This month, it’s reader’s choice.  Share what you’re reading, watching, and listening to, and would recommend to the group. Podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, and book suggestions are all welcome!  Contact for an emailed Zoom invitation.  Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Older Driver: Smart Features and Safety Strategies. Presented by Mark Schieldrop of AAA, this talk is for seniors and those who love them.  Mark will highlight new car features, designed for safety, ergonomics, and comfort, that can help you remain mobile and safe on the roads.  You will also learn safe driving strategies to compensate for the vision, cognitive, and physical changes that come with aging.  Contact for the Zoom link via email.  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.



  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, June 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page or our youtube page on Fridays, June 26 and July 12, 19 and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, June 25 and July 9, 16, 23 and 30  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook! Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Craft programs posted on Facebook. Children’s Librarian Elise Katz will demonstrate easy crafts you can do at home with your children. These short videos will be posted on the Wayland Facebook page on Wednesdays, July 1, 8, and 15 at 3 p.m.
  • Magic Show on Zoom with Mike Bent. Join “Best of Boston” magician Mike Bent for a new online magic show and mini magic lesson. This laugh-filled, live experience features amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy and expert teaching of easy-to-learn magic tricks using common household objects. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to get on the Zoom invite list. Thursday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.
  • ScienceTellers Present Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress. Join us for a virtual showing of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and discover just how “cool” matter can be. The host will answer questions and teach a science experiment you can do at home. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to receive a Zoom invite. Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. Please contact Pam at if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
  • Pumpernickel Puppets performs Sir George and the Dragon. Register online to get the link to view the 45 minute show…which will be posted all day on Thursday, July 16. For ages 4 and up.


  • Watercolor Flowers. See how simple shapes with watercolor paints cn turn into adorable flowers. You’ll only need watercolors, a brush, paper, and pen to create these fabulous florals. Will post on our FB page and on Youtube on Thursday, July 2 at 3 p.m. For ages 12 and up.
  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Please contact Pam at if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, July 8 at 4 p.m.
  • Teen Paper Rose. Learn how to create a rose out of a single sheet of paper. You will also need a gluestick and a pair of scissors. We’ll post the tutorial on our FB page and on our YouTube channel on Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. For ages 14 and up.


  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story started on June 22. We are celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we are hosting virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show. a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress,” a live animal show through zoom, and a virtual puppet show performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also started on June 22. Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens, includes virtual crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.



Opening Day of the Wayland Summer Farmers Market, June 24

The 16th season of the Wayland Summer Farmers’ Market opens on Wednesday, June 24, with new hours: 12 to 4 PM. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, eggs, baked goods, cheese, honey, seafood, bread, dips, granola, fresh pasta and sauce, tahini products, peanut sauce, bagels, pickled vegetables, empanadas, wine and pet treats will be available during the season. The Market takes place in the lower parking lot at the front of Russell’s Garden Center. A dozen vendors will attend. Products from additional vendors who attended the Winter Market are offering items for sale online, which can be picked up (pre-paid) for fast, contactless shopping. As shoppers have experienced at other venues, our layout will include space so that social distancing can be done. You can sign up for our weekly email (in season) to find out who will be attending and offering preorders each week. Email signup: The market will take place every Wednesday through October 7.

Vokes Theatre Drive-Thru Food Drive, Saturday, June 27

Vokes Theatre, Wayland to hold drive-thru food drive Saturday June 27 11 AM-1 PM

The Wayland community has a growing demand of food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, and the Parmenter Food Pantry in Wayland provides support to those in need. Vokes Players will be supporting the Parmenter Food Pantry by holding a “Drive Thru” Food Drive. On Saturday, June 27, 11am-1pm the Vokes Players will hold the food drive in the Vokes Theatre parking lot located at 97 Boston Post Rd, Route 20, Wayland.  Donors should place bagged donations, in their vehicle’s trunk or back seat in advance of arriving. When the donor drives into the parking lot, gloved and masked volunteers will remove the items from the car. Donors are asked to please follow these instructions for donations, so a safe environment can be maintained for all.  For donations, please bring ONLY the requested items that Parmenter needs: Hot/cold cereal, Pasta, Pasta sauce in plastic jars, Peanut butter, Jelly, Canned fruit or vegetables, Tissues, Toilet Paper, Apple juice or canned chicken or tuna. By joining together for this great cause, Vokes Theatre is hoping to positively impact the Wayland community during this challenging time. Thank you for your support.