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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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Hoops for Hope, March 31. Still time to register.

There is still time to Register for Hoops for Hope, a 3×3 Basketball Tournament to be held on Sunday March 31st from 2pm-6pm at Natick High School!

Hoops for Hope includes Boys and Girls teams in Grades 1-12. Below the Rim Basketball Camp is running the tournament in support of Jeff’s Place.

The minimum entry fee per team is $99, or $33 per player. Winning teams receive Hoops for Hope t-shirts. To Register and Pay for Hoops for Hope, or to make a Donation in support of the event click HERE

You can also support Hoops for Hope by becoming a tournament Sponsor or contributing an item to the Silent Auction. To be a Sponsor or donate an Auction Item for the event, please click HERE.

In addition, the Team that raises the most money for Jeff’s Place in addition to the entrance fee gets 2 box seats right behind home plate to a Red Sox game! Click HERE to download a Sponsor Form that your team can use to raise money for Hoops for Hope.

For more information, please visit the Hoops for Hope page on our web site,

Drawn to Trees an Exhibition of work by Handy & Janzen Opens March 19th at Concord Art

Local artists inspired by nature join forces at Concord Center for the Visual Arts

A new exhibition, Drawn to Trees, will be on display at Concord Center for the Visual Arts in Concord, MA from March 19 to April 14, 2019. The exhibit features abstract paintings by Bredt Handy and digitally processed photographs by Thomas E. Janzen. The community is invited to a reception on Thursday March 28 from 6-8pm.

“Both artists draw their imagery from local New England landscape; pairing Bredt’s abstract paintings with Thomas’s uniquely enhanced photographs engages the viewer in a dynamic interplay of natural forms. “ says Kate James, the Executive Director at Concord Art.

Drawn to Trees serves up an exciting natural dialogue between the two artists. Working in different media, both Handy and Janzen rely on inspiration from trees for their initial imagery. While Bredt abstracts tree forms so that the trunks, branches, and leaves recede and emerge as interpretable forms, Tom photographs in local forests, primarily the nearby Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, in a way that emphasizes detail, shape, and space.

Thomas E. Janzen has made fine-art photographic images since his father taught him to use a traditional manual camera as a young boy. His work has been displayed at the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum (video), the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Photographic Resource Center, Maynard ArtSpace, WGBH, and Concord Center for the Visual Arts. Tom lives in Maynard, MA.

Bredt Handy was a printmaker and book artist before turning to abstract painting. She has exhibited recently at Bromfield Gallery, Brookline Center for the Arts, Fort Point Arts Community gallery at the Envoy Hotel, Galatea, and Concord Center for the Visual Arts, as well as the Red Fox Gallery in Bedford, NY. She participates annually in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts sale. Bredt lives in Wayland, MA.


Drawn to Trees- Paintings by Bredt Handy and Photographs by Thomas E. Janzen

Exhibition at Concord Center for the Visual Arts, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm & Sunday 12-4pm.

Exhibition dates: March 19th to April 14th, 2019

Reception Thursday, March 28th 6-8pm


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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 15, 2019


  • Wayland Reads: Live From CairoEvery other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times. Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:
    • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area  What’s it like to flee your home and start life over in a new country?  Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
    • NEW PROGRAM: Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Trials of Spring: a Documentary with Hend Nafea. After the fall of Mubarak in Egypt, women became targets of sexual and physical violence at public protests.  Journalist Hend Nafea—who was arrested and tortured for her part in the protests–is one of three women followed by this searing film as they fight for an equal place in the goals of the Arab Spring.  After the screening, Nafea will discuss her experiences.
    • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo.
    • We’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  And stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!
  • Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings. Come ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels welcome.  Registration required.  Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
  • Annual Poetry Reading. This year, the featured speaker will be Norm Nichols, a regular member of the Poetry Workshop that meets at the Library.  Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 19, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 28, April 11 and 25 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 at 11:15-12:00p.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, March 20 at 11:15a.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, March 21 at10:30 a.m.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in other engaging activities. For ages 2 and up, with parent/caregiver. Saturday, March 23, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might be for you.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.


  • Drop-in Craft: Welcome Cards.  Children are invited to make welcome cards and pictures for refugee children arriving in Massachusetts. We will deliver the children’s cards and artwork to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, an organization that helps refugee families in the Boston area. For children ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Tallest Paper Tower. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the tallest tower out of paper. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, March 27, 3:00-4:30 p.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, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Opera del West presents: The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret

A Night of Women Composers

Join Opera del West for an evening celebrating female Composers. Our prelude will be a set of Art Songs by women: Pauline Viardot Garcia, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and Libby Larsen. Then we will perform the New England Premiere of Leanna Kirchoff’s one-act opera, The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret. Winner of the 2014-2016 National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition, this work depicts a cat and mouse conversation between two women sharing what seems to be a polite tea, shadowed on stage by two other singers playing their inner selves interjecting truthful commentary. A wonderful way to celebrate National Women’s Month. Sung by Erin Merceruio Nelson, Laura DellaFera, Elena Snow and Stephanie Kacoyanis. Directed by Brenda Huggins and Music Directed by Eve Budnick.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7pm at The Center for the Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St, Natick MA, or 508-647-0097. Tickets are $30 Public, $25 Members

Understanding Coyote Behavior

Photo by Lisa Eggleston

Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is pleased welcome Dr. Jon Way to share his expertise on eastern coyotes/coywolves in Massachusetts on Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm at the First Parish Church in Sudbury. “Understanding Coyote Behavior,” a photo and video presentation, will
cover coyote ecology and behavior, and hybridization with western coyote and wolves.

Dr. Way is the founder of Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research and author of Suburban Howls, an account of his experiences studying eastern coyotes in Massachusetts. The goal of the organization is to promote long-term ecological and behavioral research on coywolves. To learn
more about his work, visit

Registration is required at Cost is free for SVT members and $10 for non-members. This program is presented in partnership with WayDOG, a Wayland dog owners group.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a nonprofit land trust that protects natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the region surrounding the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. Learn more at

Festival of Spring Celebration

Photo Credit: CBS News

Join us at First Parish in Wayland on March 21 for a celebration of special spring holidays and events: Easter, Holi, Nowruz, Equinox, and Ostra. Drop in anytime between 4-7 p.m. at our Meetinghouse (225 Boston Post Rd., at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27). All ages are welcome.

Learn how different religions and cultures welcome the arrival of spring and the beginning of the growing season. There will be food, activities, and music. For more information, email Kate Holland,

Celebrate Passover in an Interfaith Setting

All are welcome to take part in a relaxed Passover Seder on the first night of Passover.

This service will be co-hosted by Open Spirit and the Seder rituals will be lead Rabbi Katy Allen and Gabi Mezger of Ma’yan Tikvah. A Kosher-for-Passover-style potluck meal will be served following the ritual and organizers will provide a list of dish options that you may select from to ensure that the food is appropriate for the holiday. People of all faiths and all ages are invited to attend.

Date/Time: April 19th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: Open Spirit Open Spirit, Edwards Hall, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

Cost: $10-25 per adult and $5-10 per child Payment is requested at the time of registration.
We welcome more if you can, less if you cannot.

Registration: Please register by April 14th. so we can plan on how much additional food to buy.