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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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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.

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!

Tri-M Benefit Concert, March 28 at WHS

Wayland Chapter 6693 of the National Tri-M Honor Society is running a benefit concert for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA). The concert will feature local guest artists Michael Leonard (Saxophone), Rebecca Leonard (Clarinet), Elizabeth Markey (Harp), James Markey (Trombone), Cynthia Meyers (Flute/Piccolo), Kevin Murphy (Piano), and Jody Pongratz (Piano), who will be collaborating with Tri-M members. Wayland High School honor ensembles, including the Honors Sinfonia, Honors Concert Chorale, Honors Wind Ensemble, and Honors Jazz Ensemble, will also be performing at the benefit concert. In addition, artwork created by students from the Wayland National Art Honor Society will be on display for all to enjoy.

The CAPA Benefit Concert and Art Gala will occur on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm in the Wayland High School Theater. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Improving Your Garden Soil This Spring, April 6

Soil Talk, April 6th at 10 am. This spring Russell’s is offering a personalized service for a full soil test. Meet our soil consultant Charlotte Trim on April 6th at 10am for a talk on how to improve your soil to ensures success with new plantings and your existing ones. She will discuss the process of analyzing your soil to assess the right balance of macronutrients and trace minerals. This spring Charlotte will be offering a full soil analysis that will give you a personalized “recipe” to address your garden’s individual needs using products that are readily available from Russell’s. The talk is free, there is a charge of $65. if you decide to have a personalized soil sample analysis.

American Woodcock Walk, April 6 at Cow Common

Join Conservation Land Manager Brian Harris
6:30PM until sunset on the following dates/locations:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Cow Common Lot (Rain date Sunday, April 7)

Please join Brian Harris Conservation Land Manager, in the parking lot at Cow Common at 6:30pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He will be available for questions or information regarding the birds he has observed but in particular the American Woodcock.

American Woodcock are most active from just before dusk and then just before dawn until they retire back to the woods and fields. The males perform very conspicuous displays, giving a buzzy peent call, then launching into the air. Their erratic display flight includes a distinctive, twittering flight sound and ends with a steep dive back to the ground.

Wayland’s conservation properties are some of the better places in the state to witness the woodcocks perform their spring courtship displays.

  • Parking – Meet at the lot along RT.27 directly across the street from the North Cemetery. There is a small white conservation sign on the south entrance marking the property access
  • Trails will be wet so appropriate foot wear is highly suggested
  • The walk can be anywhere from .25 miles to around a mile depending on where the birds are concentrated

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