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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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Vokes Players Announce its Production of Peter and the Starcatcher

The Vokes Players of Wayland present Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Katie Swimm. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland, MA from February 21st through March 9th , Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays, March 2 and 9. For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via the Vokes’ website Ticket prices are $23 for Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $28 for Friday & Saturday evenings.

By turns exhilarating and enchanting, silly and preposterous, this breathless, inventive theatrical experience utilizes a healthy dose of stage magic to help us locate our own individual imaginations. Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of three orphaned boys who are sold into slavery at the same time that a special assignment is being undertaken by Lord Aster and his daughter Molly for the Queen. Descriptive language and staging tell a story of two ships on the ocean, one carrying “star stuff,” the other carrying a young boy without a name, without a family, and without a purpose. When these ships and missions collide, this unnamed boy’s fate becomes entwined with magic, danger, a girl with special powers, an evil pirate captain, and yes, a crocodile. This is an origin story that will delight and surprise you. Its magic will lure you back to a time when you believed in Neverland, too.

The cast for the show includes: Lincoln Gray (Somerville), Megan McCormick (Somerville), AJ Lyman
(Malden), Shira Cahn-Lipman (Ashland), Dan Pickar (Malden), Tristyn Sepersky (Brighton), Kathleen
Comber (Roslindale), Josh Telepman (Northboro), Bob Mulloney (West Roxbury), Sally Reid (Marlboro),
Michael Jay (Needham), and Lisa Tierney (Sharon). The director, Katie Swimm, is from Jamaica Plain.

The historic Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre in Wayland is one of the truly unique cultural and historical resources in Metrowest. The Vokes Players is a non-profit theatrical organization. Peter and the Starcatcher is the second production of our 2018-19 season. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

For more information about the Vokes Players, visit our website –

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program: “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”, January 25

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program: “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”
Wayland Middle School
Friday, January 25, 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm, Program starts at 7:30 pm

The Boston Parent Council presents the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program. All are invited to attend and participate.

Menu: Caribbean meal with choice of jerk or fried chicken, rice and peas, mac and cheese, steamed vegetables, salad, beverage, and dessert. Adults $15, Vegetarian $12, Kids $7, Program Only $5.

Volunteer sign-up:

All proceeds will benefit the Boston Parent Council to support the Wayland Metco Program. Sponsored by the Boston Parent Council with support from Wayland PTO.

Curious Creatures, Monday, January 21 at Claypit

January 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
WHERE: Claypit Hill School Gym
40 Adams Ln
Wayland, MA 01778

COST: $15 per family

WCPA presents Curious Creatures, a live hands-on animal show. All families welcome! Flyer online here.

An Evening with Greg O’Brien…inside the mind of Alzheimer’s

Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm–Carriage House at Lee’s Farm​
Please join us for an insightful presentation by Greg O’Brien, author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”. Greg shares his journey with early onset Alzheimer’s through the lense of an investigative reporter and journalist. Book signing following the program. Be sure to RSVP as seating is limited! By email: or by phone: 508-358-2800.

First Parish of Wayland Presents Handel’s Messiah Dec. 16

One of the holiday season’s most popular and grandest classical works, Handel’s Messiah, will be performed on Dec. 16 (10 a.m.) at a special performance at First Parish in Wayland. The historic 1815 Meeting House is located at 225 Boston Post Rd. The public is warmly welcomed.

First Parish Choir and its soloists will be joined by a 13-piece chamber orchestra and Boston Conservatory at Berklee soloists mezzo soprano Michaela Wolz and bass-baritone John Bitsas, under the baton of Music Director Pauline Oliver. The Hallelujah chorus that completes the piece is open to all who wish to sing along, with full instrumental backing.

Parking is available in our modest parking lot, at Wayland Town Hall, and on Winthrop St., just 75 yards south of the church on Route 27.

For more information, please visit call 508-358-6133.

Full Moon Shabbat with Potluck Dinner, December 21

Calm your mind, spirit and connect with nature in this evening Shabbat under the rays of the full moon.

Rabbi Katy Allen and Gabi Mezger will lead attendees across the fields and along the Sudbury River. Along the way, we’ll stop to pray, meditate and enjoy the beauty of the full moon.

A vegetarian potluck will follow this Shabbat service at Rabbi Katy’s and Gabi’s home nearby (and all registered guests will receive the address.)

NOTE: This event takes place in 2 locations. All are welcome to attend just the walk, only the dinner, or both of them.

PLEASE RSVP to and let us know if you’d like to attend one or both and what vegetarian dish (vegan is even better) you will bring if attending the potluck.


  • Walk: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Greenways Conservation Area) We’ll meet in the parking lot at the bottom of Green Way
  • Potluck: 7:15 – 9:00pm (Private Home in Wayland – address shared with all registered attendees)

Wayland Live Music Night at ‘The Burr’, December 12

Drop what you’re already not doing Wednesday night, December 12, and bring your friends to the hottest place in all of Wayland – THE BURR (aka the lounge at Sandy Burr C.C.).

For on this night we turn the vintage golfer’s lounge into a live music venue like no other. The thoroughbreds in the stately ink drawings come to life, and the plaid carpet seems to vibrate, with every note. And yet  the bar, with it’s terrific selection of craft brews, cocktails and fine wine and spirits, exudes a calm comfort for the thirsty music lover!

Doors open at 7:30, with music starting at 8PM. You’ll want to hear every one of the talented local and regional musicians make the most of their ten minute set. Conversations levels are low, and applause levels high! Light snacks are available.

Bring your friends! It’s a great time in our very musical community!

The Burr – 103 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA. Plenty of parking.

It repeats again on Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, April 17.