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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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Spring Art Exhibition at Wayland High School, May 20

This coming Monday May 20, Wayland High School will be having their annual Fine Arts Night hosted by CAPA (The Creative Arts Parent Association) in the Wayland High School Commons. Starting at 6:30pm will be our Spring Art Exhibition with artwork on display from students in Art 1-Art 4, AP Art, Ceramics, Metalsmithing, and Drawing.



Wayland High School Movie Festival, May 17

Please join us for the 9th Annual WHS Movie Festival on Friday May 17th at 6pm.  Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, $1 for WHS Seniors. Free for movie festival judges

Hosted by Brian Carmichael

6:00 PM: Red Carpet Entrance

6:10 PM: Movie Festival Special Announcements

6:20 PM: Movie Screenings

7:55 PM: Intermission

8:15 PM: Awards Ceremony

If you’d like to watch any of the movies made in previous years, you can see them at To see movies that have won international awards, visit

This year, the Honors Script to Screen class produced three films, all directed by female directors; Amelia Brodney, Elizabeth Francis, and Erin Hines. This is the first time that all of the movies produced in class have been directed by female students! The other two films produced by Mae Zhang, and Jack Gaddis and Tucker Jones were done through independent studies.

Intermission will have free pizza and chicken fingers. The chicken fingers were generously donated by The Villa. We are once again grateful for their support of the movie festival!

We hope you’re able to join us, all of the students have worked hard all school year and are excited to show you their work!

Wayland Father-Daughter Dance, June 8

Wayland Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, June 8, 3:30-5pm in the Claypit Elementary School Gym

Put on your party clothes and get ready to boogie! Join fellow Wayland families for the first annual Father-Daughter Dance hosted by the Wayland Children and Parents Association. The evening will be filled with music, dancing, and crafts. Don’t miss this adorable event!

Open to girls ages 3-6 (or preschool through 1st grade) and their dads, or grandfathers or uncles. Snacks & refreshments will be served.

Wayland photographer Karen Kelly to capture the event!
Sponsored by the Goddard School of Wayland & Weston.

Admission is $15 per family (dad & daughters)

Troop 1 Cochituate Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Warmer days are ahead of us and so is Memorial Day! A fun way to end a long weekend is with a delicious breakfast served by friendly faces. Please join us for the 12th annual Boy Scout Troop 1 pancake breakfast on Monday May 27th. The breakfast is before the town parade at St. Zepherin’s center. It’s the troop’s largest community building event and fundraiser of the year. Scouts and leaders will be serving up chocolate chip, blueberry and plain pancakes, sausages, fruit juice, coffee and cocoa. The doors open at 7:30am for the early birds and will end at 10am in time for the parade. The cost is a bargain at $7 per person, $5 for Seniors, $25 per family and Military are FREE! Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Boy Scout or look for our tables at Donelan’s and Dunkins/China Rose on weekends. Walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t miss out on a yummy breakfast with friends while supporting your local Troop 1!

Alternative Jewish Education Program Open House

Looking for an alternative Jewish learning program for your child(ren)? Ma’yan Tikvah is holding their spring Open House for Y’ladim BaTeva on May 18th at 4:00 pm.

All are welcome to learn more about this outdoor, alternative Jewish learning, and bar/bah mitzvah educational program, as Rabbi Katy Allen leads a sample walk through the Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments, as she shares more about the school and answers questions.

This is a great opportunity to simply attend and learn more about this innovative program, especially if your child learns best in non-traditional, educational settings, or there will be an opportunity to register your child(ren) for the program if you feel ready to do so.
Interfaith families are warmly welcome.

Location: Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area, 107 Concord Road, Wayland.
In the case of inclement weather, the open house will be held at the Peace Lutheran Church, which is by the trailhead.

Please RSVP for the Open House at: or by calling 508-358-5996

Y’ladim BaTeva, is run by Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah. It is an elementary-aged, Jewish learning program developed around a significant outdoor component. Rabbi Allen holds weekend outdoor classes, weekday online classes, and family Shabbat programs. Children learn Jewish values, selected prayers, study the Bible, sing songs, and learn basic Hebrew words and letters. Other benefits:
• Students and their families become part of a small informal Jewish community
• Jewish values are explored in a welcoming and nurturing environment
• Connections to Judaism are experienced through innovative and non-traditional, outdoor activities

Sudbury Valley New Horizons Music Spring Concert on May 4th

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Music (SVNHM) 2019 Spring Concert, to take place on Saturday, May 4th, at 3 p.m. The auditorium at the Wayland Middle School (201 Main Street, Wayland) will be the site of the concert, which will showcase the work of musicians of varying ages and levels of experience. The concert will begin with 3 selections performed by the swing band, including Sammy Nestico’s bright, uplifting piece, “Sudden Sam”, Duke Ellington’s familiar and jazzy “Satin Doll”, and Bob Washut’s “El Rito de Vida”, a “funky cha-cha” that will have audiences moving in their seats The string ensemble will play several pieces, including Handel’s “Harmonious Blacksmith Suite” (a collection of four popular movements from three different works), “Russian Sailors Dance” (Reinhold Glière’s best-known work), and a fun, traditional American piece called “Flop-Eared Mule”. The woodwind choir will offer two pieces by the well-known English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams – “Winter’s Willow: A Country Song”, and “Folksongs from Somerset”. Finally, the concert band will present, among others, Mark Williams’ stately “The Swashbuckler’s March”, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Sea Songs”, and excerpts from Ferde Grofé’s classic “Grand Canyon Suite”. The concert will conclude with a rousing sing-along to “God Bless America”.

Attendees can get to know the musicians and conductors during our “meet and greet” immediately after the concert, where a variety of refreshments will be served. There is no charge for attending the concert, although donations are gratefully accepted—Sudbury Valley New Horizons Music is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, so donations are tax deductible. Concert goers will even be able to “buy a kiss” (candy, that is!) for your favorite musicians!

In addition to its two major concerts during the year, SVNHM’s ensembles perform in other venues. A recent performance at Heritage Framingham exemplifies the organization’s commitment to providing entertainment for senior living communities in the local area. On July 11th, our summer band will again play in the Wayland Council on Aging’s Summer Community Concert Series (7:00 p.m. on the lawn behind the Wayland Town Building). In addition, frequently some members have taken part in two holiday events – accompanying Christmas carolers at First Parish Church in Wayland, and a Christmas concert at Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland.

Sudbury Valley New Horizons Music is always looking for new members – especially for our beginner classes in the fall. Whether you are well-versed at playing an instrument, have never played and don’t even know how to read those little black marks on the paper, or are somewhere in between, our string ensemble or band is for you. Our credos are: “Your Best is Good Enough!” and “It is never too late!”. For more information, e-mail Diane Muffitt at, call her at 978-261-5065, go to, or just show up for the concert. We look forward to meeting you!!!!!

Islamic Center Of Boston In Wayland To Hold Open Mosque Day

The Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland is welcoming all neighbors into its mosque this week for Open Mosque day. The event will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday April 28.

Event flyer online here: