Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee

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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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Natick Powwow, Saturday, September 28

Cochituate State Park, Natick, September 28, 11am to 5pm, Grand Entry 1pm

Honoring the Elders, Special Guest, Food, Singing, Dancing, Storytelling & More

This powwow takes place the last Saturday of September every year. We thank the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Town of Natick for allowing our tribe to hold this ceremony on our sacred land. All are welcome to this FREE event!

*Please note that while admission to the Natick Powwow is free, Cochituate State Park does charge a fee for parking. Visit for more information.  Flyer online here




7th Annual Pam’s Run, October 20

Pam’s Run has options for anyone who wants to hit the pavement: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. With the 5K and 10K courses traversing neighborhoods in north Wayland, runners are surrounded by the beautiful colors of autumn in New England.

All proceeds from Pam’s Run support Neighbor Brigade.

Pam’s Run is not just a run; it’s a community festival with fun for all!

Pam’s Run has options for anyone who wants to hit the pavement: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. With the 5K and 10K courses traversing neighborhoods in north Wayland, runners are surrounded by the beautiful colors of autumn in New England.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
5K and 10K Gun Time: 10AM
Awards: 10:45AM (approximate)
Kids’ Run: 11AM

  • Registration fees: $40 5K; $50 10K; $15 Kids’ Run – Early bird discounts and team discounts are available. See details on the Get Involved page.
  • Cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) place – you must be present at our awards presentation to collect the cash award
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers from each age group in the 5K and 10K
  • Age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
  • Free shirt for early-bird registrations
  • Chip-timed start and finish
  • Kids’ Activities: Fun Run for ages 2-9 (3 age groups), obstacle course, crafts, yoga and more! Kids Activities Tent opens at 9AM and the Kids’ Fun Run is at 11. There are three age groups for the Fun Run: 2-4, 5-7, 8-9. Every Fun Run participant must be registered and have a numbered bib. The registration table, located in the main registration area, will be open until 10:45AM. The first 100 Kids’ Run participants registered will get a free t-shirt.

Claypit Hill School
40 Adams Ln, Wayland, MA 01778

Live Music, Cash Awards, Kids Activities, Photo Booth.  Pam’s Run features a family friendly celebration with live music, food and fun for everyone. Cash Prizes (winners must be present to win prizes and awards). Instant Win Raffle – automatically win great prizes!

The 8th Annual Purple Passion 5K Walk/Run

Join us for a Saturday morning walk or run on September 21st to support Voices Against Violence and the work we do to end sexual and domestic violence in our community and help survivors rebuild their lives. We are proud to have Valerie Mulvey, former Framingham City Clerk, as Honorary Chair of the Purple Passion 5K Walk/Run 2019.

Saturday September 21, at 8am (Registration opens at 7am), South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham. Register and set up your fundraising page today today! Then invite your friends and family to sponsor your run so we can all work together to break the silence around sexual and domestic violence. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraisers. Details online here.

Trivia Night to benefit NPH USA, October 19

Come challenge your scope of knowledge, hang out with your friends, and help raise money and awareness for NPH USA all at the same time! Join the NPH Wayland Council and the Good Shepherd parish community for our 2nd Annual Trivia Night.

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7-9pm at St. Zepherin’s Parish Center (99 Main St, Wayland)

This year’s event will feature a Silent Auction, raffle, and prizes for the evening’s winners. So grab your friends and family, BYOB, and come support a great cause! We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets: $20 suggested donation for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under. Visit or text keyword “Wayland” to 41444

Event proceeds benefit Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Mexico and the Mixteco children in their care. Ten percent of children at NPH Mexico come from small communities located in the mountains of Guerrero where the indigenous Mixteco people live, isolated from government support and with an increasing state of violence in recent years.

According to a recent Mexican census, the Mixteco are the second poorest community in the country and the children who come to NPH from this community often are suffering from malnutrition. Your support will make a lasting difference in these vulnerable children’s lives!

“Bringing hope and dignity into the lives of those who feel hopeless and rejected is one of the most noble and inspiring tasks to which we can dedicate our lives.”
– Fr. Wasson, Founder, NPH.

Wayland Sons of Italy “La Familia Di Metro West” hosting event to benefit The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

WAYLAND SONS OF ITALY GIVES BACK!  “La Familia Di Metro West” hosting event to benefit The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

The Wayland Chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy, led by founding officers Dr. Bob DeFrancesco, Joseph Mastroianni, Gino Coppola and Jim Sdoia is hosting a “tail gate” themed event to benefit The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Saturday, September 28, at 7pm at Sandy Burr Country Club, 103 Cochituate Road, Wayland.  Cost is $50 cash or Venmo @SOI-LaFamilia.  RSVP to  Members, guests and neighbors welcome.  See invitation to the right, and click on it for full-size version.

About Sons of Italy:

Membership applications are currently being accepted at  For more information, please visit  For specific information about the Wayland chapter, contact


CAPA Fall Fundraiser “Concert With a Cause”, November 2 at Sandy Burr

CAPA Fall Fundraiser “Concert With a Cause” featuring Wayland City Limits Sandy Burr Country Club Saturday, November 2, 7:30-11:00pm Tickets $22 per person, available through You are invited to an evening of live music from local band, Wayland City Limits in this Concert for a Cause to support CAPA programs at Wayland High School. Wayland City Limits will entertain with dance music of all types–Rock, Blues, Roots, Funk, and more–and will be joined by Wayland High School student guests as well as WHS musical groups. Make plans to attend this fun evening and support fine arts at Wayland High School.

23nd Annual Dudley Pond Run/Walk, September 22

23nd Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 23rd annual Dudley Pond Fun Run will be held Sunday, September 22. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pondweeds. There are four events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a non-competitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the fitness walk starting at 9 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 10:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. by the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk.

The new earlier times will make it convenient for more people to participate. And it’s cooler and more comfortable for runners and walkers earlier in the day.

With advance registration, the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18. On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults.

More information and instant online registration for all events are available at More information and the registration form also can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923 or 781-696-3445.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt. The race will be held rain or shine.

The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals

  • The Dudley Pond Run offers great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt.
  • Individual, family and refreshment sponsors are also sought. Contributions are tax-deductible. See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association ( is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future wellbeing of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a Great Pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

For more photos of the 2018 Run click here.