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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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Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Rescheduled

The 15th Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, normally held on Memorial Day prior to the Town Parade, has been rescheduled to Halloween, Saturday, October 31.

The Scouts invite everyone to wear costumes to the Breakfast at the St Zepherin Church Hall from 7:00 to 11:30 am.

The Scouts will be awarding prizes every half-hour for the best costume. The Scouts thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuing this fun-filled town tradition.

The Road Map to Carbon Neutral for Massachusetts, June 4

Legislation currently in the Massachusetts House of Representatives lays out a road map for the state to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. On June 4 at 7 p.m., a webinar sponsored by the MetroWest Climate Solutions Group and Mass Audubon will discuss the bill, H3983. This bill calls for interim carbon reductions of 50 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2040, with protections for environmental justice communities.

Representative Joan Meschino, the lead sponsor of this bill, will discuss the legislation and answer questions. Meschino is the State Representative for the 3rd Plymouth District (Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, and North Scituate). Alexandra Vecchio, Climate Change Program Director for Mass Audubon, will moderate the webinar. The speakers will share what you can do to help get H3983 passed.

To register for this free event, visit https://tinyurl.com/carbonneutralma.

Air Pollution, COVID-19 Mortality, and Communities of Color: What We Can Do About It, May 27

With a respiratory pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s important to understand the links between air quality, health, and injustice. On May 27 at 6 p.m., the MetroWest Climate Solutions Group will present a free virtual event on this topic in its series on tackling climate change. This event is sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Conservation Law Foundation.

In this webinar, Xiao Wu, a Harvard School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate in biostatistics, will describe the research linking COVID-19 death rates with particulate air pollution. Paulina Muratore, a Senior Campaign Organizer with the Union of Concerned Scientists, will describe how fine particulate matter from cars, trucks and buses disproportionately impacts communities of color and the need to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. Staci Rubin, a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation, will moderate the program.

The speakers will share information about how to take action. To register for this free event, visit
https://tinyurl.com/pollutioncovid19.

Covid-19’s Impact on Survivors of Domestic Violence, May 12

Please join the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable for a discussion of Covid-19”s Impact on Survivors of Domestic Violence on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 3 PM on Zoom. To register, go to https://domesticviolenceroundtable.org.

Social distancing is a necessary strategy for keeping the community safe during this pandemic, but isolation in one’s home is having a profound effect on survivors of domestic violence and their families.

This forum will feature representatives of local domestic violence agencies who will address several different situations that survivors might be in right now, including those who may be in controlling or abusive relationships and those who may have left a controlling and abusive partner.

Panelists will look at the emotional, psychological, and economic implications of this complex time for survivors of domestic abuse and will answer questions from the online audience..

If you or someone that you care about is a survivor of domestic abuse and would like help or support, all of the local domestic abuse programs in the area are responding to phone calls and emails. 

Wayland Community Online Vigil, April 4

Join your neighbors online on April 4 at 4 p.m. to affirm our connections to each other at this time of pandemic. Through word and song, we gather to be stronger together at this time of struggle. The session will be led by the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association.

Religious leaders and communities involved in the vigil include: Dr. Faisal Kahn, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland; Rabbi Danny Burkeman and Cantor Hollis Schachner, Temple Shir Tikva; Rabbi Louis Polisson, Congregation Or Atid; Pastor Rebecca Cho, Community United Methodist; Rabbi Katy Allen, Ma’yan Tikvah; Pastor Jeff Johnson, Peace Lutheran Church; Father David O’Leary, Good Shepherd Parish; Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, First Parish in Wayland.

Donations will go to support Family Promise Metrowest at https://familypromisemetrowest.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html. Many of our local communities and congregations already support this organization that transforms the lives of families with children who are homeless by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. For more information, visit https://www.familypromisemetrowest.org.

Questions? Email Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, smay@uuwayland.org.

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MXLR at the W on Tuesday, March 10

On Tuesday March 10th from 8-10 pm the W hosts the MXLR open mic. Comfortable seating, soft lighting, and wonderful art on display with make this a truly enjoyable evening. Teas, soft drinks, coffee and snacks will be available (no alcohol on premises). Performers may sign up at the venue starting at 7:30 pm.

Inquiries: Steve Robb, waylandopenmic@gmail.com

This open mic provides performers a venue where their music will be heard, and provides those attending the ability to hear every note and lyric without being distracted by loud conversation.

Original compositions are encouraged, and we welcome musicians from all genres, including classical, jazz, and folk.

Solo and duo performances are welcome, with a maximum of three performers per act. With each two song act the audience can expect something new and different every 10-15 minutes.

Donations appreciated. #theWGallery-Wayland

Location: the W Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland, MA 01778

The Vassar Devils A Cappella Concert at the W Gallery, March 12

On Thursday March 12 from 8:30-9:15 pm, the Vassar Devils A Cappella Group will perform at the W Gallery in the Wayland Town Center. The Vassar Devils are known for their tight harmonies, polished sound, complex arrangements, and infectious sense of fun. Their diverse, constantly growing repertoire includes every genre of music imaginable, from pop hits, to indie ballads, to classic rock, to sexy jazz, to Beyoncé (and even some original music!). They are one of eight all-gender a cappella groups on Vassar’s campus. Learn more here: http://www.artswayland.com/shop/vassar-devils-a-cappella