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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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Festival of Spring Celebration

Photo Credit: CBS News

Join us at First Parish in Wayland on March 21 for a celebration of special spring holidays and events: Easter, Holi, Nowruz, Equinox, and Ostra. Drop in anytime between 4-7 p.m. at our Meetinghouse (225 Boston Post Rd., at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27). All ages are welcome.

Learn how different religions and cultures welcome the arrival of spring and the beginning of the growing season. There will be food, activities, and music. For more information, email Kate Holland,

Celebrate Passover in an Interfaith Setting

All are welcome to take part in a relaxed Passover Seder on the first night of Passover.

This service will be co-hosted by Open Spirit and the Seder rituals will be lead Rabbi Katy Allen and Gabi Mezger of Ma’yan Tikvah. A Kosher-for-Passover-style potluck meal will be served following the ritual and organizers will provide a list of dish options that you may select from to ensure that the food is appropriate for the holiday. People of all faiths and all ages are invited to attend.

Date/Time: April 19th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: Open Spirit Open Spirit, Edwards Hall, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

Cost: $10-25 per adult and $5-10 per child Payment is requested at the time of registration.
We welcome more if you can, less if you cannot.

Registration: Please register by April 14th. so we can plan on how much additional food to buy.

Grandparent Loss Program, March 16

ANNOUNCING A Grandparent loss HEARTplay workshop
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 10am-12pm
This one-time group meeting is open to children & teens who have experienced the death of one or more grandparents in their lifetime.
Location: CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc.
526 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778

For more information, questions, and/or to RSVP, contact:
Katie McGrail, MA, R-DMT, Children’s Services Counselor
Call/text: 617-631-0943

Pet Loss Children’s Program, Saturday, March 23

ANNOUNCING A Special Pet loss HEARTplay workshop Saturday, March 23, 2019 10am-12pm
Location: CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc., 526 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778

For more information, questions, and/or to RSVP, contact: Katie McGrail, MA, R-DMT, Children’s Services Counselor
Call/text: 617-631-0943

Domestic Violence Through the Eyes of a Jewish Survivor, Friday, March 8

Join Congregation B’nai Torah for a Shabbat evening service and a special Domestic Violence Education Program, sponsored by CBT’s Social Action Committee.

Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm
Congregation B’nai Torah 225 Boston Post Rd Sudbury, MA 01776
Open to the public

There will be a roundtable “Torah-side” discussion featuring speakers:

  • Julie Youdovin, program coordinator for Journey to Safety, the domestic violence program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services
  • Susan Pettit, founder and board member of the Sudbury-Wayland- Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable
  • Survivor, A domestic violence survivor
  • Rabbi Lisa Eiduson Congregation B’nai Torah

We are accepting donations to help ease both the financial and emotional burdens for domestic violence survivors. Suggested items range from household appliances, linens, toiletries, gift cards, and more.
Collection baskets are located at CBT throughout March and benefit three local domestic violence programs:

  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
  • Second Step
  • Voices Against Violence

Complete details online here

Band Fest, Tuesday, March 12 at Wayland High School

Band Fest – Tuesday March 12, 7:30pm @ WHS Field House. The Wayland High School bands are giving a world premiere performance of a new piece of music written for them by Emmy Award winning composer Roger Cichy.  The piece is entitled “Scattering Leaves by the Clocktower” depicting our very own clocktower on campus!  The commission was made possible by a grant from the Wayland Public Schools Foundation.

Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening

On Sunday March 24th at 2 pm, Russell’s Garden Center on Rte. 20 in Wayland is hosting a talk by Mike and Angelina Chute from Rose Solutions. Learn the six easy steps to take the mystery out of rose gardening. There will be a Q & A session after and a sale and book signing of their books. Admission fee is $10. and Seating is Limited Pre-register by phone at 508 358-2283 x 394 or email