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Wayland Weekly Flower

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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The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble presents She Kills Monsters, May 9, 10 and 11

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble presents their Spring Play, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, by Qui Nguyen. The story tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Performances are on May 9, 10 and 11 — all at 7:30pm, in the Wayland High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors. They can be purchased at the door, or online here.

Sudbury Wine and Spirits Hosts Complimentary Wine and Beer Tasting for the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable’s Shower for Shelters

The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites the public to a free wine and beer tasting to support its annual Shower for Shelters. The wine and beer tasting will be held at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury on Friday evening, April 26, 2019 at 7 PM. Light refreshments will also be provided by the Roundtable.

Please bring a new, unwrapped housewarming gift to the event. Families transitioning from shelters appreciate gifts of new household items to help them establish their new homes. These generous donations will be collected and given to the clients of Reach Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The donations will also benefit the transitional housing and shelter programs of these agencies.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at

This year’s event will also include a raffle. Raffle items include a gift basket of wine and more donated by Sudbury Wine and Spirits and a basket of coffee and more donated by Starbucks of Sudbury. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Winners do not need to be present  at the drawing to win. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase additional gift cards as part of the Shower for Shelters.


PJs and Bedtime Stories Concert, April 24

The Wayland High School Orchestras will present a Children’s Concert on April 24 in the WHS Auditorium.  The PJs and Bedtime Stories Concert will start at 7:00pm.  There will be an instrument petting zoo at 6:30pm in the WHS Commons.  Children’s are invited to attend in their pajamas!

The program will include Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Tales, Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with a grand finale of Pirates of the Caribbean.  Special guest narrators are the Wayland Elementary School Principals, Dr. Christie Harvey, Mr. Brian Jones, and Mr. James Lee

Tickets are suggested $5 donation.

First Parish in Wayland Rummage Sale – April 27

Please join First Parish in Wayland for our 76th annual rummage sale on April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 225 Boston Post Rd., at the intersections of Routes 20, 27, and 126.

You’ll find top-quality toys, antiques, books and clothing for all ages, furniture, jewelry, linens, kitchenware and housewares, lawn and garden, small appliances and sporting goods. The Bake Shop will offer coffee and baked goods to enjoy while you shop, plus homemade treats to take home.

The gates open at 9:00 a.m. — at the stroke of our Paul Revere bell. Admission from 9-9:30 a.m. is $5 and then it’s reduced to $3. Children are admitted for free with an adult.

Donations: Items that are clean and in working order will be accepted from Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. through Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. We can’t take the following, because we can’t sell them: computers and printers, toys with missing parts, dirty or broken items, textbooks, upholstered couches, mattresses, office furniture, exercise machines, and TVs.

Parking: Except for several handicap parking spots, parking is NOT available in the church parking lot. Please park in the public parking lot behind the Wayland Town Building. A police officer will help visitors cross the street to the Sale. Our buildings are fully accessible, with ramps to our side entrance and an elevator that provides access to both buildings.

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Relationships: A new photography exhibit @theW Gallery

Three regional photographers, David Greenfield, Ave Melnick, and Bruce Wilson present select photos exploring the ways a look, incline of a head, and touch of a hand can communicate an array of emotions.

Meet the artists at an opening reception Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist talk: Ave Melnick, “Seeing into the Future”, Sunday, April 28, 3 to 4pm

A Sense of Place: Current Art Exhibit @theW Gallery, Wayland

Lace, Boats, a Bird, and a Flag create A Sense of Place

@theW Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibit of eclectic works by artists Linda DeStefano Brown, Veronique Latimer, Kara Patrowicz, Judith Stein and Ernest Stonebraker. Come by and view these colorful, scenic, and nostalgic works.

The exhibit opens April 1 and runs through April 29, 2019.

Reception and Artist talk:Saturday, April 27, 6pm to 8pm

Vokes Players Announce its Production of Silent Sky

The Vokes Players of Wayland present Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Celia Couture. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland, MA from May 2 through 18, Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays, May 11 & 18.  For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via our website  Ticket prices are $19 for Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $22 for Friday & Saturday evenings.

The night sky has called out to many people over the years: poets, dreamers, and of course, scientists. But for millennia it kept its secrets to itself, until man built powerful telescopes to see what was going on in the heavens. One such enthralled person, taken in by the unknown depths in that blackness, was Henrietta Leavitt.  Her story is not well known, often the case with notable women. She was a gifted, passionate scientist at a time when there was no place for women with passion to be scientists, particularly in astronomy, as the sensitive and expensive equipment was housed in “shrines” run by patriarchal universities. And yet, working at the Harvard Observatory, initially relegated to doing “woman’s work” for the staff, Henrietta ultimately prevailed, and made a discovery critical to 20th-century astronomy. The night sky hasn’t looked the same since.

The cast for the show includes: Jennifer Shea (Lowell), Shawna Ciampa (Billerica), Lea Oppedisano (Hopkinton), Anne Damon (Medford), and Craig Ciampa (Billerica).  The director, Celia Couture, is from Tewksbury.

This production is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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. Silent Sky is the third production of our 2018-19 season.  The theatre is wheelchair accessible.  For more information about the Vokes Players, visit our website –