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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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Heat Pumps Explained: Climate-Friendly Home Heating and Cooling Options

Electrifying your home’s heating system with a heat pump is one of the most effective ways to reduce your overall carbon footprint and make your home more comfortable in all seasons.

On March 4, from 7-9 pm, in the Large Hearing Room at the Wayland Town Building (41 Cochituate Road), Energize Wayland and the HeatSmart Alliance will host a presentation about cold-climate air-source heat pumps, geothermal systems, and heat pump water heaters. You will learn about suitable options for your home by talking with installers, neighbors who have installed systems, and HeatSmart Alliance volunteers. You will also learn about available financial incentives.

Homeowners who want to learn why heat pumps are climate friendly, who don’t have air conditioning (these systems also cool in summer), or who have an aging heating system (more than 15 years old) and want to know about replacement options should attend this event. If you can’t make it to this one, a sister event will be held on Feb. 29, 1-3 pm, at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center in West Concord. Check out the many other things you can do in the face of the climate emergency on EnergizeWayland.org.

Wayland Cultural Council supports upcoming events

Wayland Cultural Council proudly supporting our community!  Upcoming Events:

  • January 31: Viola and Piano Concert of Wayland Concert Series (Main Stage, Wayland High School)
  • February 29: MA High School Drama Festival (Wayland High School)
  • Feb-March: Ripcord by the Vokes Players (Vokes Theater)
  • March 6: The Lure of London, Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert (First Parish in Wayland)
  • through April: Sunday Sips & Sounds Musical Performances (Wayland Library)
  • May 7: Steampunk: History, Art, and Technology Presentation (Wayland Council on Aging)
  • August 29: Sublime Odissi: Indian Classical Dance and Music Concert (Regis College Theater)

Programs that have happened or receive support for ongoing programs:

  • EBT Card to Culture at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
  • Feree Friday Night Fun at Discovery Museum
  • Heirloom Apple Orchard Project
  • Piano Upgrade at Arts Wayland
  • STEM Fair by the Wayland Robotics Team

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WMS & WPS Performing Arts Department present Disney’s FROZEN JR

at the Wayland Middle School Auditorium
Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
Tickets are sold at the door and online: $10 Adults, $5 Students & Seniors
Purchase tickets online! Click on this link and print out your ticket!

Hidden Gem Outdoor Shabbat Service

Enjoy a brisk outdoor walk and late winter’s beauty at this Shabbat service lead by Rabbi Katy and Gabi Mezger both of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope. All ages are welcome as the service connects attendees to nature through song, prayers, meditation and passage from the Torah.

Note: if the weather is too bitter and cold, we’ll hold the Torah discussion and end the service at a nearby home.

Ma’yan Tikvah holds outdoor Shabbat services on most Saturdays. Please visit www.mayantikvah.org or their Facebook page for additional information and dates

Where: Pod Meadow Conservation Area, Wayland
Meet by the Aqueduct at 10 Wallace Road (off of Old Connecticut Path), Wayland

When: 10:30am – 12:00pm, February 29, 2020

Winter Pond Walk Shabbat

January 18, 10:30am – 12:30pm at Hamlen Woods Conservation Area 80 Rice Road, Wayland

Rabbi Katy Allen and Gabi Mezger will lead this woodland and wetland walk and Torah discussion as the group enjoys the winter scenery in Hamlen Woods. We’ll also stop to sing, meditate, pray, and reflect on the beauty of nature around us in this outdoor Shabbat service. Come prepared for muddy and/or icy spots along the trail. Dress warmly and you may want to bring Yaktrax if you have them.
All ages are welcome to attend and we think you may enjoy finding a deep connection to Shabbat and the world around you.

The parking lot is on the west side of Rice Road between Mainstone Road and 80 Rice Road. Watch for the red fire hydrant on right when coming from the North.

Ma’yan Tikvah holds outdoor Shabbat services on most Saturdays. Please visit mayantikvah.org or their Facebook page for additional information and dates

Sudbury River Songwriters Evening III at the W Gallery

Back by popular demand, Arts Wayland will be hosting the third “Sudbury Valley Songwriters Evening” at the W Gallery in Wayland. Popular New England area singer-songwriters Jeff Przech, Rachel Marie, Dave Martin and Dawn Kenney will each perform original songs in a conversational relaxed atmosphere. Songs may range from the humorous to the emotional, but all will express their writer’s creativity and showcase their talent. Enjoy an evening of songcraft with four wonderful singer-songwriters from the New England music scene.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7pm
Location: the W Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778
Advance Ticket Prices: $10 Adults and $5 Students (thru high school)
Price at the Door: $15 Adults, two for $25 and $5 Students (thru high school)

The Debby Larkin/Jeff Stout Quintet, January 19

This husband and wife team perform jazz classics from the Great American Songbook with clever interplay, natural arrangements and mutual enjoyment.

Debby Larkin is one of Boston’s premier jazz vocalists. She swings in the style of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’Day and has the subtle coolness of Julie London and Peggy Lee. Debby performs internationally, entertaining audiences regularly in Italy, Spain, St Maarten, Barbados, Scotland to name a few. Her humor and charm ingratiates audiences wherever she performs.

Jeff Stout, a staunch defender of mainstream jazz, is one of the finest trumpeters in the area. He has played and recorded with the great “Buddy Rich Band”, Gary Burton, Mel Torme’, Buddy Tate, James Williams, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Lovano, Curtis Fuller, John Scofield and Kurt Elling, to name a few. Jeff is on the faculty of Berklee College of Music.

The ensemble is rounded out by fellow colleagues from Berklee College of Music Casey Scheuerell on drums, Barry Smith on bass and Wayland resident Neil Olmstead on piano.

The concert will take place at the W Gallery from 2-4 pm on January 19, 2020.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit us at: http://www.artswayland.com/shop/jazz-at-the-w-gallery

Free admission! Donations will be greatly appreciated.