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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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Wayland High School Theatre Ensemble presents Chicago, November 21, 22 and 23.

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble presents CHICAGO: High School Edition. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.  Performances are Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23 at 7:30pm at Wayland High School.  Tickets are available online here

Halloween Trick or Treat at Carriage House, October 29

Halloween Trick or Treat at Carriage House on Tuesday Oct 29th from 3-5pm. Kids of all ages are invited!

Vokes Players announce their production of Fun Home, performances November 8-23

The Vokes Players of Wayland present the Tony-winning musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Donnie Baillargeon, with musical direction from Howard Boles. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland, MA from November 8th through November 23rd.  Every week of the run there will be performances on Friday & Saturday evenings at 8PM, and Saturday matinees at 2PM.  There are also two Thursday evening performances, on November 14th and November 21st.  For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via our website  Ticket prices are $25.00 for Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $28.00 for Friday & Saturday evenings.

In Fun Home, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori weave the cartoon panels of Alison Bechdel’s sharp, personal, and widely-acclaimed graphic novel into a haunting musical filled with precise details and sharply defined moments.  Alison’s story is transformed into a pastiche of time and place, slipping from her childhood when the Bechdels lived over the family’s business, the Bechdel Funeral Home (or “Fun Home,” as the family called it), through Alison’s college years when she came out to herself and her family, to the present as the adult Alison, looking back, tries to patch up her relationship with her family, especially her conflicted, angry, exacting father. The songs are pointed, impactful, at times enchanting as they echo a bygone day, but also heart-wrenching and poignant. Fun Home won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

The cast for the show includes: Kathleen Comber (Roslindale), Abigail Mack (Bridgewater), Sydney Johnston (Belmont), Alex Thayer (Maynard), Lea Oppedisano (Hopkinton), Alex Massarotti (Sudbury), Tate Cinti (Wayland), Charley Lapomardo (Cambridge), and John Crampton (Dedham).  The choreographer, Jen Condon, is from Arlington, the musical director, Howard Boles is from Marlboro, and the stage director, Donnie Baillargeon, is from Waltham. 

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. Fun Home is the first production of our 2019-20 season.  The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the Vokes Players, visit our website –


Wayland Fire Department Open House, October 12

The Wayland Firefighters Association would like to invite you to the annual Wayland Fire Dept. Open house on Saturday, October 12, 11am-2pm, at the Public Safety Building at 38 Cochituate Rd. This event is free to the public and includes free Papa Gino’s pizza, face painting, activities for kids, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, and much more for the family. We hope to see you there. Remember, fire safety week starts Saturday October 6 and runs to October 12. Let’s start off by testing smoke and co alarms in the home to make sure they’re in proper working condition.

BILT, Inc. 5k and All Ability Fun Run, October 20

Come join BILT, Inc. for our inaugural 5k, October 20, at the beautiful Regis College track, located in Weston, MA! Along with our 5k, we will have a fully accessible 1 mile “All Ability Fun Run” for runners of all ages and abilities.

Food trucks, beer garden, free parking, raffle prizes, vendors, disability friendly atmosphere, and activities for kids will be available! Kids under 11 get in for free, 12 and older $5 entrance fee.

Registration begins at 9:15am, 5k will be at 10am, 1 mile walk/run at 11am. Prizes for top three of each. Come join us for a fun day for everyone in the family! The rain date will be October 27.

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The primary mission of Bridging Independent Living Together Inc. is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Bilt, Inc. is a 501c3 approved nonprofit.

Tri-M Trunk-or-Treat

You are invited to Trunk-or-Treat. Hosted by Tri-M Music Honor Society. Candy, Face Painting, Costume Contest, Live music from Tri-M, and More! Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-8pm at Wayland High School Commons. Suggested donation: $5/child

WCPA Trunk-Or-Treat and Monster Mash Halloween Party!

Join the WCPA for some Halloween fun!

4:00 – 5:00 | Claypit Hill Elementary Parking Lot
Dress up the kids, decorate your car, and bring treats (candy or non-candy) to share! Prizes awarded to top decorated trunks. For safety’s sake, please arrive by 4:00 pm. Open to all!

5:00 – 7:00 | Claypit Hill Elementary
Ghouls & Goblins, Witches on brooms. You are invited to a party under the moon! Activities include: music, dancing, and Halloween fun & games. Pizza, snacks, and water will be served. Join us after Trunk-or- Treat!
Admission: $5 per child ($15 max per family). Please note this is not a drop-off event. Open to all!