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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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Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at the W Gallery

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop: Gift Art and Holiday Cards at the W Gallery

Sat., Dec. 14 or Sun., Dec. 15 from 2-4:30pm
Tues. evening, Dec. 17, 6:00-8:30pm

Fee: $50. Learn more and Sign up online at:

Location: the W Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778. Handicapped accessible, Free parking nearby. Near Ace Hardware, X Golf, and Stop & Shop in Wayland. Across from Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland Town Center.

Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at The W Gallery in Wayland, which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide the opportunity to make your own art and holiday cards. These workshops are offered for a holiday price of $30 plus a $20 materials fee ($50 total). You will bring home up to 20 original block prints! This is a great gift idea for the creative person in your life. Reserve a spot soon, since there is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants per workshop!  If you have any questions, please contact Learn more about Mei-Ling on Instagram: @meiling_ellerman_studio.

56th Annual Santa’s Ride, December 20-22

Santa (escorted by the Wayland Firefighter Association) will make his 56th annual ride through Wayland Friday-Sunday, December 20, 21, and 22.  Come celebrate this holiday tradition no matter your age.

The schedule for his tour through Wayland is as follows:

Friday, December 20

Red Barn at Gray Birch 5:00 To 5:10
Marshall Terrace at #16 5:15 To 5:25
Campbell Road at #17 5:30 To 5:40
Oxbow Road at Sherman Bridge Road 5:45 To 6:00
Moore Road at Sedgemeadow Road 6:05 To 6:20
Bow Road at #27 6:25 To 6:35
Millbrook Road at Plain Road 6:40 To 6:55
Three Ponds Road at Sears Road 7:00 To 7:10
Sears Road at Squirrel Hill Road 7:15 To 7:25
Highland Circle at Ripley Lane 7:30 To 7:40

Saturday, December 21

Blossom Lane at Westway Road 5:00 To 5:10
Lundy Lane at Sylvan Way 5:15 To 5:30
Lee Road at Wheelock Road 5:35 To 5:45
Winthrop Road at Winthrop Place 5:50 To 6:00
Jeffrey Road at #20 6:05 To 6:15
Woodridge Road at Black Oak Road 6:25 To 6:40
Wayland Hills Road at Linn Lane 6:45 To 6:55
Old Tavern Road at Bald Rock Road 7:00 To 7:10
Brooks Road at Carpenter Road 7:15 To 7:30
Keith Road at Joyce Road 7:35 To 7:45
Dudley Road at Bayfield Road 7:50 To 8:00

Sunday, December 22

Winter Street behind St. Zepherin’s Church 4:40 To 5:00
Maguire Road at Grace Road 5:05 To 5:15
Knollwood Lane at Pine Needle Road 5:20 To 5:30
Lake Road Terrace at Morrill Drive 5:35 To 5:45
Edgewood Road at Ridgefield Road 5:50 To 6:00
Russell Road at Emerson Road 6:05 To 6:20
Stonebridge Road at Overlook Road 6:30 To 6:40
Meadowview Road at Oak Hill Road 6:45 To 7:00
Anthony Road at Highgate Road 7:05 To 7:15
Pequot Road at Juniper Lane 7:20 To 7:30
Old Farm Road at Rolling Lane 7:35 To 7:45
Davelin Road at Cole Road 7:50 To 8:00


Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Patients of Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Department

Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Patients of Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Department. This holiday season please support the 8 Strangers’ 2019 Gift Drive for the Pediatrics Department of Boston Medical Center (BMC). Unwrapped toys can be dropped off until December 15th at any 8 Strangers drop off location (see list below or online). There will be a “Fill the Trailer” drop-off event on Saturday December 14th from 10AM-12PM, sponsored by BJH Services, with the 8 Strangers Crew & Ace Hardware (Town Center), there will be light refreshments and holiday cheer!  No Time for shopping? Gifts can also be ordered online with Henry Bear’s Park (They will collect toys and you receive 20% off!) or via the BMC Amazon Wish List. If you order via Amazon, please use this link and make a note on the receipt along with the order reading “8 Strangers”. Local drop off locations can be found online (bottom of page).

Fall Jazz Night, November 25 at WMS

You are cordially invited to Fall Jazz Night on Monday evening, November 25, at 7:30 in the middle school auditorium. Come hear our WMS Jazz Band, Wayland Brass Quintet, and the WHS Honors Jazz Ensemble play tunes ranging from jazz “standards” like “Autumn Leaves” and “All of Me” to the music of Stevie Wonder!

Tapping your feet and groovin’ in your seat will be a great way to kick off the holiday week! 

Wayland Center Holiday Open House, December 8 (and 7)

The annual Wayland Center Holiday Open House will be held Sunday, December 8, 2-5 p.m.  The Wayland Museum and Historical Society, the Wayland Free Public Library, First Parish in Wayland, the Wayland Depot and the W Gallery will all be open to the public. Come and enjoy music, activities for kids, caroling, refreshments, and inventive seasonal decorations.

Step inside the Wayland Museum decorated in holiday finery and enjoy refreshments and musical entertainment during your visit.  Aida Gennis and Kathy Heckscher, assisted by Sally Lamprey and Ginny Steel, chair the Wayland Museum and Historical Society Open House, and will be busy with many volunteer bakers and servers who will provide home baked cookies, tea and punch.

The Wayland Museum and Historical Society’s festive decorations, appropriate to the period of each of the Grout Heard House Museum’s rooms, are fashioned by the Wayland Garden Club.  Many volunteer Garden Club members decorate the House under the guidance of Gretchen Schuler, Lois Toombs and Patrice Barton.

Visitors to the Museum will enjoy music during the afternoon, a High School string quartet, the Muses of Wayland High School, and a wind ensemble.

Girl Scout troops from all over town are crafting handmade decorations for the tree in the alcove of the Stone Room illustrating this year’s theme, “Outer Space,” chosen in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The Wayland Girl Scout efforts are under the direction of Elisa Scola.

The Wayland Depot, in our historic 1881 train station, will be open from 12-5 p.m., offering an array of handcrafted gifts and unique holiday items for sale, along with Wayland Booster apparel.  Refreshments and sweets will be served by volunteer members of the Depot.

As a part of the Wayland Center Holiday Open House, local musician David Polansky will lead a Family Holiday Sing-along at the Wayland Free Public Library, from 3-3:45 p.m.  Come and sing your favorite holiday songs and learn some new ones!  The performance will be upstairs in the round room.  Refreshments will be served.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library.

There will be a Small Works Art Exhibit & Artisan Crafts @the W Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave. in the Wayland Shopping Center, December 7 and 8, 12-5 p.m.  Arts Wayland has invited artists who craft jewelry, ceramics, collage, weaving/fiber, fabric art, and painted purses.  Enjoy live music and treats while you browse the Small Works local art show, and choose some fine crafts and art for family, friends, and home.

At 4:30 in the afternoon, join in caroling at First Parish in Wayland, with lively music provided by members of the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band.  Following the caroling, led by Rev. Maddie Sifantus, founder/director emerita of the Golden Tones, say hello to Santa, and enjoy cocoa and cookies provided by the youth of the congregation.

New this year:  Unable to come Sunday?  The beautifully decorated Grout Heard House will be open for visitors Saturday, December 7, 2-4 p.m. 

Enjoy opening the holiday season with your friends and neighbors in Wayland Center!


UPDATE: FOUND!!! Missing Cat: Charlie is an-all black cat missing from Millbrook Rd/Rail Trail

Charlie is an all black, short-haired female kitty. She is very friendly and hangs out on the rail trail. Her family lives on Millbrook Rd, along the rail trail.  She has no collar, but is microchipped. Please contact Nina via her post on @Wayland Bulletin Board with any information.

Update 11/12: Charlie was found and is back home!

WCPA Kids’ Concert: The Stacey Peasley Band, Veterans Day

The Wayland Children & Parents Association is once again hosting its annual Veterans Day children’s concert! Dance and sing to the rockin’ music and sing-along lyrics of popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley at this concert for kids young and old. Full of fun and loaded with great music, this concert is sure to get even your smallest dancers tapping their toes!

$15 per family.  Doors open at 10am.

Tickets at or at the door.

Open to the public–all families welcome!