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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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MWRTA launches pilot commuter shuttle on Route 20

Learn more about the Commuter Shuttle on Route 20 by clicking on the links, below:


Information on Town Manager Special Act

The Town of Wayland posted the following regarding the Town Manager Special Act:

Town Manager Special Act

  • Working draft (June 19, 2019) (forthcoming)

Background Materials

  • Town of Wayland Charter Commission (forthcoming)
  • Wayland Buzz: Spotlight on Restructuring Town Government
    • Program #81 June 17, 2018

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 15, 2019


  • New! Aquarium Passes for July & August. No more dry summers!  The library now has passes for the New England Aquarium for July and August.  And they’re a better deal than ever: instead of $10 off the admission price, they’re now good for 50% off.  Book now—they’ll go fast!
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.
  • Library Services for the Homebound. We provide home delivery of library items to Wayland residents of any age who are unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability or extended illness.  With this program, you can have full access to library services.  Call 508-358-2311 or fill out the form on our web site.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.


  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m.  The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks. Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks. Remember: there is only one you! Let’s make this world better, together. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Something new is brewing for you! Check out the new teen space in the mezzanine. New furniture has arrived!  It is beautiful!  Books and materials will be moving up soon!

The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

  • The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5.  Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)  We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.
  • The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

Wayland Farmers’ Market Celebrates 15th season, opens June 26

The 15th season of the Wayland Summer Farmer’s Market begins on Wednesday, June 26 from 12-5pm and runs weekly through October 9.

Located in the front parking lot at Russell’s Garden Center on Route 20, the market is a wonderful opportunity to meet and support local farmers and food producers. Twenty vendors will join us for Opening Day.

Summer is a great time to introduce children to healthy eating and to prepare meals together as a family. Enjoy fresh, local vegetables, fruit, cheese, maple products, Samira’s Homemade authentic Lebanese spreads, eggs, granola, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, seafood and lobsters, fresh pasta and sauce, honey, baked goods, cannoli, flower bouquets, farm wine and cider, yarn, bagels, sauces and Sitzens Pet Treats. Reasons to Be Cheerful Chillwagon will join us weekly, serving ice cream.

Local vegetable and fruit farms participating include Brigham Farm (Concord), Land’s Sake Farm (Weston) and Lanni Orchards (Lunenberg). Meat producers: Laszlo Family Farm (Ashby) and Lilac Hedge Farm (Holden). Cheese makers: Chase Hill Farm (Warwick), Couët Farm & Fromagerie (Douglas), Foxboro Cheese (Foxborough), and West River Creamery (Londonderry, VT).

On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be on hand to sharpen your knives, garden tools, and scissors on Opening Day. We recommend that you sign up for our weekly email (in season only) so that you will know which vendors will attend that week. Go to to sign up online or contact You can also follow us on Facebook;  or on Instagram.


Lenny Solomon Band in Concert, June 21

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon’s style has been compared to John Prine, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where he regularly performed on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for such music luminaries as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years he shared bills with many name performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John.

The band includes Solomon on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Don Barry on bass and harmony vocals, Gary Kemp on acoustic lead guitar, and Toby Keith on fiddle. For this concert, Suzen Joyce Perry, artist and singer, will join the group on several songs.

Tickets: $15 (purchase in advance online here), $20 at the door. Over 75+ and 15- are free
Date:: Friday June 21 2019
Time:: 7-9 pm
Location: theW Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

Come Enjoy Outdoor Summer Concert Series


It’s time for the 8th annual Community Concert Series in the Town Building Courtyard on Thursday evenings, 7 – 8 p.m., from Thursday, June 13 through Thursday, July 18 (no concert Thursday, July 4). Come enjoy a summer evening and fun music with friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Concerts will be in the Large Hearing Room in uncooperative weather.)

Kicking off the series on June 13 will be Studio Two, a Beatles tribute band. June 20 features the Daybreakers playing rock & roll. On June 27 the Club Soda Band will play top 40s, and on July 11 our own Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band will present a wide range of audience favorites. Wrapping up the series on July 18 will the The Standards, playing oldies and rock.

Sponsored by the Council on Aging, this Community Concert Series is an opportunity to bring the generations together at a feel-good community event. The COA is very grateful to the series’ sponsors: Alkon & Levine, P.C., CPA; Avenu at Natick; Bret Leifer, Professional Numismatist; Traditions of Wayland; The Village Bank; Joanne Berry, Coldwell Banker of Weston; and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Plan to join the fun!


The Wayland Cultural Council is seeking new members!

If you support the existence of cultural activities in town, consider joining this appointed board and be involved in the process. As part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, the committee disburses state appropriated funds. Wayland is one of 329 such local councils supporting projects in the arts, humanities and sciences through a grant application process.

New members are welcome to join before the next granting cycle begins in the fall. Contact Co-chair Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at to learn more.

This year the council awarded $6,271 to 13 recipients including the upcoming performance “Unveiled,” at Congregation Or Atid and the performance “Isabella” at the Council on Aging (COA) both occurring this month. Awards also supported the Wayland Public Libray’s “Wayland Reads” and the Chinese American Association’s Lunar New Year Celebration earlier this year. Grants funded “Silent Night” by the Vokes Players as well as DeCordova’s EBT $1 Admission Program, the Discovery Museum’s “Free Friday Night Fun” program and forthcoming signage for heirloom trees at Heard Farm. Grants also supported the Control Freaks, Wayland High School’s Robotics Team and student participation in the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival hosted at the high school. In addition, grants were awarded for a performance of the Musicians of the Old Post Road, the library program, “A Universe of Stories” and the COA program “Songbirds of the Northeast.”

If you would like to have a role in bringing such programs to fruition, your interest and enthusiasm are welcome. You can learn more about the Wayland Cultural Council
and the Massachusetts Cultural Council at