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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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Ask the Candidates Live – Q&A on WayCAM

Candidates running for contested seats on the Board of Selectman and for the position of Associate Planning Board Member will be participating in our annual Ask the Candidates Live! Q&A/Call-In program on WayCAM TV on Thursday April 18, 2019 starting at 7:00pm.

This year, the program will feature two segments. Here is the schedule for when the candidates will be featured:

  • 7:00pm: Candidates for the Board of Selectmen will be featured.
  • 8:05pm: Candidates for the Associate Planning Board position will be featured.

Viewers can find the program on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 38. Former Town Moderator Peter Gossels will serve as host once more.
This show is unique in Wayland politics in that it is a live broadcast during which viewers at home can call the studio at 508-358-3742 to ask their questions directly to the candidates. Mr. Peter Gossels will field the calls and may ask some questions of his own if there is time.

For those unfamiliar with the program, this is the 29th year of production, and it has proven a very useful tool in informing the voters before the election. The program will be rebroadcast on WayCAM before the Town Elections on April 23, and will also be available for streaming online at

Once again, the call in number is 508-358-3472.

Sudbury River Songwriters Evening, April 20

Arts Wayland will be hosting the first Sudbury Valley Songwriters Evening at theW Gallery on Saturday, April 20. Doors open at 6:30pm. Popular New England area singer-songwriters Alice Howe, Alec Hutson, Anna Snow and Billy Claiborn 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.
Tickets can be purchased prior to the event online here. Artwork on display in the gallery will be available to purchase.

Arts Wayland and theW Gallery are located at 60 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778, in the Wayland Shopping Center near Ace Hardware.

Alec Hutson:
A Boston homegrown singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Alec crafts music that grabs your attention and pulls you in. A stirring combination of soaring folk melodies, deep soul grooves, and earworm pop sensibility, the result is an experience not easily forgotten. Having recently completed his first European tour following the release of his album Reactions in December 2018, Alec (with full band) looks forward to sharing his music throughout New England and down the West Coast later this year.

Billy Claiborne:
Originally from Maine, Billy Claiborne fronted bands around New England for many years. Now appearing mostly solo, he draws on his country roots, frequently combining them with ample doses of folk, rock and pop and anything that strikes him at the moment. He now lives in the Boston area and appears infrequently at various coffee houses, bars and gin joints. Find him on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and wherever music is streamed.

Anna Snow:
Anna Snow writes and performs her own brand of ambient-folk. Whether through songs about family, the in-between places of love, or hope for loved ones in distress, she combines moody, evocative guitar voicings, vocals, and lyrics to transport the listener to another world. Based out of Somerville, Massachusetts, Anna performs with uncommon passion and sincerity; she feels each note, and every word. She recently released her sophomoric full studio EP, Is This Us, in June, 2018.

Alice Howe:
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston’s Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Americana UK). In 2017 her EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song – “Homeland Blues” – and #7 album for the year. A 2018 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition finalist, Alice was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, NERFA Formal Showcase Artist and WFMT Folkstage featured performer. She has completed her forthcoming full-length album, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), and will be touring the new album throughout 2019.

Wayland Daddios and Friends play fundraiser for Hatun Runa 2019 humanitarian trip

Come experience an evening of music, food, Peruvian culture and more at the Sandy Burr Pub on Friday April 26 at 7:30pm. Learn about Hatun Runa’s ten years of medical, solar and education resource development in the Northeastern Andes of Peru. Donate online at

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.

For more information, visit

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

Please complete survey to help with estimating attendance at Annual Town Meeting

To better predict the number of voting handsets required at Wayland’s upcoming April Annual Town Meeting, the Electronic Voting Implementation Sub-committee has setup an anonymous online survey. Please answer the questions posed at this URL:

Your participation will help reduce cost, and allow us to provide a more efficient and orderly town meeting experience. Thanks!