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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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Hilarity For Charity

The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging will be hosting their annual fundraiser on Sunday, October 28th at the Weston Country Club. By popular demand Jimmy Tingle, nationally known social and political humorist, will return for another “hilarious” comedy performance. Our local Daddios will be providing great music. Dinner, a live auction and lots of fun – it’s all included.

Get your tickets now online at, at The Village Bank or contact the Wayland Council on Aging (508) 358-2990. Cost is $125 per ticket and there are a limited number of seats. Tables of 10 can be reserved.

Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Annual 5K Run/Walk, September 23, Benefits Wayland’s Dudley Pond Association

New A.M. Start Time.  22nd Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 22nd annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sunday, September 23. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pondweeds. There are events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a non-competitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the noncompetitive fitness walk starting at 9 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 10:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. by the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk.

The new earlier times will make it convenient for more people to participate.  And it’s cooler and more comfortable for runners and walkers earlier in the day. With advance registration, the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18. On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults. More information and instant online registration for all events are available at More information and the registration form also can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923 or 781-696-3445.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt.  The race will be held rain or shine. The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals. The Dudley Pond Run offers great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt. Individual, family and refreshment sponsors are also sought.  Contributions are tax-deductible. See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association ( is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future wellbeing of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a Great Pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

6th Annual Pam’s Run – Registration is Open

6th Annual Pam’s Run – Registration is Open
Save the Date!
Claypit Hill School
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am

Mark your calendars now. Pam’s Run includes a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, and a Kids’ Fun Run. Registration is open now. Go to:

6th Annual John Tanner Pumpkin Shuffle 5K

6th Annual John Tanner Pumpkin Shuffle 5K
Russell’s Garden Center – 397 Boston Post Road
Saturday, October 13, 11:30 am
We are happy to announce the 6th Annual John Tanner Pumpkin Shuffle 5K Run/Walk to benefit children with Batten disease. Every participant will receive a free mini pumpkin. Register and sponsor at or

Wayland Cancer Warriors seek donations and team members for September 9 MGH Everyday Amazing Race

Wayland Cancer Warriors is a team of Wayland families running the Eversource Everyday Amazing race to raise funds for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center. Please consider donating or joining the team to help MGH in its amazing work with cancer patients and survivors. The race includes a 5K Run/Walk and a Kids’ Dash along the Charles River Esplanade in Boston.
The  MGH Everyday Amazing Race takes place at the Charles River Esplanade, Boston on Sunday, September 9, 7:30 am
You can learn more, donate, or join the Wayland Cancer Warriors team here.

3rd Annual Jack’s Abby United Way 5K

Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers has teamed up with the United Way of Tri-County (UTWC) to sponsor the 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser, October 13. The run will begin and end at Jack’s Abby Craft Lager’s brewery and beer hall located at 100 Clinton Street in Framingham.

The fee to participate is $30 (1 Beer Included in Registration Fee for Participants 21+. Photo ID will be required.) and all proceeds supporting several of the United Way’s critical services in the community including suicide prevention and mental health, early literacy, and hunger relief.

Long sleeve t-shirts will be given to the first 250 runners/walkers to register and goodie bags to the first 200 to sign up.

Prizes will be awarded after the race to the top male and female in eight age categories as well as the first and second place male and female runners overall. Special awards will be presented to top individual fundraiser and team fundraisers.

There will also be music, games, vendors, and a great raffle offered to participants and those who come out to support family and friends running and walking.

Jack’s Abby will offer post-race discounts on a several items from their appetizing Beer Hall menu to all runners and walkers, and encourages everyone to stop by for some delicious food and a pint after the race.

For those interested in running, walking, volunteering, having a vendor table, or sponsoring the event, please visit the United Way’s website at or contact Special Events Manager Sandy Baldi at / 508.370.4873.

Thank you to race sponsors Avidia Bank, Reliant Medical Group, DCU, and title sponsor Jack’s Abby. Special thanks to UWTC’s annual platinum sponsor Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Wayland Hockey Association Golf Tournament on Friday, September 28th

Registration Open at

Please join the Wayland Hockey Association (WHA) for our Annual Golf Tournament at Wayland Country Club on Friday, September 28th at 12:30pm. The cost is $150 per player and includes hamburgers and hot dogs during registration; shotgun start at 1:30pm; contests with prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and team scores; a raffle and silent auction; and a delicious buffet dinner.

If you can’t play in the tournament, please consider sponsoring a tee sign or donating an auction/raffle item for the tournament. The WHA is a self-funded, volunteer-run organization that runs the Wayland boys’ and the Wayland/Weston girls’ high school varsity and middle school hockey teams. The tournament is our biggest fundraiser and helps to keep Wayland’s hockey players on the ice each season.

For more information and/or to register or sponsor/donate to the tournament, please go to

Thanks in advance for your support!

2018-2019 WHA Board