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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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Sudbury Wine and Spirits Hosts Complimentary Wine and Beer Tasting for the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable’s Shower for Shelters

The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites the public to a free wine and beer tasting to support its annual Shower for Shelters. The wine and beer tasting will be held at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury on Friday evening, April 26, 2019 at 7 PM. Light refreshments will also be provided by the Roundtable.

Please bring a new, unwrapped housewarming gift to the event. Families transitioning from shelters appreciate gifts of new household items to help them establish their new homes. These generous donations will be collected and given to the clients of Reach Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The donations will also benefit the transitional housing and shelter programs of these agencies.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at

This year’s event will also include a raffle. Raffle items include a gift basket of wine and more donated by Sudbury Wine and Spirits and a basket of coffee and more donated by Starbucks of Sudbury. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Winners do not need to be present  at the drawing to win. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase additional gift cards as part of the Shower for Shelters.


Wayland High School Late Night 2019


Help support a safe, fun night for our students! Saturday, May 18 will be an exciting day for Wayland High School students – it is the evening of the Junior Prom. For the 21st year, Wayland High School parents and the local business community will come together to fund and support “Late Night,” a fun, supervised event for our Prom-goers and their guests immediately following the Prom. Late Night is a free, after-Prom celebration organized and chaperoned by our High School parents, designed to provide a safe and substance-free environment where classmates can be together and celebrate on Prom Night. Late Night is 100% funded by our Wayland parents and the local business community. We keep this event FREE for the kids to make their attendance as easy as possible.

REGISTRATION is required for attendance at Late Night.  Please REGISTER for Late Night and DONATE at  All Juniors and their guests are encouraged to participate in this FREE event regardless if they attend prom.   WHS Juniors are responsible for informing their guests to register at We need your support so we can plan and secure the entertainment, food and activities to ensure a fun and successful event.  The cost to cover all of the event expenses is estimated to be $85 per person but we appreciate any amount that gets us closer to our fundraising goal.  Visit to donate and for important Pre-Prom and Late Night information.  Feel free to contact Lana Murphy & Sandy O’Driscoll at if you have any questions or would like to learn more. Follow us on Facebook at

Also, please consider helping with one of the many tasks involved in preparing for and running Pre-Prom and Late Night.  In addition to junior parent volunteers, it is a time-honored tradition that sophomore parents run Pre-Prom and chaperone Late Night so junior parents can enjoy this special day with their child.  Sophomore parents volunteer regardless if their sophomore sons/daughters are or are not attending the Prom/Late Night.   Please consider volunteering for a task on

Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe on prom night by making this the ONLY party in town!

Human Relations Service Fundraising Dinner, May 1

Please join in celebrating and supporting the important work of The Human Relations Service (HRS) by attending the 14th Annual Dinner and Auction on Wednesday, May 1st at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. Special recognition will be given to Executive Director Rob Evans who will be retiring after 45 years of dedicated service.

HRS is our community, non-profit mental health agency, serving children and families from Wayland, Weston and Wellesley. It provides a wide variety of clinical services, consultation to local schools, as well as education and support to parent and civic groups. HRS never denies a resident services because of their inability to pay and is an important safety net when a crisis strikes. The funds raised at this event help ensure that HRS can keep providing the highest quality care to those in need.

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, full bar, and fine wines. Taste some of the area’s best cuisine by visiting local celebrity chef stations. Sponsors include: Coach Grill, 110 Grill, Gustazo, Cafe Mangal, Bokx109, Captain Marden’s Seafood, Red Bird, Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, La Morra, Heritage of Sherborn, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more. The cocktail reception, followed by dinner and live auction. Susan Wornick will be the Master of Ceremonies. To purchase tickets or to donate to The Human Relations Service, please visit:

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

The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund Announces 2019 Mini-grant Recipients

The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the results of its sixth annual mini-grant program to promote dynamic projects in the three arenas of its mission: Effective Teen Relationships & Violence Prevention, the Arts, and Community Service.

In Lauren’s spirit and memory, small grants have recently been awarded to individuals and groups with innovative project ideas in the above areas. Lauren’s mother Mary Dunne commented “Awarding mini-grants is such positive work honoring Lauren and her memory. I’m ever grateful to those who honor her in so many ways.”

“We are delighted by the creativity and energy inherent in the proposed initiatives and the hope stirred in the potential of their positive, meaningful impacts. What a nice link to Lauren!” commented Lauren’s father, Malcolm Astley.

A total of 10 project proposals were funded this year. They are:

  • Luisa Barros for Think Peace Unity Festival. An afternoon festival with music, dance, speakers and resource tables focused on bringing the community together to promote peace and violence prevention.
  • Mei-Ling Ellerman.  A research project exploring the complex factors that prevent or enable domestic violence, survivors’ self-advocacy, and studying what happens when they engage with the justice system; data will be used to raise awareness, support improved services, and generate social and legal change.
  • Lauren Millette of Fairhaven High School.  Empowering our Youth from Within. Education of teens at risk through the development and implementation of a group counseling curriculum, including a focus on skills in coping with at risk affects such as shame and hate, and training of peer break up advisors, and training for students in coping with at risk emotions such as shame and hate.
  • Cynthia Maltbie of Girls’ LEAP.  Updated curriculum for their Mother-Daughter Workshop to better align with best practices in the fields of violence prevention and girl development.
  • Deborah Marion of The Golden Tones, “Young or Old, Singing Lifts You, Heart & Soul.” A collaboration between two choirs from different generations, connecting through a shared love of music.
  • Nazda Alam Foundation for Muslim Women Civic Engagement & Leadership.  Production of a documentary addressing the future of some 30,000 babies born in a refugee camp in Bangladesh (mass rape of Muslim women by the Myanmar military), as part of its work on human rights and social justice.
  • Eve Budnick of Opera Del West, A performance of “Freedom Ride,” an opera by local composer Dan Shore, combining traditional opera with themes of African-American history, American history and gospel singing.
  • Matthew Swoveland of The Second Step.  To support the resiliency of young people in the aftermath of domestic violence while developing their capacity to be change-makers for peace in their homes and communities.
  • Danielle Barrett of the Second Voice Theatre Company. “The Five Stages: An Exploration of Grief.” The production of an original play, “The Five Stages" written by Danielle Barrett, focuses on the five stages of grief as experienced by a friend of a domestic violence victim, whose story is inspired by Lauren Astley, and whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy grieving.
  • Alison Safran of Surviving in Numbers. Development of an online training course for teens on preventing dating violence and sexual violence; bystander intervention; and better supporting teen survivors of violence.

Keep On Sparkling! Please visit for more information on the organization’s activities.

Wayland High School fundraisers

Parent Dance!  Sponsored by the Class of 2020, Saturday, March 30 ~ 7 – 11 p.m., Sandy Burr Country Club ~ Wayland On Saturday, March 30 the WHS Junior Class will be sponsoring a Dance for parents and guardians! The proceeds will be going to subsidize the Junior Prom in May. Why should the kids have all the fun? Come and join other parents and guardians for this exciting event! The Dance is open to the parents and guardians of ALL Wayland students, and will take place from 7-11 p.m. at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. This event was modeled after a similar and very successful event that the Junior Class put on in 2014! Have a great night out and sponsor our Class at the same time! Please also spread the word to all the Wayland parents you know! Parents may buy tickets at the door, but we are hoping that many can RSVP in advance to help us with our planning. Please click here to RSVP.
Class of 2022 Spring Fundraiser, Sunday March 31.  The class of 2022 will be selling mattresses through Custom Fundraising Solutions on March 31. This is a brand new fundraiser and the money raised will go toward the class of 2022. These mattresses will be up to 50% off retail, so spread the word to friends and family to hold off on buying a mattress until the spring. More information can be found on their website:
Late Night 2019: Donate at at are only half way to our fundraising goal and need your support now so we can plan and secure the entertainment, food and activities to ensure a fun and successful event.  The cost to cover all of the event expenses is estimated to be $85 per person.  Visit to donate and for important Pre-Prom and Late Night information.

Tri-M Benefit Concert, March 28 at WHS

Wayland Chapter 6693 of the National Tri-M Honor Society is running a benefit concert for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA). The concert will feature local guest artists Michael Leonard (Saxophone), Rebecca Leonard (Clarinet), Elizabeth Markey (Harp), James Markey (Trombone), Cynthia Meyers (Flute/Piccolo), Kevin Murphy (Piano), and Jody Pongratz (Piano), who will be collaborating with Tri-M members. Wayland High School honor ensembles, including the Honors Sinfonia, Honors Concert Chorale, Honors Wind Ensemble, and Honors Jazz Ensemble, will also be performing at the benefit concert. In addition, artwork created by students from the Wayland National Art Honor Society will be on display for all to enjoy.

The CAPA Benefit Concert and Art Gala will occur on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm in the Wayland High School Theater. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.