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Non-Profit Spotlight:
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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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.

Hoops for Hope, March 31. Still time to register.

There is still time to Register for Hoops for Hope, a 3×3 Basketball Tournament to be held on Sunday March 31st from 2pm-6pm at Natick High School!

Hoops for Hope includes Boys and Girls teams in Grades 1-12. Below the Rim Basketball Camp is running the tournament in support of Jeff’s Place.

The minimum entry fee per team is $99, or $33 per player. Winning teams receive Hoops for Hope t-shirts. To Register and Pay for Hoops for Hope, or to make a Donation in support of the event click HERE

You can also support Hoops for Hope by becoming a tournament Sponsor or contributing an item to the Silent Auction. To be a Sponsor or donate an Auction Item for the event, please click HERE.

In addition, the Team that raises the most money for Jeff’s Place in addition to the entrance fee gets 2 box seats right behind home plate to a Red Sox game! Click HERE to download a Sponsor Form that your team can use to raise money for Hoops for Hope.

For more information, please visit the Hoops for Hope page on our web site,

Four from Wayland to run Boston Marathon for Cancer Institute

Wayland Patch 2/20/19: Four from Wayland to run Boston Marathon for Cancer Institute. Four Wayland residents will run in the Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. The participants include: Jeffrey Bergeron, Rimante Du Randt, Antonia Hieronymus and Albert Ng.

Note: you can support participants online here.

Domestic Violence Roundtable Collects Valentine Donations for Families in Shelter

2018 Roundtable Valentines Day bags decorated by children at Sudbury Extended Day

Each February, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The Valentine Bags are decorated by the children from Sudbury Extended Day.

Members of our local communities are cordially invited to participate in this collection and to help fill the bags at the Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 3 PM at the Wayland Public Safety Building. This is a great opportunity for schools, scout groups, civic organizations, workplaces, families, friends, and neighbors to join the Roundtable in making lives brighter for families affected by domestic violence. Small gestures like the gift bags let families know they are supported in their decision to leave an abusive situation and brighten their day.

Some examples of needed items are gift cards for CVS, Target, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters some items would include full size bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for teens and children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars, stickers socks, and non-violent toys, to bath and hair products, books, diaries, movie passes, ITunes cards, and candy.

In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags for families in shelter and transitional housing.

If you are interested in contributing to the Valentine’s Day collection, please contact the Roundtable at . A collection basket will be available in the lobby of the Wayland Public Safety Building located at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland from February 5-12, 2019.


WPSF Annual Spelling Bee FORM YOUR SWARM!

Wayland High School, Sunday, March 24, 12-4:30pm. Students in grades 2 through 5 form teams of three. While all team members must be in the same grade, teams can be comprised of members from any Wayland school. Parents, please help your children find their three person team. Reach out to old and new friends to participate in this super fun event!  Regular Registration: February 4 – February 17 @ $30/child and Late Registration: February 18 – February 24 @ $40/child.   Fees support grants for the Wayland Public Schools! Register online here.  Please email if you have any questions.

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable Valentine’s Day Gift Collection

Each year the Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local shelters. These bags are then given to three local shelters. Some examples of items are gift cards for CVS, Target, Friendly’s, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters some items would include bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books and non-violent toys to bath and hair products, to books and diaries. In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags to the various shelters.

Suggested new items:

Adults and Teens: gift cards from CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, McDonald’s, AMC Theater, Target, and Walmart, iTunes cards, phone cards, chapsticks, chocolate, stationery, hair items, journals, paperback books, socks, small storage bins for their bedrooms, shower caddies to carry/store personal hygiene.

Children and Babies: candy, playing cards, flash cards, crayons, washable markers, coloring books, pencils, erasers, matchbox cars, costume jewelry, yo-yos, jacks, small stuffed animals, stickers, small musical instruments, trading cards, small cardboard books, diary, children’s bath products, bubbles, socks, children’s jewelry, small balls, baby items such as rattles, baby cup/spoon, baby socks/booties, bibs, baby lotion/shampoo

For more on the Roundtable and ways you can help, visit

Wayland High School Late Night 2019 seeks support

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. All Juniors and their guests are encouraged to participate in this event, whether they attend the prom or not, so we need your financial support. Donations are needed to plan and secure the entertainment, food and activities that will ensure a fun and successful event. The cost to cover all of the event expenses is estimated to be $85 per person. Please help us make Late Night 2019 a memorable event by making as generous a donation as possible.

Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to the Wayland PTO and mailed to: LATE NIGHT 2019, c/o Elizabeth Shine, 29 Training Field Road, Wayland, MA 01778. Please provide your name, phone number, and email. Or you can go online and donations can be made at The Wayland PTO is a non-profit organization, Fed ID# 20-0141838.

Please contact Lana Murphy or Sandy O’Driscoll at if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Let this be the ONLY Party in Town!