Join Our List
A very sad summer in Wayland as another young Wayland native has died. We offer our condolences to the family of Eric Chase, who died on Thursday June 28. His obituary is online here. A memorial service celebrating his life was held on Saturday. Memorial gifts in his memory may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to Don Chase's Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising account (www.pmc.org/egifts) (ID No. 27039-3).
Police have issued this alert on car break-ins in the Winthrop Rd/Winthrop Terrace/Trinity Place neighborhood, as well as car thefts in town. They remind residents to please lock their cars and not leave valuable personal items in sight.
Solar 201 is Tuesday evening at Wayland High School. There will be a short presentation by the Mass CEC followed by a presentation by Astrum Solar of their products, pricing and process and a Q&A. Astrum will also have reps available to do an on-the-spot survey of sites via Google Maps. The program is now in Tier 4 which means bigger discounts for those who have already signed up and those who do sign up by September 30.
Among events this week:
For a calendar of upcoming events, see our online calendar.
Please consider liking our Facebook page, which we use for alerts, corrections, updates and to highlight events and news. We welcome your participation!
If you can't wait for Monday, and want to keep on top of new additions to our website faster, get our daily newsfeed through Google's Feedburner.
If you like our newsletter, share it with a friend:
If you don't, be sure to send us your suggestions for making the newsletter better!
Kim Reichelt, Executive Director &
Ian Hecker, Editor-in-Chief
Larry Krakauer and Sonja Strong, Editorial Board
In the News...
|News from the past week
- One Year Later: Wayland Remembers Lauren Dunne Astley. "Sparkle" has in the past year embedded itself in the vernacular of the small town of Wayland, Mass. The joyful connotation of the word - "sparkle" - belies the tragic occasion for its rise to the consciousness of people connected through tragedy and, on Tuesday night, through remembrance.
- Lauren Astley vigil in Wayland full of tears, laughter. It's been a year since the murder of Lauren Astley. But death "is not annihilation," said Ken Sawyer, senior minister of First Parish in Wayland. "It is not an end to love." For the 100 or so people who gathered at the church last night to mark that anniversary, memories of the Wayland High grad still brought tears and laughter.
- Chemical reaction closes pool in Wayland. The Wayland Community pool was closed Sunday after an employee mistakenly mixed two chemicals together, creating a hazardous situation, according to the Wayland Fire Department. The employee mixed muriatic acid with chlorine, which created a vapor cloud and fumes in the building, said Wayland Fire Department Captain Robert Dorey.
- Update: HAZMAT Scene Cleared at Wayland Pool. Authorities wrapped up an all-day HAZMAT event at the Wayland Community Pool around 9 p.m. Sunday with the situation under control and no injuries reported. Wayland Fire Chief Vinnie Smith said the fire department responded to a call this morning after a pool employee incorrectly mixed muriatic acid and chlorine, both chemicals used in the pool but when mixed outside of the pool's waters can produce deadly chlorine gas.
- Wayland resident completes Peace Corps service. David Glovsky, 26, of Wayland, has completed his Peace Corps service as a health education volunteer and returned home to the U.S. on May 8. For more than two years, Glovsky lived and worked in Dabo, Senegal, teaching HIV and malaria prevention courses, nutrition classes, school gardening and girls education.
- Legislation targets tree clearing companies. A group of local lawmakers has filed an amendment to ensure that utilities such as NStar, which has come under fire recently for its tree removal program in the area, don't leave eyesores in the wake of large-scale clearing operations. Attached to a bill on competitively priced electricity that the House passed last week, the provision requires utility companies to replace trees they cut down along their transmission lines with approved smaller plantings. The measure also gives state and local authorities more power to review and give input on landscaping plans. The amendment was filed by several local representatives including Wayland Rep. Tom Conroy.
- Wayland Finance Committee sends surplus to free cash. The Finance Committee last week decided to take no action on approximately $985,000 in surplus funds from fiscal 2012, allowing the money to fall into free cash. The other alternative for the money would have been to put all or part of it toward the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) trust fund, which supports health care benefits for retired town employees.
- Olympic diving coach Schavone has Wayland roots. Rick Schavone graduated from Wayland High School in 1967 and the path he took to becoming a women's diving coach for this country at the Summer Olympics in London in a couple of weeks is tailor-made for a Hollywood script writer.
- Wayland resident's new study sheds light on empathy. As the town of Wayland receives a $40,000 grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation to reduce teen dating violence, a Wayland psychiatrist's new study has timely implications for local parents, educators and students alike. In the study, Helen Riess asserts that empathy is a mutable trait that can be enhanced through training and awareness.
- Grant awarded to restore scenic Wayland bridge. The Wayland Historical Commission has been awarded a small grant from Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council for the initial cleanup and maintenance of Old Stone's Bridge.
- A Fish Tale at the Wayland Transfer Station. Most people see piles of discarded CDs and think, "What a waste." Eco-artists, however, see piles of discarded CDs and think, "Fish scales." About two weeks ago, Wayland resident Dan Balter and artists Peter Vazquez and Juan Flores were presented with boxes of misprinted CDs discarded by a local print shop. As the three eco-artists began talking over what to do with such an impressive collection of iridescent medium, Balter said the goal became to spend two weeks creating something out of whatever materials they had available.
- Photography career clicks for Wayland's Dines. A visit to Northstar Photography is almost like walking into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. On the studio's walls, you'll see prints of the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Bruce Springsteen. The photos were all shot by Northstar's owner Allan Dines. He's a professional photographer who sells authentic celebrity images. Customers will have plenty to chose from as he has thousands of one-of-a-kind images with a focus on music legends.
- Math standouts from Veritas Christian Academy in Wayland. Eight students from Veritas Christian Academy in Wayland, including Wayland students Joshua Allen and Sawyer Wellman, were awarded ribbons for their performance in the 2012 Eastern Massachusetts-Rhode Island District Math Olympics in Barrington, R.I.
- Local Solarize Massachusetts program growing rapidly. The Solarize Massachusetts program is going apace in Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury. On June 2, 15 households had already contracted for a total of 142.65 kilowatts, propelling the three towns into the third pricing tier, with only a short way to go to Tier Four (150 to 250 kilowatts). [Note: these figures are already a month old, and the program is now into Tier 4, working toward Tier 5]
|Philanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering|
How you can help...
Weston Drama Workshop will be hosting a bookfair at Barnes and Noble at Shopper's World in Framingham, Thursday, July 12, 9am-10pm. A percentage of your Barnes and Noble purchases that day will benefit Weston Drama Workshop, so stop on by! Please join us for live, in-store performances from our 50th Anniversary Season:
5:45pm: 42nd Street
5:55pm: Les MisÚrables
6:05pm: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Can't attend the bookfair in store on July 12th? You can still support us: Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 07/12/12 to 07/17/12 by entering Bookfair ID #10757391 at checkout.
Support Will Ryan in his MS Minuteman Ride.
Wayland resident Will Ryan is riding in the MS Minuteman Ride in Concord, MA on July 14, 2012 to raise funds for research and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. In the past 2 years, Will has raised over $10,000 due to the generosity of his supporters. Please click this link
to support this effort.
Wayland residents ready for Pan-Mass. Challenge. On August 4 and 5, fifty-five residents from Wayland will pedal their way into fundraising history as participants in the 33rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation's pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. The following riders are from Wayland:
Andy Bekenstein, Douglas Bell, Patricia Berenson, Andrew Bloch, Marci Bloch, Jill Brofsky, Marc Brofsky, Don Chase, Christopher Clark, Alan Cohen, Bruce Cohen, Mary Beth Crowley, Jean Cunningham, George Dickstein, Scott Flathers, George Gantz, Kenneth Gold, Martin Greene, Jim Hsu, Rawson Hubbell, Jill Inches, Robert Inches, Jerry Jacobs, Alan Lapierre, Brenna Lapierre, Brett Lapierre, Debra Lapierre, Fred Leichter, Jennifer Leichter, Brett L'Esperance, Matthew Levy, Jon Mehlman, Ed Meltzer, Ray Mitrano, Jamie Mordas, Daniel Najemy, Noel O'Neill, Kristen Paglia, Paul Paresky, Garrett Pierce, Arlan Pool, David Poorvu, David Poulin, Michael Roberge, Lisa Roblin, Peter Roblin, Gary Rubin, Harold Schwartz, Peter Shaw, Daniel Slater, Nate Sommerfield, Thomas Sommerfield, Suzanne Spencer, Tony Triano and Edward Warner
To become a virtual rider, or make a financial contribution to a rider from your town, go online or call 800-WE-CYCLE. Checks can be made payable to PMC, 77 Fourth Ave., Needham MA 02494.
Wayland resident receives plaque from The Children's Room. Nancy Lubin-Levy, who co-chairs The Children's Room Board of Directors with Michael Gilligan, presented a thank you plaque to Stan Shelton of Wayland for supporting a record-breaking fundraiser for The Children's Room, which serves families throughout the Greater Boston area facing catastrophic loss.
WayCAM urgently needs camera volunteers. You might already be aware that WayCAM was unable to record and preserve the Town's Memorial Day Celebration this year. The reason is lack of volunteers. WayCAM URGENTLY needs residents to help us record important Town government meetings and some Library programs. If you can help, please email Jim Mullane; 508-358-5006. Requirements:
- Desire to inform the public about important Town issues and programs.
- Ability to devote about 2 hours, sometimes up to 4 hours per shoot, for 1 to 4 times per month (you choose).
- Interest in learning a new skill.
- Usually evenings - you choose based on when you can do it.
- No prior experience required.
|Upcoming Meetings |
See the Town Website's Calendar online here. Check there for the latest updates, as meetings noted below could have been updated since we captured them.
Meetings for the upcoming week. Note: all meetings are scheduled for Town Building unless noted.
Preview of the July 9 Board of Selectmen Meeting:
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Town Building. In a departure from the customary schedule, the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. After reviewing the agenda for the viewing public, Town Clerk Lois Toombs will administer the oath of service to new Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle McLaughlin. At 7pm, the Board will recess and reconvene in executive session in the School Committee Room in a joint session of the School Committee, Finance Committee, Personnel Board, and Board of Selectmen to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining negotiations with all town and school labor units with contracts expiring June 30, 2013.
At approximately 7:50pm, the Board will review the status of discussions involving residents of Oak Hill and Meadow View Road neighborhoods, NStar officials and town staff and state officials regarding the tree removal and vegetation management program in the easement and right-of-way involving electric transmission lines from Framingham, through Wayland and into Sudbury. Company officials have pledged to negotiate mitigation measures with individual property owners following the completion of the tree removal program and to protect wellheads, safeguard against erosion, and to use approved herbicides next year. NStar officials will appear to discuss concerns about potential future impacts such as erosion, wellhead and wetlands protection, and individual mitigation pledges, as well as the possibility of work beneath other transmission lines in Wayland.
Later, Selectmen will consider a request from the Wastewater Management District Commission to establish a temporary study committee to review cost estimates for a potential supplemental groundwater discharge area adjacent to Town Building.
After considering the consent calendar and reviewing correspondence, the Board will then hear the report of the Town Administrator, including updates on summer meeting agenda topics and overview of jurisdictional issues between committees and staff on policy and operational matters, before offering their own reports and concerns.
The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room.
Monday, July 9
- Operational Review Committee, 6pm. Agenda includes: finalize draft ORC Report regarding restatement of FY11 school accounts and meet with School Committee to review Final ORC Report.
- Board of Selectmen, 6:30pm. See above. Note early start time.
- Personnel Board, 6:50pm. Agenda includes: Executive Session, job description review (Budget Analyst), update on AFSCME wage study, update on Veterans' Agent
- Finance Committee, 7pm. Agenda includes: executive session, discussion of public comment, FY2012: Follow-up to discussion of year-end closing of accounts, FY2014 Budget process.
- Board of Public Works, 7pm. Agenda includes: Water Abatements, Water Rates, Discussion about possible CPC Projects, explore solar options for BoPW controlled lands
Tuesday, July 10
Thursday, July 12
- Town Center Green Committee, 8am. Agenda includes: Town Center Green options and conceptual design ideas
- Design Review Board, 6:30pm. Agenda includes: information discussion regarding Finnerty's site, 150 Main Street.
- Planning Board, 7:30pm. Agenda includes: Continuation of Public hearing Conservation Cluster Covered Bridge Special Permit.
Monday, July 16
Wayland School Committee wellness policy under review. The Wayland School Committee has reviewed the school district's Wellness Policy ("Policy ADF"). Citizens who wish to review the revised wording of this policy are encouraged to view the policy online. Wayland residents and other interested parties are encouraged to offer oral and/or written comments and reactions to the School Committee regarding the proposed policy changes. At a future meeting, it is the intent of the School Committee to take action on Policy ADF. All School Committee meetings begin at 7pm in the School Committee Room on the second floor of the Town Building and are open to the public. Annually, the School Committee reviews all of its policies and periodically writes new ones or revises existing ones as circumstances warrant. Questions concerning these changes may also be directed to Superintendent Paul Stein at 508-358-3763.
New Online Resources from the Library. The Library is delighted to offer access to four exciting online resources:
- Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.
- With the Testing & Education Resource Center learners can prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED. They can take practice SAT, PSAT, ACT, as well as a wide variety of vocational and licensing exams.
- Legal Forms provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in layman's language.
- Britannica's SmartMath is an adaptive smart math practice product suitable for children ages 6-14 that encourages and challenges your child to become better at math. With our extensive math curriculum and individualized lesson plan for each student, our program will track each child's strengths and weaknesses in different topics and choose the right materials for him/her.
Wireless Color Printing for the Public is now available at the Library. Patrons can now print from their laptops to the Library's wireless color printer for 25 cents per page.
Summer Rowing Programs with Wayland-Weston Crew. Interested in rowing? A lifelong sport, rowing offers a great workout and the chance to be outside, and it is a lot of fun! If your child is interested in the high school team, a summer program is a good way to introduce the sport. Wayland-Weston Rowing Association is offering the following summer rowing programs: junior learn to row, junior experienced rowing, and experienced adult rowing. All programs are one-week sessions; you may sign up for more than one session. Junior rowing meets Monday through Friday and adult rowing meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Juniors must be 13 years old. Experienced coaches will instruct all sessions. Please visit wwcrew.org for full information on the dates of the programs, the cost, and registration.
Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, June 30, 9am-2pm. No early birds, pplease! Lots of good stuff for kids and adults! House and Kitchenware, ceramics, books, toys, tools, glassware, punchbowl, and much more! 39 Maiden Lane (near Happy Hollow School).
Verizon FiOS Available to All in Wayland. Verizon has completed its build-out to residential properties in the Town of Wayland and is in a position to offer FIOS internet services. If you have been waiting for that option since the Town signed the cable television franchise licensing agreement, please contact Verizon to obtain service. While the installation is about 6 months behind schedule, the completion is the result of the diligence of members of the Cable Television Advisory Committee, and especially to its late chair Steve Allen.
Among summer theater opportunities:
The Weston Drama Workshop (Weston) is presenting Les Miserables, 42nd Street, The Illusion, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and The Fabulous Fable Factory. More information is available online here, and ticket and showtime information is available here.
The Vokes Theater (Wayland) is presenting Voice of the Prairie. Showtime and ticket information is available here.
The Reagle Players (Waltham) are performing A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie and My Fair Lady. Click here for details.
Weston Drama Workshop 50th Anniversary Revue and Gala Champagne Reception is July 21, 7:30pm at Regis College Fine Arts Center. Please join us on this special one-night only event to celebrate 50 years of golden memories, featuring performances from 100 Alumni! For complete details, click here.
State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming District Office Hours in Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland for the month of July, 2012. Constituents are encouraged to come meet the Representative, share their views on relevant topics, and bring important issues to the Representative's attention. No appointments are necessary and meetings are held on a first come, first serve basis. Office hours and locations for Monday, July 16 are as follows: 2:30-3pm at Lincoln Public Library, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln Historical Room; 3:30-4pm at Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Raytheon Room; 4:30-5pm at Goodnow Public Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury - Small meeting room, 2nd floor.
Wayland Free Public Library's Summer Reading Program. This year's summer reading theme is "Dream Big-READ!" for children and "Own the Night" for teens. Registration for Dream Big-READ! has started. Children can sign up at the library and pick up their
Dream Big-READ! goodie bag which will contain a listing of the summer programs as well as a prize. Children can also register online here. Children are encouraged to keep track of their summer reading online or (if they prefer) on paper reading logs. Summer program highlights include a visit from live owls on Wednesday, July 18, at 2pm and a shadow puppet show of Jack and the Beanstalk on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:30am. All participants in Dream Big-READ! will be invited to an ice cream party on Tuesday, August 14.
Registration for the teen summer reading program "Own the Night" has also started. Teens can register online here. Teens can keep track of their reading (and write reviews) online from the Summer Reading link on the left side of the Teen section of our website (waylandlibrary.org). All teens who register for "Own the Night" and write one original review will be given a $5 gift certificate to Frozen Yogurt Innovations in Wayland (while supplies last). Also, all teens who participate in summer reading will be entered into a raffle for prizes. The raffle will be drawn at the Teen Pizza Party on Wednesday, August 15. Questions? Call the Youth Services Department at 508-358-2308.
Other Children's Programs:
Storyvine: Preschool storytime for children ages 2.5 to 5. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft. Tuesdays, July 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30am.
- Mother Goose Time: Mother Goose is a storytime for babies and toddlers that is filled with songs, rhymes, stories and movement. For babies to children 2.5 years old. Thursdays, July 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30am
Wayland Beautification Committee has new website at waylandbeautification.com. Any resident with an interest in joining the committee or helping out is invited to attend informal planning meetings held the first and third Monday each month at 8:15am in the Wayland Town Building. Volunteers are always needed and are encouraged to attend.
Arts/Wayland at Walden. Please join Arts/Wayland members at the Tsongas Gallery in the Walden Pond Visitor Center in Concord for its upcoming exhibition. The show will showcase works from A/W members, contemplating the theme: Nature in New England. The show runs from July 1 - Aug 31 and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit artswayland.com
Need More Information: two more Solar 201s, Coming Up!. Astrum Solar and the Solarize Mass Coaches will be giving three Solar 201 presentations, one in each town, in the next couple of weeks. They will present the program, their materials and process, and pricing and financing options. If you can't make it to the one in your town, you can visit another one: we are all in this together. Interest in the program is continuing to be incredible.
- July 10, 7-9 pm, Wayland High School Auditorium, in Wayland (264 Old Connecticut Path)
- July 12, 7-9 pm, Lincoln Brooks Middle School Auditorium, in Lincoln (Ballfield Road)
The more people sign up, the more the savings to us all. But... the offer expires on September 30, 2012. You can give them a call to do an on-phone site assessment: 1-800-903-6130, check for important updates on our website at www.solarizelsw.com, or contact the Wayland solar coaches: Kaat and Anne.
OARS' Water Wise Workshops. Free, hands-on, waterside workshops for children ages 6-10, July 10 - August 14, 10am-12pm at the Wayland Town Beach (on Lake Cochituate). The series of six free outdoor workshops offers fun and thought-provoking activities for children ages 6-10. Through field-work, hands-on activities and lively group discussions, the young stewards are encouraged to explore the fascinating world of water and learn new ways of protecting it for all the creatures that depend it. The topics include:
- Tue, July 10 Your Watershed and the Water Cycle
- Tue, July 17 Water Bugs
- Tue, July 24 Water Plants and Animals
- Tue, July 31 Water Testing and Conservation:
- Tue, Aug 7 Water Wise Photography
- Tue, Aug 14 Water Wise Wizards
Details online here. Registration required. Call the OARS office at 978-369-3956 to register or for more information. Children should be dressed to wade in shallow water. Parents are requested to stay throughout the workshops and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Workshops to be offered at Regis by Drama-Play Connection. Children and teens interested in acting, filmmaking or musical theater can develop their skills, learn from industry professionals and gain valuable performance experience this summer at a variety of high-caliber workshops presented by the Drama-Play Connection at Regis College in Weston. Seventeen different workshops are being offered. Most are limited to 10 students and meet one afternoon a week for six weeks during July and August. For a complete list, description and schedule of the workshops, as well as instructor bios and enrollment information, click here.
Wayland-Weston Youth Football & Cheer (WWYF&C) - Registration extended. Starting with evening practices in early August and running through eight weekend games in September and October, WWYF&C welcomes kids in grades 2-8 who love the skill, character and community building designed into our program. Our goal is to safely teach the fundamentals of both football and cheer, while encouraging good sportsmanship and teamwork and maintaining high moral standards and academic achievement. Registration is $250 for the 1st family member, $225 for the 2nd family member, and $200 for the 3rd family member, with additional family members free of charge. Scholarships are available. Please contact email@example.com or visit our website at www.wwpopwarner.com for more information.
News and Events from the Council on Aging, including:
- Zumba and conditioning class (Wednesdays)
- 2nd Wednesday Brown Bag Series: Accupuncture Demo and Naturapathy (June 13)
- Chair / Gentle Yoga (Wednesdays)
- Mindful Movement for Balance and Fall Prevention (Wednesdays)
- Applications for FY13 Property Tax Work-Off Program
- Taxi Vouchers colors are changing; green vouchers only good until July 31
Complete details are available online here.
Library Summer Hours: The Library's summer hours (Saturdays 10-1, closed Sundays, same weekday hours) started on June 23.
Summer Art Workshops for Adults and Teens. During July and August this summer, the library will be offering some free summer studio art workshops for adults and teens.
- Janet Armentano: On Wednesday, July 11, from 9:30-11:30am, Wayland High School art teacher Janet Armentano will offer a Teen Art Workshop. On Friday, July 13, 9:30-11:30am, Ms. Armentano will offer a second workshop for adults (or teens who are very serious about art). In the two-hour workshops, participants will begin by designing strong compositions in order to develop successful artwork. A variety of media such as pencil, charcoal and conte crayon will be used to develop thumbnail sketches with the goal of creating asymmetrical balance in the work. Analyzing negative space and using techniques such as sighting will aid in accurately representing the subject. Participants will learn about color, the effects of light, and how to develop a shadow on color without the use of black. Soft pastels and/or oil pastels with turpenoid will be explored in the second hour of the workshop. If weather permits, we will work en plein air, which is working outdoors in the natural light. In case of rain, we will work indoors on observational drawings. Participants in the teen workshop must be at least 13 years of age. Registration required and each workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register through our online event calendar at waylandlibrary.org and please register for only one workshop.
- Cecilia Sharma. Later in July, we will also be offering two free painting workshops with artist Cecilia Sharma. The dates for Ms. Sharma's workshops will be announced next week.
Library Art Exhibits in July. Bob Olshansky of Wayland exhibits documentary photographs from a series called "Ivy's World" in the library foyer during July.
New Museum Passes. The Library has a couple of new museum passes that might be of special interest to families. Boston By Foot runs fascinating walking tours in Boston, including Boston By Little Feet tours, especially designed for young walkers 6-12. Each pass provides member privileges for up to four persons on all regularly scheduled tours. The pass does not cover admission on the architectural boat tour. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is full of wonderful treasures, including the historic Great Mammal Hall, the Africa gallery, and the Glass Flowers. If you haven't gone there, you should consider checking it out. The library also has passes to the Harvard Art Museums (the Fogg, the Sackler, and the Busch-Reisinger Museums). And don't forget our Massachusetts State Parks pass, which allows free daytime parking for one carload of visitors to most Massachusetts State Parks that charge a parking fee.
|Save the Date|
Personal Cloud Computing E-vening at the Library, July 25. What is "cloud computing"? How does it affect you personally? As we discuss the rise of "personal cloud computing," we'll explore how online resources you probably already use are part of the cloud. We'll also show you how to use the library's Chromebook notebook computers-available soon for library use-to share, browse and get work done in "the cloud." Wednesday, July 25, 7-9pm in the library's Raytheon Room.
Wayland Football Alumni, Family and Friends Golf Tournament, July 27. Join us on Friday, July 27, 10am at Sandy Burr in Wayland. If you don't golf, you can still support the team by sponsoring a hole or a banner. If you can't golf, please feel to join us for a steak and shrimp dinner and raffle opportunities on the July 27th at 4pm. For golf registration or sponsorship, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there!
7th Annual Touch a Truck, Saturday, September 22 at Wayland Middle School. Touch a Truck returns! Little kids and big kids enjoy a morning of fun behind the steering wheel of a: big rig, front end loader, pickup truck, ambulance, fire engine, police cruiser, backhoe, and more. There will also be a dunk tank, moon bounce and other inflatables, snow cones, food, entertainment, face painter, balloons and the Roaming Railroad.. Look for more details in our fall brochure mailed in mid-August. Climb in and on town trucks while department employees explain the vehicles' "bells and whistles." Meet your friends and have fun. In past years, we have had 1,600 in attendance at our Touch a Truck events. If you would like to be a sponsor, or you are a community group that would like to get involved in the Fall 2010 event, please contact the Recreation office at 508-358-3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Activities: Moonbounce, Obstacle Courses, Entertainment, Roaming Railroad, Face Painting, Local Business tables, Free raffle, Food and drinks and Lots of vehicles.
WCPA Beach Concert and BBQ POSTPONED! The WCPA has decided to postpone the June 8th Beach Concert and BBQ due to the weather forecast. We will be having the Beach Concert and BBQ on Friday, September 7. Mark your calendars now! It will be a great way to reconnect with friends and neighbors after a busy summer!
|Events & Happenings |
View our online calendar.
Mondays July 9-August 6, Sudbury Summer Concert Series, 7pm Bring friends, family, a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, and maybe even your dancing shoes! See you there. Haskell Field (rain location: Fairbanks Community Center Gym). Cost: Free.
Monday, July 9, Natick Summer Performing Arts Series on the Common. This series is free and open to the public
Tuesday, July 10, StoryVine, Wayland Library, 10:30-11:30am. StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization an fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.
Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12, Solar 201, 7-9pm. Astrum Solar and the Solarize Mass Coaches will be giving two more Solar 201 presentations. They will present the program, their materials and process, and pricing and financing options. If you can't make it to the one in your town, you can visit another one: we are all in this together. July 10, 7-9 pm, Wayland High School Auditorium, in Wayland (264 Old Connecticut Path); July 12, 7-9 pm, Lincoln Brooks Middle School Auditorium, in Lincoln (Ballfield Road).
Wednesday, July 11, Teen Art workshop with Janet Armentano, Wayland Library, 9:30-11:30am. In this two-hour workshop, we will begin by designing strong compositions in order to develop successful artwork. A variety of media such as pencil, charcoal and conte crayon will be used to develop thumbnail sketches with the goal of creating asymmetrical balance in our work. Analyzing negative space and using techniques such as sighting will aid in accurately representing the subject. Participants will learn about color, the effects of light, and how to develop a shadow on color without the use of black. Soft pastels and/or oil pastels with turpenoid will be explored in the second hour of this workshop. If weather permits, we will work en plein air, which is working outdoors in the natural light. In case of rain, we will work indoors on observational drawings. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Registration required. Limited to 10 participants. Please register for only one workshop. Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesdays through October 3,Summer Farmers' Market, Russell's Garden Center, 12-5pm (except July 4). The market is a wonderful opportunity to buy fresh produce and lots more while supporting local farmers. The market will feature fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits, bread and baked goods, fresh pasta, lemonade, root beer, gelato, pickles, olives, Greek yogurt, pickles, jams and relishes, eggs, locally raised beef, fresh fish, pork and cheese. On the Edge Knife Sharpening is returning once a month to hone your knives as well as sharpen some of your garden tools on a once a month schedule. Three Mass. Farm wineries, Charlton Orchards, Coastal Vineyards and Mill River Winery will be on hand to add a special touch to your summer meals. Guest vendors will have sauces, yarn and more. Stop by to shop and stay for lunch offered by Whole Foods Market. For a complete list of vendors and for more information, check out their website.
Wednesday, July 11, Summer Performing Arts Series, Natick Common, 6:30pm. This series is free and open to the public
Wednesday, July 11, Pajama Storytime/Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Wayland Library, 7-7:30pm. Kids can come to the library in their pj's with their favorite stuffed animal and listen to stories. If they wish, they can leave their stuffed animal at the library for a "Stuffed Animal Sleepover." When they pick up their stuffed animals the next morning, they can see pictures of what the stuffed animals did overnight!
Wednesday, July 11, Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band Free Community Concert, Wayland Town Building, 7pm. In the Wayland Town Building Courtyard (if rain: Large Hearing Room at Wayland Town Bldg). Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the 25 musicians from the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band under the direction of Diane Muffitt. The evening musical program will be a classic band repertoire of marches, musicals, circus music, pop and more. Limited outdoor seating will be available. Refreshments will be served. Bring your friends, relatives and neighbors for some toe tapping, singing and dancing. Our thanks to Diane Muffitt and the Sudbury Valley New Horizon Band for coordinating once again with the Wayland Council On Aging to offer this free outdoor concert series.
Wednesday, July 11, Wellesley Concerts on the Town Hall Green, 7-8:30pm. The John Penny Band (Country and Western).
Wednesday, July 11, Weston Concerts on the Green: Roy Scott Big Band, Weston Town Green, 7-8:30pm. This band was founded in 1988 by the late Roy Scott of Sharon, Mass, under the auspices of the Town's Recreation Department. The Band has grown from a handful of Sharon residents to over 55 musicians, ranging in age from early teens to their nineties. Their outdoor summer concerts are fun for the entire family, and include Broadway show tunes, patriotic melodies, stirring marches and familiar favorites.
Wednesday, July 11, Open Mic Night at the Chat, 8-11pm. Come to play, come to listen! From Blue Grass to Jazz, Rock to Irish Traditionals, you never know what you'll hear! Guitarist, singers, instrumentalists (solo or duo only without advance notice) are encouraged to attend and will have 20 minutes to perform to a very supportive audience! Everyone's musical tastes and abilities will be met with warm applause! Musicians may show up any time that evening and sign up for an available time block (or sign up in advance send an email). All are encouraged to come early, and stay late, to enjoy the great food and drink that The Dudley Chateau has to offer, and to hear talented musicians. Vocalists requesting accompaniment may send music in advance to same e-mail - guitar only. Microphones and PA will be set up. All musicians 16+ are welcome to perform. After 9pm all musicians must be 18+.
Thursday, July 12, Dream Quilt, Wayland Library, 3-4pm.. Listen to stories about quilts and about big dreams and paint a quilt square for our Wayland Free Public Library Dream Quilt. For children ages 4 and up.
Friday, July 13, Adult Art Workshop with Janet Armentano, 9:30-11:30am.. In this two-hour workshop, we will begin by designing strong compositions in order to develop successful artwork. A variety of media such as pencil, charcoal and conte crayon will be used to develop thumbnail sketches with the goal of creating asymmetrical balance in our work. Analyzing negative space and using techniques such as sighting will aid in accurately representing the subject. Participants will learn about color, the effects of light, and how to develop a shadow on color without the use of black. Soft pastels and/or oil pastels with turpenoid will be explored in the second hour of this workshop. If weather permits, we will work en plein air, which is working outdoors in the natural light. In case of rain, we will work indoors on observational drawings. This workshop is for adults and/or teens who are very serious about art. Registration required. Limited to 10 participants. Please register for only one workshop. Location: Raytheon Room
Friday, July 13, Framingham Concerts on the Green. All concerts at the Village Green at Framingham Center, Friday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, except as noted. Concert cancellation and information 508-532-5488. July 13: XRB (rock and roll). For details: http://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5102
Friday Flicks on the Hatch Shell: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hatch Shell, Boston Esplanade For details: http://www.celebrateboston.com/free-friday-flicks.htm
"A group of protesters crashed a van into Microsoft's headquarters in Athens. When they heard a van crashed, Microsoft was like, 'We make vans?'"
-- Jimmy Fallon
Please feel free to forward this email to friends and neighbors. If you have suggestions or information to add to the website or future newsletter, please email us