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May 14, 2012



Tuesday Wayland is hosting a Social Host Law presentation.  This is especially timely in light of last week's news of the verdict and sentencing in which a mother from Beverly was sentenced to six months' jail time for allowing underage drinking in her home.  Information on Tuesday's session is available online here.


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In the News...

News from the past week 
  • Healthy spring real estate market. The days are getting warmer, the grass is getting greener and spring is in full bloom across New England. As the weather continues to improve, real estate sales are also improving. According to the Re/Max of New England Monthly Housing Report for March, the region is experiencing an increase in home sales, a decrease in inventory and stabilization in median home prices. These three indicators are all signs that we are enjoying a healthy spring real estate market.

  • You've gotta have Hart. Last summer, Carson Hart found himself competing in a club lacrosse tournament in Baltimore, facing off against some of the top recruits in the country. Playing for Team Central, he was selected to the Baltimore Summer Kickoff All-Star team and ended up taking faceoffs against Virginia-commit Jeff Kratkey. Hart won 8-of-12 draws against one of the nation's most highly regarded faceoff specialists, prompting his teammates that day to wonder, "Where did this kid come from?" When Hart told them he played for Wayland High in Massachusetts, the dumbfounded looks on the other players' faces filled him with pride.

  • Wayland resident joins Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce. Neil Gordon of Wayland, CEO of The Discovery Museums, has been elected as a new board member of the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce. Gordon was elected on April 27 at the 23rd Annual Meeting at the Stow Acres Country Club.

  • Wayland resident celebrates fifth anniversary of poker show. Professional poker player Bernard Lee of Wayland will this month introduce a televised version of "The Bernard Lee Poker Show" to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Three episodes of the show, each featuring a superstar in the poker world, will air on Comcast SportsNet New England and DirectTV.

  • MIT Researchers Talk Aging and A.G.N.E.S. in Wayland. The Age Lab at the Massachusetts Insititute of Technology has made quite the discovery: Young adults complain more than senior adults. That may not sound like much, but it is a key reason for the success of A.G.N.E.S., the Age Lab's unique suit designed to allow the wearer to experience common physical ailments and limitations experienced by older adults.

  • Team Cure of Wayland to be honored at Hearts and Heroes Gala. The 30th annual Hearts and Heroes Gala on Saturday, May 12 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place will include the presentation of the Nancy Jones Diabetes Champion Award to Team Cure of Wayland. The goal of the black tie event is to raise more than $1.2 million to fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

  • Year-Round Drug Drop-Off Now at Public Safety Building. No need to let those expired or unwanted medications languish on your medicine cabinet shelves until the next semiannual National Drug Take-Back Day. A newly installed bin at the Wayland Public Safety Building is now available year-round as a safe and responsible option for disposing of everything from over-the-counter medicines to prescription narcotics to veterinary drugs.

  • Principal's China Trip Solidified Student Exchange Program. Wayland High School Principal Pat Tutwiler admitted to School Committee members Monday night that he had some misconceptions about China prior to his trip in late March. As it turns out, English is not widely spoken and Beijing is very Westernized with McDonald's, Tutwiler said. Tutwiler said one perception that didn't change as a result of his trip -- in fact, the trip solidified what he already believed to be true -- was his view of the importance of forming the exchange program partnership with China.
  • Adrian Gomes 2012 recipient of Maxine Gordon Award.  In grateful appreciation for over 20 years of service to the community, Adrian has coached and mentored hundreds of Wayland children over the past 20 years in all sports, through various Park and Recreation programs and has supported the WBSA through his efforts in coaching and umpiring.  He is a true leader in the community. His affable smile and youthful enthusiasm are qualities that have positive impacts on everyone who he has touched.
  • Wayland High student to represent Massachusetts at summit. Wayland High School student Emily Van Mulbregt has been selected to represent Massachusetts as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on June 24 to 29.

  • D.A. Leone and Wayland Police Address the Dangers of Unused Prescription Drugs. Wayland residents will now have a free, safe method to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication thanks to a new drug collection program announced today by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Police Chief Robert Irving. MedReturn Drug Collection Units will be delivered by Friday to 29 police departments in Middlesex County, including Wayland. The Middlesex District Attorney's Office purchased the units for the departments through drug forfeiture funds, which can be used for the purpose of drug rehabilitation, drug education and other anti-drug efforts.

  • Event honoring Wayland High grad comes home. It seems only fitting that a collection of sporting events inspired by Katie Lynch and held in her honor in Newton for the past three years be hosted by her hometown and held at the high school she attended. In a highly anticipated and applauded move, Katie's Races, previously called The Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon and Purple Shoes Challenge, will come home to Wayland this fall.

  • Wayland High School earns "Gold" ranking. US News & World Reports' latest rankings put Wayland HS among the top tier (Gold ranking) in the nation. WHS was also selected as a Top High School in Math and Science.

  • Wayland resident receives award from Cradles to Crayons. Last week at Cradles to Crayons' Annual Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition Celebration, Jill Dalby Ellison of Wayland was awarded the Founder's Award.

  • Evening Collision Brings Medflight to Wayland. A food delivery driver was transported to Boston Medical Center via Medflight Monday evening after a two-car motor vehicle accident in north Wayland.

  • Local Residents Connect the Dots of Climate Change. Two years ago the parking lot of the Wayland Public Library stood under several feet of water -- the combined result of snow melt and rain that caused the Sudbury River to spill over its banks and into the surrounding flood-prone area. Saturday, the parking lot of the Wayland Public Library stood under the feet of several dozen people -- the combined result of passionate individuals getting the word out and then braving a gloomy Saturday morning to make a statement.

  • Grant received for managing invasive weeds in North Pond. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced that Wayland's Surface Water Quality Committee and Framingham's Conservation Commission have received a two-to-one matching grant for the management of invasive weeds in North Pond of Lake Cochituate-Cochituate State Park. Soon residents will see the milfoil fragment barrier deployed at the Route 30 inflow. "Our goal will be to control using diver hand pulling, with resort to herbicide spot treatment if necessary," said Mike Lowery of the Surface Water Quality Committee. "Wayland is blessed to share North Pond with Framingham and with all the citizens of the commonwealth," Lowery said. "Shared financing and management responsibilities have worked well over the last three years to protect our jewel -- North Pond of Cochituate State Park." The letter from DCR is available online here.

PhilanthropyPhilanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering

How you can help...     


Coaches vs. Cancer Baseball Game. Come cheer on the Wayland varsity baseball team as they take on rival Weston High, and help fight cancer at the same time! Coaches vs. Cancer Game - Monday, May 14, 7pm at Weston High School under the lights. $5 per person entry fee with a donation table accepting cash or checks. 50/50 raffle. 100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The Wayland varsity players will be wearing Purple socks in memory of WHS guidance councilor Jim Griffin. Please come support a great cause and watch a great game!


Support the Wayland Public Schools Foundation by shopping at Mahoney's Garden Center on Wednesday, May 16. The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WSPF) was selected by Mahoney's Garden Center in Wayland to be the recipient of its 10% Charitable Day on Wednesday, May 16. Mahoney's will generously donate10% of the total sales from all purchases made in the Wayland store throughout the day on Wednesday, May 16 to the WSPF. Please shop at Mahoney's on May16 and show your support for the work The Wayland Public Schools Foundation does on behalf of all school-age children throughout Wayland's five schools. For more information about the WPSF, go to their website.


Crooked ArrowsWayland Youth Lacrosse would like to invite you to a special screening of "Crooked Arrows", Friday-Sunday, May 18-20. Wayland Youth Lacrosse would like to invite you to a special screening of "CROOKED ARROWS". Crooked Arrows is an original, uplifting sports movie in the tradition of such classics as Mighty Ducks, Rudy, and Hoosiers - set in the fresh, contemporary worlds of Native American reservations, prep schools, and lacrosse. Wayland and Sudbury are partnering on this fundraising event that will be Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20th, hosting 5 movie premieres at the Framingham AMC, 22 Flutie Pass, Natick. Show times are: Friday, May 18 at 7pm, Saturday, May 19 at 4:15 and 7pm, and Sunday, May 20 at 1:40 and 5pm. Tickets must be purchased through the WYL on-line store at www.waylandlacrosse.com. This is a great film for the family, friends, and players to see together with proceeds benefiting the Wayland and Sudbury Lacrosse programs. If you have any questions please email Kelly Frissora or call 978-460-4346.


Wayland High School Summer Community Service Program. Have fun this summer doing community service with your peers.  For students entering grades 9 through graduating seniors. The High School Summer Community Service Program, which will be led by WHS nurse Amy Schoeff, kicks off on Thursday, June 21and winds up on August 9.  All students from entering freshmen to graduating seniors are welcome to participate.  Students meet weekly on Thursday evenings from June 21 to August 9 at the Senior Center from 6-7pm to plan projects; the community service takes place on weekdays, evenings, and some weekends. You may bring your own project ideas.  Projects in the past have included:

  • Gaining Ground-organic farming
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Community Gardens
  • Parmenter Food Pantry-packing and delivering food
  • A Place to Turn-food drive
  • Salvation Army-making sandwiches
  • Assisting elderly residents-chores and yard work
  • Wayland Conservation-trail maintenance

You can participate in as many activities as you want and for as many weeks as you want.  NOTE: transportation is provided by students and parent drivers.  Parents are needed to chaperone and drive in order for this program to run.  For more information, contact Amy Schoeff at amy_schoeff@wayland.k12.ma.us. The fee is $75 and registration is through the Recreation Department. Scholarships are available.  


New "Mass Central Rail Trail - Wayland" teeshirts are now on sale at the Wayland Depot. For $20 you can show your enthusiasm for the multi-use trail now being planned along the former right-of-way. Your entire contribution goes towards the ongoing volunteer work to improve the trail. Get yours now!





Next Planning Meeting for 375th Anniversary Committee May 23. The next meeting of the 375th Anniversary Planning Committee will be Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the Town Building. The focus of this meeting will be outdoor and environmental activities and events. We invite all sports and recreational groups, conservation, and 'green' organizations to attend the meeting to brainstorm and plan events for the year-long celebration. It will begin in mid-June of 2013 and end mid-June of 2014. If hiking, biking, kayaking, geocaching, swimming, gardening, or playing with a ball (or a curling stone) is your thing, please come and get involved in planning the party!


Host Families Needed. Wayland Parents: International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is looking for a few loving host families for students that will be attending Wayland High School in September for the academic year. The students will arrive in August 2012. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Shereen Russell-Ahmed at 617-515-3800. By May 19th


The Wayland Business Association (WBA) Annual FUNdraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 and will be held at Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria. The evening promises to be a great time for all and will include food, entertainment and raffles. The WBA is more than just a business group. It is a part of the fiber of the community. It is also a well respected civic organization. As a civic organization, the WBA has made generous donations to local concerns including The Golden Tones, The Wellness Summit and the Wayland High School Scholarship Fund. For complete details, click here.


HRS will hold its Seventh Annual Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner and Auction to benefit The Human Relations Service on Tuesday, May 15 at 6pm at Hunnewell House at Elm Bank, Wellesley. Celebrity Chefs include: Geoff Gardner, Sel de la Terre; Mitchell Maxwell, Maxwell's 148; Derek Labounty, The Cottage Restaurant, and Richard Rayment, Seaport Boston Hotel. Celebrity Auctioneer will be Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV Boston. HRS will honor Dr. Cheryl Maloney, the Superintendent of Weston Public Schools. HRS has been an important partner in her educational work over the years. The Human Relations Service (HRS) is the non-profit community mental health agency serving Wellesley, Weston and Wayland. The funds raised at this annual event help ensure that HRS can keep providing the highest quality care to those in need and continue to support the well-being of our community. We hope you will join us for an evening of delicious food from local celebrity chefs, entertainment, fine wines and spirits, and an auction at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street. Wellesley. Tickets to the dinner are $250 per person. Many funding opportunities exist at all levels (ads, tributes, table hosting) within various levels of donations. For further information on the Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner and Auction event, please call Tara at KMC Productions, Inc. at 781-356-6616. To donate or learn more about HRS call Director of Development, Donna Poretsky at 781-235-4950.  For complete details, click here. 


Habitat Project location marked; Buy a Brick Fundraiser underway.  

At last, you can find the location of the soon-to-be-built Habitat houses in Wayland. The sign in the photograph is on Stonebridge Road, on land the town voted to donate to an affordable housing developer to build four units-two duplexes-of affordable housing. Josh Rose, a Wayland resident and member of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter, helped install the sign. The development will include 12 bedrooms on three acres of land. The project is going through the approval process now. Meanwhile the Local Project Committee is starting to raise funds to meet Habitat's requirement to have 30 percent of the budget in hand at the time of groundbreaking. Its first fundraiser is to sell 600 blocks that will form the foundation of the two duplexes. Those who purchase the blocks will be invited to place them in the foundations in the fall. If you are interested in buying a block (or ten blocks) at $75 for one and $125 for two, or if you would like to get involved in the project, please contact Mary Antes (508 358-2571) or Dan Sharry (508 358-3524).


Local businesses step forward to support Late Night 2012. The fundraising campaign for Late Night 2012 is off to a great start with an initial burst of extremely generous donations from local parents and businesses. Saturday, May 19 will be a big night for Wayland High School juniors - the night of the Junior Prom, where excitement is high and memories will be made that last a lifetime. Late Night is a 16-year Wayland tradition. Every year since 1997, Wayland High School parents and community businesses have contributed to create a fun, alcohol- and drug-free chaperoned party for the students to have fun together immediately afterthe Junior Prom. The event is produced with no charge to students to make attendance as easy as possible for this memorable night of entertainment, refreshments, activities and prizes. Because students are not charged to attend, Late Night is funded entirely by tax-deductible contributions from the community. Donations are greatly appreciated and may be sent by check payable to "Wayland PTO" to JoAnn Leavitt, 9 Woodridge Road, Wayland MA 01778. Or feel free to go online to make a secure online payment. Let's keep our kids off the roads and safe on prom night! The Late Night committee is also looking for volunteers. Anyone interested should contact Late Night 2012 Committee Chairs Deb Mead or Susan Longfritz.  


MeetingsUpcoming 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.  


Preview of May 14 Board of Selectmen Meeting from Town Administrator Fred Turkington:
 The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Town Building.

After reviewing the agenda for the public, the Board will interview two citizens for appointment to the temporary Town Center Green Design Advisory Committee. Three additional slots will likely be filled by representatives suggested by the Planning Board, Economic Development Committee and Recreation Commission.

After receiving public comment, the Board will consider the consent calendar, including appointments to the Wayland Cares Sustainability Committee, and review correspondence.

At approximately 7:45pm, Selectmen will consider follow-up action required to implement the votes taken at the 2012 Annual Town Meeting. Discussion will begin with consideration of a draft transmittal letter to the State Auditor communicating the vote of Town Meeting. The proposed enclosures are the certified vote and text from the 2012 ATM Warrant containing the original petitioner's article and comments and FinComm write-up. Next the Board will discuss the appraisal process for disposing of two parcels of Town-owned land - 26 Lakeshore Drive and 52 Hawthorne Road.

Selectmen will continue discussion on organizational matters. The Board's guiding principles and communication policies will be reviewed, including the format, timing and content of public comment at meetings. Selectmen will also consider whether to continue the practice of holding office hours, and if so, the frequency, schedule and location.

The Board will then hear the report of the Town Administrator, including a review of third quarter financial reports, the status of open issues and pending matters, and a schedule of meeting dates and topics through June. Later, during Selectmen's Reports and Concerns, members will consider appointments to fill vacancies on boards and committees, review the list of appointments expiring June 30, and adopt a tentative schedule of meeting dates for the balance of calendar year 2012.

The meeting begins at 7pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room.
Meetings for the upcoming weeks.  Note: all meetings are scheduled for Town Building unless noted.


Monday, May 14:

  • Trust Fund Commissioners, 6pm. Agenda includes: review of investments, update changes in investment policy.
  • Board of Selectmen, 7pm
  • Temporary Policy Subcommittee of the Historical Commission, 7pm. Agenda includes: continue work on a draft policy requesting Town Boards to consult with the Historical Commission when planning ground-altering projects on Town-owned land, discussion with Town Surveyor's staff about preparing a sensitivity map.
  • Board of Health, 7:30pm. Agenda items include: 4 Cobblestone Circle (Animal Keeping Permit for chickens), 14 Hidden Springs (deed restriction approval), 17 Rich Valley (Deed restriction approval and modification of Board condition), 6 Haven Lane (local upgrade for septic system repair), Covered Bridge Conservation Cluster, Finnerty's property (new construction variance)
  • Housing Partnership, 7:45pm. Agenda includes: de-brief on Town Meeting, Articles 6 and 22, update on Habitat and Dudley Area Advisory Committee, discussion of new policy directions

Wednesday May 16:

  • Library Trustees, 8:30am, Wayland Library (Raytheon Room). Agenda includes: Financial/Statistical Reports, Sole source provider/OverDrive, Update on rotunda project, update on joint COA-Library feasibility study review, Long Range Planning report/survey, Wayland Reads, summer art workshops
  • Energy Initiatives Advisory Committee, 7:30pm. Agenda includes: ESCO-status with Ameresco, Enernoc Initiative, Streetlights Solarize updates, Solar 101 meeting, Review MassEnergyInsight, DOER funding Stop & Shop follow up, LEED score sheet, update on Earth Day

Thursday, May 17:

  • Wayland Housing Authority, 7pm, 12 Bent Ave.
  • Economic Development Committee, 7pm. Agenda includes: Outreach for new EDC member, Route 20 Septage Facility / DPW Site senior housing proposal, update on solar efforts with Wayland Energy Initiatives Committee, improve existing commercial districts (including Route 20 sidewalks) and Wastewater solution for Wayland Center, and be a resource to encourage well-planned development - Review active developments status, Town Center Update, Mainstone Farm/CPA conservation restriction
  • Historic District Commission, 7:30pm. Agenda includes: Update on Intersection Construction, Freight House and Rail Trail Issues.

Monday, May 21:

Wednesday, May 24:



Summer Reading. The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Dream Big" Our Youth Services staff is busy visiting local schools and planning programming for the summer. Watch this space for announcements about summer program events and how you can participate.


Making Music with Ellen Hoffman. Ellen Hoffman will be coming to the library in May to offer some of her popular "Making Music" programs. Ellen mixes rhythm and reading, instruments and imagination, and music, and movement for 45 minutes of musical fun! She'll be at the library on Thursday, May 17, at 10:30am for ages 2-3. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 508-358-2308. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Shakespeare with Helen Whall. Due to unavoidable circumstances, Dr. Whall's Shakespeare program on Henry the Fourth, Part II, originally scheduled Tuesday, May 8, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30pm. Professor Helen Whall will return to give her final program in this series on The Merry Wives of Windsor on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30pm.


Upcoming Book Groups: The Library's Evening Book Group will be discussing The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri on Monday, June 4, at 7pm. The next meeting of the Noontime Book Group is at 12 noon on Friday, June 8, and the book to be discussed is Waiting by Ha Jin. New members are welcome at both book groups.


Library's Employment Workshops Postponed. The final two employment workshops with Gary Gekow, originally scheduled for May 12 and 26, have been postponed until the fall when we will run the entire four-part series of workshops on jump-starting your job search.


Wayland Reads Poetry in 2013! Planning for the next "Wayland Reads" community-wide reading event is underway. The Wayland Reads theme for 2013 will be poetry. If you have ideas or suggestions or would like to help plan programming for Wayland Reads Poetry 2013 please contact Ann Knight at the Library or Sally Cartwright.


Shop for Mother's Day at the Depot. There are wonderful gifts for mom at the Wayland Depot!  Consider the beautiful hand painted silk scarves by Terry Kessel Myers of Stow, featured in this photo. We also have greeting cards, pocketbooks, jewelry, placemats, pottery, and much more, all at reasonable prices. Select the perfect gift for Mother's Day at Wayland's only gift and consignment shop that features the work of local and regional artisans. The Depot is located on Route 27 near the Wayland Library, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. Mother's Day is May 13, so stop by soon!


Opportunities to Serve on Town Boards and Committees. Citizens interested in serving on a town board or committee should visit the list of vacancies posted here. The list will be expanded later this month to include vacancies that are created by the expiration of terms for a number of positions on June 30, 2012, so be sure to check back around Memorial Day for an updated list of opportunities.


Writing Workshop. Attention recreational writers. The library is considering hosting a self-directed memoir/short story writing group to meet either once or twice a month at the library, schedule permitting. The group could be as small as four or as large as eight. If you are interested in participating in this type of group, please contact Maxine Weintraub or the library. Happy writing!


Art Exhibits:

  • Brawerman Photos. The May exhibit in the library foyer features recent photographs by George and Ruth Brawerman. Their work includes pictures taken in the local area as well as on Cape Cod and in the Sarasota area of Florida. George and Ruth are particularly interested in summer and early fall shapes and colors.
  • Arts/Wayland Art Show. Arts/Wayland members will have an art show in the Raytheon Room during May. The public is invited to join members of Arts/Wayland for an artists' reception at the exhibit on Sunday, May 20, 2-4pm

Exhibitors Needed. Are you an artist or a photographer who enjoys sharing your work with others? If so, we have openings in our exhibit schedule for the Raytheon Room this summer during July and August. If you are interested in exhibiting your work there, please call Jim Zebrowski at the library at 508-358-0834.


Summer rate discount at Wayland Community Pool ends May 16. Now is your last chance to join the WCP this summer at our reduced summer rates! Both Summer and Yearly pool pass rates go up by $100 on May 16th and you don't want to miss out. If you buy before May 16th, you receive unlimited swimming at a reduced rate, $5 off beach passes to the Wayland Town Beach and 5 free guest passes to the WCP! Join us! You will not regret this decision. Visit wcpswim.org for registration and information about our programs and classes.


News and Events from the Council on Aging:

  • Healthy Back (starts Monday, May 7)
  • Zumba and Conditioning (starts Wednesday, May 9)
  • Brown Bag Seminar Series (Wednesday, May 9): speaker is researchers from MIT's Age Lab
  • "Cuba: Socialism with a Salsa Beat" with photojournalist Barry Pell, Thursday, May 10
  • Questions about Medicare, Wednesday, May 30
  • Wayland COA Cafe, Wednesday, June 6
  • Sudbury Valley New Horizons Jazz Band, June 14
For details, click here.


WSCP Programs Available for Viewing on WayCAM's Video on Demand. To view WSCP programs, click here, then go to "All Folders" at top of page and scroll down to "Pegasus Programs" or "WS BASE Programs." Now showing: Annual Variety Show and PSAs. WSCP and WayCAM - WayCAM's new studio in the Wayland High School Field House presents learning opportunities for students as well as adults in the Wayland community. BASE children have produced PSAs using the new virtual sets and teleprompter, and Pegasus will have TV Production for children in Grades 3 through 7. Whether in front of the camera or behind it, children gain confidence, poise, and enhanced competence through involvement in this creative and exciting pursuit. For more details, click here.


Library Closure: The Library will be closed 9am-6pm on May 21 for long-term planning.  The Library will re-open that evening at 6pm. 


Arts/Wayland Spring Show. Please join Arts/Wayland at their Reception on Sunday, May 20, between 2 and 4pm. View works from their month-long exhibit, which runs from May 4th thru the 30th in the Wayland Library's Raytheon Room. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.artswayland.com  

Save the Date



Diane MuffittRetirement Celebration for Diane Muffit, Saturday, June 2.  Diane Muffit, our extraordinary Band Director and General Music Teacher, is retiring after 32 years at Wayland Middle School. From present middle school, high school, and college students, to adults now in their twenties, thirties, and forties, all of Diane's former students are invited back to participate in our celebration --"The Diane Muffitt Alumni Band." Alumni will spend the morning of June 2 catching up with Diane and rehearsing selected musical pieces. At 1:30pm, Diane will conduct this amazing Alumni Band in concert on the Middle School stage, followed by a casual reception. Diane Muffitt, our extraordinary Band Director and General Music Teacher, is retiring after 32 years at Wayland Middle School. From present middle school, high school, and college students, to adults now in their twenties, thirties, and forties, all of Diane's former students are invited back to participate in our celebration --"The Diane Muffitt Alumni Band." Alumni will spend the morning of June 2 catching up with Diane and rehearsing selected musical pieces. At 1:30pm, Diane will conduct this amazing Alumni Band in concert on the Middle School stage, followed by a casual reception. Please click here to learn more and to RSVP.



Touch a Truck7th 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 vcomeau@wayland.ma.us. Other Activities: Moonbounce, Obstacle Courses, Entertainment, Roaming Railroad, Face Painting, Local Business tables, Free raffle, Food and drinks and Lots of vehicles.  

EventsEvents & Happenings 


View our online calendar.

Upcoming Events: 


Tuesday, May 15, Social Host Laws Presentation, Wayland High School Lecture Hall (Room B222), 7:30pm. All adults and high school students are invited to attend an evening with Attorney John Scheft to learn about social host laws. Those who attended WaylandCares' panel presentation in March 2011 will remember Atty. Scheft for his entertaining and engaging presentation on marijuana laws. This is your opportunity to learn about social host laws and the implications of recent court rulings. Before you host your next party or gathering, whether it be for students or adults, this is the event for you. This program is sponsored by WaylandCares.


Tuesday, May 15, Helping to Heal through the Visual Arts, Wayland Library. 7:30-9pm.  Pamela Allara, Associate Professor emerita at Brandeis will talk about her work with the Paper Prayers program in Johannesburg. Her topic will be "Helping to Heal: Combatting HIV/AIDS Through the Visual Arts in South Africa." The AIDS pandemic has had a devastating effect on a generation of families throughout South Africa. Many local arts organizations have responded by using the visual arts to spread knowledge and to give voice to both fears and hope. This talk will look at the program's various efforts since 1997, and the moving prints, murals and embroideries that have resulted. Ms. Allara was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 2000-2001 and continues to write about and to curate exhibitions of contemporary South African art.


Friday, May 18, Great Decisions, Wayland Library, 9:15am. The topic will be Cybersecurity. The securitization of cyberspace has caused a sea change for both governments and the private sector, faced with new threats, new battlegrounds, and new opportunities. Faced with challenges such as international cybercrime and authoritarian control of networks, how will the U.S. and its democratic allies approach the cyber frontier? How does this new domain figure in U.S. strategic interests? Location: Raytheon Room


Saturday, May 19, Spring Fling Dance Party, Claypit Hill, 3:30-5:30pm Come out and have some family fun! The Wayland Children and Parents' Association invites all ages for an afternoon of dancing, refreshments, and prizes at the Claypit Hill Elementary Gymnasium on Saturday, May 19th from 3:30-5:30pm. Entertainment will be provided by House of Dance. Admission is $10 per WCPA members and $12 per non-member family. Please RSVP at www.bigtent.com under events or email social@waylandwcpa.org.


Monday, May 21, Navigating the Path to Independence. In the next program in our series for adults with disabilities and their families, Wayland resident Deborah Harrison will take a look at the effectiveness of life skills coaching for adults with disabilities. The title of her talk is "Time Management, Organization, and Communication Skills Training for Adults with Disabilities." As a life and career coach and case manager for adults with disabilities, she works with clients to explore options for feeling more effective in their personal and work lives. Important keys to successful independent living involve a certain level of self-awareness, self-motivation, and self-monitoring abilities for managing time, organizing one's life, and using effective communication skills. Deb is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, with over 25 years of experience treating speech, language, and communication disorders in a variety of clinical settings.


Tuesday, May 22, Wayland Business Association's Annual FUNdraiser, Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria, 6-9pm. The evening promises to be a great time for all and will include food, entertainment and raffles. The WBA is more than just a business group. It is a part of the fiber of the community. It is also a well respected civic organization. As a civic organization, the WBA has made generous donations to local concerns including The Golden Tones, The Wellness Summit and the Wayland High School Scholarship Fund. Appetizers and entertainment (with a cash bar) are provided for your admission ticket, along with the opportunity to go home with some amazing prizes! Proceeds of this event are donated to support local Wayland non-profit programs and associations, including WHS Scholarships. Admission to event is $30. Admission tickets purchased separately from raffle tickets. Raffle tickets for pre-sale with your Admission ticket, or at the event. This is your chance to win a big prize (so bring cash or checks on 5/22 as well!) Raffle tickets are $1/each; $10 for 12 tickets; or $20 for 25 tickets. Theme prizes valued at $300 and up. Email Patty MacNeil, Patti McGlynn, or Lisa Shapiro to make a donation, volunteer or get more information!

Monday, May 28, 5th Annual Boy Scout Troop 1 Cochituate Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast, St. Zepherin's Parish Hall, 7:30-10am. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. The menu is pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. This event is put on by the Boy Scouts and enjoyed by all. Come have breakfast and then watch the parade. Tickets can be purchased from Peg Straube 508-358-2639.



Weekly Chuckle

Jimmy Kimmel



"In an interview this weekend, 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek hinted that he might retire in two years. Or as he put it, 'Born in 1940, this game show host wants to sit around in his bathrobe eating ice cream."

      -- Jimmy Kimmel






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