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A small selection among events this week are:

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We sent two missing cat announcements this week to our alert list (email us if you would like to be added to this list or update your profile via the link at the bottom of this newsletter).  For all Lost & Found announcements, click here.


Cookie is missing from the Lakeshore Drive area.  Click here for details.








Zoya and Zaria are missing from the Glezen Lane area.  Click here for details.









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  • Proposals Destined for Town Meeting. At the suggestion of the various temporary advisory groups advising the Moderator on ways to improve Town Meeting, we are launching a new site that organizes information that already appears on the Town website. Visitors to this page will find links to projects or ideas that are currently under study by various town departments and committees. You will find a general description of each project or concept and important documents and information regarding each idea. Additional information will be posted through the next nine months leading to 2012 Annual Town Meeting. We are gathering the information in a single page so citizens can more easily follow items of interest. Current subjects posted are:

  • Rep. Conroy continues Town to Town Walk; heads into Monson. tate Rep. Tom Conroy, D-Wayland, reports he has walked over 200 miles and met with over 700 Massachusetts residents in his Town to Town Walk, part of his campaign bid for U.S. Senate to unseat Scott Brown. "The walk is beginning to build momentum for this campaign," Conroy said. "I can feel it on the road with every honk, hello and hand shake we get from folks who are excited to see us on the ground and out in their communities." Along the way, Rep. Conroy said he has been working on various community service projects.

  • Wayland native to hold Q & A after documentary screening. The 13th annual Roxbury International Film Festival will kick off with a pre-festival screening of "My So-Called Enemy," on Monday, July 25 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 7:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session with director Lisa Gossels, a Wayland native. In July 2002, 22 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls traveled to the U.S. to participate in a women's leadership program called "Building Bridges for Peace." "My So-Called Enemy" is the story of six of the girls and how the transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next seven years. To purchase festival passes click here. For more information on special guests and other festival events click here.

  • Third Annual Basketball Game Raises Funds for Burgess Scholarship. A spirited crowd of mostly elementary age kids cheered on their summer program leaders Thursday night in an annual contest to raise money for the Daniel G. Burgess Memorial Scholarship at Wayland High School. Pegasus Program staff and school administrators formed one team while the Wayland Recreation Department's Summer Adventure staff made up the other. Admission to the game was free, but individuals could purchase raffle tickets -- $5 for an arm's length, $10 for a leg's length -- or leave donations. When all was said and done, the free event raised $263 for the scholarship. It was an amount Connie Burgess, Daniel's mother, was proud of. "That's really great," she said. "Especially since we didn't charge admission."

  • Two Wayland High grads earn National Merit Scholarships. More than 1,700 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities have been announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These Merit Scholar designees join over 2,900 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May. Wayland High School graduate Basil Halperin will be receiving a scholarship from the University of Chicago. He is interested in studying government service. Wayland High School graduate Daniel Hong will be receiving a scholarship from Washington University in St. Louis. He is interested in studying medicine.

  • Wayland woman pleads not guilty to prostitution. A Wayland woman pleaded not guilty yesterday in Framingham District Court to working as a prostitute out of her Wayland Housing Authority apartment.

  • Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence.When most people think of domestic violence we typically envision adults, not young people, but there is growing concern among our teens regarding this issue. When I was in labor, a nurse took me aside and asked me if I was afraid at home. She explained it was standard procedure to ask moms this question when admitted to the maternity floor. Thankfully, I was not afraid ... but many women are. I continue to see an effort to reach out to those who live with violence every day through tear sheets at my doctor's office, on the back of bathroom stall doors, at my church, all hoping that women will seek the help they need by making contacts readily available. But what about teens? It's hard enough for a grown woman to seek help when in an abusive relationship so how much harder must it be for young people who are little more than kids?

  • Teens confront new generation of challenges in breaking up. Hacking into an ex-girlfriend's Facebook account to read private conversations. Sending threatening text messages that end with, "Or else." Flirting with an ex-boyfriend's buddies on Twitter. Faltering relationships and messy breakups can escalate into public arguments, defamation on social networks, and worse, Massachusetts teenagers said yesterday during a Boston Public Health Commission conference at Northeastern University that focused on the challenges and perils of breakups in the social media age. They say rapid-fire rumors in text messages and trash talk on Facebook and Twitter make the dating scene all the more baffling for many young people. "Now more than ever, even since five years ago, teens have a broader landscape to navigate when they start dating," said Casey Corcoran, the conference director and director of Start Strong Initiative, which encourages healthy teenage relationships. "Instead of your friends gossiping at school, you have thousands of kids who are up in your business."

  • Police: Wayland man used card stolen from Sudbury gym. A Wayland man is charged with using a credit card that his friends stole from a Sudbury gym earlier this month, police said.

  • Wayland murder could be a lesson for teens, schools. The murder of Wayland teenager Lauren Astley is hitting home for school administrators in nearby districts, some of whom say the slaying will bring more attention to dating violence, much like a South Hadley teen's suicide a year ago did for bullying.

  • Roxbury Film Festival aims to inspire change. For the 13th year, the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) will celebrate films made by or about people of color. The festival will run for four days starting one week from tomorrow on July 28. "My So-Called Enemy," also enlightens and inspires its audience, this time on an international level. The documentary was directed by Wayland, Mass. native Lisa Gossels, and it follows the stories of six Israeli and Palestinian teenagers who come to Building Bridges for Peace, a camp in the United States, to find a way to understand the other side of the conflict that overshadows their lives. Over ten days, they begin to build friendships amongst each other and their enemies become their lifelong friends. "My So-Called Enemy" will screen at Coolidge Corner on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. as a pre-opening night event. To see a complete listing of festival films and show times visit roxburyfilmfestival.org.

  • Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out. The Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Mass. The tournament field consisted of 96 players from 18 states including Ontario and Mexico. The Boys Division played the par-69 course at 6,228 yards and the Girls Division played at 5,855 yards. Ben Balter of Wayland for second with a tournament total of 7-over-par 214.

  • Wayland Garden Club member earns blue ribbon at flower show. Wayland Garden Club member Kirsten VanDijk, owner of My PassionFlower floral boutique, earned a blue ribbon at the World Association of Flower Arrangers 10th World Flower Show on June 15 to 19 at the Seaport World Trade Center. She was one of only five Americans to receive a Blue Ribbon in the entire competition, placing her among the world's top floral designers.

  • Wayland Rowers Take Bronze at Nationals. Gabriella Purman and Hannah Brigham had the race of their lives at the 2011 U.S. Rowing Club National Championships, winning a bronze medal. The Wayland rowers joined the Boston Rowing Club for the summer and the team travelled to Indianapolis for the national championship regatta. The regatta was a five-day event starting on July 13.
Meetings/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 on July 22.   


Meetings for the upcoming weeks:

Monday, July 25
  • School Committee , 7pm, School Committee Room.  Agenda includes discussion of the ORC report on Part I of the Abrahams Report, and updates on Article 8, elementary enrollment and full day kindergarten.
  • Board of Public Works , 7pm, Town Building.  Agenda includes: Discussion with John Senchyshyn, appointment of Community Health Nurse, a variance for 336 Commonwealth Rd., composting bins at Claypit and Middle School.
Tuesday, July 26
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, 8:15am, Town Building.  Agenda items include Wayland Forest (discussion to waive permit fees for affordable units), 87 Lincoln Rd., 16 Ellie Lane 40 Pemberton Rd, and Wayland Commons.
Thursday, July 28 Monday, August 1
Tuesday, August 2


PhilanthropyPhilanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering

How you can help...  


'Camp for a Cause' in Wayland raises money to help Haitians. Bread of Compassion held a benefit on July 8 in Wayland called "Camp for a Cause," in which local volunteers aimed to draw attention to the plight of Haitian people still living under tarps and tents after the 2010 earthquake. Cars driving by on Route 30 witnessed dozens of tents and crude tarps on the property of Celebration International Church as campers enjoyed good Haitian food and fellowship. A musical concert was featured by Haitian artist Evens Gregoire and his band as they entertained the crowd with their latest hits. Each camper donated $100 per tent site to help Bread of Compassion build shelters and send medical personnel to the tent cities in the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. They raised over $5,000.  One team is set for September 12-20, 2011, and the other for March 12-19, 2012. If anyone wishes to join a team visit their website to find an application.


National MS Society: MS Minuteman Ride. Want to bicycle through historic MetroWest communities while raising money to help fight multiple sclerosis? On Saturday, July 16, "Bike MS: Minuteman Ride'' will offer fun, well-supported bicycle routes of 25 and 60 miles through several MetroWest communities. Organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, the Minuteman Ride will raise money to help people with multiple sclerosis and to fund cutting-edge MS research. Donations to riders can be made online at www.bikeMSgne.org.  To support Wayland resident Will Ryan, who rode in this ride, click here 


Wayland's Iron Chef II to be held on Sunday, September 18. Save the date because Wayland's Iron Chef II, sponsored by The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging, is back and will be held Sunday, September 18, 2011 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Sandy Burr Country Club. Once again 6 teams will compete by preparing an hors d'oeuvre and entr´┐Że for presentation to the judges. The Sudbury Valley Trustee team will be back to defend their Overall Winner Award. This year we have EXPANDED and added a CAKE DECORATING competition. Teams from The Wayland Library, The Wayland Garden Club and Parmenter Community Health will be demonstrating their talents creating masterpieces for the judge's evaluation. These cakes will then be auctioned off.  Over 30 caterers and restaurants will provide a fabulous array of food for attendees to enjoy. There will be lottery boards, the ever popular wine ring toss and much, much more. Tickets cost $50 and are on sale at the Wayland Council On Aging, The Village Bank and from the board members of The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging JaneCapasso, Sue Pope, Betsy Willard, Steve Correia, Denise Yurkofsky, Mary Antes, Dave D'Orlando, Mary Kelly, Patty MacNeil and Sonja Strong. Ticket cost is tax-deductible.


Wayland and Weston residents ready for Pan-Mass. Challenge. On Aug. 6 and 7, residents from Wayland and Weston will ride in the 32nd 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. They will be among 5,000 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising $34 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric cancer care and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. 


To become a virtual rider, or make a financial contribution to a rider from your town, go online or call 1-800-WE-CYCLE. Checks can be made payable to PMC, 77 Fourth Ave., Needham MA 02494. 


The following riders are from Wayland - Anita Bekenstein, Daniel Bekenstein, Emily Bekenstein, Josh Bekenstein, Patricia Berenson, Jill Brofsky, Marc Brofsky, Albert Carlson, Sara Catanese, Hillary Chisholm, Maddie Chisholm, Molly Chisholm, Reed Chisholm, Ronnie Chisholm, Bruce Cohen, Mary Beth Crowley, George Dickstein, Susan Fiske Williams, Scott Flathers, Barbara Fletcher, Rod Fletcher, Erika Frey, George Gantz, Wenda Gantz, Kenneth Gold, Steve Goldstein, Martin Greene, Robin Greenleaf, Barbara Holtz, Jim Hsu, Rawson Hubbell, Robert Inches, Jerry Jacobs, Reed Junkin, Rob Junkin, James Jurist, Kelsey Jurist, Louis Jurist, Alan LaPierre, Brenna Lapierre, Debra LaPierre, Alexander Leichter, Fred Leichter, Jennifer Leichter, Brett L'Esperance, Matthew Levy, Douglas Lyons, Douglas E. Lyons, Eric Marinakis, Jon Mehlman, Ed Meltzer, Ray Mitrano, Daniel Najemy, Noel O'Neill, Kristen Paglia, Paul Paresky, Arlan Pool, David Poorvu, Philip Poorvu, David Poulin, Michael Roberge, Lisa Roblin, Peter Roblin, Rebecca Roblin, Gary Rubin, Harold Schwartz, Maura Shaughnessy, James Shaw, Peter Shaw, Daniel Slater, Michael Smith, Thomas Sommerfield, Anna Sommers, Jack Sommers, Thomas Sommers, Suzanne Spencer, Jesse Starr, Matthew Stein, Isabel Stern, Ellen Tohn, Tony Triano, Edward Warner, Kathryn Washek and Kevin Washek



Volunteers needed to help clear Heard Pond in Wayland. The Wayland Surface Water Quality Committee just started the 2011 season of harvesting water chestnuts on Heard Pond in Wayland. Water chestnuts are an invasive species that just a few years ago completely covered many parts of the pond from shoreline to shoreline. In 2003, there were 1.2 million pounds of the weed harvested, and in 2010 just 427 pounds of plants. This dramatic decrease cannot be taken for granted, since water chestnut seeds may have a seven- to 12-year dormancy in the sediment, and complete eradication for a number of harvesting seasons is required to bring the infestation under control. Lycott Environmental employees Travis Williams and Jake Duncan were out on the pond recently, harvesting the very difficult to reach southwest shoreline. The town of Wayland has contracted out this type of work, while a Surface Water Quality Committee volunteer effort will remove the weeds in the easier to wade portions of the pond along Pelham Island Road. Please email Tom Largy, the project manager for Heard Pond or call him at 508-358-4646 if you would like to volunteer or just discuss invasive aquatic weeds in general, since Largy has literally seen millions of them in recent years.


Wayland Pantry Garden-Is Growing and Needs Volunteers. The Food Pantry Garden, located at the Community Gardens is growing like topsy! Tomatoes, beets, peppers, squash, beans, kale and broccoli are well mulched and weed free but we need people to water. This food will go to Parmenter pantry and local shelters. There are watering cans, an umbrella, and a chair - bring a friend. Email Molly Faulkner for more information.


The Children's Holiday Shoppe Committee needs donations of beads (glass, stone and wooden). If you have lost an earring or have a broken necklace or bracelet that is no longer wearable, please drop off the pieces of jewelry no longer worn at the Council on Aging office.  The donated jewelry will be used to create lovely new pieces with the guidance of Wayland jeweler Norma Radoff. Workshops will be offered this fall to participants who wish to learn jewelry making techniques while creating pieces to be sold at the 24th Children's Holiday Shoppe in December.  For more information call the Wayland COA at 508-358-2990.


Wayland Football Alumni, Family and Friends Golf Tournament. Join the Wayland High School Football family for a golf fundraiser on July 29, 2011 10am tee off @ Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. Cost is $125.00 per golfer, which includes a round of golf w/cart and cookout. All abilities welcome! The registration form is available online here  




The Library is on Summer Hours - Saturday 10-1 and closed on Sundays.     


Limited Library Services at the End of August. At the end of this summer, the main floor of the library will undergo planned maintenance, which was deferred for one year due to last spring's flooding. The carpet on the main floor will be replaced, the damaged plaster on ceilings will be repaired, and the whole upstairs will get a fresh coat of paint. The library will be completely closed on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, to allow the staff to relocate upstairs operations to the Raytheon Room. The library will open on Monday, August 15, with limited services for adults in the Raytheon Room but full service in the Youth Services Department. The work is expected to take between two to three weeks. During this time there will be no public access to the upstairs collection, but our users will still be able to place Minuteman catalog items on reserve to be picked up here at our library. 


Get caught reading?  Our lower level display case features an exhibit of paintings and photographs of people reading in many locations. Do you have a great photo of you or a family member reading? If so, drop it off at our display case as we're planning another display of local people reading. 


Touch a Truck, Saturday, September 24.  Wayland Recreation welcomes families to its 6th annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, September 24, at the Wayland Middle School grounds, 10am-1pm. Last year we had over 2,000 in attendance. This is a free event so bring your relatives and out of town friends.  The Department of Public Works, Fire, and Police will present Wayland's snazziest trucks-12-wheeler dump trucks, clanging fire engines, screaming police cars, back-hoes, ambulances, gang mowers, and more for fascinated children.  In addition to the trucks, knowing how kids love trains, we have a new addition to the event this year, the "Roaming Railroad" which will take families for a ride around the grounds. We will also have 5 huge inflatables , face painting, a dunk tank, a performer making balloon creations, and lots of food. Please join us for this totally free event thanks to the generous local business sponsors who will be present with fun handouts to introduce themselves to families. If you would like to help sponsor the event or have any questions, please email jkiburz@wayland.ma.us or call 508-358-3660.


Wayland Library Offers Discount Pass to Boston Harbor Islands. The Wayland Public Library's Museum Pass program offers discounts and even free admission to museums, zoos, parks and attractions throughout the Boston and Metrowest area. And this summer that program has expanded to include the ferries servicing the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.


WCPA Newcomer Playdate on August 1. New to Wayland? New to the Wayland Children and Parents Association? Looking for a playgroup? Or just looking for something fun to do with your kids? Then join us Monday, August 1, from 9:30-11am at Tavernside Park in Weston Center. Meet new families and find out about the activities offered through the WCPA. For directions and more information about the WCPA, visit waylandwcpa.org or contact Nikki McCay or Julie Suratt at newcomers@waylandwcpa.org. If you're interested in joining a playgroup, this will be a great opportunity to meet other moms with children of the same age. Beginning in September, the WCPA will be forming playgroups based on school calendar years. Contact Jen Sheldon at playgroup@waylandwcpa.org for more information. We look forward to meeting you!


Updated Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule.  The Board of Selectmen has revised its summer meeting schedule, and will meet on Monday, August 1 instead of July 25 and August 8.  The following two meetings will be Monday, August 22 and then Tuesday, September 6.  They will schedule an additional meeting in August only if necessary on critical matters.


News and Updates from the Council on Aging, including listings for:

  • New Town Building Office hours
  • Annual Summer BBQ
  • Better Balance (now Wednesdays)
  • Two Dollar Cool Off Wednesdays (August)
  • Friday Movies, July 22:  Another Year
  • Beads needed for Children's Holiday Shoppe
  • Set sail from Gloucester (August 2)
  • Tanglewood Overnight (August 28-29)
  • COA Van rides (July 18 to Natick Concert on the Commons, July 18 to lunch in Natick, July 20 to Market Basket in Ashland, July 25 to Natick Concert on the Common and July 26 around town) 
  • Coming this Fall:
    • Brown Bag Seminar (starting September 14)
    • Shakespeare Course (October)
    • Iron Chef II (September 18)  
  • Medical Taxi Tickets

Common Causes' Redistricting Olympics. The state legislature is set to draw new legislative districts for the Commonwealth this fall. Now it's your turn to get involved. Help raise the standard of fair redistricting in Massachusetts by participating in Common Cause Massachusetts's first Redistricting Olympics. By drawing your own maps you can make certain that your voice is being heard.  For contest details, click here.


Nature Programming at Cochituate State Park.  Looking for some fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for your children? Come to Cochituate State Park Tuesday-Saturday for fun family programs. Most programming is at the Nature Center, which is to the right as you enter the park. The Nature Center is open Tuesday afternoons for a variety of activities of your choosing. Participate with the group or check out a discovery pack to take to your picnic table. Crafts and Story time happens on Wednesdays at 10:00 with a different theme each week. Water Comes to Boston is a historical program about Lake Cochituate that happens at the beach on Wednesdays at 2:00. Two programs happen on Thursdays with new themes each week. The Kidleidoscope program is at 10:00 for ages 3-6 and Junior Rangers is at 2:00 for ages 7-11. These are meant to be a series but are open to drop-ins as well. On Fridays, recreation and sports equipment are available for group activities in the field by the Nature Center at 10:00. In the afternoon, there is a beach exploration at 2:00. Come Saturdays at 10:00 for a guided paddle around Lake Cochituate. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one from Charles River Canoe and Kayak located inside the park. There is a 20% discount for rentals if you come on the guided tour. These programs are free and sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. There is a $5 parking fee at the park.

Limited Library Services at the End of August. At the end of this summer, the main floor of the library will undergo planned maintenance, which was deferred for one year due to last spring's flooding. The carpet on the main floor will be replaced, the damaged plaster on ceilings will be repaired, and the whole upstairs will get a fresh coat of paint. The library will be completely closed on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, to allow the staff to relocate upstairs operations to the Raytheon Room. The library will open on Monday, August 15, with limited services for adults in the Raytheon Room but full service in the Youth Services Department. The work is expected to take between two to three weeks. During this time there will be no public access to the upstairs collection, but items may be placed on reserve, and you will be able to pick them up here at our library.

Join the Wayland Children and Parents Association. Now is the time to renew your membership in the Wayland Children and Parents Association (WCPA)! Current members who are up for renewal have been contacted by email to renew online. One-year renewals are just $45 per family. This year we are gearing up to offer some fun summer activities, so don't delay! The WCPA is committed to bringing Wayland families together, and we have a variety of events planned this year. Annual favorites include the Halloween Parade, Spring Egg Hunt and the Beach BBQ and Concert. Our Parent Enrichment events bring high profile speakers to discuss issues that impact family life. The monthly toddler activities, Adult Social events and Ladies' Nights allow members to reconnect and meet new friends. Renewal season runs through the month of July. If you are new to Wayland and are looking for activities for you and your young children, the WCPA is a great resource for you and your family. Check us out online. For questions about membership, send an email to membership@waylandwcpa.org.


VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) for Excel Class Being Offered This Fall.  A community education class for users of the Excel Spreadsheet program is being offered through Wayland School Community Programs this fall.  Taught by Alan Reiss, a former teacher and current Chief Electrical Engineer, VBA for Excel will begin Monday,  October 3, 2011, and continue through Monday,  November 28th.  For complete details, click here


Library's Boston Harbor Islands Pass. We have a new pass for the Boston Harbor Islands. It provides 2-for-1 ferry tickets to the Boston Harbor Islands national park area to either Georges or Spectacle Islands for up to four people and is available Monday through Friday through October 8th. For more information on the pass, visit waylandlibrary.org or call us and for more information on the Harbor Islands, see the Boston Harbor Islands website.  Wayland is one of only 10 towns with this pass this summer, so take advantage of it!!  Passes are available for a wide variety of area museums and attractions - Reserve online or call us at 508-358-2311.


Youth Ultimate Frisbee Learning league.  Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance (BUDA) is piloting a Youth Summer League this July to work with younger students. This will be a 'learning league' style youth league aimed at kids going into 5th - 10th grades. Our focus is the student with limited or no competitive ultimate experience. The league will run on four Mondays (July 11, 18, 25, and Aug 1). See http://www.buda.org/YouthLeague for details and registration information. We'll have some great coaches on hand to work with the kids, and we'll give each student a t-shirt and disc. We'll break the group up by age so that the younger kids and the older kids won't be playing against each other. It should be great fun, and we hope that you notice the difference right away with regard to how skilled and enthusiastic about the sport your youngster is after the league.


Our Green Earth - An Exhibit by the Students of Margret Krakauer.  Margret Krakauer has organized a group show for her students, in the Wayland Cultural Council Art Gallery, located in the Wayland Town Building, from July 6th to August 29th.   There will be a reception in honor of the artists in the foyer of the entrance to the Town Building on Thursday evening, July 28th from 7:00-8:30 PM.   Exhibitors include:  Dorothy Egan, Patricia Fay, Nancy Germain, Bill Hearne, Margaret Hill, Padma Kannabiran, Suni Lopez, Seema Mysore, Lois Novotny, Helen Sullivan, Linda Thompson, and Debbie Tofias.   For complete details, click here.  More information about her work and classes can be found on her web page:  http://MargretKrakauer.com 



Interested in rowing?  Wayland-Weston Rowing Association is offering programs for adults and students.  Come and see what rowing is like!  There are two programs for students this summer.   Sweep rowing is open to all students who have completed 7th grade or who are 13 years or older; no prior experience necessary and you do not need to be affiliated with the high school team.  Sculling is open to students (same age requirements) who have some rowing experience.   Adult sweep rowing is also being offered for adults who wish to try rowing for the first time; no experience is necessary.  Also for adults with rowing experience, intermediate or advanced; sessions will be adjusted based on the experience of those signing up. Full information is posted on our website, wwcrew.org--look for the summer rowing registration packet.  Also, registration for the fall season for the rowing team is now available on the website.  The deadline for returning rowers to sign up is August 1. Look for the Fall registration packet on the website.


Sudbury Agricultural Commission's Great pumpkin contest.  Is your garden where the Great Pumpkin or Sunflower will grow?  Pick up your free seeds now at:

  • Goodnow Library - Concord Road
  • Coffee Works - Union Avenue
  • Twillingate Gardens - 136 Hudson Road Tues - Fri 10 to 5 & Sat 10 to 2
  • Wayside Inn Farmer's Market - Field across from the Inn Sat 10 to 2

Bring your pumpkin or flower head To the Wayside Inn Farmer's Market on October 1st where the agricultural commission will judge the largest & best pumpkins.
Ages under 8, 8-18, over 18.   


Art Exhibits at the Library:  

  • Library Foyer:  Carrie Salsberg.  Carrie Salsberg is a multimedia artist and art instructor residing in Wayland and Grantham, NH. She has studied art at UMass/Amherst and also at the DeCordova Museum, the Danforth Museum, Ava Arts Center and Gallery, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Arts Center, and with many local artists. Her works include acrylic painting, mixed media collage, ceramics, jewelry, mosaics, stained glass, murals, floor cloths, and decorative furnishings. Her work will be on exhibit in the library foyer during July.
  • Raytheon Room:  Oil Paintings by Nancy Molvig. During July, Nancy Molvig's oil paintings will be on exhibit in the Raytheon Room. Initially a potter, Nancy Molvig has always been intrigued with the arts.  She enjoyed painting with watercolor before discovering her passion for oil painting. She has studied under numerous well known artists including David Curtis, David Lussier, Don Stone, Ron Straka, Karen Winslow, Emily Passman, and the late Bob Blue and Carleen Muniz. Formerly a resident of Concord, now living in Lincoln, she is most drawn to her native New England landscapes and seascapes for inspiration.
  • Get Caught Reading! Our lower level display case features an exhibit of paintings and photographs of people reading in many locations. Do you have a great photo of you or a family member reading? If so, drop it off at our display case as we're planning another display of local people reading. 


First Parish Church in Wayland offers 'Children at Weddings'. Over a 20-year career as an event photographer, Carol MacGregor of Wayland says many of her favorite images have involved children at weddings. First Parish Church in Wayland is showcasing a collection of her photographs this summer in an exhibit titled "Children at Weddings". For more information call her at 508-655-6265 or visit her website


Summer Reading Program at the Library. This year's summer reading theme is "One World Many Stories" for children and "You Are Here" for teens. We'll be exploring themes of travel, language, multiculturalism and storytelling. Kids should come in and pick up their summer inspiration bags, which will become available the week of June 20, and will include information about the program, events, and suggested reading lists, as well as thematic bookmarks and temporary tattoos. During the summer we will have a bookmark-making station and fun handouts that will change each week. Special events at the library will include a Haiku program with bookmaking, a Balinese shadow-puppetmaking workshop, music with Hugh Hanley, and stories from around the world with Mary Jo Maichack. Library staff member Emily Tersoff will hold a weekly creative writing workshop for teens. In August, there will be weekly storytimes at Russell's Farmer's Market. 


Upcoming Youth Programs at the Library

  • Friday Family Flick, July 29 at 2 p.m.  We'll be screening some summer kids' movies during July. For information about the titles, contact the Youth Services Department at 508-358-2308 or check our event calendar at waylandlibrary.org.  
  • Worldly Crafts for Kids, Tuesday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m.  Try different crafts from around the world.  Ages 5 and up.  
  • "Everybody Says Hello!" with Mary Jo Maichack, Thursday, July 28, from 2-3pm.  There are so many ways to say "hello" and sing and tell stories. With Mary Jo we might learn a song in Japanese, "plant" cabbages the French way, or help act out a story from Vietnam!  The music and stories in her show explore other languages and cultures.  Ages 3 and up. 
  • Wednesdays in August, 2:30-3pm. Kids, join us for songs and stories at Russell's Farmer's Market. All ages welcome.  

The Wayland XC Festival will be held on Sunday, October 9.  An exciting cross country race through fields and wooded trails benefiting the Wayland Cross Country teams.  With a youth race and an open race, this event provides one of the few cross-country running opportunities for kids and adults in Massachusetts.  Whether you are new to cross-country or a veteran of the trails, this is a race for you!  Three Great Events!  A 3K Race For Ages 11 to 14, A 3K Race For Ages 10 and Under and A 5K Open Race.  This is not only a great race to run; it's also a great race to watch!   Spectators can see the competitors during many parts of the races.   Visit http://www.waylandxc.com/ for complete details.




EventsEvents & Happenings

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Upcoming Events: 


Monday, July 25, Natick Summer Concert Series: Classic Grove, Natick Common, 7pm. Jazzy R&B


Monday, July 25, Sudbury Summer Concert Series, Paul Rodriquez, Haskell Field, 7pm. A resident of Sudbury, Paul Rodriguez has been performing as a singer/guitarist for over 40 years. He is a child of the 60s and 70s and so is his music, playing favorites by Simon & Garfunkle, James Taylor, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, and Jim Croce as well as more current artists. He has also taught guitar in Sudbury for the past three years. Bring friends, family, a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, and maybe even your dancing shoes! In the event of rain all concerts will be held across the street at the Fairbank Community Center Gym.


Tuesday, July 26, Worldly Crafts for Kids, Wayland Library, 11am-12:30pm.Try different crafts from around the world. Ages 5 and up. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Youth Services Department 508-358-2308 Location: Raytheon Room


Wednesdays until Mid-October, Wayland Summer Farmers' Market, Russell's Garden Center, 12-5pm.   The market is a wonderful opportunity to buy fresh produce and lots more while supporting local farmers. The expanded market includes new vendors who will be offering more products including gelato, fresh fish, pork and goat cheese. The selection features fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits, bread and baked goods, granola, fresh pasta, root beer, jams and relishes, eggs, locally raised beef, cheese, and more. On the Edge Knife Sharpening is returning to hone your knives as well as sharpen some of your garden tools on a once a month schedule. Come by each week and head home with everything you need for a fabulous dinner! Guest vendors will have sauces, yarn and more products. For a complete list of vendors, check out russellsgardencenter.com. The market will be set up in the back parking lot area at Russell's. Come by to shop, purchase lunch from Whole Foods and then top it off with gelato or sorbet for dessert. For updates on the market, subscribe to the weekly market email. For more information please contact Market Manager Peg Mallett at 508 358-2283 x336 or email her.


Wednesday, July 27, Natick Family Performing Arts Series: Jeff Thomas, Natick Common, 6:30pm. Children's Musician. TCAN, 14 Summer Street, will host performances in the event. Contact The Natick Recreation & Parks Department after 5 pm for weather updates at 508 647-6530.


Wednesday, July 27, Concert on the Weston Green: HELP, 7-8:45pm. Some things just keep getting better, like the Beatles' hits and HELP!, the region's longest running and best (at least according to their mums) Beatles tribute band. For more than 17 years, HELP! has been delighting all ages at nighspots, festivals, and Town concerts throughout New England and beyond. Free, no rain date.


Wednesday, July 27, Wellesley Summer Concert Series: BaHa Brothers, Wellesley Town Hall Green, 7-8:30pm


Thursday, July 28, Everybody Says Hello!, Wayland Library, 2-3pm. Stories and Songs presented by Mary Jo Maichack. There are so many ways to say "hello" and sing and tell stories! Learn a song in Japanese! "Plant" cabbages the French way! Help act out a story from Vietnam! The music and stories in this show explore other languages too! Ages 3 and up. Registration is not required. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Contact: Youth Services Department 508-358-2308 Location: Raytheon Room 


Thursday-Saturday, July 28-August 6, Spelling Bee, Vokes Theater, 8pm (with 2pm matineees).   A fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. Purchase tickets Online from TicketStage or reserve by phone at (508) 358-4034. Click here for more about the show.


Thursday, July 28, Wellesley Summer Outdoor Movie Series, "The Blind Side", Wellesley Town Hall Green (concert stage), 8:10pm. Bring a chair/blanket, snacks, flashlight, bug spray!!


Friday, July 29, Wayland Football Alumni, Family and Friends Golf Tournament, Sandy Burr Country Club. Join the Wayland High School Football family for a golf fundraiser - 10am tee off @ Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. Cost is $125.00 per golfer, which includes a round of golf w/cart and cookout. All abilities welcome! The registration form is available online here.


Friday, July 29, Friday Family Flick: Lemonade Mouth, Wayland Library, 2-3:30pm.  Five students meet in detention and start an impromptu jam session while cleaning the music room. Based on the book Lemonade Mouth by Wayland author Mark Peter Hughes! Rated G. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Youth Services Department 508-358-2308 Location: Raytheon Room 


Friday, July 29, Framingham Summer Concert Series: XRB, Framingham Village Green, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.


Monday, August 1, Natick Summer Concert Series: Group Therapy, Natick Common, 7pm. Country with Soul

Monday, August 1, Sudbury Summer Concert Series, Family Fun Night, Haskell Field, 6:45-8:30pm. 6:45-7:45pm. Animal Adventures - Animal Adventures delivers thousands of educational programs throughout New England each year. Meet animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close! A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all! 7:45-8:30 - Magician - Robb Preskins - Sponsored by Little Hands Academy! Robb's quick sense of humor and zany antics make his magic show a hit for the whole family. Robb Preskins has been making people laugh for a good 20 years. Experience the laughter and be amazed by the Magic. Bring friends, family, a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, and maybe even your dancing shoes! In the event of rain all concerts will be held across the street at the Fairbank Community Center Gym.

Wednesday, August 3, Natick Family Performing Arts Series: 2 of a Kind, Natick Common, 6:30pm. Children's Performers. TCAN, 14 Summer Street, will host performances in the event. Contact The Natick Recreation & Parks Department after 5 pm for weather updates at 508 647-6530.

Wednesday, August 3, Concert on the Weston Green: John Penny Band, 7-8:45pm. The John Penny Band is a five piece country band with two guitars, bass, drum and sometimes a fiddle. Their repertoire consists of traditional and contemporary country music, plus some pop standards and oldies. Free, no rain date.

Wednesday, August 3, Wellesley Summer Concert Series: The Glamour Girls, Wellesley Town Hall Green, 7-8:30pm

Friday, August 5, Framingham Summer Concert Series: Off the Hook, Framingham Village Green, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.


Sunday, August 7, Fun and Games with staff and Awesome Rob Preskins, Magician, Wayland Town Beach. 1-4pm Fun and Games with staff, 2-3pm Awesome Rob Preskins, Magician


Monday, August 8, Natick Summer Concert Series: Alter Ego, Natick Common, 7pm. Country Rock

Monday, August 8, Sudbury Summer Concert Series: HELP!, Haskell Field, 7pm. Some things just keep getting better, like the Beatles' hits - and HELP!, the region's longest running and best (at least, according to their mums) Beatles tribute band. For more than 20 years, HELP! has been delighting all ages at nightspots, festivals, and town concerts throughout New England and beyond. Bring friends, family, a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, and maybe even your dancing shoes! In the event of rain all concerts will be held across the street at the Fairbank Community Center Gym.

Wednesday, August 10, Natick Family Performing Arts Series: Bob Bloom, Natick Common, 6:30pm. Drumming about You. TCAN, 14 Summer Street, will host performances in the event. Contact The Natick Recreation & Parks Department after 5 pm for weather updates at 508 647-6530.

Thursday, August 11, Wellesley Summer Outdoor Movie Series, "Finding Nemo", Morses Pond Beach, 7:50pm. Bring a chair/blanket, snacks, flashlight, bug spray!!

Friday, August 12, Framingham Summer Concert Series: Three of a Kind, Framingham Village Green, 6:30-8:30pm. Free. 

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