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Please refer to the COA Monthly Newsletter for information on all of our trips.  

For more details on any trip please
stop by the COA office or call us at 508-358-2990.

“Shop-Around Shuttle”
The shuttle is back for the fall and winter. Leave the driving to us as winter approaches.
Home pick-ups begin at 10 am and the return trip will begin at noon.  Stops include Stop & Shop, the Wayland library, Panera and CVS.
There is no charge but reservations are required.
The shuttle normally runs on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Coming dates are 11/13 and 11/27, 12/ 11, 1/8 and 1/22.  There is no charge but reservations are required.


Monday, 11/6: Market Basket & Marshalls: Depart COA at 9:15 am. Return by 1:30 pm. N/C.  Wayland Residents only. Home pickups are available by request.

Thursday, 11/16: Willard House & Clock Museum in Grafton. Depart COA at 9:00am.  Return at 2:00pm. Cost: $15 for admission, tour, and transportation. Willard House was constructed in the early 1700's and the family’s grandsons became America's preeminent 19th century clockmakers. In 1802, Simon Willard obtained a patent for his "banjo" clock, which today is considered one of the most significant styles of early 19th century American timepieces. The museum features the world's largest collection of Willard clocks and includes Willard family portraits and furnishings, 19th century women's costumes, 8th century American and English pewter, Victorian dolls, Nipmuc Indian artifacts and original documents signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. We will stop for lunch on the way home.

Tuesday, 11/21: This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal at the Concord Museum.  Depart COA at 9:30. Return at 2:00 pm. Cost: $15 for admission, tour, and transportation. We will have a guided tour of this most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers. Following the tour you may visit other museum exhibits and take a sneak peek at the Family Trees exhibit. We will then head to Concord Center for lunch.

Thursday, 11/30: Boston Symphony Open Rehearsal Depart COA at 9:00.  Return by 1:30. We will provide transportation on our van for the Thursday morning open rehearsals. The cost is $15 for each individual concert. Riders must purchase their own Boston Symphony tickets: Box office 888-266-1200 or WWW.BSO.ORG.  Additional dates are: February 8 and March 29.


Monday, 12/4: Market Basket & Marshalls: Depart COA at 9:15 am. Return by 1:30 pm. N/C.  Wayland Residents only. Home pickups are available by request.

Friday, 12/8: Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston: Take part in one of Boston’s most beloved traditions. $139 includes motor coach transportation, choice of two lunch entrees at the Venezia restaurant and matinee show. Currently on wait list.

Tuesday, 12/19: MIT Museum. Depart COA at 9:00am.  Return by 2:00 pm. Cost: $15 for transportation and admission. Explore exhibitions on science, technology, and current research from architecture to underwater robots. Discover high-tech objects, research prototypes, intriguing scientific instruments, historic photographs, amazing holograms, and ingenious kinetic sculptures. The Robots and Beyond~exhibit shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence innovation at MIT. The gallery displays several new robots including Mabu, a 'robot-coach' designed to help patients with challenges related to chronic disease management by conversing with them daily and communicating information directly to their health care providers. Lunch at an area restaurant will follow the visit.  

Wednesday, 12/27: Rhode Island School of Design Museum: Depart COA at 9:00 am.  Return by 4:00 pm.  Cost: $27 for transportation and admission (self –guided tour). The RISD Museum houses about 100,000 objects ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists and designers from across the globe.  Special exhibits include:  Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the British Museum and Designing Traditions: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection. We will stop for lunch on the way home. There is a café on site for snacks and beverages.
  • We require payment at the time of registration.
  • Registration for Wayland residents will be open as soon as the trip is advertised.
  • Those from other communities may register on the 15th~of the month or the first day the COA is open if the 15th is on a weekend or holiday.
  • You may register in person or send in a check made out to the Town of Wayland, specifying the trip you are registering for.~
  • For non-residents, checks~received before the 15th~of the month, will be processed on the 15th~using a lottery system.
  • Due to advance financial commitments, refunds will only be given if the vacancy is filled.



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