Monday, August 21, 2017

Paint The-45-Million-Dollar-Flower

You can pastel paint The-45-Million-Dollar-Flower with Gregory Maichack at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, September 5th @ 5:30 pm.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Gregory Maichack, twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Award, and award-winning pastelist, presents his all-new “45 Million Dollar Flower” workshop, participants have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for just short of $45 million dollars.

Greg demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can easily pastel paint while applying techniques applied by masters. He provides hundreds of professional grade pastels, paper, & pencils.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration opens on August 21st. Register at under events.

Supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BSU to host Narcan training at rollout of public access program

The Bridgewater State University Police Department, in conjunction with Plymouth County law enforcement officials, healthcare and treatment professionals, will hold Narcan training at a rollout the university’s new public access program to combat the region’s opioid crisis.

The event, which is open to the community-at-large in addition to all BSU faculty, staff and students, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 12 noon in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics on Park Avenue.

Speakers include Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Chief Scott Allen of the East Bridgewater Police Department and EB Hope, Hillary Dubois Farquharson and Amanda Sandoval, both of High Point Treatment Center, BSU President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., and BSUPD Chief David H. Tillinghast, Esq.

Dr. Daniel A. Muse, who specializes in emergency medicine at Brockton Hospital Signature Medical Group, will conduct Narcan, AED defibrillator and related CPR training.

The Sept. 12 event will mark the third opioid training conducted on the university’s campus within three months. At the end of June, Bridgewater’s athletic training faculty and the College of Education & Allied Studies hosted a symposium for emergency workers and athletic trainers.

Residence hall personnel received their training in mid-August as BSU rolls out its public access Narcan program, which also includes placing the overdose-reversing drug in more than 40 AED defibrillator boxes located in academic and administrative buildings throughout the campus.

To register for the Narcan training session at BSU, visit or contact Det. Sgt. Robert McEvoy of the BSUPD at or 508.531.2103.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Angels In America Thirty-One Fundraiser

Please contact Lisa Ghelfi at 508-697-5873 or 774-259-5872 for more information or to sponsor a cinch sac.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Belly Dance Classes

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Seventh Season

The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its seventh year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras. We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who not only enjoy the dancing (it’s great exercise!), but also enjoy the opportunity for joyful interaction with others. For 2017/2018, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, a thirteen session winter/spring series, all 21 sessions, OR may attend any dance without committing to the series. No prior experience is required, all dances are taught, and first time attendees get a free night! 

Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center. (Note: This is not a seniors’ only event.) Dates for the fall are September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 8 and 15. Dates for the winter/spring series are: January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2, 16, and 30, April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, and June 1 and 15. Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $78 for the winter/spring, or $105 ($21 savings) to sign up for both. Single night attendees will be charged $8 per dance. 

Dance leader, Sam Baumgarten, professor emeritus at Bridgewater State University, has over 40 years of teaching experience and continues to teach classes at BSU in folk, square, and contra dance. To obtain a registration form or for more information, contact Sam at 508-697-6848, or 774-208-2933, or Don’t be afraid to try it out, maybe get out of your comfort zone. You won’t be disappointed!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Edgewood 5K

Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club invites runners and walkers of all ages to join them on Sunday morning, August 27th, for a 3.1 mile race that will begin at Edgewood, wind through the streets of Raynham, and finish back on site.

Bib and t-shirt pick up will occur at Edgewood that day before the race, Saturday August 26th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and again the next morning beginning at 7:30 AM. The race will step off at promptly 9:00 AM.

Registration is $25 per person and the first 50 registrants will receive a free t-shirt, so act quickly... sizes are limited!

This race is open to the public and is a great way to meet fellow Bridgewater residents who are members of Edgewood and see what a great club Edgewood is!

You can register for the Edgewood 5K by clicking here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery

The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Digital Art and Photographs by Richard Hinds in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery.  The exhibition will be on display during the months of August and September. 
Richard has been taking photographs since he found his father's 1970's Konica camera when he was a teen. He got his first digital camera in 2006, first DSLR in 2011, and created Digital Musings in 2012 to share his art with the world.
Several types of images are on display, including traditional photography, high dynamic-range (HDR) photography, digital watercolors, and another unique black-and-white style. His images have been captured as far away as Hawaii and California, as well as locally around New England. Originally from Bridgewater, Richard now lives in Abington with his wife.
An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 5:30pm.
The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Plymouth Orchestra To Perform At BSU

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Karidoyanes, will perform a family-friendly concert to benefit the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University.
The program, titled "Inspiration, Hope and Joy," has been selected for this occasion to celebrate the richness and joy of community. The concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater.
The concert will feature the Bridgewater State University Wind Ensemble with Dr. Donald Running directing, and cast members of the Family Performing Arts Center. Attorney General Maura Healey will narrate music from Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”
Tickets can be ordered through in addition to the box office located in the lobby of the auditorium at 19 Park Ave.
The Institute for Social Justice is named for Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon tragedy. His parents, William and Denise, are alumni of Bridgewater State where they met as undergraduates. Members of the Richard family, who are deeply involved in the work of the institute, are planning to attend the performance.
 Now in its 102nd season, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra performing a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. Under Karidoyanes’ direction, who serves as an understudy conductor for The Boston Pops, the Phil has taken its place as a cultural force in Southeastern New England.
 The Martin Richard Institute oversees the university’s social justice programs including the Bridge Partnership, a two-week college immersion program for approximately a hundred middle school students from Brockton, New Bedford and Boston; Friends and Mentors (FAM) for Change, in which Bridgewater students serve as mentors to high school students; and Jumpstart, a national early education program.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fall 2017 CERT Program

Citizens Corp Basic Training

Thursday Evenings from 6:30 to 9:00

September 14th through November 16th

Bridgewater State University

Interested in joining the volunteer Citizen Corps, but want to learn more?

Contact your local Citizen Corps Director, Dennise Caratzazzola, to get your quesitons answered and learn more about:

-What's involved in being part of the local and regional team

-What the Basic Training entails

-How you'll learn the skills to help protect your family, your neighbors and community at large when disaster strikes

Contact Dennise at for more information or to reserve your space in the class!

Training is FREE and open to anyone over age 18!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BSU Observatory To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing

The Bridgewater State University Observatory will hold a special viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Approximately 65 percent of the sun's surface will be covered by the moon in the sky. The observatory at the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics will provide multiple ways to view the eclipse safely, including access to optical projection systems, solar telescopes with H-alpha or reflective filters and free eclipse glasses and viewing screens while supplies last.
Those attending should first stop in the lobby of the center to pick up safety information and eclipse glasses/viewers and then join viewers on the green or the fifth-floor patios for viewing of the sun. A presentation about the sun and eclipses will be held in the auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m.
The viewing will be held rain or shine. If it's cloudy, the eclipse will be streamed live in the auditorium for all to see. Visit to register to attend. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. The center is located on 24 Park Ave. For more information, email