Monday, January 27, 2020

Transition Opportunities Presentation


The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC), West Bridgewater SEPAC, and East Bridgewater SEPAC will be holding a presentation for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm titled, Transition Opportunities.

Presentations will be given on Nonotuck Resource Associates, Community Autism Resources/Gottschall Access Program, BSU's ICEI/Excel Program, and Massasoit's ICEI Program. The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. 

The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. 

Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// www.thebridgectr.org


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library for February

In the Flora T. Little Art Gallery:  Local artist Ray Harris.

February 1- April 1: Library Logo Contest.  The Bridgewater Public Library seeks an original logo that visually brands and identifies the Library and its work in serving the needs of our community. The winning entry will win a cash prize of $100, recognition in the media, a certificate commemorating the award, the right to be identified as the logo’s designer(s), and the right to include the logo design in their portfolio. See our website for more details at http://www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org/logo/

 Monday, February 3 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m.:  Lego Mania:  Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program.  We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos creations displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.
 
Tuesday, February 4 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Wednesday, February 5 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, February 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, February 6 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Friday, February 7 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 8 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 6.
 
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.:   Join us for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in between 10:00-11:00 a.m.
joining us to for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in between 10:00-11:00 a.m. to create a “Valentine Wreath” Ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last. 
 
Monday, February 10 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Goldfinch (R, 149 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, February 10 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Goldfinch (R, 149 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, February 10 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m.:   Join us for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in between 4:00-5:00 p.m.
to create “Bee My Valentine” Ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last. 
 
Tuesday, February 11 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, February 11 @ 5:00 p.m.: This month there are 2 cookbooks to choose from "New England Invite" by Kate Bowler or "Together: our community cookbook".   Stop by and borrow a copy.  Call the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve.  Cook the recipe.  Bring your dish to the meeting to share.
 
Wednesday, February 12 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, February 13 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Friday, February 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 8 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 7.
 
Saturday, February 15 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Belle from Beauty and the Beast visits. Belle will read a story and then will be available to take pictures with the children. No registration.  This program is sponsored by Massasoit Theatre Company.
 
Monday, February 17: Closed.
 
Tuesday, February 18 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Lego Mania:  Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program.  We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos creations displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.
 
Wednesday, February 19 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Dog Safety Program.  Children will listen to a story, do an activity and learn dog safety tips!  This program is sponsored by Canine Company.
 
Wednesday, February 19 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Passion Project.  Local resident, Cynthia White will be presenting her current Passion Project, "Floor Cloths"!
 
Thursday, February 20 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Addams Family. (PG, 87 min.) All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Friday, February 21 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. (PG, 139 min.) All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Saturday, February 22 @ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:   Join us for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in to create a bracelet using pony beads and colored floss in multiple colors.  Recommended for school age children– parents may need to assist. While supplies last, no registration required.  
 
Monday, February 24 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Judy (PG-13, 118 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, February 24 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Judy (PG-13, 118 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, February 25 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.:   Join us for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in to create a “Mardi Gras Mask” Ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last. 

Tuesday, February 25 @ 6:30 p.m.:  The Upside of Depression Presentation given by Marcy Venezia from Glee Works.  The Upside of Depression looks at the different stages and mindsets of depression. The workshop provides tools to manage depression including mindfulness techniques, visualizations and engaging games which lift the mood.

Friday, February 28 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 8 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 8.

 

AAUW Knit-In



The public is invited to join the AAUW Knit-In for Scholarships on Saturday, February 1, at the Bridgewater Senior Center. The Knit-In begins at 1p.m. and ends at 5p.m.

Crafters who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting will spend a pleasant afternoon of comradery creating one or more 7 x 9 inch blocks which will be assembled into lap robes and donated to a local charity. Participants should bring size 7 needles or J/K crochet hooks and acrylic worsted (#4) yarn. For beginners, supplies will be provided. This will be a good opportunity to clean out your yarn stash – yarn color is not important! The donation to participate is $10 for the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.

The Bridgewater Senior Center is located at 10 Wally Kreuger Way (off Route 18) in Bridgewater.

This fundraiser for local college scholarships is sponsored by the Taunton Branch of the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their website at aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/Taunton.

For more information about the Knit-In, contact Cris Ajemian at cmajemian@aol.com/

Friday, January 24, 2020

Absentee Ballots Now Available for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election

Absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. Voters may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because of the following reasons:

Absence from Town during the hours the polls are open
Physical disability
Observing religious beliefs

The Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, March 3, 2020 and the voting will be held at the Bridgewater Mitchell Middle School located at 166 Mount Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours for voting absentee:

Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Late Night: Feb. 12th Open until 8 p.m.

Deadline to apply for absentee ballot: Monday, March 2, 2020 at Noon

To request an application be mailed to you please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Absentee Ballot Applications can be downloaded from the Town’s website at:

https://www.bridgewaterma.org/DocumentCenter/View/304

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Old Bridgewater Historical Society Program Announced

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Native American Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard” on Sunday, January 26th beginning at 1p.m. Dr. Curtiss Hoffman will be the speaker.

Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada are tens of thousands of stone monuments. These stone constructions have been the subject of debate among archaeologists and antiquarians for the past seventy-five years. Regional descendent indigenous communities for the preservation of these monuments call them “stone prayers”. They help to protect the monuments from encroachment and desecration by development interests. This talk will provide strong evidence that many of these structures are indeed indigenous sacred sites as the Native people claim.

Dr. Curtiss Hoffman holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Since 1973 he has directed field operations at archaeological sites in southern New England. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, a position he has held since 1978. He is past president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and currently serves as the editor of its bulletin.

The lecture will be held at the OBHS Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. A $5 donation to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society is suggested, but not required. Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Constructions is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and the city of Brockton. For more information, visit the OBHS website at www.oldbridgewater.org.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Creating and Sustaining MLK's Beloved Community

Please join us on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the Bridgewater State University Rondileau Campus Center Large Ballroom.


You may join us for any portion of this event.

3:20-4:35pm: Faculty Panel
Dr. Kevin McGowan, Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Dr. Kevin Curry, Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Emily Field, Assistant Professor of English; and Dr. Wendy Champagnie Williams, Assistant Professor School of Social Work.

4:35-5pm: Music interludeVocalist/ Entertainer Candida Rose Baptista

5:00-6:30pm: Complimentary Dinner and Keynote:Trustee Davede Alexander (Bio available in the registration)

Click on the link in the invite and register today. Creating and Sustaining MLK’s Beloved Community

Please contact Donna Wood dwood@bridgew.edu 508-531-1429 with your questions.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Essential Oils Workshop at the Library



Essential Oils workshop given by doTERRA wellness advocate Chris Ventura on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm.

More people are using essential oils today. Essential oils are used for everything from pampering yourself to cleaning and helping with various ailments. An essential oil is a fragrant liquid extracted from leaves, twigs, berries, bark, wood, roots, flowers, citrus peels, or other plant matter.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

Join Chris Ventura, doTERRA Wellness Advocate to learn about Essential Oils.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
The Bridgewater Knights of Columbus Council will be sponsoring the Annual Basketball Free Throw Championship Competition

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas
Parish Center, Gymnasium
103 Center Street, Bridgewater

Registration: Begins at 5:00 PM

Contest Begins at 6:00 PM

Proof of age and parent/ guardian signature required and there is no registration fee. All Boys and girls ages 9-14 (age as of January 1st) are invited to participate.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Native American Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard” on Sunday, January 26th beginning at 1p.m. Dr. Curtiss Hoffman will be the speaker.

Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada are tens of thousands of stone monuments. These stone constructions have been the subject of debate among archaeologists and antiquarians for the past seventy-five years. Regional descendent indigenous communities for the preservation of these monuments call them “stone prayers”. They help to protect the monuments from encroachment and desecration by development interests. This talk will provide strong evidence that many of these structures are indeed indigenous sacred sites as the Native people claim.

Dr. Curtiss Hoffman holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Since 1973 he has directed field operations at archaeological sites in southern New England. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, a position he has held since 1978. He is past president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and currently serves as the editor of its bulletin.

The lecture will be held at the OBHS Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. This is a free event; $5 donation to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society is suggested, but not required. Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Constructions is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and the city of Brockton. For more information, visit the OBHS website at www.oldbridgewater.org.