Thursday, April 17, 2014

BR-SEPAC Family Special Education Night

 
The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a Family Special Education Event, Friday, May 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Parents will connect with other parents and gather information from representatives of local special education service providers. School age children will enjoy arts and crafts, gym activities, and a movie while being supervised by volunteers. Snacks/refreshments will be provided. Raffle prizes to benefit the BR-SEPAC will include: Bridgewater Firetruck ride to school, Bridgewater Police 3 hour ride along, $100.00 Barretts gift card, Brockton Rox tickets, Water Wizz, New England Aquarium and much more. The event will be held at the Laliberte Elementary School at 777 Pleasant St. Raynham. 
 
The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district. The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. 
 
The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The event is free and open to all. For more information visit facebook, our website: brsepac.org or email kwaskiel@hotmail.com or becca.jo@verizon.net. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BR-SEPAC Meeting


The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a meeting for the 2013-2014 school year on Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, at 7 pm there will be a lecture titled, Behavior and Positive Support Plans. Everyone displays behaviors, or actions throughout their day. We all have challenges: avoiding anxiety provoking situations or trying to get a parent’s attention while they are on the phone….sometimes, when we don’t feel well, we can snap easily at people, or if a child really wants that pack of gum in the grocery aisle…the difference is, some of us display challenging behaviors that interfere with our quality of life. Amy Gordon, M.Ed., Executive Director from Second Nature Social Skills (www.secondnaturesocialskills.com) will share strategies and tips on how to help people to have expected actions during these challenging moments. The meeting will be held at the Bridgewater-Raynham High School Library Computer Lab (second floor) located at 415 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district. 

The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our website: brsepac.org or email kwaskiel@hotmail.com.

Upcoming Events at The Reiki Shoppe


Title: Reiki Attunements for Cancer Patients for the Kay’s Way 111 Stop Drugs Program

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:30pm - Reiki Attunements for Cancer Patients. Attunements and Information Sheets will be given to Cancer Patients for a $25.00 donation fee towards the Kay's Way 111 Program for those struggling from drug addiction. Contact Lauren Bortolami to book your time slot for the attunement between the hours of 6:00pm to 7:30pm at 508-697-3113. Attunements given by Lauren Bortolami and/or other master students she has trained in Reiki. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324. For more information visit lauren-bortolami.com

Title: Reiki Level 1 Training with Lauren Bortolami at The Reiki Shoppe


Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Reiki Level 1 Training Class from 9:30am to 3:30pm - Learn about Reiki to heal yourself from ailments, pets, as well as family members. In this level you will understand about this non-denominational hands-on therapy to heal your mind, body, and spirit through a series of hand placements. This class will be taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Lauren Bortolami. The cost for this class is $150.00 with a minimum of four people and a maximum of 10. Call Lauren to register at 508-697-3113. A deposit of $75.00 is required. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA. For more information, visit www.lauren-bortolami.com.

Title: Angel Practice Group with Angel Messenger/Medium Lauren Bortolami

Monday, April 28th, Angel Practice Group - 7:30 to 9:00pm - This group is designed for those who love angels and want to learn how to connect to angels safely through prayer and exercises. The cost is $35.00 with a minimum of six people and a maximum of 12. This group will be taught by Lauren Bortolami. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call Lauren to register at 508-697-3113. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA. For more information, visit www.lauren-bortolami.com 

 
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 –Voices from Heaven Event & Fundraiser for the Walsh/Kennedy Memorial Fund - 6:00 to 10:00pm at Camp Kiwanee, Hanson, MA. 


Come to this one of a kind event created by Renowned Medium Lauren Bortolami who has read for people across the world and who has been sought out by casting and production companies for her work and input. Lauren is a Psychic Medium, Angel Messenger, Reiki/Spiritual Teacher, and a Catholic who is the Founder of The Reiki Shoppe in Bridgewater. Understand your spirit and the innate gifts you have to connect to your angels and loved ones on the other side. Have you been saved by an angel? Have you felt your loved ones on the other side were trying to contact you but weren't sure? Find out by attending this event! Lauren will read many audience members and channel validating messages from voices she hears from heaven to prove you are never alone. There will be a Q & A session at the end for those who wish to ask questions about their spiritual experiences. Call 508-697-3113 for information. All tickets are sold online at Home - Lauren Bortolami

Title: Calling your Angels Class with Angel Messenger/Medium Lauren Bortolami

Saturday May 10th, 2014 - Calling your Angels Connection Class - 9:30 to 3:30pm - Learn the differences between guardian angels and archangels and how to connect to them for every day guidance, healing, and protection. You will learn various exercises not taught elsewhere! Minimum of 4 people are required to attend this class, maximum 12. Cost is $250.00 per person which includes instruction by Lauren Bortolami, a manual, and certificate of completion. Contact Lauren at 508-697-3113 to register. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA. For more information go to www.lauren-bortolami.com.

Title: Reiki Attunements for Cancer Patients for Relay for Life

Monday, May 19th, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:30pm - Reiki Attunements for Cancer Patients. Attunements and Information Sheets will be given to Cancer Patients for a $25.00 donation fee towards Relay for Life. Contact Lauren Bortolami to book your time slot for the attunement between the hours of 6:00pm to 7:30pm at 508-697-3113. Attunements given by Lauren Bortolami and/or other master students she has trained in Reiki. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324. For more information visit www.lauren-bortolami.com

 
Title: Spirit Medium Practice Group with Lauren Bortolami


Monday, May 19th, 2014 - Spirit Medium Practice Group - 7:30 to 9:30pm - This group is designed to help you learn your natural abilities to connect to your higher self and the spiritual realm. The cost is $35.00 with a minimum of six people and a maximum of 12. This group will be taught by Lauren Bortolami. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call Lauren to register at 508-697-3113. Held at The Reiki Shoppe, 63 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA. For more information, visit www.lauren-bortolami.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Presentation on the Amazon Rainforest




The Bridgewater Public Library will host world traveler Dana Zaiser on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30p.m. for a presentation on the Amazon Rainforest.

Dana will talk about his recent cultural and ecological cruise up the Rio Negro. The Rio Negro is one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River. Did you know there are dolphins in the river in the middle of South America? Dana will discuss the proper technique for catching piranha, among other interesting subjects during this free illustrated presentation.

Dana got the traveling bug in 1995 while on a trip to Alaska. After that trip, he and his wife traveled to Hawaii, Australia, Costa Rica, Belize, London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona. Dana was able to explore his family genealogy while visiting distant cousins in Germany. He and his wife were also involved in a shipwreck during one of their cruises in 1995.

Dana is a registered pharmacist and lives in Norton with his wife. 


The Amazon Rainforest will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level of the library. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Summer Science Academy at BSU


The Center for the Advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education at Bridgewater State University is offering a hands-on science academy focused on biotechnology, environmental biology and physics.

The Summer Science Academy offers one-week science classes for middle school students entering grades 6 through 9 in the fall.

The academy allows students to work as scientists and is designed to provide them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration. Students conduct hands-on investigations in their selected class and participate in extracurricular science activities. They also focus on the importance of science communication as they lead presentations on the last day of class.

Three one-week sessions are offered from July 7 to July 25 as follows: 

Session I, July 7-11, “Whale of a Mystery”
Session II, July 14-18, “Whale of a Mystery” or “x-STREAM Adventures”
Session III, July 21-25, “Forensics Institute of Bridgewater” or “Up in the Air: The Physics of Flight”

A program fee of $400 per week covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials. The fee does not include lunch or transportation. Limited needs-based scholarships are available. For more information and to register, visit http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/summer-science-programs or contact Maura Whittemore at mwhittemore@bridgew.edu or by calling 508.531.2575.

Easter Sunrise Service in Bridgewater


On Easter Sunday, April 20th, at 6:30 AM, a sunrise Easter service will be held at Hanson Farm, 600 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Several local churches will be leading the service; featured will be Pastor Doug Denny from the Bridgewater Baptist Church.  All are invited to attend.  

 A free-will offering will be collected for Homes for our Troops, and for Evelyn House, a family shelter in Stoughton run by Father Bill's and Mainspring House.  This event is sponsored by the Bridgewater Council of Churches.

Bridgewater Baptist Church Easter Service


 Bridgewater Baptist Church
20 Summer St.
Bridgewater MA. 02324

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. Thomas Aquinas Rummage Sale

 
Time for the Spring Rummage Sale at St. Thomas Aquinas Church
 
Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 103 Center Street
 
Clothes,shoes, jewelry, domestics, books, children's toys and bric a brac for just $2 a bag!

Monday, April 7, 2014