Thursday, May 28, 2015

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library

Tuesday, June 2 @ 7:00 p.m.: Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism with Rory Raven. TV clean, rated more for adults than children.

Saturday, June 6 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Children of all ages are welcome to read to Jasper, a registered therapy dog. Children are invited to bring their favorite book to read (or share pictures from) or choose one from the library. The Read to a Dog program provides a non-judgmental reading environment. This is a drop-in event.

Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Triumph Inc.’s “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” Story time with Miss Nicole. Recommended for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome! Registration required. http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:30 p.m.: Fit to a T: Dealing with Osteoporosis, presented by Dr. James O'Neil, PharmD. Sponsored by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative.

Tuesday, June 16 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Fun with Science for ages 3-5. Join us for free fun as your children investigate, predict, hypothesize, explore, and so much more. Discover that science is all around with hands on experiments with the Easton Children’s Museum. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this program and can be done at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Saturday, June 20: Sign up for this summer's reading program "Every Hero has a Story" begins today. Our summer reading program is open to children ages 3-12. Children read and keep track of books read in their logs. Everyone who reads one book will be eligible to win a bike donated by Estabrook and Chamberlain Insurance Agency of Bridgewater.

Tuesday, June 23 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Fun with Science for ages 3-5. Join us for free fun as your children investigate, predict, hypothesize, explore, and so much more. Discover that science is all around with hands on experiments with the Easton Children’s Museum. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this program and can be done at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Wednesday, June 24 @ 6:30 p.m.: Kickoff to Summer Reading with Scott Jameson. Join us for “Magic” with Scott Jameson. Supported from a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the MA Cultural Council, a state agency. This program is open to all ages, no registration is required.

Tuesday, June 30 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Fun with Science for ages 3-8. Join us for free fun as your children investigate, predict, hypothesize, explore, and so much more. Discover that science is all around with hands on experiments with the Easton Children’s Museum. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this program and can be done at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fit to a T: What You Need to Know About Bone Health



The Bridgewater Public Library will offer a public education program on dealing with the symptoms of osteoporosis on Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:30p.m.

“Fit to a T: What You Need to Know About Bone Health” is sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)/ The USBJI is a network of 100 professional healthcare, patient and public organizations raising awareness of musculoskeletal health, prevention education and research.

Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone condition among Americans. Nearly one in two women, and one in four men,are likely to suffer from it. Osteoporosis can be debilitating or disabling due to the high incidence of broken bones in people with low bone mass. Prevention education is essential to lowering the number of people with low bone mass and broken bones.

"Fit to a T" is the USBJI's response to the Surgeon General's first-ever report on bone health and osteoporosis. In partnership with the Public Library Association and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine this education program is called "Fit to a T" because the T-score is the measure of a person's bone density and susceptibility to fragility fracture. “Fit to a T” will be presented by Dr. James O’Neil, PharmD., owner/operator of Bridgewater Patient Advocacy and Wellness Services in Bridgewater. 


The program will be held in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bridgewater Pastor to Eat Bugs on May 31st


Pastor Ken Mantler of Bridgewater United Methodist Church has offered to eat an edible insect for every $10 (the cost of one mosquito net) donation made to the Imagine No Malaria campaign of the United Methodist Church.

The public is invited to BUMC located at 35 School Street on Sunday, May 31st from Noon to 2PM. The event is free and donations to the Imagine No Malaria campaign are appreciated.

For more information, email kathyvaci@yahoo.com or call 508-807-1597. For details about the Imagine No Malaria campaign, visit www.imaginenomalaria.org.

Friday, May 22, 2015

4th of July Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers



Not only does the Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival have a good day full of events and all but they are also seeking some volunteers on July 4th (or 5th) and “paid” volunteers.

Paid volunteers will get $100-$120 for the day, $15/hourly from 7am-to roughly 3pm. There is a need for one or maybe two. The 7am start is non-negotiable, but the day can end earlier if he/she/they would prefer.

The tasks involved will be early in the a.m. between 7am and 9am and will include setting up of chairs, tables, assisting vendors with locating their spot on the quad etc., helping with the art show setup.


Once the setup is done, the person or people would be responsible for being another set of eyes for anything that looks out of place or in need of attention.


If interested, please email Nora Tarr by clicking here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Annual July 4th Festival Calling All Artists, Crafters and Vendors



The Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival, held on July 4th (rain date of July 5th) on the grounds of Bridgewater State University is calling all artisans, crafters, artists and vendors to register for the annual festival. The children’s area will offer activities, games, face painting and a storyteller, along with the Roaming Railroad train. Performances by the Arts for Youth program, along with live music and dance will occur throughout the early afternoon. The art show with local artists will be on display with prizes awarded to a winner in each category. Registration forms will be available online at www.bridgewater4th.com or you may call 508-443-4155 for information.


The festival opens at 10:00 a.m., July 4 on the grounds of Bridgewater State University, “this is where visitors congregate immediately following the town parade”, said organizer Nora Tarr.

Bridgewater State University, as it has for the last several years, donated the use of the grounds, electricity to make this day a full day of events for families in Bridgewater and the surrounding communities. Our continuing goal is to provide as many free events as possible, and to present all types of art including music, poetry and the spoken word, dance, painting, photography, pottery, jewelry design, creative and unique clothing. Our artisans, crafters and vendors will display and sell their wares. We are also fortunate to have a display/art contest of community artists, “All types of art will be on display,” said Tarr.

For a full schedule of events for the day, visit www.bridgewater4th.com.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rory Raven at the Bridgewater Public Library




The Bridgewater Public Library is happy to announce that famed mentalist Rory Raven, author of Haunted Providence: Strange Tales from the Smallest State, will speak at the library on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00p.m.

Neither a psychic nor a magician, Rory offers a new and compelling experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. Mr. Raven will read your mind, bend your spoon, and leave you talking about it forever.

Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism! is an amazing show that’s been called “highly entertaining, funny, and clever”….. Penn and Teller, Kreskin, and Uri Gellar all rolled into one.” (Charlie Hall, “The Ocean State Follies”). What is a mentalist? A mentalist is a theatrical mind-reader: a performer who, using a variety of techniques, is able to produce results that would only seem possible by psychic or paranormal means.

Brainstorming is free and open to the public. It is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library and will be held in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Advanced business logistics training


The Advanced Business Logistics Center at Bridgewater State University’s Attleboro campus will conduct an “Improving your Excel Skills in Logistics” workshop on Tuesday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Excel is a powerful tool for inventory control, cost analysis, customer service, logistics, productivity and more, but its most useful features can be difficult to learn, use and customize. This workshop will equip students with tips, techniques, and an understanding of how Excel works.

The ABL program is led by industry expert Chuck Feldman, Executive in Residence at the university’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Feldman has a Master of Science in Management of Technology and was vice president of Logistics Systems for top 100 3PL. He uses Excel extensively to simplify data collection, analysis and reporting.

The fee to attend this workshop is $199. For more information and to register, contact Diana Jennings at Diana.jennings@bridgew.edu, or 508.531.2186. Electronic registration is required and can be found at http://bit.ly/1caK20c. The Attleboro campus is located on 11 Field Road.

Bridgewater State University, through its Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, is responding to regional and national workforce needs for training in supply chain and logistics. BSU continues its program in Advanced Business Logistics at its Attleboro campus. The program includes educational programs in logistics, transportation, warehouse operations, manufacturing and service operations, and supply chain technology.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Santander and Bridgewater State Expand Educational Opportunities for Local Middle School Students in Gateway Cities


Bridgewater State University and Santander Bank, N.A. announced today an agreement where the Bank’s Santander Universities will support the University’s Bridge Partnership Program, a residential summer program on the University campus for middle school students in the gateway cities of New Bedford, Brockton, and Boston.

Starting this summer, Santander will support the Bridgewater State University Foundation to broaden the base of educational outreach services provided by the University for the Bridge Program. Santander’s support will expand the number of students participating in the program over the next three years.

The brainchild of BSU President Dana Mohler-Faria, Bridge is a two-week residential program that has brought 500 middle school students to campus over the past three summers to experience college life. Students live in a university residence hall, take courses with BSU faculty and education majors as well as their own teachers; and tour educational, cultural and historic sites across Massachusetts.

“By collaborating with Bridgewater, we are investing in the future of these students,” said Roman Blanco, CEO of Santander Bank, N.A. “This program enables young students to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a college student, while emphasizing the importance of education. We hope the students who participate in this summer program are inspired to excel in the classroom when they return to school in the fall. ”

In addition to supporting the Bridge Partnership, Santander will also fund the new Santander Study Abroad Scholarship program at Bridgewater to increase student participation in expanded study or student teaching abroad opportunities.

BSU students will be selected as Santander Scholars on a semi-annual basis with eligibility being weighed by the degree of their documented financial need. Depending on other available aid sources, each Santander Scholar will be awarded $1,000 to $2,500.

“Providing and expanding educational opportunity in the region has always been central to the mission of Bridgewater State University,” Dr. Mohler-Faria said. “Whether it’s exposing first-in-family students to the college experience through our Bridge Program or providing a global perspective via study abroad, our new partnership with Santander enables us to expand our outreach efforts thereby enabling more students to experience life-changing educational opportunities.”

Help Paint Bridgewater Purple and Light Up the Town Common!




The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater Committee would like to invite caregivers, survivors, and participants of the Relay For Life to help with its “Paint the Town Purple” campaign. Starting May 16, volunteers are needed to help adorn purple ribbons and flyers around town and in storefronts. The goal is to spread awareness for this year’s Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater, and its message of hope.

On May 30th, residents of Bridgewater and the surrounding area are invited to Light the Common, a mini Luminaria ceremony. Luminaria is an event during the Relay For Life where participants remember people lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside personalized bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes. The same will be done around the Bridgewater Common on May 30th.

The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater is a community event bringing together teams of families, friends, religious groups, neighborhoods, and businesses, all with the goal of celebrating progress in the fight against cancer, remembering those lost to cancer, and helping fund research for the future. Residents from all surrounding towns are also encouraged to attend. The event starts on June 12 at Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School.

For more information about joining the Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater contact Monica Querzoli at maquerzoli@comcast.net, or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.