Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art and Green Infrastructure Presentation

Art and Green Infrastructure:

A Presentation by Eco-Artist Stacy Levy

Monday, January 29, 2018

Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA

Check-in and light refreshments: 4:30 PM

Presentation: 5 PM

We are thrilled to host Stacy Levy, a Pennsylvania-based environmental sculptor who uses art as a vehicle for translating the patterns and processes of the natural world. In this discussion, Levy will explore her projects in which she harnesses natural forces including rainwater, plants, and microbes to help create sculptural solutions for storm-water and water pollution issues. Levy’s collaborative and multi-disciplined approach to solving environmental problems leads her to engage with architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, the Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, city and state municipalities, scientists, hydrologists, fluid dynamic engineers, geologists, zoologists, and ecologists. Levy will discuss this intersectionality of civic engagement, science, art, and design, and how she finds ways to express and improve the workings of natural systems along waterways, in streets, parking lots, airports and nature centers. More info: www.stacylevy.com

RSVP to ensure seating: mkhunt@bridgewaterma.org

Sponsored by Old Colony Planning Council and the Town of Bridgewater

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Off the Common Coffeehouse

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater 

The concert this Saturday January 6th 2018 at 7:30 will feature the Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert opening for them. 

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater, MA at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00pm with the performers going on stage starting at 7:30pm.
The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs.

2015 sees a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of “West,” an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades; Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. 

Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of The Kennedys,” but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; it’s the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.

Quentin Callewaert

Seventeen year old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around.

​Classically trained, Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel and bluegrass.

It’s been an extremely busy year for this singer/guitarist, performing full shows in venues all across the North East. In order to find out how truly versatile this young musician is, you will simply have to hear him play.

This is the first season that I can remember where we didn’t have an open mic. Please keep that in mind as you come to our shows.

If you need to contact the coffeehouse to check on the status of a performance or such please call Rich at 781 294 8771.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit


Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed

The Bridgewater Senior Center is currently looking for reliable volunteers to drive for our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, which runs Monday through Friday. Many drivers feel this is a very rewarding way of “giving back.”
Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and CORI through the Senior Center.

If you would like to give back by volunteering to drive for MOW, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 508-697-0929 during business hours.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Town Councilor Vacancy - Precinct 4

At the Town Council meeting held December 19, 2017, pursuant to Ordinance 2013-001, Council President Fitzgibbons declared a vacancy on the Council and invoked the procedure to appoint a new Councilor. 

Citizens from Precinct 4 interested in volunteering to fill the vacancy should send letter of interest, no later than January 12, 2018, to the Town Clerk and Town Council Clerk at: 


or 

Town Clerk and Town Council Clerk 
Academy Building 
66 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Upcoming Programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s Room

Monday, January 1: Closed.

Friday, January 5 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 5.

Tuesday, January 9 @ 10:30 a.m.: Winter Movie: See website for details. (G, 26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.
Wednesday, January 10 @ 1:00 -2:00 p.m.: Crafternoon. “Do you want to build a snowman?” Drop in craft for ages 3-5 with adult. No registration, while supplies last.

Friday, January 12 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 6.

Monday, January 15: Closed.

Tuesday, January 16 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, January 17 @ 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, January 17 @ 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, January 18 @ 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, January 19 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 7.

Tuesday, January 23 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, January 24 @ 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, January 24 @ 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, January 25 @ 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, January 26 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 8

Tuesday, January 30 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, January 31 @ 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, January 31 @ 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.

** CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER/ILLNESS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Winter/Spring Series




The Bridgewater Community Dance Series, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras, is now in its seventh season. The dances are suitable for ages 10 and up, no prior experience is required, and all dances are taught. 

Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Dates for the winter/spring 2018 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. Cost for the full, winter/spring season—13 sessions—is $78 per person. 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 sbaumgarten@verizon.net. Also, check the Facebook page here.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Belly Dance Classes by Amar

BELLYDANCE COURSES BY AMAR

4 Week Basic Beginner Bellydance
Saturdays, January 6 – 27
(Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27)
11:30-12:30pm
$48 for 4 Weeks

8 Week Polishing the Basics Bellydance
Wednesdays, January 10- February 28th
(Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
6:00-7:00pm
$96 for 8 weeks

8 Week Continuing Bellydance
Wednesdays, January 10- February 28th
(Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
7:00-8:00pm
$96 for 8 Weeks

Maha Yoga Center
992 Bedford St. Bridgewater, MA
508-697-3273 or 508-697-3592 (pre-registration required)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

BR-SEPAC Presentation

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 pm titled, Basic Rights. 

Learn how special education law can support your child and understand your rights so you can effectively collaborate with your professional partners. 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 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// www.thebridgectr.org by January 1st.