Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exciting News From the Producer of FPAC!



As we get closer to our opening night of The Wizard of Oz, I want to share some exciting news about the production. For the first time ever, FPAC will be offering a Sensory Friendly performance in the middle of our run, on Thursday night, July 25, beginning at 7:00pm. This particular performance will have modifications that serve to create a welcoming theatrical experience for children and adults who have autism or other sensory-related sensitivities.

Modifications for the performance include: Lower Sound Levels; House Lights Remains On (at a low level); Designated Quiet Areas in the building; Fewer Seats Sold to allow for standing & movement; Visual Cues given to prepare audience members for sudden/dramatic/surprising moments.

We are so pleased to be offering this special performance, and if right for you, we welcome your attendance on Thursday night, July 25. If you know of other families or friends who would love the opportunity to attend our sensory friendly performance, please help to spread the word. FPAC strives to offer high quality, wonderfully entertaining musical theater to all members of our community!

Our second piece of exciting news! On Saturday night, July 27, immediately following our performance, FPAC will host Boston-based, acclaimed cabaret performer John O’Neil, in a tribute performance to Judy Garland - “You Made Me Love You!” John will perform a short selection of iconic Judy Garland songs that we all know and love so well, including a moment or two of audience participation, as we honor the life and talent of one of the greatest musical theater performers our country has ever seen.

Lastly, The Wizard of Oz promises to be one of FPAC’s most exciting productions yet, as the audience enters the fantastical world of Oz complete with Falling Snow, Floating Bubbles, Creeping Fog, Flying Monkeys, Puppets, and a spectacular set! The world of Kansas is seen in grey and black hues, with startling, bold silhouettes, and after the cyclone? You’ll marvel at the hundreds of hand-painted poppies, charming munchkin houses, huge green and gold Emerald City Walls, and a “flaming” Wizard’s Head.

So tell your friends about FPAC’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, mention our sensory friendly production, don’t forget about the tribute performance to Judy Garland following our performance on Saturday night, July 27, and I look forward to seeing you at the theater in just a week or two!

Yours,

Lisa Troy
Producing Artistic Director, BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Handy Now Available in Bridgewater



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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bugs As A Sustainable Alternative To Meat



Nasty, but nutritious? Bugs as a Sustainable Alternative to Meat at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Blake Dinius on July 23rd at 6:30 p.m.




Join Blake Dinius, Entomologist Extension Educator from the Plymouth County Extension Program.

-Nutritive comparison of insects’ vs our common food staples (beef, chicken, fish)

-Practical applications? Insects as feed for chickens? Insects as cheap protein source for malnourished communities?

-Around the world different cultures consume insects. Why do cultural barriers exist in the United States and Europe?

-What is the future economic outlook of eating insects? Is there money in this?

(Hint: Millions)


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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Save The Date!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aspiration Bank: Changing the Way Bridgewater Banks


Aspiration Bank is changing the way Bridgewater residents can think about banking. With a full suite of products including checking, savings, investments and retirement accounts, Aspiration is an online banking solution aimed at providing customers with banking solutions the traditional banks cannot support. 

In addition to their core banking solutions, Aspiration also has a business ethic focused on doing well and giving bank and makes it easy for banking members to have their favorite charities supported by Aspiration.

To learn more about Aspiration bank and to sign up for your own account, please click here. When you establish your own account through this link, Aspiration will also deposit $25 into your account thanks to your friends at Around the Common!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Bridgewater COA Presents: A Special Trip to The Cape Playhouse



Bridgewater COA Presents: A Special Trip to The Cape Playhouse Presenting: A Chorus Line

Thursday, August 1st

Enjoy dinner at The Mezza Luna Restaurant following the 2:00 Matinee.

Bus leaves the Senior Center at 12:00 p.m.

$15.00 Donation

This trip is being offered to Bridgewater Seniors. Please call 508-697-0929 for your name to be entered into the lottery on or after July 10th.

Names will be drawn Weds., July 24th at 10:00 a.m.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Free Lemonade!


 The Central Square Congregational Church will be serving up FREE lemonade and they will also have access to restrooms during the Bridgewater Fourth of July Parade. This will be available at the UCC from 9:30 until noon-ish. Bottles of water and snacks will be sold for a nominal donation to benefit the church and its missions.  It’s going to be hot on the 4th so be sure top by to say hello and have a cool drink.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Support the Bridgewater 4th of July at this Week's Dining for a Cause




The Bridgewater 4th of July Committee is having a Dining for a Cause event on Wednesday, June 26th from 5-9 PM at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant.  

Proceeds will benefit the parade and fireworks in Bridgewater on the 4th of July.  The fireworks are not paid for by the Town and is privately supported and here is a great opportunity to enjoy a nice meal and help support the 4th of July celebration.

Please be sure to bring the coupon above to the 99 to have your meal count toward the donation!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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

June 21 thru August 13: Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store- begins with all children's books, CDs, and DVDs half off. All children’s items are now 50¢, today thru August 8, 2018.

Monday, July 1@ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. ET. (PG, 104 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Repeat showings at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 2 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook

Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 3.

Wednesday, July 3 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, July 4: Closed for the holiday.

Saturday, July 6: Registration opens for Candy Bar Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 1:00 p.m. on July 23.

Monday, July 8 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. Lego 2. (PG, 107 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 4.

Wednesday, July 10 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 11 @ 10:30 a.m.: Backyard Bugs with Entomologist Blake Dinius. An introduction to insects! Learn facts about the challenges insects face in great, big world! What insects can you find in your own backyard? All ages, no registration.

Friday, July 12 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 1.

Monday, July 15 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. A Dog’s Way Home. (PG, 96 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Monday, July 15 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie and Popcorn. A Dog’s Way Home. (PG, 96 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 16 @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Animal Affair- petting zoo. Drop in anytime between 3:00-5:00 p.m. to meet live animals. Rain or shine in meeting room. No registration, all ages.

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 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, July 19 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 2.

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog! Read him a story or just visit with him! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, July 22 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World. (PG, 104 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.
Monday, July 23 @ 1:00 p.m.: Candy Bar Bingo. Join us for a game of Candy Bar Bingo; winners take home prizes including CANDY! Ages 6+, registration required. 

Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 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, July 26 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 3.

Monday, July 29 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. Wall-E. (PG, 98 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 30 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 5.

Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.