Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bridgewater Senior Center Holiday Party


Bridgewater Senior Center Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 14th at 12:00

$5.00 Donation

Luncheon and Entertainment with Laura James

Please join in on the fun!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday/Winter Coloring

Holiday/Winter Coloring at the Bridgewater Public Library on December 20th at 1:00 pm

The popular adult activity Coloring with a Holiday/Winter theme. Use a multicolor array of pencils to color in Snowflake Mandalas, Winter Scapes or Winter Scenes of your choice. All supplies will be provided. This is a self directed program.

The events at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 5, 2016

American Association of University Women


On Saturday, December 10, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will celebrate their annual Holiday Brunch at the home of Louise Freeman, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Cady Landa, an American Fellow at Brandeis University, who will speak about Immigrant Integration, Education, and Organizational Theory. Cady received one of AAUW’s International Fellowships, which have been awarded to some 3,300 women from more than 130 nations since the program’s inception in 1917.

A second speaker is Dane Lao, an international exchange student from Cambodia who is currently studying at Bridgewater State University.

The AAUW Education Foundation is the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women students. The Scholarships support aspiring scholars around the world, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members.

Events at the Library in December

Now thru Wednesday, December 14: Mail your letter to Santa at the library!

Now: Register for Christmas Bingo (held on Wednesday, December 14 @ 4:15 p.m.). Open to school age children (kindergarten and up).

Monday, December 5: Registration opens for decorate an edible Christmas tree. This program will be held on Tuesday, December 13 @ 1:30 p.m. and is open to ages 3-5 with an adult.

Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.: Author Steven Manchester lecture and book signing.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Christmas story time with Mrs. Davis. Stories, songs and a craft. For ages 2+, no registration.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 4:15 p.m..: Mom and Me Gingerbread House decorating. Registration required. (This program is full).

Friday, December 9 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 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.

Tuesday, December 13 @ 1:30 p.m.: Decorate an edible Christmas tree. Registration is required for this program and is open to ages 3-5 with an adult.

Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:30 p.m.: Healthy Holiday Entertaining” Registration is required for this program. Join cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead of time and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss. Liz’s discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party prep simple so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Wednesday, December 14: Last day to mail your letter to Santa at the library.

Wednesday, December 14 @ 4:15 p.m.: Christmas bingo. Open to school age children, Kindergarten and up. Registration required, begins December 1. Fun prizes!

Friday, December 16 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 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.

Saturday, December 17 @ 11:00 a.m.: Join us for a classic movie, coffee and donuts. We’re showing “An American in Paris”.

Tuesday, December 20 @ 1:00 p.m.: Come on in and color your holiday stress away! Winter/Holiday theme pages. All supplies provided.

Friday, December 23 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 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.

Wednesday, December 28 @ 6:00 p.m.: Chess Club.

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Owling Dog Art Gallery

Around the Common would like to welcome Owling Dog Art Gallery as our newest Bridgewater Business Listing. We encourage you to support local business!



Owling Dog Art Gallery is a brand new gallery located at 11 Central Square, Suites 2 and 3 in downtown Bridgewater right on the common!

Find fine art, gallery-wrapped, museum-quality canvas prints and other unusual originals in this amazing Bridgewater art gallery. Owling Dog Art Gallery works daily to enhance your visual pleasure via scents, sounds and libations! Sit on the sofa by the fireplace or chat with a friend over coffee in the cafĂ©. 

Owling Dog Art Gallery is housed in a former bank of an antique (c. 1840) structure right on the common among many other shopping venues. Shoppers are welcome to come and browse for that special piece or consider a unique gift for someone important in your life. All products are made in the United States with the finest archival pigment inks, papers and processes and each print is provided to you with a Certificate of Authenticity and is signed by the artist. 

The various styles on display at Owling Dog Art Gallery include architectural, landscape, macro, portrait, street scene and still life. Owling Dog also enjoys featuring local artists and artisans who create unique items. 

For more information about Owling Dog Art Gallery, please browse their website at www.owlingdog.com and please stop by and browse the gallery to see if something speaks to you. You can also "Like" Owling Dog Art Gallery by clicking here and "Follow" them on Twitter by clicking here.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holly Day Faire


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Newtown Documentary


December 14, 2016 
6:00pm

Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center
DMF Auditorium, Room 120

24 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA 
Bridgewater State University



Academy Building Grand Opening

The Town of Bridgewater wishes to invite the community and local press to attend a grand opening of the newly renovated Bridgewater Academy Building. The grand opening, on Sunday, December 4th at 11:30 AM caps off a major three-year renovation project to rehabilitate the historic structure into usable work spaces for the Town’s administrative offices. The project was funded through capital bonding and with funds approved by the Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee. The total cost of the project was $7.5 million.

The Academy Building renovation project was conducted by Town of Bridgewater in cooperation with Tappe Architects, Bargmann, Hendrie & Archetype, Inc., and M. O’Connor Contracting, Inc. The furnishings of the interior were selected by the Town in cooperation with Workplace Management and Creative Office Pavilion. The new, modern Academy Building fountain and seating area was the collaborative effort of the Town and the Bridgewater Improvement Association. Of the new amenities within the building, chief among them are the Town Council Chambers, meeting spaces, and a state of the art energy efficient climate control system.

The Academy Building has served the community in various capacities over the last century, as a privately owned preparatory school, a high school, Bridgewater Police Department and most recently as town offices.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Healthy Holiday Entertaining



Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast presents “Healthy Holiday Entertaining” Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30 PM.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden…but it doesn’t need to be. Join cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead of time and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss.

Liz’s discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party prep simple so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992. Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org under events.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bridgewater Church to Hold Hanging of the Greens Celebration

The "Hangings of the Greens" with the Rev. Susannah Currie will be held at 10:30 AM on Sunday at Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church located at 2 Bedford Street in Bridgewater.

The public is invited to decorate the church together, sing, worship and hear stories of where Advent and Christmas traditions come from.