Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ousamequin Woman's Club of Greater Bridgewater to Host Banquet

The Ousamequin Woman's Club of Greater Bridgewater will host its 2016 annual banquet on May 2nd ar 11:30 AM at Atina Asian Bistro in West Bridgewater.

Guests are allowed to attend with an advance registration fee of $20. The banquet will feature a buffet and new officers will also be sworn in.

For more information, please click here.

Split Bill at Off the Common Coffeehouse

The folk duo of Andy and Judy split the bill with Lied To's for a concert at Off the Common Coffeehouse on May 7th at the First Parish Universalist Church in Bridgewater.

Admission is $13. For tickets, please call Rich Mosley at 781-294-8771.

Andy and Judy Daigle combine the complexity of classic folk guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, bass and percussion that resonates through their three CDs.

The Lied To's blend folk and rock and country-tinged music that focuses on relationships.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Autism: The Musical

Mike Shea's Coffee Joins Around the Common

Around the Common would like to welcome Mike Shea's Coffee as our newest Bridgewater Business Listing! We encourage you to check out Mike Shea's Coffee today and to always shop local!

Mike Shea started Mike Shea's Coffee because of his love for great coffee and a belief that specialty coffee needs to be tasted by more people at a fairer price.

Shea's family learned the coffee business and listened to their customers and experimented with single origins and roasting formulas to develop our smooth tasting flavorful Premium Coffees.

Today, Mike Shea's Coffee focuses on maintaining the quality and integrity from their original roasting profiles. Guiding the process of transforming a green bean into a deliciously roasted bean with fantastic aromas and rewarding tastes and knowing that someone is enjoying their coffee every day is a great feeling that Mike Shea's Coffee prides themselves on.

The Shea family has one unified desire… roasting the best coffee for their customers and always pledging to price their Specialty Coffee at a Fairer Price.™

For information about some of the amazing roast of coffee Mike Shea's Coffee has to offer including Ethiopian,Columbian and Costa Rican along with some great flavored options like Pecan Pie or Sweet Caramel, please check out their website by clicking here.

You can also connect with Mike Shea's Coffee on Facebook by clicking here and follow them on Twitter by clicking here.

Upcoming Events at the Children's Room at the Bridgewater Public Library

Upcoming programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s room:

Tuesday, May 3 @ 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Drop in for an exciting story time with Miss Emily. Ages 3+ with adult. No registration required.

Wednesday, May 4 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies lapsit program for ages infant to 24 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration required.

Wednesday, May 4 @ 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Drop-in Story for all ages children must be accompanied by an adult. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, and stories based on a weekly theme. No registration required.

Thursday, May 5 @ 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Book Babies lapsit program for ages infant to 24 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration required.

Friday, May 6 @ 10:30 -11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole. Week 2. Geared towards ages 3-5. This literacy based play group teaches children about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Call Nicole to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 201.

Author Ron Suskind at BSU

Mark your calendars and save the date!  Ron Suskind the author of Life, Animatedwill be at Horace Mann Auditorium on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pmLife, Animated is our One Book One Community book for this Spring 2016.

Please join us as we hear first-hand from Owen Suskind’s father, Ron Suskind, about how the family learned to communicate with Owen (who became autistic  at age 3) through Disney movies’ heroes and side-kicks.  Find out what Owen is doing now – you’ll be amazed!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

District Meeting with Town Councilor Sandra Wright

Meeting with Town Councilor Sandra Wright. Bring your questions and concerns. All are welcome.

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: VFW 40 Orange Street, Bridgewater

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summer Science Academy

The Summer Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2016. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

Session I runs from July 11-15; Session II runs from July 18-22; Session III runs from July 25–July 29.

The program fee of $400 per week is for classes for students entering grades 6-8. For students entering grades 9-12 the program fee is $490 per week. All applicants are encouraged to apply early, since space is limited. Regular applications are accepted in the order in which they are received and are confirmed on a continuing basis until all the openings are filled. A limited number of need based scholarships are also available.

Additional information may be found by going to the BSU website:

BR-SEPAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) and Friends of Williams will be holding a meeting for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 pm. A lecture titled, Ben Speaks. Judy Giovangelo shares her story of powerlessness as a child, raising and losing a mentally ill child to suicide and the journey of reclaiming her life through the power of choice. She brings a message of hope, inspiration, positive psychology, tools to reduce stress and grow emotional resiliency in homes, schools and the workplace and is a voice for change to create a kinder world through empowering others.

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center, 470 Pine St, Bridgewater, MA. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: 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 facebook page or email

1796: America’s First Presidential Election

“1796: America’s First Presidential Election” lecture presented by Historian and Professor Gary Hylander on May 10th at 6:30 PM.

With 2016 being a presidential election year, join us as we examine the nation’s first “real” presidential election. After all, no one was going to challenge George Washington for the job. With Washington’s retirement, Federalist John Adams squared off against his former friend and Republican opponent, Thomas Jefferson.

Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

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