Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Beatles: Band of the Sixties


“The Beatles: Band of the Sixties” lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Aaron Krerowicz on October 11th at 6:30 p.m.
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

Aaron Krerowicz is the United States of America's only full-time professional Beatles music scholar.  ​ In November 2011, Aaron won a research grant through the University of Hartford to study the band and since has presented his findings more than 250 times throughout the US and England. His full list and history of programs can be found in the document "Educational Presentation Repertoire" at the bottom of this webpage. www.AaronKrerowicz.com

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

BSU Partners With American Museum on Natural History in Graduate STEM Certification

A new, online graduate certificate in science education offered by Bridgewater State University in partnership with the American Museum on Natural History (AMNH) is enrolling for the fall II semester that starts Oct. 31.

Through its online Seminars on Science program, AMNH has been offering graduate courses on science education for the past 15 years. The BSU partnership has been created with the needs of Prek-12 educators in mind who want to update their pedagogical skills in science.

Educators taking the courses can be eligible for professional development points (PDPs). Participation in the classes offered by AMNH is not restricted to educators. However, to earn the graduate certificate from Bridgewater, participants need to have a bachelor’s degree.

Four courses will be required to complete the certificate and each course will count as a full three-credit course from Bridgewater. Anyone interested can sign up at learn.amnh.org. After taking the course, receiving a final grade and a certificate of completion, a participant can apply for graduate credit at Bridgewater.

For more information about the Bridgewater certificate, contact the College of Graduate Studies at 508.531.1300 or visit http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/seminars-on-science.

GBWOT Community Yard Sale


When: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Winter Place, in front of Gabriel Construction, 785 Bedford Street, Bridgewater
Clean out your closets and garages and make a little extra cash for the holidays! The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today are having a huge community yard sale on Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The sale will be located behind Winter Place, in front of Gabriel Construction at 785 Bedford Street. The cost to set up a table and sell your items is $20.00. 

Please contact Danielle Bovill at daniellebovill@gmail.com to reserve a space. Each table is asked to donate one item to GBWOT's table. Most proceeds from the sale of those items and table fees will go towards the GBWOT Family in Need Fund. 

The Family in Need Fund has been established to help assist local families who are experiencing hardships. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 50 families in various ways, including supplying gift cards to families with an immediate family member in the hospital, providing photography services to families with a terminally ill parent, providing meals and Christmas gifts to families with a parent s recently passed away, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more.

GBWOT Community Yard Sale


When: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Winter Place, in front of Gabriel Construction, 785 Bedford Street, Bridgewater
Clean out your closets and garages and make a little extra cash for the holidays! The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today are having a huge community yard sale on Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The sale will be located behind Winter Place, in front of Gabriel Construction at 785 Bedford Street. The cost to set up a table and sell your items is $20.00. 

Please contact Danielle Bovill at daniellebovill@gmail.com to reserve a space. Each table is asked to donate one item to GBWOT's table. Most proceeds from the sale of those items and table fees will go towards the GBWOT Family in Need Fund. 

The Family in Need Fund has been established to help assist local families who are experiencing hardships. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 50 families in various ways, including supplying gift cards to families with an immediate family member in the hospital, providing photography services to families with a terminally ill parent, providing meals and Christmas gifts to families with a parent s recently passed away, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Dream in Islam from Qur’anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration


On Behalf of the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), you are cordially invited to attend the following lecture:

Title: The Dream in Islam from Qur’anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration
Speaker: Prof.(Ph.D) Iain R. Edgar, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:00pm
Room: DMF Mathematics and Science Center Auditorium Room 120

Presented by the Center for Middle East Studies CMES, and co-sposored by the Anthropology Department.

Dr. Iain R. Edgar, Emeritus Reader in Anthropology, University of Durham, UK. Dr. Edgar is the author of ‘The Dream in Islam from Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration. He is an expert on the anthropology of the imagination and culture and dreaming. His recent study and research has been on the issue of the true dream tradition in Islam and beyond.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bridgewater Resident John Balutis To Play At Autumnfest


Bridgewater resident John Balutis will be playing at Autumnfest this Saturday at Bridgewater State University from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  He will also be joined by his daughter Abby who will sing a few songs.  Please check out his Facebook page by clicking here.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

The FUNctional Home - School On Wheels Fundraising


The FUNctional Home will be collecting new school supplies for School on Wheels of Massachusetts on September 24th at the Bridgewater Business Association’s AUTUMN-FEST on Bridgewater State University’s Campus. All donated school supplies and backpacks must be new. (Event details – www.autumnfest.net )
MOST NEEDED ITEMS –  Quality new backpacks for boys and girls in grades K-12
ITEMS NEEDED TO FILL BACKPACKS
  • Colored Pencils
  • Boxes of Pens
  • Washable Markers (8 pack)
  • Crayons (24 pack)
  • Zipper Pencil Pouches
  • Square Root Calculators
  • Glossy Pocket Folders
  • Notebook Dividers
  • Rulers (soft touch or flexible)
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Three Ring binders – (1½ inch)
  • Wide Ruled Filler Paper
  • Flash Drives

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Flora T. Little Art Gallery


September, 1 - October 31, 2016 at the Bridgewater Public Library

An exhibit of Photographic Artwork by Joe Kennedy; "Bodie Ghost Town - State of Arrested Decay", is on display in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery at the Bridgewater Public Library. 

Bodie is an original mining town from the late 1800’s. What’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay” which means the buildings are protected but not restored. The “town” was designated a state historic park in 1962, and is maintained by the California State Parks System.

We are proud to host this gorgeous collection of black-and-white photographs.