Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Parking Ordinance Hearing

On 02/27/18 the Town Council will consider for action Ordinance D-FY18-007: Parking Ordinance. Click here for Notification Document and Ordinance

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bridgewater Garden Club Meetings

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold two meetings this month at the Senior Center, 10 Wally Kruger Way. The day meeting will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28th. Dr. Rosemarie Caetano, D. C. And garden club member will speak on “Back Healthy Gardening.” Come and learn how to keep your back and joints healthy while still enjoying the pleasures of gardening. She will get everyone up to perform some easy exercises and movements that will benefit everyone, no matter your age or state of health. Come join the fun!

The evening meeting will be on “Carnivorous Plants” with Zachary Kashgagian from the Carnivorous Plant Society. He will introduce us to carnivorous plants of the world with emphasis on those native to New England. We will tour his garden at a later date. The meeting will be on Monday, February 26th at 7PM.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

RFP: Professional Community Preservation Consultant Services

The Town of Bridgewater invites proposals for the purchase of Professional Community Preservation Consultant Services. Proposals must be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state and Town laws and regulations and must comply in all respects with the instructions, conditions, specifications and other requirements in the Request for Proposals bid packages which can be obtained from the Office of the Town Manager, Municipal Office Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA 02324 (508-697-0919), or Procurement@BridgewaterMA.org

Bids in sealed envelopes shall be marked “PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CONSULTANT SERVICES” and delivered to the above address by Friday, February 23, 2018, at noon. 

All bids must be submitted on official town bid forms when provided. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of forty-five (45) days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, after the actual date of opening of the bids. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive minor informalities or irregularities in any bid, and to make an award in any manner consistent with the law and deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Bridgewater. 

The Town Manager will execute a contract with the successful proposer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mother Son Dance

New Added Event for Wacation Week at the Bridgewater Public Library

Thursday, February 22 @ 11:00 a.m.: Come and meet Izzy, a registered therapy dog. Visit with Izzy and read a story- therapy dogs love to be read to! The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sign up for South Shore Curling Club's March Learn to Curl

You're watching curling on the Winter Olympics, aren't you? You're saying to yourself: "That looks like fun, how hard can it be?" (The answers: it is a lot of fun, and it's easy to learn but difficult to become a great curler.) Now you can find out for yourself!

Our next Learn to Curl session will be held at the Bridgewater Ice Arena on Friday, March 23 from 8:40–11:00. Space is limited and this will sell out, so sign up quickly! The cost is $40 per person (ages 18 & up).

How to Sign Up

Registration opens on February 15 at noon — visit southshorecurling.com then and click "Learn to Curl in March" to go to the sign up page.

...and if you miss out on this one, we'll try to have more chances for you to try curling as the ice arena and club volunteer time allows!

Jenny Foxtrot Latin Dance Class Series

Jenny Foxtrot is launching a Latin Dance Class Series. Please see the flyer below for information and signup for the class series by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Music Alley is Gearing up for Another Fabulous Season!

If you have enjoyed Music Alley and have been thinking of becoming more involved in your community perhaps one of the following will spark your interest…

Friends of Music Alley are seeking the following:

Music Alley Board Members: The Board meets a few times a year to make decisions about the direction of Music Alley. Board Members participate in various committees and promote Music Alley, among other duties. If you are interested in getting involved in steering Music Alley, please go on our website and download the FOMA Board Member Application (www.bridgewatermusicalley.com). If you know of someone who may be a perfect fit, please pass on our information.

Sound Engineer
: This may sound more technical than it is. We have the equipment (PA Head, Speakers, Cables, Stands, Stage Monitors). We just need someone who is able to commit to every Thursday late afternoon during our concert season (beginning June 7th) to get the equipment to Music Alley, set it up, stay during the performances, in case there is an issue, and take it down. You do not have to be a Sound Engineer, just demonstrate your knowledge of the equipment etc. This is a paid position. Please go on the website (www.bridgewatermusicalley.com) and email us your contact information with a note of your interest.

Volunteers: We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Performance Assistants during the season: possible duties include: collecting donations, selling products, making small announcements, setting out chairs etc., tidying up at the end of performances.

Fundraising Committee: We need people to serve on this committee and help us reach our financial goals. Music Alley, as you know, is a non-profit and relies solely on the generosity of our neighbors. We are seeking several people to help us in our fundraising efforts.

Programming: We are seeking volunteers who would like to participate in making sure the events that take place in Music Alley are ready to roll: Coordinating the Performance Assistants (mentioned above); making sure that each event has enough volunteers; procuring any drinks or snacks that we might sell and making sure there are volunteers to sell them; setting up and taking down. Basically we need a team at the ready to get us ready!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Black Lives Matter Movie Series at First Parish

Black Lives Matter Film Series at First Parish UU Church, Bridgewater

50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

First Parish Social Justice Committee and co-sponsored with 
Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect

The fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.

Feb. 27 - 13th: 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).

March 27 -  42:  In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

April 24 - Detroit: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

May 22 -  I Am not Your Negro: Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.

AAUW Scholarship

The AAUW Taunton Area Branch is offering a $500.00 Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship for college students. Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Southeastern Massachusetts who will be entering the junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2018 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls.

For an application, download at http://aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/Taunton/ or contact freemanlou@aol.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

The American Association of University Woman (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political