Friday, August 16, 2019

BSU Senior College Launch Celebration Event! You're Invited!



Please join Bridgewater State University on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the Bridgewater Public Library (Flora T. Little Room) located at 15 South Street in Bridgewater. Celebrate with them and learn more about their new Senior College program. 

Delicious refreshments will be served. The Senior College program will offer six-week classes taught by university faculty and local experts that are targeted to those ages 50 and older. Please invite a friend, neighbor, or family member who you think may be interested in the Senior College.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hikes Through History


"Hikes through History" with author Alison O'Leary
Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who had been there before you?

In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites with you through this hour-long program.

Using maps and historic photos, she describes several day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Massachusetts. Special effort is made to include varying levels of difficulty and a variety of scenery. A book signing will follow the program.

Alison is a longtime journalist, public speaker, and the author of three books, including Inns and Adventures: A History and Explorer’s Guide to New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires, coauthored with Michael Tougias. Their other coauthored nonfiction book is So Close to Home: The True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival in WWII. For more information see www.alisonoleary.com.

No registration required. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Old Bridgewater Historical Society to Host Shakespeare in the Park


The Old Bridgewater Historical Players are proud to present a rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the War Memorial Park in West Bridgewater on Sunday, August 18th. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs. Food and refreshments will be available on site for purchase. The event begins at 4 p.m.; entertainment begins at 5 p.m.

The event is free and the public is invited. Suggested donation: $5. A Rain Date is scheduled for August 25th at 4 p.m.

War Memorial Park is located on River Street in West Bridgewater.

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and the city of Brockton. The OBHS Memorial Building is located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. For more information, visit the OBHS website at www.oldbridgewater.org.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hikes Through History

Hikes through History with author Alison O’Leary at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who had been there before you?

In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites with you through this hour-long program.

Using maps and historic photos, she describes several day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Massachusetts. Special effort is made to include varying levels of difficulty and a variety of scenery. A book signing will follow the program.

Alison is a longtime journalist, public speaker, and the author of three books, including Inns and Adventures: A History and Explorer’s Guide to New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires, coauthored with Michael Tougias. Their other coauthored nonfiction book is So Close to Home: The True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival in WWII. For more information see www.alisonoleary.com.

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

Friday, August 9, 2019

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Ninth Season




The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its eighth year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras.

We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who not only enjoy the dancing (it’s great exercise!), but also enjoy the opportunity for joyful interaction with others. For 2019/2020, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, a thirteen session winter/spring series, all 21 sessions, OR may attend any dance without committing to the series. No prior experience is required, all dances are taught, and first time attendees get a free night! 

Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center. (Note: This is not a seniors’ only event.) Dates for the fall are September 6 and 20, October 4, November 1, 15, and 29, and December 6 and 20. Dates for the winter/spring series are: January 3, 17, and 31, February 7 and 21, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17, May 1 and 29, and June 5 and 12. Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $78 for the winter/spring, or $110 ($16 savings) to sign up for both. Single night attendees will be charged $8 per dance. Dance leader, Sam Baumgarten, professor emeritus at Bridgewater State University, has over 40 years of teaching experience and continues to teach classes at BSU in folk, square, and contra dance.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, contact Sam at 774-208-2933, or
sbaumgarten@verizon.net. Don’t be afraid to try it out, maybe get out of your comfort zone.

You won’t be disappointed!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

EEE Notice



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Exhibit in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery: Visual Conversations


On display during the months of August and September.

Is it possible to have a conversation without words? Seven photographers, Deb Ehrens, Lisa Redburn, Paula Laverty, Jean Schnell, Estelle Disch, Diane Collins and Karla Bernstein were going to find out.

This exhibit explores communication via the exchange of images rather than words. The conversation was initiated by one photographer sending an image to a second photographer, who “responded” by sending one of her images to the next, and so on. When they received an image, they had no context or knowledge of the previous images. As soon as they finished one round of the circle, they began another round, but changed places in the circle. A conversation was “complete” once each had the opportunity to respond to each of the others (seven intersecting circles). Individually, it was inspiring and challenging! Did they want to do something similar or change the conversation? What was most significant about what they were seeing? Did they respond to the subject, the color palette, a shape, the quality of light, a ripple on the water, a feeling? Would an image convey an emotional response? Should they create a new image or search files for a good fit?

The work exhibited presents one complete conversation and short runs from other conversations. As a viewer, what do you see? Do you understand their responses? What surprises you? Gather some friends and try your own visual conversation!

Meet and Greet the Artists in the Flora T. Little Gallery on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.



Learn to Curl on September 6th and 13th


Learn to Curl with the
South Shore Curling Club!

Learn to Curl on September 6th and 13thWe'll be teaching new curlers at two Learn to Curls on Friday, September 6th, 2019 and Friday, September 13th, 2019 from 7:15 to 9:15 PM at the Bridgewater Ice Arena. The session includes on-ice training followed by a real game, and all equipment is provided. More information is available on our website.

The cost is $45 per person. Sign up on our website before it sells out!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Registration for TOPS Fall Soccer is Open!!





TOPS (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-14 years with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition.

TOPS is open to any child with a disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spinal Bifida. It may be necessary to provide a doctor's permission slip in order for your child to participate. Participants must be born on or after September 1, 2005 and on or before January 1, 2015. (U6-U14). Participants are not limited to the town of Bridgewater and this is a no cost program.

The season will begin on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and continue every Saturday for eight weeks. Each game/practice will be held at the Flagg Street fields at 2:30 p.m.

Please check out our website for details!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Old Bridgewater Historical Society to Host Shakespeare in the Park



The Old Bridgewater Historical Players are proud to present a rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the War Memorial Park in West Bridgewater on Sunday, August 18th. 

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs. Food and refreshments will be available on site for purchase. The event begins at 4 p.m.; entertainment begins at 5 p.m.

The event is free and the public is invited. 
Suggested donation: $5. 

A Rain Date is scheduled for August 25 th at 4 p.m.

War Memorial Park is located on River Street in West Bridgewater.
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and the city of Brockton. The OBHS Memorial Building is located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. For more information, visit the OBHS website at www.oldbridgewater.org.