Monday, March 19, 2018

Evening Garden Club Meeting "Garden Potpourri"

Evening Garden Club Meeting "Garden Potpourri"

Date: March 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 9PM
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center

Garden club members will discuss their garden knowledge and successes with us. Bring your questions and notebooks! Then we will create a small cement leaf casting to use as a garden ornament for you to take home.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Annual Greater Bridgewater Women of Today Easter Egg Hunt

Greater Bridgewater Women of Today have stuffed over 10,000 eggs with delicious candy! GBWOT invites all children, to their Annual Easter Egg Hunt On Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM inside the Bridgewater Sports Complex (The Dome). Advanced payment and registration is required due to limited space. To Register, please visit: The cost is $5 per child which includes, the Egg Hunt and 2 game tickets. Doors will open at 11:00 AM for games, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny (Bring your own phone/camera) and Face Painting ($2). Additional Game Tickets for Purchase 5 for $1. The Egg hunt begins at noon. Please be sure to bring your own basket or bag. There will be great raffles and gift cards you can enter to win!

GBWOT is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local charities and community members, and foster friendships. GBWOT has established a Family in Need Fund to assist local families 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 recently deceased parent, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more.

GBWOT meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater or membership information visit the groups Facebook page and send them a private Facebook message.

BR-SEPAC - MassHealth Presentation

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm titled, MassHealth Presentation. This will presented by Lauren Almedia of CCBC and Laura Conrad-Laberinto of MassHealth.  Have you been told you should apply for Mass Health but aren’t sure if your family is eligible or what it can provide beyond your current insurance? Lauren and Laura will discuss how MassHealth can help your family and child with special needs access behavioral services such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and other Community based behavioral health services. 

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bridgewater DTC Memorial Scholarship

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is proud to announce that the application for the Bridgewater DTC Memorial Scholarship is now available.

The Bridgewater DTC Memorial Scholarship awards a graduating senior with a $500 scholarship good for their first year of college.

For a copy of the application, please email

Monday, March 12, 2018

Supporting Transgender Rights: A Family’s Journey

“Supporting transgender rights: a family’s journey” an informative discussion at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Bridgewater residents, Beryl and Vernon Domingo on Monday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.

Gender identity, transgender rights, and the discrimination that transgender people face in their daily lives will be discussed. This presentation will also include steps that transgender allies can take to advance social and legal rights for transgender people. Beryl and Vernon as parents of a transgender son will share their own personal story and their family’s journey from acceptance to advocacy.

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bridgewater Garden Club Scholarship

The Bridgewater Garden Club Spring plant sale and Holiday Greens sale help us raise money to allow the Garden Club to give scholarships to students residing in Bridgewater or Raynham that are planning to major in one of the following areas: Agriculture, Botany, Civil Engineering, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Marine Biology or Urban Planning.

Deadline is April 2nd, 2018.

Do you know any graduating high school student who may qualify? Please give them our scholarship application form above!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Library Long Range Planning

The Board of Trustees of the Bridgewater Public Library invites Bridgewater residents to join us on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm in the Flora T. Little meeting room to discuss long-range plans for the Library. We will share the results of last year’s survey and be seeking input on how the Library can best serve the needs of our community.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Join BSU for #edjustice! Sponsored by MRISJ

From March 12-23, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University will be sponsoring an exciting series of events on justice and injustice in the American educational system ( Everyone is welcome at all events in the series, which are free and open to the public, although we are asking people to register for some events which include meals. Please help us promote these events to students as well! Share/forward widely. Details at the link/URL above, and also copied below, and a flyer listing all the events is attached. Follow/like MRISJ on Facebook and Twitter for details and updates!

Monday, March 12, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Monique Morris, Ed.D.

“Countering the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Registration free but required at
The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Dr. Morris’ acclaimed book Pushout

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00-5:30 pm
Town Hall on Standardized Testing – Friend or Foe of #edjustice?

DMF Auditorium

Featuring Lisa Guisbond from Citizens for Public Schools, Monty Neill from, and Keri Rodrigues of Massachusetts Parents United

Free and open to all, refreshments provided  

Wednesday, March 14, 5:00-7:00 pm
Dinner & talk by Linda Nathan, Ed.D.

“When Grit Isn’t Enough”

RCC Small Ballroom

Registration free but required at
The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Dr. Nathan’s recent book about how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise

Thursday, March 15, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Stefanie DeLuca & Susan Lundquist

“If You Can Weather the Storm: Urban Inequality and the Transition to Adulthood”

Rondileau Campus Center, Small Ballroom

Registration free but required at

The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Stefane & Susan’s book (with Kathryn Edin) Coming of Age in the Other America

Monday, March 19, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Jack Schneider, Ph.D.

“How is Making Segregation Worse”

Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Registration free but required at

Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30 pm
Film Screening: Bully
Weygand 1047

Co-sponsored with Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)

Post-film discussion on how to reduce peer bullying in schools
Free and open to all, pizza and snacks will be provided 

Wednesday, March 21, 4:00-6:30 pm
Film Screening: Starving the Beast – The Defunding of Public Higher Education
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Co-sponsored with the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
Post-film discussion and social media advocacy with legislators
Free and open to all, pizza and snacks will be provided

Thursday, March 22, 12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch & talk by Richard Kahlenberg

“Saving Democracy By Having Rich & Poor Children Go To School Together”

Weygand 1047

Registration free but required at

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Off the Common Coffeehouse March 2018 concert

Off the Common Coffeehouse March 2018 concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 7:30 will feature the David Roth and his guest performer and good friend Ann Hills

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater MA at the U. U. Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00pm with the performers going on stage starting at 7:30pm.

David Roth
David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for three decades.

David also taught singing, songwriting, and performance at the Augusta Heritage workshops, SummerSongs (NY – where he currently serves as Executive Director), Common Ground on the Hill (MD), the Woods Dance & Music Camp (Canada), WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (NH), Moab Folk Camp (UT), Rowe Center (MA), Pendle Hill (PA), Lamb’s Retreat (MI), the Swannanoa Gathering (NC), the National Wellness Institute (WI), and for many other songwriting groups and associations around the country. David is also founder/director of the Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat and creator/host of Cape Cod’s “Full Moon Open Mic” which, for the past 12 years has provided a forum for musicians to connect and be heard while at the same time collecting donations ($14,000 to date) for local non-profits to help neighbors in need.

Surprise Guest performer Ann Hills invited by David Roth

As a singer, actress, writer, and musician Anne Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit. During her career, she has received numerous honors and awards including, most recently, the 2012 Posi Music Award in Social Justice (for the song That Kind Of Grace – co-writer David Roth), the 2009 Pennsylvania Partner’s in the Arts Project Stream grant award (she received the same grant for her 2005 premiere of The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley and in 2007 for An Evening of James Whitcomb Riley) and the 2009 – Bound for Glory live radio show favorite – Ithaca, NY. She was the recipient of the WFMA 2002 Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and The Kerrville Music Foundation’s Outstanding Female Vocalist of the Year Award (1997). Her duet children’s recording, Never Grow Up, released in 1998 with Cindy Mangsen on Flying Fish Records, was chosen for the coveted Parents’ Choice Award. Her poetic work won her Second Place in the Atlanta Review’s 1999 International Poetry Contest and her work as lyricist with jazz-artist Peter Erskine was featured in a performance by choirs from around the world at a Hilliard Ensemble workshop in Germany. In 2001 she reunited with long-time friend Tom Paxton to release a long-awaited duet recording Under American Skies for Appleseed Recordings, which won a WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Award) for “best traditional folk recording” that year. This was soon followed by another collaborative debut, Fourtold (with Michael Smith, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen) in the spring of 2003. She has been an outstanding performed over so many years.