Monday, June 24, 2019

Support the Bridgewater 4th of July at this Week's Dining for a Cause




The Bridgewater 4th of July Committee is having a Dining for a Cause event on Wednesday, June 26th from 5-9 PM at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant.  

Proceeds will benefit the parade and fireworks in Bridgewater on the 4th of July.  The fireworks are not paid for by the Town and is privately supported and here is a great opportunity to enjoy a nice meal and help support the 4th of July celebration.

Please be sure to bring the coupon above to the 99 to have your meal count toward the donation!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Upcoming Programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s Room

June 21 thru August 13: Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store- begins with all children's books, CDs, and DVDs half off. All children’s items are now 50¢, today thru August 8, 2018.

Monday, July 1@ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. ET. (PG, 104 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Repeat showings at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 2 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook

Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 3.

Wednesday, July 3 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, July 4: Closed for the holiday.

Saturday, July 6: Registration opens for Candy Bar Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 1:00 p.m. on July 23.

Monday, July 8 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. Lego 2. (PG, 107 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 4.

Wednesday, July 10 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 11 @ 10:30 a.m.: Backyard Bugs with Entomologist Blake Dinius. An introduction to insects! Learn facts about the challenges insects face in great, big world! What insects can you find in your own backyard? All ages, no registration.

Friday, July 12 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 1.

Monday, July 15 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. A Dog’s Way Home. (PG, 96 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Monday, July 15 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie and Popcorn. A Dog’s Way Home. (PG, 96 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 16 @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Animal Affair- petting zoo. Drop in anytime between 3:00-5:00 p.m. to meet live animals. Rain or shine in meeting room. No registration, all ages.

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 18 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, July 19 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 2.

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog! Read him a story or just visit with him! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, July 22 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World. (PG, 104 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.
Monday, July 23 @ 1:00 p.m.: Candy Bar Bingo. Join us for a game of Candy Bar Bingo; winners take home prizes including CANDY! Ages 6+, registration required. 

Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 25 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, July 26 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 3.

Monday, July 29 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. Wall-E. (PG, 98 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child. Popcorn while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 30 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 5.

Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Quilts by Coastal Quilt Artists




The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Quilts by Coastal Quilt Artists in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the months of June and July.

Coastal Quilt Artists (CQA) is a group of artists who celebrate art quilting. They meet regularly to share ideas, techniques, and creative ways to the art of quilting. Using fabric as their medium, the group promotes critical feedback for its members resulting in an excellent support system for each member's original work.

Current members of Coastal Quilt Artists are:

· Jane Ashbrook, Hyannis, MA

· Lynne Conover, Abington, MA

· Janet Dye, Bridgewater, MA

· Kathleen Keenan, Taunton, MA

· Penny Myles, Hingham, MA

· Graciela Piccolo, Plymouth, MA

· Mary Lou Schwinn, Cotuit, MA

· Pat Smith, Marshfield, MA

· Bobbie Sullivan, Plymouth, MA

· Diana Svahn, Plymouth, MA

· Marge Tucker, Norwell, MA

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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Taste A Book Club



Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast cooking demonstration at the next “Taste A Book” club meeting on Tuesday, June 25th @ 5:00 pm.

Space is limited. Registration is required which includes bringing a dish.

A very special Taste a Book Club!! We will be having Liz Barbour from the Creative Feast who will be giving a cooking demonstration! This month the selected cookbook is "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof" by Ina Garten. Stop by and borrow a copy. Call the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting to share. You must register and bring an item from the cookbook in order to attend.

Liz will guide participants through a discussion and share her experiences with a variety of recipes featured in the cookbook. You are welcome to share your cooking experiences with the group and to ask Liz any cooking questions you may have. Following the discussion Liz will demonstrate 2 recipes from the cookbook and share the tasty ins and outs of each. Generous samples will be available for all.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992. Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

The event, which begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by calling the library at (508) 697-3331.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Old Bridgewater Historical Society Lecture Announced

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will host a lecture at the Memorial Building on Wednesday, July 24th entitled The Radium Girls: the ghosts with glowing halos. Shellie Karol-Chik, president of OBHS, will present the lecture.

Beginning in 1916, girls as young as 11 were hired to paint watch faces and aircraft dials for WWI airplanes with glow-in-the-dark paint. Unknowingly, the girls were subjected regularly to the radioactive radium contained in the paint they used, and within years would become victims to its lethal effects. Dying young, these women would leave behind more than their young children and winnowed husbands – they would leave an enduring legacy and save thousands, if not millions, of lives.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., will focus on the “Radium Craze” of the early 1900’s, the struggle of these women to be recognized as victims of industrial poisoning, and the companies’ attempts to discredit them.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. A $5 donation is suggested.

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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Well Art Show


































The Well: A Center for Hope and Healing has partnered with the community to raise awareness about Mental Health through an art project titled “Art + Healing”. Over 50 brave and talented artists of all ages have come together to create unique 10 x 10 inch paintings which will be on display at The Better Bean in Bridgewater for the month of June. 

This art exhibit was created through art therapy groups for children and teens as well as community paint nights hosted at The Well and led by Art Therapist, Jenny Murphy, LMHC, ATR-BC. Individual paintings are available for purchase at $25 each proceeds go to the Tana Keating Fund which provides financial assistance to those in need of services offered at The Well. 

“We’re incredibly proud to have joined so many in our community to be a combined voice in speaking out to raise awareness for mental health and wellness,” said Katherine Forbes-Smith, President and Founder of The Well. “It’s important that our friends and neighbors know that there is help available and the more we talk about it, the more people will hear.” 

There will be an Art Show Opening Celebration on Friday, June 7th at The Better Bean from 4pm-6pm, free for all to attend. Art work will also be on display and available for purchase at http://www.visitthewell.org/art-show.

Bridgewater's Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.



There are many ways to properly retire the American Flag and this is a great opportunity for scouts to learn one of them.

The Vet's Club of Bridgewater, 85 Cottage St., will hold it's annual Flag Retirement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10:00 a.m. They encourage Girl Scouts, BSA Scouts, and the community to attend and participate.

If you have any flags that need retiring, please either bring them that morning, or drop them off at the Vet's Club beforehand. They have a "mailbox" for flags needing retiring next to their "member's entrance" on the Rte. 18/28 side of the building. If you have a large number of flags to retire, you may leave them in a box or bag.

The Vet's Club provides cold drinks and hot dogs for attendees.

Scouts should wear their uniforms (Class A for BSA) for the ceremony but may want something more casual (Class B for BSA) for after the ceremony.

Please remember to apply/bring sunblock! You do not have to stay until all of the flags are retired, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like. You may also want to bring a camp chair as there is no outdoor seating.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Social Security Workshop at the Bridgewater Public Library

Social Security Workshop at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Michael Graff on June 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Join Michael Graff of SOFA-The Society for Financial Awareness to discuss Social Security Benefits.

The Social Security Benefits course offers information for people nearing retirement and interested in learning more about Social Security claiming options and when to file for benefits. Social Security represents the foundation of retirement income, and properly coordinating it with other income and asset sources is critical to establishing a retirement cash flow that will be enough to last throughout retirement. We will also review the changes to Social Security enacted as part of the Bi-Partisan Budget Act. This law made sweeping changes to claiming options and strategies that need to be understood before filing for benefits.

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bridgewater Democratic Caucus on Saturday


The Bridgewater Democratic Caucus will take place this Saturday, June 1st, at 9AM.

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 9AM
Location: Bridgewater Academy Building (66 Central Square)

Candidate for US Senate Shannon Liss-Riordan is scheduled to join us for the caucus. The Democratic caucus is open to all registered Democrats living in Bridgewater and caucus attendees will be voting on delegates and alternates to attend this year's Democratic Convention.

Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.

The Bridgewater Kids Road Race is Back

After a three year hiatus, the one mile, Bridgewater Kids Road Race, open to Bridgewater children in grades K-8, will be staged again this coming fall, on Sunday afternoon October 6 th , at 2:00 p.m., on the campus of Bridgewater State University. 

The race was a fixture in Town from 1980 through 2015, a 36 consecutive year run. The 37th edition is being conducted under the aegis of Bridgewater State Athletics (track and cross country teams), with support from Northeast Race Management, Colonial Road Runners, and the Bridgewater Police Foundation.

Be on the lookout for on-line sign-ups in late summer and early fall.

For more info, contact race director, Sam Baumgarten, at 774-208-2933, or sbaumgarten@verizon.net.