Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jay and Diane Enos Poetry Reading

The Bridgewater Public Library will host Jay and Diane Enos on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. for a Poetry Reading.

Words to Sea is a new work from husband and wife collaborative duo Jay and Diane Enos. It is more than just a book filled with poems and photographs. It is a book filled with feelings and emotions, capturing the spirit of Cape Cod. Jay is a longtime poet and lyricist and Diane has translated her love of the beauty and tranquility of Southeastern Massachusetts into photographs.

Jay and Diane will present their new book, read some poetry and they will also be available to sign their books which will be on sale for patrons.

This program will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the library’s lower level, accessible by elevator. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Upcoming Children’s programs at the Bridgewater Public Library for June

Saturday, June 1 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Library Lion.  Come and listen to Library Lion, visit with the lion “PAWS” and have a lion treat.  Drop in program, all ages welcome.  Sponsored by the Lions Club.

Monday, June 3 @ 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.:  Lego Club.  Ages 6+.  Registration required.  BR High School Robotics team members will be demonstrating Lego Mindstorms.

Friday, June 7 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Triumph Inc’s “Read Together, Grow Together”, Drop in story time, ages 4-5, (siblings welcome).

Tuesday, June 11 @ 10:00 a.m.:  Storyteller Davis Bates presents a story and song in celebration.  All ages, no registration required.  Sponsored by the Friends.

Wednesday, June 12 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Drop in and create a Father’s Day card.  No registration. All ages.

Friday, June 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Triumph Inc’s “Read Together, Grow Together”, Drop in story time, ages 4-5, (siblings welcome).

Saturday, June 15 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Big Ryan’s Tall Tales.  Join us for stories by Big Ryan.  All ages, no registration required.  Sponsored by the Friends.

Friday, June 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Triumph Inc’s “Read Together, Grow Together”, Drop in story time, ages 4-5, (siblings welcome).

Saturday, June 22:  Summer reading registration begins.  Be one of the first 50 to register and get a special prize.

Tuesday, June 25 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Summer Reading Kickoff with Magician Scott Jameson. All ages! No registration! Supported from a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the MA Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thursday, June 27 @ 1:00 p.m.: Animal show performed by Creature Teachers! Theme is “Digging Critters”. All ages, no registration. Sponsored by the Friends.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

2013 Elder Law Education Program

Tuesday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m.

The Bridgewater Senior Center will  host guest speaker, Eric R. Oalican from the Elder Law Firm of Oalican Law Group.

Mr. Oalican is an attorney specializing in representing the legal needs of the elderly and disabled. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, dis-ability and long-term care planning. He is a frequent lecturer and published author in his field and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys  and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations.

Mr. Oalican's presentation will discuss the following:
The Differences between the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.
Protecting Your Home from a Medicaid Lien.
Strategies to Protect Life Savings from High Costs of Long-Term Care.

This is a Free event. If you would like to join us for lunch, Chicken Parmesan for a $3.00 donation

Please call 508-697-0929 to sign up more information

Saturday, May 25, 2013

We Band of Angels

By Elizabeth Norman

Announcing the One Book One Community book, Fall 2013, We Band of Angels. Join us in reading about one of Bridgewater’s own, Helen “Cassie” Cassiani who was among a group of army nurses in WWII to be cap­tured on the islands of Bataan and Corrigedor by the Japanese. We are planning many fantastic events as well as a visit from the author. For event information visit www.bridgew.edu/ucp/onebook.cfm

Friday, May 24, 2013

America's Little Angels Preschool Open House

America's Little Angels Preschool is having an Open House on Wednesday May 29 from 5-6:30 PM. They have a 2 and a 3 day, 4 hour program available and offer a deployed military, sibling and multiples discount.

America's Little Angels Preschool is located on Pleasant Street in Bridgewater.

Family 5K Trail Run/Walk to Support One Fund Boston

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Registration: 9:30am
Run/Walk Start: 10:30am
Great Hills Trails at Bridgewater State University

Lend your support to One Fund Boston by coming to Great Hill Trails to run or walk. The course takes you through the serene and scenic trails at BSU. Music and refreshments for all participants following the race. Parking and registration at the far end of the Tower Lot on Great Hill Drive.

100% of proceeds will be donated to One Fund Boston
Register today! $10 under 16, $25 adult entry or $60 per family

Register online: http://weareboston.eventbrite.com or send a check payable to One Fund Boston along with entrant’s name(s) and contact information to Stephanie Oliari at 350 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

Contact Stephanie Oliari at sloliari@gmail.com or Susan McCombe at smccombe@bridgew.edu for more information

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dining for Habitat for Humanity

Help Habitat for Humanity build a decent, affordable home on Highland Street in Easton by eating dinner at Papa Gino's. As a way to raise funds for the home being built for a Bridgewater family, Dining for a Cause is planned. 
On May 30 between 4-9 p.m., bring in the voucher at www.sshabitat.org and the Habitat home in Easton will receive 20% of your pre-tax total bill. Carry out or dine in at Papa Gino's on Rt. 138 in Easton (excludes delivery and coupons.) With an extensive menu of cold and hot sub sandwiches, salads, pasta specialities, and pizzas in every variety, your family will truly enjoy dinner between baseball practice, dance lessons, and the final days of homework.
Please help out and give yourself that "feel good" feeling for helping a terrific cause. Tell family, neighbors, co-workers and friends to attend too. For any questions about the dining fundraiser, call 508-238-2531.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Closet Smarts

Emily Neill of Closet Smarts will be at the Bridgewater Public Library at 7p.m. on Wed., May 29th at 7:00 p.m. Emily specializes in addressing the challenges of finding the right styles and cuts of clothing to help maximize your fashion impact without being a slave to trends.

Stop putting off building a wardrobe until you lose those last elusive ten pounds. Get more deliberate about fashion choices that enhance your personal style regardless of your budget or body type. Emily’s approach is not about what’s fashionable now, but how to look great given your lifestyle and sense of self. Using images from her book Closet Smarts, she will demonstrate how to cultivate the best version of you.

Emily was working on a PhD in Feminist Theology at Harvard Divinity School when she stumbled upon her true calling, which is helping those around her feel more confident and empowered from the outside in. She founded the company “Closet Smarts” and has since worked with hundreds of women in their own closets to find a personal style that is both flattering to their real figures and inhabitable for their real lives. Her website is www.closetsmarts.com.

Signed copies of Emily’s book will be available for purchase after the talk.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Do you have a middle school student with nothing to do this summer?

Our Whale of a Mystery program is one week learning and immersion program where the students will be involved in solving a forensic mystery involving a local fish market that may be selling illegal whale meat. They will be learning useful scientific procedures and protocols such as running protein gels; learning to use micro pipettes, gel electrophoresis boxes and spectrophotometers; practicing gross anatomy and microscopy; and learning how to maintain proper laboratory etiquette. Mid week the students will go on a whale watch and have the opportunity to observe, in their natural habitat, the animals they have been studying. At the end of the week, at a "congressional hearing" for their peer and parents, they will present their findings; display a poster they have made with their team mates; and speak briefly on the importance of the Whale Conservation and Protection Act, the role of recycling in the protection of marine mammals and ideas for improving the living environment for whales in the wild.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dine for Habitat Home

A family in Bridgewater has been selected as the newest to own a decent, affordable home being built by Habitat for Humanity. As a way to raise funds for the home on Highland Street in Easton, Dining for a Cause will happen at several area restaurants. Help Habitat for Humanity build by eating dinner at 99 Restaurant in Easton.
Kicking off a month of Dining opportunities will be 99 Restaurant on Rt. 123 in Easton. On May 20 between 5-10 p.m., bring in the voucher at http://www.sshabitat.org/ and Habitat will receive 15% of your take-out or dine in bill excluding tax and tip. Stop in at the bar and have some outrageous potato skins. Maybe you want to try the new Strawberry Blueberry Chicken Salad for a refreshing meal. Leave room for a cup of decaf and the towering midnight fudge cake.
Please help out and eat dinner on May 20; take-out or dine-in. Any questions about the dining fundraiser can be addressed to Local Partnership Committee member Lisa Jessick at 508-238-2531. Please tell family, neighbors, co-workers and friends to attend too. Let's raise the roof, literally.

Monthly Meeting of GBWOT

Monthly Meeting of GBWOT

May 20th 

7:00 pm

Monthly meeting of Greater Bridgewater Women of Today. A civic volunteer group organizing events and fundraisers to help the community. Meeting location changes monthly. For meeting location in Bridgewater please email: greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com.

Working Together: Parent and Professional Collaboration

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council presents:
Working Together: Parent and Professional Collaboration

 The presentation will feature the importance of and necessity for developing good parent/professional relationships while negotiating through the special education maze.  Practical strategies for accomplishing this will be provided. This program is designed to assist participants in facilitating positive interactions between parent and professionals.

Lecture presented by Barbara Domingue from Community Autism Resources and Janet McTarnaghan from Director of Comprehensive Consulting, LLC.

 Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

7:00 PM

Lecture Hall (2nd Floor)

BR High School

Lectures are free and everyone is welcome.