Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Giving Tree Consignors Needed

The Giving Tree Consignment is now accepting registration for consignors for its huge Fall 
Sale September 28th and 29th at the Bridgewater Knights of Columbus. 
Please visit and click the link "Register to consign" on the home page.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

AstroGeek Presentation

Have you ever wondered what else can be seen in the nighttime sky besides the moon and a few twinkling stars? Local amateur astronomer, Stephen “AstroGeek” LaFlamme, will be speaking at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. LaFlamme will be sharing anecdotes and photographs that he has collected over the past 31 years. The audience will see backyard images of craters on the moon, distant spiral galaxies, starbirth regions, comets, exploded stars and more.

Watch a video of Jupiter’s rotation and its orbiting moons, as captured with an off-the-shelf webcam. Hear about the discovery of a “moving star” that went undetected by professionals. Hold a meteorite that is 4.6 billion years old. See the universe like you never thought possible as it is explored from a local backyard observatory.

This free program is suitable for adults, teens and children age 6 and up. Bring your questions about the nighttime sky and our universe.

“The Nighttime Sky” will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the library’s lower level, accessible by stairs and elevator. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, July 29, 2013

GBWOT Papa Gino’s Fundraiser and Lemonade Stand

Greater Bridgewater Women of Today is starting their “Feasting for Families” series of restaurant fundraisers, with Papa Gino’s in Bridgewater on Thursday, August 1 from 4 to 9 PM. Diners must present the flyer that can be found on the group’s website The group will receive 20% of dine in or carry out orders from diners presenting the flyer (offer not valid for delivery).

GBWOT is also holding a Lemonade Stand/Bake Sale on Saturday, August 3rd from 10-noon at Winter Place in Bridgewater. Come and enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade and a sweet treat. Raffles will be held for restaurant gift cards.

Both events will benefit the group’s Family in Need Fund that helps local families experiencing hardships. GBWOT is volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities, and foster friendships. GBWOT meetings are open to the pulbic and are held on the third Monday of the month. The next meeting is Monday, August 19th at 7 PM. For meeting location in Bridgewater please email: For more information on the group visit: or visit them on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Historical Room at the Bridgewater Public Library

The Historical Room at the Bridgewater Public Library will be open for visitors on Tuesday, July 30th from 2-3p.m. and from 5-6:30p.m. It will also be open on Wednesday, July 31st, from 4-5p.m. The public is invited.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Declaration of Independence

Gary L. Hylander will give a lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. His topic will be: The Declaration of Independence.

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the second Continental Congress. Never before had a new government been brought into being declaring that the very ends and purpose of government are the life, liberty and happiness of those governed. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration still captures the spirit of America’s promise to itself and to the world.

Gary L. Hylander earned his Ph.D. at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian, Thomas H. O’Connor. Dr. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a Presidential Historian, pedagogical specialist for the NEH and an adjunct professor of history and education at Framingham State University and Stonehill College. Gary is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Giving Tree Consignment Sale Looking for Consignors

The Giving Tree Consignment's huge Fall Sale will be September 28th and 29th at the Bridgewater Knights of Columbus, 582 Bedford St. Shoppers will find NEW and gently used baby and children's clothing, toys, furniture and sports equipment for a fraction of the cost of retail. Consignor registration is now open at
The Giving Tree Consignment has partnered with Mitchell Elementary in Bridgewater to raise money for the school. We would love to have you consign and shop with us!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dance Series

The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its third year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras.  For 2013/2014, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, an eleven session winter/spring series, or both.  No prior experience is required and all dances are taught. Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center.   

Dates for the fall are September 6, 20, and 27, October 11 and 25, November 1 and 15, and December 13.  Dates for the winter/spring series are: January 3, 17, and 31, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.  Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $66 for the winter/spring, or $100 ($14 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 508-697-6848, or 774-208-2933, or