Monday, December 29, 2014

Upcoming Events at Bridgewater Library's Children's Room




Upcoming programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s room:



Monday, January 5:  Registration for Winter session (January 20-March 5) of story hour begins. Preschool story time, Toddler Time and Book Babies are registration only programs and last for six weeks.



Story times offered:



* Preschool story time and craft* (ages 4-6) ….Tuesdays @ 1:30-2:15 p.m. 

* Toddler Time* (ages 2-3 with adult) ….Wednesdays @ 9:30-10:00 a.m. OR Thursdays @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.

* Book Babies (up to 24 months with adult) … Wednesdays @ 10:30-11:00 a.m. OR Thursdays @ 11:15-11:45 a.m.



 To register, call the library or go online  http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL



Drop in story times for all ages with Mrs. Davis are offered on Fridays beginning January 23 thru March 6.


Tuesday, January 6 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Triumph Inc.’s “Read Together, Grow Together” Drop in story time with Miss Nicole.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome! No registration required.


Saturday, January 10 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Children of all ages are welcome to read to Jasper, a registered therapy dog. Children are invited to bring their favorite book to read (or share pictures from) or choose one from the library. The Read to a Dog program provides a non-judgmental reading environment. This is a drop-in event.



Saturday, January 10 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  My Buddy and I: a free playgroup for children and the important men in their lives.  Ages 2-5, siblings welcome.  Sponsored by Triumph Inc.



Monday, January 12: Registration begins for My Buddy and I: a free playgroup for children and the important men in their lives to be held on February 14 @ 10:30 a.m...  Sponsored by Triumph Inc.


Tuesday, January 13 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Triumph Inc.’s “Read Together, Grow Together” Drop in story time with Miss Nicole.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome! No registration required.


Tuesday, January 20 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Triumph Inc.’s “Read Together, Grow Together” Drop in story time with Miss Nicole.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome! No registration required.


Friday, January 23 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis.  All ages welcome.  Stories, songs and finger plays. No registration required.


Tuesday, January 27 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Triumph Inc.’s “Read Together, Grow Together” Drop in story time with Miss Nicole.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome! No registration required.


Friday, January 30 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis.  All ages welcome.  Stories, songs and finger plays. No registration required.


Saturday, January 31 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie.  97 Minutes, PG.  All ages, parent must stay with child.  Call library for title.

For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Tree Pick Up


The Bridgewater Boy Scout Troop 88 is sponsoring their annual Christmas tree pick up. This fundraiser helps Troop 88 raise funds for various expenses throughout the year. Trees will be picked up on January 3, 10 and 17 and the tree pickup has a suggested donation of $7.00.

To schedule your pickup, please call or text 508-654-3585.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bridgewater Cultural Council Announces Grants


The Bridgewater Cultural Council has released its 2015 grant recipients!

Gregory Maichack
Pastel Paint like Georgia O’Keeffe
9/8/2015
Bridgewater Public Library
$455.00


Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society
Concert at Autumnfest
9/26/2015
BSU
$600.00


Bridgewater 4th of July Committee
Bridgewater 4th of July fireworks and parade
7/4/2015
Bridgewater
$1,000.00


Brockton Symphony Orchestra
BSO ‘Rule Britannia’ Concert
5/3/2015
West Midlle School, Brockton
$300.00


Angels in America
Family Night with a Magician
Feb-15
Bridgewater
$1,500.00


Stephen Collins
An Evening with Walt Whitman
3/31/2015
Bridgewater Public Library
$300.00


George H. Mitchell Elementary School
Big Ryan the Storyteller
April and December 2015
George H. Mitchell Elementary School
$1,840.00


BR Music Boosters
Music in the Parks
May-15
Agawam, MA
$500.00


Scott Jameson
Library Summer Reading Program
6/24/2015
Bridgewater Public Library
$525.00


Fuller Craft Museum
artKitchen Café Performance Series
2015
Fuller Craft Museum
$300.00


Fuller Craft Museum
[SENSE]ation Days
2/19/2015 and 4/23/2015
Fuller Craft Museum
$250.00


Soule Homestead Education Center
Joe Davies Folk Festival at the Harvest Fair
9/19 and 9/20/2015
Soule Homestead Education Center, Middleborough
$500.00


Bridgewater Middle School
Become Your Dreams: The History of Hip Hop Dance
1/9/2015
Bridgewater Middle School
$1,390.00


Elyse O’Connor
Entertainment for Seniors
2015
Bridgewater Nursing Home
$600.00


Rachel Daly
Hornithology Summer Horn Ensemble
6/15 to 8/3/2015
Saint Mary's Church, Norton
$200.00

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BR-SEPAC and The Bridge Center


The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) and The Bridge Center will be holding a meeting for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, at 7 pm there will be a lecture titled, No Sibling Left Behind. The presentors will be Hillary Dunn and Kathleen Amaral. This presentation is geared to parents of young siblings and professionals as well. The overall sibling experience (what it’s like for siblings growing up with a brother/sister with a disability), strategies to support siblings, current trends in sibling research, and the growing sibling movement will be addressed. The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. Childcare will be provided. To assure adequate staffing, please RSVP 5 days in advance if you plan to access the childcare service. To do so, please create an account at www.thebridgectr.org. For registration help, please call The Bridge Center at 508-­‐697-­‐7557 ext. 17. 


The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district. The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our website: brsepac.org or email kwaskiel@hotmail.com.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Living Nativity in Bridgewater


Please come and enjoy a Living Nativity, complete with live animals courtesy of Hanson Farm.

On the front lawn of Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square (on the common), Bridgewater

Monday, December 22, 5:30-6:30pm

Hot cocoa will be served!

Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

25th Anniversary Celebration Holiday Concert Tonight!


The Bridgewater State University Alumni Chamber Choir is presenting their 25th Anniversary Celebration Holiday Concert this evening (Saturday, December 13th) at 7PM. The concert takes place at Central Square Congregational Church and is a free event.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Electric Distrbution Through Xoom Energy


Around the Common has made the switch to obtain its electric distribution through Xoom Energy. With a competitive marketplace, you can buy your distribution through companies like Xoom but still pay one National Grid or Nstar bill. The benefit is having fixed rate, competitive per kwh pricing. Signing up is easy; all you need is your National Grid/Nstar account number and contact information:

To learn more about Xoom Energy and to sign up, please click here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BR Music Boosters Event

The B-R Music Boosters is hosting a "Dining for a Cause" night at the 99 in Bridgewater. The event will be next Wednesday, December 10th from 5-10pm. The offer is good for dine-in or take-out but participants must present the B-R Music Boosters voucher for their order to count. 

The B-R Music Boosters will receive 15% of all orders placed. 

They will also have a table set up to sell their "Heat Your Home " raffle tickets. These tickets are $10 each and the winner will receive $1000.00 in heat from their heating supplier (oil, gas, electric ...whatever!) Drawing will be held December 18th at the holiday concert at the high school.

Not Your Father's Assisted Living



The public is invited to attend a presentation given by All American Assisted Living of Hanson: “Not Your Father’s Assisted Living”, at the Bridgewater Public Library. The program is scheduled for 5:30p.m. on Monday, December 15th in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room.

The presentation will focus on a new model of senior housing, and will also highlight changes in our healthcare system for seniors and how the “new normal” has implications for seniors and their families.

Light refreshments will be available.

The Bridgewater Public Library is located at 15 South Street; parking is available in back of the library.

Bridgewater Cultural Council Meeting


The next Bridgewater Cultural Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10th from 6-8 PM at the Bridgewater Public Library. The Cultural Council will be discussing additional funding for FY 2015.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Learn to Curl on January 4


The South Shore Curling Club's next Learn to Curl session for first-time curlers will be January 4, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30 PM at the Bridgewater Ice Arena (20 Bedford Park in Bridgewater, MA).

This includes a video introduction and on-ice training, followed by a real game. All equipment is provided. Cost is $40 per person.

Unfortunately, because of limited rink availability this will be our only LTC session in the near future. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Bridgewater-Rayhnam SEPAC and the Bridge Center Presents



Exceptional Lives project summary: Exceptional Lives has developed a new online navigation tool for parents & caregivers of children with a disability. The free software tool is designed to walk parents step by step through the complex or overwhelming processes they face in caring for their child. The first process they are helping parents navigate: ensuring their families are prepared for a potential crisis or emergency involving their exceptional family member. Families will create individualized emergency preparedness plans using the software. With the assistance of Exceptional Lives and trained college volunteers, parents will walk away with an emergency preparedness plan by the end of the 45-to-60-minute session. They can then use and share their plan with other members of their child’s caregiving team, to make sure everyone is on the same page if/when a personal or public emergency occurs.

Jay O’Brien has worked in the disability field for 12 years, following positions in the US Senate in Washington and in high-tech marketing/communications in Boston. His experience includes nine years as a field office director for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Jay has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Harvard Alumni Public Service Fellow. He has a BA from Holy Cross College. 


WHEN: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TIME: BRSEPAC meeting 6:30 PM 

Lecture 7:00 PM 
WHERE: The Bridge Center
470 Pine Street 

Bridgewater, MA 02324
CHILDCARE: *Provided
ADMISSION: Free! All are welcome to attend.

*To assure adequate staffing, please RSVP 5 days in advance if you plan to access the childcare service. To do so, please create an account at www.thebridgectr.org.

For registration help, please call The Bridge Center at 508-697-7557 ext. 17

On Time Snow Plowing



On Time Snow Plowing has openings for winter snow removal customers.  

On Time Snow Plowing offers a seasonal rate of $300-$400 depending upon the size and configuration of driveways, along with a "PER STORM" rate (regardless of how many times they have to come by and clean out the snow) of either $40 or $50, based on same criteria. 

If you are interested in having On Time Snow Plowing handle your snow removal this winter, please contact Ernie to schedule your snow removal today.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Relay For Life Cookie Exchange Event



The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater Committee would like to invite caregivers, survivors, and participants in the Relay For Life to a festive holiday event. On Monday, December 8th, there will be a holiday cookie exchange in St. Basil’s Catholic Center (122 Park Ave on the Bridgewater State University) at 6:30pm. Participants are asked to bring one dozen of their favorite cookies and copies of the recipe to share. 


Creativity is encouraged and superlatives will be chosen at the end of the night. 

For more information contact Kyla Jordan at 508-897-4345.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Continues into January





The yearlong Bridgewater Community Dance Series will begin the winter-spring portion of the series on Friday, January 2.  Featuring a mix of international folk dance, and New England Squares and Contras, the sessions are held every other Friday night, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center.  Dancers may sign up for the entire 12 sessions (through May 29) for $72.  Single night attendees will be charged $8 per dance.   

For a registration form, or for more information, contact Sam Baumgarten at 508-697-6848 or 774-208-2933, or e-mail sbaumgarten@verizon.net.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GBWOT Holiday Letters




Greater Bridgewater Women of Today have made special arrangements with the big guy himself to send your child a personalized letter from Santa. Adults, college students, and even pets would also love a letter! Visit www.mawt.org/gbwot and click on the Events Page to print out and mail in an order form. For your convenience you can now order online through the group’s dedicated website and pay through PayPal by clicking here. For a $5 donation, the special person in your life will receive their own personalized letter from Santa. Funds raised will go toward GBWOT’s Family In Need Fund which is used to help local families experiencing hardships. Send the completed order form and donation to:

Santa Claus
c/o Greater Bridgewater Women of Today
P.O. Box 414
Bridgewater, MA  02324
 
Deadline for requests is December 10th. For more information email santahelper02324@yahoo.com  Letters will be mailed between December 14-20.  GBWOT is a volunteer organization which raises funds to support the needs of individuals, the community, local and national charities. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month. All are welcome to attend. For meeting location in Bridgewater please email: greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com For more information on the group, visit: www.mawt.org/gbwot or find us on Facebook.