Monday, June 30, 2014

BSU Observatory open during summer


The observatory at Bridgewater State University’s Center for Science & Mathematics will hold a public viewing night in July and August. 

The July public night is planned for Wednesday, July 16, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. A rain date of July 30 from 8:30 to 10 has been scheduled. The August event will be Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 to 10, with a rain date of Aug. 20 scheduled.

All viewings are subject to the weather, so contact the observatory hotline, 508.531.DARK (3275), to confirm the events. Check Facebook (Bridgewater State University Observatory) or Twitter @BSUObservatory a few hours ahead of time to confirm. Visit www.bridgew.edu/observatory for more information.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bridgewater State University Donates $20,000 to help fund a Comprehensive Downtown Master Plan




Bridgewater State University has donated $20,000 to the Town of Bridgewater for the purpose of funding a comprehensive downtown master plan. 

By coordinating efforts on master plans, the BSU and the Town of Bridgewater can improve the connection and integration of the campus with the downtown area with the goal of improving safety for pedestrians and calming vehicular traffic.  Improving the infrastructure will create significant opportunities for economic development as well, resulting in a quintessential university town.   Dana Mohler-Faria, BSU President, noted that this is a unique opportunity to “help to create better community access and a healthy economic environment for our students and their families, faculty, staff and administrators at Bridgewater State University as they walk, drive, shop and live in the downtown area.” 

The planning work has begun in earnest with the hiring of the Cecil Group, a planning and engineering firm.  Michael Dutton, Bridgewater Town Manager, commented that, “not only is this a chance to partner with the University on issues important to the Town, but it gives us the opportunity to expand upon the downtown planning effort.  The University and the Town have both recognized the importance of the downtown area to the well-being of both great institutions.” 

For more information about the Comprehensive Downtown Master Plan; contact gguimond@bridgewaterma.org

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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




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

Each week, kids can stop by the Children’s Room to enter our summer raffle.  Winners drawn weekly for a chance to win a string bag with books!

Summer reading program.  Kids ages 3-12 enter our summer reading program “Fizz, Boom, Read”.  Come into the library to sign up for summer reading and learn about our summer raffles.  

Wednesday, July 2: Book Bingo Registration begins, ages 6+.  Book bingo will be on Wednesday, July 16 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.  

Monday, June 7 @ 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Lego Club.  For ages 6+.  No registration, parent must remain in building.

Tuesday, July 8 @ 10:00- 11:00 a.m.:  Offered to children ages 3-6. Your child will be introduced to Spanish words, music, and stories. Each class ends with a craft. Participants should be aware this is a 6 week program beginning on July 8 at 10:00-11:00 a.m.. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration can be done by phone or online at our website. http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Tuesday, July 8 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie (PG13). Can’t tell you the title but the movie is about twelve districts.  Call the library for the title.

Wednesday, July 9 1:00-4:00 p.m.:  Drop in rainbow looming.  Know how to rainbow loom or want to try?  We have a loom and hundreds of elastics.  Come on by! Ages 5+.  No registration.

Wednesday, July 9 @ 7:00 p.m.: PJ Story Time.  Drop in and join us for bedtime stories and music! No registration required. All ages!  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 10 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time for ages 2+.  Stories and songs with a beach theme. 

Friday, July 11 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Ronald McDonald presents “Reading is WOW!” Meet Ronald and hear a story!  All ages, no registration.

Monday, July 14 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie (PG). Can’t tell you the title but the movie is the story of two princess sisters, a snowman, and some cold weather.  Call the library for the title.

Tuesday, July 15 @ 10:00- 11:00 a.m.:  Offered to children ages 3-6. Your child will be introduced to Spanish words, music, and stories. Each class ends with a craft. Participants should be aware this is a 6 week program.

Wednesday, July 16 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Book Bingo, ages 6+.  Come play bingo and win prizes!

Wednesday, July 16 @ 7:00 p.m.: PJ Story Time.  Drop in and join us for bedtime stories and music! No registration required. All ages!  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 17 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time for ages 2+.  Stories and songs with a bug theme. 

Monday, July 21:  Registration for End of Summer Reading Ice Cream party for all summer reading participants.  Ice Cream Party will be on August 7 at 1:00 p.m. Register online http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BWPL

Monday, June 21 @ 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Lego Club.  For ages 6+.  No registration, parent must remain in building.
 
Tuesday, July 22 @ 10:00- 11:00 a.m.:  Offered to children ages 3-6. Your child will be introduced to Spanish words, music, and stories. Each class ends with a craft. Participants should be aware this is a 6 week program.

Wednesday, July 23 1:00-4:00 p.m.:  Drop in rainbow looming.  Know how to rainbow loom or want to try?  We have a loom and hundreds of elastics.  Come on by! Ages 5+.  No registration.

Wednesday, July 23 @ 7:00 p.m.: PJ Story Time.  Drop in and join us for bedtime stories and music! No registration required. All ages!  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 24 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time for ages 2+.  Stories and songs with a bedtime theme. 

Monday, July 28 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie (PG). Can’t tell you the title but the movie is the story of mini-figures attempting to save the world.  Call the library for the title.

Tuesday, July 29 @ 10:00- 11:00 a.m.:  Offered to children ages 3-6. Your child will be introduced to Spanish words, music, and stories. Each class ends with a craft. Participants should be aware this is a 6 week program.

Wednesday, July 30 @ 7:00 p.m.: PJ Story Time.  Drop in and join us for bedtime stories and music! No registration required. All ages!  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 31 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Drop in story time for ages 2+.  Stories and songs with a silly theme.  

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

Annual Grandparents Day BBQ



Join us at The Senior Center
Wednesday, August 13th @ 11:30

Hot Dogs, ice cream, Wii, Hula hoop
followed by entertainment !!

$5.00 donation Kids are Free

Grandchildren not required for you to
come and have a Great Time!!!

Tickets available at The Senior Center

Friday, June 20, 2014

BYSA Registration is Now Open!


Click for a larger version. For more information, please visit www.bridgewateryouthsoccer.com.

Bridgewater Community Appreciation Night


Monday, June 16, 2014

Voices from Heaven Event with Lauren Bortolami of The Spiritual Path


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00 to 9:00pm - Voices from Heaven with Renowned Psychic Medium Lauren Bortolami at Benjamin's Restaurant, 698 Bay Street, Taunton, MA , Phone (508) 824-6313 - Arrive 5:30 to 6:00pm, Dinner 6:00 to 7:00pm, Show 7:00 to 9:00pm. Tickets Prices are $55.00 (Early Bird) to $60.00 (Regular) for the Show and Buffet Dinner which includes a Salad, Rolls, Tilapia Fish, Chicken Marsala, and a Dessert. Ticket sales may end early, the last show sold out at 75 people!
Watch Lauren channel voices she hears directly from heaven and other evidential information from angels or loved ones to prove that we are never alone. Have you been saved by an angel? Do your loved ones have something to say to you from the other side? What were their last thoughts? Lauren knows as she can go directly into spirit to find out. At the end if there is time, you will be able to ask questions, should you decide to stay on after 9:00pm. Note: By purchasing a ticket, it does not guarantee a reading. No children under the age of 16 are allowed. There are no refunds or credits for the show. This show will only allow up to 50 people for a more intimate event. Lauren will be paying partial fees for the eventbrite ticketing. Bring your ticket for check in.

Lauren is an Angel Messenger, Paranormal Investigator, Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Spiritual Teacher, and a Catholic. Lauren is listed as Featured Medium on The Best Psychic Directory with over 75 written reviews, an Expert for Eclient.com, and has been sought out by casting agencies for her unique abilities. Lauren is one of South Shore's Finest Mediums for Healthy Living Magazines Events, has been in the local news and a Guest on Journey into the Light Online Radio. Lauren helps others to develop their natural skills through her educational sessions and events at The Spiritual Path in Bridgewater, MA. To find out more about Lauren and her background experience go to her website www.lauren-bortolami.com or call 508-697-3113 for more information.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Animal Shelter


Head Games Hair Studio will be sponsoring a Cut-a-Thon on Sunday, June 22nd from 10AM to 1PM with all proceeds to benefit the Milton Animal League Shelter. The event will take place at Head Games Hair Studio which is located at 132A Broad Street in Bridgewater.

Wet/dry cuts will be $10 each. There will also be baskets for raffles donated by local vendors. Donations of blankets, towels, leashes, collars, crates or other dog necessities will be welcomed and appreciated.

For more information, please call Kristy Keith-Gendreau at 508-697-2022 or email Tina Visalli at t.visalli@comcast.net.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 35 Open House


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

GBWOT Papa Gino’s Fundraiser for Project Pack


On Thursday, June 19 from 4:00-9:00 PM please join Greater Bridgewater Women of Today for a restaurant fundraiser at Papa Gino’s in Campus Plaza to benefit Project Pack. Come enjoy some delicious pizza and present the flyer that can be found on the Events Page of the GBWOT website www.mawt.org/gbwot

And 20% of your pre-tax sale will be donated to Project Pack, a non-profit that assembles and distributes Post-Assault Comfort Kits to victims of sexual assault throughout Massachusetts. Project Pack provides survivors with a Post-Assault Comfort Kit (PACK) that was developed in an effort to provide comfort after a tragic experience and enable survivors to re-establish control over their bodies. For more information on Project Pack, visit their Facebook page. You'll enjoy a delicious meal and you'll be helping us to raise funds for an amazing organization. The fundraiser is valid for all dine-in and carry-out orders. Sorry, it is not valid for delivery orders. 

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 public and are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater please email: greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com 

For more information on the group, visit: www.mawt.org/gbwot or find them on Facebook.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Don Delutis Sr. Memorial Blood Drive


The family of longtime Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Committee member Don DeLutis is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in his memory on Sunday, June 15th from 9AM to 2PM at the Conant Community Health Center.

For an appointment, please call 800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Registration for Fall Cross Country



The Bridgewater Recreation Commission is accepting registrations for the fall, 2014 cross country running program. The cross country running program, entering its tenth season, is set to begin on Saturday, September 6. The program, which is open to Bridgewater youngsters entering grades 5-8 in the fall, will take place every Saturday morning, from 9:00-10:00, continuing through November 1. Runners will meet and warm-up at Bridgewater State University’s Tinsley Center (behind Swenson Field) and then run on the trails on Great Hill. The program will be directed by Sam Baumgarten, Kim Larcom, and Joe Gillis. Sign up forms are being distributed through the schools and will also be posted on the Town website (www.bridgewaterma.org and the track/cross country site, www.bridgewateryouthtrack.webs.com ). For additional information, contact the Recreation office at 508-697-8020 or call Sam at 508-697-6848.

For the 2014 season, a new program option will be available. Those youngsters who are interested in competitive opportunities may choose to be part of the new Bridgewater Blazers Cross Country Team. Joining the team will require an extra mid-week workout on Wednesdays, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., a commitment to attend selected cross country meets, and some additional costs for entry fees to meets, separate shirts and/or sweat suits to represent the team, and travel to meets.

Also, looking ahead, the Commission will be sponsoring the 35th annual Bridgewater Kids Road Race, tentatively set for Sunday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. The one mile race is open to Bridgewater children in grades K-8. Sign up forms for the road race will be available in the schools in early September and will also be posted on the websites.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Candlelight Rosary Procession on June 13th


St. Thomas Aquinas Parish will host the second of the 2014 season's Candlelight Rosary Processions on Friday, June 13th at 7:30 PM. The guest speaker will be Rev. Adrian Milik,

The procession is held in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. The service includes inspirational music, a Candlelight Rosary Procession led by a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima and benediction.

All are welcome. The church has ample parking and is handicapped accessible.


Strawberry Festival Suppper




Saturday, June 21, 6pm -- Homemade chicken pot pie topped with a biscuit, garden salad with homemade poppy seed dressing, Fresh strawberry shortcake. Mmmm. Eat-in or take-out. By reservation only. $15 per person.

Silent auction gift baskets, too! Fellowship Hall at Central Square Congregational Church (on the common). PM me if you want to make a reservation, or call the church office at 508-697-6016, M-F, 9-1. Just need to know how many in your party, and if it's for eat-in or takeout. Reservation deadline is June 13.

The fundraiser is for our general fund, which pays all the operating expenses for the church building. We're proud that our church is home to many community group meetings (AA, NA, girl scouts, boy scouts, brownies, cub scouts, toddler playdate groups, the Bridgewater Community Choir, and more) as well as the Bridgewater Food Pantry. The general fund pays for the electricity, heat, janitorial, supplies, and other expenses that allow us to offer the building for those uses. We love being able to open our doors to folks who need a place to meet.

So help us out for YOUR community! And enjoy delicious food at the same time! Thanks in advance for your kindness and generosity. Tell your friends!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

8 Days Until Relay for Life!

 
Just a reminder that we are EIGHT days away from the Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater. The Relay For Life is an overnight cancer fundraiser that reminds participants that cancer never sleeps.

The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater will take place on June 13-14 on the track Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School.

Schedule of Events is as follows:

June 13th - Opening Ceremony: 6pm (Survivor lap to follow)
June 13th - Luminara Ceremony: 9pm
June 14th - Closing Ceremony: 9am.

For more information on the Relay For Life visit: relay.org

For more information on the Bridgewater event visit:

Boston Marathon Celebration


Bridgewater resident Jose Colon is organizing a celebration to honor all the local residents who have ever run the Boston Marathon. Colon is the father of Bridgewater Board of Health Member Eric Colon, who ran the Marathon in 2013 and 2014.

Jose is reaching out to Boston Marathon medalists from Bridgewater, Raynham, Middleboro, Halifax, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater to invite them to the get together.

Family members, friends and the public are also invited.

The event will be held at Barrett's Ale House on June 21st at 6:30 PM. For more information, please contact Colon at bmtccolon@yahoo.com or at 352-281-3771.