Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Poetry Excursion

The public is invited to attend a poetry program at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 14th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Poetry Excursion: Let Us go Then You and I will be presented by Rev. Dr. Gordon Postill.

Poetry Recitations provide a kind of “excursion” format to ponder and discuss such themes as adventure, hope, death, friendship, and grief. After each recitation, there will be an opportunity for personal and group reflections about what the poems may have evoked.

The recitations include poems by William Shakespeare, Mary Oliver, W.H. Auden, Jane Kenyon, and other renowned poets. A complete list of the poems will be provided at the end of this 90-minute introspective, yet also interactive process.

The content and format have been specifically designed for both poetry lovers in general as well as for anyone else who appreciates exploring core aspects of the human condition.

Ordained by the United Church of Canada in 1980, Dr. Postill is a Board Certified Chaplain who has provided spiritual care to hospice patients and their families since 1991. He has been the Chaplain of Old Colony Hospice in Randolph for the past twelve years and lives with his wife Robin in Duxbury.

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Invitation to Bridgewater State University's Presidential Fireside Chat ~ April 6, 2015

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Register today by visiting: https://bridgew.edu/fireside

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Derek Gunn: Mixed Media Exhibit

The Bridgewater Public Library is currently hosting an exhibit by Derek Gunn: Mixed Media, in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibit will continue through the end of April.

Derek Gunn is an independent researcher, Fortean theorist, palindromist, and artist. He grew up in Marshfield, where he graduated high school in 1985. He is currently working on his first book: Amazing Massachusetts. Derek’s art has been exhibited in many places around the South Shore and in Boston and Cambridge. He has done design work for the Brant Rock Family Festival, the Historic Gov. Winslow House and the Fessenden Centennial Celebration. In 1990 he designed the cover of Faith Jean’s “A Brant Rock Scrapbook” that was included in Marshfield’s 350th time capsule.

An Artist’s “Meet and Greet” will be held in the gallery on the second floor of the library on Saturday, April 4th, from 11a.m. – 1p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The library’s gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Spring Vendor Fair

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Story of America’s Female Patriots

The Story of America’s Female Patriots
Film Screening and Talk Back Session

Date: Thursday April 2, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM

Location: Heritage Room, Maxwell Library Room 103
Light refreshments will be served

Bridgewater Academy Lions Craft Fair This Saturday!

Bag It Viewing at Bridgewater Public Library

In observance of Earth Month, celebrated annually in April, the Bridgewater Public Library is hosting a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary “Bag It” on Monday, April 13th at 6:30p.m.

“Bag It” follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

The documentary explores these issues and identified how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

For more information about the Bag It movement, go to : http://www.bagitmovie.com/bagittown.html.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GBWOT Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 4th
Where: INSIDE the Bridgewater Sports Complex (The Dome)
Doors Open at 12 PM for Games, Photos w/Easter Bunny, Raffles, Face Painting.
Egg Hunt begins at 1:00 PM 

Advance Registration is required due to limited space
To Register, email: daniellebovill@gmail.com

Cost is $5 per Family which includes: Egg Hunt, 4 tickets for games, 1 Photo w/Easter Bunny
Bring your own Basket/Bag!

Concessions Available

Greater Bridgewater Women of Today have stuffed over 5,000 eggs with delicious candy! GBWOT invites all children, to their Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th. The Doors open at 12 PM for games, photos with the Easter Bunny, Raffles, and Face Painting. The Egg Hunt begins at 1:00 PM. There’s no need to worry about the weather this year, as the event will be held inside the Bridgewater Sports Complex (The Dome). A huge thank you to the Dome for donating the space to us! Advance registration is required due to limited space. 

To register please email: daniellebovill@gmail.com The Cost for the event is $5 per family which includes the egg hunt, 4 tickets for games, 1 photo with the Easter Bunny. Concessions will be available. Children should bring their own basket or bag and get ready for a fun-filled event! Enter to win raffles for a ride to a Bridgewater School in a Police Car, a weekend get-away to a Quechee Vermont Condo (courtesy of Jane McCarthy/Wheel House Real Estate), and Gift Cards to Prisco's Market, 99 Restaurant, Salon Fusion and much more!

Troop 31 Paint Night Fundraiser

Sunday March 29th at 2:00 PM at the Polish Club on Spring St., Bridgewater.

Come join us as we Paint with Artastic Paint Parties, to raise money for Bridgewater Boy Scout Troop 31. Proceeds will be used to reduce the cost to send the boys to Washington DC. Lots of Fun!! Please RSVP to reserve your spot. Cash only, and there will be a cash bar provided, a door prize for every ticket bought and a 50/50. Please bring a snack if you would like.
Tickets are just $35.00 for tickets for the event.

Contact Marion Ritz at: mritz129@hotmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rita Dziergowski Scholarship Application Available

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce that the application for our Rita Dziergowski Scholarship is now available. This scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior looking to further their education in college.
For a copy of the requirements and application, please email bridgewaterdems@gmail.com.

Better Business Bureau Presentation

Please join us at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 7th, for a presentation by the Better Business Bureau: Scams, Fraud & Identity Theft. This presentation will cover the most common tactics scam artists use, the major red flags to watch out for, and the precautionary steps consumers can take to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.

The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit public service organization that provides free business BBB Reliability Reports, BBB Charity Reports and other valuable information to the public.

This free program begins at 6:30p.m. in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. Parking is located in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, March 23, 2015

GPS Soccer Camp Scheduled for April Vacation


Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is pleased to announce their GPS Soccer Camp that has been scheduled for April vacation here in Bridgewater.

The soccer camp will be a fun filled, technical based soccer camp will be good way to get the kids of Bridgewater out of the house and keeping active over the April break. GPS clinics are a great place to learn new skills and more importantly have a lot of fun! GPS offers several options for soccer players from age three (3) up to the U14 players and clinics include both half-day and full-day soccer options.

For more information about the clinics to be held in Bridgewater, please click here and be sure to register ASAP!

Youth Spring Track Program Registration

Bridgewater Recreation Commission is still accepting applications for the spring track and field program, open to Bridgewater youngsters currently in grades 5-8. The program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., beginning on April 27 and continuing through June 17, and will take place at the Bridgewater State University track and field facility at Swenson Field. The program will be directed by Sam Baumgarten, Kim Larcom, and Joe Gillis. Sign up forms have been distributed through the schools, and completed applications should be returned to the Recreation Commission. The form is also posted on the Town website, http://www.bridgewaterma.org/Government/Depts/Recreation/.

For additional information, call Sam at 508-697-6848.