Monday, October 16, 2017

GBWOT Touch-a-Truck Event


When: Sunday, October 29 (weather Permitting)

Where: Sullivan Tire-Rte. 18 Bridgewater (Please park across the street at HarborOne Bank-295 Bedford St.)

Time: 11-2 PM

Cost: $5 per person

Join Greater Bridgewater Women of Today for their annual Touch-A-Truck event hosted at Sullivan Tire in Bridgewater on Sunday, October 29 from 11-2 PM weather permitting. The cost will be $5 per person. There will be tons of trucks for the children to touch and explore! Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and there will be candy to collect at each truck. 

There will be face painting by Noodle Doodle FacePainting by Lisa, burgers and hot dogs for sale at concession stand! DJ Jeff Fowler will be spinning the tunes and you can come meet Big League Brian who will be appearing from 11-2. He's the one on stilts outside Yawkey Way at all the Red Sox games. New this year! Big Foot the Monster Truck!!

GBWOT would like to thank the sponsors of this event: Sullivan Tire, Crocetti's Market, Prisco's Market, and Wheel House Real Estate.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jenny Foxtrot Ballroom Dancing


Jennifer Kravitz has been teaching Ballroom Dancing for over 18 years. She formed a love for dancing in the late 90's when swing had made a major resurgence on the dance scene and spent 4 years teaching and competing professionally for the the Arthur Murray Dance Studio Franchise.

Jenn has been teaching independently on and off ever since with a short break to have her two children but is glad to be back on the dance floor sharing her passion for Ballroom Dance. She now offers group, private and semi-private Ballroom, Swing and Latin dance lessons at Dance Theater of New England, 25 Scotland Boulevard in Bridgewater.

For information on the latest Group Class Series starting October 23, 2017 please click here.

American Heart Association Heartsaver Classes

Healthcare Educational Resources is offering an American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR Combo course on Saturday, October 21; 9 AM-4 PM. 

This course is approved by the Department of Early Education and Care [EEC] for Group and Family Day Care providers in the state of Massachusetts.

You may take just First Aid: http://www.her-cpr.com/pediatric-first-aid/ $50
or just CPR: http://www.her-cpr.com/heartsaver-cpr-aed/ $40
or the Combo course: http://www.her-cpr.com/pediatric-combo/ $85

Other dates are available as well. The courses will be held at the:

Conant Community Health Center
5 Wally Krueger Way, [off Rt 18/28] Bridgewater.

Pre-registration is required. All interested are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Central Square Congregational Church Seeks Donations for Annual Fair

Each year, Central Square Congregational Church hosts our annual fair that includes baked goods, rummage, crafts, gifts, silent auction baskets, Christmas-themed items, and more. It also includes a turkey supper at the end of the day, in two seatings.

The fair is a fundraiser for our operating fund. Our operating fund helps to pay expenses such as heat, electricity, and staff to keep the building open. We are proud to say that our building is home to girl scouts, boy scouts, twelve-step support groups, community music groups, the Bridgewater Food Pantry, Mommy and Me programs, and more. The date of this year’s event is Friday/Saturday, November 10-11.

We would like to invite you to support this community fundraiser by donating a gift basket, item, service, or gift certificate for our Silent Auction and Pick-a-Prize Raffle, to be held during our fair at our church on November 10-11, 2017. We also accept cash donations. We encourage you to include a business card and brochure with your donation so that our attendees can appreciate your gift. And we try to support and thank our generous donors through Facebook posts, mentions in our weekly blast emails and monthly church newsletter, and the like.

We thank you for the consideration of supporting our event. If you would like to donate or discuss it further, please email us at csccforum@gmail.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery


The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of paintings titled “From Light to Life” by Robert Weinstein in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the months of October and November.

Robert Weinstein found his passion for painting while producing and directing films and television musical specials. He found the transition to paint totally natural. He studied at the New York Museum of Modern Art and with artists in the Hudson Valley of New York. He was also deeply influenced by the spontaneity and vibrancy of Canada’s Group of Seven artists.
His first public exhibit in the United States was in1981 at the  Plymouth Juried Arts Show. He has since been shown in galleries in Toronto, Cape Cod,  Boston, western Massachusetts and Nashville and his native New York, where he mounted a solo exhibit in Soho.

His works can be found with private collectors across North America and as far away as England, Poland and Israel. Many of his patrons hold multiple pieces. He has been commissioned in the U.S. and Canada

A New York University graduate, Weinstein taught communications at Emerson College and Northeastern University. He lives with his wife in North Easton where he has his studio.

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 4:00pm.

The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Off the Common Coffee House: Susie Burke & David Surett

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM will feature Susie Burke and David Surett

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater MA at the U. U. Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00 PM with the performers going on stage starting at 7:30 PM. The cost is $15.

Susie Burke & David Surett

Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Burke's vocal style is at once stunning and heartfelt, and is matched by Surette's fluid fretwork. Both are well-respected within the folk music community, as is demonstrated by the fact that they have appeared as backing musicians on numerous recordings. Many of these have come out of the New Hampshire Seacoast area, where Susie and David are based, and which has a well-deserved reputation as a haven for folk and acoustic music. 

Susie Burke has been singing on Seacoast stages since the early 80s, as a soloist, a member of several local bands, and in several duos, including one with guitar whiz Harvey Reid. Her musical tastes and influences are varied and many, encompassing contemporary and traditional folk, swing, country, topical songs, and acapella singing, with detours along the way for Broadway showtunes and classic ballads. "She possesses one of the finest, purest ballad sopranos heard in folk music today" writes Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe, noting that "her phrasing is unerringly devoted to the lyric" and that "Burke displays a gift for pulling honest emotional chords - all too rare in these clever and cynical times." Before devoting her energies to music full-time, Burke worked as a day-care teacher, and her love of kids is evident in her wonderful participatory children's concerts. 

David Surette has been performing in the Seacoast area since the mid-80s, both with Susie and with a number of other groups and musicians. He is well-known as a top-notch accompanist in New England's contra dance and Celtic music circles, and is also in demand as a studio musician. As a multi-instrumentalist, David brings a variety of stringed sounds to the duo; Folk Roots magazine notes that his "bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin playing is exemplary." In addition to performing and recording, Surette maintains an active teaching schedule, and is head of the folk department at the Concord (NH) Community Music School. He was awarded an NEA travel grant in 1994 to study the traditional music of Brittany, France, and has written a book of Celtic guitar arrangements for Mel Bay Music. Recipients of Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the NH State Council on the Arts in 1993, Susie and David are also on the Council's Touring Arts roster. They have released five albums since 1990 on the Madrina Music label, to positive response from both critics and audiences. 

Their latest recording, a duo effort titled Waiting for the Sun, was released in 2015. Together, they bring skill, taste, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music, and are bringing their music to an ever-widening circle of listeners.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

North Korea Specialist at BSU


Professor Sung-Yoon Lee of the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University will discuss the topic “How to Contain North Korea” during a special presentation at Bridgewater State University.

The Dr. Edward W. Minnock Institute for Global Engagement is presenting the talk on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room in Maxwell Library, 10 Shaw Road. The event is open to the public.

Joining Dr. Lee will be Dr. Inkyoung Kim, assistant professor of political science, at Bridgewater. The program is part of the John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker Series and is supported by the Asian Student Union and the Korean Student Association.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BSU Aviation Schedules Open House


Recruiters from more than a dozen airlines and the Massachusetts National Guard will talk to Bridgewater State University students – current and future – about careers in aviation during BSU Aviation’s annual Open House.

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct 14 at BSU Aviation in the New Bedford Municipal Airport, the event will also include tours of the facility at 1852 Shawmut Ave., the university’s 11 aircraft and hands-on flight simulators. The open house runs from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Domenic Lafauci, staff assistant for records and compliance at BSU Aviation, said 14 airlines with pilot recruiters will be in attendance in addition to a recruiter from the state’s National Guard and personnel from the regional airport.

Representatives from the Jet Blue University Gateway Program, Expressjet AP3 Program, the Endeavor STEP-to-Delta Program and the exclusive Cape Air Co-Op Program – all of which partner with BSU Aviation to offer students a direct pathway into pilot positions at the major airlines – will discuss their programs.

In these programs, student pilots begin their careers working as certified flight instructors for BSU Aviation before moving into positions with CapeAir, ExpressJet or Endeavor Airlines. The employment pathway could lead to positions at JetBlue or Delta.

“Demand for pilots is overwhelming for us to meet the national need,” said Lafauci.

In addition to the flight track, BSU Aviation also offers a track in management, where graduates qualify for positions in airport management at sites both large and small as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Every aspect of our industry is always hiring,” said Lafauci. “Unemployment shortages have been effectively closing down companies because they are unable to keep up with demand.”

BSU Aviation owns and flies 11 planes out of New Bedford – eight Cessna Skyhawks, two Piper Arrows and a Piper Seneca. The university’s CFIs and staff at the facility will be on hand to answer questions. The Precision Bears Flight Team comprised of BSU Aviation majors and Alpha Eta Rho, an aviation fraternity, will be attending.

Both the flight and management tracks in the bachelor’s degree program are designed to be completed in four years. BSU Aviation is a Restricted ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Program, which means that graduates can get into an airline position six to nine months faster than through other programs.

Presentations from BSU Aviation and the airlines will be ongoing throughout the morning. Two door prizes for those attending the event include one-hour flights aboard the BSU fleet.

The event is not only for first-time students who plan to enter Bridgewater State University in fall 2018, but for transfer students and current aviation students, Lafauci said.

For more information visit Facebook.com/BSUAviation or email Lisa Shaw at L1Shaw.bridgew.edu. BSU Aviation is AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International) accredited.

Living a Tax Free Retirement

“Living a Tax Free Retirement” workshop at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Michael Graff on October 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Michael Graff of the American Financial Education Alliance will teach you strategies for those who are preparing for retirement or are already retired.

Looking for ways to save on income taxes? Join Michael and learn how to properly allocate your assets using IRS guidelines to save on income taxes. You will also learn how to generate predictable and reliable income for life and understand the IRA ticking time bomb. By the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of asset allocation options and income distribution strategies that will enhance your tax advantaged retirement income and cash flow.

The event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Health and Public Safety Expo

From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America



“From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America” lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Aaron Krerowicz on October 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, and then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. Krerowicz believes that Kennedy’s life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles’ arrival and success. Join Aaron for a multi-media program that will explore the post-Kennedy Beatlemania phenomenon in the U. S.

Aaron Krerowicz is the United States of America's only full-time professional Beatles music scholar. ​The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Rummage Sale


The St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club will hold their Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 14, 9AM to 4PM at 103 Center Street, Bridgewater. 

Come find treasures from a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, domestics, furniture, bric-a-brac and much more. $2.00 –a-bag from 2:00-4:00. There’s something for everyone!

Upcoming Programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s Room

Tuesday, October 3 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.
Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, October 4 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, October 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.
Friday, October 6 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.
Saturday, October 7: Registration opens for Halloween Bingo. Open to ages 6+- we play with words not numbers!

Tuesday, October 10 @ 10:30 a.m.: Halloween Movie- see website for title (approx. 25 minutes) Join us for a showing of this Halloween movie! All ages with adult.

Friday, October 13 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Saturday, October 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to Jasper, our lovable therapy dog. The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.

Monday, October 16 @ 10:30 a.m.: Halloween Movie- see website for title (approx. 30 minutes, rated G) Join us for a showing of this Halloween movie! All ages with adult.

Tuesday, October 17 @ 10:30 a.m.: Halloween Movie- see website for title (approx. 25 minutes) Join us for a showing of this hard to find Halloween movie! All ages with adult.

Wednesday, October 18 @ 4:30 p.m.: Halloween Bingo! Join us for Halloween Bingo. Practice your reading skills– we play with words, not numbers. This program is for ages 6+ and registration is required.

Friday, October 20 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.
Monday, October 23 @ 10:30 a.m.: Halloween Movie- see website for title (approx. 30 minutes) Join us for a showing of this Halloween movie! All ages with adult.

Tuesday, October 24 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, October 25 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, October 25 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Wednesday, October 25 @ 1:00 p.m.: Half Day of School! Halloween Movie- see website for title (103 minutes, PG) Join us for a showing of this Halloween movie! All ages with adult.

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, October 27 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Saturday, October 28@ 10:30-12:00 p.m.: Drop in Craft: -No Carve Pumpkin You provide the pumpkin, we provide decorations. Ages 3+ with adult helper.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration. Special Halloween craft!

Wednesday, November 1 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, November 1 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, November 2 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

BSU Launches New Emergency Notification System

Bridgewater State University is launching a new system to provide emergency alerts to the campus community.

The BSU Police Department, in conjunction with BSU Information Technology Division, will be providing an additional method of receiving emergency notifications using desktop alerting software called Alertus.

The new system is part of BSU efforts to expand the ability to reach persons in their offices, labs, and classrooms. By moving beyond simple email, phone, SMS texts, public address announcements and social media, BSU is able to more fully alert and warn the campus community of situations.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., BSU will test the new alert system and some existing systems. Persons on campus will hear an audible public address. Concurrent with the siren test will be text, phone, email messaging and a test launch to the Alertus Desktop system. 

A second planned message will follow approximately ten minutes later at 4:10 p.m.

For more information about being safe before, during and after a disaster, please go to www.bsupolice.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Discover Girl Scouts

Discover Girl Scouts

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center (10 Wally Kreuger Way, Bridgewater)

Questions? Contact Ginger Hook at 617-352-0143 or ghook@gsema.org

Friday, September 22, 2017

Eagle Scout Carwash Fundraiser


Healthcare Educational Resources


Healthcare Educational Resources is an Authorized Provider of CPR, AED and First Aid Courses by the American Heart Association. Successful completion of their courses will assist you in meeting any requirements you may have, such as OSHA or Department of Early Education and Care regulations.

At Healthcare Educational Resources, their goal is to provide courses that are professional, informational, yet relaxed, and fun for all participants. Whether you are a new mother with your first child, or the head of a corporate HR department wanting to provide your employees with lifesaving skills training, they will work with you to schedule the most meaningful program possible.

Onsite courses are offered for groups of 10 or more in the greater Taunton and Brockton areas.

Ongoing courses are held at the Conant Community Health Center in Bridgewater, MA, easily accessible to cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts.

For more information about Healthcare Educational Resources, please visit their website by clicking here. You can also "Like" them on Facebook by clicking here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

BR-SEPAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm titled, Strategies for Kids with Anxiety.

Jessica Minahan will discuss how understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety and increasing self- regulation, executive functioning and self- monitoring will be discussed.

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA.

The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm.

Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// www.thebridgectr.org

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Murder! The Bridgewater Deed


The Old Bridgewater Historical Society presents Murder! The Bridgewater Deed

A full buffet with thrilling entertainment and guaranteed laughs. Seats are limited so reserve yours today. $60 per ticket or two tickets for $100.

1920s or dinner attire requested.

Saturday, September 23rd

7PM to 10PM
The Academy Building (66 Central Square, Bridgewater)

For more information, please click here or call 508-807-4140.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Travel Tuesday

Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 10th from 12:45 to 1:30 pm

Join us at the Senior Center for a travelog with presenter Gloria Moran.

Gloria will relive travel to safari camps in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Listen as she travels by safari vehicles, bush planes and Makoras to view up close and personal the magnificent animals, birds, and plants in these diverse landscapes.

Everyday was an adventure. There was never a guarantee of what would be seen, but there was never a day that disappointed.

Please call or sign up at the Senior Center on or before Thursday, October 5th at 508-697-0929

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Federalist Papers Lecture


“The Federalist Papers” an informative lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm.

Published between 1787 and 1788, the Federalist Papers are the most important American contribution to political theory. Drafted by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay, the Federalist Papers were written to gain support for the ratification of a new Constitution and to discredit the objections of the Anti-Federalists to the Constitution who feared its centralizing powers and national authority. In the Federalist Papers, Madison, Hamilton, and Jay explained the principles of the new Constitution and carefully outlined how it would work to improve the lives of “We the People” and serve to create “a more perfect Union.”

Dr. Gary Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Bridgewater Youth Basketball Tryouts


Bridgewater Youth Basketball will be conducting Boys and Girls Travel Basketball Tryouts for the 2017-2018 season starting on Monday September 18th and concluding on Wednesday October 4th. All tryouts will be held at the Bridgewater Middle School. The full tryout schedule is listed on our website at www.bridgewaterbasketball.com.

Bridgewater Youth Basketball has implemented procedures designed to make the tryout process both fair and efficient for all concerned.

1. All players trying out for one of the teams must register on line by Friday September 15th. We are asking players to register in advance for two primary reasons.

a. To plan the number of teams that might be formed at each grade level.

b. To ensure that each player’s tryouts has been fully evaluated.

2. Players will be expected to attend ALL the tryouts scheduled for their respective grade level. You must notify the tryout coordinator if an emergency prevents your player from attending all tryouts.

3. There will be independent evaluators both running the tryouts and grading the performance of tryout participants.

4. There is no cost to tryout for players who are registered in advance. Players not registered in advance for tryouts must pay a $20 tryout fee.

To register for the Travel Basketball Tryouts:

1. Go to the Bridgewater Youth Basketball website: www.bridgewaterbasketball.com

2. Click on either the “Register Online” link on the left hand menu or the orange “Register Now” button underneath the calendar

3. Select either Boys or Girls Travel Tryouts depending on the gender of your player(s)

4. Follow the instructions for registration

Thank you,
BYB Staff

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lecture: Iraqi Kurds Referendum for Independence and its Geopolitical Consequences in the Region

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Beriwan Al-Khailany, Member of Iraqi Parliament, Representative of Iraqi Kurds, and Member of Higher Education Parliamentary Committee.

Lecture: Iraqi Kurds Referendum for Independence and its Geopolitical Consequences in the Region. 

Date: Wednesday, September 20 at 12:30pm-2:30pm. 

Room: Maxwell Heritage Room at Bridgewater State University

Moderator: Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi 

Discussant: Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar, Professor and Acting Chair, Political Science Department.

Organized and sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies, Bridgewater State University 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Benefit Concert for Martin Richard Institute


The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Karidoyanes, will perform a family-friendly concert to benefit the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University.

The program, titled "Inspiration, Hope and Joy," has been selected for this occasion to celebrate the richness and joy of community. The concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater.

The concert will feature the Bridgewater State University Wind Ensemble with Dr. Donald Running directing, and cast members of the Family Performing Arts Center. Attorney General Maura Healey will narrate music from Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”

Tickets can be ordered through www.BSUTix.com in addition to the box office located in the lobby of the auditorium at 19 Park Ave.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Learn To Curl This September With The South Shore Curling Club!




It's almost curling season, and we're gearing up for a big year: the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in February, and that really gets people interested in curling. If you're ever wanted to try this unique winter sport, now is your chance!

We're having our first Learn to Curl session on Friday, September 22 at 8:40pm. The session includes on-ice training followed by a real game, and all equipment is provided. The cost is $40 per person and will be held at the Bridgewater Ice Arena.

Register This Friday!Registration opens on August 25 at noon. Visit our website (southshorecurling.com) at this time to sign up ... and please note that these often sell out quickly!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

What is Curling?Since you're on our mailing list I assume you already know what curling is. But if, while watching curling during the Olympics, you need some help explaining to your friends exactly what the heck is going on, our blog post from last Olympics will help clear things up:

southshorecurling.com/what-is-curling

Monday, August 28, 2017

Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod


Chris Setterlund to Speak on his recently released book Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod at Bridgewater Public Library on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 pm.

Thousands of restaurants have come and gone on Cape Cod over the past century. Some, however, made an indelible mark. Bill and Thelma's were hugely popular with students from the 1950s to the 1970s, often packed with locals after sporting events and dances. Starbuck's Restaurant in Hyannis featured the Chief Justice Warren Burger Burger and the Larry Bird Burger on its menu and boasted of the soup du jour, "We don't know what it is, but we have it every day." Opinions differ on how the Reno Diner actually got its name, whether from a broken sign or a local appliance company. Author Christopher Setterlund details the history of the iconic establishments of the Cape, still fresh in the memories of patrons, complete with famous recipes.

Chris is a 12th generation Cape Codder with some famous names from the area decorating his family tree. His vivid descriptions and crisp photos help paint pictures for the reader, making them feel as if they are walking in his footsteps.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public will include a book signing.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in September


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


Now thru September 2: Enter to win our Back to School basket. Win the contents of this basket and start the school year right. This basket is full of supplies perfect for child or teacher. Basket includes notebooks, composition books, pencils, Crayola markers, Crayola colored pencils, Crayola crayons, erasers, glue sticks, index cards, scissors, and more! Must see– displayed at the circulation desk where tickets will be sold. Tickets will be sold now thru September 2. Tickets can be purchased at the circulation desk for $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. Winning ticket drawn on September 5– you do not need to be present to win.


Saturday, September 2 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to Jasper, our lovable therapy dog. The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.


Monday, September 4: Closed for Labor Day.


Tuesday, September 5: Registration opens for Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole. Registration for Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole is through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208


Wednesday, September 13 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Wednesday, September 13 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.


Thursday, September 14 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, September 15 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.


Tuesday, September 19 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.


Wednesday, September 20 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Wednesday, September 20 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.


Thursday, September 21 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, September 22 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.


Tuesday, September 26 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.


Wednesday, September 27 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.


Thursday, September 28 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, September 29 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.



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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paint The-45-Million-Dollar-Flower

You can pastel paint The-45-Million-Dollar-Flower with Gregory Maichack at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, September 5th @ 5:30 pm.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Gregory Maichack, twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Award, and award-winning pastelist, presents his all-new “45 Million Dollar Flower” workshop, participants have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for just short of $45 million dollars.

Greg demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can easily pastel paint while applying techniques applied by masters. He provides hundreds of professional grade pastels, paper, & pencils.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration opens on August 21st. Register at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org under events.

Supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BSU to host Narcan training at rollout of public access program

The Bridgewater State University Police Department, in conjunction with Plymouth County law enforcement officials, healthcare and treatment professionals, will hold Narcan training at a rollout the university’s new public access program to combat the region’s opioid crisis.

The event, which is open to the community-at-large in addition to all BSU faculty, staff and students, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 12 noon in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics on Park Avenue.

Speakers include Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Chief Scott Allen of the East Bridgewater Police Department and EB Hope, Hillary Dubois Farquharson and Amanda Sandoval, both of High Point Treatment Center, BSU President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., and BSUPD Chief David H. Tillinghast, Esq.

Dr. Daniel A. Muse, who specializes in emergency medicine at Brockton Hospital Signature Medical Group, will conduct Narcan, AED defibrillator and related CPR training.

The Sept. 12 event will mark the third opioid training conducted on the university’s campus within three months. At the end of June, Bridgewater’s athletic training faculty and the College of Education & Allied Studies hosted a symposium for emergency workers and athletic trainers.

Residence hall personnel received their training in mid-August as BSU rolls out its public access Narcan program, which also includes placing the overdose-reversing drug in more than 40 AED defibrillator boxes located in academic and administrative buildings throughout the campus.

To register for the Narcan training session at BSU, visit https://www.bridgewater-state-university-police-department.ticketleap.com/the-opioid-crisis-and-public-access-narcan/ or contact Det. Sgt. Robert McEvoy of the BSUPD at rmcevoy@bridgew.edu or 508.531.2103.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Angels In America Thirty-One Fundraiser


Please contact Lisa Ghelfi at 508-697-5873 or 774-259-5872 for more information or to sponsor a cinch sac.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Belly Dance Classes


Friday, August 11, 2017

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Seventh Season


The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its seventh year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras. We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who not only enjoy the dancing (it’s great exercise!), but also enjoy the opportunity for joyful interaction with others. For 2017/2018, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, a thirteen session winter/spring series, all 21 sessions, OR may attend any dance without committing to the series. No prior experience is required, all dances are taught, and first time attendees get a free night! 

Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center. (Note: This is not a seniors’ only event.) Dates for the fall are September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 8 and 15. Dates for the winter/spring series are: January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2, 16, and 30, April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, and June 1 and 15. Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $78 for the winter/spring, or $105 ($21 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 sbaumgarten@verizon.net. Don’t be afraid to try it out, maybe get out of your comfort zone. You won’t be disappointed!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Edgewood 5K



Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club invites runners and walkers of all ages to join them on Sunday morning, August 27th, for a 3.1 mile race that will begin at Edgewood, wind through the streets of Raynham, and finish back on site.

Bib and t-shirt pick up will occur at Edgewood that day before the race, Saturday August 26th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and again the next morning beginning at 7:30 AM. The race will step off at promptly 9:00 AM.

Registration is $25 per person and the first 50 registrants will receive a free t-shirt, so act quickly... sizes are limited!

This race is open to the public and is a great way to meet fellow Bridgewater residents who are members of Edgewood and see what a great club Edgewood is!

You can register for the Edgewood 5K by clicking here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery


The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Digital Art and Photographs by Richard Hinds in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery.  The exhibition will be on display during the months of August and September. 
Richard has been taking photographs since he found his father's 1970's Konica camera when he was a teen. He got his first digital camera in 2006, first DSLR in 2011, and created Digital Musings in 2012 to share his art with the world.
Several types of images are on display, including traditional photography, high dynamic-range (HDR) photography, digital watercolors, and another unique black-and-white style. His images have been captured as far away as Hawaii and California, as well as locally around New England. Originally from Bridgewater, Richard now lives in Abington with his wife.http://digitalmusings.artistwebsites.com
An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 5:30pm.
The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Plymouth Orchestra To Perform At BSU


The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Karidoyanes, will perform a family-friendly concert to benefit the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University.
The program, titled "Inspiration, Hope and Joy," has been selected for this occasion to celebrate the richness and joy of community. The concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater.
The concert will feature the Bridgewater State University Wind Ensemble with Dr. Donald Running directing, and cast members of the Family Performing Arts Center. Attorney General Maura Healey will narrate music from Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”
Tickets can be ordered through www.BSUTix.com in addition to the box office located in the lobby of the auditorium at 19 Park Ave.
The Institute for Social Justice is named for Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon tragedy. His parents, William and Denise, are alumni of Bridgewater State where they met as undergraduates. Members of the Richard family, who are deeply involved in the work of the institute, are planning to attend the performance.
 Now in its 102nd season, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra performing a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. Under Karidoyanes’ direction, who serves as an understudy conductor for The Boston Pops, the Phil has taken its place as a cultural force in Southeastern New England.
 The Martin Richard Institute oversees the university’s social justice programs including the Bridge Partnership, a two-week college immersion program for approximately a hundred middle school students from Brockton, New Bedford and Boston; Friends and Mentors (FAM) for Change, in which Bridgewater students serve as mentors to high school students; and Jumpstart, a national early education program.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fall 2017 CERT Program


Citizens Corp Basic Training

Thursday Evenings from 6:30 to 9:00

September 14th through November 16th

Bridgewater State University

Interested in joining the volunteer Citizen Corps, but want to learn more?

Contact your local Citizen Corps Director, Dennise Caratzazzola, to get your quesitons answered and learn more about:

-What's involved in being part of the local and regional team

-What the Basic Training entails

-How you'll learn the skills to help protect your family, your neighbors and community at large when disaster strikes

Contact Dennise at Dennise@7372.org for more information or to reserve your space in the class!

Training is FREE and open to anyone over age 18!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BSU Observatory To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing


The Bridgewater State University Observatory will hold a special viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Approximately 65 percent of the sun's surface will be covered by the moon in the sky. The observatory at the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics will provide multiple ways to view the eclipse safely, including access to optical projection systems, solar telescopes with H-alpha or reflective filters and free eclipse glasses and viewing screens while supplies last.
Those attending should first stop in the lobby of the center to pick up safety information and eclipse glasses/viewers and then join viewers on the green or the fifth-floor patios for viewing of the sun. A presentation about the sun and eclipses will be held in the auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m.
The viewing will be held rain or shine. If it's cloudy, the eclipse will be streamed live in the auditorium for all to see. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7uhndp to register to attend. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. The center is located on 24 Park Ave. For more information, email mwhittemore@bridgew.edu.
 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tommy Rull, Singer/Entertainer, Performing at the Bridgewater Senior Center



Tommy Rull, Singer/Entertainer, Performing at the Bridgewater Senior Center
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 ~ 1:00 pm


The Bridgewater Council on Aging invites all Bridgewater Seniors and all others to join us on Tuesday, September 12th, at 1 p.m. for a great time with Tommy Rull and his Musical Journey Through The Years.

Tommy has had great success all throughout the Northeast doing many shows for so many audiences. The songs he sings will take us back through the years of our lives. This is an event that you should not miss. We hope to see a lot of people on this day.

Tommy’s songs include all the hit songs that we always heard on the air waves, performed by entertainers that we’ve all come to know as giants in the entertainment industry. Hear the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Michael BublĂ©, Paul Anka, Elvis Presley, Frankie Avalon, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Roger Whittaker—the list goes on and on.

Our thanks to the Bridgewater Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for funding Tommy’s Show. We hope to see you there!

Lunch to be served at 12:00. For further information and to sign up, please call the Senior Center at 508-697-0929.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Food Pantry in Desperate Need

Central Square Congregational Church Food Pantry in Desperate Need

Please consider donating to the Food Pantry at Central Square. All items are needed and can be dropped off at:

71 Central Square

Sundays 8:30am-noon
Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

The Food Pantry is open:
The 1st Monday of each month, 6-9pm and
Every Thursday from 10am-1:00pm

For more information please call: 508 697-6016

Wrap It Up! Wrap, Scarf and Sarong Workshop


Wrap It Up!  Wrap, Scarf and Sarong Workshop with Rhonda Fazio from Dyer Maker Studio at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, August 8 th @ 6:30 pm.
Join artist Rhonda Fazio from Dyer Maker Studio (www.dyermakerstudio.com) as she demonstrates the art of wrapping a scarf to suit your personal style. You'll learn many different ways to wear wraps and scarves you already own. It's as fun as playing “dress up” as a kid. Bring a scarf, wrap, or sarong you want more ideas for, and Rhonda will help you brainstorm how best to wear it!
Ms. Fazio just completed the Entrepreneurship for All South Coast Business Accelerator program and is now marketing her "Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color" workshops. She has received a number of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and works with secondary school aged children in the classroom and in her studio located at the Narrows Center for the Arts.
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in August



Enter our raffle to win a handmade Minion cornhole game is perfect for your backyard summer fun! Cornhole game latches to contain (included) beanbags when not in use. Must see– displayed at the circulation desk where tickets will be sold. Tickets will be sold June 1 thru July 31. Tickets can be purchased at the circulation desk for $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. Winning ticket drawn on August 1– you do not need to be present to win.


Now thru July 31: Enter our summer reading program “Build a Better World” Our summer reading program is open to children ages 3-12. Everyone who reads one book will be eligible to win a bike donated by Estabrook and Chamberlain Insurance Agency of Bridgewater. Last day to register for summer reading is July 31.


Now thru August 5: Summer reading participants: pick up your bike raffle ticket and enter to win a bike donated by Estabrook and Chamberlain Insurance Agency of Bridgewater.


Now thru Wednesday, August 9: Crazy summer savings at the Bridgewater Used Book Store! Children’s Books are half off from June 20 thru August 9! Take them to the beach or on vacation– no need to worry about late fees or damage! Finish off your collection or start a new one—new arrivals weekly.


Tuesday, August 1 @ 1:00 p.m.: Join us for a mini class and learn Martial Art moves with Premier Martial Arts. Recommended for ages 5-12. No registration required.


Wednesday, August 2 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 6+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. No registration.


Thursday, August 3 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, August 4 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join us for Easton Children’s Museum STEM Workshop, sponsored by Triumph, Inc. This week’s program is Build It!: Structures, motion and stability. Design and construction. Get excited about the fundamental principles of engineering and physics. Experiments with a range of different materials. Solve fun engineering problems. Ages 4 to 8. Registration required.


Monday, August 7 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for a movie about a dog who wants to rock and roll (89 minutes). All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult.


Monday, August 7 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for a movie about a dog who wants to rock and roll (89 minutes). All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tuesday, August 8 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and take– friendship bracelets. No formal instruction, work at your speed. No registration and parents may need to assist. Recommended for school age children.


Wednesday, August 9 @ 6:30 p.m.: Join us for our finale to summer reading as we present Matt Roberts, master of comedy and magic! Parents and kids can enjoy this family friendly show as we celebrate the end of summer reading. All ages welcome, no registration. We will also be drawing the winners of the bike raffle at tonight’s program.


Friday, August 11 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join us for Easton Children’s Museum STEM Workshop, sponsored by Triumph, Inc. This week’s program is Fun with STEM: Calling all future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians! Test theories
and predictions through a compilation of some of our favorite science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiments. Learn to
ask questions, define problems, construct explanations and design solutions while having fun! Ages 4 to 8. Registration required.


Monday, August 14 @ 1:00 p.m: Candy Bar Bingo. Join us for a classic game of bingo– winners take home prizes including CANDY! Ages 6+.
Registration required.


Monday, August 21 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, first movie. (PG, 152 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Monday, August 21 @ 2:00 p.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, second movie. (PG, 160 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Tuesday, August 22 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, third movie. (PG, 141 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Tuesday, August 22 @ 2:00 p.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, fourth movie. (PG, 157 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Wednesday, August 23 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, fifth movie. 10:30 a.m. (PG-13, 138 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Wednesday, August 23 @ 2:00 p.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, sixth movie. 2:00 p.m. (PG, 153 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Thursday, August 24 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, seventh movie. Part 1 (PG-13, 146 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.


Thursday, August 24 @ 2:00 p.m.: Movie about a boy wizard, seventh movie. Part 2 (PG-13, 130 min) All ages welcome, parent must stay with child. Call for movie title.



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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Housing Production Plan

A draft of the Housing Production Plan, prepared by Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC), is available on the Town of Bridgewater website/Community & Economic Development page. 

The town will host a second public meeting to discuss the plan on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers of the Academy Building.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Local Author And Illustrator Amanda McCoy To Speak At Bridgewater Public Library


Local Author and Illustrator, Amanda McCoy to Speak at Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, July 18th @ 6:30 p.m. to discuss her book “Can I See?”
 “Can I See?” is a book about visual impairments (VI) inspired by Amanda’s own personal experiences growing up with a visual impairment.  Amanda hopes the book will help children with VIs become more confident and teach readers of all ages and abilities about visual impairments.  Growing up different can be hard and Amanda wants to change that for the next generation of visually impaired students.  Come hear Amanda’s inspirational story and how she got her story published.  Books will be available for purchase and will include a signing. 
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public will include a book signing.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017



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



Now thru July 31: Enter our raffle to win a handmade Minion cornhole game is perfect for your backyard summer fun! Cornhole game latches to contain (included) beanbags when not in use. Must see– displayed at the circulation desk where tickets will be sold. Tickets will be sold June 1 thru July 31. Tickets can be purchased at the circulation desk for $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. Winning ticket drawn on August 1– you do not need to be present to win.


Now thru Wednesday, August 9: Crazy summer savings at the Bridgewater Used Book Store! Children’s Books are half off from June 20 thru August 9! Take them to the beach or on vacation– no need to worry about late fees or damage! Finish off your collection or start a new one—new arrivals weekly.


Saturday, July 1 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to Jasper, our lovable therapy dog. The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.


Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 1937 Disney Classic, 83 minutes. All ages welcome for this G rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.


Wednesday, July 5 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 1937 Disney Classic, 83 minutes. All ages welcome for this G rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.


Thursday, July 6 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Monday, July 10 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme. All ages, no registration.

Tuesday, July 11 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film, 104 minutes. All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.

Tuesday, July 11 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film, 104 minutes. All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.


Wednesday, July 12 @ 1:00 p.m.: Construction Bingo. Practice your reading skills while having fun- we play with words not numbers! Ages 6+, registration required.


Thursday, July 13 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, July 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 6+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. No registration.


Saturday. July 15: Registration opens for Book Bingo, held on July 25 @ 1:00 p.m. Ages 6+.


Monday, July 17 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme. All ages, no registration.


Tuesday, July 18 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 2017 live action story about a girl, a beast and a castle, 129 minutes. All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.


Tuesday, July 18 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie and popcorn (while supplies last). Join us for this 2017 live action story about a girl, a beast and a castle, 129 minutes. All ages welcome for this PG rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult. See library website for title.


Wednesday, July 19 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Animal Affair. Drop in anytime to meet live animals. They will be bringing us chickens, pigs, goats, bunnies and more! Children will have a chance to meet the animals and the program will be held rain or shine in our meeting room. This program is not a registration program and open to all ages. Parents should be aware that Animal Affair will be in charge of how many children are allowed in the pens at one time for everyone’s safety.


Thursday, July 20 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, July 21: Registration opens for STEM workshops held Friday, August 4 and Friday, August 11. Geared toward ages 3-8. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.


Monday, July 24 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme. All ages, no registration.


Tuesday, July 25 @ 1:00 p.m.: Join us for Book Bingo. Ages 6+. Registration required for this program.


Wednesday, July 26 @ 1:00 p.m.: Make and take snack: Edible Construction Trucks. Ages 3+ with adult. While supplies last, no registration required.


Thursday, July 27 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, July 28: Registration opens for candy bar bingo, held on 8/14. Ages 6+.


Monday, July 31: Last day to register for Summer Reading.


Monday, July 31 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme. All ages, no registration.