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 Bublé, 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.


Monday, June 26, 2017

BSU Observatory Open For The Summer



The observatory at Bridgewater State University has scheduled a series of free public viewing nights for people of all ages during the summer.
 
The facility will be open Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on June 28, July 12 and July 26. The time shifts to 8:30 to 10 p.m. on August 9 and Aug. 16. Staff will show viewers constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters and are always responsive to questions about astronomy.
 
For more information, contact Jamie Kern at 508.531.2093 or email jkern@bridgew.edu. For weather cancellations, call the hotline at 508.531.DARK or check the observatory’s Facebook page or Twitter @BSUObservatory.
 


Saturday, June 24, 2017


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

WHEN: July 24-28, 9a.m.—12p.m. 
WHO: Preschool-entering Grade 6 
WHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 103 Center Street, Bridgewater 
COST: $40.00 per camper. Checks should be made out to St. Thomas Aquinas. 

Forms available at church and online at www.stthomasaquinas.com

Bridgewater State Aquatics Summer Youth Swimming Lessons


The BSU Aquatics Department will be hosting our annual Swim America Youth Swimming Lesson Program and registrations are now taking place for all summer sessions.
Session 1 (July 10 -- July 21, 2017)
Session 2 (July 24 -- August 4, 2017)
Session 3 (August 7 -- August 18, 2017)
Please follow this link for registration information: 
Or please feel free to contact the BSU Aquatics Department at 508-531-2327 or email our program director (Michael Caruso) at: mcaruso@bridgew.edu
SIGN UP TODAY!
THANK YOU!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Well: We're Hiring


Dear Friend of The Well,
Here at The Well, the start of summer has brought joy and excitement as the view out of our big picture window in our waiting room displays the beauty of summer foliage and blue skies.  Our waiting room continues to be bustling throughout the summer months with kids, teens, adults and families who visit us for support and care.  
We have entered a season of transition as we have begun a search for a new Executive Director of The Well.  We are excited by the possibilities of finding a new Director that will continue to lead The Well toward growth and expansion of services to allow us to serve the many clients who walk through our doors in need of help.  The Director is charged with the role of overseeing day to day operations at The Well as well as working with the Board of Directors to oversee the strategies for growth and development.
We are looking to our friends of The Well to help us find the right person for this important role. Would you consider helping us in this search?  Go tohttp://www.visitthewell.org/hiring to view the job description.  All interested and qualified candidates can send their resume and cover letter to my email atkforbes-smith@visitthewell.org.
We appreciate your prayers and support during this time of transition as we expect this season to bring The Well more opportunities to serve those in need.
Blessings,
Katherine Forbes-Smith, FNP-BC
Founder and President of The Well: A Center for Hope and Healing

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Music Alley Kicks Off Second Season



As the combined harmony of a fiddle and acoustic guitar drift out across Bridgewater’s Town Common, a passerby pauses to listen at the black arch alongside the historic Town Hall. Inside, a woman bounces her knee in time to the music, while others pull out their smartphones and hit Record. Nearby, children are dancing and skipping around the paved stones, in front of a makeshift pizza stand where Bruno’s Pizzeria is selling discounted slices.

It’s hard to believe Music Alley, so full of life and vitality, was once abandoned, overgrown, and littered with trash. Last year, a small group of visionaries spent over a month constructing and transforming the bleak landscape into a public space for the community to come together and appreciate music. The inaugural season was so successful that performers began requesting to book time for the following year.

I think it’s pretty wonderful to have a nice solid structure now that we’re into year two , says Christopher Frye, the President of Music Alley’s Board of Directors. I think that’s even better because we get to continue to do what we’re all passionate about for the community.”

Matt York opened and Sparrow Blue opened Music Alley’s second season on Thursday, June eighth. “We’ve never been here before, said Katy Boc of Sparrow Blue, but really love the idea of the community coming together in a space to show music.”

Now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Friends of Music Alley exists to provide support and coordination of performers and others while using Music Alley. It works in partnership with the Town of Bridgewater which owns and maintains its infrastructure, and holds the entertainment license. Like many on the Board, Frye is a musician himself. “I just love music so much that any chance to bring it out of the woodwork to people I will just endorse that and do everything I can for it.”

Ann Cavanaugh and Billy Mulligan take the stage on Thursday, June 15. For more information visit bridgewatermusicalley.com


Schedule of Performers
June 15 Ann Cavanaugh (Celtic, Folk, Pop, Rock, Country, Indie, traditional) & Billy Mulligan (Singer/Songwriter) playing as a duo

June 22 Bag of Blues (Blues) & Gordon’s Law (Acoustic, Country, Folk Rock)

June 29 Unholy Mackerels (Pop, Classic Rock, Bluegrass, Contemporary Hits, & more)

July 6 Kristen Long (Singer & Piano infusing Soul, Jazz, Folk & Broadway)

July 13 Step Back Band (50s/60s/70s Rock Hits) & Henry The Juggler

July 20 Butch McCarthy & The Gentlemen of Leisure

July 27 First Act: Four in A Row (50's/60's era rock & roll band, wide range of covers & originals) Second Act: In Spirit (Classic rock)

August 3 The Just Two Trio (Banjo/Bass/Guitar) & In Spirit
August 10 Professor Harp (Blues/Soul/Rock & Roll)

August 17 First Act: The Basement Savers (Classic rock) Second Act: Radio Silence (Classic rock)

August 24 Male Bonding Band (Acoustic/Sax etc, wide range of music)

August 31 Andy & Judy (Folk) & Roxanne Pepe (Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic)

September 7 Whiskey in the Jar (Americana, folk, bluegrass, Celtic and rock covers and originals)

Bridgewater Raynham Special Olympics Volleyball


The Bridgewater Raynham Grizzlies Unified Special Olympics Volleyball Team won a silver medal at the Summer Games at Harvard University. 

The team practiced for two months developing and refining their skills. The progress that they made in such a short time was incredible. The BR Grizzlies demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship, and selfless play!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir



Local resident Michael Anthony presents his book “Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 27th @ 6:30 pm.

Michael spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician. After his service in the Iraq War, he earned a BA in English Literature from Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University.

In this dark humored War Memoir, Michael discusses his return from war and how he defeated his PTSD. It is a must read for any veteran, or anyone who knows a veteran, who has returned from war and suffered through Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Civilianized” has recently won the 2017 Massachusetts Bay One Book Award.

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

B-R Science Olympiad Fundraiser at Chipotle


Bridgewater-Raynham Regional HS's Science Olympiad team is raising money to buy kits for next year's competitions. Please help support them by going to Chipotle in Raynham on Rte. 44 Monday night. 

Bring the flyer, show it on your phone, or just mention the fundraiser when placing your order and they will donate 50% of your purchase! Thank you!

Summer Recreational Program



Monday, June 26, 2017 THRU Friday, August 18, 2017

3, 4, OR 5 DAY ENROLLMENT PER WEEK

Monday through Friday 8:30 - 12:30

LOCATION: Legion Field – Cottage Street Parking Lot

Program fees: $15.00 per day 1st child; $10.00 per day each child thereafter, with a $35.00 family maximum. A $ 5.00 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE PER FAMILY IS DUE WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE PROGRAM along with your 1st week payment. Registration may be made by mail or at the field after the program begins, as space allows. Registration forms are available at the Recreation Office, the Children’s Room of the Bridgewater Public Library, the Senior Center, or online at Bridgewaterma.org. Residents of all towns welcome.

Program held inside school on rainy days.

Friday, June 9, 2017

GBWOT Lemonade Stand


When: Saturday, June 10

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Where: Winter Place in front of Citizens Bank

The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today hope you will come out to Winter Place this Saturday, June 10th from 10-12 and enjoy a glass of lemonade and a sweet treat to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer in Memory of Shannon Crowley.

GBWOT is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities, and fosters friendships. Please consider attending the group’s future events and help the group give back to Bridgewater and the surrounding communities. GBWOT meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month. For information on future events and meeting location in Bridgewater email: greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com or message them on Facebook.



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bridgewater-Raynham Marching Band Car Wash


The Bridgewater-Raynham Marching Band is hosting a car wash Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Prisco's on Rte. 18.

$10.00 per car


The marching band has been invited to Washington, D.C. in November to play for several veteran's groups, your donations will help them get there!

Create a Seascape Window


Create a Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio
Tuesday, July 11th @ 6:00 pm being held at the Bridgewater Public Library

Looking for a fun unique evening out? How about creating your own seascape window?

There is no age limit, it doesn’t matter what your level is this is all about fun. We provide all the supplies and the instructor. Fee is $40.00 per person, portion goes directly to Bridgewater Public Library to support future programs.

Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Party registration tab, scroll to July 11th. http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Don’t wait, reserve your spot now. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Intro to Bellydance Workshops & Classes


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Monday, June 5, 2017

Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival


Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival
July 4th, 2017
Location: Bridgewater State University
On "The Quad" at Boyden Hall
10:00AM-3:00PM (immediately after parade)
FESTIVAL LINE: (508) 443-4155

ORGANIZER: Nora Tarr – (617) 775-0868

The Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival ("BAMF") is now accepting registrations for the July 4, 2017 festival on the grounds of Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA. Please view our website and you may register online or by mail.

We invite artists to participate in our Art Contest/Show, Crafters interested in showing and selling their wares, and vendors. We are delighted to invited Writers, Authors and Poets to read their work, sell & sign their books and other associated items.

KID'S FESTIVAL
Fun Faces With A Twist - Face painting & More - Balloon Twists - (Prices Vary)

Harry's Sand Art - Create your own Sand Art - (Prices Vary)

All Hands Drumming Circle - Join a Drumming Circle - FREE!

The Art Experience & Commercial Screen Print - Screen-printing - FREE!

Wild Wood Creations, Roaming Puppet Show - FREE!

Animal Affair - Petting Zoo - FREE!

Roaming Railroad - Trackless Train Rides - $3.00

Hill Top Rocks - Rock-Climbing Wall - $5.00

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ART SHOW/CONTEST
Contest with cash prizes; daylong art display including paints, sketches, photography, pencils, charcoal, etc.

Artwork must be no larger than 36" x 36", wired and ready to hang. Pieces unable to be hung will be placed on (limited) table easels. Artist should remain with their work; you want to be present to speak to anyone interested in your work. All artists are welcome to enter the contest; there is no fee to enter. Please register your submissions early so we can ensure we have identification placards for your work ready for the day of the show. Prizes include cash/gift cards, plaque, ribbons.

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LIVE MUSIC & DANCE ART PERFORMANCES
Matt Putnam, Singer/Songwriter

Arts For Youth, Music & Dance Performance

Overdue Blues Band, Blues Band

Nancy Hewitt & The Hot Toddies, Trio

The Basement Savers - Rock Band

The Silver City Outlaws Band - Rock Band

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WRITERS, POETS & SPOKEN WORD
Writers, Authors, Poets and Spoken Word Artists can participate in events at the Authors tent this year. If you want to sell your books, comic books, chapbooks or other publications. When you register, please detail for us your work/product. You can sell & sign. We will group all word artists together.

If you are interested in doing a more formal presentation/talk/reading of your work, please indicate that when you register.

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CRAFTERS, ARTISANS, VENDORS
Crafters, Artisans, Artists all demonstrating, showing and selling their wares. Handmade, unique designs, clothing, jewelry, household décor, t-shirts, accessories, tasty treats, other nifty things. Whether you want to browse or shop, there will be something surely to catch your interest.

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For more information or to register for a space, please visit our website: www.bridgewater4th.com

Free admission – clean restrooms – fully accessible to all

Note: The Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival is not financially supported by the Town of Bridgewater or the 4th of July Committee (who organizes the parade and the fireworks – they need to keep every penny they raise for their events). Bridgewater State University donates the grounds and facilities for the day. We accept small sponsorship donations from businesses and vendors and fees from some participants.

Bridgewater Academy Lions Community Blood Drive


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bridgewater Music Alley Looking for Volunteers


Bridgewater Music Alley is currently seeking weekly "hosts" to assist with setting up and breaking down Music Alley each Thursday from approximately 4pm to 8:30pm. 

This is an unpaid volunteer community service opportunity for any Thursday(s) between June 8th and running though September 7th. Any hours completed count as community service hours that can be signed off on at completion of each night. 

If interested, please email bwmusicalley@gmail.com for more information and/or to sign up!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery



The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Paintings by local artist Robyn Iarrobino owner of Blue Anchor Studio in the Flora T. Little Gallery.  The exhibition will be on display during the months of June and July.
Robyn has studied in several mediums including oil, sculpture and graphite, but finds herself continuously drawn back to the magic of watercolor. She has studied at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME,  The Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA and at The Hunakai School of Art, in Foxboro, MA. 
Robyn’s art has taken her to such incredible places!  She has stood 30 feet in the air painting the inside dome of a church, been to celebrities homes and even done commission work designing a headstone!  Yes, a headstone for a grave site!  
Robyn owns Blue Anchor Studio in Middleboro, MA and teaches privately and also conducts events like paint parties and sea glass window creations at the studio or she will come to you!  Art exposure at any age and any level is important!! www.blueanchorstudio.net
 
An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Monday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautifully Delicious


Liz Barbour presents her new cookbook “Beautifully Delicious” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 6th @ 6:30 pm.

Liz’s book signing event will include a 20-minute slide presentation with photos from Liz's cookbook. Liz will speak about the writing, photographing, and self-publishing of her cookbook. She'll also take questions from the audience, and spend time meeting, greeting, and signing copies of her long-awaited cookbook Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992. Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

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

The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles



“The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles” with Naturalist John Root at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 13th @ 6:30 pm.

A presentation featuring designs that have been appearing with increasing sophistication during the past three decades in farmers’ fields and other locations all over the world. Layered weaving of plants in the fields as well as anatomical changes observed in these plants is presented as evidence of powerful and mysterious energies at work. Effects on electronic equipment, soils, animals, and human visitors are also described. Interpretations of these intricate and exquisite formations, many of which occur near sacred sites and refer to mystical traditions, are discussed as well.

Audiences are invited to share their reactions to these images and to speculate about how and why they are manifesting on our landscape.

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

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, May 27, 2017

Make a Patriotic Wreath


Friday, June 16 ~ 10:30-11:30 am

Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA

Light Refreshments

RSVP by June 14 ~ 508-697-0929
(space is limited)

Sponsored by Marian Manor in Taunton, a skilled nursing & rehab facility

Friday, May 26, 2017

Opioid Awareness Session at Bridgewater State University

Answering a growing need in the region, Bridgewater State University and its athletic training faculty will host a symposium devoted to issues surrounding the opioid epidemic on Thursday, June 22.

The daylong event will include a session dedicated to opioid awareness and Narcan training, while another session will be devoted to facilitating the collaborative efforts of emergency service workers and athletic trainers while helping victims of overdose.

The creation of the event came at the direction of President Frederick W. Clark Jr. He got College of Education and Allied Studies Dean Lisa Battaglino onboard, who reached out to athletic training faculty. Professor Kimberly Wise, ATC, picked up the gauntlet, saying that these days evidence-based training in the areas of opioid addiction and overdose protocols are high priorities for emergency workers and athletic trainers.

“After speaking with Dr. Dan Muse (of Signature Healthcare) I saw a connection between doctors, EMTs, police and athletic trainers and the type of training they all need,” she said. “Evidence-based practice or training in the areas of opioid addiction and overdose protocol is desperately needed.”

BSU has hosted panel discussions on addiction and opioids in the past. Mary Waldron, director of BSU’s Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement, said many organizations around the region are interested in the topic. “They’re looking to BSU to lead the way,” she said. The symposium may be a first step toward other certificate programs being offered at BSU in the area of opioid prevention and addiction.

This event will not just examine the topic of addiction, but will also look at interventions to help those in the direst of need, and will demonstrate how to treat someone who is overdosing. At mid-day, a mock overdose will be staged, allowing participants to witness how medical professionals deal with such a crisis.

Those attending the event will receive a professional development certificate and a sample of Narcan.

Presenting at the event and/or participating in the panel discussion will be: Steve Marciano, whose brother died of a drug overdose; Dr. Dan Muse, Signature Healthcare emergency department and SportSmart program director; Keith Wilson, CCEMT- P, I/C - chief operations officer; Jen Dowd, ATC, LAT, NREMT-B, WEMT; Tim Cruz, Plymouth County district attorney; Ed Jacoubs, MSW, director of Grants & Sponsored Projects; and Sgt. Robert McEvoy, BSU Police and a drug recognition expert.

The event is free for emergency workers and select BSU athletic training students. For more information log on to bsu.ticketleap.com/bsu-atp-symposium. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Burnell Hall, Room 132A and the Moakley Atrium.

The event is being sponsored by BSU, Signature Healthcare, Office of the District Attorney-Plymouth County and Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Armenian Genocide

“The Armenian Genocide In History and Politics” an informative lecture and presentation at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Bridgewater resident, Raymond Ajemian on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 pm.
On the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000.  Roughly 1.5 million were killed in what the vast majority of historians consider genocide.  Despite pressure from governments around the world, historians, social justice groups, and Armenians themselves, the Turkish government today, as in the past, refuses to admit that the Armenians were victims of genocide.
Bridgewater resident, Ray Ajemian’s parents are both of Armenian decent and immigrated to the United States.  Ray’s mother was a survivor of the genocide. Ray has degrees in history specializing in Middle East history.  Come listen to this time in history and make sure the world does not forget.
The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.