Sunday, April 30, 2017

Medicaid Asset Protection Presentation


The Bridgewater Senior Center is pleased to have Elder Law Attorney Eric Oalican return to the Senior Center on May 16th at 12:45 pm. Attorney Oalican will give a presentation on Medicaid Asset Protection and will discuss common strategies to protect assets from catastrophic costs of long-term care. He will also address other legal questions. A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:00, prior to the program. If you plan to join the presentation and lunch you must sign up by calling the Senior Center at 508-697-0929. 

This program is sponsored by TRIAD. 

LinkedIn Profile Workshop Part 1



LinkedIn Profile Workshop Part 1

Presented by Russ Ventura on Monday, May 15th @ 6:00 pm.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Learn the importance of LinkedIn and how to construct your foundational profile information. Understand what is important to recruiters and how to approach personal branding on social media. Please note you will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop. You must have an established LinkedIn account and know your password.

Russ Ventura is a retired career advisor from Boston College with 16 years experience. Russ continues to volunteer his time teaching LinkedIn at the MA One-Stop Career Office in Plymouth, MA.

The event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org under Events.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sinking Of The Lusitania Lecture


“Sinking of the Lusitania” is an informative lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 pm.
May marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, one of the most luxurious and impressive passenger liners ever built.  Although Britain was at war with Germany, Captain Charles Turner bragged, “A torpedo can’t get the Lusitania.  She runs too fast.”  He was wrong.  Join us as we discuss how the disaster of the Lusitania sinking affected American public opinion and President Wilson’s view as to whether or not America should enter the Great War of 1914-1918.
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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

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

Friday, May 5 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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, May 6 @ 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.

Tuesday, May 9 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, songs, a craft and FUN! All ages, no registration.

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

Wednesday, May 10 @ 10:30-11:15 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, May 11 @ 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.

Thursday, May 11 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, May 12 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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, May 16 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, songs, a craft and FUN! All ages, no registration.

Wednesday, May 17 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, May 17 @ 10:30-11:15 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, May 18 @ 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.

Thursday, May 18 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, May 19 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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.

Wednesday, May 24 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, May 24 @ 10:30-11:15 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, May 25 @ 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.

Thursday, May 25 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, May 26 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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, May 30 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, songs, a craft and FUN! All ages, no registration.

Wednesday, May 31 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, May 31 @ 10:30-11:15 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, June 1@ 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.

Thursday, June 1 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, June 2 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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.


Free Metal Recycling To Benefit Food Pantry




On Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Bridgewater will hold a FREE metal recycling drive. Scrap metal may be brought to the church parking lot adjacent to the CVS on Route 104 in Bridgewater Center. All types of metal, including stoves, pipe, file cabinets, bikes, shelving, and grills will be accepted. Please do not include items containing Freon, gas, propane, glass, etc. Friendly volunteers will be on hand to unload your metal. The metal recycling drive will be held rain or shine and is open to residents and non-residents.


The metal drive is sponsored by the church’s Green Sanctuary Committee, in conjunction with Bridgewater Recycling Inc. Green Sanctuary churches are committed to promoting sustainable lifestyles for their members, both as individuals and as a faith community. A portion of the profits from the metal collection will be donated to the Bridgewater Food Pantry. In the past seven years, the one-day drive has netted over $1650 for the food pantry. For more information, please call 774-240-1307 or visit the church website at www.firstparishbridgewater.org.

Zoo New England Passes


The Bridgewater Public Library now has a membership to Zoo New England, Boston’s premier zoos! 
The membership offers patrons discounted admission for a group of up to 6 individuals per ticket to the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoos.
·        Franklin Park Zoo is a 72 acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel”.
·        Stone Zoo is a 26 acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir.
Reserve your discounted pass directly on our website atwww.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org click on Museum Passes, locate the date you want and reserve with your library card number. 
Franklin Park Zoo is located at 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston, MA
Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond St., Stoneham, MA
There is so much to do at the zoo!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

McSheffrey Corner Dedication


American Association of University Women


On Wednesday, May 3, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold their annual pot luck supper at the home of Veronica Casey, East Taunton. 

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Officers for the coming year will be elected.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members. Members of this local branch include women from Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham, Lakeville, and other South Shore towns.

For more information about the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. The AAUW of Taunton also maintains a website at: http://aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/taunton/.

Liisa Budge-Johnson Elephant Ambassador April 26th at BSU


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bridgewater Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

Bridgewater Garden Club Annual Plant Sale (Rain or shine. Indoors at Bridgewater Senior Center. 10 Wally Krueger Way)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 9AM-Noon

Herbs, heirloom tomato plants, annuals, perennials, geraniums, hanging plants, trees and bushes, select day lilies


Proceeds to Scholarships and Civic Beautification Projects

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Memory Cafe

Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause Dementia know no boundaries. They are well documented as diseases that are not a normal part of aging. They do not discriminate between rich or poor, educated or uneducated. No one is immune, and your loved one or beloved could be next.

According to research, the latest facts show that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing. The current statistics are one in nine people aged 65 and over have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5.2 million to a projected 13.8 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent or provide a cure for this disease.

Alzheimer’s can also affect people younger than age 65. Up to five percent of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s have younger onset.

Given these statistics and the prevalence of memory loss in the general population, Cherished Memories, Inc in partnership with the Old Colony YMCA - East Bridgewater, and Stoughton is working to enrich the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-causing disorders by offering a Memory Café within the branch.

With roots in the Netherlands, a Dutch psychiatrist named Dr. Bere Miesen, introduced the Memory Café concept in 1997 as one of the ways to break the stigma associated with Dementia and its many forms. The concept spread throughout Europe, to Ireland England and Australia and the United States.

The first Memory Café in the United States was established by Dr. Jytte Lokvig in 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The American version focuses very much on the individual with memory loss. The Memory Café will provide a break or respite from the daily routine of coping with Dementia and Dementia-related stress, as well as a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can come together in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. It is a time away from medical appointments and the disease, and a place where participants can explore art, music, form friendships, people can have fun, interact, socialize, laugh, cry, find support, share concerns, and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood.

With a focus on abilities, not disabilities, and a commitment to improving quality of life for all, the Old Colony YMCA branch in East Bridgewater, and Stoughton are ideal location(s) for a neighborhood Memory Café where friendship, love and acceptance are encouraged. It is here that dementia caregivers and those with dementia can explore art, pet therapy, music, poetry, drum circle, and socialization while forming new friendships with other like-minded people.

The Memory Café will provide the chance to have fun and curb feelings of loneliness and isolation while living in the moment. Participants will reminisce about memories, perform light exercise, and, most importantly, laugh. Let go and let flow!! If we don’t enjoy ourselves, then this activity is not worth doing.

Current research related to Alzheimer’s and dementia indicates that in addition to socialization, engagement in the arts is both important and beneficial. Music, painting, a palette of water color paints and a blank sheet of paper, poetry, and other forms of art can have a profound impact on the brain.

Our first Memory Café was a great success in East Bridgewater. We are now branching out with the Memory Café to the Stoughton YMCA. The next meet of the Memory Cafe presented by Cherished Memories, Inc at the Old Colony YMCA - East Bridgewater and in Stoughton is held on May 27, 2017. Guests must be accompanied by a family member or caregiver. The event is free and open to the general public.

To register contact Mary McElligott 617 688 4555 and or email: AlznDementiaConnection@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Annual Easter Sunrise Service


The Annual Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by the Bridgewater Council of Churches, will be held on April 16, 2017,  6:30 AM at Hanson Farm, 600 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, MA. 

Rev. Ken Mantler, pastor at Bridgewater United Methodist Church, will deliver the Easter message. A free-will offering will be received to support the Food Pantry at Central Square Congregational Church.  The Food Pantry is available to all Bridgewater residents, whether your need is great or small.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Summer Science Academy at BSU


The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University is offering its annual Summer Science Academy of weeklong programs throughout the month of July for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall.
The program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.
Programs offered for students in grades 9-12 include: So, You Want to be What? Exploring Careers in Medical Sciences, July 10-14; Biotech Career Rotations I: Real-world Techniques to Answer Real-world Problems, July 17-21; and Biotech Career Rotations II: Real-world Techniques to Answer Real-world Problems, July 24-28.
Classes run Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, the program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by final presentations to which family and friends are invited.
The program fee of $490 a week covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials. The fee does not include lunch or transportation. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.
For more information, visit http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/summer-science-programs or contact Maura Whittemore at mwhittemore@bridgew.edu or 508.531.2575.
 

Nunckatessett Greenway Annual Rally


The Nunckatessett Greenway - where history and nature meet.

What is the Nunckatessett Greenway? The Nunckatessett Greenway is a network of land & water trails along the Town River that connects the towns of West Bridgewater and Bridgewater to the Bay Circuit Trail and Bridgewater State University. The Greenway enhances recreational, environmental, social, and educational opportunities, and also stimulates economic activity in West Bridgewater and Bridgewater, MA. The genesis of the project streams from a grassroots movement of local residents and public officials that wish to see a nature corridor that will elevate people's awareness of the Town River and of historical sites situated along that river, as well as promote outdoor classrooms, economic development and alternative means of travel.
The Nunckatessett Greenway is used for outdoor classrooms, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more.

Join us and discover the wonders of this awesome greenway right in your backyard!
This year's special guests are: 
-BSU Student Presentations 
-Michael Dutton, Bridgewater Town Manager 
-West Bridgewater Open Space Committee
The meeting will take place on April 13th at 6pm at Bridgewater State University, Burnell Hall, Room 132B located at 66 Hooper Street, Bridgewater.
Parking is located in the Burnell Parking Lot

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Heritage Museums & Gardens


The Bridgewater Public Library now has a membership to the Heritage Museums & Gardens, Cape Cod’s premier cultural destination! 
The membership offers patrons half off regular general admission prices for 2 adults and up to 4 children during the season.  Regular admission is $18 for adults and $8 for youth.
·        Enjoy 100 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
·        Hours of family fun in Hidden Hollow and on the vintage carousel.
·        One of a kind classic American cars and world famous rhododendron gardens.
Reserve your discounted pass directly on our website at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org click on Museum Passes, locate the date you want and reserve with your library card number.  Please keep in mind that this is a returnable pass.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA.
Go and check it out, you’ll want to visit again and again!

From Ireland to France


“From Ireland to France” A travelogue with Cindy and Ed Esposito at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 25th @ 6:30 pm.
Cindy and Ed Esposito are avid travel, landscape and nature photographers. Mr. Esposito is self-taught and has been an art photographer for more than 40 years. Mrs. Esposito is an artist who is fairly new to photography. They have won many awards, and are active members in both the South Shore Camera Club and Boston Camera Club.
The journey begins in Ireland with visits to bustling Dublin and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. In France, visit Paris, a global center for art, fashion and culture. We’ll also make a stop at Normandy, France, and the site of the large-scale invasion in the D-Day landings of World War II.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bridgewater Garden Club April Meetings



The Bridgewater Garden Club will host the evening meeting on Monday, April 24, at 6:30 at the Senior Center on Wally Krueger Way.

Samantha Gray of the Army Corps of Engineers at Cape Cod Canal, will lead us through the aesthetic and practical side of canal region wildflowers.

The day meeting will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, April 26th. C. L. Fornari, writer, speaker, radio host and garden consultant is author of "Coffee for Roses" and "The Cocktail Hour Garden." She gardens at Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod. She will make suggestions about your existing landscapes and how to make it more pleasing and functional.

Refreshments will be served at both meetings, and all are welcome!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Run to End Addiction 5K Run/Walk



Join hundreds of Teen Challenge supporters on the beautiful campus of Bridgewater State University for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more!

Individuals, teams, churches, schools, and corporations from around the state will join together in support of our efforts to End Addiction. You can help make this campaign a success; people from all walks of life are welcome. Your time and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated!

We will have live music, a Kid Zone with face painting, games and bounce houses, and free food!!

Our goal is to create an environment where the community can join together in raising awareness and hope for those in our midst who suffer from substance use disorder.

Race Day Details: 5K Run/Walk (rain or shine)

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: Registration opens at 8:00am; Race begins at 9:00am; Walk begins at 9:05am

Location: Bridgewater State University- 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA


Donations: Money raised will go towards supporting sponsorships to Teen Challenge Brockton.

Teen Challenge Brockton provides adults, teens and families with an
effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution, clinical counseling, and life-coaching for drugs, alcohol, and other
life-controlling problems in order to become productive members of society. Find out more about this amazing program by visiting-Teen Challenge Brockton

We are asking all race participants to find sponsors to help raise funds over the registration fee to support our beneficiary.

How to participate:
1. Complete your registration by going to our registration site- REGISTER HERE!


2. Ask people to sponsor you. All of the proceeds from the race will benefit Teen Challenge. Spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, everyone!


3. Show up on race day! Come to run, walk or just spend your morning with us as we gather together as a community.

Additional Details: This year's event is clock timed, register on or before April 25th and receive a free t-shirt for signing up. Medals will be given for first, second and third place winners for men & women and in each age group. We encourage both runners and walkers of all ages to sign up! There will be music, kid friendly games, light refreshments and informational booths for those attending.

Please contact the 5K Committee Chairman Melissa Oliveira at moliveira@tcnewengland.org with any questions or concerns.

*Please note that you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all donations. Donors can donate to Teen Challenge directly by sponsoring a runner (click on an individual team member) or by clicking the orange "donate" button at the top right corner of the page at this link -FUNDRAISE HERE!



Check out the Facebook event page.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mapping Dangerous Pedestrian and Bike Areas in Downtown Bridgewater

As part of the Complete Streets Project, the Town of Bridgewater’s Community and Economic Development office is working with consultants Howard, Stein, Hudson to identify dangerous bike and pedestrian spots in the Central Square area. The Town is seeking input from residents and visitors concerning areas where improvements should be made. This information will allow the Town to develop a Prioritization Plan.

To facilitate public input, the Town is using a map, referred to as a “wikimap” on which residents can click and describe the hazardous areas.

What exactly is being mapped by putting points on the map?

The interactive “wikimap” allows community members to contribute their personal experience and local knowledge to the Prioritization Plan. After visiting the website, users are asked to “ADD A POINT” to the map based on their mode of transportation. For example, a user can select the bicycle icon and “ADD A POINT” to a segment of roadway that doesn’t not have any bicycle accommodations. Users can add as many points as they would like, both positive and negative.

The wikimap website is now currently active and ready for use. The link can be pasted into anyone’s web browser: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Bridgewater.html

What is this project?
The project is a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan for the Town of Bridgewater as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets Funding Program. A “Complete Street” is one that is designed to provide safe access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users. The ultimate result of this phase of the Complete Street Prioritization Plan will be a listing of potential projects to be funded through the Complete Streets Funding Program. An example of a qualified Complete Streets Project could be enhancements to an existing transit stop, implementation of a bicycle facility, improved American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant sidewalk and associated ramps. More details of the Complete Streets Funding Program can be found here: 

http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/DoingBusinessWithUs/LocalAidPrograms/CompleteStreets.aspx

Why we want the publics feedback?

The Town of Bridgewater wants to hear from its residents on their experiences getting around Town: what’s difficult, what works well and where improvements could be made to increase the safety of Complete Streets users. By engaging the community through a public outreach effort, we hope to gain a better understanding of the local context and priorities of the community.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail


Easter Cake Workshop


Easter Cake Workshop 
Friday, April 14th, Good Friday 1:00pm 
Central Square Church School Street Bridgewater

Mom and me ages 5-11 $45.00 for both working on 1 cake
12 and older can join us without parent $45.00

Decorate your cake in an Easter theme and serve On Easter Sunday!

All supplies included $45.00 

Please call 508-415-9890

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Race and Policing

The Department of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University is hosting a forum on Wednesday, April 12 to address the important topic of race and policing. The event will be held at the Moakley Center Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Race and Policing Forum creates an opportunity for community advocates and police executives to work collaboratively to foster increased understanding of the stresses involved with policing and being policed.

Panelists include Chief Superintendent Will Gross of the Boston Police Department, Chief Brian Keyes of the Chelsea Police Department, Chief Joseph Cordeiro of the New Bedford Police Department, Chief Matt Clancy of the Duxbury Police Department and president of the Council on Police Accreditation.

Community representatives include Ms. Dana Rebeiro, Ward 4 councilor of New Bedford; Samuel Williams, senior program Manager for Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, Commonwealth Corp. and IRJ Executive Leadership Board; Jean Belizaire of the Brockton High Point Drug Treatment Center and a youth counselor.

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Criminal Justice at 508.531.2701 or Dr. Mitch Librett at mlibrett@bridgew.edu.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Recycled Fashion Show BRRHS

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School - Youth Environmental and Social Society, YESS, will be holding their annual Recycled Fashion Show on Tuesday April 25th at 7:00 p.m. We will have fashions decorated with reused cd's, cereal box designs, packaging materials and more. The event will feature live talent, baked goods, "green" items for purchase, recycling info and two top notch dj's. A suggested donation of $5.00 will go to support the Youth Environmental and Social Society (YESS) efforts in planting on school ground, supporting our community recycling and environmental outreach.

Families, friends and community members are encouraged to attend this uplifting and upcycled fun evening event. 

We hope to see you there!"

Community members who would like to participate can email the YESS Adviser, Ms.Lazarus at Jlazarus@bridge-rayn.org.

BSU to Hold its Largest Job Fair

Nearly 150 employers representing a broad spectrum of professional fields will attend the annual Bridgewater State University Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To accommodate demand, the fair will again be staged at the Tinsley Center, 325 Plymouth St., with free parking nearby. Organized by the Office of Career Services for nearly two decades, the fair is open to the general public, students at other college campuses in the region, current BSU students, alumni and the campus community.

In addition to those organizations in attendance, resume collections for several dozen companies not in attendance will be available. Entry-level career opportunities as well as internships in accounting, aviation, banking/finance, human/social services, communications, technology, sales, customer service, retail, insurance, sciences and management will be available. Most positions are looking for candidates with a four-year degree or a minimum two-year degree.

For details about participating businesses and organizations, visit http://microsites.bridgew.edu/careerservices/upcoming-events. Professional dress is recommended. Attendees are encouraged to research organizations prior to the event and to bring plenty of resumes. Bridgewater students and alumni can have their resumes reviewed by career services staff.

While the fair’s primary audience is third- and fourth-year students, first- and second-year BSU students are also encouraged to attend to look for internships as well as gain experience at job fairs by inquiring about professional opportunities.

For more information, contact Laurent Troland at 508.531.1328.

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in April


Wednesday, April 5 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.

Wednesday, April 5 @ 10:30-11:15 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, April 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.

Thursday, April 6 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.

Friday, April 7 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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, April 10 @ 3:00-6:00 p.m.:  Drop in to celebrate National Library Week by choosing some books and creating a bookmark!  No registration.

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

Wednesday, April 12 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.

Wednesday, April 12 @ 10:30-11:15 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, April 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.

Thursday, April 13 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.

Friday, April 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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.

School Vacation week:  Use your library card to book discount tickets at area museums, zoos and exhibits.    Visit our website for more information about obtaining these passes!  www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org

Monday, April 17: Closed for Patriots’ Day.

Tuesday, April 18 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Popcorn and a movie. Join us for a movie and some popcorn.  Movie is rated PG, parent must stay with child. No registration needed.  See website for movie title.

Tuesday, April 18 @ 1:00 p.m.  Popcorn and a movie. Join us for a movie and some popcorn.  Movie is rated PG, parent must stay with child. No registration needed.  See website for movie title.

Wednesday, April 19 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Creature teachers.  Join us for a live animal presentations– Learn about our planet and the animals that live here.  Animals may include: frogs, snakes, chinchillas, tortoises, macaws and more!  All ages, no registration required. 

Thursday, April 20 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Popcorn and a movie. Join us for a movie and some popcorn.  Movie is rated PG, parent must stay with child. No registration needed.  See website for movie title.

Friday, April 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Join us for Legos!  Ages 6+, no registration.  Use our Legos to create and design.  Completed Lego creations will be displayed in the children’s room!


Friday, April 28 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 12 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, April 4, 2017

Elephant Sounds with Dr. William Langbauer April 6, 2017


Day Of Giving at BSU


Bridgewater State University is hosting its second annual Day of Giving Challenge, a 24-hour online fundraising drive, on Wednesday, April 5. The goal this year is to acquire 500 donors, nearly doubling the number of supporters in the inaugural year of the campaign
As last year’s 175th anniversary of the institution proved, a lot can happen in one day. BSU exceeded its goals during the first online Day of Giving Challenge. The initial goal was to attain 175 donors in celebration of BSU’s historic day. Instead, the effort raised more than $25,000 from 262 donors – all to support BSU students.
During the Day of Giving Challenge, BSU community members are encouraged to donate as well as spread the word through social media. The challenge is an opportunity for alumni, parents, friends, faculty and students to make a difference in a short period of time, uniting around a common goal.
Donors can designate their gifts to the fund of their choice – such as paid internships, financial aid or scholarship programs.
The Day of Giving Challenge generates awareness and builds a culture of philanthropy and generosity at BSU, all while providing the institution with an opportunity to tell its story, inspire its numerous audiences, and acquire new donors to support its students.

Annual Nunckatessett Greenway Rally


Words, Wind & Wood with Jerry Lagadec


“Words, Wind & Wood” with Jerry Lagadec at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 11th @ 6:30 pm.   
A synergy between poetry and sound called “Words, Wind, and Wood” that utilizes all the sound shades of a Native American Flute, Acoustic Guitar and pre-recorded orchestral background compositions. 
Jerry Lagadec has played guitar in front of audiences for decades, but didn’t pick up his first Native American flute until he was in his 50s. Now he has a large collection of authentic Native American flutes in various sizes and tones that he plays along with the guitar, using a musical and rhythmic backdrop to create a mesmerizing, live tapestry of spoken-word poetry and music
It is an experience both meditative and thought-provoking. Don't miss this musical, literary event!
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Meditative Coloring at the Bridgewater Public Library

Every first Monday of the month
Starting Monday, April 3rd @ 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

The popular activity Coloring will now be offered every first Monday of the Month at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm for any age. Coloring is a great way to inspire one’s creativity, relaxation, reduce mind and body tension. Come join the fun!

All supplies will be provided. This is a self directed program. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bridgewater Academy Lions Club's Wine Tasting


Barney Frank at BSU


Former Congressman Barney Frank, a lead co-sponsor of redefining Wall Street legislation after the 2008 recession, will candidly discuss President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the law.
 
The Massachusetts Democrat will join Dr. Elmore Alexander, dean of the Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University, on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in Boyden Hall’s Horace Mann Auditorium.
 
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, co-sponsored by former Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, was signed into law in 2010 brought sweeping change to financial regulation in the U.S.
 
Its stated aim is: “to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end ‘too big to fail,’ to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices …”
 
President Trump has called Dodd-Frank “a disaster,” saying it has prevented banks from making loans and last month ordered review of the law.
 
However, Congressman Frank said he doesn’t believe that the Republican Party has the will, nor the ability, to dismantle the legislation which was designed to prevent banks and financial services companies from repeating the mistakes that led to the 2008 recession.
 
The event is free and open to the public and the campus community. On-campus parking for visitors is available at the parking garage at 451 Great Hill Drive.
 
For more information, call 508.531.6151 or email stephanie.jesse@bridgew.edu.