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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

June 1- 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.

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.

Saturday, June 3 @ 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, June 6 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, songs, a craft and FUN!  All ages, no registration. 

Wednesday, June 7 @ 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, June 7 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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.

Tuesday, June 20 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, June 20 @ 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff!  Bryson Lang performs his popular juggling and comedy show. Surprise Door Prizes! All ages, no registration. Supported from a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council.

Tuesday, June 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Drop in craft- Fourth of July Noisemaker.  Ages 3+ with adult.  No registration, while supplies last.

Wednesday, June 28:  Registration opens for Construction Bingo, held on July 12 @ 1:00 p.m.  Practice your reading skills while having fun- we play with words not numbers!  Ages 6+.


Thursday, June 29 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Drop in craft- Newspaper Sunflowers.  Ages 3+ with adult.  No registration, while supplies last.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Anna Shaff Memorial Book Award

Congratulations to Nicole Driscoll of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, one of six exceptional students chosen by the Taunton Branch of the American Association of University Women, to receive their annual Anna Shaff Memorial Book Award. 

This year’s book is: In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers, by Deborah Reber.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Short Stories Of The Civil War


“Short Stories of the Civil War” an informative program to be held at the Bridgewater Public Library given by Dana Zaiser on Tuesday, May 23rdat 6:30 pm.
 In this fact based program you will learn about Army Sutlers, Love Tokens (jewelry) and unusual unknown stories of ordinary but heroic soldiers just doing their duty.
Dana, currently holds the position of Vice President of the Old Colony Civil War Round Table of Dedham, MA (www.occwrt.org).  Over the years, he has traveled to several battlefields including Antietam and Gettysburg.  He also has been fortunate enough to have had two award winning articles published on the War. 
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Songs of World War II

The Bridgewater Council on Aging and the Bridgewater Cultural Council have come together and are pleased to announce the forthcoming appearance of singing star Ruth Harcovitz, Ms. Massachusetts USA 2017, in her program, SONGS OF WORLD WAR II.

The show commemorates the end of the Second World War in May 1945, a time when the world was new, hearts were young, and life was free once again.

Ms. Harcovitz’s presentation will include favorites from the era, such as “Accentuate the Positive” “White Cliffs of Dover,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

The program will take place at the Bridgewater Senior Center on Wednesday, June 7 at 12:45 following a special luncheon at 12 noon. The donation for the luncheon is $4. Reservations are required and may be made by signing up at the senior center or calling them at (508) 697-0929. All senior citizens and veterans are all cordially invited to attend

As Ms. Massachusetts USA, Ms. Harcovitz will be traveling to Las Vegas in mid-May to compete for the title of Ms. Senior USA. We wish her well. Ruth is in constant demand throughout the country for her beautiful voice, warm personality, and wide variety of exciting programs.

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Bridgewater Council on Aging. (This full credit and its wording are mandatory in all publicity, per the Massachusetts Cultural Council.)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Songs of World War II


Mom & Me Belly Dance Class with Amar Gamal


Come celebrate” being you” as we explore the expressive art of bellydance.

This workshop is for mothers and daughters (any family member and child) to enjoy a special time together dancing, laughing and creating sparkles of fun. Let’s celebrate our bodies that come in all shapes, and sizes and represent an array of ages and cultural backgrounds. Wear comfortable workout clothing and bare feet.

No previous dance experience needed. Kids ages 5 and up.

May 27th 1:00-3:00pm
Maha Yoga Center
992 Bedford Street
Bridgewater, MA
Pre-Registration required contact 508-697-3273 / www.mahayogacenter.com /

For more information about Amar Gamal Bellydance and additional classes & workshops offered please click here

Friday, May 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 high school and middle school 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 entering 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 students entering grades 6-8 in the fall, programs are: Enduring Everest: An Engineering Challenge, July 10-14; Shipwrecked: Exploring the STEM of Marine Archaeology, July 17-21; and Forensics Institute at Bridgewater, July 24-28.

Classes for middle school students run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by final presentations. A program fee of $400 a week covers all courses expenses including lab supplies and materials, but does not include lunch or transportation.

For more information, visit http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/summer-science-programs or contact Maura Whittemore at mwhittemore@bridgew.edu or 508.531.2575.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club Annual Banquet

The St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club will hold its annual banquet on Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 at T.J. Smith’s Victorian House, 13 Cross Street, East Bridgewater. The speaker will be WCVB news reporter, Rhondella Richardson. Dinner choice: turkey or baked haddock, $32.00.

RSVP to Nancy Querzoli at 508-697-6626 or Marianne Giovanoni at 508-697-9238. New members are welcome!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bridgewater Lions Youth Fishing Derby


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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SunAWARE for Life


SunAWARE for Life is an informative program for children and adults to be held at the Bridgewater Public Library. The program will be presented by a trained SunAWARE Educator, Martin Touhey, from the Children’s Melanoma Foundation on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm.

Come learn about UV intensity, skin sensitivity, and proper sun protection. There will also be a UV camera on hand to help you recognize your own sun damage and learn about proper sunscreen application. Be Safe, Be SunAWARE.

Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight.

Wear sun protective clothing.

Apply recommended amounts of broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin.

Educate your family about the need to be SunAWARE.

Did you know that the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend is “Don’t Fry Day”!

The Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation established in 2003 to deliver a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to school children in Massachusetts.

www.melanomaprevention.org

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

BR-SEPAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 pm titled, Basic Rights in Special Education. Learn how special education law can support your child and understand your rights so you can effectively collaborate with your professional partners.

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// www.thebridgectr.org

Monday, May 8, 2017

Portraits of BSU Students


PORTRAITS OF BSU STUDENTS
Students Drawing Students
Better Bean Coffee Company 23 Central Square Bridgewater, MA.

May 3- May 31, 2017
Reception: May 9, 4-6pm

At the Women’s March in Washington in January 17 this year, the chant that most struck me was:

“Tell me what America looks like” and its’ response; “This is what America looks like”.
Each drawing student in my current Drawing II classes have contributed a drawing to this exhibition.

This exhibition is a celebration of the great, diverse students at Bridgewater State University! 

ARTISTS: Valerie Anselme Delaney Barger Mamie- Hawa Bawoh Patricia Bowen Patrick Brady Jessica Bullock
Jonah Carson Rachel Connors Emily Coutu Samantha Cushman David Ferraro Melissa Katcharian
Carly Keaveney Cady Parker Emily Philbin Nancy Pope Margaret Redmond Sophia Rustemever
Lucas Schneiderhan Angela Segall Amanda Torigian Colleen Townsend Sam Warren Christina Williams
Lily Young
MODELS: Karen Ozuna-Vargas Georgina Duffy-Hetzel Pierre Dumoulin-Minguet Jen Feng Li Kyle Gotham
Tuveya Kirnon-Davis Hailey Mulvey Edmund Oppong Rupert Simpson Amanda Torigian Matthew Tribble Lily Young

Instructor: Joan Mullen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery

The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of photographs created by Bridging L.I.V.E.S. youth, in partnership with the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. The PhotoVoice Project will be on display in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery for the month of May.

In 2016, Bridging L.I.V.E.S. facilitated a PhotoVoice Project with youth from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School (BR). Bridging L.I.V.E.S. is a community substance use prevention coalition in the towns of Bridgewater and Raynham. The coalition is part of a larger regional substance use prevention effort, the Brockton Area Opioid Overdose Prevention Collaborative. www.opioidoverdoseprevention.org

PhotoVoice is a form of qualitative research that gives cameras to participants in order to respond to broad based questioning around a specific topic. During this time, BR students focused on the issue of substance use (including drugs and alcohol) in the local area. These pictures are documentation of the final results of this project. We hope that you observe and reflect on each photograph and written statement by the participants.











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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bridgewater Lions Youth Fishing Derby


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Bridgewater Academy Lions Dining for a Cause



Bridgewater Academy Lions "DINING FOR A CAUSE" at BRIDGEWATER 99. It's this Tuesday night from 5-9 PM. If you present a copy of this voucher at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant on May 2 between 5 PM and 9 PM, the 99 will donate 15% of your guest check (excluding tax and gratuity) to Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. The voucher applies for dine-in or take-out. Enjoy a good meal and support a good cause at no additional cost to you. Printed vouchers are available at Bridgewater Public Library and Senior Center.

There also will be prize drawings in the restaurant foyer to benefit local scholarships, community programs, and other Bridgewater Academy Lions charities.

A Whale of a Family Night!


Please join us on May 17 from 4 -7 PM for A Whale of a Family Night! The event is FREE and open to the public.

The event will be held in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center

Fun hands-on activities from 4-6:30 PM
Viewing of Salt, the inflatable whale is from 4 -6 PM (Kelly Gym)
Whale presentation by Krill Carson begins at 6:30 PM

Registration for the event is required.

To register, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/MjI50iOFbkqpdalU2

This event is sponsored by:

Bridgewater State University Offi­ce of University & Community Partnerships
Bridgewater State University, Department of Biological Sciences
Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE)
Youth Environmental & Social Society of Middleboro and Bridgewater-Raynham (Y.E.S.S.)
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA)

**All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.