Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bridgewater Academy Lions Auction is Sunday!




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Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in November

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

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

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

Friday, November 3 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 8.

Saturday, November 4: Registration opens for Harvest Bingo. Open to ages 6+- we play with words not numbers!

Monday, November 6 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required for this 7 week program through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

Tuesday, November 7 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, November 7 @ 4:30 p.m.: Jasper Retires! Jasper, our lovable therapy dog, is retiring! Join us for a retirement party. Cards and drawings accepted at the children’s desk anytime in advance. No registration, all ages welcome!

Tuesday, November 7 @ 6:30 p.m.: A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger. Join us for an evening of true ghost stories, research, and evidence from around the world.

Wednesday, November 8 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, November 8 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, November 9 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, November 10: Closed for Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 11: Closed for Veterans Day.

Monday, November 13 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required for this 7 week program through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Monday, November 13 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: Spiderman Homecoming.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:00 p.m.: Create a portrait of your own pet with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio here at the Bridgewater Public Library. Looking for a fun unique evening out? How about creating your own pet’s portrait? Fee is $40.00 per person. Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Party registration tab, scroll to November 14 http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Wednesday, November 15 @ 4:30 p.m.: Harvest Bingo! Join us for Harvest Bingo. Practice your reading skills– we play with words, not numbers. This program is for ages 6+ and registration is required.

Friday, November 17 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 9.

Monday, November 20 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required for this 7 week program through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

Tuesday, November 21: Registration for “Mom & Me Gingerbread House Decorating” opens. Program will be December 5 @ 4:15 p.m., ages 5-9 with adult. Limited spaces.

Wednesday, November 22- Wednesday, December 13: Mail your letter to Santa at the library!

Thursday, November 23: Closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 27 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required for this 7 week program through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

Monday, November 27 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: The Beguiled.

Tuesday, November 28: Registration opens for Christmas Bingo, held on Wednesday, December 6 @ 4:15 p.m. Open to ages 6+- we play with words not numbers!

Wednesday, November 29 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

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

Friday, December 1 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for a 11 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, December 4 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required for this 7 week program through Triumph, Inc. Call Richard to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Bridgewater Police Department Senior Thanksgiving Dinner

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bridgewater Cultural Council Grant Application Voting Meeting


The Bridgewater Cultural Council decides by a majority vote of the BCC Members to determine the distribution of arts lottery funds or other funds that may be available to it and may conduct other activities to support these efforts on an ongoing basis.


THE BRIDGEWATER CULTURAL COUNCIL WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 AT 6:30 P.M. - 7:45 PM, TO VOTE ON APPROVAL OF SUBMITTED GRANT APPLICATIONS AND TO ELECT OFFICERS. MEETING IS OPEN TO PUBLIC. MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 66 CENTRAL SQUARE, 2nd Floor, ROOM 201B.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2018 Bridgewater Public Library Calendar


Now on Sale 2018 Bridgewater Public Library Calendar!

This is a beautiful customized pictorial calendar on glossy paper of our great library. Calendar includes the monthly artist in our art gallery, a coupon for our bookstore and a fine waiver. This is your chance to support our library. Proceeds will help fund future programs. Makes a great holiday gift! Purchase directly at the Bridgewater Public Library for only $20.00.

Karen Heller Stone Offers Tutoring in Bridgewater & Neighboring Towns

Karen Heller Stone is now offering tutoring services here in Bridgewater and neighboring towns and Stone's business Tutoring Progress is available for students looking to take their education to the next level!

Stone wraps a student's strengths and weaknesses around the subject matter that they are trying to improve upon as once a student sees that he or she can make progress, it carries over into the classroom. As a certified and experienced tutor for children and adolescents, Karen focuses on offering tutoring services in all areas including reading, spelling, writing, mathematics and study skills. With a Master's Degree in Education and being certified in special education, Karen has both the experience, expertise, professionalism and patience needed in a strong tutor and has helped educate countless students across the region. In addition, Karen also completes diagnostic evaluations for special needs students and teaches reading using Orton Gillingham as a methodology

Tutoring Progress enjoys working with students of all ages and focuses on breaking down problems in all subjects so that the student can understand the learning path- and then break it down independently.

Karen has been teaching for forty years and it has never lost its magic! Stone offers a learning experience and educational growth in an enjoyable atmosphere and can provide references upon request.

Tutoring sessions run $65/hour and appointments can be made by calling Karen at 508-269-9604 or via email at askaren@comcast.net.


2017 Holly Berry Craft Fair at Stone Meadow


The Stone Meadow Residents Association will hold their annual Holly Berry Craft Fair on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Stone Meadow (off Plain Street, Bridgewater).

We will have crafts, baked goods, Victorian Tea room, Grandma’s Attic, Chinese raffle, hourly door prizes, and our Stone Meadow CafĂ©. Free admission and free parking.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Paint A Portrait Of Your Pet with Robyn Iarrobino From Blue Anchor Studio


Paint a Portrait of Your Pet with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio
Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:00 pm at the Bridgewater Public Library

Come join us and paint a portrait of YOUR pet! All supplies and guided lesson is provided. Fee is $40.00 per artist. Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Parties registration tab, and scroll to November 14th. 

 You will need to provide a clear picture of your pet at least 5 days prior to the class in order that the canvas is prepped for you. The image you provide will be drawn on the canvas so when you arrive, you will be ready to paint with assistance. This class is limited to 15 people, so don’t wait to register.

Haunted Halls at Bridgewater State

HAUNTED HALLS AT WOODWARD HALL
October 31, 2017
from 5-7pm

Dress up!
Games and activities!
Trick or Treat!

Woodward Hall,

115 Grove Street, Bridgewater MA

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Arts for Youth Founders Receive Award For Their Work With Kids!


Jim Quinn and Lisa Troy are being recognized by the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters as Citizens of the Year, representing Bridgewater, for their years of bringing the arts to children in the community, as well as all of the volunteer art events they have participated in over the past 25 years in the Bridgewater area.

Introducing the arts to children, especially at a young age, is such an important and worthy endeavor. The arts are a vital part of every child’s social, emotional, and creative growth, breeding confidence and self-esteem, and we wish that every child had the opportunity to work in the arts throughout the year! At least at Arts for Youth, we can offer a wonderful, arts-enriched summer to young children and teens. We have loved watching how the creative spirits of our campers get nurtured by all of you – it is always a joy, and more importantly, it is joyful for them. 

It will be hard for Lisa to leave Arts for Youth in a few years…and Jim hasn’t quite left yet, despite his retirement!

The Rotary Club each year hosts a short evening of celebration for the Bridgewater’s Citizens of the Year. This year it will be held on Monday night, November 13 at 7:00pm at the Center at Sachem Rock in East Bridgewater at 355 Plymouth Street.
There will be speeches, followed by coffee and dessert. If you can attend this event, it would be nice to see everyone!
Tickets are $20.00, and the money raised will go to scholarships for high school students, as well as help fund other worthy charitable events.
Tickets can be purchased by emailing Bruce Marquis: bruce.marquis@comcast.net
You can also call him at #508-378-7890

B-R Drama Club Show


The Bridgewater-Raynham Drama Club will be presenting “The Audition” by Don Zolidis on Friday, October 27th with a dinner at 6:15 and the show at 7:30. Tickets are $14 per person and include a dinner of spaghetti with Johnny Macaroni’s sauce and a delicious brownie sundae followed by the show!

"The Audition" is a great show focused on a new theater teacher  bringing a production of A Chorus Line to the high school. Though the hopefuls range from shy to outrageous, and from diva-like to determined, everyone has a chance to step into the spotlight. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at the madness of auditioning and the actors who brave the process for that perfect part.

Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased online by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bridgewater Youth Basketball on Social Media

Bridgewater Youth Basketball is happy to announce that we have new social media outlets for you to follow all the hoops happenings here in Bridgewater! Be sure to check out our various social media accounts and share with your own social media network!
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bridgewaterbasketball/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BWTRBasketball

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bwtrbasketball/

We look forward to growing and expanding our outreach via social media and hope you take a few moments to help support us by clicking the links above!

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger


Ghosts, Phantoms, Spirits and Author Jeff Belanger to Haunt the Bridgewater Public Library on November 7th at 6:30 p.m. Emmy-nominated Host of New England Legends on PBS, Ghostvillage.com founder, and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures writer to offer an evening of true ghost stories, research, and evidence from around the world. Jeff Belanger knows all about things that go bump in the night. For the last 17 years, he’s searched the world for monsters, ghosts, and other paranormal legends that have seeped into our culture, folklore, religion, and even our history books.

He is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal including the best sellers: The World's Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, Our Haunted Lives, and Who's Haunting the White House?. He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google, and a noted speaker and media personality. In January of 2014 he was asked to give a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City.(www.jeffbelanger.com)

Belanger’s talk will include images, audio clips, and video from some of the world’s most infamous haunts plus a question and answer session for the audience. He will also have autographed books available for purchase.

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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Opioid Crisis Lecture

Opioid Crisis
Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life, Chapter N278

Thursday October 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center

Guest Speaker will be Rich Barnes, Recovering Addicts to First Responders & Parents and Siblings who have lost loved ones.

Opioids do not show favoritism, They get people of all ages, all types, from straight A students, corporate bosses, homemakers to drop outs.

Everyone is Invited to Learn How it Can be Someone close to you.

Hear what it is like to Lose a Loved One from a Drug Overdose.

NO ONE is immune, this is for the Whole Family, COME and Get Your Questions Answered.

IN AMERICA 59,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUGS IN 2016.

YES, THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU !

All religions are Welcome ❤

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Announcing: Curling Classes in December — Sign up today!



The South Shore Curling Club is full steam ahead and the Winter Olympics are fast approaching — it’s curling season in Massachusetts and we’re already planning our next Learn to Curl sessions!

We’re having two Learn to Curl sessions in December to teach people who want to try curling:
Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:10PM
Friday, December 29, 2017 from 8:40 to 10:50PM

Each session includes on-ice training followed by a real game, and all equipment is provided. No previous experience is required. The cost is $40 per person and will be held at the Bridgewater Ice Arena.

Register Now!

You can register now on our website: southshorecurling.com/ltc-dec2017/

These events do sell out, so sign up early. It also makes a great gift for the holidays — give the unique gift of curling!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Cub Scout Pack 35 Haunted House


Come if you dare...

Cub Scout Pack 35's Haunted House

Where: Central Square Congregational Church (71 Central Square, Bridgewater)

Date: Saturday, October 28th

Time: 6PM to 8PM


Preferred donation is $3 per person. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

GBWOT Touch-a-Truck Event


When: Sunday, October 29 (weather Permitting)

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

Time: 11-2 PM

Cost: $5 per person

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

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

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jenny Foxtrot Ballroom Dancing


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

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

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

American Heart Association Heartsaver Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Central Square Congregational Church Seeks Donations for Annual Fair

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery


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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Off the Common Coffee House: Susie Burke & David Surett

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

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

Susie Burke & David Surett

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

North Korea Specialist at BSU


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

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

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BSU Aviation Schedules Open House


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living a Tax Free Retirement

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

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

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

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

Health and Public Safety Expo

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



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

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

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