Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Events at the Library in December

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

Now-Dec 5: Register for Christmas Bingo on December 6. Ages Kindergarten and up.

Friday, December 1 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 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. Week 1.

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 Week 5.

Monday, December 4 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie. The Glass Castle.

Tuesday, December 5 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: “How the Grinch stole Christmas”. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, December 5 @ 4:15 p.m.: “Mom & Me Gingerbread House Decorating”. Registration required. Ages 5-9 with adult. Limited spaces.

Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:30 p.m.: Gary Hylander lecture: Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Wednesday, December 6 @ 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, December 6 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Story Time and Craft with Mrs. Davis. Geared towards ages 2+. No registration.

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

Thursday, December 7 @ 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 8 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 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. Week 2.

Monday, December 11 @ 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 Week 6.

Tuesday, December 12 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, December 12 @ 6:30 p.m.: Holiday Jazz Music with Paul Speidel.

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

Wednesday, December 13 @ 6:30 p.m.: Christmas Story Time and Craft with Miss Emily. Geared towards ages 2+. No registration.

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

Thursday, December 14 @ 1:00 p.m.: Half Day of School Movie. “ Nut Job 2: Nutty to Nature”. (PG, 92 minutes) All ages with adult, no registration. 1:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 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. Week 3.

Monday, December 18 @ 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 Week 7.

Monday, December 18 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie. TBD.

Tuesday, December 19 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Friday, December 22 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: STEM with Miss Nicole for an 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. Week 4.

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lions Christmas Decorations




The Bridgewater common was decorated on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a miracle each year that after Thanksgiving the decorations on the Common appear. The Bridgewater Lions Club is responsible for this. There were 25 Lions who volunteered their time to set up the decorations this year . Lion Don Swarce organizes the work and Lions members paint the decorations in September and October. There were ten B-R Robotics team members, one West Bridgewater High School Football player and one Raynwater Player member who volunteered their time for community service.

Over the years each of the handcrafted decorations has grown. The decorations include the wooden soldiers, the gingerbread house and the gingerbread people, the carolers, the candy canes, the rustic New England church, the Nativity scene, the Hanukkah candles, Santa, his Chair and mailbox, and the train. Even before the train is completely set up there are children waiting to "drive the train" or "sit in one of the cars".

The angels were donated by a local resident whose father made them. The Nativity scene was donated by a local artist. The train was built by inmates at the Correctional Institute many years ago. The elves, candy canes and other wooden figures were made by Lions members.
You may wonder how the Lions are able to pay for all of the decorations. The answer is simple. We fund raise and hold activities year round and we rely on the generous support of the businesses and people of Bridgewater.

Our main sponsor for decorating the Common is Bridgewater Savings Bank who generously funded the materials costs again this year. There were twelve lamp posts that needed new garland and bows this year.

Ken Perry of Perry’s Automotive on Wall Street transported the decorations. Butch Bump and Sue of Inline Fence came down to help with the post holes, which saved a lot of time.

Lions are Helen Keller’s “knights of the blind”. The mission is to prevent blindness by raising funds to further Mass Lions Eye Research. Lions purchase eyeglasses for both school children and others unable to pay for sight, sponsor youth sports, scholarships and hearing aids. The monies collected go 100% into their charity account. No one in the Bridgewater Lions Club is paid, no percentage goes into administering the charity fund.

Anyone interested in assisting with this community project is welcome. Lions are always looking for new members and residents wishing to be involved.

The Bridgewater Business Association hosts a fantastic “Christmas on the Common” and this year it will be held on December 3rd. Please click here for more information.

Bridgewater Lions Club contact Carl Hanson and his email is chanson565@yahoo.com if you would like to become involved.

Historical lecture on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

A historical lecture on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” presented by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Charles Dickens novella “A Christmas Carol”, published in 1843, has become one of the best loved Christmas tales of all time. You know the story, but do you know the history behind it? Join us as Gary Hylander sheds light on the history and vision of a most cherished work.

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tom Madden Music

Ousamequin Club of The Bridgewaters Presents 

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Bridgewater Senior Center,
10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA

Full band sound with keyboards and guitar--holiday & contemporary songs. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds from this concert will benefit Bridgewater Operation Santa and the Ousamequin Club will be collecting new toys to be donated.

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


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Bridgewater Garden Club Greens Sale

BRIDGEWATER GARDEN CLUB

HOLIDAY GREENS SALE

Saturday, December 2, 2017

9:00 AM - NOON

Bridgewater Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater
(Off Rte 18/28)

Decorated Wreaths, Arrangements, Swags,
Cemetery Baskets, Specialty Items

COOKIE WALK – HOMEMADE COOKIES $5.00 a can
Pick your own selection of cookies
(9:00 – UNTIL GONE)
        More information needed, call 508-697-7617
         

                    501(3) c, Sale Proceeds support our Scholarship Fund

Breakfast with Santa


The Bridgewater-Raynham High School's Art Club and School Climate Group is sponsoring a breakfast with Santa!

Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 8AM to 11AM
Location: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Cafeteria

$5/person or up to $15/family

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast including arts and crafts, as well!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gun regulations/rights forum at Bridgewater State University

The Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership at Bridgewater State University is hosting a talk on gun rights that features two members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Representatives Peter Durant (R-6th Worcester District) and David Linsky (D-5th Middlesex District) will discuss issues concerning gun regulation and gun rights – both locally and nationally – and the efforts the state legislature has taken or could take to balance these competing perspectives.

The public policy forum will be held Monday, Nov. 27 from 11:15 to 12:05 p.m. in the Moakley Center Auditorium, 100 Burrill Ave. The event is open to the public in addition to all members of the BSU community.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bridgewater Garden Club Greens Workshop for Kids

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold a Greens workshops for ages 5-12 on Monday, December 11 at 4:15 P.M. and Wednesday, December 13 at 4:15 P.M. in the afternoon at the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center. The children will learn about greens and hollies and design their own arrangement to bring home. There is no fee and all materials are provided.. Only 25 will be accepted each day. Parents should stay with the children although you will sit off to the side as this is their creation.

To register please send the name, age, telephone number to reach you and day of attendance to: Gardening74@yahoo.com

Please put “Children’s Greens” in the subject line.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Bridgewater Golden Agers Christmas Party



Wednesday, December 13th from 12:00-2:00

Meadow Brook Restaurant

Rte 27, 1486 Main St., Hanson, MA

Entertainment: Gary Leanues

Choice of chicken, fish, or beef

Cost: Non-members $10.00

Checks payable to Lillian Primavera,

75 Concetta Dr., Bridgewater, MA 02324

For more info, contact Luigi Primavera at 508-697-6710

Friday, November 17, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas Annual Holiday Bazaar


Join St. Thomas Aquinas for a Holiday Bazaar

Christmas Crafts
Plants
Baked Goods
Candy
Jewelry
Knitting & Sewing
Toys
Basket Raffles
White Elephant

Visit with Santa from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A light lunch will be served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Global Religious Studies Keynote 11/21

Global Religious Studies invites you to attend our Fall GRS Keynote Address:
Investing in Democracy: Global Religions in the Public Square
Muslims and the Making of America, a Conversation with Dr. Amir Hussain

Tuesday, November 21, 12:15-2:00pm Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Opening Remarks by Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Karim Ismaili

Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by the Provost’s Investing in Democracy Series, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Canadian Studies Council and the Departments of Anthropology, History and Politics

Biographical Statement: http://faculty.lmu.edu/amirhussain/


Dr. Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular specialty is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. His most recent book is Muslims and the Making of America, published in 2016 by Baylor University Press. He is the co-editor for the fourth editions of World Religions: Western Traditions, and World Religions: Eastern Traditions, textbooks published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor for the third edition of A Concise Introduction to World Religions, published by OUP in 2015. Prior to those books, he wrote an introduction to Islam for North Americans entitled Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God (Kelowna: Copper House, 2006). He has published over 50 book chapters and scholarly articles about religion.

Monday, November 13, 2017

First Parish Bridgewater Annual Holly Faire






Join First Parish Bridgewater for the Annual Holly Day Faire  - buy your holiday gifts from 20 local artisans & crafters, enjoy homemade cookies & soup! Visit with Santa! and more...

20 Local Artisans & Crafters
Wrap-up your holiday shopping – buy the perfect gift made locally. 

Cookie Walk! 
Select your favorites…
From so many varieties: pecan shortbread, chocolate peppermint bark, molasses, etc. 
Enjoy a cookie with a cup of hot chocolate.
Take a dozen or more home.

Visits with Santa & Holiday Entertainment

Browse and Buy gift books for children & adults

Saturday 11a – 2p Soup Buffet!
Ten or more varieties – creamy corn chowder, chicken with rice, savory lentil, squash bisque.
Get a bottomless cup and sample them all.
Take out available.

Hours
Friday, December 8, 2017 6-8pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10am-2pm

Friday, November 10, 2017

Celebration of Thanksgiving

Celebration of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 21st at 7 PM
Scotland Trinitarian Congregational Church
1000 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, MA

The Bridgewater Council of Churches welcomes everyone as we gather together and share our blessings with one another. The Thanksgiving Message will be delivered by Rev. Ken Mantler from the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

~Time of Fellowship and food following the service...please bring something to share
~Join the Community Choir...rehearsal at 6:00. All welcome!
~All donations shared with local food pantries...please bring a donation of a non-perishable food.

Check out our Facebook event page.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

B-R Senior Class Lock-In Fundraiser

The Bridgewater-Raynham Senior Class is holding a fundraiser on Saturday to benefit their year-end Lock-In.

This is a great opportunity to clean out some stuff from your home and support a great cause!


AAUW Meeting

On Wednesday, November 15th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet at the Arbors in Taunton, located at 763 County Street. The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 6:00p.m.

A silent auction for the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund and Education Foundation will take place.

AAUW membership is open to all women holding an associate or equivalent, Baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members.

For more information about the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. The AAUW also maintains a website at: www.aauw.org

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Greens Workshops for Kids

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold Greens Workshops for ages 5-12 on Monday, December 11 at 4:15 P.M. and Wednesday, December 13 at 4:15 P.M. in the afternoon at the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center. 
The children will learn about greens and hollies and design their own arrangement to bring home. There is no fee and all materials are provided.. Only 25 will be accepted each day. Parents should stay with the children although you will sit off to the side as this is their creation.
To register please send the name, age, telephone number to reach you and day you wish to attend to:

On subject line include "Kids Greens"

Friday, November 3, 2017

Central Square Congregational Church UCC Annual Fair & Turkey Supper


Central Square Congregational Church UCC Annual Fair & Turkey Supper
71 Central Square (on the common), Bridgewater

Friday, November 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm (including Pie & coffee night!)
Saturday, November 11, 9:00am-2:00pm, including luncheon service
Saturday, November 11, 5pm & 6:30pm turkey supper seatings (or takeout)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
~ Free coffee during the Veterans’ Day parade, and all through the Saturday fair hours, 9-2 ~
All of your favorites will be there:
* Pie! (Friday evening pie & coffee)
* The cookie walk (how many different cookies can you fit in your tin?) and other baked goods
* Homemade candy and goodies
* Hand-made gift items
* The famous Christmas room
* Jewelry
* Attic treasures rummage
* Silent auction gift baskets
* Lunch service 11-1: Beth Basler’s amazing luncheon soups, chicken salad sandwiches, walking tacos, and meatball subs
* Hanson Farm harvest table

Turkey supper, to eat in or take out: 5pm and 6:30pm seatings, or order for takeout. Reservations required, seating is limited. Call 508-697-6016 (M-F, 9am-1pm) or email office@csccucc.com to reserve your seat or takeout meal. Adult $12; senior/student $8; children under 12 $6; family (up to two adults and the children that live with them) $35. If you email, the information required: 5pm/6:30pm/Takeout?

Name
Phone number
How many people in your party?

CSCC is a Bridgewater Food Pantry donation site. Please bring a nonperishable item if you are able.


Visit www.csccucc.org for full details, or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/csccuccbridgewaterma.