Saturday, August 18, 2018

Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies




Come pastel paint Monet’s Water Lilies with Gregory Maichack at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, September 4th @ 5:30 pm.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Gregory Maichack twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Award, and award-winning pastelist, presents an adult hands-on workshop, “Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies”.

Imagine using the actual imagery that inspired Monet to paint his “Water Lily” paintings. In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants create their own pastel painting. Greg demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can easily pastel paint while applying techniques applied by masters. He provides hundreds of professional grade pastels, paper, & pencils.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org under events.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bernier's 67th Anniversary - Save The Date!


Please join us for our 67th Year Anniversary Celebration!!

September 8, 2018 starting at 12:00pm

In addition to wine, beer and liquor tastings, we will also have games, giveaways and raffles.  

A portion of all raffle proceeds will be donated to the Bridgewater Food Pantry.

Radio station 99.1 will be there from 12 - 2 pm. 

Bernier's would like to thank all of their family, friends and customers for 67 years of business.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mosquito Control Information



The Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project is currently taking in requests from residents to have their properties sprayed for mosquitos. Residents can contact the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project at (781) 585-5450 to request a spraying; you can request up to 8 times. The Bridgewater Health Department has provided the following memo containing information about this program. Click the link to learn more: How to Request a Mosquito Control Spraying


Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project:

Welcoming Our Neighbors: Special Services In Bridgewater

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Bridgewater would like to invite all of its neighbors from Bridgewater and the surrounding towns to two special "Welcoming Our Neighbors" services on Sunday August 19 and Sunday August 26 at 10:30 a.m. in our historic church at 50 School St. Bridgewater, just off the town common.  Please join us in our lovely New England style sanctuary and meet our friendly congregants. We would love to get to know you!

August 19th:  "Our Beloved Community" - At First Parish, we covenant to live together in peace, to speak the truth in love, and to help one another.  It works for us and it could work for you, too!  

August 26th: "Our Living Tradition" - Unitarian Universalists express their beliefs using many different kinds of religious language and drawing from a variety of religious traditions.  In the end, these are the many different ways we have come to understand our place in creation -- and it all comes down to having faith in the power of love.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Eighth Season




The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its eighth year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras. We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who not only enjoy the dancing (it’s great exercise!), but also enjoy the opportunity for joyful interaction with others. 

For 2018/2019, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, a twelve session winter/spring series, all 20 sessions, OR may attend any dance without committing to the series. No prior experience is required, all dances are taught, and first time attendees get a free night! Dances are held on alternating Fridays—with some exceptions—from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Bridgewater Senior Center. (Note: This is not a seniors’ only event.) Dates for the fall are September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 9 and 16, and December 7 and 21. Dates for the winter/spring series are: January 4 and 18, February 1 and 15, March 1, 15, and 29, April 5 and 19, May 3 and 31, and June 7. Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $72 for the winter/spring, or $105 ($15 savings) to sign up for both. Single night attendees will be charged $8 per dance. 

Dance leader, Sam Baumgarten, professor emeritus at Bridgewater State University, has over 40 years of teaching experience and continues to teach classes at BSU in folk, square, and contra dance. To obtain a registration form or for more information, contact Sam at 774-208-2933, or sbaumgarten@verizon.net. Don’t be afraid to try it out, maybe get out of your comfort zone. You won’t be disappointed!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

New Exhibit in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery


Local artist Sean Cassidy is known for his contemporary portraits and landscapes painted atop aerial map images. “The map and the portrait are intertwined and create a metaphor about origins and how it connects us to the place,” says Cassidy. His work has won various awards and has been exhibited in both national and international juried exhibitions. Cassidy is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and teaches at the Cape Cod Art Association and his studio. For more information, visit http://seanjcassidy.com

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:30 pm.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in August


In the Art Gallery: During the months of August and September is “Mapscapes” by Sean J. Cassidy.
 
Now thru September 1:  Enter our Back to School Raffle to win back to school supplies!  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00.  Displayed and sold at the main circulation desk on the first floor.  Winner drawn on September 4! You do not need to be present to win.
 
Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Summer Reading Finale! Join us for yo-yos, music and dance with The Ooch Experience.  All ages welcome, no registration.
 
August 9 thru September 1:  Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store begins with all adult books, CDs, and DVDs half off.  All adult’s items are now 50¢, August 9 thru September 1.
 
Friday, August 10 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lego Mania:  Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program.  We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.
 
Monday, August 13 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie and Popcorn: Wrinkle in Time.  (PG, 120 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Tuesday, August 14 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.:  Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook.  Registration was required for this session.  Week 4 of 5 week program.
 
Wednesday, August 15 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Candy Bar Bingo.   Join us for a game of Candy Bar Bingo; winners take home prizes including CANDY! Ages K+, registration required.
 
Friday, August 17:  Registration opens Music and Movement with Nancy Kidd on August 30 @ 10:30-11:15 a.m.  For ages walkers to 5.
 
Saturday, August 18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog!  Read him a story or just visit with him!   All ages welcome, no registration.
 
Monday, August 20 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Ernest Goes to Camp. (PG, 92 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Monday, August 20 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: A Quiet Place.  (PG-13, 90 min). 
 
Monday, August 20 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: A Quiet Place.  (PG-13, 90 min). 
 
Tuesday, August 21 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.:  Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook.  Registration was required for this session.  Week 5 of 5 week program.
 
Tuesday, August 21 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Parent Trap.  (PG, 128 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Wednesday, August 22 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Holes.  (PG, 97 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Thursday, August 23 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Heavyweights.  (PG, 117 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Thursday, August 30 @ 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Music and Movement with Nancy Kidd.  For ages walkers to 5, registration required.
 
Friday, August 31 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Make and Take Craft:  Drop in to make your own Back to School Trail Mix! Create this edible treat to take home with you! Ages 3+, no registration. 

** CANCELLATIONS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
 
 
For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.
  

Monday, August 6, 2018

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Sampling in Bridgewater

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced on 8/3/2018 that (WNV) has been detected in Mosquitoes in Bridgewater, Massachusetts for the first time this year. The mosquito sample was collected on July 31, 2018 in the Town of Bridgewater. As of August 6, 2018 there are NO positive tests for (EEE). 

By taking a few common-sense precautions people can help to protect themselves and their loved ones: 

Avoid Mosquito Bites 
Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours- The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during the evening or early morning. Otherwise take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing. Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult when it's hot but wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin. 

Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, Ndiethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridan (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)) according to the instructions on the label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 3 0% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applies to the skin. 

Mosquito- Proof Your Home Drain Standing Water- Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools and change water in birdbaths frequently. Install or Repair Screens- Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all your windows and doors. 

While the Health Department continues to work closely with MDPH and other agencies, locally we are actively taking steps to prepare our community for any future positive results.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

2018 Fall Tops Soccer Registration OPEN!




Bridgewater Youth Soccer Association wants to let everyone know that along with our popular Fall Recreational Program, our TOPS Fall Program is also now open for registration.

TOPS (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-12 years with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition.

TOPS is open to any child with a disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spina Bifida. It may be necessary to provide a doctor's permission slip in order for your child to participate. Participants must be born on or after August 1, 2006 and on or before July 31, 2014. (U6-U12). Participants are not limited to the town of Bridgewater and this is a no cost program.

The season will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2018 and continue every Saturday for eight weeks. Each game/practice will be held at the Flagg Street fields at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact 
bridgewateryouthsoccerinfo@gmail.com with any questions.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wiffle Ball Tournament for Girl's Softball



Bridgewater Girls Softball is hosting their 2nd Annual Wiffleball Tournament on Saturday, August 11th.  The opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Last year they had 20 teams competing in 2 co-ed divisions. Please help them to make this year’s tournament bigger and better. The deadline for team registrations is August 4th so get your teams in. You can register online by using the link below or by going to the BGSL home page.

2nd Annual Wiffleball Tournament Registration Form

If you aren't able to play you can still support BGSL by sponsoring the event. If you’re interested in helping in other ways, they will be looking for volunteers to help with both the operations during the tournament and helping in the snack shack. This is a fun way to help support local youth sports.

Please sign up soon as the registration deadline is August 4th! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Absentee Ballots Now Available for the September 4th State Primary Election

Absentee ballots for the State Primary Election are available in the Town Clerk's Office. Residents may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because of the following reasons:
  • Absence from Town during the hours the polls are open
  • Physical disability
  • Observing religious beliefs
The State Primary Election is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and the voting will be held at the Bridgewater Mitchell Middle School located at 166 Mount Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours for voting absentee:

Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ABSENTEE DEADLINE: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

For further information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Deadline to Register to Vote for the State Primary Election

Bridgewater Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that Wednesday, August 15, 2018 is the deadline to register to vote and/or change party enrollment for the upcoming State Primary Election to be held on September 4th.

The Voter Registration Session will be held at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square and will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 15th.

Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before August 15th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Recreational League Registration


Come join the fun at Bridgewater Youth Soccer's Flagg Street fields this fall! Register your child today for the 8-week Fall Recreational League, open to Bridgewater residents ages 4 - entering grade 9.

What's the commitment?

All games will be held on Saturdays. Children in divisions Grades 1/2 and above will have one practice during the week.

What's the cost?
The cost of the program is $95.00 (or $75.00 for early bird registration now through August 5) per child with a multiple child discount of $10.00 each additional child after first registration.

How can I register?Visit the BYSA website at: http://www.bridgewateryouthsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=512258 and click on the red "Register Today" button.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

On The Spot Admission Offered at BSU Transfer Night


Apply for admission into a Bridgewater State University bachelor’s night or online degree program and receive an on-the-spot admissions decision at the College of Continuing Studies Transfer Night on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the BSU Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth St.

Continuing Studies offers 11 campus-based night degree programs in Bridgewater and a new online degree completion program in communication studies with concentrations in public relations or film, video and media studies.

On-the-spot admission at Transfer Night provides prospective students the opportunity to apply for admission and start the fall enrolled in a bachelor’s night or online program.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the Transfer Night website a www.bridgew.edu/ccs/tn. Admissions professionals from the College of Continuing Studies will be on hand to discuss degree programs, transferring credits to BSU and the admissions process.

BSU offers more than 500 night and online courses each semester. Night degree completion programs in Bridgewater include: accounting and finance, art, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, English, management, marketing, psychology, sociology and special education (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8 or 5-12 concentration).

For more information or to register for the session, call 508.531.2788 or visitwww.bridgew.edu/ccs.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Research Firm to Conduct Planning Survey for Town of Bridgewater


In mid-August 2018; the Town of Bridgewater will be conducting residential telephone surveys, as part of a long-term planning study for the town. The purpose of this survey is to measure residents' opinions regarding a variety of town services, resources, and identify opportunities to drive economic development. The survey itself will be conducted by GreatBlue Research, Inc., a professional research firm located in Cromwell, CT. This survey will be vital in helping the Town understand the concerns and priorities of its residents/businesses and guide them in making decisions that best reflect the changing goals and needs of its population. 

A random sample of Bridgewater residents will be called and the name of the firm ("GreatBlue") will show up on caller ID should you have the technology at your home. If you do not have the technology, the phone number that appears will be 860-740-4000, or a variation of that (i.e., 860-740-4005, -4006 or -4007). As required by the Code of Ethics of the National Council on Public Polls and the United States Privacy Act of 1974, GreatBlue Research, Inc. maintains the anonymity of respondents to surveys the firm conducts. No information will be released that might, in any way, reveal the identity of the respondent to the Town of Bridgewater.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Town-Wide Mandatory Water Meter Replacement Program



The Water Department has initiated a mandatory program to upgrade all Town water meter to a cellular read meter reading system. Which means that all residential water meters in Town will need to be replaced with these new cellular meters. The Water Department has hired a third party vendor, Mass Installation Inc. (MII), to install theses meters. The program will continue until all residential meters have been replaced.

Notices will be sent to all residents to schedule appointments when the company reaches your section of Town. Please call the 800 number on the notice to schedule an appointment to have your meter replaced. If a resident does not respond to the flyer, Mass Installation may go door to door to attempt to schedule an appointment.

This meter replacement is at no cost to the homeowner's that already have existing Town water meters in their homes.

If people have questions or concerns they can call the Water Department directly at 508-697-0910.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Free Movie Saturdays in Bridgewater


Free Movie Saturdays is coming to Bridgewater starting next Saturday! Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Family Photos & More - all FREE! Activities begin at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at sundown. Bring your friends and family and enjoy!

Sponsored by MeetingHouse Church 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Holistic Healthy Hounds: Canine Nutrition and Health


“Holistic Healthy Hounds: Canine Nutrition and Health” workshop with Liz White from Sweetwolf Training and Nutrition


Tuesday, July 24th @ 6:30 pm being held at the Bridgewater Public Library


Learn the ins and outs of the dog food world and how feeding commercial diets impacts canine health. Participants will learn how to incorporate fresh farm ingredients into their dog's food, the benefits of feeding ingredients that are produced close to home, and holistic options to aid in the management of common canine ailments.

Liz White is a certified trainer and canine behaviorist with 10+ years in the animal care field. She loves putting her passions for local, organic, sustainable foods and animals together to help humans and their furry friends all feel their best. Liz co-runs Sweetwolf Training & Nutrition - they make incredible raw dog food, with sustainable ingredients they grow & raise! 

Registration is required. Register at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org, go to events scroll to July 24th and click register. Workshop is free and open to the public.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Bridgewater State University Bridge Partnership Program





During the week of July 23rd, the Senior Center and the Bridgewater Housing Authority will be welcoming Middle School and High School students from Bridgewater State University’s Summer Bridge Partnership program. Special events are being planned that week from 1:00-3:00 pm, MondayThursday, and include: Painting with the Senior Painters, a technology program including an ice cream social, BINGO with prizes, and a car wash. More details will be posted, including specific events, dates, and times. We hope you will join us during this week to give these students a fun experience!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Catch Your Pet Reading!


The dog days of summer are here.  Time to show off your furry friends! Post a photo of your pet "reading" a book on the Bridgewater Public Library Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #BWPLCaughtReading for a chance to win a prize for your dog or cat. Make sure you include your pet's name. Winner will be randomly selected on July 24th at our upcoming Canine Nutrition & Health program. All entries are due by July 23rd!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

English as a Second Language Group


Bridgewater Resources Education And Development Community Outreach Center will be kicking off their English As A Second Language Group on Saturday, July 7th at 10 a.m. at BREAD, which is located at 46 Central Square.

Do you know anyone who would like to learn English or someone who can speak English but would like to learn more pronunciation, grammar or conversational English for free?

For more information visit 46 Central Square Tues - Sat 10-2 or call 508-524-3895.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cinch Sacs to Support Go Gold For Childhood Cancer


Sadly in today’s world, most of us have been affected by cancer. A loved one, a dear friend or yourself. The heartbreaking ones are the children. Such a scary and unknown road for them to travel. Please sponsor a bag or two today. Each $30 donation gets a bag and helps fill it for children and teens going through chemo at Children’s Hospital. Please contact Lisa Ghelfi of Thirty-One by clicking here for more for more information or to sponsor you bag today. The bags will be delivered to Children’s Hospital in September for Go Gold Month.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Free Lemonade and Bathroom Access


Free lemonade and access to restrooms will be available Wednesday, July 4, starting at 10 a.m at the Central Square Congregational Church on the Common during the annual Bridgewater Fourth of July Parade.  Bottles of water for a nominal donation will be sold to benefit the Food Pantry.  It’s gonna be hot! Stop by and say hello and have a cool drink.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in July




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

June 21 thru August 8: Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store begins with all children's books, CDs, and DVDs half off. All children’s items are now 50¢, today thru August 8, 2018.

June 22: Registration opens for Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. This popular program is back for a five week program beginning Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for this free program! This program will be held at the Bridgewater Public Library and is recommended for age 3-7. Registration for this program can be done online at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org or by calling 508-697-3331.

June 23: Registration begins for Summer Reading. Open to ages 3-12, sign up for Summer Reading 2018, the theme this year is Libraries Rock! Registration for Summer Reading must be done in person at the Bridgewater Public Library.

CANCELLED MONDAY, JUNE 25 @ 6:30 P.M.: KICKOFF PROGRAM CANCELLED

Tuesday, June 26 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: See website for details. (G, 84 min.) All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Wednesday, June 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July wreath. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, June 28 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Monday, July 2 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of noise maker. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, July 5: Registration opens for Book Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 20.

Monday, July 9 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. See website for details. (PG, 104 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Wednesday, July 11 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Juliette. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 12 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, July 13 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.

Saturday, July 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog! Read him a story or just visit with him! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, July 16 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. See website for details. (PG, 109 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, July 17 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Registration required for this session. Week 1 of 5 week program.

Tuesday, July 17 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Animal Affair. Drop in anytime between 1:00-3:00 p.m. to meet live animals. Rain or shine in meeting room. No registration, all ages.

Wednesday, July 18 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Juliette. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 19 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, July 20 @ 10:30 a.m.: Book Bingo. Join us for a game of Book Bingo, winners take home BOOK prizes! Ages 6+, registration required.

Saturday. July 21: Registration opens for Candy Bar Bingo. For school aged children (K+). Will be held at 1:00 p.m. on July 30.

Monday, July 23 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie and Popcorn. See website for details. (PG, 91 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, July 24 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Registration required for this session. Week 2 of 5 week program.

Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Juliette. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, July 26 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, July 27: Register for STEM program with Easton Children’s Museum, to be held on Friday, August 3 @ 10:30 a.m. recommended for ages 4-8. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Monday, July 30 @ 1:00 p.m.: Candy Bar Bingo. Join us for a game of Candy Bar Bingo; winners take home prizes including CANDY! Ages K+, registration required.

Tuesday, July 31 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Registration required for this session. Week 3 of 5 week program.

CANCELLATIONS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page
.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Join the South Shore Curling Club





The South Shore Curling Club is already planning for the upcoming 2018-19 curling season, and we hope you’ll be part of it!

Join the South Shore Curling Club

We have worked with the Bridgewater Ice Arena to add a second night of curling. If you've wanted to curl with us, now you can!

You can join our Fall Season on Tuesdays (10 weeks from Oct–Dec) and our Winter Season on Mondays (10 weeks from Jan–Mar) — both nights we'll be curling from 8:10-10:40pm. The cost is $80 to join the club (to cover dues, insurance, etc.) then $150 per season ($300 for all 20 weeks). 

To answer some frequently asked questions:
the only prerequisite to join is that you've participated in a Learn to Curl (see below)
no equipment is necessary (you can use the club's brooms and sliders)
you don't need to join as a team (we'll assign teams)
it's OK if you can't make it to every night

You can sign up now on our website:

Learn to Curl

If you haven’t had a chance to try curling at one of our Learn to Curls yet, we’ll be having some sessions before the seasons starts in the fall. Dates are still TBD, but we will send registration info to this mailing list when we do know.

If you have any other questions, just ask.

Good curling!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bridgewater Celebrates the 4th of July



All Events on July 4th

10:00am Parade- Starts at BSU, winds through Common

11:00am Arts and Music Fest at BSU Boyden Quad

5:00pm Rides/Food/Music at Legion Field

9:30pm Fireworks at Legion Field

100 % of this event is funded by Donations, please help us continue this great tradition.  For info regarding Parade and Fireworks, and to Donate, log onto BridgewaterMA4th.com or email Lisa at BuzzCurl@Comcast.net

For info regarding Arts and Music Festival, and to Donate, log onto Bridgewater4th.com or email Nora at Nora.Tarr@comcast.net.

For Media Inquiries, contact Jeff Fowler at j1fw@aol.com or 508-697-1833

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Central Square Congregational Church, UCC Golf Tournament


Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino


Create a Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio
Tuesday, June 26th @ 6:30 pm at the Bridgewater Public Library

Looking for a fun unique evening out? How about creating your own seascape window? 
There is no age limit, it doesn’t matter what your level is this is all about fun. We provide all the supplies and the instructor. Feel free to bring shells from your personal collection too! Fee is $40.00 per person, portion goes directly to Bridgewater Public Library to support future programs.

Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Party registration tab, scroll to June 26th. http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/
Don’t wait, reserve your spot now. Come join the fun!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Starstruck Exhibit at the Library


The Bridgewater Public Library will feature Starstruck an exhibit of astrophotography by the Aldrich Astronomical Society in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of June and July.
Aldrich Astronomical Society (AAS), which was founded in 1932, is one of the oldest astronomy clubs in the United States. They are dedicated to promoting an understanding of the night sky.

The astrophotographers are passionate about taking photos of the solar system objects and distant galaxies, nebula, and supernovae.

The exhibit features jaw-dropping images of the skies by various artists. From terrestrial views to colorful auroras, their images capture the vast miracle of the universe. This exhibit is a unique and interesting art experience. www.aldrich.club/store

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 am.

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.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Volunteers Needed at Bridgewater Music Alley

Bridgewater Music Alley's season begins on June 7th! We are currently seeking volunteers to be on site from 4 to approximately 8:30 PM to help setup the space before performances (setting up light chairs, wiping off tables, etc), to stay during performances and answer any questions patrons might have such as where the bathroom is etc), then breakdown after (putting away said light chairs and covering, etc). Each Thursday night you commit to would be 4.5 hours of community service that we would sign off on at the end of each performance!

Please fill out the Music Alley's contact form if you are interested in volunteering: http://www.bridgewatermusicalley.com/contact.html

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bridgewater Resources Education And Development Community Outreach Center


Events at the Library in June

In the Art Gallery: During the months of June and July is a collection of astrophotography by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.

Monday, June 4 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: Nostalgia.

Monday, June 4 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: Nostalgia.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 6:30 p.m.: Exploring the Solar System. Aldrich Astronomical Society presents a family friendly program on the Solar System and Beyond! Learn how to use a small telescope and binoculars to explore your solar system. Space artifacts will be on display. Chances for kids to win spacey door prizes. Come early to see the amazing Aldrich astrophotography in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. Aldrich volunteers will answer any astronomy and space questions.

Wednesday, June 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, June 6 @ 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, June 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.

Saturday, June 16 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog. Duncan will be here to visit and would love to be read to. Visit with him at the Bridgewater Public Library! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, June 18 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make an edible hamburger craft to take home! This sweet treat is fun to make! This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper! No registration, while supplies last!

Monday, June 18 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: American Graffiti.

Monday, June 18 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: American Graffiti.

Thursday, June 21: Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store
begins with all children's books, CDs, and DVDs half off. All children’s items are now 50¢, today thru August 8, 2018.

Friday, June 22: Registration opens for Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. This popular program is back for a five week program beginning Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for this free program! This program will be held at the Bridgewater Public Library and is recommended for age 3-7. Registration for this program can be done online at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org or by calling 508-697-3331.

Saturday, June 23: Registration begins for Summer Reading. Open to ages 3-12, sign up for Summer Reading 2018, the theme this year is Libraries Rock! Registration for Summer Reading must be done in person at the Bridgewater Public Library.

Monday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for a family friendly event as we kickoff Summer Reading 2018 with a program by the Motion Man. This program features magic, mime, circus, juggling and illusion. No registration.

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m.: Create a Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio here at the Bridgewater Public Library. Fee is $40.00 per person. Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Party registration tab, scroll to June 26. http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Tuesday, June 26 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie. Recess: School’s Out! (G, 84 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, June 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July wreath. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, June 28 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!  

Babysitter Bootcamp




A 12-hour babysitter training course for students entering grade 6 & higher

Two-Day Course

Monday, June 25th & Tuesday, June 26th

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. BOTH DAYS

Course Fee: $65

REGISTER HERE: WWW.HER-CPR.COM

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

Course Location:

Conant Community Health Center
5 Wally Krueger Way
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Apply Early

Enrollment is limited and registration for this course is required.

For questions or further information please

call (508) 697-5800 or e-mail: her_cpr@yahoo.com

WWW.HER-CPR.COM

2018 BSU SwimAmerica Youth Summer Swimming Lesson Program


The BSU Aquatics Department will be hosting our annual SwimAmerica Youth Swimming Lesson Program 

Session 1 (July 9 -- July 20, 2018)
Session 2 (July 23 -- August 3, 2018)
Session 3 (August 6 -- August 17, 2018)

Please follow this link for registration information: 

Or please feel free to contact the BSU Aquatics Department at 508-531-2327 or email our program director (Michael Caruso) at: mcaruso@bridgew.edu
SIGN UP TODAY!
THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Food Pantry in Need

Central Square Congregational Church
Food Pantry in Need

Please consider donating to the Food Pantry at Central Square. All items are needed and can be dropped off at 71 Central Square.

Sundays 8:30 am-noon
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Food Pantry is open:

1st Monday of each month, 6-8 pm
Every Thursday, 10 am to 1:00 pm

For more information please call: 508 697-6016

Exploring the Solar System and Beyond!



“Exploring the Solar System and Beyond!” a family friendly presentation by the Aldrich Astronomical Society at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to use a small telescope and binoculars to explore your solar system. Space artifacts will be on display. Chances for kids to win spacey door prizes. Come early to see the amazing Aldrich astrophotography display in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. Aldrich volunteers will answer any astronomy and space questions.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Central Square Congregational Church Fundraiser


You know all those home movies and slides in your basement? Have them converted to DVD! Keep the memories intact, give them to Dad on Father's Day, or get ready for that family reunion. And do it 5/28-6/15, and you'll help Central Square Congregational Church, UCC keep their facility available for the twelve-step support groups, the scouts, the Bridgewater Food Pantry, the BSU Alumni Chorus, and so many more groups that call CSCC home. At no additional cost to you! Just mention you saw this fundraising flyer when you visit Visions Forever at 549 Bedford St Ste 2, in Whitman. 

 Visit www.csccucc.org/events for full church information, and www.visionsforever.net for info on their services. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Elite Girls Basketball Camp

Elite Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades K-8 will be held at B-R High School from June 25-29. Camp is run by Cheryl Seavey, B-R girls varsity basketball coach, and Kristen Clark.

If interested please send an email to elitebasketballcamp@ymail.com and an application will be mailed to you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Come to a FREE Viewing of the Movie "Marshall"


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie Marshall on Tuesday, May 22
Thurgood Marshall, a young lawyer, must defend a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, he partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street, Bridgewater
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Co-sponsored by
The Social Justice Committee of First Parish UU
and Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect.

Fifth in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Town of Bridgewater Rabies Clinic

Attention Dog & Cat Owners! Town of Bridgewater Rabies Clinic to be held May 19, 2018 at the Highway Department Town Barn, 151 High Street.

9 AM - 11 AM DOGS 6 Months and Older (Must be on a Leash)

11 AM - 12 PM CATS (Must be in a carrier)

FEES: $12/per vaccine (Cash or Check accepted)

DOG Licenses will also be available for sale.

QUESTIONS please call 508-697-0903

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Association of University Women




On Wednesday, May 16, 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/.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

TBC 5K & Fun Run


Memorial Day Assistance Needed


Retired Bridgewater Police Sergeant Ron Piche is asking for volunteers to help with setting up flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. If you can help out, the detail will start on Sunday the 20th and the meeting place is the Vet's Club on Cottage Street at 8:45 AM. 

 Any questions or RSVP's, can be directed to Sgt. Piche at 508-942-2629.