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.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Larz Anderson Auto Museum



The Bridgewater Public Library now has a membership to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum!

Just ten minutes from downtown Boston and nestled inside the 64 beautiful acres of Larz Anderson Park, the Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection”.

Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a day of exploration and fun that will create lasting memories for you and your group that is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave.

Reserve your discounted pass directly on our website at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org click on Museum Passes, locate the date you want and reserve with your library card number. This pass allows for FREE admission to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for up to FOUR (4) people. This pass may be picked up on the day of use. Bring your library card when you pick up the pass. Please keep in mind that this is a returnable pass.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bridgewater Garden Club Annual Garden and Flower Sale

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold the Annual Garden and Flower Sale, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 12th, from 9 AM to Noon at the Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way. 

Come and get shrubs, flowers. plants. perennials and other surprises!!  

Bridgewater Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

The Annual Bridgewater Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, from 9AM to Noon.

Tomato plants, perennials, trees and bushes will be featured. Proceeds go for scholarships to graduates and Civic Beautification projects!

Events at Bridgewater Public Library


In the Art Gallery: During the month of May is BRHS Art Students.
 
Saturday, May 5 @ 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.
 
Monday, May 7 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Oh the places you’ll go!  Join us to make a hot air balloon craft.  No registration, while supplies last.  Ages 3+ with adult helper. 
 
Monday, May 7 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Phantom Thread.
 
Monday, May 7 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Phantom Thread.
 
Tuesday, May 8 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD Lecture:  The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.
 
Wednesday, May 9 @ 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, May 9 @ 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, May 10 @ 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, May 11 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together 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 9.
 
Saturday, May 12 @ 10:00 a.m..: Create a portrait of your own pet 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, and scroll to May 12.http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/
 
Tuesday, May 15 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Wednesday, May 16 @ 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, May 16 @ 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, May 17 @ 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, May 18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together 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 10.
 
Saturday, May 19 @ 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, May 21 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Join us to make patriotic hats and snack!  No registration, while supplies last.  Ages 3+ with adult helper. 
 
Monday, May 21 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Hostiles.
 
Monday, May 21 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Hostiles.
 
Tuesday, May 22 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30 p.m.: Author Michael Maddigan “Massachusetts Correctional Institution- Bridgewater A Troubled Past”
 
Wednesday, May 23 @ 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, May 23 @ 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, May 24 @ 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, May 25 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together 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 11.
 
Monday, May 28:  Closed for Memorial Day.
 
Wednesday, May 30 @ 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, May 30 @ 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, May 31 @ 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.
 
** CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER/ILLNESS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
 
 
For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.

Friday, May 4, 2018

MCI-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past



Local author, Michael J. Maddigan will be speaking on his recent book “MCI-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums.

Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.
Books will be available to purchase and will include a signing.

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

Chris & Meredith Thompson at the Off the Common Coffeehouse




The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday May 5th 2018 at 7:30 will feature Chris & Meredith Thompson. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. The Off The Common Coffeehouse is located at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater.

Chris & Meredith Thompson are powerful performers with a natural warmth for the live concert stage" writes Tom Lounges in the Beat. Best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices, the Thompsons weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving. 

The Thompsons return to their roots on this album, singing spiritual songs that they grew up with at Stone Soup and at the First Baptist Church in America. The Thompsons vocals are at times powerful and soulful on upbeat traditional spiritual songs such as “Hand on the Plow” and “Wayfaring Stranger”. The unique harmonies rival those of the most beautiful early music compositions, with their sisterly voices switching harmonies and melting into one, mesmerizing the listener with stark and graceful simplicity. Their harmonies are particularly stunning on a cappella tunes such as “Be Still My Soul” and “Amazing Grace.” The spare instrumentation on the album reflects the Thompson’s live performance, and allows their emotive vocals to shine through.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Flora T. Little Art Gallery

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School students, led by instructor Ms. Shirley Wood, are exhibiting artwork in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the month of May.

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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Bridgewater Lions Club Dining for a Cause Event



Bridgewater Academy Lions Dining for a Cause (Lions Eye Research) is being held tomorrow night at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant from 5-9 PM.

If diners bring a printed copy of the flier with them for Dine-In or Take-Out tomorrow night, the 99 Restaurant will donate 15% of the total guest check (excluding tax & gratuity) to MLERF. This is a chance to enjoy good food and beverages and help a worthy cause at no additional cost beyond the guest check. Pre-printed flyers are available at the Bridgewater Public Library, Senior Center, and Polished Image Hair Salon.

In addition, the Bridgewater Academy Lions will have a prize drawings table, with prize ticket proceeds to benefit local scholarships, community programs, and other Lions charities.

BR-SEPAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm titled, Happy Square Pegs. Patti Menzel discusses embracing the strengths of autism, while sharing positive management strategies for an enriched autistic life. This presentation features a tale of transformation as we follow Patti from her undiagnosed years, institutionalizations, and initial response to an autism diagnosis to an awareness of the gifts of autism. This presentation features the impactful supports and strategies which have greatly improved Patti's connection, communication, and functioning. The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA.


The BR-SEPAC will hold a BR Staff Appreciation meeting at 6 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http:// www.thebridgectr.org

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Chamber Choir Concert


The Bridgewater State University Alumni Chamber Choir will present a special spring concert, “Once Upon Our Time,” at the Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

Directed by Dr. Carol A. Nicholeris, professor of music at BSU, the concert marks her retirement from the position of music director of the choir, which she has held since 2000. For her final concert repertoire, Dr. Nicholeris has chosen a selection of her favorite pieces that the choir has performed under her direction over the past 18 years, which will be accompanied by piano, percussion, flute, and washtub bass.
A presentation to honor Dr. Nicholeris and a reception will follow the concert. Tickets, $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students, will be available at the door.
Dr. Nicholeris, a resident of Rockland, focused her music education specialties and doctoral research interests in the areas of music education philosophy, brain research, curriculum design and music education methodologies. She joined the Department of Music faculty of Bridgewater State University in 1988, with specialties in music composition and general studies. In 1997, Dr. Nicholeris was inducted as a lifetime member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society of professional musicians, for her work in music education.
As a composer, Dr. Nicholeris has written for both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Upon request she composed two new songs for Bridgewater State University: “The Alumni Anthem,” which is the school’s new alma mater, and “Go Bears!,” the new fight song for the Athletic Department.
Her works have been performed by organizations such as the Greater Boston Youth Symphony, the Boston University Women’s Chorus, the Music Festival Chorus of Charlotte, NC, the Westfield State College Choir, the Bridgewater State University Chamber Choir, as well as other choruses throughout the United States and overseas.
Dr. Nicholeris’ works are published through E. C. Schirmer Music Publishers of Boston. She is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Nicholeris has an extensive background as a conductor of choral music and has directed church choirs, community choruses, and public-school choruses.
The BSU Alumni Chamber Choir is a non-profit chorale organization composed of volunteer BSU alumni and members of the community. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Jacob Liberles, professor emeritus of the university’s music department, the Alumni Choir performs a spring concert and winter concert each year, and at various university and area community venues across the region.
For further information, contact Arthur Sharpe, President BSUACC, 1.781.888.4490 and carptec2@aol.com or visit www.facebook.com/BSUACC.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

American Association of University Women - Taunton Branch



On Saturday, April 28th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet the home of Louise Freeman at 11a.m. for a business meeting.

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/.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BR-SEPAC May Presentation

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm titled, Happy Square Pegs. Patti Menzel discusses embracing the strengths of autism, while sharing positive management strategies for an enriched autistic life. 

This presentation features a tale of transformation as we follow Patti from her undiagnosed years, institutionalizations, and initial response to an autism diagnosis to an awareness of the gifts of autism. This presentation features the impactful supports and strategies which have greatly improved Patti's connection, communication, and functioning. 

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold a BR Staff Appreciation meeting at 6 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. 

Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http://www.thebridgectr.org

Monday, April 23, 2018

Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson Presentation


A presentation on the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. The framers of the Constitution had provided a legislative remedy to remove an errant president. Article II of the Constitution stipulated that a president could only be impeached and removed from office on conviction of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Join us as we discuss the process of impeachment and how the post war Civil War politics and partisanship of Reconstruction led to the impeachment of President Johnson.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD 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.


Emergency Notification Systems Test

The university will be testing its emergency notification systems on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 9:20 a.m. The test is designed to test the emergency communication systems and to ensure students and employees are prepared to react in an emergency. People on campus and in surrounding areas can expect to hear repeated siren sounds and a series of drill instructions.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to maintain a secure environment at Bridgewater State University.

Questions and concerns can be emailed to Matthew Rushton, Assistant Chief of Police at mrushton@bridgew.edu

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Paint A Portrait Of Your Pet


Paint a Portrait of Your Pet with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio

Saturday, May 12th @ 10:00 am 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 May 12th. 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 size is limited, so don’t wait to register.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Bridgewater Lions Club Youth Fishing Derby


An Intimate Gallery Reading with Spirit Medium Tiffany Rice




Traci Boiselle will be taking part in the Susan G Komen 3 day Walk in Philly this September. Tiffany Rice is a Spirit Medium and has offered to hold a fundraising Gallery reading to help raise money for this great event!

We are super excited to announce this very special event coming up in June!

Spirit Medium Tiffany and Traci will host the event at Tiffany's studio The Shop at 200 Elm (on Elm St in Bridgewater) for a very intimate gallery reading!

A portion of the profits will we donated to Susan G. Komen at my Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk this September in Philly!!

Let’s have a great night connecting with spirit and joining the fight against #breastcancer!!

Tickets are available at the link below
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-intimate-gallery-reading-to-support-susan-g-komen-tickets-44381627643

Thank you so much for considering! 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Education Career Fair at BSU


The Office of Career Services at Bridgewater State University will hold its annual Education Career Fair on Wednesday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom.

This event provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to meet and network with more than 55 Massachusetts school districts, independent schools, charter schools and nonprofit educational organizations that are anticipating teacher openings in the 2018-2019 school year.

Candidates should bring plenty of resumes and dress in professional business attire. This event is free and open to current students, alumni and the public. Parking is available in the BSU Parking Garage, 451 Great Hill Drive.

Contact Katie Vagen in Career Services at 508.531.1328 or at kvagen@bridgew.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Detroit - Black Lives Matter Film Series


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie Detroit on Tuesday, April 24
in Bridgewater.
A fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers response to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
in the Upper Parish Hall of the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church,
50 School St., Bridgewater
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Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the First Parish UU Church and the Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect.
Third in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Women In Politics


Women in Politics - Tuesday, April 17th 11 am - 12:15 pm Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Contemplating your future and the future of your community? What if your future would impact your community's future? Come learn about the career of elected politicians. Our panelists, Patricia Haddad, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Carole Fiola, Massachusetts State Representative, will share what the job is like day-to-day. Gain insight on the inner workings of the State House and the possibilities to draft laws, manage a committee, collaborate with colleagues, and impact the budgets and laws that keep the state going. 

Sponsored by Bridgewater State University's Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership, BSU's Women's and Gender Studies, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Association of University Women.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bridgewater Garden Club April Meetings

The Bridgewater Garden Club will host two meetings in April at the Senior Center on Wally Krueger Way. All members and guests are welcome to attend one or both meetings.

The evening meeting will be on Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm. Chuck Doughty from Cochato Nursery will discuss “Hostas- the Funkia, the better” where he will discuss some of his favorites.


The day meeting will be on April 25th at 1 pm and will be President’s Day, where Presidents from neighboring Garden Clubs have been invited to attend .Ellen-Ecker Ogden, an award winning food and garden writer and kitchen garden designer will speak on “The Art on Growing Food”

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Library Long Range Planning


Library Long Range Planning meeting at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm.

The Board of Trustees of the Bridgewater Public Library invites Bridgewater residents to join them on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm in the Flora T. Little meeting room to discuss long-range plans for the Library. We will share the results of last year’s survey and be seeking input on how the Library can best serve the needs of our community.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Off the Common Coffeehouse April 2018 concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday April 7th 2018 at 7:30 will feature The Monica Rizzio Band with Jake Bautista opening the concert. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Monica Rizzio Band
The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washashore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the Washashore Cowgirl.

The former Tripping Lily front woman has left behind the acoustic, condenser mic style and has brought her East Texas roots up North for her debut album, fittingly named, “Washashore Cowgirl”. After leaving the band in 2013, she purchased a 1956 Martin O-18, named it Bo, and plugged in. For the next few years she started playing with a bunch of salty, accomplished Cape Cod musicians who helped bring back the cowgirl attitude and inspired her to write about her sometimes humorous, sometimes tear-jerking journey from Texas, love, and heartache.

Much of the album is like a stiff cocktail, deeply auto-biographical and mixed with a hint of fiction. Rizzio wanted to write a song about one of her musical idols and penned “Willie Nelson” while being snowed in during a Nor’Easter. After channeling her inner-willie for a couple of days, she found herself in a love affair with an older man, in a tale of two cities, with forgotten yesterdays. This ode to Willie Nelson won finalist in the 31st annual Songwriters of Washington (SAW) competition and will be the first single released in early 2016.

The title track, “Washashore Cowgirl” is the culmination of growing up with a mullet in the bible-heavy plains of Quitman, Texas and somehow winding up on the same shores as the Pilgrims.

Produced at Brick Hill Studios, with Jon Evans (bassist for Tori Amos & Sarah McLachlan) over the past 18 months, Monica & Jon have have sculpted her songs in what she likes to call AmeriCountryGrass, and that basically sums up her style.

Monica has become one of the most reliable supporting acts as well, having shared the stage with Chris Botti, Boz Scaggs, Diana Krall, Joan Osborne, and Slaid Cleaves this past year. She has played the Main Stage at Strawberry Park Bluegrass festival the past two years and is a frequent collaborator with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. In December of 2014, she performed as part of Tom Rush’s band at his annual show at Symphony Hall in Boston. She played fiddle, guitar, ukulele and sang backups as well as performing her originals “Luckier Than You” & “Willie Nelson” with Red Molly backing her up.

Rizzio is a founder and co-owner of the roots-based music school, West Bend Music, providing all-ages private instruction. In 2014 she founded and launched Vinegrass, a non-profit music production company, that raises money for scholarships, instruments, and grants through concerts and an annual roots-music festival.

“It’s time that I saddle on again and hit the road sharing my crazy washashore cowgirl story,” says Rizzio, who is probably most at home when she is on stage sharing her songs.

Jake Bautista
Jake Bautista is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jake attended Berklee College of Music from 2011-2012. During this time he formed Mad Blackbirds, a trio that played an eclectic brand of indie rock. In 2014, Bautista moved back to Los Angeles. There he spent a year playing as a solo artist, and in the folk-rock group Black Birch Dogs. In 2015, he moved to Harwich, Massachusetts. Since then, he has been gigging and teaching guitar around Cape Cod and the greater New England area.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Deadline to Register to Vote for the Annual Town Election

Bridgewater Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that Monday, April 9, 2018 is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Annual Town Election to be held on April 28th.

The Voter Registration Session will be held at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 9th.

Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before April 9th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online atwww.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

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