Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Run to End Addiction 5K Run/Walk

Join hundreds of Teen Challenge supporters on the beautiful campus of Bridgewater State University for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more!

Individuals, teams, churches, schools, and corporations from around the state will join together in support of our efforts to End Addiction. You can help make this campaign a success; people from all walks of life are welcome. Your time and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated!

We will have live music, a Kid Zone with face painting, games and bounce houses, and free food!!

Our goal is to create an environment where the community can join together in raising awareness and hope for those in our midst who suffer from substance use disorder.

Race Day Details: 5K Run/Walk (rain or shine)

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: Registration opens at 8:00am; Race begins at 9:00am; Walk begins at 9:05am

Location: Bridgewater State University- 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA

Donations: Money raised will go towards supporting sponsorships to Teen Challenge Brockton.

Teen Challenge Brockton provides adults, teens and families with an
effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution, clinical counseling, and life-coaching for drugs, alcohol, and other life-controlling problems in order to become productive members of society. Find out more about this amazing program by visiting-Teen Challenge Brockton

We are asking all race participants to find sponsors to help raise funds over the registration fee to support our beneficiary.

How to participate:

1. Complete your registration by going to our registration site- REGISTER HERE!

2. Create a team and ask people to sponsor you and join your team. All of the proceeds from the race will benefit Teen Challenge. Spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, everyone!

3. Show up on race day! Come to run, walk or just spend your morning with us as we gather together as a community.

Additional Details: This year's event is clock timed, register on or before May 6th and receive a free t-shirt for signing up. Medals will be given for first, second and third place winners for men & women and in each age group. We encourage both runners and walkers of all ages to sign up! There will be music, kid friendly games, light refreshments and informational booths for those attending.

Please contact the 5K Committee Chairman Melissa Oliveira at moliveira@tcnewengland.org with any questions or concerns.

*Please note that you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all donations. Donors can donate to Teen Challenge directly by sponsoring a runner (click on an individual team member) or by clicking the orange "donate" button at the top right corner of the page at this link -FUNDRAISE HERE!

Check out the Facebook event page.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Propaganda 101: American War Posters and the Techniques of Mass Mobilization

The Maxwell Library is pleased to offer an upcoming event featuring Dr. Lee Heretz, titled "Propaganda 101: American War Posters and the Techniques of Mass Mobilization." Dr. Heretz will talk about the ways propaganda was used during the World Wars, focusing on military posters. This event is in connection with the exhibit currently in the Maxwell Library, "The Art of Propaganda: Posters of World War I and II."

Food and drinks will be available.

Thursday Feb. 1, 2018 at 7 pm in the Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

American Association of University Women Meeting

On Saturday, February 10th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet at the home of Vicky Casey, beginning at 12:00 noon.

This luncheon-meeting will feature a Mystery Auction to benefit the local scholarship fund. Members should contact Vicky at 508-824-8983 for more information about the auction.

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.

For more information about joining the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemaire Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. For more information about AAUW, visit the website at: http://aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/taunton/

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art and Green Infrastructure Presentation

Art and Green Infrastructure:

A Presentation by Eco-Artist Stacy Levy

Monday, January 29, 2018

Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA

Check-in and light refreshments: 4:30 PM

Presentation: 5 PM

We are thrilled to host Stacy Levy, a Pennsylvania-based environmental sculptor who uses art as a vehicle for translating the patterns and processes of the natural world. In this discussion, Levy will explore her projects in which she harnesses natural forces including rainwater, plants, and microbes to help create sculptural solutions for storm-water and water pollution issues. Levy’s collaborative and multi-disciplined approach to solving environmental problems leads her to engage with architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, the Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, city and state municipalities, scientists, hydrologists, fluid dynamic engineers, geologists, zoologists, and ecologists. Levy will discuss this intersectionality of civic engagement, science, art, and design, and how she finds ways to express and improve the workings of natural systems along waterways, in streets, parking lots, airports and nature centers. More info: www.stacylevy.com

RSVP to ensure seating: mkhunt@bridgewaterma.org

Sponsored by Old Colony Planning Council and the Town of Bridgewater

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Off the Common Coffeehouse

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater 

The concert this Saturday January 6th 2018 at 7:30 will feature the Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert opening for them. 

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater, MA at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00pm with the performers going on stage starting at 7:30pm.
The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs.

2015 sees a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of “West,” an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades; Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. 

Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of The Kennedys,” but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; it’s the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.

Quentin Callewaert

Seventeen year old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around.

​Classically trained, Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel and bluegrass.

It’s been an extremely busy year for this singer/guitarist, performing full shows in venues all across the North East. In order to find out how truly versatile this young musician is, you will simply have to hear him play.

This is the first season that I can remember where we didn’t have an open mic. Please keep that in mind as you come to our shows.

If you need to contact the coffeehouse to check on the status of a performance or such please call Rich at 781 294 8771.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed

The Bridgewater Senior Center is currently looking for reliable volunteers to drive for our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, which runs Monday through Friday. Many drivers feel this is a very rewarding way of “giving back.”
Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and CORI through the Senior Center.

If you would like to give back by volunteering to drive for MOW, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 508-697-0929 during business hours.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Town Councilor Vacancy - Precinct 4

At the Town Council meeting held December 19, 2017, pursuant to Ordinance 2013-001, Council President Fitzgibbons declared a vacancy on the Council and invoked the procedure to appoint a new Councilor. 

Citizens from Precinct 4 interested in volunteering to fill the vacancy should send letter of interest, no later than January 12, 2018, to the Town Clerk and Town Council Clerk at: 


Town Clerk and Town Council Clerk 
Academy Building 
66 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324