Thursday, January 31, 2019

B-R SEPAC Presentation

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 pm titled, Special Needs Trusts.  Shelley Coelho will have a discussion on the unique needs that families have in planning for the financial and legal future of their relative with a developmental disability. Topics will include: Preserving Eligibility for Government Benefits through Proper Estate Planning; Special Needs Trusts and the ABLE Act. 

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. 

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Off the Common Coffeehouse February 2019 Concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday February 2nd 2019 at 7:30 will feature the Boxcar Lilies with Ric Allendorf as an opener. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

The Boxcar Lilies
Combining spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.

Though each member of the Massachusetts-based duo has a distinct singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar) and Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring.

Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, CaffĂ© Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel.

Ric Allendorf

As a native New Englander currently living in Southeast Massachusetts, Ric has spent nearly half his life as an acoustic musician, illustrator, art educator, and breadsmith. He has featured from Maine to Cape Cod, from Boston to Providence, both as a solo performer and in the duo Still Willow.

Music is his tool of navigation, discovery, and anchoring. Songs find him in times when they are most steeped in relevance. His guitar is always nearby, sometimes pulling deeper into the unfamiliar, and sometimes being as steady and supportive as a mast. Whether performing solo or with others, Ric gravitates toward unique voicings, percussive frailing, and meticulous fingerpicking patterns that honor his influences – which originate back to the late 80's with the singer-songwriter resurgence in the Boston acoustic music scene.

February Services at Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church 2 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Sunday School & Choir Practice 9:30-10:15am

Worship 10:30 AM, fellowship following.
www.bridgewaternewchurch.org 508-697-3068

Sermon Titles
2/3 - The Chinese Lunar New Year ~ Year of the Pig
2/10 – Keeping Up Relationships
2/17 – Leadership Sunday ~ The Legacies of Washington & Lincoln
2/24 – Sharing Sunday ~ Art & Photography

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Getting the Most of Your DNA Test Results

Getting the Most of Your DNA Test Results given by Richard Reid from the Friends of Irish Research on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m. 

In this presentation Richard will provide an overview of what all the DNA tests seek to accomplish. You will learn how to read and utilize the results. There are many tests out there and each has partners that will help you match up with cousins and ancestors. Throughout the presentation Richard will use examples that are in his family tree and show how you can expand, verify and document your family tree.

Richard is the director of the Friends of Irish Research which is based in Brockton, MA. The Friends provide training seminars, host a website full of research resources and provide consultations in the Brockton facility or via email. He is an active member of MSOG, MGC, APG, NEAPG, PCGI, and the Cape Breton Genealogical and Historical Association.

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

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Evening Garden Club Meeting "What's new at Haskell Gardens"


When: Monday, January 28th at 6:30 PM
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center

"What's new at Haskell Gardens" in New Bedford, with horticulturist, Kristin McCullin
Come see what we're all about!
All are welcome - we hope to see you there!


Link to The Trustees - Haskell Gardens Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/thetrusteessegardens/?rf=663876413713868


The Trustees preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Taste a Book Club


Taste a Book Club! A new type of book club meeting held on Tuesday, January 29th @ 4:00 pm.

Do you love to cook and love looking at cookbooks? This is the club for you!

We have selected the cookbook "
The Pioneer Woman Cooks; Food from my Frontier" by Ree Drummond.

Stop by the library and borrow a copy located at the front desk. Notify the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting to share. After eating discuss the book.

The Library will supply the paper products. We hope to meet every other month.

The event, which begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

American Association of University Women - Taunton Area Branch





The public is invited to join the AAUW Knit-In for Scholarships on Saturday, February 9th at the Bridgewater Senior Center. The Knit-In begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with a snow date of February 23rd.

Crafters who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting will spend a pleasant afternoon of comradery creating one or more 7 x 9 inch blocks which will be assembled into colorful afghans and donated to a local charity.

Participants should bring size 7 needles or J/K crochet hooks and acrylic yarn (worsted). For beginners, supplies will be provided. This will be a good opportunity to clean out your yarn stash – yarn color is not important! The donation to participate is $10 for the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.

The Bridgewater Senior Center is located at 10 Wally Kreuger Way (off Route 18) in Bridgewater.
This fundraiser for local college scholarships is sponsored by the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their website at www.aauw.org.

For more information about the Knit-In, contact Cris Ajemian at 508-697-6653.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

B.R.E.A.D Community Outreach Center Closed



Please be aware that B.R.E.A.D is now closed. There has been an illness in the family and they are no longer able to keep this service available. B.R.E.A.D would like to thank all of their many volunteers who put in countless hours to help the Bridgewater community and surrounding towns. The space at 46 Central Square is now for rent.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lunar Eclipse Event at the Observatory


A total lunar eclipse will occur beginning this Sunday, Jan. 20. Weather allowing, the observatory will be open from 9:30 pm on Jan. 20 - 1:00 am on Jan. 21 to see it! 

Check the weather hotline before coming (508-531-2093). 

You can also find weather announcements on our Facebook page or Twitter @BSUObservatory.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Black Lives Matter Film Series


Essential Oils to Beat the Cold and Flu Season


Essential Oils to Beat the Cold and Flu Season given by doTERRA wellness advocate Chris Ventura on Tuesday, January 22nd @ 6:30 pm.

Having the flu is a lousy experience that can knock you out for days. The good news is, there are ways to help ease symptoms while boosting the immune system so that you can cut the duration of the flu, get better rest and feel better sooner.

Come join Chris Ventura, doTERRA Wellness Advocate as she guides you on essential oils that help boost your immune system and combat the cold and flu season.

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019

BR-SEPAC Presentation

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm titled, Behavioral Interventions. Maria Robbins and Meredith Stetson will be discussing strategies and interventions for helping students experiencing social, emotional or behavior difficulties at home and/or at school. We will aim to provide useful information for helping students across settings by highlighting research-based techniques with which we have also had real- world success. 

E-mail: kwaskiel@hotmail.com to confirm you are attending

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. 

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Off the Common Coffeehouse January 2019 Concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday January 5th 2019 at 7:30 will feature an Americana band named Cold Chocolate. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00 PM. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. 

Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, and with a focus on songwriting, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.