Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Old Bridgewater Historical Society to Host Shakespeare in the Park



The Old Bridgewater Historical Players are proud to present a rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the War Memorial Park in West Bridgewater on Sunday, August 18th. 

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs. Food and refreshments will be available on site for purchase. The event begins at 4 p.m.; entertainment begins at 5 p.m.

The event is free and the public is invited. 
Suggested donation: $5. 

A Rain Date is scheduled for August 25 th at 4 p.m.

War Memorial Park is located on River Street in West Bridgewater.
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and the city of Brockton. The OBHS Memorial Building is located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. For more information, visit the OBHS website at www.oldbridgewater.org.

Edgewood Summer Deal!



Edgewood Pool and Tennis Club is offering a deal for new members! The deal includes a membership for the month of August and also next summer for $800.  If $400 is paid in August, the remaining $400 would need to be paid by next Memorial Day, 2020. New members would be able to come for August and again next summer! If you're interested please visit their website!!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bridgewater Academy Lions Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse




Bridgewater Academy Lions Club hopes you can join them on Wednesday, 7/31, between 4 PM and 10 PM for their fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse of your choice, as listed on the attached flyer. If you show a copy of this flyer in hand or on your phone that evening, Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your food purchase to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. There are also printed flyers available in Bridgewater on the counter at the Town Clerk's Office, Public Library, and Senior Center.

Come enjoy a delicious steak or other offerings on their menu, have fun with family or friends, and help a great cause at the same time. (They have some great specials on Wednesday nights!!)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Upcoming Programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s Room

Now through August 13: 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 13, 2019.

August 1 thru 31: 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 3! You do not need to be present to win.

Thursday, August 1 @ 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, August 2 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 4.

Monday, August 5 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Space Jam. (PG, 88 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook

Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 6.

Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, August 8 @ 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, August 9 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 5.

Monday, August 12 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Bambi. (G, 70 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Monday, August 12 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: Bambi 2. (G, 75 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, August 13 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a Space Snack. Drop in to make your own Space Snack Trail Mix! Create this edible treat to take home with you! Ages 3+, no registration. While supplies last!

Wednesday, August 14 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie. Join us for stories and songs. All ages welcome, no registration. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.

Thursday, August 15 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos creations displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.

Friday, August 16 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Family Yoga Series Program. Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family. For children ages 3-7. To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 6.

Monday, August 19 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (G, 83 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, August 20 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Cinderella (G, 74 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, August 20 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: Cinderella 2 (G, 73 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Wednesday, August 21 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: The Little Mermaid (G, 74 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Wednesday, August 21 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (G, 73 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Thursday, August 22 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Beauty and the Beast (G, 84 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Friday, August 23 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Pocahontas (G, 81 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Saturday, August 24 @ 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 26 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Peter Pan (G, 77 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Monday, August 26 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: Peter Pan: Return to Neverland. (G, 72 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Tuesday, August 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in and make a Back to School bracelet using pony beads and Alphabet Letter Beads Ages 5+ with adult helper, contains small parts. While supplies last, no registration required.

Thursday, August 29 @ 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 5+, no registration. While supplies last!

Friday, August 30 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make your own Duct Tape Pencil Pouch. Ages 6+ with adult helper for cutting and taping. No registration, while supplies last! 10:30-11:30 a.m.

EEE Found it Bridgewater on 7/23/19


EEE has been found in Bridgewater on 07/23/19. Please click here to review the press release.

Events at Bridgewater Public Library in August

In the Flora T. Little Art Gallery:  On Exhibit during the months of August and September is a photography collection titled "Visual Conversations"  by a group of photographers named the Imogenes.  Included in the group is photographer Deb Ehrens   Stop by and view the incredible work of art!
 
June 21 thru August 13:  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 13, 2019.
 
All August!  Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store
begins with all ADULT books, CDs, and DVDs half off.  All ADULT items 50¢ for the month of August.
 
August 1 thru 31: 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 3! You do not need to be present to win.
 
Thursday, August 1 @ 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, August 2 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.:  Family Yoga Series Program.  Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family.  For children ages 3-7.  To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 4.
 
Monday, August 5 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Space Jam.  (PG, 88 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Monday, August 5 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie. The Best of Enemies (PG-13, 133 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, August 5 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie. The Best of Enemies (PG-13, 133 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook
Join us for Spanish Story Hour! This Spanish-language program consists of stories, music, movement, games and is recommended for ages 3-7. There is NO registration for this program. Week 6.
 
Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.:  Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie.  Join us for stories and songs.  All ages welcome, no registration.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.
 
Thursday, August 8 @ 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, August 9 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.:  Family Yoga Series Program.  Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family.  For children ages 3-7.  To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 5.
 
Monday, August 12 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Bambi.  (G, 70 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Monday, August 12 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie: Bambi 2.  (G, 75 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Tuesday, August 13 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a Space Snack.  Drop in to make your own Space Snack Trail Mix! Create this edible treat to take home with you! Ages 3+, no registration. While supplies last!
 
Wednesday, August 14 @ 6:30-7:00 p.m.:  Pajama Story Time with Miss Dixie.  Join us for stories and songs.  All ages welcome, no registration.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.
 
Thursday, August 15 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Lego Mania:  Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program.  We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos creations displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.
 
Friday, August 16 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.:  Family Yoga Series Program.  Caregivers and children will learn basic yoga postures through storytelling and songs. Families will practice mindfulness and relaxation as well as have fun! Everyone will come away with social and play skills in addition to learning how to be a mindful, less stressed family.  For children ages 3-7.  To register, call Nancy at Triumph. 508-822-5388 EXT. 208 Week 6.
 
Monday, August 19 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  (G, 83 min).  All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Monday, August 19 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie. Poms (PG-13, 130 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, August 20 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Cinderella   (G, 74 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Tuesday, August 20 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie: Cinderella 2 (G, 73 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Wednesday, August 21 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: The Little Mermaid (G, 74 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Wednesday, August 21 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie: The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (G, 73 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Thursday, August 22 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Beauty and the Beast (G, 84 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Friday, August 23 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Pocahontas (G, 81 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Saturday, August 24 @ 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 26 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Peter Pan (G, 77 min). All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Monday, August 26 @ 1:00 p.m.:  Movie: Peter Pan: Return to Neverland.  (G, 72 min).  All ages welcome, no registration.  Adult must remain with child.
 
Tuesday, August 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Drop in and make a Back to School bracelet using pony beads and Alphabet Letter Beads Ages 5+ with adult helper, contains small parts. While supplies last, no registration required. 

Tuesday, August 27 @ 2:00 p.m.:  Movie. Shazam! (PG-13, 132 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Hikes through History with author Alison O'Leary. In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites with you through this hour-long program. Using maps and historic photos, she describes several day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Massachusetts.
 
Wednesday, August 28 @ 2:00 p.m.:  Movie. Captain Marvel (PG-13, 124 minutes). No registration.

Thursday, August 29 @ 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 5+, no registration. While supplies last!
 
Friday, August 30 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Drop in to make your own Duct Tape Pencil Pouch. Ages 6+ with adult helper for cutting and taping. No registration, while supplies last! 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Daytime CPR Course for Healthcare Professionals


Attention Nurses, Physical Therapists and all healthcare professionals!

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: Renewal CPR Course

Dates: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Course Fee: $60

Register: www.her-cpr.com 
Call: 508-597-5800 
Email: her-cpr@yahoo.com 

Course Location: 
Conant Community Health Center 
5 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exciting News From the Producer of FPAC!



As we get closer to our opening night of The Wizard of Oz, I want to share some exciting news about the production. For the first time ever, FPAC will be offering a Sensory Friendly performance in the middle of our run, on Thursday night, July 25, beginning at 7:00pm. This particular performance will have modifications that serve to create a welcoming theatrical experience for children and adults who have autism or other sensory-related sensitivities.

Modifications for the performance include: Lower Sound Levels; House Lights Remains On (at a low level); Designated Quiet Areas in the building; Fewer Seats Sold to allow for standing & movement; Visual Cues given to prepare audience members for sudden/dramatic/surprising moments.

We are so pleased to be offering this special performance, and if right for you, we welcome your attendance on Thursday night, July 25. If you know of other families or friends who would love the opportunity to attend our sensory friendly performance, please help to spread the word. FPAC strives to offer high quality, wonderfully entertaining musical theater to all members of our community!

Our second piece of exciting news! On Saturday night, July 27, immediately following our performance, FPAC will host Boston-based, acclaimed cabaret performer John O’Neil, in a tribute performance to Judy Garland - “You Made Me Love You!” John will perform a short selection of iconic Judy Garland songs that we all know and love so well, including a moment or two of audience participation, as we honor the life and talent of one of the greatest musical theater performers our country has ever seen.

Lastly, The Wizard of Oz promises to be one of FPAC’s most exciting productions yet, as the audience enters the fantastical world of Oz complete with Falling Snow, Floating Bubbles, Creeping Fog, Flying Monkeys, Puppets, and a spectacular set! The world of Kansas is seen in grey and black hues, with startling, bold silhouettes, and after the cyclone? You’ll marvel at the hundreds of hand-painted poppies, charming munchkin houses, huge green and gold Emerald City Walls, and a “flaming” Wizard’s Head.

So tell your friends about FPAC’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, mention our sensory friendly production, don’t forget about the tribute performance to Judy Garland following our performance on Saturday night, July 27, and I look forward to seeing you at the theater in just a week or two!

Yours,

Lisa Troy
Producing Artistic Director, BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Handy Now Available in Bridgewater



Handy is the leading platform for connecting individuals looking for household services with top-quality, pre-screened independent service professionals. From home cleaning to handyman services, Handy instantly matches thousands of customers every week with top-rated professionals in cities all around the world. 

With a seamless 60-second booking process, secure payment, and backed by the Handy Happiness Guarantee, Handy is the easiest, most convenient way to book home services.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bugs As A Sustainable Alternative To Meat



Nasty, but nutritious? Bugs as a Sustainable Alternative to Meat at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Blake Dinius on July 23rd at 6:30 p.m.




Join Blake Dinius, Entomologist Extension Educator from the Plymouth County Extension Program.

-Nutritive comparison of insects’ vs our common food staples (beef, chicken, fish)

-Practical applications? Insects as feed for chickens? Insects as cheap protein source for malnourished communities?

-Around the world different cultures consume insects. Why do cultural barriers exist in the United States and Europe?

-What is the future economic outlook of eating insects? Is there money in this?

(Hint: Millions)


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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Save The Date!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aspiration Bank: Changing the Way Bridgewater Banks


Aspiration Bank is changing the way Bridgewater residents can think about banking. With a full suite of products including checking, savings, investments and retirement accounts, Aspiration is an online banking solution aimed at providing customers with banking solutions the traditional banks cannot support. 

In addition to their core banking solutions, Aspiration also has a business ethic focused on doing well and giving bank and makes it easy for banking members to have their favorite charities supported by Aspiration.

To learn more about Aspiration bank and to sign up for your own account, please click here. When you establish your own account through this link, Aspiration will also deposit $25 into your account thanks to your friends at Around the Common!