Welcome to your Buzz Around Weekender, our regional "what's good" and more!
March 20, 21 & 22
Many of our Buzz communities are participating in this, .. so we figured we would share it all around. A great way to keep our community feeling going.

"Hey Neighbors!
Over the next few weeks, many of us will be increasing our time spent at home. It can be hard to find things to do all day (especially with children) and not lose your mind. So I was thinking about a way for our community to still get outside and do something fun, without touching or coughing near others.
I thought it’d be fun to have a neighborhood wide rainbow 🌈 hunt!
All you have to do is put a rainbow in your window between now and this Friday. That’s it! Color it, paint it, cut it out, print it from the printer, whatever.
Then we can get outside, walk around or drive around and see how many rainbows we can find!
It’s easy. No human contact. Get fresh air. Make a rainbow and then hunt for others.
What do you think? A fun art project that becomes a great outdoor activity!"

Ed note: The originator is not known, but it's catching on. Make it a rainbow anywhere... sidewalk chalk, flags, anywhere!

Image credit: Sue Basile
Suggestions from Brockton Public Library Director, Paul Engle:

Brockton Public Library is committed to keeping you entertained and informed throughout this difficult time. Here are just some of the great resources we offer online :
●       Hoopla Download/stream music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics
●       Overdrive Download ebooks and audiobooks
●       Kanopy - Start watching the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Sundance and Oscar winning films and documentaries.
●       RBDigital Download magazines
●       ODILO – F oreign Language e-books in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian
●       Creativebug Arts and Crafts classes for all skill levels. Class topics include: Art and Design, Knitting and Crochet, Sewing and Quilting, Papercrafts, Jewelry Making, Food and Home Decor, Holiday and Party Ideas, and Crafts for Kids
●       Freegal Music - Download music and music videos from your computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card!

The staff is working hard creating online programming for children, teens, and adults during the closure.
We will keep you informed with regular updates, so please do check on our website, www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org It is our hope that these steps will help contribute to the sustained good health of our community and will offer some assurance during this distressing time.

Paul Engle
Director, Brockton Public Library

Great Ideas:
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video) t ravelandleisure.com/museums

22 ways to leave home without actually leaving the couch, from virtual zoo exhibits to museum gallery tours www.insider.com/virtual-tours
Free concerts:
Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch www.billboard.com

Europeana : 50,000,000 European works of art, books, music, and more

Smithsonian Open Acces s : Search 2.8 million images and 3D Models

Mexican Ministry of Culture : Short films, books, radio, paintings, from all cultural orgs

Administration : Virtual portal of 100 institutions

NASA Image & Video Library : All NASA content is in the public domain

MIMO : Musical Instrument Museums Online (64,000+ instruments)

BioExplora : Natural science open collections portal (3D images, bio diversity)

Archaeological Analytics : Archaeological Open Access Collections

Digital Agnes : Canadian portal for curatorial research and online exhibitions

English Heritage : Variety of mediums of British content (Podcasts, videos, etc.)

Open Culture Coloring Pages : 113 museum coloring books

Global Museum : Portal for museum news, jobs, and resources

V21ArtSpace : Over 100 exhibit virtual tours

Arte.tv : Cultural documentaries, films, and more.

Kids Resources:

Check your local library website for how they are providing services during this time.
Congratulations to Lori Russo of Halifax for winning our random drawing for a 1/4 CSA share at Nessralla Farms.
She washes her hands to Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive.

Contact Nessralla Farms to sign up for your CSA box of fresh fruit & veggies each week this summer!
Bridgewater- Senior Center is closed to the public. Meals on Wheels & medical appointment/grocery store transportation will continue, 508-697-0929. Veterans Services will provide telephone support only, 508-697-0908.

Brockton - Digital Art Archive Fuller Craft Museum. This Digital Archive is a window into the Fuller Craft Permanent Collection. With a few clicks you can access images and information about a vast selection of craft works from the collection. Search by artist/maker, title, media, and more. Browse specific categories and perform advanced searches with key words or phrases.
Duxbury - NORTH HILL MARSH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Mayflower St. Situated within Duxbury’s Eastern Greenbelt, 1,000 acres of contiguous open space, the sanctuary’s oak and pine woodlands, wetlands, and 90-acre pond provide habitat for wildlife, especially migratory waterfowl. A clearly marked trail system circles the pond and travels through Duxbury Town Forest. Trails are open during regular hours. No buildings or bathrooms will be open.
It's time to start cleaning up your lawn and garden! We have everything you need to make that job easier!

Work smarter not harder!

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 (508) 279-0950
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Easton - Springtime Virtual Class Friday, March 20th, 8 - 9:30p through Hammer & Stain. Join us for a virtual class making a 24" spring plank or 15" round. You will choose which project you want- includes private link for class, white stain, black paint and spring flower colors for design along with all supplies needed. We will offer curbside pickup and local delivery of kits. Registration through link above or call (781) 589-6597.

 Easton - Borderland State Park 259 Massapoag Ave. (508) 238-6566 Borderland features over 20 miles of hiking trails ranging from moderate to difficult. Go here for specific self-guided family hikes.

Ideas to do around the house: declutter closets, clean out kitchen cabinets, gather things for a spring yard sale, organize photo albums, tackle the "junk drawers", freshen up with a new wall color, or go through attic treasures.
Halifax - COA Services Staff will be providing t ransportation to medically necessary doctors’ appointments, deliver Meals on Wheels, phone check-ins and will hold appointments as needed at the COA building. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact the Council on Aging at 781-293-7313.

Halifax - Audio books Holmes Public Library. Enjoy your favorite audio books in the mobile app or on your computer. Our desktop app supports transfer to a variety of devices.

Marshfield - North River Wildlife Sanctuary 2000 Main St. Its fields, oak forest, and salt marsh attract a wide variety of birds and seals are often visible from the riverside platform. T rails are open during regular hours. No buildings or bathrooms will be open.
Middleborough - Hiking and Animals @ Sole Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St. At this time, the property will be open daily from sunrise to sunset if you would like to say hello to the animals or take a hike. The bathrooms will be closed so please plan your visit accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Meg at director@soulehomestead.org.

Pembroke - 24/7 access Pembroke Public Library. eBooks, audio books, movies, language courses, access to Boston Public Library, & music.
Plymouth - Plimouth Plantation Virtual Field Trip Take a virtual trip and learn about a 17th-Century English Village and Wampanoag Homesite. Also find an award-winning interactive web activity with this link.

Plymouth - TIDMARSH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 60 Beaver Dam Rd. A vast expanse of cold-water streams, ponds, forest, and woodlands, Tidmarsh is a 481-plus acre landscape permanently protected and open for all to enjoy. Trails are open during regular hours. No buildings or bathrooms will be open.
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Friendly and organized people are needed to meet with small businesses, explain Buzz Around products, and create marketing partnerships! *Work 25 - 40 hours per week *Make your own hours & create your own schedule ...

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Disconnect with Cyberspace.
Reconnect with Open Space.
The mission of this initiative is to reconnect families and children with the great outdoors.

This ‘Take a Hike!’ Guide is for individuals, groups and families who are interested in exploring the State Parks and Forests of Southeast Massachusetts.
While the visitor centers are closed, all state parks and comfort stations across the Commonwealth remain open and available for the public to utilize. DCR reminds residents and visitors to avoid gathering in large groups, maintain social distancing, and practice healthy personal hygiene to stop the spread of the virus.​... BUT YES!!!! GET OUT AND HIKE!!!
Most trails are well marked. Trail maps & directions may be found at www.mass.gov/dcr ,
You will also find directions to these
parks at the above website. You will
need a good pair of sneakers or boots
and a bottle of water!
Taunton - Old Colony History Museum Virtual Tour 66 Church Green. Thanks to TCAM TV, if you can’t join us in person enjoy a walking tour of some of Taunton’s oldest homes and buildings hosted by the OCHM’s Community Programming Coordinator Saria Sweeney. Check out our blog too! West Bridgewater - Free Childrens Books WB Public Library. Friends of the Library donated books for children for the public. A cart will be outside of the library. Please be considerate of how many books you take, a limit of 5 would be appreciated.

West Bridgewater - Free Public WiFi WB Public Library. Access right out side the library even when they are closed. Network: WB-Library-Guest, Password: hoWard80

West Bridgewater - Old Bridgewater Historical Society Lectures You can check out some of our fantastic lectures on YouTube!

West Bridgewater - Meals on Wheels Council on Aging will remain closed to the public. Please note the Meals on Wheels program will continue as normal. 508-894-1262 

Whitman - Libby by Overdrive Whitman Public Library. Access to thousands of eBooks and audio books. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Whitman - Digital Magazines Whitman Public Library. Download a wide range of magazines including areas such as sports, entertainment, travel, business, & more. iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire, and Android® compatibility.