Height's Crossing Spectacular 24th Annual Car Show
The 24th Annual Antique Auto and Classic Car Show recently took place, it was hosted by Height's Crossing. Residents, families, friends, and car lovers gathered on a lovely fall afternoon to enjoy a barbecue, raffles, live music, games and family friendly fun! There was many beautiful vintage cars which included classic cars and muscle cars such as an antique red Ford and a stylish blue Chevrolet. Children enjoyed face painting and other kid stations. Live music was provided by Mike Higgins and the Dynamics. Overall, it was a great event with different activities and fun for everyone. To learn more about Heights Crossing and their mission visit their webpage.

Story written by Siara Morel Ortiz, Umass Boston BuzzAround Intern
Historical Tidbit:
Thomas "Buck" O'Brien

Buck was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, on May 9, 1882. The eldest of eight children (four boys and four girls), he grew up in a modest 2½-story home in the Bush, a working-class, overwhelmingly Irish Catholic neighborhood on the south side of town. Then a small but growing mill city of 27,000, Buck’s father worked assembling footwear at the Walkover Shoe Company. At one time or another, all the O’Brien children spent time at the benches at Walkover Shoes.

"As a boy, Tommy O’Brien attended St. Patrick’s, a parish school opened in 1887 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. He was a gifted tenor and athlete, and his life revolved around his passion for theater and sports. Throughout middle and high school, he starred in a series of operas produced at St. Patrick’s, and each Sunday he was a regular soloist with the parish choir." ( Michael Foster).

In 1907 he started to be in sought out by more professional teams after playing for the local Brockton Teams. By 1912 the Red Sox signed him

He was the first Red Sox pitcher in history to take the mound at Fenway Park. Thomas was inducted into the Brockton Athletic Hall Of Fame in 2021.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Story edited by Siara Morel Ortiz, Umass Boston Journalism Intern
Edited by J. Rose
City Hall
45 School St 508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 Temporarily at The Shaws Center,
1 Feinberg Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only
Michelle Davis
You won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Brockton Planning Board Meeting
Courtesy of the Brockton Channels
Brockton School Committee Meeting
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New Beginnings Orchestra Event
Sunday, October 15th 
3:00 pm 
Christ Congregational Church 
Don’t miss John Masko’s premiere concert as BrSO Music Director! Their 2023–2024 opener features lively works by cherished composers Verdi, Beethoven, and Dvořák and dynamic soloist, pianist Ji Youn Lee.
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Ji Youn Lee, piano
Antonin Dvořák – Symphony No. 8 in G major
 Tickets for groups of 10 or more are available. To buy tickets, visit the Brockton Symphony Orchestra website
Tickets are $25 an individual.
11th Annual Brockton Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 14
45 School St

The Brockton Fall Festival is almost here! Stop by for some fun!! Come enjoy food trucks, vendors, children's activities, live music, entertainment, and much more. There will also be local musicians - Robert Henricksen, Keiyana Marie Trinidad, and Rene Ann Band!

Are You Registered to Vote? Check HERE
Elections are coming up. Are you registered to vote? It only takes a few seconds to check if you are registered. Using this link you can also register or pre register to vote, update an address, or update your name. Voting Registration Link
10-week accelerated session starts October 11, 2023. With many courses to choose from, this condensed session serves as an entry point for you to take courses that get you through the semester on track and on time.
Free College at Massasoit
Students 25 and older without a degree qualify for
Planet Earth Family Fun Night
Tues, Oct 17
304 Main St

Are you looking for something fun to do with the whole family? There will be lots of fun Science activities at the Planet Earth Family Fun Night! Families and students K-12 welcome. Admission is free! Different science exhibits, hands on fun, and take home activities. To register sign up in the Brockton Library Children's room, send an email, or call 508-894-1431.
Pottery Class
Thursdays, Oct 19 - Nov 30
8p, 455 Oak St

Do you want to learn how to make ceramics? Create your own bowls, mugs, platters, and more all while learning a variety of hand-building techniques which include slab, coil, and pinch. All works will be fired in a kiln, safe for food and drink, as well as glazed and decorated. All materials, glaze, and firing fees are included with the class fee. The class will take place every Thursday for six weeks. Class will not take place on November 23rd as it is Thanksgiving. Any skill level can join this class.

Brockton Garden Club Master Gardener On Bulbs
Mon, Oct 23
6:30p, 439 West St

The Brockton Garden Club is hosting a Master Gardner of Massachusetts meeting to go over necessary steps for planting bulbs so results can reach their fruition in spring. Everyone is welcome at this event and there will be parking in the rear.

For more info: contact Anne through Email or telephone 774-297-4939.
Everyone Has a Voice Poetry Series

Sat, Oct 21, 2p
304 Main St

The Brockton Public Library is hosting a poetry series with musician Greg Fernades, and poet Regie Gibson. This will be an inspiring event celebrating individuality and collaboration. This event will take place in the Lingos Auditorium.
For more info: contact Jonathon Stroud by Email or phone (508) -894-1426
Mold Guys Restoration
Air Duct / Vent Cleaning * Restoration & Rebuild * Water Damage & Mold

We are there when you need us!

(781) 910-5029
North River Collaborative
Split AM/PM and Afternoon Shifts
*Sign on Bonus
Starting Salary: Drivers: $20 plus benefits.
                Monitors: $15.85 plus benefits.

 Benefits: health, dental, vision, life insurance & MA State Retirement.
Paid sick/ personal time.
7D license Training Provided

Contact: Deb Thompson
781-878-6056, ext. 162
Volunteers Needed for Brockton's Upcoming Holiday Parade and Celebration Event

Brockton's Holiday Parade and Celebration Event is looking for volunteers! If you are a friend, resident, or representative of Brockton this is a great way to engage and giving back to your community.

Make an impact on your community, and put smiles on faces all while getting involved in your city!
To register: Sign up here!
Brockton Cultural Council Grant Applications
Deadline is October 17, 2023, by 11:59 pm online only

The Brockton Cultural Council, the local funding arm of a state agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is now accepting online applications for funding projects in FY 2024.

Projects should benefit Brockton citizens and involve arts, culture/humanities, or interpretive science.

Applications can be accessed on our website by scrolling down to the green "APPLY NOW" button a little more than halfway down the page. Funds are available to both individuals and organizations.

To find out who can apply, please visit our website. These guidelines have changed since last year.
Climate Can Do:
The Buy Nothing Project

The BN project exists to trade goods freely without purchasing them. Less of our earth's resources are used if we share what we already have. Less items like furniture, clothes, housewares and sporting goods end up in landfills. Over 6 million people around the world are in the Buy Nothing movement! Download the free app and within minutes, you can Give, Ask, and share your Gratitude with your neighbors. It's instant and easy.

What goods can you give on Buy Nothing?: Anything someone else may want. Maybe you have a perfectly good chair to get rid of? You can list it on the BN app, and someone will take it. Do you see something you like, get in touch with the person who posted it, and it can be yours.
What is a Buy Nothing Community?: A BN community is the people around you. There are BN Communities in Bridgewater, Brockton, East / West Bridgewater combined one, as are Halifax & Hanson. Find the community that's right for you.

Donate to the Project: Loving the money you are saving? Contribute here. Helping removes trash from the environment. The longer an item can remain out of a landfill, the better. The BN Project is run by donations by the community and sponsors. Buy Nothing Project is fiscally sponsored by Angels for Angels, a 501(c)(3), Donations are tax-deductible.

Getting involved: If you want to join, you can download the app on your phone or computer from the app store. Anything else you'd like to know? buynothingproject.org

 This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Ella Reddin, BuzzAround Writing Intern at Framingham State University. Focusing on actions that individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do it!"
Halloween Concert Trunk Or Treat Event
Sun, Oct 29, 11a
900 Main St

The first Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event that will be followed by a costume parade. There will be prizes and a Halloween concert that begins at 1:30pm. All are welcome to attend. This is a free event! Families and young children will surely enjoy this fun activity!
Hispanic Parade in Brockton!
Cultural Pride !
On Saturday, September 23rd, The Asociacion de Mujeres Latinas de Brockton (Latin Woman Association) hosted a hispanic parade. Although it rained there was a good turn out with lots of smiles on faces and even some giveaways. Everyone looked incredible as they dressed up, showing off their cultures, and taking part in some cultural pride!
Source and Photo Credit: Latin Woman Association FB Page
Story by Siara Morel Ortiz, Umass Boston Journalism Intern
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:

What year was Buck O'Brien signed to the Red Sox?

Email your answer to: Prizes@buzzaround.info
Please include your name and phone number with your answer.

Prize Box Rules: By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around. On October 11, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Siara Morel Ortiz Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Bee-in' Flexible

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”~ Albert Einstein

“The most important strategy of life is flexibility: Do not insist on the train, neither on the direction of the train, nor on the station! Have the flexibility to take a completely different train from a completely different station in the opposite direction of the direction you want to go in the beginning!”
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

“Adversity is not a roadblock, but a detour. It's up to us to find a new path forward.”~ Jeff Ocaya

"The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new - and sometimes unexpected - directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations." ~ Drew Gilpin Faust

"Be flexible, but stick to your principles."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Even under the most difficult circumstances you can have creative flexibility." ~ Anne M. Mulcahy
It is a strength, the ability to be flexible and adjust your path. It will bring you to your goal quicker than trying to climb or move mountains, which is oh so tiring!
Plus it brings new adventures... and new possibilities! Boing!!! ~ Jacquie
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