Rotary Club Gives to the Food Pantry

Thank you to The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters for their generous donation to the West Bridgewater Food Pantry (check presented by Beth Roll Smith). And a special thank you to Jason Ross, West Bridgewater Moderator, for conducting an impromptu food drive and for filling his jeep with donated food, gift cards, and monetary donations for our pantry and thank you to everyone that contributed!

Historical Tidbit:
Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving is a national holiday that takes place on the fourth Thursday in November. But why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? And what is the meaning behind it?

People across the world have been celebrating and giving thanks for thousands of years. In this country, long before English colonists arrived, Native People celebrated many different days of thanksgiving, including, for example, a “Strawberry Thanksgiving” and a “Green Corn Thanksgiving.”

The English also had a long tradition of thanksgiving. They declared days of prayer to thank God when something good happened. For example, the English declared a day of thanksgiving in the summer of 1623 when a gentle rain ended a long drought.

Likewise, in the fall of 1621, when their labors were rewarded with a bountiful harvest after a year of sickness and scarcity, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God. "
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Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Congratulations!
Mark Coplin
You won a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

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

Bridge Players Needed!

COA at West Bridgewater needs players for Bridge each
Wednesday at 12:45p.
We welcome players of all experience levels! 
For more information, call 508-587-3327.
Girls Youth Basketball Clinic
Sunday,
November 27th
9a - 12p

The Bridgewater State University women's basketball program will be hosting a Girl's Youth Clinic!
 
This basketball youth clinic is being offered to girls, grades 4-8. The clinic will provide basketball instruction to participants for improving their skills and a better chance at making their local teams. We will make basketball fun by learning the skills it takes to play the game! Skills being taught include dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, and teamwork.

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Bridgett Casey, at bcasey@bridgew.edu.
WBYAA GIRLS AND BOYS' BASKETBALL

Registrations are
now open for town & travel basketball. Registrations will close at 11:59p on 12/08. Travel games will be played at Starland in Hanover.

Sign up today at WBYAA.com!
Dress A Girl Around the World
Tuesday, November 29th
6p

The West Bridgewater Library is hosting a Dress A Girl Around the World dress kit workshop. At this workshop, we will be creating dress kits for future sewing workshops. This involves measuring and matching fabric to trims and accessories and then bagging them. (No sewing involved) All materials will be provided. This will be a fun, but meaningful activity for the entire family. Please join us!

Contact us today for any questions at
508-894-1255
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Needle Felt Crafting Workshop

The Counsel on Aging held a needle-felt crafting class led by Janell. Our seniors learned something new and had a great time creating a new craft.
Paint Day!
Friday, December 2nd
1 - 2:30p

Let's get crafty and take some beautiful canvases home! No talent is needed.
Space is limited so reserve your spot now.
This FREE workshop is open for our West Bridgewater seniors who are 60 years of age or older. Come out and join us!

Reserve your seat today by calling
(508)894-1262! Register by November 30th.
Exploring Music
Free Holiday Class
Monday, December 5th
10 - 10:45a

Kelly Campbell is hosting a FREE holiday music class to benefit local food pantries at Julie's Studio of Dance.
Just bring a few non-perishable food item or a gift card to a local grocery and enjoy a fun, educational class with your little one ages 2-5.

Space is limited and registration is required. Questions or to register, please email: exploringmusic@comcast.net
Evening of Elegance
Order Your Tickets Now!

 Saturday December 3rd, 7 - 11p

Join us in this elegant fundraiser for Brockton Public Library. 304 Main St's dazzling white marble and oak architecture & fine art collection will be adorned with 3 Floors of Music: Classical Trio from Brockton Symphony * Jazz Trio from Berklee School of Music * & DJ PLUS Scrumptious Nibblets from Brockton Arts, Wine & Beer. 304 Main St, Brockton
Purchase Semi Formal Tickets here:
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
5:30p - 9:30p
Saturdays,
8:30a - 5:00p
December 6th - June 30th, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough
 
Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry-level program that teaches students, through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment, including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS-related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students who complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.

For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1695 or email shayes17@massasoit.mass.edu.
MCC’s A Christmas Story
Massasoit Community College
Brockton Campus
Buckley Performing Arts Center
1 Massasoit Boulevard

The Massasoit theater company is presenting a classic holiday play for this winter season with their production of A Christmas Story. With the humorous writing of author Jean Shepherd and brilliant directing by Jim Sullivan, this family holiday favorite will run for 5 shows over two weekends between December 3-11.
Show Dates Include:
Saturday, December 3rd at 8p
Sunday, December 4th at 3p
Friday, December 9th at 8p
Saturday, December 10th at 8p
Sunday, December 11th at 3p.
To purchase tickets, please call (508) 427-1234 or visit massasoit.edu/boxoffice. General admission costs $20 but a discounted price of $18 is offered to students, seniors, and veterans.
WB Board of Water Commissioners
November 7, 2022
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
Recreational Space Public Hearing
November 14, 2022
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
For your Climate Can- Do, Buy Local
every day!

KEEP YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART LIVES, SUPPORT AN ECONOMY OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, AND BUILD A COMMUNITY BY THINKING LOCAL FIRST.

Small-scale, locally-owned businesses create more prosperous communities, are connected and are generally better off across various metrics. Moreover, when we buy from independent, locally owned businesses rather than national chains, a significantly greater portion of our money is then cycled back through our local economy — to make purchases from our friends' businesses, to aid our neighbors in need, and to support our local farms — ultimately strengthening the base of our whole community.

For our community, our environment, and ourselves. Buy Local.

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie focus on life changes that we can make to help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. We aim to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the sea rise. However, there are things we can do.
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West Bridgewater Public Library

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out some of the great documentaries and movies available on Kanopy to celebrate and explore the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today.

Kanopy is free with your library card! Contact us today for more information at 508-894-1255.
Veteran's Day Parade!
From WB Youth Football Association: Thank You to all of our amazing Veterans for your service!
A HUGE shout out and Thank You to Clint Howard and Anderson Farm as well as Turner Steel for escorting all of our Wildcat Football Players and Cheerleaders during the 2022 Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade.

This turned out to be a great event! Go Wildcats! Photo & Story credits: www.facebook.com/wbyfa
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What are some of the days Native people would celebrate before English colonists arrived?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, and phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On November 23, 2022, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
BUYING LOCAL:

You may have heard: "Shop Small". It's a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday. (Nov 26 this year) It was started in 2010 by American Express to promote small business shopping.

That's great, and hopefully it will stick, because Buying Local is so great, I do it every day : )
Reasons:
1)  Fresher food.
2) There is way less packaging involved. 
3) Non profits receive greater support. - local businesses give more to our community.
4) Buying local helps the local economy. 
Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses.
5) Buying local helps support your neighbors.
6) The experience is way more fun. (Better than scanning FB for updates on local tidbits.)
7) It can help you save money. Think about how much it costs you to drive further: factor in gas, time.
You Matter More.
You matter to that small business owner. They care about servicing you. And who doesn't like to be treated like royalty?
That crown looks good on you. ~ Jacquie
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
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