East Bridgewater Public Library Visit

The ELE Teachers from Central Elementary and Gordon Mitchell schools sponsored a fun and educational event at East Bridgewater Public Library on the weekend of March 28th. Families brought their children to the East Bridgewater Public Library to meet the librarian, learn more about the library's various programs, and obtain a library card. It was a fun-filled day with lots of learning and laughter!

Historical Tidbit:
Home of James S. Allen

Born in East Bridgewater in 1831, James Sidney Allen, at the age of 17, began to learn the shoemaking trade. He started a business of his own in East Bridgewater, then moved to Brockton. He lived in West Bridgewater and Brockton, then returned to East Bridgewater in 1855, where this house was built in 1854. The street number is now 230 Pleasant St.
Mr. Allen was a selectman, member of the school committee, Representative to the General Court, 1881-1883 and was a state senator from the Plymouth Second District. He had five children.
~ Image and information Courtesy of James Weidenfeller & the E. Bridgewater Public Library History Collection
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Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
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2023 East Bridgewater Citizen of The Year
Heather Craven
Sachem Rock Community Center in East Bridgewater
April 11, 7p

Join Rotary Club of the Bridgewater's on Tuesday April 11th at 7p at the Center at Sachem Rock to award Heather Craven EB's Citizen of the Year Award. After her daughter’s death, Heather created the Sydney Craven Memorial Fund (a.k.a. Sparkle Fund) in her daughter’s memory.
Heather & her husband, Shane, moved to EB in 2012. Logan and Sydney were born on March 28, 2013. Fraternal twins. They were the most perfect babies with the most perfect personalities. 9 days shy of their second birthday Sydney didn't wake up and passed away unexpectedly from SUD-C (Sudden Unexpected Death of a Child). Craven used her pain and grief to create something truly special, the Sydney Craven Memorial fund is a non-profit organization that provides children and families in need in East Bridgewater. As Heather and Shane have continued to grow their family here: " Maddox was born on September 12, 2016. Few years later we completed our family on February 4th, 2020 with a little girl named Lillie. Currently Logan is 10 years old, Maddox is 6.5 years old, and Lillie is 3 years old." Heather Craven has helped hundreds of individuals and families through the organization, placed a bench outside of the Central School, and a book box was donated so kids can read at the bench. sydneycraven.com Please Join us to celebrate Heather Craven’s incredible achievements! 

Information on tickets ($ 20.00) for the event and ad sponsorships please contact Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453 or by email – mkryzanek@gmail.com
Crafts with Kathy & Sue 
Thursday, April 20th. 10a
($5.00 fee for materials)
355 Plymouth Street
Phone: 508-378-1610 Fax: 508-378-1611

Join Kathy & Sue for another fun class!! A sample of what you will be doing will be on display at the COA. Join us for some fun!!
Please call the COA to sign up 
Payment is due by Thursday, April 13th
 Limited to 15 participants
The Ultimate Library Road Trip
April 18-29
Visit Our library to: 
  • Get your Passport Stamped
  • Pick up free seed packets
  • Learn about what makes EB unique!
For more information, visit Library Road Trip  
An Evening of Stories, Music, and Dessert
With East Bridgewater’s Historic Churches
Saturday, April 22, 6:30–8p
Saint John’s Church, 210 Central Street

Mark your calendars! As part of East Bridgewater’s Bicentennial Celebration, the town’s historic churches will present a fun and interesting evening of storytelling pertaining to some of the history of their churches.
Each church will share a few interesting stories about their church’s history, and each church will also present one musical offering from their church. Our choir and bell choir will be offering an anthem together! Desserts will be served. 

This event is sponsored by the East Bridgewater Clergy Association. Please join us!
You re Invited!
2nd annual Evening of Champions for
Marvelous Martin Hagler Scholarships
May 13, 2023
Happy Bicentennial East Bridgewater!
Update on the celebration!
SunyLine7 has EB 200th Anniversary coasters, charcuterie boards and cutting boards available for sale and can do other items also.
Weekly fun posts can be found on the 200th FB Page
Thursday, April 20th, 1—3p
355 Plymouth Street

Free Legal Consultations with The Law Office of Stephanie Konarski.
Please call the COA to schedule an appointment.
Appointments will be scheduled in 15 minute increments.
Come in and enjoy our delicious new dinner specials!
Available at both dine in locations.

Monday -Thursday at 9a–2p

A five-week Athletic/Enrichment program for children entering grades Pre-K through 6.

East Bridgewater Public Schools’ Summer Institute is an athletic/enrichment program for children entering kindergarten through grade six. The program is held from 9a–12p, Monday through Thursday for five weeks The Summer Institute has been running since 2015 for students in East Bridgewater and the surrounding communities. The catalog is sent home with the students of the East Bridgewater school district and can also be found at our town library as well as here on our website.

Courses are offered in the following categories:
Arts & Crafts Drama & Dance/Music Games & Sports, Kitchen Adventure Outdoor Adventures Math Fun, Computer Science Super Science.

Effective Communication Strategist 

Thursday, April 13 1–2p
East Bridgewater Senior Center 
355 Plymouth St. 

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association 

Communication is more than just talking and listening—it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, and body language. As the disease progresses, individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias lose the ability to use words, but families can find new ways to connect. 

Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer's, learn how to interpret the verbal and behavioral communication, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 

Register at senior Center or call 508-378-1610 or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900, alz.org/CRF to explore additional education in your area.
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Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective.

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Escape Room (Tweens)

Wednesday, April 19, 1 – 2p
East Bridgewater Public Library

For tweens in grades 3-6.
You and your group have crash landed on a Rogue Planet. Repair the ship, plot a return course, & survive the journey home!
Hosted by Wicked Fun Games.
Registration is required, and space is limited to 10 participants. Sign up at: tinyurl.com/roguetween
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “D. W. Field Park”

Sunday, April 23rd, 1p
162 Howard St, West Bridgewater

Bill Hogan will be the speaker.
D.W. Field Park is a municipal park managed by the parks department of the city of Brockton. The park consists of 650 acres of fields, woodlands, and water bodies in northern Brockton and southern Avon, Massachusetts. It was created in 1925 as a bequest from Brockton businessman Daniel W. Field.

The lecture will be presented by Bill Hogan, lifetime Brockton resident, city historian, president of the Downtown Brockton Museum and former owner of Hogie’s Hobbies. Bill is also a Board Member of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society

Following the lecture we will have refreshments followed by our Annual Members’ Meeting. 

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society, a private organization, started in 1894, and is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater township, which includes the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and the city of Brockton. For more information, visit the OBHS website. OBHS also maintains a Facebook page.
Gilbert and Meadow: The Party Pigs
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 

Meet Gilbert and meadow. Take pictures, learn pig tricks, and learn facts about pigs!

For more information, contact Jennifer Finn at 508-378-1616 x1309 or via email at jfinn@sailsinc.org
Climate Can-Do:
South Shore Recycling Cooperative

To address the climate, Massachusetts recently elected Melissa Hoffer as its first Climate Chief in the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience. The office in charge of resources and authority available to the Governor and executive department to advance climate change innovation, and resilience policies.

At the local level, South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC) is a resource. The SSRC is a voluntary association of South Shore municipalities established in 1998. It helps its member municipalities improve their recycling programs, and reduce the quantity, toxicity and cost of disposal in a number of ways. Some include maintenance of solid waste programs, educating residents about waste management, and advocating for funding and regulations that minimize waste while maximizing recovery of useful materials. Their bimonthly newsletter highlights local opportunities to make a difference. Subscribe ssrcoop.info/newsletters. Find out more about the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Hassan Sharif, Writing Intern, New York University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
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Heathers The Musical
April 21–23 and 27–29
Rondileau Student Union Auditorium
19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater

Wickedly funny and with dazzling book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, Heathers the Musical is based on the 1988 cult hit! Welcome to Westerberg High where Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody.

Tickets available at BSUtix.com.
Board of Selectmen - 4-4-23

Meeting of the East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen.

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East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast 2023

East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast 2023: Annual Event and Charity Food Drive. East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast 2023: Annual Event and Charity Food Drive.

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Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
How many children did James S. Allen have?

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 On April 12, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Tess Fiumefreddo, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Fatina Mulumba & Greg Venezia.
Childhood, Children, Childlike. 

This week I wallow in the memory of it. Being a child, being childlike, playing with my children, playing with neighborhood children. As the weather gets warmer I hear their joyful shouts, playing nearby, through my open window. What a gorgeous sound! 

“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”
~ Criss Jami, Killosophy

“When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” ~ Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

“Life is a process during which one initially gets less and less dependent, independent, and then more and more dependent.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I was a child, I worried a lot! As a parent, I worried more. Time now to play! So if you see me hooting and skipping, pay no mind, I'm just making up for lost playtime. ~ 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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