February 20, 2022
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively
anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Coffee Builds Community

Director Erin Medeiros of the Raynham Senior Center has been working on her "100 Cups of Coffee Initiative" since December 1, 2021. This community event has given a platform for Raynham's residents, business owners, board members, teachers, parents, students, and leaders to voice their opinions and ideas to improve the town.

Erin's goal is to have 100 cups of coffee to share with 100 Raynham individuals.

"The goal of this program is twofold: first to educate the community on the various services offered by the COA, and secondly to understand how the Senior Center can better support older residents in the community as well as learn about programs outside the center that seniors may be able to get involved in."

Anyone from Raynham can grab a coffee with Erin. If you are interested, call, email, or visit the Senior Center 508-824-2740, emedeiros@Town.raynham.ma.us
Info taken from the Raynham COA Newsletter: raynham.gov/coa
Historical Tidbit:
Industry Growth in Raynham

"In 1840 there was an increase in industry in Raynham with the opening of the railroad from Boston to New Bedford. The railroad station was in N. Raynham, and in later years of the trolleys, a large trestle was built over the railroad tracks on Broadway. 

Around the same time, shoe shops, tack factories, and a box factory were added to the existing ironworks and mills."

"The History of Raynham," 1988,
by M. Patrice White, pg 27
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Town Clerk
Assessors    508-824-2704
Selectmen        508-824-2707
Building Dept.       508-824-2708
Board of Health      508-824-2766
Planning         508-824-2745
Veterans Service Officer 508-828-4527

Public Library

Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
Beverly Croce
you won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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
Learn More About the BP Tech Project
Feb. 22

Ask questions and learn more about the plans for the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School Building Project.

Learn more about the future design of the building, the positive impacts this project can have, and more by signing up for the event: facebook.com/infosession and using this zoom link to join: zoom.com/bptech
And check out their FB page for more updates: facebook.com/NewBPTech
Join Drama Kids

Join them for this year's performance of The Chicken Hearted Fox. This adorable play is for children in grades K-2.

Drama Kids is a skills-based theater program, every child is a star, every child gets a speaking role. Don't miss out on this year's performance, registration must be in by February 23rd, performance is in May.

Info posted by the Raynham Park and Recreation Department: facebook.com/raynhamparksandrec
Robot Week at the Raynham Public Library
Feb. 22 - 26
Raynham Public Library

Stop by the Raynham Public Library during the school break to make your own robot, learn about the library's own robot kits that you can play with, and build Legos with friends.

To find the full schedule of the events and register, please sign up on the library's website: raynhampubliclibrary.com/event
Support the Comedy Fundraiser
with Ride 22
March 26
American Legion Post 405

Ride 22 is a nonprofit organization that works to raise community awareness of veteran and first responder suicide. With donations from the community, Ride 22 supports other local groups that support these individuals.

Have some laughs with top local comedians at this upcoming event.

Purchase your tickets, or donate and help sponsor the event by visiting funny4funds.com/events
Raynham Public Library Honors Black History Month
The Raynham Public Library partners with Kanopy, a free streaming service available with your library card. This month, Kanopy has curated a specific collection of films and documentaries that represent the importance of Black History Month including The New Black, Fresh Dressed, Woman in Motion, & many more!

To view the full selection offered in this collection, visit the Kanopy website and connect your library card. Access thousands of movies today!
Raynham Board of Selectmen Meeting
 February 8
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Keeping Fit with the Raynham Senior Center!

The Raynham Senior Center offers a multitude of different programs and classes to keep your body moving and grooving these winter months! Join certified instructors for classes like Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, and more all throughout the week.
Each class costs $2 per person, and classes are limited to 10 individuals. To view the full, detailed schedule for the entire month of February, check out the Raynham Senior Center monthly newsletter! Visit their Facebook page to stay updated.
February Break Workshop with Drama Kids Raynham
Tues & Weds, Feb 22 &\ 23
12:30 - 4p
Raynham Lions Club

Join Drama Kids Raynham for a fabulous February break workshop where students will have fun with acting exercises, theater games, character monologues, mini scripts, creative movement, improv scenes, socialization, and more!

The cost of this workshop is $50 per child. For more information, call 774-501-1728. To stay informed on events in town like this, be sure to check out the Raynham Park and Recreation Department Facebook.
Doodlebots with the Children's Museum of Easton
Tuesday, Feb 22nd
10:30 - 11:30a
Raynham Public Library

The Raynham Public Library will join the Children's Museum of Easton in presenting their Doodlebots program for children grades 1 - 3. Each child will be given an assortment of materials to create their own automated doodling machine that they will be able to take home! They will explore the concepts of prototypes and various ways to approach challenges in the design process.

Registration is required for this event and can be completed here! For more information on future events held through the library, visit their website.
Museum Passes Available for February Break
This February break, we recommend that you check out the Raynham Public Library's extensive list of museum passes available to Raynham residents! Different opportunities include discounted vouchers for the Museum of Science, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, New England Aquarium, and more. Visit the library's Museum Passes calendar for all available passes and dates.
Bridgewater- Raynham Spring Sports
Registration Time
Registration is open NOW and will CLOSE at midnight Monday, March 14th.

Baseball, Softball
Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Boys & Girls Tennis
Per MA State Guideline, student-athletes can only participate in 1 sport per season.

The schedule for all 48 BR High School teams can be found HERE.
Friends of the Raynham Public Library Meeting
Tues, February 22nd
3 - 5p
Raynham Public Library
The Friends of the Raynham Public Library will be hosting their monthly meeting where they welcome all members and non-members to join in!

Membership with the FRPL is encouraged; it costs very little and means so much. Consider joining today! For more information, visit the Raynham Public Library website.
February Movie with the
Senior Center
Tues, February 22nd
Raynham Senior Center
Join the Senior Center for their February Movie event where they will be showing "French Exit", starring Michelle Pfeiffer!

Call the Senior Center at 508-824-2740 to register.
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at
9 am!

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. 

(508) 331-3564
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GFWC of Taunton and Raynham  2022 Officers Sworn In
The new officers for 2022 were sworn in at the annual party at the Home Plate restaurant in Taunton by Denise Wheeler. They include: Robin Gendron, President; Emily Weiland, Vice-President; Joyce Clark, Recording Secretary;  Judy Ackerman, Corresponding Secretary; Sarah Brink, Treasurer; Cindy Brogan, Auditor; Edie Edlund, Director.

Also at this event, Judy Ackerman and Nancy Martin were presented with pins for their 20 and 15 years of membership respectively.

The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Juniors invites all women 18 years and older from the surrounding areas to become members. For more information call Joyce at 508 823-4482 or visit their website!

Story and image credit: Judy Floor, Chairperson of the Communications and Public Relations for GFWC Taunton Raynham Junior Women's Club
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
Why was there was an increase in industry in Raynham in 1840?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

On February 23, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
~ Anne Frank

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.” ~ Dean Koontz

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
~ Maya Angelou

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." ~ Lao Tzu
To all my empathetic friends out there: Without compassion for ourselves & others, this world will swallow us whole. Know your needs, and take care of them. (In airline speak: Put your own oxygen mask on first.)
AND be quick to forgive others.

These days we all need more: more self-love AND more grace from each other.
Compassion my dear friends, compassion.
~ Jacquie
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