Spring for the Arts
Wed, June 5
6p
Halifax Elementary School

Celebrating at end of the year Spring for the Arts Night! The night will include a Spring Concert featuring our chorus and band, as well as a school wide Art Show.
Students in the band should arrive to school at 5:30pm and report to the music
room. Students in chorus should arrive to school at 5:45pm and report to the cafeteria. Students who participate in both band and chorus will be joining the band in the music room at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact the teachers directly:
Mrs. Lessard - Music/Chorus (blessard@slrsd.org)
Ms. Maresco - Band (margaretmaresco@slrsd.org)
Mrs. Bigham - Art (kimberlibigham@slrsd.org)
Halifax, Plympton, Kingston Concert

May 15, 2024, the Halifax and Dennett Elementary and Kingston Intermediate schools came together for a night of musical performance. The bands from each of the Silver Lake schools performed together on one stage for their audience on May 15. It was a fantastic collaboration of talents and a love for the arts.

Historical Tidbit:
Memorial Day
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. 

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. 

Source: History.com
Image credit: Crystal Hudson
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503 Plymouth St. (Rt 106)
781-293-6393
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580 Monponsett St, Halifax
(781) 293- 7971
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Congratulations!

Robin Beals
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
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Silver Lake Regional School Committee
May 16, 2024
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Halifax Town Meeting
May 13, 2024
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Juneteenth Celebration
Family-Friendly Juneteenth Event in Bridgewater! Entertainment, food, vendors, and speakers.

Sat, June 22 (Rain date: June 23)
University Park at BSU, 1 to 6 PM
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Holmes Public Library Book Sale
Sat, June 1- June 8
10a-1p

The Holmes Public Library are hosting their annual Friends of the Library book sale! The book sale will run for the entire first week of June, from the 1st to the 8th. Beginning at 10am and ending at 1pm, there will be plentiful time for looking around at these locally donated books.

The Holmes Public Library are actively looking for generous donations from the community for this event, specifically books characterized as “gently used” condition. Books should be sellable, with no writing on the inside or loose pages.

For more information on book guidelines, please visit the Holmes Public Library Facebook
Nessralla Farm
Veggies, Flowers & Gifts

Everything you need for a stellar garden!

Full, half and quarter shares of our C.S.A are on sale now! Receive a variety of fresh local produce weekly. June 15-October 15. 18 weeks of goodness!

Nessralla Farm
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792


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Halifax Congregational Church
Dinner
Sat, June 8
5p
503 Plymouth St

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. The meal includes an appetizer, salad, chicken parmesan with pasta, rolls & butter, dessert and a beverage. 

In order to get a proper headcount, we ask that you reserve your tickets no later than Wednesday, June 5. There will be a very minimal amount of tickets available at the door. To reserve tickets, or arrange a ride to the dinner, please call Susan Mahan at 781-293-0422. 

Please come and join us for a delicious home cooked meal! 
Boston Children’s Hospital
Blood Drive 
Wed, June 12 
9a-3p
Halifax Town Hall 

Boston Children’s Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday June 12. The blood drive will run from 9am - 3 pm on Wednesday, located at the Halifax Town Hall (499 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA). This event is sponsored by Jessica Page Real Estate of Boston Connect Real Estate.

The blood drive is a great way to give back and donate for the Boston Children’s Hospital, and all donors will receive a free shirt! Appointments are currently being accepted and can be booked through www.bostonchildrens.org/halfpints

Climate Can Do:
How Can I Help?

For those readers who would like to be actively involved in keeping our environment livable for future generations, here are a few suggestions:

350Mass.org join or create a local working group for a just, equitable and clean energy economy in Massachusetts


Creation Care United Methodist Church or other initiative in your faith community

Mothers Out Front showing up to protect our children

Extinction Rebellion/ (XR) and / or the Boston Red Rebel Brigade: international nonviolent mobilization including civil disobedience and performance art to raise awareness and demand action.

As always, check in with your community's Trails, Open Space, Outdoor or Conservation Commissions or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance to have impact locally.
  We are all in this together, we've only got one planet! Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the good work!

Written by J. Rose
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Halifax Pride Day
Sat, June 15
11a-4p
Town Hall Green

Halifax Pride is back this year. There will be a mix of vendors at the event, from merchandise to informational booths. The event supports the LGBTQ+ community in Halifax and promotes positivity.

Come & have fun Saturday June 15 (rain date the 16th). Town Hall Green, 499 Plymouth St Halifax.

Why Volunteer?
Have you thought of the benefits of volunteering?

Did you know that volunteering is a renewable resource? When you say a kind word, hand someone a meal, or teach a child a skill you are not only sharing a gift you have received, but you are receiving a gift. Gratitude for the help is one of the most powerful and healing gifts you can receive. The more you give gratitude away, the more it comes back to you.

I teach Living in the Gift at Stairway to Recovery, a walk-in place for those serious about wanting to recover from addiction or who need resources. Did you know that when folks who rely on generosity give from their heart, they feel better.

Kind words, volunteering to help a neighbor, and other easy gifts, lift everyone's spirits. It energizes, and helps the giver feel valuable. Those who volunteer find it comes back to them in unexpected ways.

Try committing to a local charity and make it a habit of volunteering. You will make meaningful friendships, understand the gratitude of having: a home, money and / or resources to live. It will help you see problems from a different perspective; the benefits are enormous, and when you involve children, or your friends & family, it is a great bonding experience.

Who knows, you might just have a good time and experience the joys of volunteering.

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The First Market of the Season at Raven Brook Farm was a Huge Success!!
"The Market's Opening Day was fantastic. Fabulous weather, amazing Vendors, a fantastic collection of products, old friends, gathered, new friends were made - enough cannot be said.
On behalf of all the Vendors, thank you for coming to celebrate Mother's Day in a unique and thoughtful way. The support shown today to all these Small Businesses is greatly appreciated.
To the Vendors, our family thoroughly enjoyed working with you all and we already are looking forward to working with all of you again soon.
The Market at Raven Brook be back on Sunday, June 9th (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)"
Images & Story Reposted from The Farm at Raven Brook FB
Additional image credit: J. Rose
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman

Historical Tidbit Question:
How do many Americans observe Memorial Day?

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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On May 29, 2024, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Emergence
“Everything must break open in order to live. The seed must break open in order for the tree to grow. The egg must break open in order for life to emerge. The Earth must be turned and the cloud must burst. You were never meant to stay in your shell.” ~ Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

“Humans are ideas; and ideas are uniquely human.” ~ A.E. Samaan

"Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness."
~ Wayne Dyer

"I have come to understand that the self, my self, is inherently sacred. By virtue of its own improbability, its own miracle, its own emergence … And so I lift up my head, and I bear my own witness, with affection and tenderness and respect. And in so doing, I sanctify myself with my own grace." ~ Ursula Goodenough
Some excitedly, some timidly, we emerge this spring. Time to break out into our real selves.
~ Jacquie
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