July 4, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Weather Permitting: The 4th of July Committee is happy to announce that July 4th 2021 - WILL happen in Bridgewater this year!!

Sunday July 4th
Parade 10a
Music and Art Festival 10a - 2:30p
Carnival 5p
Fireworks 9:30p Legion Field
Thank you everyone, for your donations in making this happen!!!

We are hoping this will be a fun family day - that will mark the beginning of "normal" life again. We can't say thank you enough to anyone who has helped us make this happen this year!!"
Historical Tidbit: 

Independence Day
The Declaration of Independence has five parts. They are: the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures.

56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it. The writing committee was: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson. Both Thomas Jefferson (pictured) and John Adams died on July 4, 1826.

July Fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
"According to legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams...and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes in jackets. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or Apple Pandowdy," wrote Justine Sterling for Delish.com in 2011.

Info Courtesy: cnn.com
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p
Sue Cyr
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.
Music Alley Presents:
Honey Cutt & Will Orchard
Thurs, July 8th
5 - 8p
Central Square
The Burgundian Food Truck will be there also for the first time.
Watch Will Orchard's video below
World Chocolate Day
Wed, July 7th
Bridgewater Senior Center

Come play chocolate trivia with us and have all the chocolate ice cream you can eat!

For more info 508-697-0929 or
B-R School District: Kindergarten - Gr 8
Once again, we will be having our Summer B.A.S.E. Program for grades K-8.  There will be 3 two week sessions. You can sign up for one session or all three sessions.  The cost for each two week session will be  $320.00. The cost for one week session is $160.00. For one day the cost is $32.00.  The program will be held at the Williams Intermediate Middle School. All kids must be toilet trained and wear masks. The hours will be from 7a - 6p
We will be doing arts and crafts, sports training and other fun things. We look forward to making it an enjoyable summer for all. If you are interested, you may sign up now. Please remember, we have limited space in the summer.
Any questions, please call Mr. David Bewley at 508-631-1786. Click here for more information.
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Let's Talk About Race Learning Club
July 12 - Prologue + Part 1 (Chapters 1-2)
July 19 – Part 2 – Part 3 (Chap 3-7)
July 26 - Part 4-5 (Chapter 8-10, incl epilogue)
All dates 7 - 8:30p
Online event discussing the book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum (updated version-2017).
To get a copy of the book contact Paperback Junction 508-238-3034 or your local library.
OBHS - Passport to History 2021
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is once again participating in Passport to History. Passport to History 2021 is a joint effort of local museums to share and explore the diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts. Stop by any participating site to get your passport, which serves as admission for one free visit, and start exploring the unique and inspiring history of the “Old Colony.” The program runs through September 1.
So easy to participate:
1) Get your Passport at OBHS or any of the 16 Old Colony museums.
2) Collect passport stamps at each site.
3) Enjoy a summer of exploration right in your backyard!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

"I have been a patient at B-Water Square Chiropractor’s for over a year and always have been happy with the service Dr. Perry offers. My back, neck and overall health has been improved. I have been to other chiropractors before Dr Perry and cannot believe the difference in my results ..Thank You! Five Stars !!"

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
BSU Senior College: Lifelong Learning for Mature Adults
Senior College is open to anyone age 50 or older. Geared toward active, intellectually curious adults with flexible hours. Courses and activities are designed for people who seek continuing education, academic challenges, and social connections. A single $85 fee is registration for as many courses as you like.
Introductory Session
Monday, July 19th, 4 - 5p
This event is an geared for people who are considering joining the Senior College. You will learn more about the program, courses, how to register, how to stay organized, how to access Zoom, and most importantly, how to get the most out of your learning experience!

Senior College Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, July 13, 10 - 11a
Wednesday, August 11, 6 - 7p
Monday, August 23, 2 - 3p
Join in on any of the above Senior College fall 2021 virtual information sessions. During these events, you will get an opportunity to learn about our offerings, meet and talk with current participants, meet staff and instructors too! Each event will feature different instructors.

*Bridgewater State University’s Senior College will operate mostly in a virtual learning format during the Fall 2021 semester. We have 50 courses this semester offered conveniently for you in the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use: once you're set-up, you only need a few clicks to start talking to your peers and instructors online.
*For the affordable fee of $85, you can take as many courses as you like! If you have any questions please contact BSUseniorcollege@bridgew.edu or call 508.531.2570.

Bridgewater Pride Flag Raising
Art with Rose
Join Rose for a swipe technique to make a seahorse for this year's summer reading theme: Tails and Tales!
From safety to sustainability to advocacy, Beauty Counter sets the highest bar in clean beauty.
When we say clean, we mean, products that work, sustainable packaging, obsessive testing, safer ingredients, and advocating for people and the planet
Mama Deb’s Kitchen
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
Bridgewater Celebrates Juneteeth!
Our community gathered in Stanley Ironworks Park for a great day of reflection and celebration.

Bridgewater's Junteenth Celebration was marked with music, speakers, food, and opportunities to learn: language and stories matter!

Ms. Jonnie Taylor, Bridgewater's eldest African American resident and a Centenarian was honored with a proclamation from the Town Council.

Image credits: facebook.com/bridgewaterma.org & J. Rose
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
According to legend, what is one thing John & Abigail Adams ate on July 4, 1776?

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On July 7, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

"The biggest thing that I've learned from nature is the importance of relationships. Eg. an ecosystem isn't just a list of living things (squirrel, tree, bee, flower); it's the set of relationships 'between' those living things (the squirrel lives 'in' the tree, the bee 'pollinates' the flower). In terms of organizing, this means that a given social movement isn't a list of organizations, or campaigns, or even individuals; it's the set of relationships 'between' organizations, campaigns, individuals, etc."
~ Farhad Ebrahimi

In our search for love and meaning, it is the spaces where we connect that we feel most whole. ~ Jacquie
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