Brockton Rotary Had 2 Wonderful Days Of Service

May 20, 2023, they started with Laura & her amazing crew at The Charity Guild, Inc; completed their monthly Kennedy Drive, Housing Authority, food deliveries; then a contingency headed over to Pembroke for the multi club action at End Hunger NE!! Such a great day of service! Thank you to all volunteers: Tina, Carrie, Gary, Linda, Jason, Jay, Brent, Brooke, Ashley, Cheryl and Rich M!!"

May 21, 2023 Brockton Rotary orchestrated a clean up of D.W. Field Park with volunteers : Richard Hooke, Rich H., Tina White & Josh, Jeff, Linda, Tom, Krysten & family!!

Thanks to all involved including Patrick Quinn for helping us coordinate this event!
Story written by: J. Rose
Image & Source credits: Rotary Club Of Brockton FB
Historical Tidbit:
Bouve Ave Bungalows
Close to 700 places of architectural interest in Brockton are documented in the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS). In 1978, Brockton Historian John R Wilson contributed many of those files. Here are the Bouve Ave Bungalows; examples of the typical modest homes built on small lots in the Campello section of of Brockton in the 1920's, before the Campenelli homes building rage of the 1940's.

Story by J. Rose
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City Hall
45 School St 508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 Temporarily at The Shaws Center,
1 Feinberg Way 508-580-7811
Email & phone contact only
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June 4-8, 2023 

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that, working with Brockton, Easton, Avon, Whitman, Abington, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Randolph, Stoughton, the Chamber, will run the 2nd Annual “Regional Restaurant Week” from Sunday, June 4th through Thursday, June 8th.
A dedicated “Regional Restaurant Week” webpage has been built and is housed on the Chamber’s website. It lists all participating restaurants, their special offers, and links to their websites. A social media campaign will be executed using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Diners will be encouraged to post selfies on their social media platforms as they dine out.
Many of these participating restaurants are well known and past Taste of Metro South participants, as well as many more local eateries. 
Visit for a full list of participating eateries.

Thursday, June 8, 6p
North Baptist Church
899 No Main Street

All non-profits, service agencies and volunteer organizations are invited to inform everyone about their upcoming activities. 

Please, call Anne at 774-297-4939 or email at for more information.
Father Bill's & MainSpring Groundbreaking of the Housing Resource Center 5-3-23
Video Courtesy of BTV

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Planetarium Show

Saturday June 10
Driscoll Art Gallery
2nd Floor - Main Branch
304 Main St.

Can you believe it, the Planetarium is turning one! Fly through the solar system and beyond as you explore cosmic mysteries in our mobile planetarium. Register for one of our showings. 

For more information visit Brockton Public Library or call 508-894-1400 to register for these free shows.

Saturday, June 10
Lingos Auditorium 
304 Main St. 

Celebrate the pride community by learning from our past, being in the present, and reaching for the future! Let us honor the authentic self in communion with the spirit of kinship. We are limitless. Turn tragedy and triumph into forms of art. 

Welcoming remarks by Sydné Marrow Chief of Staff to the Mayor and Ameer Phillips Diversity: Equity & Inclusion Manager

Musician: Kris McCarthy
Featured Poets: David Donna, Kevin McLellan, Kaili Wallin
Multi-visual Artist: Zavius Aponte

Artist: Lisandro Velazquez
Keynote speaker: Melanie Chandler - Blood 
Jubilate Chorale Spring Concert Duruflé's Requiem 5-7-23
Video Courtesy of BTV
Teen Paint Night

June 14
Teen Zone- Main Branch
304 Main St

Come one, and come all to Brockton Public Library's Teen paint night. Join us as we experiment with Acrylic, tempura, and water color paints to make amazing works of art. Located in the Teen Zone The Teen Paint night meets every second Wednesday of the month

For more information, call 508-894-1400 or email Nicole or visit Brockton Public Library
Climate Can-Do: Start Your Own Garden

With summer and the warmer weather approaching, gardening is a fun project your family and yourself to work on together. Whether you have a green thumb or not, gardening is a great and simple hobby to take up. It also has many benefits for yourself and the Earth.

All plants go through the process of photosynthesis, which is when plants intake water and the atmosphere's carbon dioxide. In return, the plant releases fresh oxygen for us to breath and enjoy. Therefore, more plants result in more oxygen, a crucial element our bodies need!

In addition to improving our environment, gardening is proven to improve your mental health as well. Gardening has been found to lower stress and anxiety levels, as well as increase mindfulness and gratification. The Mayo Clinic Health System Website states that "It's very gratifying to plant, tend, harvest and share your own food. Routines provide structure to our day and are linked to improved mental health. Gardening routines, like watering and weeding, can create a soothing rhythm to ease stress."

The National Agricultural Library Website has numerous resources from gardening tips to factsheets about every vegetable or flower you may be interested in planting. The website highlights that, "A well-kept vegetable garden is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family."

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
Celebrate Metro South's
2nd Annual Regional Restaurant Week! 
June 4-8

Show your support for Metro South eateries, restaurants, and breweries. Eat out, enjoy discounts, post & tag selfies.
Be a part of the eat local revolution!

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration - June17, 11 am - 6pm

Join the African American Association for their second annual Juneteenth Celebration. There will be Vendors, Performers, and much more. 440 Belmont (Fair Grounds)

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Pages & Pajamas

Tuesday, June 20
Story Room - Main Branch
Children's Room
304 Main St

Calling all kids ages 2 and up! Are you ready for a nighttime adventure? Join Ms. Sam every Tuesday night at 5:30p in the Children's Room for a nighttime adventure. Dance, Sing, Play and hear a bedtime tale before you escape to dreamland. Sign up here! 

For more information contact Samantha Westgate at 508-894-1433 or via email at or visit Brockton Public Library
Downtown Brockton Museum Presents Brockton Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 21
City Hall Plaza
26 School St

Fun for everyone! 

Music, Vendors, Food, Children’s activities 

DJ All Rhymes 
John Bakutis Acoustic 
Mariah Rose
Keira a Marie Trinidad
Bag Full of Blues 
Sound provided by ThunderbolT Productions 

For more information, visit 2023 Brockton Summer Solstice Celebration 
Juneteenth Poetry

Saturday, June 27
Driscoll Art Gallery
2nd Floor - Main Branch
304 Main St

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday.

Host Marvin: Featuring youth poet Laureate Hannah Baptist, Danielle Georges, Charles Coe Rose Conservatory, Courtney Henderson and Prof. Emmanuel Daphnis.

For more information, contact Jonathan Stroud at 508-894-1423 or via email at or visit Brockton Public Library
Campello Design Guidelines Workshop

Sunday, June 28
South Middle School
105 Keith Ave
Please join us for the third workshop of this series focusing on the Design of the district.

We will be collecting your input about Urban Design principles, how they related to public and private spaces, and what you envision the Campello Neighborhood looking like.
Envisioning a Future for Campello Neighborhood of Brockton
1st Community Engagement Workshop
Campello residents, business owners and non-profits were invited to participate.
For information
Zoning Public Workshop 4-26-23
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Old Colony Planning Council Receives $470,000 Economic Development Award for Regional Water Study

Exciting news! The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) has secured a $470,000 Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant. This funding will fuel the development of a game-changing Regional Water Plan for Southeastern Massachusetts. Working to say goodbye to limited and unsustainable water supplies; OCPC, together with communities and stakeholders, will tackle this crucial issue head-on, with a goal of equitable access, affordable rates, and a thriving ecological balance. Stay in the loop by signing up for updates at Cheers to a brighter, hydrated tomorrow!

Written by Fatina Mulumba, BuzzAround Intern Writer, Bates College 
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Historical Tidbit Question:
When were the bungalow homes typically built in Brockton?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Fatina Mulumba & Greg Venezia.
Nurture Nature.

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” ~ Sylvia Plath

“The Peace of Wild Things ~
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
~ Wendell Berry
To be in nature is like breathing your first breath, filling your body with all that is necessary for survival. ~ Jacquie
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