• Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building

Brockton Public Library is making all this happen & more,
close to home! 

Abington - Owl Heart Plate Sat, Jan 22, 11a. We'll step-by-step show you how to paint your own Owl Heart Plate! Change up the colors if you'd like and add some words or phrases in the heart! Recommended age 8+. Sign-ups required. Seating limited.

Abington - EnVISIONing 2022 Sat, Jan 22, 12:30 – 2p (Grades 3-7) & 2:30 – 4p (Grades 8-12). As we enter a new year, it is important to set goals and focus on all the positive changes the new year will bring. Participants will learn about the importance of mindfulness, find positive and healthy ways to express themselves, meditate, and tools to guide them into reaching their highest self-potential. Activities include: Creating 2022 Personalized Vision Board, Goal setting and open discussion & Meditation & Movement.

Abington - Comedy Show Fri, Jan 21, 7p. Mindy Mazur Laughs and Company brings Comedy to the 10th District Brewery, 748 Brockton Ave. Mindy Mazur, Susanne Boitano, Erin Lynch, Peter Liu and more.

Brockton - Poetry Open Mic Sat, Jan 22, 7p. Share your poetry or attend and share positive vibes with us at our 1st Poetry Open Mic of the Year. Hosted by Jamaal Bonnette.
Canton - Fire Pits at the Bradley Estate Sat, Jan 22, 12 - 1:30p and 1:30 - 3p. Get outdoors and get together at your own private fire pit on the grounds of the Bradley Estate! Reserve a fire pit for groups up to 6 people. The fire will be lit & ready when you arrive & you can explore the estate’s beautiful grounds & trails during your visit. Ticket price includes firewood, benches, s’mores, hot apple cider, & hot chocolate.

Duxbury - A Taste of History with the Old Colony History Museum Fri, Jan 21, 12p. Join us for a virtual tour of the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton to explore its significant collections of New England decorative arts, textiles, militaria and silver along with fascinating pieces relating to 17th century Plymouth Colony. This online tour follows a museum guide who will provide insight and answer questions about the history of the Old Colony region's settlement, immigration, industries, transportation, military, and society and daily life!

East Bridgewater - Svaroopa® Yoga @ The She Shed Saturdays @ 9a. Start your weekend blissfully! Svaroopa® is a therapeutic style of yoga. Props, precision alignments and hands-on adjustments help dissolve deep tensions in your body. Masks required for safety. Register: Janice 508-331-3564.
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East Bridgewater - Soulful Girls Paint Night Sat, Jan 21, 5 - 7p. Join us for a fun Soulful Girls paint night and pizza party! We well have lots of fun while getting our creative juices flowing! Open to all girls ages 9-12.

Easton - Word of the Year Sign Workshop Fri, Jan 21, 6:30p, Hammer and Stain South Shore 594 Washington St. It’s the time of year where many people will make resolutions, but what if you could get more out of your New Year than just a few resolutions? What if you could make one word that would inspire and motivate you for an entire year? Liz the Assistant Director of Be Inspired Counseling will warm us up with why you picked the word for the year. While we are focusing on our word of the year we will be creating a 5x5x16" wood plank with your word, perfect size to sit on your desk, wall or in your home to remind us every day. Masks currently are optional but subject to change per MA guidelines
BYOB drinks and food.

Easton - DCR SE Mass Adult Walking Club Sun, Jan 23, 10a. Meet at the Visitor Center. Join the park staff for a 5 mile moderately paced hike to the Quarry Loop via various hilly and rocky trails. Weather conditions may alter the route.

Easton - Children's Museum in Easton Tues - Fri, 9:30a - 4p and Sat & Sun, 12:30 - 4p. CME requires ALL visitors, 5 years of age and older, to wear a face mask while playing inside. With your cooperation, we will continue to make CME a fun and safe place to play and learn!

Easton - "Chocolats au Violin" - violin and piano miniature performances! Sat, Jan 22, 3:30p. Enjoy the new year with an afternoon of delightful violin and piano miniatures at Queset House, 51 Main St, (right side of library driveway). Violinist Michael Korn will be accompanied by pianist Eric Mazonson. Free and open to all. Masks required. In case room limit is reached, there will be simulcast viewing on the second-floor television.

Sun, Jan 23, 4 - 5p, The Fieldhouse Arena - 83 Eastman St. (Rt 106). Bridgewater Youth Softball will be running a softball clinic for 10U & 12U and have extended an invite to both West Bridgewater & East Bridgewater. There is pitching, catcher position and hitting sessions offered each week. The cost is $25 each session.
Halifax - Littlefield Wellness Open House Sat, Jan 22, 10a - 5p. We’re happy to be partnering with Whole Health Collaborative for an open house at our new space. Come take a tour, join some free workshops, check out some other local providers, crafter and vendors, and see what we may be able to do to help you become the best version of yourself!

Halifax - Operation Gratitude Fri, Jan 21, COA. Please join us to create cards and letters that will be sent in care packages to Military service members and their families across the nation and overseas. This initiative is being coordinated by Courtney Krajeski, Volunteer Coordinator of Old Colony Elder Services 781-293-7313.

Halifax - Blood Drive Sat, Jan 22, 9a - 1:30p. 499 Plymouth St. Please help! The blood supply is seriously low!

Hanover - Suburban Boston Home Show Fri - Sun, Jan 21 - 23, 11a - 5p. Save time by meeting a wide range of companies under one roof. Discover new ideas and interesting products for your home. Find the best resources in home improvement, landscaping, and design services.

Hanover - Dream Big Invitational 2022 Sat & Sun, Jan 22 - 23. The Dream Big Invitational is BACK and live in 2022! This exciting gymnastics competition is for Level 1-10 and all Xcel Divisions. All ticket sales will be advance purchase only through Event Brite. We are requiring masking for all at our event. All competition and awards will be on the competition floor for everyone's convenience!

Hanover - 2022 Winter Canine Photo Booth Sat, Jan 22, 9a. R.N. Rocco Photo is excited to offer another Canine Photo booth event with help and special thanks to New England K9 Athlete!
Only 12 slots available.

Hanover - Peter and the Wolf Sat, Jan 22, 3p. Join the South Shore YMCA Laura’s Center for the Arts & South Shore Conservatory for a special performance of Peter and the Wolf. This woodwind quintet arrangement of Prokoviev’s masterpiece brings this beloved children’s story to life. Admission is FREE, seating is limited.

Hingham - Winter Market at Wompatuck Saturdays through March 26, 10a - 1p. The Hingham Farmers Market is back at Wompatuck State Park Visitors' Center for the 2022 Winter Market! The market will be a hybrid of indoor and outdoor vendors. Indoor vendors are spread between two rooms.

Hingham - Reindeer Quest Sat & Sun, Jan 22 - 23, dawn to dusk. North Pole reindeer are taking a well-earned, post-holiday vacation at Weir River Farm this winter. Grab your hiking boots, snow shoes or cross-country skis and get the family outside for this special adventure, scouring trails for herds of handmade, wooden reindeer. When you’ve found all six at the farm, head to World’s End & Whitney & Thayer Woods in Hingham, the Norris Reservation in Norwell, and Two-Mile Farm in Marshfield to find the other four herds!
Our reindeer are lovingly crafted by 140 Girl and Boy Scouts representing 15 troops from Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell and Scituate and hidden along the trails. Each reindeer has a special personality, which visitors can discover by scanning a QR code. Want to know what flavor of ice cream reindeer like best, or what their favorite reindeer game is? Find each deer and scan their codes to find out! Along the way, snap a selfie with your favorite deer and post to #SSreindeerquest to be entered to win a fun prize.
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Kingston - Fantasy Little Leapers Fri, Jan 21, 10a - 12p. Fly into the Sky Zone Kingdom with your little prince and princess and join us as we host an enchanted event they won't want to miss including fun activities, characters, and more!
Little Leapers sessions include a mix of structured and unstructured activities lead by instructors and/or parents that allow children to explore, learn, and grow as they play. Active Play Time, Sensory Play Time & Music Time. Includes 90 minutes of fun and access for one chaperone. Walk-In event for ages 5 and under.

Mansfield - Illumination Healing Level 1 Sat & Sun, Jan 22 - 23, 10a - 4p. Illumination is here, at this time, with a strong purpose. That purpose is to heal your soul. Your soul goes through many lessons. All these lessons are learned in so many different ways, some comfortably, some not so comfortably. All equally important. Illumination™ is a brand new healing modality. It was brought through in a direct download to me. This is a multi-level healing modality.

Middleboro - Chakra Balance & Alignment Meditation Fri, Jan 21, 6:30 - 8p. The best thing you can do to keep your energetic system in check is to do a regular chakra tune-up. As our energetic “organs”, the chakras work with our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, both influencing and being influenced by our experiences, our activity, and even our nutrition.
If we’re exposed to too many low vibrational frequencies (traumatic events, poor stress management, lack of self-care), our chakras can even become blocked causing all sorts of symptoms.

Middleboro - Basic Wire Wrapping Class (Jewelry) Sat, Jan 22, 1p. Grab some friends and learn a new skill. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages for a fun afternoon. Learn to wire wrap stones/cabachons/sea glass that do not have a hole drilled. Bring your own pieces or choose from my supply. We will do a simple wire wrap and a cage wrap. Silver plated wire and a tool kit you keep included (round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and wire cutters). Also included is one 18” silver plated chain. PLEASE NOTE: Classes are limited to six people. A minimum of four people are required to hold class. Class will be canceled refund will be issued if there are less than four people signed up.

Middleboro - Networking at Noon Fri, Jan 21, 12p. Join us as we network virtually. Have lunch WITH us the 3rd Friday of the month!

Norton - Friday Night Karaoke Fri, Jan 21, 8p.

Norwell - Basic Life Support Sat, Jan 22, 6 - 9p. The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

Norwell - Les Misérables: School Edition Fri - Sun, through Jan 30. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Les Misérables: School Edition is the epic and uplifting story of passion, sacrifice, and redemption. Featuring a thrilling score, a full orchestra, a magnificent barricade, and a gifted young cast. A.C.T. Conservatory delivers one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Plymouth - Online Plimoth Patuxet After Dark: Pretzel & Mustard Making Fri, Jan 21, 7p. Grab a beer and join us for pretzel and mustard making! During this class, your instructor will guide you in mixing just the right ingredients for the perfect soft pretzel and then show you how to make the perfect twist. While your pretzel bakes, mix your own homemade mustard. Finally, enjoy these warm delicious snacks while getting to chat with friends! Ingredients not supplied. A list will be provided upon registration.

Plymouth - Exploring Life on Our Planet Fri, Jan 21, 7p. Habitat Earth is the first program in this lineup. In Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Take a journey through the vast networks of life on Earth. You'll learn how life changes our planet and how we benefit from our connections to the life that surrounds us. In Life: A Cosmic Story, the second feature, the 14-billion-year saga of how life came to be is told. It's a journey from the microscopic view inside a plant cell to the vastness of our universe populated by billions of galaxies swirling in space. This program will also include Seasonal Star Gazing, which takes guests on a brief overview of the winter sky.

Plymouth - DIY Smudge Sticks Fri, Jan 21, 6 - 7p. DIY workshop on learning how to make your own smudge sticks with florals and herbs!
Cleansing energy to start the new year will be perfect with your custom organic smudge sticks. Various flowers, Pali Santo sticks, herbs and pieces of cedar will be available to customize. All of our herbs and flowers are organic. Workshop includes all equipment and supplies. After making the smudge sticks, they must dry out at home for 2-3 weeks. Refreshments and wine will be provided. Each person will be able to make 3 smudge sticks.

Plymouth - Hike with Malcolm: Gramp's Loop Extended Sun, Jan 23, 10a. Malcolm will be kicking off the new year with a new, extended version of the Gramp's Loop hike. Participants will meet at the Mast Road trailhead of Halfway Pond East. The loop will lead hikers halfway around Gramp's Loop, into Myles Standish, and back to finish on Gramp's Loop. It will cover variable terrain, and will be approximately 7 miles in length. Participants should be prepared for cold weather, and bring layers, snacks, and water. No dogs will be allowed on this hike. Group size is limited to 12 participants. There will be a waiting list to join when the program fills. This program is weather permitting. We are adhering to state guidelines for COVID-19. Participants must be FULLY VACCINATED in order to participate and must register in advance.

Quincy - 2nd Annual Served Fundraising Dinner Sun, Jan 23, 5p. Eat, Drink and Be Served! Served, a 501c3 organization, in partnership with Townshend Restaurant, will host our second annual fundraising dinner. There will be a silent auction, cocktail hour and 3 course dinner with wine pairings. All proceeds will be used towards feeding others in need in the South Shore community. Price includes dinner, all beverages and service. Silent Auction 5 - 6p with passed drinks and appetizers. 3 Course Dinner with wine pairings served at 6p.

Randolph - Playtime 4 Tots Saturdays through May 28, 2 - 4p. Click to register in advance.
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Raynham - Blood Drive Fri - Sun, Jan 21 - 23, 7a - 3:15p. 275 New State Hwy. Please help! The blood supply is seriously low!

Raynham - FREE Women's Self Defense Sat, Jan 22, 12:30p. By learning the basics of awareness & self-defense you help prepare yourself for dangerous and unforeseen circumstances. Please feel free to bring a friend/family member to partner up with, but it is not necessary! Participants must be at least 13 yrs or older!

Scituate - 42nd Annual Game Feed Sat, Jan 22, 11a, Scituate Rod & Gun Club, off of 3A. Join us for our 42nd Annual Game Feed to help the ducks! We will have spit roasted hog, venison, goose and other game, a raw bar, activities for the kids, raffle items, auction items and much more! Parking is limited. Questions, reach out to Kaileigh, kaileighjarvis@gmail.com or call/text 781-588-4646.

Walpole - MLK Jr Walk (self-guided) Sat & Sun, Jan 22 - 23, dawn to dusk. Come to Bird Park to learn about King’s connections to Boston and some lesser-known facts that may pique your interest in discovering more about the man who helped unite a divided nation. 
Walpole - Boutique Bridal & Wedding Showcase Sun, Jan 23, 11a - 3p. We put the ZEN back into wedding planning while you relax, renew, and find all the inspiration you need to design your perfect day! Connect with vendor resources and experience personal SPA service samplings to keep you relaxed and renewed.
Enjoy adult beverages from the Bubbly Bar with catering & cake tastings & fashion show. Your ticket enters you in a raffle to Win a Romantic Weekend Vermont Getaway at the Farm River House Inn.

Wareham - Learn Watercolor Basics Fri, Jan 21, 11a. This beginner class will introduce a variety of techniques such while you create a flowing semi abstract landscape. We will implement composition, water ratios to pigment, working with a variety of brushes and mediums. This class will be fun and loose bring a cover up for clothing and all materials are included.

Whitman - Astrology, Tarot, Medium Readings Sat, Jan 22, 8:30a - 3p. We are THRILLED to welcome Patricia Mellman back to Whitman Wellness Center. Call to Schedule your 1/2 hour reading with Patricia. 1-781-447-3815. We will need your time, date and place of birth when you book the appointment.
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Gray and Grayer: Winter Gulls Fri, Jan 21, 7p. Gull identification can be daunting: plumages change with age and season, and there are several species to consider, especially in winter. Rise to the challenge by learning a systematic approach to identifying the common gulls of New England. This online presentation will cover tips for identification, gull behavior, and population dynamics, and compare and contrast our common wintering gulls. You too can get comfortable with the many shades of gray, from nearly black to nearly white. What're more, you can often study gulls from the warmth of your car, without exposing yourself to the winter chill-it's the perfect birding challenge to tackle this winter!

Parenting Teenagers Support Group Fridays through May 27, 12 - 1p. This parenting group is for parents of children between the ages of 13-18 who are struggling with challenges that this age group brings to parenting. Connect with other parents that share your frustrations and get the support and feedback you need to help yourself and your children manage this challenging time in both of your lives.

Move for Charity @ Hibernian Hall Sat, Jan 22, 10a. Hibernian Hall invites you to our epic workout with a cause! Join us for 45 minutes of full-body balanced workout combining cardio, conditioning, and strength training with live music by DJ Rilla Force! Bring water and a yoga mat and join in the fun! All levels are welcome.
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Easton - Art Coop/Gallery is Open The Art Coop/Gallery has reopened and will remain open on Saturdays, 10a - 4p. Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is happy to announce the re-opening of the Coop/Gallery located at 50 Main St (small cape house in the midst of Ames Shovelworks Project). We feature Fine Art in Paint and Photography, jewelry, wood turned items, including kitchen ready bowls, platters as well as gift items. New Artist, Mary Lu Love, will be featuring handmade baskets.
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East Bridgewater - Music Parents Mattress Fundraiser Sat, Jan 29, 10a - 4p. Come get a better night's sleep AND support East Bridgewater Music Parents 7th Annual Mattress Fundraiser! We carry quality name brands including Simmons Beautyrest, Therapedic, Wellsville and the popular Number Bed for up to 50% below retail. This is ONE DAY only, so we're asking your help to SPREAD THE WORD by inviting all of your family and friends! Profits go directly to EBMPA and the music students!
We also sell weighted blankets, adjustable bases, luxury sheets & pillows, Convertible Bean Bag Chairs, mattress protectors & Body Massagers too!

West Bridgewater - Winter Band Concert Thurs, Jan 27th, 5:30 - 8:30p, WBMSHS Auditorium.

Brockton - Chamber Music for the New Year Sun, Jan 30, 3p, Christ Congregational Church.
Meet more of our seasoned orchestral players in this intimate setting of delightful small ensemble works, where each instrument provides a unique color and sound, creating a kaleidoscope of constantly changing colors and textures.

Brockton - FLAG RAISING TO KICK-OFF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH Tues, Feb 1, 2:30p. Attend the first African Flag raising in city hall plaza (45 School Street).  This historical event is free and open to the public. For more information you may contact Jamie Hodges, president of AA Association of Brockton at 509-423-9275. AAABrockton@gmail.com

Brockton -  CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM MEETING  Thurs, Feb 10, 6p at North Baptist Church, 899 No Main St.  This is meeting allows everyone involved in activities in the city to spread the word, share information and learn more about services available to organizations and groups who wish to hold events in the city.  Please feel free to call Anne at 774-297-4939.