Historical Tidbit:
King Philip's War
Our early settlers were helped along by their relationship with Chief Ousamequin (Massasoit). He worked at keeping peaceful relations between the natives and settlers. 
Ousamequin enjoyed his relationship with the early settlers so much that he gave his sons English names.  When Ousamequin died and his son Phillip became Chief, in 1661, the relationship between the settlers and natives became more stressed. Even though Phillip wanted the peace to remain, he quickly realized the settlers hunger for land. In order to protect his way of life and tribe, Philip made preparations for war to drive the settlers away. "King Philip's War lasted three years from 1675 to 1678."

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508-378-1601

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32 Union St 508-378-1616

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355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
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105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p
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210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
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COA events for the Ladies and Gents
Take Me Out to the Ballgame Grab & Go!!
Thursday, May 6th
12:30 - 1p
Swing by to pick up your ballpark themed lunch –hot dogs, chips and other yummy goodies!

Annual Ladies Spring Tea Grab & Go!
Monday, May 10th
3 - 3:30p
Yummy scones, sandwiches, desserts & tea from Mary Bee’s Traveling Teas boxed up for pick up.

*These events are being partially funded by a grant from The Trustees for the Home for Aged Men in the City of Brockton.

*East Bridgewater residents only. Call to sign up.
We look forward to seeing you!
Enjoy the Outdoors at the COA!
Bocce Ball at the Center
Mondays @ 2p
Beginning in May the Bocce court is ready to go!! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome! Not quite sure how Bocce is played? No worries! Come on by and watch a game or two!
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Croquet can be played on the lawn in front or behind the building. Ping Pong can be
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East Bridgewater Little League Snack Bar is back for the 2021 Season!
  Volunteer for the snack bar at the Church St. fields.

The t-ball, baseball, and softball seasons are back! Spectators, players and coaches have missed their snack bar food! Everyone loves chicken fingers, hot dogs, french fries, Gatorades, ice cream and more during the games.
We need volunteers to help in the snack bar. You can either serve at the window or cook on the grill.

Shifts are 5 - 8ish pm.
Mondays - Fridays

There are so many families registered for this season - if everyone volunteered JUST ONCE, we should cover the shifts for the season!
Once you receive your player's schedule, please consider selecting a shift. The snack bar cannot run without volunteers. If shifts are not filled, then the snack bar cannot open.
 
Volunteers must be 13 years or older. Please refrain from having younger children help with you during a shift. Remember that masks must be worn in the snack bar during your shift.

 
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Viking Sports Parents Virtual 3.5 Mile Walk/Run & Kids Races on 05/28/2021
All those who register by 5/10/21 will receive one of our sought after race t-shirts more info to come when available for pick up.

To participate: Do your run/walk at your leisure over the 4 days Memorial Day weekend 5/28-5/31. Please send us pictures and we will put together a slide show to show our Viking Pride!

Remember, the run/walk is 3.5 miles and the kids runs are:
PreK-K 50 yard dash
Grades 1-2 100 yard dash
Grades 3-4 350 yard run
Grades 5-6 440 yard run
 
Feel free to socially distance and run with friends/family - we would love to see you together enjoying the event, but no large gatherings please.

As you all know this is one of our biggest annual events and we are disappointed we had to change the format again this year, but EB knows how to bond and make the best of different circumstances!

Send videos and pictures to our facebook page, or email to vikingsportsparents@gmail.com 

Sign up and share with your friends and family . Our proceeds will be applied toward scholarships for qualified graduating senior athletes in the form of scholarships.
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East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen's Meeting 4-26-21

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Meet Our Masters of Knowledge: Your East Bridgewater Librarian Judge
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Shel is the Circulation Assistant at the East Bridgewater Public Library. Formerly a fifth grade teacher at the Gordon W Mitchell Middle School for 35 years, upon retirement she merged her love of reading and writing into a part time job at the library.

Her responsibilities at the library include: helping patrons at the Main Desk, shelving books, suggesting books and authors to patrons, and updating monthly displays. When not at the library, Shel can be found touring and hiking New England with her husband, Dana, looking for old cemeteries, libraries, stone walls, and local sites of interest.

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 Historical Tidbit Question:
How long did King Philip's War last?


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