Welcome to your Buzz Around Weekender, our regional "what's good" and more!
November 1, 2 & 3
1st Place: Joanne Keith’s Stuffed Peppers. “Everything but the meat and cheeses come from my garden!”
Ingredients: 4 Peppers, 1 onion, 1 lb. ground beef
1 small can of tomato paste or 3 cups of homemade thick sauce
1 cup of rice, 1 ½ cups water
2 Tbl. vegetable oil/olive oil, 1 ½ tsp. basil, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. chives, 1 tsp. parsley, 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic, 4 slices of provolone cheese
8 to 16 ounces mozzarella cheese
Cut peppers in half from top to bottom, remove stem, seeds, and pith. Boil enough water to boil the half peppers for 12 to 15 mins. Longer if you want them really soft. Pour gently into a colander and let cool slightly. When they can be handled, line them up in a 13 x 9 baking dish and put a half slice of provolone in the bottom of each half pepper.
Bring the 1 ½ C. water to a boil and add rice and butter, 1 tsp. salt, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes

Artisan Food Educator, Food Designer, and Chef Rosa Prezioso-Galeno will prepare Joanne’s recipe and offer commentary on video (look for in the coming weeks! ) PLUS Joanne wins 2 Hours Landscaping Service from  Rose & Stone Landscapes

2nd Place: Kelly Stanley’s Edamame Zucchini Salad Kelly won a $50 Gift Certificate to  Bridgewater Farm Supply , 1000 Plymouth St Bridgewater, MA

3rd Place: Korin Zigler’s Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing over Rice
"This recipe is inspired by many yummy dinners we had when I was a little kid in the good ol’ hippie days. I first remember eating this dish at a potluck at a commune in the woods in Skamania, Washington. The dish resonates with what we know about nutrition today. My kids grew up on it and love it. The ingredients are flexible, based on what is growing in your garden at the moment."
Korin won a $30 Gift Certificate to  CN Smith Farm , 325 South St East Bridgewater, MA

Congrats to all the winners~ link for all the recipes!
C.N. Smith Farm
 325 South St, E. Bridgewater •  (508) 378-2270
Come in for some of our FRESH
Apple Cider & Cider Donuts!

Winter Squash & Firewood

Pick up some of our own Hard Cider!

Pressing our own APPLE CIDER!

Open Every Day:  Sun & Mon, 9a - 5p, 
Tues - Sat 9a - 6p

Abington - Historical Society of Old Abinton's November Conversation Sun, Nov 3rd, 2:30 - 3:30p @ 28 Centre St. Ever wonder why the house next door looks exactly like another house on the other side of town? Or in a different town? HSOA President and Architect Doug Ulwick talks about where designs come from and examines some historic examples in the Old Town. Free Admission. Light refreshments follow.

Bridgewater - Bridgewater State University: Urinetown (the musical) Through Sat, Nov 2nd, Rondileau Campus Center, BSU, 19 Park Ave. "Music by Mark Hollman, Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis. Audiences can’t hold in their laughter for this uproarious and challenging satire of politics, ecology, and rebellion! In a world where water has become the scarcest element, everyone but the privileged few must pay to use the bathroom. The revolting rabble of Urinetown rises up against the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell and his corporation, the Urine Good Company.   bsutix.universitytickets.com

Bridgewater - 2019 Holly Berry Fair Sat., Nov. 2, 9a - 2p @ Stone Meadow (off Plain St). Unique Arts & Crafts, Stone Meadow Café, Victorian Tea Room, Raffes, Baked Goods and Grandma’s Attic. Free admission / Free Parking.

Bridgewater - Annual Church Fair & Turkey Supper Central Square Congregational Church, Fair: Fri, Nov 1st, 6:30 - 8:30p featuring pie & coffee night! Fair: Sat, Nov 2nd, 9a - 2p, including lunch service. Turkey Supper: Sat, Nov 9th, 4:30p & 6:30p seatings (takeout also available). Thanksgiving-style turkey supper fundraiser! Turkey and all the “fixins”, including dessert and beverage (dine-in only). Adults $12, seniors/students $10, family max (up to 2 adults and the children who live with them) $35
Reservations required. For reservations call 508-697-6016.

Bridgewater - Four Great Songwriters in the Round Sat, Nov 2nd, 7:30 - 10p. The Off the Common Coffeehouse is proud to present an evening of four great songwriters, performing in-the-round. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street. Tickets: $15 at the door. For further information about the show, call Rich Mosley at 781-294-8771.

Brockton - Craft in Bloom Fri & Sat, Nov 1 - 2. The Brockton Garden Club and the Fuller Craft Museum are hosting Craft in Bloom. Members of the Brockton Garden Club (and friends from neighboring clubs) design floral arrangements based on Fuller Craft Museum's current exhibition, "Striking Gold at Fifty". Claire Lineberry, president of the Brockton Garden Club, can be reached at  brocktongarden@gmail.com .

Brockton - Cancer Walkathon Sat, Nov 2nd 8a, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Brockton - Handcrafted Paper Flowers: Sunflower Sun, Nov 3rd, 1 - 3p @ Fuller Craft Museum. In this class we will create a gorgeous lifelike sunflower, just in time for Autumn. Explore the world of flowers and leaves and learn to recreate them in paper! Discover the possibilities of crepe paper and the various techniques for working with it, including wire wrapping, working on the bias, and hand-coloring techniques. Materials and tools are provided for this class, including templates, resources, and extra materials for continued work at home. All you need to bring are your fingers and your curiosity! Suitable for all levels, Teen through adult.
Brockton - Alanon Support Group Sundays @ 10a at the EMS room at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Open discussion for people whose lives are or may be affected by alcoholism All are welcome.

Dighton - Taunton River Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting Sat, Nov 2nd, 5 - 7p @
Bristol County Agricultural High School,
135 Center Street. There will be a guest speaker, Eric J Walberg. He will be discussing potential impacts of climate change in southeastern Massachusetts. Manomet is a non-profit organization that works to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.Refreshments will be served and TRWA Calendar photographs from the past five years will be on display.

East Bridgewater - Svaroopa® Yoga Basics Every Friday evening, at 6:30p. Svaroopa® Yoga = Accessible Yoga. We meet you where you are, customizing the pose to your needs. Melt away the pain, tension and years to become alive, supple and strong. You don’t have to know what you are doing because we know what we are doing for you. Please call, text or email Janice to register. (508) 331-3564

East Bridgewater - Comedy Fundraiser
Sat, Nov 2nd, Doors open at 7p, Show starts at 8p @ Commercial Club, 1 Neilson Ave. To benefit East Bridgewater Lions Club. Bring Your Own Snacks, Cash Bar, Raffles & 50/50, Tickets: $20
For tickets, to donate, or sponsor, please contact Stiena Kroese 774-281-0791.

East Bridgewater - The East Bridgewater Christmas Parade Committee Vendor/Craft Fair  Sat Nov 2nd, 11a - 4p @ The Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth St. Admission is free. Raffles and light refreshments available for purchase. Santa for pictures with the kids - anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy to the fair or makes a donation can have their picture taken with Santa for no additional cost. Toys will be donated to the East Bridgewater Fire Department Toys for Tots collection. Proceeds from the Craft Fair will help fund the East Bridgewater Christmas Parade. Come get some Christmas shopping done and help support a great community event.

East Bridgewater - Researching Your Family History Through Newspapers Sat, Nov 2nd, noon - 3p at the EB Public Library. PCGI continues our 2019-20 Speaker Series with a presentation by David J. McRae. In this presentation, David J. McRae will share tips and tricks he has learned doing newspaper research and show why it is important to utilize this important tool when researching your family tree.

East Bridgewater - Open and Affirming Worship Service. Sunday Nov 3 10a Union Congregational Church 105 Pleasant St. 508-378-2874 Inclusive language & Music. Come and join us in an all-welcoming Christian experience.

Easton - Mansion Tour: Portrait of an Artist Sat, Nov 2nd, 1 - 1:30p at Borderland State Park.
Let’s go beyond the framed paintings and discover the lasting impressions of artist Blanche Ames. Join the Park Interpreter for a 30-minute tour to gain an understanding of Blanche’s contributions to the art world and science community alike.

Easton - The Original Easton Farmers Market Sat 10a - 2p. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 143 Lincoln St . Support Local! Open year-round market.
Halifax - 13th Annual Women of Action Holiday Bazaar Sun, Nov 3rd, 10a - 2p @ Lakeside Villa, 550 Monponsett St. FREE ADMISSION. Terrific raffle items & free gift wrapping. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to New Hope, Inc. , an organization working to strengthen individuals and families by ending domestic violence.

Middleborough - Relatively Speaking through Nov. 9th, 7:30 - 10:30p at The Alley Theatre, 133 Center Street. Hosted by Nemasket River Productions. Featuring Joe O'Connor who is happy to be returning to NRP's Stage, having previously played Petrucio in "Taming of the Shrew" two summers ago. He most recently appeared in "Romeo & Julie" as Lord Capulet for the Tilden Arts Center. Before that he performed in Bay Player's "Inherit the Wind," and appears regularly At Hollywood & Vine in Plymouth.
This comedy, set in England in the 1960’s, has all the clever writing of a British farce. While remaining believable, Ayckbourn has removed the less plausible elements of a typical farce such as men in female disguises, or slamming doors, but left one main ingredient – mistaken identities and motives while reflecting on the ups and downs of married life.
Middleborough - Fall Roast Beef Supper Sat, Nov 2nd, 5 & 6:30p at North Congregational Church of Middleboro, 38 Plymouth St.  Tickets $15 per person, children under 12 $7. Tickets may be purchased by calling 508-380-8153 or by emailing  johntolias@aol.com .
From sumptuous, slow-cooked roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and cole slaw, to honey corn-bread and rolls, the supper is topped off with tea, coffee, cold drinks and a delicious seasonal dessert. Parking is available in the church lot or around picturesque Titicut Green. For more information about the United Church of Christ parish, call 774-766-0055.

Middleborough - WHO WAS CLARA COOK HELVIE, MIDDLEBORO'S FIRST WOMAN MINISTER? Sat, Nov 2, 9:30 - 11a, presented by First Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 South Main St. The Reverand Clara Cook Helvie served as minister of the First Unitarian Society of Middleborough from 1930 to 1936. We will recapture some of the atmosphere of our town and church during those years, and the social and religious issues that most interested Ms. Helvie, so that we can explore together our own thoughts and feelings about our pioneering foremother.
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Plymouth - Relay for Life Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair Sun, Nov 3rd, 9a - 2p @ American Legion Post 40. Vendors, Crafters & Raffles to benefit Relay for Life Plymouth County.

Plymouth - 3rd Annual Fall A Cappella Invitational Fri, Nov 1st, 7:30 - 10:30p @ Plymouth South With School. Join us for South Avenue's 3rd Annual Fall Invitational, featuring Boston's own, Five O'Clock Shadow, Suffolk University's Ramifications, PNHS' Menergy, and ELEVATE! Tickets: $5. Proceeds go toward the Plymouth South High School Vocal Department.

Plymouth - A Walk Along the Grace Trail Sun, Nov 3rd, 11a. Join the staff of the Body Love Wellness Center for a beautiful fall walk along the Grace Trail. This picturesque seaside trail through the woods follows the Old Colony Rail Line that used to run from Cordage Park to Plymouth Center, many years ago. It's an easy mile hike with beautiful ocean views and foliage all around. Inspiration can be found along the way as the trail is lined with beautiful painted rocks with sayings of hope, love and grace, based on the message of the book called, "The Grace Trail," by Anne Barry Jolles.

Taunton - Holiday Craft Fair Sat, Nov 2nd, 11a - 4p at Star Drive-in.Free Pictures with Santa! Santa’s Mailbox for Letters to Santa! Live Music, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider- Benefits Odies Place Animal Rescue.
Taunton - Arts & Humanity Sat, Nov 2nd, 1 - 3p @ Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church St. Join us for a friendly, inclusive afternoon of sharing of the human spirit through the arts. We're featuring singer-songwriters and folk singers Andy & Judy Daigle, Mike Laureanno, Singing Spirit, and Ric Allendorf who will perform original songs. If you'd like to present your music, our "open mic" portion follows the features! Pre-registration is encouraged, please email here or call us at 508-822-1622 to get on the list.

West Bridgewater - Tinkergarten Lantern Walk Sun, Nov 3rd, 4:15 - 5:15p @ War Memorial Park. You MUST pre-register to attend the Lantern Walk! https://www.tinkergarten.com/classes/115418
We designed this event to help all of us share the beauty in the darkness that comes with the end of Daylight Saving time (aka "Fall back"). Families will gather before dusk, sing songs, light lanterns and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. This event is free and open to all who register.
Whitman - Wine Tasting and Silent Auction 
Sat, Nov 2nd, 7p @ Whitman Town Hall. To benefit Friends of Whitman Park. Join them at their annual wine tasting!!

Whitman - BHSNAA Holiday Vendor Fair Sat, Nov 2nd, 9a - 3p @ Whitman Knights of Columbus. 5th Annual Holiday Vendor Fair. Come browse over 30 vendors to jump start your holiday shopping! Many Raffle Items!
Upcoming Events:
Rotary Club of Middleboro recognizes Tim Holick with Vocational Excellence and Community Service Award Fri Nov 15, Fireside Grille, Middleboro Rotary Club Facebook

MEAT RAFFLE TO BENEFIT LENNIE BAKER SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC - Whitman Knights of Columbus #347 and Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars will be hosting a meat raffle in support of the Lennie Baker Scholarship for Music at the Whitman Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1195 Bedford Street in Whitman on Saturday, November 9 from 3 – 6 PM.  Proceeds from this event will be split evenly between DFS/The Lennie Baker Scholarship for Music and the Knights of Columbus. There is no admission fee. Refreshments will be available.Special musical guest for the event will be The Spellbinders. The Spellbinders is a classic rock band which began as Albi and The Spellbinders in the 60s. The band concentrates on tunes from the mid fifties to the late eighties. As a classic rock band, The Spellbinders have enjoyed playing warm up for such headliners as Mitch Ryder, Chubby Checker, Shirelles, Drifters, Happenings, Angels and Ink Spots. Whitman native Lennie Baker often sat in with The Spellbinders at their local performances.  For more information on this event and Dollars for Scholars, please contact Michael Ganshirt at 781-252-9683 or visit WhitmanAndHanson.DollarsforScholars.org .

New York City Bus Trip Sat, Nov 9th, 7a - 10p Leaving from St Thomas Aquinas, 103 Center St Bridgewater - See a Broadway play, 9-11 Memorial & Museum, One World Trade Center Freedom Tower. You must make your own reservations for these. Shop or do sightseeing. We will have raffles on the trip. Please remember a $2.00 tip per person for the bus driver.
Cost for the bus: $62. CFL will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Bridgewater. For more information Joan Gambill at joangam@comcast.net or 508-697-3425. Reservations must be received by Thursday, November 7, 2019.
When submitting a check (made payable to Catholic Financial Life Chapter N278) include your name, phone number and the total amount enclosed. Include $62 each person and mail to:
New York City Bus Trip, Joan Gambill, 20 Woodland Dr. Bridgewater, MA 02324