Saturday, April 20, 2013

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On April 27, 2013, the Middleborough Police in partnership with the drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This is a great opportunity to safely, conveniently and responsibly dispose of accumulated and unused prescription drugs.

Prescription drugs may be dropped off at the Police Station between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Free Tree Seedlings

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Middleboro Department of Public Works will have free tree seedlings available for Middleboro residents. This year’s program will feature Kousa dogwood trees.

Kousa dogwood is a small flowering tree that can grow to a height of 30’. It has white blossoms in the spring. In the fall the tree bears raspberry like fruit that is attractive to birds.

The tree seedlings will be available at the Middleboro D.P.W., 48 Wareham Street on Friday, April 26th, beginning at 9:00 A. M. Quantities are limited, so the seedlings will be available only as long as supplies last.

Residents are requested to plant the seedlings on their property in a location where they are visible from the road.

For more information, call the D.P.W. at 508-946-2481.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Taste of Japan Comes to Middleboro!

You don't have to make a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., right now to experience a taste of Japan. Thanks to the Middleboro Public Library, you can learn how to design a Bonsai garden, draw Manga art, fold an origami creature, and listen to the thrilling pounding of Taiko drums. All program are free and open to the public. Registration required ONLY for the Manga workshops.

Bonsai Design Workshop
Wed., April 24, 6:00 p.m.

Representatives from New England Bonsai Gardens will join us for a demonstration illustrating the basics of bonsai care, design and technique. A lecture will be followed by a hands-on bonsai demonstration where nursery stock is transformed into bonsai. Questions and audience participation are encouraged.

Manga Drawing Workshop
Thur., April 25
1:00-2:00 p.m. (Middle School) Manga
2:30-3:30 p.m (grades K-5)
Artist Debbie Bana will teach children how to draw cartoon art and Manga, the Japanese graphic novel characterized by highly stylized art. Please remember that registration is required for this program, and there is a maximum of 30 participants per session.

Odaiko drummer
Odaiko New England Taiko Drummers
Fri., April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Middleborough Town Hall

Join us for an electrifying performance by Odaiko New England, one of the East Coast's premier Japanese taiko drummer ensembles. If you've never heard these instruments before, you're in for a treat. The powerful sound of taiko, combined with dynamic movement, make for an exuberant and energetic performance that will delight and mesmerize audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Origami Workshop
Sat., April 27, 1:00
People of all ages are invited to the library to try their hand at Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Led by former Children's Librarian Marilyn Thayer.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Vernal Pool Evening Exploration

Saturday, April 20th, 6-7:30pm

Marla Isaac of New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits will be at the Soule Homestead Education Center on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 7:30 pm to explain what vernal pools are, their functions and why we should protect them.

Marla will explain the species that use vernal pools and their connection to the ecosystem. What will Marla discover as we explore the vernal pools at Soule - turtles? frogs? salamander eggs?

Participants can bring rubber boots, dip net and buckets.

The cost is $5 per person - space is limited.

Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, April 19th.

Soule Homestead Education Center
46 Soule Street Middleboro

Friday, April 12, 2013

Interim Massachusetts Senator To Hear Input on the 2013 Federal Farm Bill

For Friends and neighbors interested in agriculture issues! Interim Massachusetts Senator To hear your input on the 2013 Federal Farm Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee will be marking up a new Farm Bill over the next two months. As the first Massachusetts Senator to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee since 1879, Senator Cowan would like to hear input and recommendations directly from Massachusetts farmers on their priorities for the Farm Bill. These listening sessions will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and needs on the Farm Bill directly with the Senator.

Two listening sessions are scheduled for
April 19, 2013.

Session One: 10:30am-12:00pm
Worcester City Hall
Levi Lincoln Room
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Session Two: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Middleborough Town Hall
The Meeting Room
10 Nickerson Avenue
Middleborough, MA 02346

Please RSVP to Meghan Leahy at

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vacation Week Activities

The Middleborough Public Library has fun programs for families during April school vacation week. On Tuesday, April 16 at 2 pm, Awesome Robb presents his funny magic show for kids of all ages! His zany antics include magic tricks and comic juggling. Seating for this show is limited to the first 100 who arrive.

On Wednesday, April 17 at 2 PM, school age kids can learn about the science of flight with Museum of Science educator Phil Rossoni when he shows us how to make and fly a walking glider! Phil can only accommodate 30, so pre-registration is required. Call the Library on or after April 10. 

Another special vacation week program is BINGO for Kids on Thursday, April 18 from 1 to 2:30 pm in the Library Program Room. Other games are available too.
The library will also offer its regularly scheduled family storytimes on Tuesday at 6:30 and Wednesday at 10:30. This week we explore the books of Mo Willems who wrote "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus." Mother Goose on the Loose is on Thursday at 10:30 for babies through age 3 and their grown-up caregivers.

LEGO Building Day is Thursday, April 18 from 3:45 to 4:45 in the Library Meeting Room. LEGOs and DUPLOs are available for all builders. Those younger than 6 must have an adult with them. Older kids may build independently if adults are in the building.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Caregiver Support Group

Middleboro Council on Aging
558 Plymouth Street


April 10

It's not just the's the genes!
A Presentation of Joanne Koenig Coste

Sponsored by the Stacey Ann LeRoy Foundation.

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or one of the related diseases is not going to be a thing of the past. As baby-boomers become senior citizens, the demands for appropriate care will double. Who will be the care partners? Who will oversee the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Statistics show that a sizable percentage of these care partners, ages 18 to 95, will be men. They will be the husbands, sons, friends of those no longer able to care for themselves. Men will be called upon to manage finances, perform household chores, deal with changing personalities and behaviors, and oversee daily personal activities such as bathing and toileting. All this will happen while a viable mourning process, grief over losing someone who once nurtured them, is occurring.

Support systems are desperately needed to comfort and advise this burgeoning populace of current and future male patients and care partners – to assist them to become more comfortable with this life-altering new role.
This workshop offers advice and insight into the life of a male person living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's.

Joanne Koenig Coste is the renowned author of the best-selling book
Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s.  

RSVP is requested by calling the COA at 508-946-2490.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Learn to Curl Session

The South Shore Curling Club is having a Learn to Curl session for people who want to try out curling. It's Friday, April 19 from 7:00 to 10:30 PM at the Bridgewater Ice Arena. All equipment is provided, and the cost is $35 per person. 

More info is available here:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AAUW Meeting

On Wednesday, April 10th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet at The Arbors, 763 County Street, Taunton. The meeting will begin at 6:30p.m. All branch meetings are open to the public.

Those attending will watch the film---North Country---a fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an Associate or equivalent, Baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members.

For more information about joining the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. The Taunton area branch also maintains a website at: