Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Volunteer Work Day!

 

Please join Soule Homestead for a
Volunteer Work Day!
Saturday, MAY 31st, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Staff and volunteers will gather at the Soule Homestead to clean the woodshed located behind the farmhouse. Any amount of time will be well appreciated and refreshments will be served. Please sign-up by calling the office, 508-947-6744, or Send us an email!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day







Thank you to all of those who gave their life to protect our freedom.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dreamtale Puppets Present Rumplestiltskin


Dreamtale Puppets Present Rumplestiltskin
Thursday, May 22 at 2:00
The story of Rumpelstilskin follows the well known fairy tale about a girl whose father loved her so much that he made up stories about her unusual talents. But when he bragged to the King he got his daughter into big trouble - she had to spin straw into gold or lose her life! At this point an odd-looking stranger came to her rescue, and spun her straw into gold, but then demanded a terrible gift in return. 

Come and find out how the story ends in this 45 minute show featuring five beautifully crafted table-top puppets brought to life by two masterful puppeteers: Jacek Zuzanski and Margaret Moody.

All ages are welcome for this free show. Held in the Large Meeting Room at the Middleborough Public Library.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Community Clean-Up

 
A student group at Nichols Middle School is helping in getting the community together to clean up the Stuart Morgan Conservation Area at 17 Long Point Road, Middleboro, this Saturday, the 24th at 10:00 am. They need some more volunteers. 
 
Please RSVP to cleanupmiddleborough@gmail.comYou will need to bring gloves, trash bags, bug spray and sunscreen!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project 2014 Poster Contest




Theme: People need to take personal responsibility for protecting themselves from mosquito bites. Therefore, the basic theme is: “Protect Yourself!”

Background: Mosquito bites can cause a person to get Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). This is going to be a threat every summer.

Challenge for the Contest: Help us convince all age groups that the threat of these viruses is real and that they should take specific actions to protect themselves and their families.

Eligibility to participate in the contest: Students in grades k-12 who are in public schools, private schools, or home schooled. Additionally, students may submit entrees from organizations or groups such as scouting groups, 4-H, day care, church groups, etc.


For detailed information, including Rules, Entry Forms and an informational resource guide go to our website at www.plymouthmosquito.org

Important Dates:
·         All entrees must be received by June 20, 2014.
·         Winners will be announced during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: (June 22-28).

There will be one overall winner in each age/grade category: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.


Theme: People need to take personal responsibility for protecting themselves from mosquito bites. Therefore, the basic theme is: “Protect Yourself!”

Background: Mosquito bites can cause a person to get Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). This is going to be a threat every summer.

Challenge for the Contest: Help us convince all age groups that the threat of these viruses is real and that they should take specific actions to protect themselves and their families.

Eligibility to participate in the contest: Students in grades k-12 who are in public schools, private schools, or home schooled. Additionally, students may submit entrees from organizations or groups such as scouting groups, 4-H, day care, church groups, etc.


For detailed information, including Rules, Entry Forms and an informational resource guide go to our website at www.plymouthmosquito.org

Important Dates:
·         All entrees must be received by June 20, 2014.
·         Winners will be announced during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: (June 22-28).

There will be one overall winner in each age/grade category: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Middleborough Farmers Marketplace

 
Opening Saturday, May 31, 2014
MIDDLEBOROUGH'S FARMERS MARKETPLACE
FARMERS - ARTISANS - CRAFTERS - MUSICIANS - BOOK SIGNINGS

Mission: To help preserve agriculture in the town by raising the profile of local farmers, growers, and specialty crafters by offering them the opportunity to directly market their product in a festive community-oriented atmosphere.

Membership is open to Farmers, Greenhouse Growers, Herbalists, Artisans and Crafters

The market will be held rain or shine every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, beginning May 31st and ending October 11th.
Oliver Mill Park
Rte 44, Middleboro, MA 02346
Across from the KOA Campgrounds

Vendors Wanted
Call 508-946-1090 leave your name & telephone number I will get back to you within a day or two..


Monday, May 12, 2014

Fundraiser will benefit Middleboro Veterans' Honor Guard


The Middleboro Veterans' Honor Guard is raising money for the care and upkeep of their uniforms, equipment, and normal operating costs that they incur over the year. They will be holding their third annual fundraising dinner at the Middleborough VFW at 12 Station St. from 6—8 p.m. on Friday, May 16. The meal will be spaghetti with all the fixings to include dessert. The requested donation for tickets is $10 and they can purchased at the bar in the VFW lounge (downstairs in the VFW hall), or from Bruce Wright, 508-828- 8492, or Paul Provencher, 508-946-2407.

The honor guard is made up of members of the local American Legion, VFW, DAV, and the Oak Point Veterans' Association. They are active within the community, rendering honors at the wakes and funerals of local veterans and taking part in civic ceremonies around town. Often they do the 21 salute with their rifles at these ceremonies and play a number of the appropriate songs on the bugle depending on what kind of ceremony it is. They also do a number of ritual ceremonies at the wakes of local veterans, and at military burials around the area. Last year alone they performed over 50 ceremonies. This year they have already been called upon 15 times for their services at the wakes and burials of local veterans.

To make a donation the Middleborough Veterans' Honor Guard, write a check to the Middleborough VFW and in the memo portion of the check mention that the money is for the Honor Guard. Checks for general donations to the honor guard or to purchase tickets via the mail for the supper can be mailed to Middleborough VFW, Attn: Middleborough Honor Guard, 12 Station St.,Middleboro, MA 02346. Checks for tickets should be mailed before Saturday and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Join Us for a Spring Walk at Soule Homestead


Nothing says "spring" like a walk outside in nature. Many plants bloom while the trees above them are still bare and May is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of spring's first wildflowers before tree foliage starts to shade them out.


On Sunday, May 18th, returning botanist-by-avocation, Mike (Martha) Schroeder, will lead participants on a walk through the woodlands of the Soule Homestead Education Center beginning at 1 p.m. "This will be an educational walk to welcome spring's new leaves high on the fragrant yellow birch and on the not-so-fragrant, but splendidly sprawling, skunk cabbage", Mike explains, "Hopefully, there will still be some wildflowers to explore."

Families and individuals of all ages will enjoy exploring the wide diversity of plant life that grows along Soule Homestead's woodland trails and discovering which plants have been soaking up the most sunlight during the season's first warm days. Those interested in participating in the spring walk are encouraged to pre-register by calling 508-947-6744 or email: info@soulehomestead.org. The cost is $8 for members, $10 non-members.

Soule Homestead is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction located at 46 Soule St. Middleboro, MA 02346. A complete calendar of family and cultural events, children's programs, adult craft workshops, and current publication of the quarterly newsletter can be viewed on the website www.soulehomestead.org. Visit their Facebook page for the most up-to-the-minute news and "like what you see" at www.facebook.com/soulehomestead.