Monday, December 29, 2014

All Are Welcome Menu


The All Are Welcome Community Kitchen has released its menu for the month of January. For more information about the All Are Welcome Community Kitchen, please click here.


Friday, December 19, 2014

KOA Festival of Lights


FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TONIGHT
: KOA Campgrounds, Plymouth St., Middleboro. 4-10 p.m. daily, December 19-21. Visitors will be able to drive through the KOA and enjoy thousands of lights for $1 a car load.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Craft Fair at Northbrook Academy



Northbrook Academy is hosting their First Annual Craft/vendor Fair on Tuesday, December 16th from 6-9 pm.

There will host 25 crafters and vendors and a bake sale put on by Northbrook Academy students.

During the fair students, families and staff will also be offering tours of our private middle and high school.

Discover the Difference at Northbrook Academy. The event will take place at 40 North Main Street in Middleboro.
      

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Experience a Fun Farm Winter Vacation Program at Soule Homestead!



Plans are underway for another exciting December Winter Fun Farm Vacation Program at the Soule Homestead Education Center! Designing natural environmental programs is their specialty and this year's program promises to be a great adventure for children ages five to ten years. In fact, there is so much fun being packed into each day that older folks will wish they could attend too!

Explore OWLS, STARS and MOON on Tuesday, December 30, with an outside adventure into the night world albeit during the day! Look for signs of owl activity outside while enjoying a walk on a nature trail. Indoors, the children's attention will be directed to the night stars and moon while making an art project to share with friends and family. On Wednesday, December 31, find out what WINTER WILD ANIMALS are awake when the rest of our world is asleep and what animals are awake by day! Learn to walk like a fox and hear like a deer through Soule's frozen farm fields and surrounding woodlands to search for clues of animal activity and join in on a scavenger hunt game searching for camouflaged animals. Experience the magic of the farm in winter as you meet a variety of FARM ANIMALS on Thursday, January 1st. Find out what barn yard animal live at Soule Homestead. Come walk the farm yard and visit the barn and chicken coop to meet both furry and feathered farm friends. Children will have an opportunity to feed and pet the animals while learning a little about their care. Discover how SNOW AND ICE is formed on Friday, January 2nd. Children will spend some time walking the farm looking for interesting ice formations and then make one of their own to take home! Later, they'll head outside for a winter hike (weather permitting) to slide and glide on Soule's hills and make a snow man or two!

How does it all work? Each day, participants gather inside the classroom to discuss the theme of the day and have fun making a theme related craft to take home before venturing outdoors to explore the grounds on a fun farm adventure. Afterwards, the group returns to the classroom to warm up by a cozy wood burning stove while listening to a winter story and enjoying a snack. Later, an indoor or outdoor game will be played depending on the theme and/or weather. There will be plenty of interactive farm related tabletop activities to keep everyone busy while gathering, waiting, and departing. Some of the these stations may include an art station, a hands-on feel and touch table with magnifiers, a bird station with binoculars to watch the birds at the feeders, a group puzzle and a book and joke station. The classroom is located on the lower right side of the barn and parking is available on both sides of the building. Children should dress for winter weather and the staff at Soule Homestead highly recommends everyone bring a Zero Waste snack (or lunch), a drink using recyclable containers, a cloth napkin, and reusable silverware in a lunch box. Recycling and composting are both subjects that will be covered during the regular story/snack time.

The program meets each day from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The per-day price per child is $13 for members and $15 for non-members; a 4-Day Week is $50 for members and $58 for non-members. Registration and payment is required the Friday, December 26th. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt. Space is limited, however, inquiries will be accepted up to the day before a program. There is no guarantee of space availability for late applicants. Payment by cash or check (payable to Soule Homestead Education Center) can be dropped off or mailed to Soule Homestead Education Center 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346.

To register, or obtain more information, please contact Laurie Amberman, 508-947-6744 or email: educator@soulehomestead.org. Visit www.soulehomestead.org to view their calendar of events, and program information and be sure to follow them at www.facebook.com/soulehomestead.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Police Station Building Committee Vacancy


The Police Station Building Committee has a vacancy for an at-large member. Anyone who is a resident of Middleboro is eligible to serve. Appointments are made by Town Moderator Wayne Perkins. Letters of interest should be sent to him and addressed to Town of Middleborough c/o Town Moderator, Middleborough Town Hall Annex, 20 Center Street, Middleborough, MA 02346 by Friday, January  9, 2015. Thank you.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Debbie Blais Scholarship Applications Due




The 2015 Debbie Blais Dream Scholarship application deadline is Dec. 14. Founder, owner, and operator of Debbie Blais Real Estate and Blais Builders, Debbie Blais reached out to Lorna Brunelle (owner of The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts) in January of 2010 offering $1,000.00 annually in scholarship to help children experience the joy of art. The Debbie Blais DREAM Scholarship is available each January to help local students express themselves through art. The scholarship was inspired by one of Debbie’s favorite Thoreau quotes, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

With success in real-estate, development, and construction, Miss Blais values the role public speaking, communication, and performance plays in the artistic evolution and education of children. A lifelong resident of Middleboro and successful business woman for over 28 years, Debbie has been active in countless community projects and events.

In 2011, Blais and Brunelle hand selected Patrick Rogers of Lakeville and Destiny Cobb of Middleboro for the award. In 2012, Alannah Henault of Berkley and Emily Travers of Taunton were awarded the scholarship. The 2013 recipient was Middleboro student Michael Braddock. The 2014 recipients are Eve Ciriello, Addison Graham and Michaelah Nunes. Each student received $500.00.

The deadline for the 2015 applications and letters is Dec. 14.

The award recipient will be contacted over the holiday recess and will begin classes the first week of January. Families can find an application form on burtwoodschool.com under The Debbie Blais DREAM Scholarship, or letters (must contain address, phone number, and the age and name of the child) can be mailed to: The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts, 133 Centre Street, Middleboro, Mass 02346 ATTEN: The Debbie Blais DREAM Scholarship.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Half-Day Kids Cooking Workshop


Join Lexie Williams, 16 year old cookbook author of Lexie's Gift: A Cookbook for Kids Living with Cancer will be at the Library on Thursday, December 11 during the early release day. Sample some of her nutritious recipes and learn how easy it is to eat healthy. Lexie will have her cookbook for sale and will be available for book signings at the end of her program.

The workshop begins at 3:00 in the Meeting Room. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dora's Coming to the Middleborough Public Library


Dora the Explorer will be at the Middleborough Public Library Wednesday, December 10 at 10:30 am for a very special story time. Children are invited to participate in an engaging story and related activities with their favorite literary character. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, as all participants will have an opportunity to meet Dora, have their photo taken, and receive a goody bag filled with materials and a new book.

Dora's visit is part of the U.Fund Start U. Reading Series, one of Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority's (MEFA) statewide early college planning initiatives designed to introduce young students to the joy of reading and literacy through interdisciplinary activities.