Tuesday, December 29, 2015

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough


UU Middleborough is undergoing significant renovations. We are addressing critical improvements to our electrical and heating systems, making our building more energy efficient, providing our staff and religious education program with appropriate spaces, tending to deferred maintenance and preparing for the replacement of the church's roof. We are funding these renovations through the "We Love Our Church" initiative.

Please consider joining our initiative.

Help us to preserve our beautiful historic building to serve our mission: to provide a sanctuary where people can come together as a community to foster spiritual and personal growth through education and open discussion, to offer the opportunity for meditation and worship, and to serve as a liberal religious voice. 


You will be hearing more about ways to help us move this BIG project forward. 


Please check www.uummiddleboro.org and click on the Love My Church button on the top left to learn more.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Events at Soule Homestead


Soule Homestead will host the following events. Soule Homestead is located at 46 Soule St., Middleborough. For information, call 508-947-6744 or email educator@soulehomestead.org.

Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Quilting workshop. Instructors are Judy Rolt and Maureen Cunningham. All skill levels are welcome. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Registration required. Project details and fabric requirements upon registration.

Dec. 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Junior Volunteers. Engage in farm work at Soule. Program is for ages 12 to 16. Registration required.

Dec. 28-30: Winter fun vacation program for young adventurers ages 5-10, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Price per day is $17 per member, $20 per non-member or all three days for $49 per member, $58 per non-member. Themes: Monday, Wild Winter Animals; Tuesday, Wild Birds; Wednesday, Nappers and Snackers. Preregistration and payment required by Dec. 23. Call Laurie Amberman at 508-947-6744 or email educator@soulehomestead.org.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Board of Selectmen Seek to Fill Alternate Member on Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen is seeking to fill one term as a Third Alternate Member to the Zoning Board of Appeals. This is a voluntary position and the individual will serve without compensation. Letters of interest should be sent to the Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen, Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA 02346 or via email to jshanley@middleborough.com no later than Wednesday, December 23, 2015.


Established by state statute, the composition of the Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five regular board members and three alternate members. The board generally meets the Second and Fourth Thursday of each month during the evening at the town hall and is responsible for the issuance of  Special Permits, Comprehensive Permits, Findings and Variances relative to zoning.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pasta Dinner Tomorrow Night


Pasta Dinner: Our Mission in Pakistan

Saturday, November 14th ~ 6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall
First Congregational Church of Middleborough

An update on Grace Baptist Church in Islamabad, Pakistan, and how the work of Arif and Kathy Khan has continued since their death in 2007. Jeff Smith from Trinity Baptist Church in Montville, NJ, will be our speaker, and dressed in Pakistani attire!

Please bring a pasta topping to share. The Missions Committee will supply the pasta, salad, and dessert.

RSVP to office@fccmiddleboro.org if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough pasta and tables. But if you forget, come anyway, with or without toppings -- we always plan for extras.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Community Thanksgiving Dinner


ALL ARE WELCOME COMMUNITY RESTAURANT, (AAW), a non-profit community restaurant located at 60 Union Street, Middleboro, will be serving a family style Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 26 at 1PM.

The Thanksgiving meal will include appetizers, a complete turkey dinner with the traditional sides, dessert and (non-alcoholic) beverages.

Reservations for this meal are strongly encouraged. Anyone interested in attending can call All Are Welcome at 774-419-3982 or email manager@allarewelcome.us. As with all of the meals served at AAW, those who are able are encouraged to donate what they can for their meal.
Volunteers for this meal are also needed. Those interested in setting up, serving, or assisting in clean up should call or email. Volunteers are also invited and encouraged to join us for dinner.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served at our regular location – 60 Union Street, Middleboro, MA 02346 at 1PM. Those who have never shared a meal at AAW are encouraged to join us for our weekly meals, Thursday lunch served from 11AM – 2PM and Saturday breakfast from 7:30AM – 11AM.


It is the mission at ALL ARE WELCOME COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND BAKERY, INC. to provide access to nutritious meals to all members of the community regardless of means. By encouraging those able to support themselves to assist in the support of others, ALL ARE WELCOME seeks to reduce food insecurity and build community, one meal at a time.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Board of Selectmen Seek to Fill One Vacancy on Board of Directors of Council on Aging


The Board of Selectmen is seeking to fill one three year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging. This is a voluntary position and the individual will serve without compensation. Letters of interest should be sent to the Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen, Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA 02346 or via email to jshanley@middleborough.com no later than Friday, November 20, 2015.


The Board of Directors works in an advisory capacity to assist in the administration of activities and day-to-day management of the Leonard E . Simmons Senior Multi-Service Center. Equally important, the Board of Directors oversees the development and management of the operating budget, participates in the development of new programs, and assists in the development of governing policies. The Board meetings are held typically during the evening, once per month. The Board does not meet during the summer months. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Fall Meeting

JOIN US!

Saturday, October 24, 2015
at the
17 Jackson Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Please join the Trustees, Members and Friends of the MAS for the annual Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 24, 2015. A Society business meeting will open the day, followed by an afternoon of invited speakers, who will be presenting the latest archaeological research from across New England.

9:30-10am
Registration. Members $10/Non-members $12.
10am-12pm
Annual Business Meeting. Open to All Members.
12-1:15pm
Lunch on your own.
1:15-4pm
Afternoon Program including talks and presentations by
Katie Kirakosian, Eric Johnson, Curtiss Hoffman, Dan Sivilich, and David Naumec.
4pm
Reception at the Robbins Museum

Help us celebrate more than 75 years of
education and preservation of Massachsuetts' archaeology.

For more information, including directions to the Robbins Museum:
(508) 947-9005
Free Parking Across from the Robbins. ADA Accessible.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Paranormal Activity Returns to the Library on October 21


Just in time for the Halloween season, the Library is bringing back its popular paranormal programming.

On Wed., Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Tim Weisberg, host and executive producer of "Spooky Southcoast," one of the world's most popular paranormal talk radio shows, will appear at the library to give a multimedia presentation on, "Ghosts of the Southcoast." The presentation will feature video, photographic, and audio evidence collected during his years of paranormal research and exploration.

From the spirits of British loyalists in Wareham's Fearing Tavern to the ghastly goings-on at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, this talk will examine some of the Southcoast's most infamous ghost stories. It also will take an in-depth look at the region's history and how it relates to its haunts, including a discussion on King Philip's War.

Weisberg will bring his paranormal investigative equipment with him and even take attendees on a mini-ghost hunt of the library! Maybe he'll finally lay those rumors to rest about its being haunted.

Weisberg works on "Ghost Stalkers" and "Ghost Asylum," both airing on the Destination America television network, and is the author of Ghosts of the SouthCoast and Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf. In addition, he's been featured on paranormal television programs airing on the Travel Channel, PBS, and the History Channel.


He co-owns a paranormal events company called Legend Trips with one of our Library patrons' favorite presenters Jeff Belanger. A sports writer by trade, Weisberg also covers the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots for the Standard-Times.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Harvest Fair & Folk Festival at Soule Homestead



There is so much going on this weekend at our 24th Annual Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival. We tried hard to squeeze it all onto one page but we just couldn't!! We have amazing local crafters selling everything from soap to jewelry and art work so start that holiday shopping now. We have cultural exhibits from South Coast Historical Associates and Mass Archaeological Society, raffles and a ton more. New this year we will have a local food vendor in addition to our usual tasty options. Saturday we welcome Martha's Eat Local and Sunday we will have Chariot Pizza. Also, don't forget to bring your own water bottle as Simpson Spring has generously donated spring water to keep you hydrated.

Additional information can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/soulehomestead.

We hope to see you!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Roast Beef Supper


North Congregational Church will kick off Fall with its first Roast Beef Supper of the season. 


The much-anticipated community event is an all-you-can-eat, family-style meal hosted by the members of the thriving congregation. The long-standing tradition dates back generations and is a favorite among the church members, friends and community, alike. For just $14, guests will be treated to an incomparable meal of sumptuous, slow-roasted roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, cole slaw, corn bread and rolls, coffee, tea and cold drinks — all topped off with a tempting array of home made pies. 


Children are welcome. The cost for their tickets at just $7 each. Reservations can be made by calling Jane Bagdon at 508-947-4715 or Jeanne Roberts at 508-947-0369. The annual dinner (one of just four held during the year) will be held on Saturday, September 19 with two seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

NCC is known locally as "The Yellow Church" — where everyone is truly welcome. Located at 38 Plymouth Street, the church is wheelchair accessible with parking in the church lot or around historic Titicut Green. 

 For more information about the Roast Beef Supper or other events, worship times or information about North Congregational Church, please visit on face book at North Congregational Church UCC, Middleborough MA, at www.northcongregationalchurch.com or by calling 774-766-0055 and leaving a message.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Board of Selectmen Seek to Fill One Vacancy on Board of Directors of Council on Aging


The Board of Selectmen is seeking to fill one three year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging. Letters of interest should be sent to the Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen, Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA 02346 or via email to jshanley@middleborough.com no later than Thursday, October 8, 2015.


The Board of Directors works in an advisory capacity to assist in the administration of activities and day-to-day management of the Leonard E . Simmons Senior Multi-Service Center. Equally important, the Board of Directors oversees the development and management of the operating budget, participates in the development of new programs, and assists in the development of governing policies. The Board meetings are held typically during the evening, once per month. The Board does not meet during the summer months. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tourism Committee Seeks Member


The Board of Selectmen has an opening for one three year term on the Tourism Committee. The Tourism Committee holds meetings during the evening and coordinate multiple events and activities throughout the year. Interested applicants should understand that serving on this committee shall include a commitment of time to meetings and community activities conducted at night and on weekends. 

Interested residents should send a letter of interest to Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA 02346 or via email to jshanley@middleborough.com no later than September 8. Thank you.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Perform Sunday Night







Just returned from a European Tour, the group will perform an inspiring gospel concert at Central United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. This group features Mark Blackwood who performed with his family’s legendary gospel group, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, from 1986 until 2012, when he formed this group with a similar sound.

Comedy for a Cause Saturday Night


At The Alley Theatre, bar opens at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the medical supply budget for the Middleboro police and fire departments. Tickets are $20.00 per person. The Alley Theatre is located at 133 Center Street behind The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts. Free parking is available in the Middleboro Town Hall. For tickets call the box office at 508-946-1071.

Library Trustees Invite the Public to Honor Director Danielle Bowker on Her Retirement

Please join the Trustees of the Middleborough Public Library at an Open House on Wed., August 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. to honor Library Director Danielle Bowker on her retirement.

There will be music and refreshments, and everyone is invited to stop by and wish Danielle well.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New DVD Lease Program!


Tired of not being able to find the newest DVD releases on our shelves? Well, fear no more! The Middleboro Public Library recently started a new DVD lease program that works just like their rental books. You'll find them on the "New Media" shelf right next to the other new DVDs. A little red label on the case signifies it's a rental item. These DVDs cannot be placed on hold by other libraries so they're exclusively for Middleboro patrons.

The library currently has 20 leased DVDs in our collection and will be adding 10 more each month.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Titicut Green Coffee House


Saturday, June 20th: 

Andy & Judy, 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. The local duo have been singing together since 2009 and recently performed to a sold-out audience at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford. Their music has been described as 'folk with a country flavor'.  Titicut Green Coffee House is located within North Congregational Church at 38 Plymouth Street in Middleboro. 

For more information, please visit on face book at Titicut Green Coffee House or call 508-789-7957.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist Talk this Wednesday

 
Please join us this Wednesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. for a special talk and presentation by Stephen Kurkjian, author of a new book about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist.

Kurkjian, a 40-year veteran of the Boston Globe, is the paper's former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. He has won more than 25 national and regional awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes.

During his career, Kurkjian specialized in writing about political and government corruption, as well as, in his later years, art theft. He has also written and spoken extensively about the Armenian Genocide.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Teen Ice Cream Social

Teen Ice Cream Social 
Thursday, June 4 
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Middleborough Public Library
 
Drop in for some delicious fun!

Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this upcoming early-release day for ice cream, music, and games to celebrate the start of summer!

Come make your own sundae from a variety of toppings supplied by the library (one sundae per person). There will be a deejay and lots of music. For those feeling adventurous, you'll have the chance to sing karaoke and participate in some games for prizes.

No registration is required for this free program.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Middleborough Historical Museum opens on May 30


The Middleborough Historical Museum will be opening for the 2015 season on May 30th. President, Doug Vantran, says volunteers have been hard at work setting new displays and getting the Museum ready for the opening. The museum is located at 18 Jackson St. (right behind the Police Station) and is opened every Wednesday and Saturday 12-3. 


The Middleborough Historical Association (MHA) founded in 1922, is a private, non-profit organization that preserves the history of the Middleborough, MA area.


MHA saved two historic properties from demolition in the 1960s. The rescued 1820 mill houses and grounds became the Middleborough Historical Museum.


MHA has since grown into a valuable community resource with seven museum buildings, an impressive collection of Middleborough-related objects, an annual calendar of educational programs and a growing group of members and volunteers.


Anyone may join the Association. Our members come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common; they value local history. Members form the active volunteer workforce that guides, supports and operates the Museum.


The Middleborough Historical Museum is located in the Middleborough Center National Register Historic District. The seven building village includes two ca. 1820 mill houses. Three other structures were saved from demolition and relocated to the grounds; the West Side Whistle House, the Judge Wilkes Wood Law Office and the Sproat Tavern Outhouse. A blacksmith shop and a carriage house were later built to house museum exhibits.


The Museum contains a diverse collection rich in Middleborough connections including an operating Maxim fire truck, agricultural tools, household furnishings, military artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and a nationally known collection of "Tom Thumb" memorabilia. The museum is open for tours and special events from late spring through early fall.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist

 
Please mark your calendars now for a special talk and presentation by Stephen Kurkjian, author of a new book about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist.
A 40-year veteran of the Boston Globe, Kurkjian is the paper's former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. He has won more than 25 national and regional awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes.
He will speak at the Library on Wed., June 17, at 6:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

We'll be sending more detailed information about this event in a few weeks, and hope you can join us for this important discussion.

Democrats to hold caucus in Middleboro



Registered Democrats in Middleboro will be holding a caucus in the downstairs meeting room at the Middleborough Public Library on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 am to elect nine delegates and four alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.


Anyone at least 18 years old and registered in Middleboro as a Democrat as of January 31, 2015 is eligible to run for a delegate position and vote for delegates. The caucus itself is open to the public.


This year’s Convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Springfield at the Mass. Mutual Center. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to meet fellow activists and hear from elected officials.


Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing. All candidates may make a one minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written, secret, and recorded by the caucus teller. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth (35 and under), minority, and disabled.


Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 77 Summer Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 no later than ten days after the caucus date.


For more information, please contact Chairman Tom McGuire at (508)947-7196 or the Democratic State Committee at 617-939-0800.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Save the Date: Titicut Green Festival

 
September 26, 2015 from 10-4.
Craft vendors, food, music and games.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Leadership Award Seeks Nominees From the Community


Do you know someone who leads by example? Someone who inspires others? Someone who holds himself and colleagues accountable? The First Annual Leadership Awards, sponsored by Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce and Lighthouse Strategic Partners, encourages the business community and general public to nominate leaders from the following categories – Valiant Leader of a Small Business (up to approximately $1-million in gross sales per year); Bold Leader of a Non-Profit (an official 501C 3 organization); Triumphant Leader of a Mid- to Large Business (more than $1-million in gross annual sales).

“From Bill Belichick to Bill Gates, strong leadership defines an organization and sets a tone for all involved – from how employees comport themselves, to how customers/clients are treated to ensuring positive outcomes for all involved,” noted Kevin P. Glynn, who manages Lighthouse Strategic Partners. He continued, “This Leadership Awards program recognizes great leaders on the South Shore and South Coast and underscores the need for great leaders to set the bar high and help us strive to achieve resounding success.” Valerie Glynn, President and CEO of the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce, added, “In working with the Chamber I have met numerous business and community leaders who lead companies and organizations that excel and maintain high standards.

We’d like to put these leaders in the spotlight and provide insight as to how others can follow suit.” The nomination deadline is July 31, 2015. Winners will be announced August 31, 2015. Nominations can be made at https://goo.gl/l3p2my .

For additional information about the award, please contact Kevin P. Glynn at (508) 946-2655, or Info@LightHouseStrategicPartners.com.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Passes Available at the Middleborough Public Library



Now that the good weather has finally arrived, families are looking for things to do and places to visit. The Library has a selection of discount passes to area attractions. These may be reserved online by going to our reservation page, choosing the date you want to go and entering your library card and pin.

Each attraction has its own rules for use. Some are dated coupons and others are actual passes that need to be returned to the Library by the day after your visit. When checking out returnable passes, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you understand that the late fee is $5 per day with a maximum of $25. We ask that families take only 1 pass per day. You may reserve up to 3 passes ahead of your visit.

Below you will find details and a complete list of passes. Those marked with an * have to be returned to the Library.


Heritage Museum & Gardens - This is our newest addition, donated by the Family & Friends of Tina Mendousa. The pass admits 2 adults and 4 children (ages 3 - 11) for half price. Regular admission is $18 for adults and $8 for children. *

The Children's Museum of Boston - The coupon pass admits up to 4 people at half price. Regular admission is $14 for all.

Museum of Fine Arts - A coupon pass which admits 2 people for $10. Regular prices are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and college students with ID, $10 for children 7 - 17. Children 6 and under are free at all times.

Museum of Science - The coupon admits up to 4 people for $10 each. Regular prices are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $20 for children 3-11.

Plimoth Plantation - The pass admits a family of 4 for $12 each. Regular prices are $29.50 for adults, $26.50 for seniors and $19 for children 6 - 12. The pass covers admission to the Mayflower II and the Plimoth Grist Mill. *

JFK Library and Museum - The pass admits 2 people at $3 each. Regular prices are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students, $10 for children 13 - 17 (12 and under are free).*


ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Buttonwood Park Zoo - The pass admits up to 4 people free. Regular prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 3-12. *

Roger Williams Park Zoo - The pass admits up to 4 people at $3 off the regular prices of $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors and $9.95 for children 3 - 12. *

Zoo New England - This coupon pass admits up to 6 people to either the Franklin Park or Stone Zoos at $6 per adult and $4 per child. Regular prices vary depending on the zoo you visit. Please see their website.

New England Aquarium - This coupon pass admits up to 4 people for $10 each. Please note that the pass is NOT available for use from July 1 until after Labor Day as per the Aquarium's policy.

Mystic Aquarium - The pass admits up to 4 people at $5 off the regular prices of $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for seniors, $23.99 for youth (13 - 17) and $19.99 for children (3-12)*

OTHER PARKS
Mass Parks Pass - The pass allows free parking for 1 vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the State Park system.*

Edaville USA - Special rules apply to this pass because of their limited schedule and the popularity of this newly renovated park. The pass admits 1 person free. Regular admission is $29 for those ages 2 and over. This pass is for Middleborough residents only and can be used once per month per family. *

*Passes that must be returned to the Library by closing on the day following your visit.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Middleboro Tennis Association Seeks Players


The Middleboro Tennis Association is accepting players for the 2015 season, its 42nd consecutive year of outdoor play in the spring and summer.

Men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles leagues and tournaments are offered with A and B divisions set up according to the skill level of the players. There are also men's over 55 division this year in singles and doubles.

Tennis enthusiasts aged 16 and over are invited to join. Dues are $10 for students and $45 for adults. The fee includes any or all of the leagues plus the awards banquet in the fall.

Registration forms can be obtained at the Lakeville Athletic Club or by contacting Bill Petrillo at 774-766-7689.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Conservation Commission Vacancies


The Conservation Commission has two vacancies. The Conservation Commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month, with the exception of July, August and December. Meetings are held during in the event at the Middleborough Town Hall. The Conservation Commission is responsible for reviewing applications under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, land preservation and stewardship and protection of natural resources in the Town of Middleborough.

Interested residents should send a letter of interest to Town Manager Robert Nunes at rnunes@middleborough.com no later than Wednesday, May 4.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 5 at 4:00 - Electrical Safety Challenge


May is Electrical Safety Month and the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department (MGED) is conducting a graphics challenge for children in grades 3 through 6. A representative from MGED will kick off the challenge at the Library on Tuesday, May 5 at 4:00. Come and learn all about it. Miss Amanda will have supplies on hand for those who would like to get started right away.

Lego Club will follow the presentation.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Annual Rabies Clinic



Annual Rabies Clinic
Sunday, May 3, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
$10.00
Cash Only
South Middleboro Fire Station
Route 28, Middleboro
 

Cats& Ferret in Carriers
Dogs on Leashes

Sponsored by

Middleboro Health Department
The Middleboro Animal Clinic
 

Attending Veterinarian
Dr. David Johnson
Dr. Bart Harrison

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Who, When, Where in King Philip's War,"


Wednesday, May 6: "Who, When, Where in King Philip's War," Presented by Edward Lodi 

On Wed., May 6, at 6:30 p.m., local author Edward Lodi will be speaking at the Middleborough Public Library about his new book, Who When Where in King Philip's War. Lodi spent years researching material for the book, which includes an alphabetical Who's Who of approximately 450 entries, with a brief biographical sketch for each, and an almost day-by-day chronological listing that begins with events leading up to the war and continues until its tragic conclusion.

Lodi will give a brief overview of the war, its causes, its beginnings in Plymouth Colony, its rapid spread throughout New England, and its long-lasting effects on both the English and the Indians. He will focus on various individuals-men, women, and children, on both sides-who fought in the war, or were its victims, or who otherwise played significant or memorable roles, with particular emphasis on those from the Middleborough area.

He welcomes questions during and after his talk, and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Lodi's appearance is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New! Foragers' Club at Soule Homestead

 
Saturday, April 25
10 AM to Noon
 
Interested in wild edibles beyond blueberries and blackberries? A new group is being facilitated by amateur botanist, Martha "Mike" Schroeder and will meet at Soule each spring, summer and fall (several off-site ventures are being planned also). We will forage (sustainably!) for dandelion and mustard greens, among others -- and we'll sample such delicacies as Japanese knot weed and autumn olive. Members will share books, prepare recipes using what we find and plan experiences to expand our knowledge. Bring a notebook and any foraging guides you may have. $5 per person per meeting for facility use. Pre-registration required.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Has Sprung at Soule Homestead

Teenage Tuesdays!
Meets every week
(except 4/21) 3 to 5 p.m.
Be creative, get physical,
have fun and relax in an educational 120-acre organic farm environment!
Craft projects, gardening and hiking activities are planned.
$5 per person.
Pre-registration required.
Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, April 25
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grounds work, trail maintenance, and sprucing up the picnic areas are just a few of the projects waiting to be done this spring at the Soule Homestead. This month, staff and volunteers will work together to prepare the barn and grounds for the annual sheep day event coming to the farm on May 2.
Many hands make light work and any amount of time will be appreciated. Please call the office to let us know when you are available. Refreshments will be served.
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Art Down on the Farm!
"Canvas Painting"
Saturday, April 25
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Young artists can discover their creative potential exploring art techniques, meeting local artists and developing lifetime skills in this new workshop for ages 10 and up. Learn to draw and paint your own one of a kind owl.
No experience necessary.
$10 member, $12 non-member.
Pre-registration and payment required before class.
New! Foragers' Club
Saturday, April 5
10 to 12 noon
Interested in wild edibles beyond blueberries and blackberries? A new group is being facilitated by amateur botanist, Martha "Mike" Schroeder and will meet at Soule each spring, summer and fall (several off-site ventures are being planned also). We will forage (sustainably!) for dandelion and mustard greens, among others -- and we'll sample such delicacies as Japanese knot weed and autumn olive. Members will share books, prepare recipes using what we find and plan experiences to expand our knowledge. Bring a notebook and any foraging guides you may have. $5 per person per meeting for facility use. Pre-registration required.
Spring Nature Hike with Martha "Mike" Schroeder
Sunday, April 26
1 to 3 p.m.
The nature trail behind the sheep pen circles past some lovely patches of spring wildflowers. Hopefully, at this time of the year, the marsh marigolds will be in bloom, among others. Botanist-by-avocation, Martha (Mike) Schroeder will guide us on a walk to search for them and learn how their life cycles fit with the rest of the living things in this very special woodland.
Rain or shine event.
$5 member / $7 non-member.
Pre-
registration required.
All day family fun!
Sheep Day / Earth Day Celebration!
Saturday, May 2
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sheep shearing and wool demonstrations: washing and carding fleece, weaving, spinning and felting; children's activities, recycle crafts and face painting. Sheepdog demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Exhibitions include a honeybee observation hive, rug braiding and hooking, handcrafts, plant sale and composting demonstration, yard sale tables (rent $5). Baked goods, hot dogs and refreshments available. Admission: $5 adults; $2 children under 12 (under 3 free). One free admission per membership or become a member at the event.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Herring Run Festival This Weekend!


Middleborough Tourism & Festivals Committees proudly presents the 2nd Annual Herring Run Festival full of food, music, entertainment, vendors and herring.

Around the Bogs sponsor Sarah Zigouras of Trades of Hope will also be there. Please help support this great local event!

For more information about the event, check out the Facebook page here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunday Mystery Movie


Mystery and Adventure books make great movies. If you are a Matt Damon fan, you will love the third in the Book-to-Movie series presented by the Middleborough Public Library on Sunday, April 19th at 12:30 pm. Co-starring with Damon in this 1999 thriller are Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Library's license to show feature films prevents us publishing the title in the newspapers, but you can find it hidden somewhere on the Library's website

The Book-to-Movie series is a spin-off of our popular Mystery Book Club which meets monthly. While it is not necessary to have read the book before watching the film, a discussion will follow; audience members are welcome to give their opinion on how well (or poorly) the movie has followed the original work.

As always, the event is free and open to all. The movie will be shown in the Meeting Room on the lower level (the Library is handicapped accessible). Bring your own snacks and drinks while you enjoy a Sunday afternoon matinee.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Spring Meeting

 
Saturday April 11, 2015
at the
17 Jackson Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Please join the Trustees, Members and Friends of the MAS for the annual Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 11, 2015. A full day of speakers will be presenting on the latest archaeological research from across North America.

Schedule of Events
9-10am
Registration. Members $10/Non-members $12.
10am-12pm
Morning Program including
Grace Bello, Brianna Rae, Susan A. Jacobucci, and William A. Farley
12-1:15pm
Lunch
1:15-3:30pm
Afternoon Program including
Joseph Bagley, Ammie M. Mitchell, Zachary Singer, Arthur Spiess,
Frederick Carty, and Bruce Rusch
3:30pm
Reception at the Robbins Museum