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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter from Around the Bogs


Riley Coyote Concert



Riley Coyote concert will be in the heart of downtown Middleborough next to Town Hall at 25 South Main St. at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11. There is a suggested donation of $10 and snacks will be available for purchase.

Riley Coyote’s four members all hail from Middleborough. The members met through mutual friends and are known for their foot-stomping sound, musicianship and engaging performance. The band serves up lively old time acoustic bluegrass and features Kristen Riley on fiddle, Joe Tummino on guitar, Jim Lough on mandolin, and Joe Faria on standup bass.