Friday, April 29, 2016

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Spring Meeting


Saturday, May 7, 2016
at the
(free parking across from the Museum)

Please join the Trustees, Members, and Friends of the MAS for the annual Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 7, 2016. A short business meeting will open the day, followed by program of invited speakers, who will be presenting the latest local & global archaeological research.

Registration. Members $10/Non-members $12.
Welcome by President Phil Graham and Program Chairs Al Smith & Susan Jacobucci
Morning Program with
Tim Ives - A Window of Opportunity: Recording Archaeological Sites Exposed by Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island
Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr. - Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on Archaeological Sites Located along Rhode Island's South Coast and on the Crescent Beach Site (RI 2555), Block Island
Kevin McBride - New Perspectives on the Native History and Archaeology of Block Island
Lunch on Your Own, or Join Us for a Reception and Book Signing with
Dan Sivilich, author of
Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide
Afternoon Program with
McKayla Hoffman - The Remarkable Everyman: Stories Behind the Tools at Coggeshall Farm Museum
Michael Zimmerman - The Cultural Heritage Crisis in the Middle East: How Cultural Heritage in the Middle East is Being Lost, and How Archaeologists are Rethinking Cultural Heritage Protection in the Wake of this Crisis

And after the day's program, consider taking a few minutes to give us your thoughts on the MAS Bulletin by taking a 2-minute survey at THIS LINK.

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 Museum. ADA Accessible.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ready, Set, Garden!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. when Mike Paduch, owner and operator of Crystal Lake Garden Shop and Greenhouses, will visit the Middleborough Public Library to talk about container gardening, small space gardening, and herb gardening. This is a must-attend event for gardeners and plant-lovers, especially as spring turns to summer.

No registration is required to attend this free program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Clutter Control and Downsize Your Stuff

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a fun-filled, humorous evening on our love/hate relationship with stuff.
Presenter Dave Downs will talk about why we have so much stuff, and will share practical tips and easy-to-understand strategies for "Clutter Busting." De-cluttering is a process, not an event, and Dave will recommend multiple ways to approach, manage, and discard your possessions. Each participant will leave the program with new ideas, methods and helpful hints about dealing with clutter.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Support provided by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Family Movie Night: Shaun the Sheep Movie

Join the Middleborough Public Library Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. for family movie night featuring Shaun the Sheep Movie on the library big screen. Dress in pajamas and bring a picnic dinner or movie snacks. The movie is rated PG.

This program is free and no registration is required

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

American Legion Fundraiser May 11th

The Oak Point Veterans Association will host a dinner to raise money for the American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors on May 11th.

The dinner will be held in the Oak Point Ballroom, at 200 Oak Point Drive.  A cash bar with cheese and crackers will be open at 5 and dinner will be at 6:15 p.m.  Dinner, salad, meatloaf, regular and buffalo macaroni and cheese, and vegetable will be provided by Boston Tavern.  There will also be a coffee and dessert table. 

The cost of the event is $25.  Members from the Burt Wood School will host and perform at the event.  For questions, tickets or assistance, contact Don Triner at 508-397-7567 or Bob Burke at 508-415-8501.  Tickets can also be purchased at Muckey's.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pig Out on Reading

Farmer Minor brings Daisy, the famous library pig, to the Middleborough Public Library for a special storytime on Thursday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. They will share stories of life on the farm and their travels around the country, encouraging both young and old to "pig out on reading." Learn about Daisy's large collection of pig books and bring your camera for a photo opportunity.

All ages welcome to this free program. No registration is required.

Support provided by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Middleboro Methodists to Offer Study Groups

Middleboro Methodist offers a variety of study groups throughout the year, including Bible studies.

Bible studies take place from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11:30 a.m and 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Early Bird Book Study takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. The book study, held at the Central United Methodist Church, 16 School St., Middleborough, is based on Christian principles. The group of women has studied "Finding God in a Bag of Groceries" and "I Am Malala."

For information and Bible study locations: 508-947-2612.