Friday, October 28, 2016

Mentalist and Mindbender Rory Raven

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of mystery, suspense and mindbending entertainment.

Rory Raven has had a life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal, leading him to a career as a mentalist and mindbender. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years - only he wants to do them live and onstage. As Rory says, "I'm skeptical about paranormal activity. But a background in theater and an interest in esoteric subjects help me to bend the audience members' minds."

Rory has performed everywhere from Salem and Manhattan to Istanbul, and he's performed for everyone from college students, bar patrons, and educational groups, to nightclub crowds, champion bridge players, and even a coven of witches.

Throughout his travels, Rory says that one thing has always intrigued him. "What I find interesting is that everyone has an opinion about whether or not telepathy exists. The great thing is that you don't have to believe in order to find mentalism compelling, any more than you have to believe that the actor onstage really is a melancholy Danish prince in order to get completely caught up in that experience. Remember, we're in the Theater of the Mind, and not just my mind... but yours as well."

This program is suitable for adults and older teens only. Free and open to the public, no registration is required. It's made by possible by support from the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Around the World Christmas

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents three Around the World Christmas concerts, each at 7:30 pm, on Friday, December 2 at Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleborough; Saturday, December 3 at St. Bonaventure Church, 803 State Road, Plymouth; and Sunday, December 4 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont Street, Duxbury. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.

Around the World Christmas is a musical journey exploring the diverse Christmas music throughout the world. From the glorious medieval processional, Gaudete, to one of the loveliest motets of the Renaissance, O Magnum Mysterium, the program includes carols old and new from many different countries, and some of the exciting and joyous carols from Africa, South America, and the West Indies. This musical tour kindles holiday lovers’ appetites for all the music they'll enjoy during this celebrated season.

Since 1999, PFC has delighted South Shore audiences with classical programming. The group of over 70 vocalists of all adult ages is dedicated to authentic choral singing. In addition to the winter concert, PFC generally presents a major choral work each spring, an annual Messiah Sing in December, and summer concerts with pops-style programming.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for students over 14. Children under the age of 14 are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at; and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Gail at (781) 826-8416. For more information on the concert or PFC, please visit their website, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus
The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region's Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about PFC, please visit, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Second Annual Veterans Day Field of Flags

The Kiwanis Club of Middleborough with the support of the Middleborough Veterans Services office is doing the Field of Flags event for the second year in a row. The flags will be on display on the Middleborough Town Hall from Sunday, October 30 until Sunday, November 13 to honor past and present veterans.

The veteran does not need to be from Middleborough. For a $10 donation to the local Kiwanis Club you can memorialize a friend or family member that was or is a veteran. With the $10 donation they’ll have a flag in the Field of Flags on the Middleborough Town Hall lawn and their name will be on the Field of Flags name board.

Last year was our first year and we had right at 300 flags on display.

Checks can be made out to the Kiwanis club and mailed to Diane Maddigan at 129 Spruce St., Middleborough. Make sure you attach a little note giving the name of the veteran that you want named and honored. The money raised by the Field of Flags event goes towards the local programs that the Kiwanis runs and supports.

The Middleborough Veterans Emergency fund received a generous donation from the Kiwanis club last year as a way of the Kiwanis Club showing the appreciation to the Middleborough Veterans Services Department for loaning them the flags and markers for the Field of Flags event and helping out with getting the display set up. All of the money from this emergency fund goes to helping local veterans and their family members in times of need.

Donations directly to the Middleborough Veterans Emergency Fund can be made in the form of a check made out to the Middleborough Veterans’ Emergency Fund. Those checks can be mailed to Post #64 of the American Legion, P. O. Box 135, Middleborough MA 02346.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks
Presented by the Delvena Theatre Company

Fans of The Delvena Theatre Company's Meet Julia Child! show last January will be happy to hear that the acting troupe is returning to the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. with its performance of Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, in August 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of her father and stepmother. Two people died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie continues to live on in American folklore, and this true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for more than 100 years.

The live "edutainment" performance, written by Fran Baron and directed by Joseph Zamparelli, features Lynne Moulton and Zamparelli in multiple roles depicting Lizzie's story and educating the audience members so that they may be informed "jurists." It will include a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie, and voting on her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn't she? You be the judge.

PLEASE NOTE: This production is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old.
Free and open to the public, no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Flushing Notice Fall 2016

Fire hydrant flushing will be taking place Monday through Thursday and will continue through mid-November. The flushing will occur between the hours of 5PM and 11PM.

Customers may experience discolored, rusty water during and after flushing. Please run cold water until clear before cooking or doing laundry. 

For more information, please visit

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween Costume Swap

Join the Middleborough Public Library for a Costume Swap from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 15 in the Library's large meeting room. Don't have a costume to swap? Come for games, snacks, art projects and more! 

 McDonalds will even be supplying a limited number of lunches around noon. 

Costumes and/or accessories can be dropped off in the Children's Room up until the event. 

All ages welcome.