Tuesday, January 31, 2017

People to People Service Auction

People to People Service Auction 
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboroug
Sunday, February 26, at 12:00 noon

Start planning your offering. Think of things you can offer at the auction. Invite a friend to attend with you. Ask yourself: Need something done? Would you like to hire a church member to help you get it done?

Service Auction Donation Forms are due by Friday, February 10. You may pick up a form on the Parlor table or use the one found in your Order of Service or in last week’s UU Updates or in the February Newsletter. Return the completed form to the collection plate on Sunday morning or to Norm Grenier.

Join us after church on the 26th of February. We will be serving light lunch after church with the auction to follow.

Tell us you’re coming, and you may win a prize! Help us get a count for the Service Auction by letting us know you’ll be there to support our church’s largest fundraiser. You will then automatically be entered for exciting door prizes. Just email the church office (office@uumiddleboro.org) or Norm (n.grenier@comcast.net).

Friday, January 27, 2017

Conservation Commission Member Vacancy

The Middleborough Conservation Commission is currently seeking to fill an open seat on the Commission immediately. 

All those interested in applying can call the Conservation Office at 508-946-2406 or email at pcssdy@middleborough.com.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Coffee & Conversation

Please join us tomorrow morning

Friday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
in the Parish Hall at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough

to share your thoughts and feelings about the inauguration.

Coffee and cake provided.

Chili Fest Slated for Saturday

Everyone is invited to join the third annual Chili Fest at the Central Congregational Church on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.  Bring your best chili for judging or ridicule by your peers.  Desserts are welcome, but will not be judged.  Central Congregational Church is located at 2 Webster Street.  The church is handicapped accessible and has an elevator.

For more information, call Bob Chandler at 58-947-1256 or the Rev. Doug Forbes at 508-923-9724.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

'The Gin Game' to Open in Middleboro

Theatre One will present "The Gin Game" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and 22 at the Alley Theatre, 133 Centre St., Middleboro.

The comedy focuses on the relationship that develops between nursing home residents Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin during a series of gin games. What begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns into a battle of wills, but their need for companionship keeps the game going.
Theatre One ensemble members Kathy Bourne, of Middleboro, and Omer Courcy, of Taunton, play the roles of Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin.

Bourne has been part of Theatre One since 2004 and has performed in TOP's Second Act Reader's Theatre, Slice of Life New Works Program, staged radio performances of "The Thin Man" and "The Shadow Knows," Paul Zindel's "Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" and "Ladies of the Alamo," Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" and Steven Dietz's "Paragon Springs."
Courcy has been a company member since the 1980s, and joined Theatre One in 2004. He has performed in TOP's Second Act Readers Theatre, Slice of Life New Works Program, Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue," David Mamet's "Speed the Plow," and Steven Dietz's "Yankee Tavern."

Tickets are $20 general, $18 for seniors and students. Food donations for the Middleboro Council on Aging Senior Pantry will be accepted at the door. 

For information: 774-213-5193.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Children's Programs in January at the Library

We're back to our regular schedule of programs in January.  Please check the library's calendar online at www.midlib.org or call us at (508) 946-2470 for more details. No registration is required for these free programs.

Here are some special events:
  • Thurs., Jan. 19, 10:00 am: Books Before Kindergarten Book Swap!  All are welcome to bring gently used books to trade from 10:00 am - 12 pm in the Large Meeting Room.
  • Tues., Jan. 24, 6:00 pm:  Storks (rated PG) showing on the Library's big screen.  Bring snacks or a picnic dinner.
  • Tues., Jan. 31, 6:30 pm:  It's a pajama party and stuffed animal sleepover at the library!  Enjoy stories and activities.  Leave your stuffed animal behind for an evening in the Library.  Check our Facebook page to see photos from the sleepover.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year at the Middleborough Public Library

Hello Middleborough,
As we bid fond farewell to 2016 and ring in a New Year, we can always count on the one true constant in our lives, change.  A small word, but a truly immense concept, and something that libraries worldwide embrace as an unspoken mission statement.  After all, it's the reason why libraries have been around for so long (including the Middleborough Public Library!) and the reason why we'll be around for a long time to come.  We change, we evolve, and as time rolls on we work hard sussing out trends from fads, separating honest truths from flashy gimmicks.
As your friendly Information Professionals, we pride ourselves at providing excellent programs to entertain, education, and enlighten; provide meeting spaces for the community at large, and curate collections of classic and popular books, magazines, music and films for all ages.  We even take requests!
So as we move forward into 2017, know that the library is always moving forward as well, keeping up on the latest and listening to the world so we can bring the best to our community.  So whether you want some information, attend a program, check out some research materials or a guilty pleasure, or even just to say hello, we're here for you.
Happy New Year, and I'll see you at the Library!
~ Jason

Plymouth Center for the Arts Annual Appeal

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Jewelry Pop Up Sale & Girl Scout Cookies on Sale

Pop up jewelry sale and Girl Scouts cookies on sale Saturday, January 7th from 10 AM to 2 PM at From Trash to Treasure.