October 17, 2021
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Congratulations to Shaena and Ava Gilliard, Winners of the Harbor One Business Contest!

Shaena, owner of Healthy Minds Education Community Center, recently won a $10,000 prize for the Harbor One Business Contest with her daughter Ava. Shaena has a wonderful vision and spirit to make a difference in the lives of families living and working near the Brockton Fair Grounds, and with her award she plans to buy a fence so the kids can play outside and a van so she can pick up kids and also take them on field trips. Because of her compassion for those who are working overtime to make ends meet or don't know how to obtain vouchers, she will be helping not just the child but the whole family. How exciting for the Brockton community, and congratulations to these two!
This is also exciting for me because I am her business coach. Her win feels personal to me, there's so much joy in her success. I helped her clarify her pitch and provided some guidance and she did the work and a fabulous job on her slides and pitch. I am so proud of her and the way she has persevered through many struggles to achieve her goals.

Story credit: Marcy Venezia
Historical Tidbit:
Warren Ave. Circa 1894
The Packard Home seen here at the corner of Belmont St. & Warren Ave. (right side) along with the better known Bennett Stables on High St. was a stop on the Underground Railroad. (Now the parking lot for the Court House). This photo is part of a recent photo collection donated to The Downtown Brockton Museum.

Photo and story credit: Bill Hogan
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City Hall
45 School St
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Krista Benvissuto
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from Independent Consultant Katie Ray!
Massasoit Theatre Company
Student Ensemble Presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday, October 22, 7p
Saturday, October 23, 7p
Sunday, October 24, 7p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton
Outside between the Fine Arts and Humanities Building by the satellite dish

Seating is limited for this outdoor theatrical event so reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 508-427-1234 or visiting their website!
Tuesday, October 19th
5p - children 5 & up
7:30p - more advanced program for 14 & up
304 Main St
FREE program is supported by NASA. You will have the chance to see what those that study astronomy do with the most intricate of equipment. Parking is available in the lot on White Ave. For more information please visit brocktonpubliclibrary.org. REMEMBER MASKS REQUIRED.

Contact: Anne at 774-297-4939 or ambeauregard@outlook.com
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opportunity to share their
local events on the
City's Events Calendar.

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Toe Jam Puppet Band + Halloween Parade
Sat, October 23rd
54 Kingman St.
East Branch Library
Join the Brockton Public Library Children's Program for their annual Halloween event. After the show, kids will be able to participate in a trick-or-treat around the library!
Please call 508-894-1430 with any questions, or visit their Facebook page!
Asian Studies Film Series: THROW DOWN
Thursday, October 21st
5 - 7:25p
Maxwell Library,
Room 013

Join Dr. Sean Allan in Maxwell Library for a screening and discussion of Hong Kong film Throw Down, directed by Johnnie To. The Asian Studies Film Series is open to the BSU Community and the public.

For more information on this event and more, visit the Master Calendar for Bridgewater State University.
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
1a - 12:30p
FREE Online

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Chime in on the City of Brockton's Open Space & Recreation Survey: what would you & your family like for open space in the city?
Be heard about the future of our parks, playgrounds and recreational spaces.
Massasoit Theater Company Announces Auditions for Next Show
Sunday, October 24th
12 - 4p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus, Fine Arts Building, Large Theater

The MTC announced the auditions for their rendition of World War II Radio Christmas to be held in December. Scripts will be provided.

For more information, contact Adam Joy at adamrjoy@gmail.com
Halloween Cosplay Convention
Wed, October 27th
6 - 7:30p
304 Main St., Brockton

The Brockton Public Library will be hosting a Halloween Cosplay Convention!

An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
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A Celebration of Diversity
Saturday, November 6th
Brockton Public Library

The Brockton Public Library is hosting a diversity celebration event with special guest the West African Drum Ensemble! Come on down to enjoy hearing from 10 different poets in 10 different languages.

For more information on events held at the library, visit their website!
Traditional Irish Music Concert
Saturday, November 6th
1 - 4:30p
2:30 Concert start time
899 North Main St

Come join the Friends of the Irish Research and the David Allen Lambert Library for a tour of the research facilities followed by a concert from the group "Merrow" performing traditional Irish music. Registration for this event can be done by emailing FriendsofIrishResearch@gmail.com.
Find YOUR Bliss with
NEW In Person classes at
The She Shed every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
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And the Party goes on ...
Pix from Downtown Brockton Fest Celebration last Friday at Prova (pic credit :Linda Pietrantonio ) and Saturday at City Hall; (pic credits: J. Rose)
This week Brockton Fest continues with:
Monday October 11th: the Inaugural Sprague Village Historical Parkway Restaurant Trail With the Brockton Pizza Reunion At The Cape Cod Cafe 5p.
The Restaurant Trail Runs From Monday, October 11th Through Sunday, October 17th.
Friday, October 15th, 2:30p: Walking Tour Living Brockton Railroad Museum Trail From The Dunkin Donuts Montello St. Daily Updates of the great events:
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
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Historical Tidbit Question:
What used to be located where the parking lot for the Brockton Court House is currently?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

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On October 20, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
"Do not dwell in the past, 
do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

"I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place."
~ Maya Angelou

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." ~ Baruch Spinoza

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." ~ Johnny Cash
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Adult Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
~ Lion King

We need to deal with our past pain to let go of it. Otherwise the pain just rears its ugly head one way or another; showing up in the worst places... in anxiety attacks and quick judgements. 

Be at peace. Face it; mourn it; to forgive. 

You may never understand, but don't let the story someone else wrote be yours. Be the hero of your own story. ~ Jacquie
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