An Eggciting Weekend of Bunnies, Eggs, and Community

On April 9, Whitman Park and Recreation Department hosted a fun-filled day with basket raffles, an Easter egg hunt, crafts, candies, and the Easter Bunny.

Families and kids had huge smiles on their faces as they carried their overflowing egg baskets.

Thank you for everyone's hard work, love, and dedication in order to make this event possible.

Info from Whitman Park and Recreation FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanRec
Historical Tidbit: Eggsellent!
The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime predates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility, and rebirth and has long been associated with celebrating spring. For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Ancient pagans in Europe also observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun god — a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter and painted eggs as part of that celebration.

From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.

Symbolism of the Easter Egg
  • An egg is a symbol of rebirth. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, the egg, the symbol of rebirth commemorated that.
  • Easter eggs are also meant to represent the empty tomb.

Story credit: J. Rose & Greg Venezia
Image Credit: J. Rose ~ Romanian Easter eggs from 1985, still sealed and firm.

Sources: Christianity by Anne Jordan www.history.com/holidays/easter-symbols
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Nature in Your Neighborhood at the
Whitman Public Library

Family Hike | Saturday, Apr 30; 10 - 11a

Register for events at the Whitman Public Library website: eventkeeper.com/whitmanpubliclibrary

Info from the Whitman Public Library FB page: facebook.com/whitmanpubliclibrary
Whitman Council's Free Spring Concert
Saturday, Apr 24
2:30p
Whitman Town Hall

"We are thrilled to have the Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra back for the Spring Concert after having missed 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic! Historically this has always been a concert where Whitman-Hanson High School band students were invited to join and play a number along with the Orchestra. We are changing that tradition just a bit this year and offering a "meet & greet" for all Whitman-Hanson band musicians in grades 4 and up to come one hour early at 1:30p and meet the Orchestra musicians."

Come by to listen to beautiful music to welcome spring!

Info from Whitman Cultural Council FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanCulturalCouncil
Save the Date and Register for the Moderna Booster Clinic
Monday, Apr 25
Harvard Court Community Room

Save the date. For those of you interested in receiving a Moderna Covid 19 Vaccine booster, a clinic will be held in Whitman.

For an appointment, go to home.color.com/whitmanvaccine

Info from Whitman Fire/Rescue FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanFire
Are You Ready for Spring?
We are! Stop By to Get Your Ideas Blooming!

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Help the Whitman Police Department Support Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness month aims to promote acceptance, celebrate, and be more inclusive to the autistic individuals around us. As a show of support, the Whitman Police Department has a special Autism Awareness Patch that officers can wear during the month of April.

These patches are also available to purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to Autism Awareness.
To purchase a patch contact Officer Kevin Harrington at: kharrington@whitman-ma.gov

Info from Whitman PD FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanPolice
Whitman-Hanson Region School District Committee Meeting
April 13
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Whitman Recreation Commission Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 9
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s Through the Music of the Beatles
Sat, Apr 30
1:30p
Whitman Public Library

"Join us for an interactive program that combines a multi-media presentation with live acoustic music and sing-alongs!

This program is supported in part by the Whitman Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

For more info, check out the Whitman Public Library FB page: facebook.com/whitmanpubliclibrary
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Pre-Register for the Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Cookie Decorating Fundraiser
Sunday, May 1
6p
Whitman Knights of Columbus

"Cost: $45 per person (open to all ages 15 and up)

All supplies will be provided (including a take-home box & icing recipe) - you will learn how to decorate the cookies in the photo!

All proceeds will go to the Class of 2022 in the form of scholarships"

Info from Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars FB page: facebook.com/whitman.dfs
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Benefits:
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Healing Starts Here - Reiki with Jacquelyn Rose

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

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Whitman Cultural Council Champagne, Cake, and Art Event - A Beautiful Welcome to Spring & Beyond

Thank you to all the artists who showed their work and got their names out in the community. Thank you to all of the organizers and the people of the Whitman Cultural Council for creating such a beautiful night for everyone to enjoy.

Photos from Whitman Cultural Council FB page: facebook.com/whitmanculturalcouncil
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
According to some sources what Easter tradition dates back to at least the 13th century?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
 
On April 20, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador, & Greg Venezia
Re-Birth

No matter who you are, where you are, the desire to get a "do-over" or fix our life hits us as we face difficulties, as we feel powerless, as we experience pain.

We strive for a better quality of life, we look for connection, we look for healing, we look for justice and we look for love and acceptance. Between us humans, and within the chaos of the universe.

Historically speaking, seekers, philosophers, and religious people have been doing this since the beginning of humanity. Some, like Moses, Abraham, Isiah, Jesus, and the Prophet Muhammad have given humanity powerful insights to live by.

Enter spring, in all its budding glory and new growth, reminding us of the many changes and opportunities for personal growth that are possible in our own lives. It is natural, it is almost impossible to avoid.

...And enter these few April weeks, when those of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions join Indigenous and Pagan cultures in recognizing the powerful impact these few weeks have on us.
So whether you are appreciating nature or a Creator's relationship with humanity, each day, each hour, brings us another chance to work toward a better life for all.

No matter what thought tradition you follow, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a joyful re-birth.

Enjoy. ~ Jacquie
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