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December 6, 7 & 8
Artisan Food Educator, Food Designer, and Chef Rosa Prezioso-Galeno preparing Joanne’s recipe

Ingredients: 4 Peppers
1 onion
1 lb. ground beef
1 small can of tomato paste or 3 cups of homemade thick sauce
1 cup of rice
1 ½ cups water
2 Tbl. vegetable oil/olive oil
1 ½ tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. chives
1 tsp. parsley
2 tsp. finely chopped garlic
4 slices of provolone cheese
8 to 16 ounces mozzarella cheese
Just in time for Holiday Cooking, you'll love this easy Stuffed Peppers recipe from our contest winner Joanne Keith. “Everything but the meat and cheeses come from my garden!”

Cut peppers in half from top to bottom, remove stem, seeds, and pith. Boil enough water to boil the half peppers for 12 to 15 mins. Longer if you want them really soft. Pour gently into a colander and let cool slightly. When they can be handled, line them up in a 13 x 9 baking dish and put a half slice of provolone in the bottom of each half pepper.

Bring the 1 ½ C. water to a boil and add rice and butter, 1 tsp. salt, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes

In a large frying pan, add the oil, sweat the onion (chopped) for a few minutes then brown the ground beef, salt, and pepper to taste. Add the tomato paste or homemade sauce and enough water to cover the mixture, bring to a boil…add garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, and chives, simmer on med/low for about 20 minutes.

Put a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture into the peppers in the 13 x 9 pan. Mix the rest into the rice pan. Half fill each pepper with the rice/meat mixture, put a handful of mozzarella on top and finish filling with meat/rice mix. Any extra filling I place around the peppers as well. Use remaining mozzarella (to taste) on top.
Bake in a 350-degree oven till heated through, and the cheese melts about 20 minutes…then dig in…yum!
Bridgewater - HOLLY DAY FAIR Fri, Dec 6, 6 - 8p. Sat, Dec 7, 9a - 2p @ First Parish UU Church. 50 School St. Local artisans and crafters. Cookie decorating on Friday. Soup lunch buffet on Saturday. Cookie Walk. Appearances by Santa and Scrooge. Music and more. Come on down to First Parish and discover gorgeous homemade crafts from local artisans and crafters. Get some holiday shopping done. Meet friends for a delicious soup lunch with more than 10 varieties to choose from. Fill a bag with assorted cookies and treats from our Cookie Walk. Come experience the spirit of the holiday season. See you there!!

Department of Dance Presents: WinterDance 2019 Fri & Sat, Dec 6th & 7th - 7:30p and Sun Dec 8th - 2p @ Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium, 19 Park Ave. For tickets please visit  BSUtix.com . Tickets are available online and at the door while supplies last. BSU Box Office at 508-531-1321 .

Sat, Dec 7th, 9 - 11a Bridgewater Holy Ghost Society, 352 Broad St. Tickets $10/individual. Free under 1 year. Hosted by Ted Williams Camp Alumni. Proceeds go directly to The Jimmy Fund/DFCI
Bridgewater - BSU Alumni Chamber Choir's Beautiful December Holiday Concert Sat, Dec 7th, 7p @ Central Square Congregational Church. We are looking forward to singing for you! Tickets at the door ($10 general, $5 students, seniors and children under 10 free). Handicapped accessible venue. Come join us!

Bridgewater - SSTW Presents Christmas on Broadway A Holiday Music Revue Thurs, Dec 5 @ 7:30p, Fri, Dec 6 @ 7:30p & Sun, Dec 8 @ 2 & 7:30p @ SSTW Inspire Theatre, 15 Cedar St,Kick off the Holiday Season with this fabulous celebration of Broadway's holiday favorites! Directed and Choreographed by Richard Bento and Liza Nagel, with collaborative pianist, Grace Evelynn Spicuzza. Christmas on Broadway features performers both young and young at heart,a Musical revue fun for the whole family! Tickets:$20 General Admission; $18 Students and Seniors. Seating is limited. Ticket reservations by emailing tickets@southshoretheatreworks.com
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Join us for guest speakers
Sunday Dec 8, 10 am
at the YMCA - East Bridgewater
635 Plymouth St

Bridgewater Vineyard Church
Loving Jesus * Loving People * On Purpose
Serving the Bridgewaters & surrounding communities

Brockton - Holiday Calligraphy Workshop: Envelope Art, and DIY Tags, Wrap, and Gifts Sun, Dec 8th, 11a - 1p. Elevate your “snail mail” envelope addressing and DIY card creativity to the next level…just in time for the holidays! In this unique workshop, you will learn cool effects, stylish ink color & lettering combo ideas, helpful measuring tools & practical techniques for making your envelopes & cards look amazing!
You will be instructed on how to create unique styles using interactive demonstration, in an easy-to-follow, patient & inspirational manner.
All materials to make up to 6 cards per student will be provided. No previous experience is required. This class is open to both new & returning students. All materials are included in registration fee as well as a generous take-home kit with a bevy of the best materials & resources.

Brockton - Pet Photos with Santa Sat, Dec 7th, 10a - 3p @ the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA. Tis' the season! Come join us in celebrating our annual Pet Photos with Santa! Good girls and boys of all ages and species are welcome. Help our furry friends celebrate the holidays by donating items under the tree. Ugly holiday sweaters are encouraged for both humans and pets alike! $20 for a private session with a professional photographer and one digital copy. Images available by Dec. 21st. Pre-registration available when you click on the link "Find Tickets". Hope to see you there!
Brockton - Holiday Shop 2019 Open thru Jan 5th, @ the Fuller Craft Museum. A fuller home, a fuller style, a fuller life. Each year we expand the Museum shop across the entire Upper Tarlow gallery space and transform it into the holidaySHOP full of new merchandise offered especially for the holiday months.

East Bridgewater - Breakfast with Santa Sun, Dec 8, 9 - 10a or 10:30 - 11:30a at Sachem Rock. Dine on a homemade buffet that includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk, and coffee. Bring along your camera to take pictures with Santa. 2 sittings available.

East Bridgewater - Kiwanis Club
Sat, Dec 7th, 9a - 3p, East Bridgewater High School. A fun day for the whole family. Parade, food, performances, HUGE craft fair.

East Bridgewater - Veggie Tales Party
Fri, Dec 6th, 6:30 - 8:30p, Community Covenant Church, 400 Pleasant St. All children welcome! Feel Free to wear your PJ's for a showing of "The Best Christmas Ever" and cookie decorating.

East Bridgewater - BVC Special Speakers - Teen Challenge Sun, Dec 8th. 10a, The Old Colony YMCA Gymnasium, 635 Plymouth St.
If you or anyone you know struggles with addiction, please join us. All are welcome.

East Bridgewater - Svaroopa® Yoga Basics Every Friday evening at 6:30p. Svaroopa® Yoga = Accessible Yoga. We meet you where you are, customizing the pose to your needs. Melt away the pain, tension and years to become alive, supple and strong. You don’t have to know what you are doing because we know what we do! Please call, text or email Janice to register. (508) 331-3564
Sun, Dec 8, 2 - 3:30p. Join the Friends of Borderland for their annual dramatic “Christmas Carol” reading inside the ornate two-story library of the Ames Mansion. Gary Pohlek will captivate the audience in his one-man show of Charles Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol”. Changing his voice, and mannerisms, Gary will bring the story to life during this unforgettable event. Admission is $10 per person, members of the Friends of Borderland are $8 and children 12 and younger are free. Seating is limited, first-come, first-seated. Rain, snow or shine. For more info, please call Borderland at 508-238-6566.

Easton - The Original Easton Farmers Market Sat 10a - 2p. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 143 Lincoln St . Support Local! Open year-round.

Easton - Easton Festival of Trees Selected days thru Sun, Dec 15. Closed on Mon, Tues & Wed. See website for hours. Easton Festival of Trees is a popular annual fundraiser that invites thousands of residents from surrounding towns to revel in the holiday season through a magnificent display of beautifully decorated holiday trees. All trees are donated by local residents, merchants, and organizations, resulting in an impressive variety of 70 + themes and designs. Shown in the classic setting of the Easton Country Club, attendees are welcome to take a chance on winning one of the trees or simply bask in their glow while enjoying a delicious club snack or drink. The hugely popular Lottery and Giving Trees will once again be filled to capacity. Kids 12 and under are FREE!! www.eastonfestivaloftrees.org

Easton - Story Time and Craft Fri, Dec 6, 10 - 11a. We will be reading the fun and interactive story, There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, and creating our own snowman!
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Hanson - Hanson Holiday Fest Sat, Dec 7, 5 - 7p. The Thomas Mill Committee is proud to be part of the Hanson Holiday Fest.Please stop by and check us out.the Holiday Fest will have restaurant and business vendors that will be on the Town Hall Green, the Town Hall will be open serving cookies and fireworks will begin at 7p. And that the entire event will be free.The Hanson Bicentennial Shop will be setup at the mill tso get some Christmas shopping done and celebrate your towns bicentennial 200 years.

Middleborough - Wreath Making and Holiday Fun on the Farm Sat, Dec 7, Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St. Don't spend the holidays in a mall.. spend it on the farm! Join us for a day of fun with a number of fun things happening: Wreath Making Workshops: 10a - Noon or 1 - 3p Annual tradition to learn how to completely make your own wreath. We collect all the greens and you get to have all the fun creating your very own custom wreath. We will have staff here to help you. Members: $25 Nonmembers: $30 First Farm Fun, Holiday Open Barn, 10a - Noon: Join Miss Katie in the barn for stories, crafts and play. Get your picture taken with one of our animals. This is a FREE drop in program with activities geared towards ages 2-5 years. FREE hot cocoa also. Make and Take; Fire Cider Workshop: Join local organic farmer and herbalist, Viennia Booth to take a closer look at all the great culinary herbs used to make fire cider and their healing potentials. She will also cover how to use our sense of taste to begin to understand the healing qualities of herbs and the benefits of eating seasonally. Tea tasting and herb exploration and most important you will make your own fire cider to take home. Each person will make 2 pints. Participants will need to bring a cutting board and favorite knife. $25 per person. Farm Play Date, ages 5-10: The holiday season can be hectic! Does your child need some time to get out, run around and make some friends? Do you need some time to get some shopping done or attend our afternoon Wreath Making program? Our "play date" with Miss Katie will give our farm friends the chance to get a few hours of fun! This is a drop off program for ages 5-10 and pre-registration is required. Soule Homestead Members: $20, Non-Members: $25. Pre-register for events by emailing us at educator@soulehomestead.org
Middleborough - North Congregational Church Annual Christmas Fair Fri, Dec 6, 5 - 8p, & Sat, Dec 7, 9a - 2p @ Middleborough North Congregational Church, UCC, 38 Plymouth St. We invite you to join us for our quintessential New England holiday fair featuring artisans, crafters and vendors, bake table, Church Ladies Preserves, children's table, the Titicut Cafe serving a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner, and lots more! For more information call 774-766-0055.

Pembroke - Preserve Tour: Willow Brook Farm Sun, Dec 8, 10a - noon. Among the most diverse and interesting inland natural areas in Southeastern Massachusetts, Willow Brook Farm’s landscape leaves visitors wanting to come back again and again. Join Wildlands Trust’s AmeriCorps member Hayley Leonard to explore old fields and dense woods that make up this preserve. Parking:99 Barker Street (Route 14), Pembroke. Arrive by 9:45 am No registration necessary - limit 30 people first come, first serve. Prepare to hike 2-3 miles in the given weather. Sturdy boots and plenty of water are recommended. willow-brook-farm

Plymouth - Winter Lights 5K Fri, Dec 6, 6:30p. Join Santa and the Town of Plymouth for the annual tree lighting on Main Street When the tree lights go on, the race begins. Run through the downtown and along the waterfront for this early evening event to celebrate the start of the holiday season. The race will begin between 6:15 and 6:30p. This years race benefits Toys for Tots and Kiwanis Club of Plymouth.

Plymouth - Burial Hill Tour: Veterans on Burial Hill Sat, Dec 7, 1 - 2p. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, will share inspirational stories of Plymouth veterans over the generations. Join tour group at the very top of the Hill for this one-hour tour. Burial Hill series is a collaborative program with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. Join us every first Saturday of the month (excepting January) through 2020 for an engaging series of free history tours of Plymouth’s ancient burying ground, led by local historians and guides.
No reservations required. Involves strenuous walking on steep hillside. Severe weather may cancel tour; check our Facebook pages and websites for updates.Admission: FREE

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Raynham - 13th Annual RAVE Holiday Craft Fair Sat, Dec 7th, 8:30a – 2:30p LaLiberte Elementary School - 777 Pleasant St.

Raynham - An Afternoon Tea with Charles Dickens Sun, Dec 8, 2p at the First Congregational Church of Raynham, The Stone Church. The afternoon will feature a reading from “A Christmas Carol”.  Admission includes tea with refreshments.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Ticket sales are limited to 80 tickets. To reserve tickets please leave a message at 508-822-6177. 

Taunton - Taunton Civic Chorus 60th Anniversary Holiday Concert Sun, Dec 8, 6p @ the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 45 Broadway. By the Candlelight, will feature both Hanukkah and traditional Christmas Music. Special guest Dr. Fredric Scheff will be our featured narrator and soloist. We had such an exciting concert event in May and were fortunate to feature so many Massachusetts dignitaries. We hope this concert will be equally rewarding for our audience. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors over 62 and children under 12. We hope you will join us!

Taunton - Craft and Vendor Fair Sat, Dec 7th, 10a - 2p @ The Arbors at Taunton, 763 County St. All proceeds benefit local families in need during the holiday season.

Taunton - Lights On Festival 2019 Sat, Dec 7th, 3 - 8p. The City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green & Lights On Festival is an annual community celebration featuring live entertainment, kid's activities, fireworks, and a magical display of holiday lights.

West Bridgewater - WB Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast Sun, Dec 8th, 9:00 - 11:00a
Chili's Bar & Grill, 726 West Center St.
There will be games, crafts, face painting and raffles! Breakfast includes a choice of muffin, donuts, juice or milk. One FREE 4x6 photo with Santa per family! $5 per child with a $20 cap per family. Adults and children under 2 are free.
Whitman - Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars Sat & Sun, Dec 7 - 8 at locations below. Interested individuals will be able to order gift cards from over 300 nationwide merchants. DFS will receive a commission for selling the cards while the recipient will receive the full face value of the gift card. A Dollars for Scholars representative will be in the Community Room of the Whitman Public Library on Sat, Dec 7, 10a - noon and in Training Room of the Hanson Police Station on Sun, Dec 8, 10a - noon Orders may be placed at those times. All gift cards ordered are expected to be delivered by Dec 14. Payments should be in the form of a check or cash. Proceeds from the sale will benefit graduating high school seniors in the form of scholarships at the end of the school year. For more information on the gift card ordering program, please contact Mike Ganshirt at 781-252-9683 or visit.

Whitman - Candy Cane Craft Fair Sat, Dec 7, 10a - 3p, Whitman Knights of Columbus. Craft Fair - Over 40 Vendor Tables! Several themed raffle baskets! Bake table! Snacks & Lunch will be served in Mrs. Claus's Kitchen! Have the little ones bring their letters for Santa's mailbox! Admission $1.50

Whitman - Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair Sun, 10a - 2:30p @ Whitman Knights of Columbus. Come celebrate Christmas Time Shopping with Santa and 30+ of his favorite crafters and vendors!
O nly 17 days until Santa makes a visit to your house Before he visits you, he will be spending time at our fair and hearing what you want for Christmas and if you've been good or bad. The raffle table will be set-up with 1 item from every crafter and vendor with a table! ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE TABLE WILL BE DONATED TO THE FLOATING HOSPITAL CHILDREN IN BOSTON! As of right now our donation is at $882! Please help us get our goal of $1,200.

Whitman - Holiday Craft Fair Fri, Dec 5, 4 - 8p, 7 Marble St. Jingle, Mingle and Shop! Great gifts for family, friends, teachers, and those "hard to buy for" and maybe something special for yourself. See you there!