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January 24, 25 & 26
Brockton - WINTER BOOK AND MORE SALE   
Now through Sat, Feb 1, held by the Brockton Library Foundation (BLF).There are great bargains with books 25 cents and DVD’s and CD’S at 50 cents. All proceeds go to the Brockton Library Foundation (BLF) which helps finance programs, equipment and renovations for the public library system. The Shop is open six days a week.  For more information on this and other events visit us at www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org .  

Brockton - Brockton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert Sun, Jan 26th @ Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St. Our BrSO Chamber Players offer a potpourri of music in various styles for small ensembles.Capacity is 325. Order your tickets today! For group prices for 10+, please call 508.588.3841 or email  brocktonsymphony1@gmail.com

Brockton - Teen Movie - The Sun is Also a Star Sat, Jan 25th, 2:30 - 4:30p @ The Brockton Public Library Teen Zone. Kick back and relax with a movie at the library! The Sun is Also a Star, based on the novel by Nicola Yoon, tells the story of two teens who fall for each other over a single day in New York City. Rated PG-13. Open to all teens. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact Kelly: 508-894-1426 or kgates@cobma.us

Brockton - Sewing Basics: Tote Bag Sat, Jan 25th, 12 - 4p @ Fuller Craft Museum. In this class for beginners we’ll learn basic sewing techniques and make a handy tote bag. You’ll have a choice of fabric, accent fabrics, trims and threads. Tools available for use: cutting mats, measuring tape, and embroidery scissors. Instructor: Gwendolyn Gavin. Students bring: Sewing machine, fabric scissors, and measuring tape. (If you don’t have a sewing machine, please inquire to see if one can be reserved for you.) A pen and paper may come in handy as well. Student Age Group: Teen through adult.

Bridgewater - No Talent Craft Night at the Polish Club Fri, Jan 24th, 7 - 9p. FIRST ONE OF THE NEW YEAR! Come and see WHAT IS NEW! The ultimate CRAFTY event for people who are NOT crafty! Join us to create some fun signs - various sizes, shapes, and sayings! Personalized items can be pre-ordered, or choose from the hundreds of options we will have available on hand that night. These will look professionally done, and you'll have fun making them! Lettering is vinyl. Unlike those embarrassing canvases, these won't end up under the bed or in the closet - we guarantee you will display or gift them proudly! Full instruction and supplies provided. Free admission, just pay for your choice of sign (prices from $22 - $35) Pre-registration/deposit is needed for seating and supplies.

Bridgewater - Snow Much Fun With Girl Scouts Fri, Jan 24th, 6p @ Bridgewater Senior Center. Come join us at our Snow Much Fun family event for girls in kindergarten through third grade. While girls (and siblings) enjoy fun activities, learn new skills, and earn a patch, their caregivers will learn how to get involved with a local Girl Scout troop and find out about camp opportunities. Families who attend the event may enter to win a free week of summer camp!* RSVP to 844-306-4736
Bridgewater - Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit
Fri, Jan 24th, 7p (6p for cookies & cocoa) Bridgewater Middle School, 166 Mt Prospect St
The BMS Drama club presents a comedy production.Tickets: $12 & $5 for children 5 and under. Tickets will be available the night of the performance. This is their annual fundraising event.

Bridgewater - Preserve Tour: Great River Sun, Jan 26th, 10a - noon @ 1190 Auburn St. Preserve Situated along the banks of the Taunton River, Great River Preserve at Conihasset provides a scenic stroll through open fields and mixed pine/oak woodlands. Join AmeriCorps member Hayley Leonard for a 2.5 mile hike where you’ll learn about the history and interesting natural features of this unique property. This hike is free and open to all ages able to walk 2.5 miles. Dogs are welcome on-leash. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots - waterproof if possible. No registration is necessary, but the tour will be capped at the first 30 people to arrive if necessary.

East Bridgewater - EBMPA Mattress Fundraiser
Sat, Jan 25th, 10a – 5p @ East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School, 11 Plymouth St,. Come get a better night's sleep AND support East Bridgewater Music Parents Association 5th Annual Mattress Fundraiser! We will have great name brands including Simmons Beautyrest, Intellibed, Therapedic, Wellsville, and the popular Number Beds priced up to 50% off retail in the East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria. We also sell adjustable bases, luxury sheets & pillows, weighted blankets, frames, and mattress protectors... and now offering massage chairs too!  
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Easton - The Original Easton Farmers Market Sat 10a - 2p. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 143 Lincoln St . Support Local! Open year-round.

 Easton - Story Time and Craft Fri, Jan 24, 10 - 11a @ the Children's Museum in Easton. As we read Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft, we’ll learn about how some of our animal friends hibernate in the winter while others migrate. Let’s discover how a variety of animals cope with winter’s cold weather.  

Easton - Winter Green Walk at Borderland State Park Sat, Jan 25, 1 - 2p.Join a DCR interpreter for a fun and frosty trek exploring our winter trees, shrubs, and ground cover (if they are not covered with snow). We will take a hike through the forest, near wetlands, and a long a field to learn about Borderland State Park's winter greens. Meet at the visitor center. For adults and children 8+. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy winter footwear, and bring drinking water. Weather and ground condition will determine route. Rain, snow, icy trails or heavy winds will cancel. Call 508-238-6566 for more information or for weather cancellation.

Easton - Good Morning Metro South with U.S. Senator Ed Markey Friday, Jan 24, 11:45a – 1:30p @ The Martin Institute, Stonehill College, 320 Washington St.

Hanson - Craft & Yard Sale Sat, Jan 25th, 10a - 2p @ The First Baptist Church, 214 Main Street (Route 27). The First Baptist Church of Hanson is hosting its “Cabin Fever” Show. Offering exhibitors that craft as a hobby, side business or business, plus some yard sale items. Reps for “home party” such as Avon, Sentsey, Color Street, Tupperware will be here to take orders, book parties or unload overstock items. A total of 30 tables will offer unique items. We will also be selling seasonal soups, toasted cheese sandwiches plus at “the Eatery” at lunch time. Proceeds from the show will help fund Church expenses.

Hingham - Winter Farm Quest Sat, Jan 25th, 10a - 2p @ Weir River Farm. Looking for a fun new way to get outside around the farm this winter? Throw on your winter boots, your jackets, and hats and pick up a farm quest at the 140 Turkey Hill Lane parking lot. A map will guide you, and you'll encounter clues to find farm landmarks and farm facts along the way. At each clue, you can punch your quest card, find all the clues and you can pick up a prize at the market during market hours - Saturday's 11a - 3p and Wednesday 2 - 6p. Parking at 140 Turkey Hill Lane. Please dress appropriately. This program is a non-guided program, and you are welcome to try the quest any day sunrise to sunset, but please be advised that prizes are only available for pickup during market hours. You can always bring your punch card back during open hours.
Hingham - Soul Care Workshop: Fill Your Soul with Grace Sun, Jan 26th, 1 - 5p @ The Guesthouse. Join Jennifer Petricig, founder of Simple Graces, Karen Delano, founder of If It Were Simple, and Kristie Dean, founder of The Soul Project, and Allison Ferreira for an afternoon of Soul Care. We will guide you through intentional activities and meaningful conversations to fill your soul with grace, intention and creativity to kick start your new decade with joy and light. For more information, contact Jennifer Petricig, Simple Graces, simplegracesstudio@gmail.com .
Tickets are $100. We have a limit of ten spaces that can be reserved via Venmo Jennifer-Petricig with a $25 deposit or a paid ticket in full.

Middleborough - Time Stands Still by Theatre One Productions Performing Fri - Sun until Jan 26 @ The Alley Theatre 133 Centre St. Shows: Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25, 7:30 - 9:30p & Sun, Jan 26, 2p. Theatre One Productions, season opener, TIME STANDS STILL  highlights the lives of two couples who are struggling with moral, individual and matrimonial choices, which will affect their relationships and their lives. Tickets at the door Cash Only $18 & $20 MATURE AUDIENCES info 1-774-213-5193. Theatre One accepts food donations at all performances for Middleboro's COA Senior Pantry

Middleborough - Rug Braiding   Sat, Jan 25th, 10:30a – 12:30p @ Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St. Three workshops for people to learn how to hand braid rugs. Led by instructor Mary Guidoboni who has been leading classes on braiding for many years at Soule Homestead. New students must attend the first workshop. Students returning from past sessions may bring unfinished projects to work on. Everyone should bring scissors, needles, thread and wool. Wool available to purchase here. Members are $10 and Non-members are $15 per session. $5 for returning drop-in students. Pre-registration is required, please email info@soulehomestead.org or call 508.947.6744

Sat, Jan 25, 10 – 11a @ Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St. Our good friends from Plymouth County Extension 4H are coming back to Soule Homestead with this FREE fun and educational program. Our dogs often tell us when they are uncomfortable with what we are doing, but we don’t “speak dog”. Come learn about dog safety with the Plymouth County 4-H Dog Safety program, featuring pet therapy dog, Merida and Cathy Acampora, author of “A Dog for Me” and “Please Don’t Hug Me”. Although this program is free, we recommend letting us know that you are coming by emailing info@soulehomestead.org . This way we can let you know about any weather related cancellations, have enough seats and packets to take home. This program is open to all ages! Merida can't wait to meet you!
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Plymouth - Public Skate Meetup Sat, Jan 25th, 1:30 - 3:30p, Armstrong Arena. Public Skating is the perfect time to get on the ice with friends, family and co-workers! The rink’s trained, professional staff and Skater’s Code of Conduct ensure a safe and enjoyable experience! Rental skates are available on a first come, first serve basis.Rates: $6 General Admission; $6 Rental Skates (Available on a first come, first served basis) Skaters 62 and older can skate for free with an ID.

Plymouth - Bridal Expo Sun, Jan 26th, 12 - 3p, 1620 Winery. oin us for our fourth Bridal Expo! View our rustic, winery venue, meet local vendors, dance to the live DJ, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by 1620's Executive Chef, Brent Clark, & enjoy a cash bar. Admission is free, we just ask you please register here so we can keep track for food purposes.

Plymouth - Owl Prowl Adventure Fri, Jan 24th, 6:30p @ Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary. In this small group program we will go on an evening walk where we will stop, look, and listen for "whooooo" might be out there! Registration is required for this program.This program is limited to 12 participants, ages 14+.

Raynham - Meat Raffle to Benefit the Stone Church Sat, Jan 25th, 2p @ Slapshotz, 524 Broadway. There will be music, fun and, naturally, some great meat packages for raffle prizes!

Taunton - Ben's Fund 12th Annual Chili Bowl! Sun, Jan 26th, @ the Lafayette Club, 18 Lakeview Ave. The event will be from 12 - 4p with chili tastings running from 12 - 3p. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for kids 10 & under (under 2, free). Tickets at the door, if available. Lots of entertainment! 3 categories of chili competitors; Home Chefs, Restaurants & Community. Lots of sampling tables from area businesses. Chance to win a gift card from one of our restaurant chili competitors during their game. There will also be a huge, amazing and fun prize/raffle tables. The schedule of events will be packed the entire time. This event continues to be our most popular event & a great way to get out and have some fun on a winter day, while contributing to Ben's Fund. Contact bentjmills1219@gmail.com with any questions about competing, getting tickets, or entering your business into our competition!
Taunton - Kids Night Out: Game Night! Fri, Jan 24th, 6:30 to 9:00p @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South - Taunton. Join us for an exciting night of board games, card games, and snacks galore! Be sure to register early as space fills up fast. For more information about our January Kids Night Out contact, Samantha Fagundes,Taunton Clubhouse Executive Director at sfagundes@bgcmetrosouth.org .

West Bridgewater - Knights of Columbus Meat Raffle Sat, Jan 25th, 1 - 3p @ St. Ann's Parish Center.

West Bridgewater - INDOOR MOVIE NIGHT presenting UP! Fri, Jan 24th, 5:30 - 8:30p @ Grace Church, Hockomock Plaza, 237 West Center St.

West Bridgewater - Native American Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard Sun, Jan 26th, 1p @ OBHS Memorial Building, 162 Howard St. Speaker will be Dr. Curtiss Hoffman, an Emeritus Professor in Bridgewater State University’s Department of Anthropology.
Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada are tens of thousands of stone monuments. These stone constructions have been the subject of debate among archaeologists and antiquarians for the past seventy-five years. Regional descendant indigenous communities for the preservation of these monuments call them “stone prayers”. They help to protect the monuments from encroachment and desecration by development interests. This talk will provide strong evidence that many of these structures are indeed indigenous sacred sites as the Native people claim. This is a free event; $5 donation to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society is suggested, but not required. Light refreshments will be served. 

Whitman - South Shore Veterans Assistance Meat Raffle Sat, Jan 25th, 6 - 9p @ Whitman VFW Post 697.

Whitman - Chuckin' Dirt - Live Sat, Jan 25th, 1:30 - 3:30p @ Whitman Public Library Community Room. Open to the public. Chuck Seggelin will be speaking on interesting items he around town using his metal detector. Contact: Norma Gardner  781-534-5769.