Welcome to your Buzz Around Weekender, our regional "what's good" and more!
November 29, 30 & December 1
A Night w/ James Edgar
Fri, November 29, 6pm
War Memorial (Recommended Ages: Toddler - 8 Yrs)

Joys of Toys
November 30th
Free Pictures with Santa
Brockton City Hall 9am - Noon 
33rd Annual Holiday Parade
1 pm
Toy Drive : Bring Toy Donations to the Parade Drop off at the Grand Marshall Float
Sun Dec, 1st, 9a - 12p @ Bridgewater Credit Union, 75 Main St. Good grief- it’s a Charlie Brown Christmas party! BCU's annual Christmas brunch is held before Bridgewater’s annual Christmas on the Common! Anyone can stop by our Bridgewater branch to eat a delicious catered breakfast from Percy’s Place, enjoy tables of Christmas crafts, face painting, letters to Santa and the chance to meet and take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! You don't have to be a member to celebrate the holidays together! We hope to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones.

Bridgewater - Create to Donate Fri, Nov 29th, 2 - 4p, Sandi's Sewing & Design. We will be gathering to make Tote Bags to donate to Adults in our local shelter. The cost of this class is: Warm Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf and a $5 Gift Card to Dunks, Walgreens or CVS. These items will fill the tote bag. The supplies to make the tote bags will be supplied by Sandi's. If you are a high school student, this will count as 2 hours of community service. Ages 10+ Registration Required

Bridgewater - Old-Fashioned Christmas Caroling Sun Dec 1st Noon - 2p, Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square. Join in to sing your favorite carols. Bring your voice, instruments, dress in costume for the season if you wish. Stay as long as you like for this Pop-up Choir. We have free hot chocolate with marshmallows to add. The Bridgewater Business Association is holding the community’s Christmas on the Common vendor celebration in our Fellowship Hall, lower level of the church. We will sing outside, weather permitting or inside front door. Lend your voice and enjoy!

Bridgewater - Breakfast with Santa
Sun, Dec 1st, 8a - 11a, Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way (off Rt. 18/28).
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon or Sausage, Baked Beans, Juice, Coffee or Tea
Also available: Mini Bake Sale & Holiday Crafts Table, Photos with Santa 9:00a - 10:30a
Ticket Donations: Ages 11 and up $7. Seniors 60+ $5. Ages 3-10 $2.50. For tickets and information:
Call (508) - 697 - 6663. BALions@comcast.net
All proceeds benefit Bridgewater Academy Lions Club charities, scholarships, and community program.
Bridgewater - Christmas on the Common Sun, Dec 1, 10a. Christmas on the Common at Bridgewater Central Square. This event will have the Bridgewater Christmas Parade, Talented vendors to do some Holiday shopping, Amazing food and drinks, Ponie rides, Holiday cheer and just a great day for the whole family. This event is sponsored by the Bridgewater Businesses Association. Free admission.

Sun, Dec 1, 1 - 5p at Fuller Craft Museum. Experiment with the technique of paper folding called origami. Learn some tricks and techniques including heart transplant, golden venture and wet-folding while you fold your own unique origami. Come and have fun! Level: Beginner, Teen through adult

Brockton - Family Pool Party Sat, Nov 30th, 1:30 - 3:30, Old Colony YMCA. Aloha! Shake off the cold weather with our Hawaiian theme pool party. Tropical refreshments, Hawaiian music and enjoy a swim in our island theme pool. REMINDER: All children under 7 or in flotation must have parent in the water with them.

Brockton - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies - Disney's Aladdin Sat, Nov 30th, 2p @ Brockton Public Library, Lingos Auditorium. Rated PG - 128 Minutes. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. Please sign up in the Children's Room. CONTACT: Children's Room 508-894-1430.

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 - 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
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Easton - Go Green on Black Friday Hike at Borderland State Park Fri, Nov 29, 1 - 3p. Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Would you rather connect with nature than compete with the Black Friday shopping crowds? Then come hike the trails of Borderland State Park on this 4-5-mile, moderately paced recreational hike! We’ll hike a series of trails in the northern section of the park.

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 Sat, Nov 30th 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, Nov 29th, 10 - 11a @ the Children's Museum in Easton. Autumn is here and the winds are bringing the beautiful to the ground. See where Mr. Leaf Man will go as we read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Will he ever slow down? Make your own Mr. Leaf Man and see where he takes you!

Kingston - Holiday Fair - Kingston Farmers Market Sun, 10a - 2p @ the Kingston Collection. A seasonal celebration of local farms, food makers, and artisans. Prepare for your Holiday Feast, shop for gifts, and stay for live entertainment & kids activities. The Holiday Fair is located indoors near Bar Rustic.

Sat, Nov 30th, 9a - 2p @ The Halifax Congregational Church, 503 Plymouth St. (Rt. 106). We will be hosting several outside crafters.  White Elephant Room and raffles. Homemade baked items including cakes, breads, pies and tarts (to name a few) and our popular cookie walk which offers a large assortment of fresh baked cookies to choose from. Serving our Christmas luncheon starting at 11a which will include various sandwiches and soups, along with other selections. Please be sure to bring your hearty appetite.
Hanover - Gratitude Meditation + Soundbath Fri, Nov 29th, 8a @ Plants & Ponytails. Gratitude meditation is a type of meditation that focuses on expressing gratitude for the things in your life. In this special Meditation + Soundbath, we will explore not just being thankful for the good things in your life, but being thankful for everything in your life. There are things in your life which might initially seem bad, but upon further reflection actually, give you an opportunity to learn and grow. Part of gratitude is recognizing these blessings in all things. This meditation is not to be missed and helps ground us on the eve of a busy Holiday Season.

Marshfield - Hike & Hops Sun, Dec 1, 1 - 3p, 1250 Union St. At Hike and Hops, explore beautiful trails and local breweries throughout Southeastern MA with Wildlands Trust! This month, join us on the trails of Phillips Farm Preserve in Marshfield for a 3-mile hike led by volunteer Rob MacDonald. Afterwards, you are welcome to join us at the nearby Untold Brewing in Scituate (about a 6-minute drive) to enjoy their local craft beer. Wildlands will provide snacks. All ages that can walk 3+ miles are welcome. Kids are welcome in the taproom. Leashed dogs are welcome both on the hike and in the taproom in a designated doggie area. Space is limited - TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE.

Middleborough - 60th Annual Middleborough Christmas Parade Sat, Nov 30, 1p - 3p.
The Christmas Parade Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s Middleborough Christmas Parade will be “Middleboro Christmas Past.” The parade will begin at Burkland School, continue up Mayflower Avenue to Courtland Street, around Station Street, down Centre Street, continue to South Main Street, and return to the Burkland School.
The Christmas Parade Committee is thrilled to be coordinating another exciting parade that will no doubt gather the community together to ring in the most festive time of the year. We hope to continue a tradition that has brought happiness to young and old alike, spanning several generations. Most of all, we encourage participants to be creative and have fun as we carry out one of Middleborough’s oldest holiday traditions.
If you have questions, feel free to call Greg & Jen Thomas, Christmas Parade Organizers, at (508) 243-2920, Email:  gregthomas33@hotmail.com

Middleborough - 6TH ANNUAL TOWN HALL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Sun, Dec 1, 3:30 - 5p @ 10 Nickerson Ave. (Tree Lights at 4:45pm)
Music and good cheer promised for all. Rain or Shine as the event will be in the 2nd floor Auditorium. Special Guest "Santa Claus." FREE EVENT.
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Plymouth - 5th Annual Post-Feast Waddle (and Food Drive) Fri, Nov 29th, 10a - 1p. Start at the Wildlands Trust headquarters at Davis-Douglas Farm and walk to the Beech Tree Clearing at Emery Preserve. From there, choose the direct route back for 2 miles round trip, or take the longer red trail for a 3-mile hike. Before and after the hike you’ll be welcomed into the Community Conservation Barn for festive refreshments. This event is free for all ages! Furry friends are welcome, but we ask that they be kept on-leash. Wear your blaze orange if you have it! There is no hunting on Davis-Douglas Conservation Area, but we always err on the side of caution during hunting season. Non-perishable food item for those in need will be donated to Damien’s Pantry.

Plymouth - Mermaid Tears Artwork Sat, Nov 30th, 1 - 4p @ American Legion Post 40. We are making one of a kind custom Plymouth 400th birthday pieces or you can choice to create your own beautiful seaglass piece. This gorgeous venue offers a beautiful view of Little West Pond from the function hall and a cash bar. Tickets go quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early to reserve your spot. $45 per person all supplies included plus a box for your art!

Plymouth - Post-Holiday Hike Sat, Nov 30th, 10a - noon. Lace up your boots and bring the whole family to reconnect with nature and walk off some of your Thanksgiving feast at Tidmarsh! Fee: Only $5 for members, $7 non-members
Raynham - SJ's Creative Crafts Memorial Craft Show Sat, Nov 30th, 10a - 3p @ Stone Church,
785 South Main St. Join us for a Parkinson's Foundation Fundraiser Craft Show in memory of Sarah-Jane Meyer. Local Crafters, Food, Raffles, Music.

Raynham - Secret Squirrel CX Sat, 8a - 4p, Borden Colony Recreational Area. We're back for a fourth year of shredding the most diverse course on the NECX scene (or at least that's what you've told us). We've got access again to the Sandy Hills area that was blocked last year and a solid plan for our best course yet! $1 per racer to New England Bicycle Racing Association

Taunton - Downtown Taunton Small Business Saturday Sat, Nov 30th, 10a - 5p. Head Downtown to support the small businesses in the Downtown Neighborhood! Pick up your Downtown Passport, get it stamped at participating businesses as you shop and get some fun rewards such as hot chocolate & raffle tickets! You can also enjoy a vendor fair at the Trescott Street Gallery and strolling Victorian Carolers from 11a - 2p.

West Bridgewater - Holiday Craft Fair Sun, Dec 1, noon - 4p, St Anns Church, 103 N. Main St.

2:30 - 4p @ Whitman Town Hall, 54 South Ave.
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Sunday Dec 8 10 am
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Vendor All - Call - Reserve your space for the insanely popular East Bridgewater Christmas Parade & Arts & Crafts Holiday Bazaar.  Crafts indoors at the EBHS Gym. Plymouth St East Bridgewater, Sat Dec 7 9am Contact Albert aanderson753@gmail.com

Holly Day Fair - First Parish UU Church. 50 School Street. Bridgewater. Fri, Dec 6, 6 - 8p. Sat, Dec 7, 9a - 2p. Local artisans and crafters. Cookie decorating on Friday. Soup lunch buffet on Saturday. Cookie Walk. Greens sale. Appearances by Santa and Scrooge. Music and more.

Taunton Civic Chorus - On Sun, Dec 8, the Taunton Civic Chorus will wrap up its 60th Anniversary with a holiday concert entitled By the Candlelight. The program 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. The program will be held at 6:00PM at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 45 Broadway in Taunton. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors over 62 and children under 12. We hope you will join us!

Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars - 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 to answer any questions. 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. Currently, DFS places gift card orders every other month for its board members. Members use the gift cards as gifts for family or friends or toward everyday purchases such as groceries, gas, prescriptions, and restaurants. 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 www.WhitmanAndHanson.DollarsforScholars.org .