Welcome to your Buzz Around Weekender, our regional "what's good" and more!
October 25, 26 & 27
1st Place: Joanne Keith’s Stuffed Peppers. “Everything but the meat and cheeses come from my garden!”
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
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

Prizes:
Artisan Food Educator, Food Designer, and Chef Rosa Prezioso-Galeno will prepare Joanne’s recipe and offer commentary on video (look for in the coming weeks! ) PLUS Joanne wins 2 Hours Landscaping Service from  Rose & Stone Landscapes

2nd Place: Kelly Stanley’s Edamame Zucchini Salad Kelly won a $50 Gift Certificate to  Bridgewater Farm Supply , 1000 Plymouth St Bridgewater, MA

3rd Place: Korin Zigler’s Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing over Rice
"This recipe is inspired by many yummy dinners we had when I was a little kid in the good ol’ hippie days. I first remember eating this dish at a potluck at a commune in the woods in Skamania, Washington. The dish resonates with what we know about nutrition today. My kids grew up on it and love it. The ingredients are flexible, based on what is growing in your garden at the moment."
Korin won a $30 Gift Certificate to  CN Smith Farm , 325 South St East Bridgewater, MA

Congrats to all the winners~ link for all the recipes!
CN Smith Farm Pumpkins
C.N. Smith Farm
Pick your own Pumpkins!
Weather Permitting; Call for conditions; Children welcome under adult supervision; No Pets; We supply containers; No unscheduled groups

Hayrides & Pumpkin Picking: Sat & Sun, 10a - 4p Hayrides $3.50/pp, Pumpkins by the Pound 

Visit our Farm Kitchen Sat & Sun!
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and more!
Donut Barn Open Sat & Sun 
Try our Cider Slush, Cider Donuts, 
Candy Apples & Ice Cream!

Winter Squash, Straw Bales,
Ornamental Kale, Peppers & Grasses

NOW Pressing our own APPLE CIDER!

 325 South St, E. Bridgewater •  (508) 378-2270
Open Every Day:  Sun & Mon, 9a - 5p, 
Tues - Sat 9a - 6p

Abington - Annual Abington Community Craft Fair Sat, Oct 26th, 10a - 3p @ Abington Senior Center, 441 Summer St. Join us for our 10th year! A very well attended fair with Quality Crafts, Products, Raffles, and Bake Table. Great selection of lunch items offered at reasonable prices to enjoy while shopping!

Bridgewater - Bridgewater State University: Urinetown (the musical) Fri, Oct 25th - Sat, Nov 2nd, Rondileau Campus Center, BSU, 19 Park Ave. "Music by Mark Hollman, Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis. Audiences can’t hold in their laughter for this uproarious and challenging satire of politics, ecology, and rebellion! In a world where water has become the scarcest element, everyone but the privileged few must pay to use the bathroom. The revolting rabble of Urinetown rises up against the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell and his corporation, the Urine Good Company.   bsutix.universitytickets.com

Bridgewater - Trinity’s Annual Church Fair Sat, Oct 26th, 9a - 3p, 91 Main St. Vendors, Raffles, Kids’ Area, Baked Goods, Holiday Crafts, Jewelry, Giftware, Themed Baskets, Home Goods, Pet Table....and more.Freshly made lunch served from 11 - 1p.

Bridgewater - Greater Bridgewater Women of Today: Touch a Truck Sun, Oct 27th, 11a - 2p @
300 Bedford St. $5 per person. Children can wear their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. Face painting will be at the event and music will be provided by DJ Jeff Fowler Productions. Hot dogs, and hamburgers, and other concessions available for purchase. Please park at HarborOne Bank (diagonally across the street from Sullivan Tire) at 295 Bedford St. and there will also be a free shuttle service running from Legion Field to the event. This is a weather permitting event. 

Bridgewater - Halloween Dance Sat, Oct 26th, 6 - 6p @ The Bridge Center, 470 Pine St. Dress up in your best costume and come join us for some spooky Halloween fun! Guests will enjoy Halloween-themed music, games, crafts, refreshments, and can take pictures with our fun props!

Brockton - Trunk or Treat at St. Joseph Manor Fri, Oct 25th, 4:30 - 7:30p. We have a fun packed evening planned for ghouls and goblins of all ages. Free Admission. Meet & Greet with New England Patriot’s Alum & 3X Super Bowl Champion, Joe Andruzzi, Touch-a-Truck, DJ Dave Valerio, Trick-or-treat, Halloween Games & Prizes, Desserts & Punch. *Participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project* St. Joseph Manor’s Trunk-or-Treat will allow our local community to trick-or-treat in a safe, festive, and fun environment. Questions? 508.583.5834

Brockton - CELEBRATE THE ARTS AT THE ARNOLD SWARTZ GIFT SALE    Fri, Oct 25th, 9:30a - 3:30p & Sat, Oct 26th, 9:30a - 1:30p at the Arnold Swartz Gift Shop, 304 Main St(inside the Brockton Main Library). All books will be twenty-five cents.  Join us and stock up for the winter reading months.  Any questions call Anne at 774-297-4939
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Brockton - Alanon Support Group Sundays @ 10a at the EMS room at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Open discussion for people whose lives are or may be affected by alcoholism All are welcome.

Brockton - Fall in Love with Reading Festival Sat, Oct 26th, 1 - 3p @ Brockton Neighborhood Health. Come to our "Reach Out and Read Fall Festival" for games, crafts, a haunted house and, of course, plenty of books. The event will be held in the fifth floor conference room of our 63 Main St. building. For more information, please contact France Belizaire Augustave at belizairef@bnhc.org or 508-894-3567.

Brockton - Kids Night Out - Halloween Party Fri, Oct 25th, 6:30 - 9p @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South. Cost: $12. Calling all witches, vampires, and superheroes, we've got a spooky party for you! Join us for ghoulish fun at the Taunton Clubhouse. Wear a costume and prepare if you dare for a Halloween scare. For more information about our Halloween Party contact, Samantha Loutzenhiser, Executive Director at sloutzenhiser@bgcmetrosouth.org .

East Bridgewater - Svaroopa® Yoga Basics Sundays through October, 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 are doing for you. Please call, text or email Janice to register. (508) 331-3564

East Bridgewater - Haunted Halls Fri, Oct 25th, 7 - 9p @ Gordon W Mitchell, 435 Central St., hosted by East Bridgewater Drama, Tickets at the door: $7 for Haunted halls & Creepy Cafe $5 for Creepy Cafe ONLY.

Easton - Off the Beaten Path Hike at Borderland State Park Fri, Oct 25th, 1 - 3p. Let’s hike some of the lesser known trails during the season at Borderland State Park. Each week we will change up the hike, exploring different trails and areas of the park on these easy to moderate 2-5 mile hikes. Dress for the weather, bring drinking water, a snack, bug spray (spring through fall months), sturdy footwear (winter boots in winter months). Hike is easy to moderate in difficulty. For adults and older children. Meet at the Visitor Center. Severe and inclement weather will cancel hike, please call ahead to confirm hike is still happening at (508) 238-6566.

Easton - The Original Easton Farmers Market Sat 10a - 2p. Summer Location at 591 Depot Street (the turn-around) from May to Oct. Support Local! Open year-round market.

Easton - Play for All Night Fri, Oct 25th, 4 - 6p @ the Children's Museum in Easton. Join us for an evening of private playtime with sensory-friendly activities for families to connect with their children who are affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ages 10 and under. Free admission but pre-registration is required.
Easton - Sheep Pasture Spooktacular! Sat, Oct 26th, 3:30 - 6:30p. A great family-friendly event that will have special fall activities for visitors of all ages! Everyone loves to get outside and do special fall family activities in October, and we are glad that people have come to love our late October programs at Sheep Pasture! $20/ family (up to 5 individuals) Additional people at $5/person
Price includes: All activities, hayrides, crafts, and events. Food items and pumpkins may be sold for an additional fee; cash only on the day of the event. Family Hayrides throughout the Event! Fire Pit Station! Skull Station! Nature Hikes at Sheep Pasture! Face Painting Station! Pumpkin Decoration Station! Arts and Crafts Station! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the Spooktacular event. No children who are unattended will be allowed admission.
No pets. Working service animals are welcome. Parking: Limited free parking is available at the Sheep Pasture property. Please enter at 261 Main St. We recommend bringing flashlights to the event if attending in the evening. Entrance gates will close 15 minutes prior to end of event, or when reached capacity. All admission & proceeds support the maintenance and operation of the NRT and Sheep Pasture throughout the year.

Halifax - Nessralla Farm Fall Festival Sat & Sun, Oct 26 - 27, 10a - 6p. 139 Hemlock Ln. ADMISSION: $6 per person; Under 3 or over 80 - FREE; Veterans & over 65 - $5. ADMISSION INCLUDES: Entry to the Farm, Hayrides, Zip line, Bouncy House, Pumpkin decorating, Tunnel, Toddler Maze, Kiddie Train, Hay Bale Pyramid, Lawn Games: Cornhole, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, Giant Jenga. ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS INCLUDE: Pumpkins, Farm Stand, Pony Rides, Face Painting.

Halifax - HES Monster Mash Fri, Oct 25th, 5 - 8p @ Halifax Elementary School. PTO sponsored HES Annual Halloween Monster Bash. We have made some changes this year. The cafeteria doors open at 5:00 pm for pizza, treats and drinks. The gymnasium doors open at 6:00 pm for dancing.

Hanson - Plant Chat Sat, Oct 26th, 11a - 3p @ Naturespeaks2you, 500 Liberty St. Looking for like-minded leafy people? Curious how plants help & heal? Want to swap/rehome/adopt a potted plant? Join us! Bringing People and Plants together in a casual setting. Sip a brewed cup of tea or coffee, light snacks available. Rehome or Swap your healthy potted plant, or adopt one to start your collection. For the novice to the obsessed, enjoy a Chat about your plant interests and curiosities. Learn from and Shop plant enthusiasts from the community.

Middleborough - Introduction to Rug Braiding Sat, Oct 26, 10:30a – 12:30p @ Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St. Three workshops designed for people to learn how to hand braid rugs. New students must attend the first workshop session for learning. Students returning from past sessions can bring unfinished projects to work on. Everyone should bring scissors, needles, thread and wool. Wool available to purchase here for $4 per lb. 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.
Middleborough - Relatively Speaking Fri, Oct 25th, 7:30 - 10:30p at The Alley Theatre, 133 Center Street. Hosted by Nemasket River Productions. Featuring Joe O'Connor who is happy to be returning to NRP's Stage, having previously played Petrucio in "Taming of the Shrew" two summers ago. He most recently appeared in "Romeo & Julie" as Lord Capulet for the Tilden Arts Center. Before that he performed in Bay Player's "Inherit the Wind," and appears regularly At Hollywood & Vine in Plymouth.
This comedy, set in England in the 1960’s, has all the clever writing of a British farce. While remaining believable, Ayckbourn has removed the less plausible elements of a typical farce such as men in female disguises, or slamming doors, but left one main ingredient – mistaken identities and motives while reflecting on the ups and downs of married life. Ayckbourne's first success on the London Stage begins in a bed-sitting room of a West End Flat. A story of love, infidelity, misunderstandings and mistaken identity.
Starting Friday, October 25th at 7:30p and running for three weekends. 

Sat, Oct 26, 2 - 4p. Hosted by Middleborough Historical Museum, 18 Jackson St. Back for another year, families can come to the historical museum for trick-or-treating! Visit homes and buildings that have kept their rural look! Our tour guides and museum docents will greet you at each building to see the best costumes and give out candy and school supplies!

Middleborough - The Graveyard Smash
Sat, Oct 26, 7 - 11p. Hosted by FoMC and Middleborough Tourism Committee. What is a Monster Mash? As the lyrics state, "It was a GRAVEYARD SMASH"! Proceeds from this event will be used, in part, to repair the smashed gravestones in Middleborough! We're turning the Grand Ball Room of the Town Hall into a GRAVEYARD! We're bringing a cemetery (actually every cemetery in Middleborough) to you! There will be ghosts. There will be dancing among (fake) gravestones. We want people to come celebrate Halloween by dressing up, so there will be a Costume Parade as well as $100 cash prizes for Best Costume, Scariest Costume, & Best Couple Costume. We are going to frolic and have fun here so that the FoMC can begin the serious (and costly) work of gravestone repair in Middleborough's 33 cemeteries. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Middleborough - HAUNTED MASONIC LODGE
Sat, Oct 26, 6 - 9p. Come One, Come All, to the Haunted Lodge @ May Flower Lodge, 46 South Main St. Its a pot luck dinner so bring a dish or dessert for everyone to share. Dress up in a costume (kid friendly) and come and have some fun with Brothers, Family and Friends. We will have candy for the kids as well. Open to everyone. No admission charge.

Pembroke - Kids Harvest Festival Sun, Oct 27th, 10a - 1p @ Gather, 35 School St. Grab the kids, put on your matching flannels and come join us for some Fall Cookie Decorating and Caramel Apple Making! Discounts are given based on the number of children in your booking! Space is limited!
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Plymouth - Pumpkin Paint & Hike with Claychick Sun, Oct 27th, 2 - 4:30p. Claychick is back at Wildlands Trust! Join in the fun of painting your own pumpkin votive (pictured) for the Halloween season, then enjoy an all-ages guided hike while the paint dries. We will be using acrylic paint so you can take your creations home the same day! The hike will be a 2-mile educational hike to the Beech Tree Clearing at Emery Preserve and back to Wildlands. The cost of this workshop includes one pumpkin votive to paint; additional items to paint will be available to purchase on site. Family members who do not wish to paint may choose the free option when registering. Please arrive by 2p to begin the workshop.

Plymouth - Day of the Dead Downtown Plymouth Fri, Oct 25th - Sun, Nov 3rd. Let's celebrate Dia De Los Muertos - Plymouth style! This beautiful holiday is a celebration of life - it brings family and community together along with the arts, good food, and good times! Day of the Dead Downtown Plymouth will start Friday, Oct. 25 and continue through the following weekend with different activities, art walks, and much, much more! Stop in throughout the week to enjoy all that downtown has to offer!

Plymouth - Haunted Woods Saturdays, Oct 26, 7 - 9p. Walk through Camp Clark's Annual Haunted Woods - if you dare! Take it from us, you may want a flashlight! Suggested Ages: 9+ Years
$5 per member, $10 per non-member. Please contact Camp Clark at: 508-888-2290 ext. 215

Plymouth - Plymouth Hometown's Handmade Fall Fair Sat, Oct 26th, 10a - 2:30p @ Plymouth North High School. Plymouth North Student Council Presents Hometown's Handmade Fall Fair, There will be music, food & more. All proceeds support the PN student council.

Sat, Oct 26th, 8 - 10a @ Raynham Athletic Club, 1250 New State Hwy. Members and nonmembers of the Raynham Athletic Club are encouraged to sign up for either Team Stacey at 8:00 am or Team Lisa at 9:00 am. Donations will benefit The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. There is a suggested donation of $25 to participate and the fee will be collected the DAY OF THE EVENT. You will want to reserve your spot IN ADVANCE by stopping in or calling (508) 823-5440.

Raynham - Raynham Lions Club Craft Fair
Sat, Oct 26th, 9a - 3p @ King Phillip St.
Refreshments, Raffles & Crafts!
Raynham - Raynham Historical Society Hannant House Sun, Oct 27th, 2p @ 6 Pleasant St. Admission $5. Kira Moynihan will speak about “Decorating the Decades: A Look at Victorian Embellishments” Kira has a Bachelor’s Degree from Framingham State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in historic textiles and historic dress. Space is limited so please RSVP the Society at  raynhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com   or call 508-823-4616. 

Taunton - Gravestone Carvers of the Taunton River Basin Sat, Oct 26th, 2 - 3p at the Old Colony History Museum. Lecture presented by Vince Luti. In his book "In Death Remember’d," Vincent Luti focuses on an aspect of our history that has been largely overlooked; the 18th century Taunton River Basin School of Gravestone Carvers. This rich heritage of early American folk artifacts is a precious resource for scholars of all stripes, and something to be enjoyed by an appreciative public as well. The native work of this overlooked area now has its deserved place in the story of American folk art culture as evidenced in its early gravestones and their carvers. Mr. Luti is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world regarding the history of tombstone carvers in New England. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 1:30p.

Taunton - St. Anthony's Craft Fair Sat, Oct 26th, 9a - 3p @ 126 School St. Great event right near center of Taunton. This is the 14th Annual Craft Fair with over 40+ vendors and food will be available.

Taunton - Rocky Horror Picture Show Sat, Oct 26th, 6:45p at Star Drive-in. Join us for our Last Movies Under The Stars -2019! We are ending it Right! A Cult Classic! Dress Up, Get Ready to do The Time Warp Again! An a interactive, Classic not to be missed. Costumes, Participation and Dancing are Encouraged!

Whitman - All Saints Church 9th Annual Craft Show and Sale Sat, Oct 26th, 9a - 3p @ Church Hall, 44 Park Ave, Featuring Unique Arts and Crafts including: gemstone jewelry, jewelry boxes, infant and toddler sweaters, nature themed decor, decorative lighted glass blocks, glassware, mugs, baby blankets, scarves, hats, towels, hand-painted holiday and home decor, wooden crafts, quilting, knitting and crocheting, repurposed mason jars, wood slice wreaths, wood slice Christmas ornaments, magnets and keychains, winter buddies, wooden lawn decor, wood-burned pictures, Wampum and stone jewelry. 
PLUS home baked goodies.  
Upcoming Events:

2019 Holly Berry Fair - Sat., Nov. 2, 9a -2p @ Stone Meadow (off Plain St) Bridgewater. Unique Arts & Crafts, Stone Meadow Café, Victorian Tea Room, Raffes, Baked Goods and Grandma’s Attic. Free admission / Free Parking.

Craft in Bloom - Fri & Sat, Nov 1 - 2. The Brockton Garden Club and the Fuller Craft Museum are hosting Craft in Bloom. Members of the Brockton Garden Club (and friends from neighboring clubs) design floral arrangements based on Fuller Craft Museum's current exhibition, "Striking Gold at Fifty".
Claire Lineberry, president of the Brockton Garden Club, can be reached at  brocktongarden@gmail.com .

New York City Bus Trip Sat, Nov 9th, 7a - 10p Leaving from St Thomas Aquinas, 103 Center St Bridgewater See a Broadway play, 9-11 Memorial & Museum, One World Trade Center Freedom Tower. You must make your own reservations for these. Shop or do sightseeing. We will have raffles on the trip. Please remember a $2.00 tip per person for the bus driver.
Cost for the bus: $62. CFL will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Bridgewater. For more information Joan Gambill at joangam@comcast.net or 508-697-3425. Reservations must be received by Thursday, November 7, 2019.
When submitting a check (made payable to Catholic Financial Life Chapter N278) include your name, phone number and the total amount enclosed. Include $62 each person and mail to:
New York City Bus Trip, Joan Gambill, 20 Woodland Dr. Bridgewater, MA 02324