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October 4, 5 & 6
Garden Recipe Contest

Enter Sept 26 - Oct 13, 2019

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Enter with your favorite garden recipe.* Artisan Food Educator, Food Designer and Chef Rosa Prezioso-Galeno. & staff will prepare and judge each recipe entered at Rosa’s Food shoppe in South Easton
Enter by sending recipe to events@buzzaround.info September 26 – October 13, 2019
Winners announced October 17, 2019.
Grand Prize: Bragging rights!  Rosa Galeno  will make a video of her preparing your dish and add her own commentary.
1st Place: 2 Hours Landscaping Service from  Rose & Stone Landscapes
2nd Place : $50 Gift Certificate to  Bridgewater Farm Supply , 1000 Plymouth St Bridgewater, MA
3rd Place: $30 Gift Certificate to  CN Smith Farm , 325 South St East Bridgewater, MA
C.N. Smith Farm
Pick your own Apples !
Weather Permitting; Call for conditions; Children welcome under adult supervision; No Pets; We supply containers; No unscheduled groups

Wed - Fri, 10a - 4p & Sat & Sun, 9a - 4p
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!

Fall Mums, Straw Bales, Corn Stalks,
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 - Pick Your Own Pumpkin Sun, Sept 29th, noon - 4p at Joy in Christ Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St (Rt 18). All proceeds to benefit the Community Food Packaging event to be held at the Abington High School, Nov 23. We will package 250, 000 meals for those who hunger in Plymouth County and beyond.

Abington - Cruise Nights to Benefit Toys for Tots Saturday's, through Sept 28, 5p at 740 Brockton Ave. Chance to hang out see some pretty cool cars and bikes. Listen to some music and grab a bite to eat while we raise money!

Bridgewater - Comedy Hypnosis Show Sat, Oct 5th, 8p at Bridgewater Vets Club. For tickets please email donnacakes44@gmail.com
$25 in advance $30 the night of.

Bridgewater - Blood Drive Sat., Sept 28th, 9a - 3p, Mitchell at the Middle School, 566 Mt. Prospect St. Click   here   to make an appointment and use sponsor code: MITMID. For more info contact Sue Dooley 508-279-2100 x1521,  SDooley@bridge-rayn.org

Sat, Sept 28th, Meet at 5:45p at Music Alley, 
6 - 9p+/-. $10. All proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight, a camera and water. Restrooms will be available (from 7:00ish on). Tour is 1½-2 mile walk. It is NOT handicap friendly.
Park in town lot behind CVS, library, First Parish Church, or Prophett-Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home on Route 18 where we will end the tour. For reservations (recommended and appreciated) call 508-697-2960 or email  Lhartrey@gmail.com .

Bridgewater - Health and Wellness Fair – Sat, Oct 5th 12 - 4p at Polish Club, 127 Spring St FREE to say THANK YOU to our Bridgewater Community!! Local Practitioners, Healthy Treats, Raffle Items and a visit from Deb and Gracie Pets and People.
Brockton - Tour of Brockton Audubon Preserve Sun, Oct 6, 10a - noon, 179 Pearl St. Bustling with biodiversity, Brockton Audubon Preserve is one of the last intact parcels of open space in the City of Brockton. Join Wildlands Trust AmeriCorps member Hayley Leonard for a mid-morning hike to explore this urban oasis. Learn about the history of the property and the interesting natural features that lie within this hidden gem. We will be meeting in the parking lot of Hancock Elementary School. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time . Spaces are limited - first come, first serve.

Brockton - Shoe City Festival & Community Event Oct 5, Sycamore Grove, 11 Crescent St. Come celebrate Brockton’s rich history as the Shoe Capital of the World! Enjoy Food Trucks, Cultural Dances and Exhibits, Children’s Activities and our Sneaker Design Contest! Free parking in Adams garage on Crescent St.

Brockton - DOWNTOWN BROCKTON SHOE FEST Sat, Oct 5, at 12 noon. All sorts of free fun.  Spread out from Brockton City Hall to the Brockton Main Library there will be music, kids’ crafts, displays, information tables, history tours and much more.  If you get hungry there will be food trucks along the way and open restaurants too.  This is a great way to kick of the new season and will go on till 6:00 p.m. call this number for any questions 508-580-7123.   
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Brockton - Introduction to Shibori and Indigo Workshop Sat, Oct 5th, 10a - 4:30p at the Fuller Craft Museum. Experience the surface design technique of shibori, and create unique patterns on fabric using the natural dye indigo. Shibori, or physical resist, has been a traditional pattern-making technique in Japan, India, Africa throughout history, and continues today. We will begin experimenting with Japanese approaches such as Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping).
We will use these techniques, along with our own experiments to create our “bundles” and then place the cloth bundles in magical indigo dye. Suitable for all levels, Teen through adult.

Brockton - Tony Demarco Book Signing Sat, Oct 5th, 1p at the Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St. We Will Also Be Presenting Tony A Citation From The City Of Brockton @ 2p.

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.

East Bridgewater - Healthy Nutrition for Families of School Age Children Sat, Oct 5th, 1 - 2p at Old Colony YMCA. Join us to learn more about healthy nutrition for your family. Speaker: Mitchell Pozner MD, Pediatrician at Signature Healthcare.
East Bridgewater - PCGI Gathers: the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Sat, Oct 5th, noon - 3p at the EB Library. PCGI continues our Speaker Series with a presentation by Susan O'Connor. Susan will elaborate for us the purpose of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council, which they explain on their literature as "Safeguarding researchers’ access to public records and providing educational programs for the genealogical community.". We all should know of the important work that this group does!

East Bridgewater - Historic Ghost Tour of East Bridgewater Village Fri - Sat, through Nov 9th, 7 - 9p. Join us on a researched 2 hour walking tour through the streets and alleys of East Bridgewater Village, which is located in the Bridgewater Triangle! Walk among costumed characters and props. Visit the Old Masonic Building, which was built in 1892, and the Funeral Parlor of David Ross Drake. Discover the connections this New England town has with the Titanic and Lizzie Borden. It's an evening full of fun, facts, folklore and surprises!

East Bridgewater - Svaroopa® Yoga Basics Sundays 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
Easton - Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition Running through Oct 5, 11a - 3p (closed Mondays) in the historic Ames Mansion Library at Borderland State Park. The Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition returns to Borderland for its 16th year. The Friends of Borderland and the park staff transformed the two-story library into an art gallery. Throughout her life, Blanche Ames created a beautiful breadth of artwork, much of which still adorns the halls of Borderland’s Ames Mansion. Join us in celebrating that artistic legacy and view the artwork by selected artists for this year’s exhibition. Sponsored by Friends of Borderland and the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation. Rain or shine.

Easton - Off the Beaten Path Hikes Every Friday through October, 1 - 3p at Borderland State Park.
Join a DCR interpreter and explore the trails at Borderland State Park on these 2 – 5 mile recreational hikes. We will take different routes on each of these moderate hikes. Leashed dogs are welcome. We recommend wearing hiking boots, sun block, bug repellent and bring water and a snack on all hikes. Please dress for the weather. Inclement weather will cancel hikes. Great for older children and adults. For more information or to check to see if the hike is happening, please call Paul at Borderland (508) 238-6566.

Easton - NRT's 46th Annual Harvest and Craft Fair Sun, Oct 6th, 10a - 4p. I ncludes: Alpacas from Kave Rock Alpacas, Many crafters and local artisans, Musical guests for NRT Celebrates Local Music, NRT Silent Auction, Toe Jam Puppet Band - 2 shows: 12:30 and 2:30. Tractor and Truck Exploration Station, Friends and Family Pub at the DeVore Pavilion! Enjoy a brew with Shovel Town Brewery along with plenty of seating, snacks and outdoor games! Find the pavilion next to the crafters! Fabulous food from local restaurants, and so much more! More fun for the whole family!
The NRT's Harvest and Craft Fair is the NRT's largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the fair are used to directly support the operation of Sheep Pasture's animal areas, trails, and conservation property, as well as other activities that support the mission of the NRT. Please note that no pets are allowed on the fair grounds, including pets in backpacks, carrying bags/ portable kennels, or on or off leash. For the safety of pets, we do not recommend leaving pets in vehicles while guests attend the fair. Working service animals are welcome.

Easton - Story Time and Craft Fri, Oct 4, 10 - 11a at the Children's Museum in Easton. The leaves are changing from green to yellow to red just like a chameleon changes colors. Join us as we read A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni and see how his new friendship changes him!

Halifax - Nessralla Farm 12th Annual Corn Maze Runs weekends through Oct 27 at 139 Hemlock Ln . 15 Acre Corn maze. ADMISSION: $12 per person; Under 3 or over 80 - FREE!

Halifax - Fire Department Open House Sun, Oct 6th, 11a - 3p. Come meet your firefighters! Tour the station, try on real firefighter gear and checkout all the apparatus! We will have a jumpy house, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, pizza, and soda along with fire safety demonstrations.

Halifax - Walk for Humanity Sun, Oct 6th, 1:30p from the Halifax Congregational Church (H.C.C.) to Walmart and back to H.C.C. It’s time for the Annual Walk for Humanity Sponsored by the Cranberry Council of Churches. All are welcome to walk! Sponsor sheets may be printed here .

Hanson - FBCH Craft Show & Bake Sale Sat, Oct 5th, 10a - 2p, 214 Main St. It’s time to start your Christmas Shopping! 25 Tables including: Craft Vendors offering creative paper items, stain glass, lamps, jewelry, knitted & crochet handwork plus much more! Plus Home Party Representatives: including Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon plus others. Many of the Vendors have donated items to our Reasonable Raffle plus the Church will raffle 3 hand quilted items. Homemade baked goods will be offered. A lunch of seasonal soups, grilled cheese sandwiches and a few surprises will be offered at our famous eatery! Proceeds from the show will help with the mortgage, expenses, missions and roof repairs.
Lakeville - 2019 Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Sat, Oct 5th, 10a - 4p. Rain or shine with FREE admission, come to a day of community at the 15th annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival. Neighbors meeting neighbors from next door and from all around southeastern Massachusetts. The festival will be sure to bring a day of culture, crafts, and a delicious variety of food, musical entertainment, artistic talents and community memories for everyone who attends.

Marshfield - Tour of Hoyt-Hall Preserve Sun, Oct 6th, 2 - 3:30p. Join Wildlands in celebrating the second annual Explore Marshfield weekend by exploring the trails of Hoyt-Hall Preserve. Beginning at the Historic Winslow House, enjoy 2.5 miles of beautiful, well maintained trails around Long Tom Pond and the surrounding wetland across from Duxbury Harbor. This program is free and open to all ages, Space is limited, first come first serve. Meet at the Historic Winslow House, 634 Careswell St.

Middleborough - 25TH ANNUAL CRUISIN' NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE'S SPOOKTACULAR CAR SHOW Sun, Oct 6, 8a - 3p. Hosted by East Middleboro 4-H at 183 Thompson St. This Spooktacular day-long event will spook up hundreds of witches, goblins and apparitions alike. Classics, customs, street rods, Vettes and more. Kids can come dressed up and go Trick or Treating. Events include a Monster Mash costume dance, decorated cake contest and best decorated pumpkin contest.

Middleborough - Lizzie of Fall River at The Alley Theatre, 133 Centre St. Shows Fri, Sat & Sun through Oct 6. Playwrights Steve Dooner and Marc Songini have crafted an intriguing play about Lizzie Borden. Only days after the murder of her parents, Lizzie Borden is interrogated by the Fall River authorities at a court inquest. She responds to each line of questioning from the prosecutor, Hosea Knowlton, the events leading up to the day of murders appear once again, and with each scene, the character o…f the deceased victims, Andrew and Abby Borden, and the personalities of each suspect are slowly revealed, until audience is led to a final and fateful conclusion. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information please call 508.946.1071.

Middleborough - 6th Annual CrantoberFest 2019 Sat, Oct 5th, noon - 5p at the KOA, 438 Plymouth St. Admission is $2 per car load.
Events include the great Cranberry Bakeoff at 1p.
Also, we will be crowning the new Miss Crantoberfest 2019 at 2p. The ever-popular kid’s costume parade will take place at 3p led by the famous Alpacas and multiple prizes will be awarded. The Cabin Decorating Contest is back. If you love cranberries and the Halloween season, try your hand at decorating a cabin at the KOA. Cranberry Games will be available all day for kids of all ages at no charge. There will be food, and merchandise vendors, a beer garden and Middleborough 350 merchandise all available for purchase.

Middleborough - Lucie Blue Tremblay Sun, Oct 5th, 4:30p at North Congregational Church, 38 Plymouth St. Lucie Blue is one of Canada's great voices and songwriters, bringing her bilingual heritage to life in songs that celebrate love, strength, truth, peace and honor. French and English lyrics, a gorgeous voice, and her trademark whistle have melted the hearts of listeners around the globe since she first began her career in the 80's. Tickets $20, can be reserved by calling 774-766-0055, and will be available at the door.  www.NorthCongregationalChurch.com .

Middleborough - Town Hall Market Sun, Oct 6th, 10a - 3p, 10 Nickerson Ave. Local wears from many vendors, food, arts, crafts, clothes, flea market, etc.

Middleborough - How can you reach your financial goals and dreams? Fri, Oct 4, 9 - 10a, Cranberry Chamber of Commerce, 9 Clayton Rd.  Let Primerica teach you the fundamental concepts that have helped millions of our clients build financial security. Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY financial workshop to learn about: The three different savings accounts you need, Ways to reduce debt, Retirement savings strategies, How life insurance really works, The high cost of waiting to save … and more! All participants will receive a complimentary How Money Works Book.
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Maynard Dog Training Solutions 
Mission Bow-Wow, a fundraising partnership between Operation: MADE and Maynard Dog Training Solutions, is our way of giving back to our veterans. We'll be joining forces with veteran & local owned business to raise money and gather donations to support the successful adoption of animals for veterans in need in our area. Oct 12th, at OPERATION MADE, 1060 Tollgate Rd, Warwick, RI. There will be food, vendors, & dog training demonstrations. Bring your friendly pup!
Give me a call: (774) 462-8277
Plymouth - Black Cat Preserve Hike Sun, Oct 6th, 1 - 3p, 164 Black Cat Rd. To help promote the many open space resources available to the citizens of Plymouth, the Plymouth Open Space Committee (OSC) is sponsoring a community Hike at the Town of Plymouth’s Black Cat Preserve. We will walk / hike in the woods, on marked trails, guided by one of the Natural Resource Wardens. You will also be accompanied by some of the OSC members. This family fun hike is open to the public! Time to complete the hike is about 1 ½ to 2 hours. Insect spray is always recommended in wooded areas for ticks, and for those who decide to linger, bring water and a snack. Pets are not allowed for this hike. There is a dedicated lot for parking as well as street parking.

Plymouth - Burial Hill Tour: Finding Early Plymouth, An Archaeological View Sat, Oct 5th, 1 - 2p. Dr. David Landon shares the latest research from a multi-year study of Plymouth Colony sites conducted by UMass Boston archaeologists. Learn about this summer's exciting discoveries of Plymouth's 17th-century beginnings. Join tour group at the very top of the Hill. Launched independently in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the Burial Hill series is now a collaborative program with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. No reservations required for individuals and families. Involves strenuous walking on steep hillside. Admission: FREE

Plympton - Fun Family Day Sat, Oct 5th, 11a - 4p at Next Step Farm, 65 County Rd. Generations   is sponsoring a fun family day! The event will include a "cow plop" (buy a square and if the cow plops in your square, you win), chances to win amazing donated items, feed the animals, cornhole, a craft fair, and more. Lunch will be available for purchase. To volunteer or need more info, contact Lydia at 781-293-7313.

Raynham - Raynham Lions Club Clamboil with Chowder Sun, Oct 6th King Philip Hall, 2234 King Philip St. Chowder at 1p; Clamboil at 2p.
Donation: $33. Call for Tickets 508-823-7911.

Raynham - St. Ann's Harvest Fair Sat, Oct 5th, 11:30a - 2:30p. We can't wait to enjoy another fun-filled day with our friends, families and community!

Taunton - It Belongs in a Museum! Archaeological Highlights of the OCHM Sat, Oct 5th, noon - 1p at Old Colony History Museum. Take a special, guided tour with our curator as he highlights the archaeological finds throughout our museum.
Taunton - 2019 Pretty in Pink Women's Bocce Tournament Sat, Oct 5th, 7:30a - 7:30p. Fun day of girl bocce power!! Games will start at 8a. Come join us for a women only bocce tournament to raise money for breast cancer research. Limited to 20 teams so sign-up early!!

West Bridgewater - Librewery Beer Festival at the Library Sat, Oct 5th, 5 - 8p. Join us for a fun outdoor beer festival featuring several local brews. Enjoy live music and a variety of tasty treats available from local food vendors. Advanced purchased tickets are $25, they will be $35 at the door. All proceeds to benefit the West Bridgewater Public Library through the Friends of the West Bridgewater Public Library. For more information or to purchase tickets, please stop by the   library .

West Bridgewater - Annual Car Show Fundraiser to benefit the Berwick Boy's Foundation Sun, Oct 6th, 10a – 3p,
335 West St. At last year’s show there was over 90 cars, trucks and more than 50 motorcycles. Along with Great cars, trucks, motorcycles and music. There will be food, 50/50 raffle and a great assortment of gift baskets to win! Can't forget the trophies! Over 25 to give out BRING YOUR AMERICAN CLASSIC, IMPORT, LIFTED TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE AND SEE IF YOU CAN HAUL A TROPHY HOME!

West Bridgewater - 3rd Annual Harvest Festival Sun, Oct 6th, 1 - 4p at Temple Baptist Church of West Bridgewater, 540 Manley St. Games, prizes, snacks for the entire family. For more information contact Pastor Bill Smith 508-583-5190.

West Bridgewater - Getting the Most of Your DNA Test Results with Richard Reid Sun, Oct. 6th, 2p at 162 Howard St. Richard will provide an overview of what all the DNA tests seek to accomplish. The audience will learn how to read and utilize the results from many popular DNA testing companies. Light refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to all. 

Whitman - Annual Pumpkin Patch Oct 5th - 31st
at First Congregational Church. Come by and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your holiday festivities.
These pumpkins will definitely make your home even more gourd-geous.

Whitman - Crafter's Gift Show to benefit Old Colony Hospice Sat Oct 5, 9 - 3p at K of C Hall, 1195 Bedford St. For info, contact gail@uniqueimagegifts.com
Upcoming Events:

Fall Rummage Sale - Sat Oct 12, 9a - 3p at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 103 Center Street, Bridgewater. Come early for a great selection or come later for a great bargain! Fill a bag for $2. Something for everyone!