Upcoming Events:

CO-OP Holiday Festival of Trees

Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for a Holiday Festival of Trees in conjunction with the City of Taunton’s Lighting of the Green.

We are asking businesses, community groups, friends, co-workers, families or anyone else who might be interested, to decorate a holiday tree (provided by CO-OP) with a minimum value of $100. We display the trees for public viewing and raffle. At the end of the day, each tree is raffled off and will be awarded to one lucky raffle winner.

The fun is in the trees and what may be pinned to the branches or placed under the tree. The minimum value of each tree must be $100. See our flyer with additional information including examples of how the trees might be decorated. If you, your family, your co-workers or anyone you know would be interested in decorating a tree, please complete the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and return to CO-OP, 455 Somerset Ave., POB 506, N. Dighton, MA  02764-0506.

We hope you will all join us at this fun event which will be held at CO-OP, 60 Main Street, Taunton. The time will be determined once the City of Taunton publishes their Lighting of the Green schedule of events.

If you have any questions, contact Jeanne Connolly at jconnolly@nullco-op.cc and we hope you will join us for our first CO-OP Holiday Festival of Trees. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the holiday season.

See our flyer.

CO-OP Milestones Offers Arts Instruction

Milestones is offering a series of silk painting classes with local artist and instructor Emma Davidson. Beginning in April, 2018, the classes will run four consecutive Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at 82 Ingell Street in Taunton. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Berkley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Following April’s silk painting, Milestones will offer flower arranging classes, also at 82 Ingell Street, Taunton, on the first Thursday of each month, beginning in May, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Flowers are generously donated to Milestones by Hannaford Supermarket in Taunton.

Milestones offers opportunities for social, educational, and personal enrichment activities to both local residents and others across the Massachusetts South Coast. With support from businesses and individuals from the local community, Milestones is excited to offer arts instruction.

These programs are open to individuals on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Moving Forward Plan (MFP).

For information about CO-OP Milestones, visit www.co-op.cc or call 508-824-1717 x105.

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Phonus Balonus

You are invited to a Music 4 CO-OP Phonus Balonus Cocktail Party to celebrate the introduction of a new Holiday CD featuring songs written, performed, and produced by Music 4 CO-OP's members.

Join us for a 1920's-era themed party

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Fireside Grille, Middleboro
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Included in the ticket price are live performances, a free copy of the holiday CD, light hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. There will be a cash bar available.

Tickets are $20 and are very limited. They are now available on a first-come first-serve basis. Purchase tickets now.

Enjoy the CO-OP Chorus, various individual performers, and The Phonus Balonus Jazz Band. Come decked out in your 1920's-era clothes and, above all, be prepared to party!

A little party never killed nobody!

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Longwood Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Visits CO-OP
A string quartet from Longwood Symphony Orchestra entertained over 70 people from CO-OP at its Ingell Street, Taunton, day program site on Friday, February 26 through the LSO on Call program.

Longwood Symphony’s musicians are primarily healthcare professionals from Boston’s leading hospitals and universities, including doctors, medical students, research scientists, nurses, therapists, and caregivers--many of whom pursued music studies before turning to medicine. The LSO is known for a unique model of community engagement including LSO on Call, a community outreach initiative that brings free chamber music directly to patients who can no longer attend concerts. The program operates across Massachusetts in hospital wards, rehabilitation centers, palliative hospices, and other healthcare facilities.

The quartet at the CO-OP performance was made up of Colin Fadzen, a third year student in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program; William Joo who received a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Stanford University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where he studies the genetics and neurobiology of sleep; Johnny Mok, an international prize-winning cellist who is currently earning a Masters of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory; and Iris Otani, LSO principal violinist and in training at Massachusetts General Hospital to be an internal medicine doctor specializing in the treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.

According to Bill Corbett, President and CEO of CO-OP, “LSO on Call brought beautiful music to all of us at CO-OP. We are impressed not only by the quality of the music and the many talents exhibited by these young musicians but also by their willingness to take time out of their busy schedules to join us in Taunton.”

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