‘You Don’t Need to Know the Language’ to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday

Submitted by the Music Committee at First Parish

The 8th Annual Valentine’s Day Concert presented by the Music Committee at First Parish on Bedford Common will take place on Sunday, February 11 at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the historic meetinghouse.

The theme of this year’s concert is “You Don’t Have to Know the Language”. According to Music Director Brad Connor, “In case you were wondering, there will be love songs sung in seven languages: English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. They will mention Africa, Alaska, Bermuda, Boston, Brazil, The Caribbean, China, Denmark, England, France, London, Haiti, Hindustan, Holland, Italy, Madagascar, Moscow, New York, Panama, Paris, Persia, The Riviera, Rome, Russia, Sahara Dessert, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad, Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., Waterloo and the West Indies.”

BHS Spring Musical ~ ‘Seussical’ ~ Opens on Wednesday, March 14

Submitted by Bedford High School Performing Arts

Save the date! Seussical the musical comes to Bedford! The Bedford High School Drama Club is hard at work getting ready to present their annual spring musical this March. This whimsical and heartfelt story is fun for the whole family!

Show dates are Wednesday, March 14th at 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm, with double shows on Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Bedford Resident Presents Book to Bedford Library and Bedford Historical Society

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Jan van Steenwijk presented the first copies of “Ordinary People – Extraordinary Stories,” a catalog of portraits and hand-written life stories of Bedford residents, to Richard Callaghan, Director, Bedford Free Public Library and Don Corey, President, Bedford Historical Society. The presentation took place on Tuesday, January 16, at the library.

Van Steenwijk has lived in Bedford for 30 years where he observed and learned that much of what makes a small town like Bedford thrive are its ordinary citizens. An endless number of people continually volunteer their time and energy to keep aspects of the community vibrant.

SEUSSICAL, featuring Bedford students, comes to Alexander Children’s Theatre School at Cary Hall in Lexington

Submitted by the Alexander Children’s Theatre School

Before Bedford High School’s production of Lynn Flaherty and Stephen Flaherty’s SEUSSICAL this March, you can see another local production from the Alexander Children’s Theatre School, featuring six Bedford students.

ACTS will perform SEUSSICAL on January 12, 13, and 14 at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. Performances are at 7:30pm on 1/12, 2:00pm and 7:30pm on 1/13, and 2:00pm on 1/14. Tickets are available now at www.acts1.org or www.ticketstage.com/acts, for $19/$22 for adults and $17/$20 for students and seniors. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 781-899-4467. Group seating is available.

‘The Church is Out of the Building’ – Parishioners and Choirs of First Parish’s Annual Holiday Visit to the Bedford VA

Submitted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist on Bedford Common

Adult and youth choirs from First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on Bedford Common visited the Bedford VA last week – Courtesy image (c) Rev. Megan Lynes, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The adult and youth choirs at First Parish Unitarian Universalist on Bedford Common, along with the congregation’s ministers along with parishioners and youth, visited Bedford’s Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital for a holiday program and social time last week.

Saturday’s Snow and Santa Added a Special Touch to Polar Express at Depot Park

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Aboard Saturday’s Polar Express at Depot Park – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

What popular seasonal storybook features a train ride and snow? Bedford has a train! And Mother Nature helped out with the season’s first measurable snow. The Polar Express was alive at Depot Park on Saturday afternoon.

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