Bedford’s Free Summer Walkabout and First Summer Concert ~ Thursday, July 12

Submitted by the 2017Summer Walkabout Team

Join family, friends, and neighbors at the Town of Bedford’s Annual Summer Walkabout, Thursday, July 12, 6PM-8: 30 PM at Bedford’s Town Center and Activity Complex on Mudge Way. This year will include the season’s first Summer Concert, featuring the ever-popular Party Band. The Walkabout begins at 6:00 where you can stroll about the Town Center area, visiting local establishments and Town departments featuring a variety of activities for all ages.

Grab dinner and a blanket or folding chairs, and picnic at the Town Center Activities Complex area, where you will be able to play and dance with your family, friends, and neighbors while enjoying giveaways and activities for all ages offered by local businesses and community partners.

Bedford’s Summer Concert Series Begins on Thursday, July 12

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Residents are invited to join the fun of Bedford’s Summer Concert Series. Bring the kids, a picnic if you choose, and a blanket or a lawn chair!

Bands will perform on a slightly elevated stage on Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the ‘Activity Complex’ located along Mudge Way, across from the Bedford Library and the High School

The concert venue is surrounded by a playground, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a walking track, a skate park and numerous athletic fields. It boasts a vast lawn for concert goers.

Celebrate July 4th with a Community Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Submitted by Jon OC O’Connor

A group of Bedford residents will continue an Independence Day tradition begun many years ago by John Filios, a member of the Bedford Minuteman Company, who passed away recently at age 101.

Gathering at Bedford’s Patriot statue, near the edge if Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Rail Trail, at 11 am on Wednesday, July 4, they will read the Declaration of Independence to honor Filios’s tradition, and keep it alive in his memory. He openly displayed his love of country, tradition, and all that the Bedford Flag meant to our community and the Revolutionary War.

Bedford PMC Kids Ride 2018 in Pictures

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

While there will be more specifics later, Saturday morning was a great time for pictures, and we have a lot to share. The images captured at JGMS are all by the inimitable Jeff JHO Hoyland.

Tomorrow: Bedford PMC Kids Ride!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

You’ve seen it here before: hundreds of kids will converge on the JGMS parking lot tomorrow morning and then fan out through the town on their bicycles, raising funds for the Pan-Mass Challenge.

It’s a great day, but there are regular traffic rules to follow, and special care when you see kids and adults riding along the roadsides, or crossing main roads on their routes.

Countdown to the Bedford PMC Kids Ride ~ Saturday, June 16

Submitted by the Bedford PMC Kids Ride Team

We are just a few days away from the 14th Annual Bedford PMC Kids Ride this Saturday, June 16th 9:00am-1:00pm at the John Glenn Middle School, and it’s looking to be a beautiful day!

Please join us and meet our pedal partner, Stella Downey, and her family, including twin brother Thomas. Stella was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January and underwent intense treatment at Dana-Farber. Thankfully, today Stella is cancer free and will only return to the clinic for scans and checkups. Stella and her family (including twin brother Thomas) will be at the ride Saturday and looking forward to meeting PMC kids riders and their families.

EARLY CHECK IN IS AT THE JOHN GLENN MIDDLE SCHOOL THURSDAY JUNE 14th 5 pm – 8.30pm: Grab a slice of pizza, pick up your rider t-shirt and your 2 for $1 raffle tickets. Registration continues up until the day of the ride. So if you haven’t registered yet and are interested please go to http://www.kids.pmc.org/bedford.aspx

Why We Ride: Bedford PMC Kids Ride’s Pedal Partner, 18-month-old Stella Downey

Submitted by the Bedford PMC Kids Ride

Stella Downey is a bubbly, cheerful 18-month-old toddler who loves music, dogs and snuggling with her parents. Her sweet smile and beautiful eyes hide the fact that earlier this year she battled neuroblastoma and spent countless hours and days at Dana-Farber undergoing intense treatment for what is often referred to as a “silent cancer”.

Fun Facts for the 2018 PMC Bedford Kids Ride

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s 14th annual PMC Kids Ride will take place on Saturday, June 16, beginning at the JGMS parking lot at 9 am, with early registration in the JGMS cafeteria from 5 until 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 14.

There’s a ride for every kid, and every bicycle — from Big Wheels to 10-Speeds, on the tennis court obstacle course or along the bike-path riding to Old North Bridge.

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