Register Now for the 23rd Annual Danny Oates Memorial 5k Road Race & 2.5k Walk ~ Bedford Day, September 23

Submitted by the Danny Oates 5k Road Race Committee

The 23rd annual Danny Oates 5k is coming on Bedford Day, Saturday, September 23! Starting at the John Glenn Middle School, the 5k run and 2.5k walk benefit a scholarship fund for our local High School seniors. In addition, the little kids can participate in a Kids Fun Run on the track just prior to the race. Run and Walk registration is $25 pre event, $30 day of, ($5 military) and includes a long-sleeved tee for participants.

Art Show Opening Friday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

An art exhibit featuring the work of Bedford Arts and Crafts Society members will be opening on Friday, July 14, at the Great Road Gallery and Framing, 363 Great Road, Bedford, with a reception that day from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Reviving an Independence Day Tradition in Bedford

By Julie McCay Turner

For many, many years John Filios, a long-standing member of the Bedford Minuteman Company, read the Declaration of Independence at noon on the Fourth of July.

The tradition was mentioned to Jon ‘OC’ O’Connor a couple of weeks ago. Learning that Filios, who celebrated his 100th birthday in October, 2016, would be unable to participate this year, O’Connor took on the project.

Fourth of July Events

Compiled by the Bedford Citizen

Celebrate the 4th of July at Springs Brook Park in Bedford! Events at SBP include the YoYo Man, watermelon as well as music and dancing, featuring DJ Mike Pride, from 1:30pm – 5:30 pm. The Bedford Minuteman Company will be marching as part of the Burlington 4th of July parade at 11:00 am.

Happy Summer Everyone!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The official first day of summer was yesterday with the summer solstice, but we know for a lot of our residents summer began today with the last day of school.

Celebrate Summertime at the First Church Strawberry Festival ~ 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 8

Submitted by First Church of Christ, Congregational

Service with a smile, and a red cap to meet Health Department regulations – Image (c) JMcCT, 2015 all rights reserved

Please join us for an evening of sweet treats, music, and fun on Thursday, June 8 from 6pm – 8pm. It’s the 67th Annual Bedford Strawberry Festival hosted by volunteers from First Church of Christ Congregational, rain or shine, at 25 Great Rd Bedford.

Our strawberry shortcakes are made with fresh strawberries in their own juices, homemade biscuits, Bedford Farms vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream. For chocolate lovers, hot fudge sundaes will also be served.

World-Wide Knit-in-Public Day Scheduled for Bedford Common on Saturday, June 10

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Area knitters will gather from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 10, in celebration of World-Wide Knit in Public Day. They’ll gather in the shade on Bedford Common; participants are encouraged to bring their knitting and a chair or blanket.

The weather on Saturday is expected to be clear to partly cloudy, with temperatures in the low- to mid-70’s.

BHS Students will Host a Multi-Family Yard Sale to Benefit Causes Near and Far ~ Sunday, June 11 from 10 am to 3 pm

Submitted by the BHS AP Spanish Class

We are students in Bedford High’s AP Spanish class. This year, we participated in a service learning program called AP with WE where we each created our own local and global projects. We are hosting a yard sale this weekend in order to contribute to each of our projects and help us give back to the local and/or global communities we chose to focus on.

In order to help raise money for the organizations listed below, we are holding a MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE from 10 am to 3 pm on SUNDAY JUNE 11 at 8 NICKERSON ROAD, BEDFORD.

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