Bedford Observes Memorial Day, 2017: Monday, May 29 with Multiple Events from 8:30 am Until Noon

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With thanks to Bedford’s Patriotic Holidays Committee and the town’s Veteran’s organizations, a full slate of Memorial Day observances will begin at 8:30 on Monday morning, May 29. The ceremonies will commence at the American Legion / V.F.W. Memorial on The Great Road when the Legion’s Chaplain Jerry Hartmann will offer a prayer and wreath-laying ceremony. Boy Scouts from Troop 194 will assist Brigadier General Frank Magurn. A firearms’ salute and TAPS will conclude the day’s first ceremony.

Prom Stroll, 2017 ~ Tuesday, May 30 ~ 4 to 6 pm

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Bedford’s 2017 Prom Stroll will be held on Tuesday, May 30 on Bedford Common, 4 to 6 pm. The class picture will be taken by photographer Jan van Steenwijk at 4:45 and the promenade will follow. This is a town-wide community event celebrating the Class of 2017.  All are welcome! In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the high school gymnasium.

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty will be the 2017 Premier Sponsor of the Senior Prom Stroll. Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty is a residential real estate agency founded on a vision of providing personalized service to ensure all clients’ needs are met and expectations exceeded, serving Bedford, Lexington & surrounding community.

“Song Ascending: The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams” at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday, May 21 at 5 pm

Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On Sunday, May 21 at 5 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will present “Song Ascending: The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.” This special concert will feature three soloists (including two parishioners), the parish choir, string quartet, and organ under the direction of Dr. Michael Monroe, Minister of Music. The four major works on the program were all originally written for orchestra, but will be heard in new arrangements by Dr. Monroe for quartet and organ.

Saturday’s Relay for Life Seeks to ‘Wipe Out Cancer’

By Julie Turner Sabourin Field will be populated from Saturday, May 20 through Sunday morning, May 21 when Bedford’s annual Relay for Life raises funds (and fun!) for the American Cancer Society. The event kicks off at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon but team members...

Dancing with Daddy: Bedford’s First Annual Father-Daughter Dance

Special to The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s 1st annual Father-Daughter Dance for K-3 graders will take place at 6 pm on Saturday, May 20 in the Parish Hall at St. Michael’s, 90 Concord Road.

“Grandpas, Uncles, Father Figures, etc are all welcome,” notes organizer Sheena Santos. She predicts that it will be a night filled with dancing and memories that will last a lifetime.”In order to make this an extra special evening for the dads and their girls,” Santos said, “we ask for everyone to wear formal attire and for the girls to wear the prettiest dress they have!”

Excess Baggage: Letting Go and Giving Back

By Andrea Cleghorn

A peak shopping opportunity comes around in odd-numbered years, just as the chrome yellow forsythia blooms along Old Billerica Road.

The doors will open for the Excess Baggage Sale at Carleton-Willard Village, 100 Old Billerica Road, at 9:30 am on Friday, May 5. When the sale closes at 2 pm, it is over until the spring of 2019.

This Weekend – April 28/30, 2017

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Weekend Highlights, from BeTC ~ Bedford’s Town Calendar on The Bedford Citizen, include community events near and far, serious and lighthearted. All are worthy of your consideration:

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