Bedford Education Foundation’s Mardi Gras Bash on February 3: FAQ!

Submitted by the BEF Bash Planning Committee
Lisa Gedaminsky, Lisa Harrell, Jen Kelley, & Meg McAllister

Editor’s Note: The BEF Bash is sponsored by the Bedford Education Foundation to raise funds that support the Bedford Schools

When and where is this event?
Our Mardi Gras Bash is on Saturday, February 3, from 7 pm to 11 pm. We’re excited to host this year’s event at a new venue–the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington.

Bedford’s New Memory Cafe to Launch in January

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging, Carleton-Willard Village and individual donations, CESI (Cooperative Elder Services, Inc. a local adult day care health provider) and the Bedford COA will host Bedford’s inaugural Memory Café on Tuesday, January 30 from 10 am until noon in the Flint Room on the second floor of the Town Center Building, 12 Mudge Way.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, Bedford’s Memory Café will welcome individuals living with dementia, along with their caregivers, in a relaxed, -free environment to experience a sense of community and enjoy activities tailored to their interests.

Jacquelin Apsler, DVSN Director, Receives Rotary District 7910’s First “Champions of Peace” Award

Submitted by the Domestic Violence Service Network

Jacquelin Apsler, Executive Director of Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) was awarded Rotary District 7910’s first “Champions of Peace” award in early December, 2017. The award “recognizes an individual or organization with a history of embracing tolerance, promoting compromise, and achieving the peaceful resolution of differences. Recipients contribute to the furtherance of peace and understanding here in Massachusetts and throughout the world.” Rotary District 7910, comprised of 51 Clubs, modeled this award after Rotary International’s annual Peace Award.

Communities For Restorative Justice (C4RJ) Seeking Applicants for Program Director Role

Submitted on behalf of Communities for Restorative Justice

Executive Director Erin Freeborn is pleased to announce that Communities For Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is actively seeking a program director to provide critical support to the organization.

C4RJ is a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime, using a “circle” model that recognizes that crime is as much a violation of people and relationships as it is a violation of the law. The program director will oversee the organization’s volunteers, processes, and tools that make its work possible.

METCO Alumni Panel will Highlight 2nd MLK Unity Breakfast on January 15

Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity

A panel of Bedford High School METCO alumni will reflect on their involvement with the program and how it prepared them, highlighting Bedford Embraces Diversity’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. unity breakfast.

The public event will be held on Monday, January 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road. Last year’s breakfast sold out, so reservations are required, by writing bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com or calling 781-983-1763.

Wreaths Honor Heroes at Bedford’s American Legion Post

Submitted by the Bedford American Legion Auxiliary

Deb Howard, President of the Bedford American Legion Auxiliary, and John Monahan, Bedford Legion Executive Board Member, placed three wreaths in front of the Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton American Legion Post 221 in honor and remembrance of Stanley Thomas Anthony, Hughs I. Hunt, and William W. Hamilton, for whom the post is named. All three men were from Bedford and died while serving their country.

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