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.
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.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
As Bedford returns from its 2018 January thaw to a more seasonal deep freeze, two groups of residents are already looking forward to spring gardens: members of the ad hoc Community Gardens Task Force and the Bedford Garden Club.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 781-983-1763.
Submitted by the Bedford Minuteman Company Scholarship Trust
On behalf of the Bedford Minuteman Company Scholarship Trust, Paul Ciaccia, president of the Trust, thanks all those who purchased luminaries in 2017.
Submitted by Bedford Boy Scout Troop 194
Troop 194 Boy Scouts Thomas Zildjian and Quinn Ricci assisted the Bedford Council on Aging and the Friends of the Council on Aging,collaborated with the BLT and DPW for a second year of a walkway sand bucket delivery to seniors in town.
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.