On the Horizon: Bedford Events for the Week Ending March 8, 2014

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Coming-EventsWhile Saturday’s Trail Walk has been cancelled due to icy trail conditions, plenty of other activities are on the horizon including the Dollars for Scholars Phon-a-thon; a birding seminar at New England Nurseries; a travel talk about the Arctic and Antarctic at the Bedford Lyceum; the Senior Class fundraiser at Chipotle; the AAUW’s monthly meeting; and a fundraiser at Margaritas to support the Rotary Club of Bedford’s Pay it Forward meal-packing initiative that will take place in April.

Saturday, March 1

  • DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS PHONE-A-THON  The Phone-a-thon will be held at the Mitre Corporation on Saturday, March 1st, from 10am-4pm and on Sunday, March 2nd, from noon-4pm.  Proceeds from the Phonathon will help to fund the scholarships awarded by Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation at the end of the school year.
  • BACKYARD BIRDING: Attracting birds to your feeder Tia Pinney, Teacher, Naturalist, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Explore the pros and cons of bird feeding,  how to attract different birds, when to put up and take down bird houses, year- round vs. seasonal feeding. For beginners and long-time birders. At New England Nurseries, 216 Concord Road, Bedford

Sunday March 2

  • ADVENTURES in the ARCTIC and ANTARCTICEllery  Schemp, a member of First Parish, had wonderful adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic, when he was at Tufts.  His talk and extraordinary slides from his 1960’s adventures document earlier times and present fears about climate change, based on his experiences. .  His talk will focus on photographs taken near the North Pole in Thule, Greenland; Alert, NWT (Northwest Territories); (Perry’s Cairn), Canada; and 700 miles from the South Pole at McMurdo Sound and Mt. Gran Dry Valley, including tales of his favorite glaciers, and living on 4000 calories/day, the mystery of the crater crunchy, and how to pee at minus 40 F/C. First Parish is located at 75 The Great Road Bedford, with a handicapped entrance on Elm Street.

Tuesday March 4

  • SCHOOL SPIRIT TASTES GREAT: CLASS of 2014 FUNDRAISER at CHIPOTLESupport Bedford High School’s Senior Class during their Chipotle Fundraiser from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 4 at the restaurant, 301 The Great Road. A healthy 50% of the evening’s sales will benefit the class, and you’ll have a terrific supper. You’ll need to present their coupon or mention the fundraiser to the cashier.

Wednesday, March 5

  • A WOMAN IN A (MOSTLY) MALE WORLD – with Dr. Radha Jalan – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) March meeting will take place from 7 until 9 pm in the meeting room of the Bedford Free Public Library on Mudge Way on Wednesday, March 5. The meeting is free, fully accessible and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Jalan, a leading woman entrepreneur in high tech industry, is President and CEO of ElectroChem Inc. in Woburn, MA, who earned her PhD from the University of Florida and her Masters from the University of Calcutta in 1966. As a leading entrepreneur in high tech, her strategic thinking and planning have made ElectroChem a leading company in both fuel cell marketing and in its technological development.  AAUW, a nationwide, nonpartisan organization that uses its influential network to disseminate information, raise awareness, and effect change on women’s issues. It is the largest non-government provider of scholarships for women. The Bedford/Lexington Branch has been serving local communities for over 50 years.

Thursday, March 6

  • ROTARY FUNDRAISER at MARGARITAS for Pay It Forward Meals for Haiti Project To support Bedford’s Pay it Forward Meals for Haiti project, Margaritas restaurant has agreed to donate 15% of their proceeds on the evening of Thursday, March 6th to help fund the meal packaging event.  Margaritas is located at 438 Bedford Street in Lexington, near the Route 95 interchange. Those interested in learning more should visit www.bedfordmarotary.org/payitforward.cfm, contact the Bedford Rotary at Bedford.rotary@gmail.com, or call Linda Cargiuolo at (781) 929-9162.

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