Another Big Weekend in Bedford: All the News You Need to Plan Your Fun

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

There’s another big weekend on tap in Bedford, and here’s just about everything you need to know:

Plant-lovers waiting in line for the 2012 fair to open – Image (c) JMcCT, 2012, all rights reserved Click to view larger image

Preparations are underway on Bedford Common for the 64th Annual First Parish Plant & Craft Fair,  opening at 10 on Saturday morning.

Need to clear out the clutter? This weekend’s recycle/reuse double header is just for you. The DPW recycling event opens at 9 am at the DPW building on Great Road, and at 11 am a new  Swap and Drop ‘reuse’event for toys, bikes, holiday decor, and small (working!) appliances gets underway in the Brown & Brown parking lot. If a rescued feline is in your future, Whiskers of Hope Cat Adoption may just fit the bill for your family.

Other Saturday events include State Rep. Ken Gordon’s Bedford Office Hours Office Hours,  an Artist’s Reception for painter Peter Kelsey at the Bedford Library, and at First Church of Christ, a delicious community Spaghetti Supper.


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There are two dances on Saturday: Bedford’s first Father-Daughter Dance for Grades K-3  and a second, featuring classic rock music provided by  Vinny Scag & The Scagmatix. A concert of classic choral music,

A concert of classic choral music, Bach’s “Mass in B Minor”  takes place out of town, but features two Bedford voices, Allan Marshall and Anne Bickford.

Walking in Bedford’s 2013 Relay for Life – Image (c) JMcCT, 2013 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

From late Saturday afternoon, overnight, and into Sunday morning, Relay For Life of Bedford will honor survivors and individuals coping with cancer at Sabourin Field; the touching and important Candlelight Lap for survivors will begin at 9 pm.

On Sunday morning, Active Bystander Training will help people figure out how to respond to difficult public situations.

Town Manager Richard Reed carried the Bedford Flag in the 2016 Festival parade – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved – Click image to see it at full resolution

On Sunday afternoon, Bedford Embraces Diversity’s fabulous Multicultural Festival and Parade steps off from Bedford Common at 3 pm and travels to the Town Campus, across from the High School on Mudge Way. Expect great music, flags, culture with a lot of fun and international food.

 A 5 pm concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Song Ascending,  features Ralph Vaughan Williams’s music and a host of regional and local musicians closes out the weekend.

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