The Job Lane Farm Museum is located at 295 North Road, in Bedford, and is owned by the Town of Bedford. The museum is open the second and fourth Sundays, May thru October from 2 pm to 4 pm. Free admission for members, otherwise $4 donation, $10 for family. On May 22, Elizabeth Skipper, 18th Century Spinning Interpreter and Susan Luongo are the demonstrators. The Gift Shop is also open. We welcome those interested in volunteering to Greet, Tour Guide or Gift shop attendant. Check us out on: https://joblanefarmmuseum.org
Fallen Heroes Memorial dog tag flag on display at VA Bedford May 16-21 BEDFORD, Massachusetts– Veterans and Athletes United’s (VAU) Fallen Heroes Memorial, made of 7,040 dog tags that create an image of the American flag, will be on display in the Oval at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital here, May 16 – 21. The dog tags are engraved with the names of the service members who have fallen in the War on Terrorism. The memorial also has 50 gold stars on the flag to honor Gold Star families nationwide. The Fallen Heroes Memorial will be open to the
Join us for our May Chapter Meeting where our guest speaker will be Deane Coady from Brookline Mothers Out Front. Deane will present several successful waste reduction measures that Brookline is adopting, working in conjunction with DPW and their local school and food businesses in town. We look forward to learning valuable tips from Deane. Please join us and come with your ideas and questions.
Join us for our May Chapter Meeting where our guest speaker will be Deane Coady from Brookline Mothers Out Front. Deane will present several successful waste reduction measures that Brookline is adopting, working in conjunction with DPW and their local school and food businesses in town. Given our recent successful addition of an Energy and Sustainability Manager, we look forward to learning valuable tips from Deane. Please join us and come with your ideas and questions. R.S.V.P. at: https://ma.mothersoutfront.org/bedford_ma_20220515?utm_campaign=2022_05_02_beford_news_blast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mothersoutfrontma
As we return to live performance, masks, which have been such a part of our lives during the pandemic, are a central theme of this concert. It is ironic that we had planned to have Fauré‘s work on our 2020 pandemic-cancelled program. And now here we are, returning masked and celebrating masks in theater and dance. The program will begin with Gabriel Fauré’s Masque et Bergmasque, Op. 112 (arr. K. Camden) including a Minuet and a Gavotte. Next on the program will be a World Premiere of Conductor, Alan Pearlmutter’s Dance Suite featuring a Sarabande, a Waltz and a Bolero.
As we return to live performance, masks, which have been such a part of our lives during the pandemic, are a central theme of this concert. It is ironic that we had planned to have Fauré’s work on our 2020 pandemic-cancelled program. And now here we are, returning masked and celebrating masks in theater and dance. The program will begin with Gabriel Fauré’s Masque et Bergamasque, Op. 112 (arr. K. Camden) including a Minuet and a Gavotte. Next on the program will be a World Premiere of Conductor, Alan Pearlmutter’s Dance Suite featuring a Sarabande, a Waltz and a Bolero.
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School welcomes the public to Shawsheen for “A Day of Beauty” on three Tuesdays in May. The visit will start with pampering at the school salon with service from cosmetology students, and then patrons will rendezvous to the Ram’s Head Dining room for a meal and coffee or tea from students in Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program. The dates for “A Day of Beauty” are Tuesday May 10th, 17th or 24th. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management and Cosmetology are two-out-of-twenty vocational programs offered at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The programs are teaming up to pamper patrons to
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On Tuesday, May 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society will present an in-person needle felting workshop with artist Elizabeth Stubbs. She will demonstrate and guide participants in making one needle-felted 3D bunny. She will also discuss materials and process. See Elizabeth’s work at View Elizabeth’s work at www.elizabethstubbs.com The event will be in person, in the Vestry Room at the at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 Great Road, Bedford, MA. Limited to 12 participants. Free for BACS members; $10 for nonmembers. $20 materials fee, or $30 if the felting tools are included. Please RSVP
The Bedford High School Performing Arts Department will present its annual Spring Instrumental Concert on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00pm in the BHS Auditorium. The band, orchestra, and specialized ensembles will perform. POMS will be on hand to recognize our graduating seniors, with the presentation of POMS scholarships and a reception with cake in the lobby after the concert. Admission is free, and all are welcome.
VA2K Walk & Roll returns in person May 18 to promote healthy lifestyles BEDFORD, Massachusetts–VA’s 12th annual VA2K Walk & Roll event is back—in person—with goals of moving the body in support of your whole health and well-being while also helping homeless Veterans. The event is scheduled for May 18, 2022, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital starting at 12 p.m. The community is invited to participate in the VA2K event which includes a short two-kilometer walk (1.24 miles). Registration is free; participant check-in will be open onsite from 11 – 11:45 a.m. the day of the event.
The Town of Bedford operates a drive thru Food Bank service every Thursday, 4:00PM to 5:30PM at 12 Mudge Way, the Yellow Building (rear parking lot). In addition to pantry staples, we provide produce, meat, dairy products as well as feminine care, diapers, household items and pet food. The Bedford Food Bank service is intended for Bedford residents of all ages for whom provision of food and other supplies will support the health and well-being of the household. There is no cost, no preregistration is required, and no identifying information is collected. We also offer a limited delivery program for
Join the Rotary Club of Bedford for dinner at Flatbread Pizza. They will be giving us back a percentage of all the pizza anyone busy (eat in or take out) towards the Bedford Rotary Foundation. While you are there - don't miss out on the raffles for a chance to win amazing prizes! The Bedford Rotary Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, public charity established and organized by the Rotary Club of Bedford and dedicated to both local and international service. The Foundation is the funding arm of the Club. Locally we gave out safety lights at the tree lighting,
Tour guide: Victor Curran of the Concord Visitor Center Hear the voices of the silent stones in Concord’s cemeteries on this 90-minute tour. Scenic, wooded Sleepy Hollow is the most famous, with highlights including the magnificent Melvin Memorial and the graves of Concord’s literary giants: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau. The Hill Burying Ground and the South Burying Ground are the resting places of Revolutionary War heroes and their ancestors back to the 1600s. This tour will depart the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street. Please wear good walking shoes and be prepared to be outdoors up to 2 hours
Bedford Baseball/Softball Military Appreciation Day Saturday, May 21st – 10:45am – 9 Mudge Way Bedford High School Baseball and Softball will be hosting the second annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday May 21st in partnership with Concord-Carlisle and Acton-Boxborough. Opening ceremonies start at 10:45 am with the national anthem, ROTC and Boy Scout color guards, and ceremonial 1st pitches. We hope that you will join us to honor our active and retired military while enjoying an exciting game, raffles, cookout, and other fun activities (proceeds will be donated to support military families). If you watch from the outfield, you may
Join us in person to socialize, enjoy appetizers together, do a brief pair-share ice breaker activity, and optionally create a simple Climate Hero mask to send to our State legislator as part of our state campaign to transition to clean energy. Optional: Bring an appetizer to share. Please RSVP to receive host address. Hope you can come! https://www.mothersoutfront.org/events/bedford-ma-20220521/ To learn about climate hero campaign, see link
Bedford’s First Church of Christ, 25 Great Road, will host its annual West Virginia Mission Festival. In addition to live Appalachian folk music by duo Tim & Maggie, and a Southern-style pulled-pork supper ($15 per person or $40 per family), the celebration also features free children’s activities, plus arts & crafts and baked goods for sale. All proceeds support nonprofit organizations in West Virginia.
On Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at First Parish, the Music Committee is sponsoring a fantastic concert, “A Baroque Extravaganza”. It will feature a chamber orchestra playing Vivaldi’s “Spring” from “The Four Seasons”, a Concerto Grosso by Handel and J.S. Bach’s spectacular cantata, “Wir müssen durch viel Trüsal”, BWV 146. For the “Spring” concerto, the violin soloist will be First Parish’s own, Carlough Faulkner-Carroll; the opening movement will also feature Dorothy Anderson-Perales, recreating a heartfelt dance she choreographed for First Parish for Easter 2021. The Bach cantata has an excellent line-up of soloists including Cynthia Mork, Benjamin Sears