Faces of Bedford Returns!

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

Many of you may remember the Faces of Bedford Photo exhibit that debuted Bedford Day, Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Bedford Town Hall. Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC) and funded in part by the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the project was part of the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program at the time, and was supported by a grant made possible through the generosity of their program sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The exhibit contains 27 photos and family descriptions, showcasing the diversity in our community at the time.

The VPC chose to highlight 30 families of all types, including people who have grown up in Bedford and chose to raise their own families here,

Fiddler on the Roof ~ The 2019 BHS Musical ~ Tickets Available Soon!

Submitted by Bedford High School Performing Arts

Bedford High School Performing Arts proudly presents the beloved musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ this March!

The classic story of Tevye, the poor dairyman, his family, and tight-knit community will be told by a dedicated cast of 52 students, a crew of 32 students, and 7 student musicians playing in the pit.

Bedford’s Local Cultural Council Grants 23 Awards

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Cultural Council

State Senator Mike Barrett, State Representative Ken Gordon, and Judith Mabry, Chair, the Bedford Cultural Council, have announced the award of 23 grants for cultural programs in Bedford, or for Bedford residents. From Chair Mabry, “The Bedford Cultural Council is delighted to announce its grants for the FY 2019 year totaling $10,984, awarded to 23 grantees. We are proud to be able to support the arts and cultural community in Bedford and are grateful to both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and to the Town of Bedford for their ongoing support.”

Grant recipients include Bedford Embraces Diversity, the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet, Bedford TV, the Bedford Historical Society, the Girl Scouts, a community Utility Art Box Project and the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society.

Bedford Performing Arts Department Spring Concerts Begin on February 13

Submitted by Patrons of Music Students

The first concert of 2019 is coming up quickly at the Bedford Public Schools! The BPS Performing Arts Departments will be presenting a “Vocal Vertical Concert” showcasing the combined talents of student musicians from Lane School, John Glenn Middle School, and Bedford High School. The concert will take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 13, in the BHS auditorium.

Emerson Hospital Auxiliary~ Upcoming Programs of Interest

Special to The Bedford Citizen

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital invites families with young children to participate in a free Valentine crafting party on Tuesday, February 12.

At “Little Hands, Big Hearts,” all the Valentine trimmings will be provided to make special handmade cards that will be given to patients at Emerson Hospital on Valentine’s Day.

Lunar Eclipse Alert ~ Super Blood Wolf Moon on Sunday, January 21

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Sunday’s Super Blood Wolf Moon will rise over Bedford in the ENE sky at 4:53 pm next Sunday, January 20. A total lunar eclipse will begin at 10:34 pm and last for just over an hour. The excitement should be visible in Bedford if the skies are clear.

The Eclipse for Families: With the Martin Luther King, Jr. school holiday on Monday, January 21, this could be a great introduction to astronomy for your family. The JPL/NASA website shares engaging activities for students from kindergarten to high school.

Prof. Daniel Breen and The Hundred Years War ~ The 2019 Winter Lecture Series ~ Bedford Free Public Library

Submitted by the Bedford Free Public Library

Professor Daniel Breen’s 2019 Winter Lecture Series will examine the American Indian wars of the 19th century.

Most Americans have some awareness of the disastrous effects of advancing white settlement on the indigenous peoples of the Americas, but the persistence and determination of Native American attempts to slow or halt that advance are less well known. Prof. Breen will try to tell the story of some examples of that resistance, beginning with the Ohio campaigns of the 1790s and ending with the Apache War of the 1880s.

‘As I See It’ ~ Photographs by Bob Bass ~ The Gallery @ First Parish, through January 4

Special to The Bedford Citizen

An exhibit of photographs by Bob Bass, former director of the BCA Photography Group, continues in the Gallery @ First Parish in Bedford’s historic meetinghouse on the Common. The gallery is on the second floor, and the building is fully accessible using the Elm Street entrance.

This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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