Bedford’s 2019 Summer Concert Series Begins on Thursday, July 11!

Submitted by the Bedford Recreation Department

Sponsored by the Bedford Recreation Department, the Town’s summer concert series takes place on Thursday evenings, and the music begins at 7:30 pm at the Town’s “Activity Complex,” along Mudge Way, with plenty of easy parking.

The concert venue boasts a vast lawn adjacent to a playground, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a walking track, a skate park, and numerous athletic fields. And, it’s across Mudge Way from the Bedford Free Public Library.

Bring a blanket or your folding chairs, and scroll down to see the concert list!

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By Martin Renzhofer

Sue Baldauf has spent her adult life in human services, helping others to make their way through life’s crises through guidance and counseling. It’s serious work for serious people.

Early on, though, Baldauf had to learn how to leave the job at the office. “You can’t take it home,” she said. “It’s hard to know when a light bulb went off. Mentors I had told me the same thing. You’ve got to be able to do the work and not take it personally. “When I train students, or I mentor, I say you’ve got to be able to compartmentalize it.”

As director of Bedford’s Youth and Family Services, and after more than four decades of helping others, Baldauf is retiring. Sort of.

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