Bedford events you’ll want to know about coming up in the next week or so: Womenade’s fall Pot Luck; a world music concert featuring Libana; the Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway’s annual meeting; pruning instructions at the Bedford Garden Club; an update on the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, presented by Victoria Reggie Kennedy – will reschedule after the holidays; and Finding Courage, a film about Communities for Restorative Justice (Bedford is one!)
Friday, November 8
Womenade’s Fall Pot Luck Fundraiser at 7:30 PM
Do you know about Womenade? It’s a local group, that throws a potluck party each quarter and raises funds to help families here in Bedford.
“There are a number of families in town who are working hard but struggling to make ends meet,” says their invitation. “With the holidays approaching, Womenade will do what it can to help make this time of year a little brighter for them. Gift card contributions welcome!”
Womenade’s autumn event will take place at Debbie Trainer’s, at 7:30 on Friday, November 8. Please call 703.963.1223 for directions and details.
If your last name starts with… please bring the following for the pot luck
- A-E: dessert
- F-L: wine or other beverage
- M-Z: appetizer
Ann Guay, Nancy Griffiths, Nancy Latady, Beth Petipas, Nancy Salem, and Anna Wallace are looking forward to seeing you, and a few of your friends!
Return to Marrakesh – a world music concert featuring Libana
Please join Libana for a special evening of global music, dance, story and song, as they share recollections and experiences from their exhilarating tour to Morocco in June!
- Friday, November 8th, 7:30pm at First Parish of Bedford Unitarian Universalist 75 Great Rd. Bedford, MA Advance tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469056
- Saturday, November 9th, 7:30pm at Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.Cambridge, Advance tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469104
Saturday, November 9
Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway: Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Bedford Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, November 9, hosted by Dave and Suzy Enos at 43 Hillside Ave, near Narrow Gauge RT between Page and Great Rd. T
Are you Interested in the new recommendations for improving the Minuteman Bikeway? Would you like to help make Bedford a ‘Bicycle Friendly’ community? Come join the Bedford Friends of the Bikeway at our Annual Meeting. We will start with officer elections and (all welcomed) Join us at 2PM for general news, updates, 2014 plans, fall-winter riding gear samples and recommendations.
The meeting will be hey will give us an update on their Deep Energy Retrofit home project and the “Solarize Bedford” initiative they are spearheading.
Sunday, November 10
“High Hopes: A Celebration of Sammy Cahn and his Songs”
Roger Lee Hall and friends will present a review of composer Sammy Cahn’s work during the Bedford Lyceum on Sunday, November 10, from 9 until 10:50 am in Room 202 at First Parish on the Common. Hall is Director of the American Music Recordings Archive, a composer of all types of music, and a music preservationist who has produced more than 40 CDs and DVDs. The program is free of charge and the public is invited. The building is totally accessible.
This year marks the centennial of the birth of one of America’s best-loved song lyricists, Sammy Cahn. You will hear the witty Sammy himself from a recorded interview on Boston radio and some of his best know songs will be performed LIVE during the lyceum, plus some from a new American Classics CD titled, “It’s Magic – A One Hundredth birthday Celebration of Sammy Cahn.”
Cahn’s lyrics are too many to list, but include songs such as “High Hopes”, “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “All the Way”, “Call Me Irresponsible”, It’s Been a Long Long Time”, “It’s Magic”, “Time After Time”, “The Second Time Around”, and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”. his promises to be an uplifting experience in celebration of an American great!
Monday, November 11
Bedford Observes Veteran’s Day
Ceremonies to honor all Veterans to be held at Veterans Memorial Park, Bedford (on Great Road across from Bedford Shopping Center) starting at 12 PM. In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be moved to Town Hall (Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room). Contact Paul Purchia: 781-789-8974 (cell) or 781-275-2464 (H).
Tuesday, November 12
Instruction on Pruning at Bedford Garden Club November Meeting
Joe Camilliere, district manager of Hartney Greymont of Concord, will demonstrate the correct way to prune trees and shrubs. Pruning is often done for the aesthetic look of plants, but more importantly it should be done for their health. Mr. Camilliere is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and a graduate of UMass Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 refreshments,10 a.m. meeting. In order to have actual pruning shown, the meeting will be at New England Nurseries, 215 Concord Rd. For further information, call 781-275-6131. Guests welcome.
Wednesday, November 13
Update on the Edward M. Kennedy Institute presented by Victoria Reggie Kennedy HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, will visit Bedford to give a talk about the plans and progress for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate currently being constructed in Boston, adjacent to the JFK Library. The event scheduled for November 13 has been rescheduled and will take place after the winter holidays.
For more information contact:Alma Hart, Co-chair of the Bedford Democratic Town Committee at [email protected] or 781 254 7326
Thursday, November 14
Playing today in Bedford “Finding Courage” a film about Communities for Restorative Justice
Did you know that Bedford is a participating community in Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ)? Have you wondered what Restorative Justice is and what it isn’t? Are you familiar with Restorative Justice, but would like to learn more about how it works? “Finding Courage: Addressing Harm with Restorative Justice Circles” provides an inside look at a new approach to justice in which crime victims are heard and understood, offenders take responsibility for harm, and loved ones and community members offer support.
The film is free with advance registration. To reserve a ticket, register at www.c4rjbedfordfilm.eventbrite.com.
For more information about C4RJ, please visit www.c4rj.com