The Bedford Town Calendar

Lost and Found

Town of Bedford, MA 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, United States

This show, juried by Jessica Straus, examines our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar and defamiliarized objects. Sometimes we find things we never knew we lost. They have been hidden away in our attics or our drawers. Other things we discover in the dailiness of our lives. We find meaning and even healing in found objects and pieces from the past. Meanings are created somewhere between claiming and severing relationships with objects, between reviving and recasting their history. The work starts with a found object which must be physically embedded or transformed into the piece itself. Objects may be recognizable or beyond

Free

Winter Market 2022

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow St., Concord, MA, United States

The Umbrella Winter Market, a Concord tradition, is an annual three-day show and sale of artist, artisan, and hand-crafted work festively displayed on all three floors of the beautifully renovated Umbrella Arts Center in historic Concord Center. It features dozens of Umbrella Studio Artists and regional Guest Artists, an annual "Off-the-Wall" show with small works under $300 (in-person and online), Ceramics Studio holiday sale, Arts Education info table, and more. Plus, view the “Lost and Found” group visual arts exhibition juried by Jessica Straus in the Main Gallery, an outdoor Lathe Demo with Palo Coleman, live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, refreshments in the cafe, and a

St. Paul’s Advent Fair

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford, MA

On Saturday, December 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Advent Fair. The Fair features gifts, crafts, food, and holiday cheer for all ages, with all proceeds benefitting the work and ministries of the church.   A sampling of the many items available: Gorgeous gift baskets for every occasion and budget Handmade crafts and decorations, including hand-blown glass ornaments Silent Auction featuring handmade gifts and jewelry, restaurant gift cards, and one-of-a-kind items Raffle for a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 portable outdoor fire pit Country Kitchen with homemade marinara sauce, baked goods, breads, cheese, baked

Holiday Artisans Fair

First Parish Bedford 75 The Great Road, Bedford, MA, United States

Holiday Artisans Fair adds a new dimension to Bedford's annual Tree Lighting celebration and Winter Walkabout on December 3 A Holiday Artisans Fair sponsored by the Bedford Cultural District and the Gallery Committee @ First Parish in Bedford will take place from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday, December 3, inside the historic meeting house on Bedford Common. First Parish is fully accessible using its Elm Street Entrance. More than two dozen local artists, craftspeople (and an author!) will exhibit and sell original work by local artists along with jewelry, crochet animals, stained glass, scarves, and mittens. The Gallery Committee's

“Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Musical Soul of England” with Bradford Conner

First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist 75 The Great Rd, Bedford, MA, United States

Please join us for this free HYBRID event -- both IN-PERSON and via Zoom:   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) is considered to be one of the greatest of all English composers.  Born in Gloucestershire, England, he showed an intense musical talent from a young age.  He wrote in all genres of music-- operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces, hymns, and orchestral compositions, and nine symphonies – all in the course of sixty years.  Vaughan Williams was particularly interested in music from Tudor times and English folk music and carols.  He was almost single-handedly responsible for the resurgence

Free

Full Moon Lantern Celebration

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow St., Concord, MA, United States

Join The Umbrella Arts Center and The Old Manse under the light of the full moon on December 7. Come by to partake in a lantern-making craft, enjoy hot chocolate by the bonfire while listening to moon-inspired stories, and then bring your newly crafted lanterns on a silent, meditative walk through the meadow as the moon rises over the trees, led by C.C. King. This event is free and open to the public in the rear of the historic Old Manse at 269 Monument St, Concord! Parking is very limited. Please carpool or walk from town if at all possible and bring a flashlight. NOTE: In the event of

Free

34th Annual Tree of Lights – Auxiliary of Emerson Health

Virtual

Over thirty years ago, The Auxiliary of Emerson Health began lighting the evergreen tree outside the main entrance in honor and memory of loved ones and significant people who have touched our lives. We continue that tradition this year with a virtual Tree of Lights ceremony on Wednesday, December 7 at 4:30 PM via Zoom. The proceeds from this community-wide event will support Pediatric Care at Emerson Health. Donating a Light or Star is a unique opportunity to help the Auxiliary and recognize someone important in your life: -Pay tribute to a Healthcare Hero. -Remember someone who is gone but

POMS Flatbread Fundraiser

Flatbread Company 213 Burlington Road, Bedford

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 8, for a POMS fundraiser at Flatbread! Bring the family to Flatbread for dine-in or takeout from 5pm to 9pm. The JGMS vocal concert is at 7pm that night, so choristers can enjoy a slice before the performance, or as a reward afterward for a job well sung. Every pizza sold earns money to support student music in Bedford!

The Bedford COA Holiday Party

Town of Bedford, MA 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, United States

Come and join us for the Bedford COA Holiday Party.  Food and fun and more

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