The Bedford Town Calendar

Earth, Sea, Sky

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

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2023 Opening Reception - January 12, 5-7PM Landscape and seascape have been an inspiration for artists since the first artists tried to represent the world around them. In Earth, Sea, Sky, Suzanne Hill, Liz Newell and Barbara Willis present unique visions of landscapes in clay and fiber arts.

Free

A garden for at-risk native pollinators

Bedford Free Public Library - MEETING ROOM 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, United States

Join the Native Pollination Task Force (NPTF) and the Rotary Club of Bedford for a presentation on what the Native Pollinator Initiative is and how the Rotary Club is working to create a garden for at-risk native pollinators right here in Bedford. Learn all about at-risk pollinators, get practice advice and resources from local experts. This will be a hybrid meeting - you can attend in person or via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to registered guests the day before the meeting. Please note on the registration form if you will be attending in person. The event will

Flash Photography with Bobbi Lane

Virtual

On January 24, 2023 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will welcome Bobbi Lane, a Fujifilm “X” Photographer, for a virtual presentation on Flash Photography.  Bobbi is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Bobbi Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate websites, annual reports and hundreds of environmental portraits for a wide variety of magazines. As a dedicated photoeducator, Bobbi brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. She

Free

BHS Winter History Fair

Bedford High School 9 Mudge Way, Bedford

History Day at BHS: At BHS, the NHD experience begins a class project in High Honors United States II history classes. Between September and January, students engage in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics related to the NHD theme, while honing their creative talents producing original presentations. Those projects are publicly presented at the Winter History Fair in late January. From there, some brave souls choose to continue working on their projects as an extracurricular activity with the intention of submitting those projects in the NHD competition. The Winter History Fair will be held in the Bedford

Adapting To Change As You Age: Supporting Good Financial Health

Virtual

Join our panel of experts as they provide information on skillfully navigating life changes that aging might bring. Topics include supporting good financial health for seniors, such as noticing signs they might need assistance with their finances, which legal documents are critical to have in place, account and password organization, how to avoid financial scams and managing medical bills. This free program is brought to you by the Corporators and Auxiliary of Emerson Health in collaboration with Emerson’s Community Benefits program. To register, visit EmersonHealth.org/AdaptingtoChange.

Free

The Concord Orchestra presents “The Vernacular Express”

51 Walden Center for the Performing Arts 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA

The Concord Orchestra presents “The Vernacular Express” at 8:00 p.m. on January 28 and 3:00 p.m. on January 29 at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden.  The orchestra, directed by Eric Culver, performs Bernard Hoffer’s Fanfare for Dick, George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Bernard Hoffer’s Kurt Weill Songbook, and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2.  A pre-concert talk by the conductor is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Guest conductor Eric Culver has been The Concord Orchestra’s consulting conductor during the process of finding a new music director. He has been active as a composer, pianist and conductor at New Stagecraft

$25

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition for Kids – No cost!

JGMS 99 McMahon Rd, Bedford, MA, United States

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WALK-UPS-WELCOME!!!  No Charge JANUARY 29th, 2023   at JOHN GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 12:00pm – 3:00 pm   Competition Level Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line. Winners from each category move on to the regional competition.  For REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT:   Michael O’Shaughnessy [email protected]  781-698-8661 

Free

“Ukraine 101: Root causes of the Russian invasion in context – Ukraine’s history, culture, and people”

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

First Parish in Bedford is hosting a two-part presentation on Ukraine:   Sunday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Vlad Shapiro, a Ukrainian-American from Kviv, will speak briefly about the root causes and current state of the Russian invasion in Ukraine.  Vlad will also provide background on cultural & historical differences between the Ukraine & Russian populations, Ukraine’s place in the global economy, as well as key information about Ukrainian culture and traditions. Both sessions will include plenty of time for questions from the audience.     These talks will be accessible on Zoom for those

Free

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Applications Now Open!

Bedford, MA, United States

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (also known as RYLA) will be held from June 23-25, 2022 at Fitchburg State College with over 200 students from across Central Massachusetts. Each year, the Rotary Club of Bedford selects and sponsors a group of students with excellent potential for leadership and service for attendance.   RYLA is a transformational experience designed to develop and emphasize leadership skills, citizenship and community service. The 3-day  conference is filled with group activities focused on listening and communicating, time management, team building, and public speaking. Your teen will build connections, work collaboratively with others, and emerge as

Free

Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Art Show

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

Art work by members of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society is on view in the Gallery@First Parish until March 30th.  Visitors are welcome during hours that the church office is open: 9:30-2:00.  A telephone call would be helpful to make sure the office is open .  The church telephone number is 781-275-7994.    

Free
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