The Bedford Town Calendar

PDC Discussion with Author Jennifer De Leon

Bedford High School 9 Mudge Way, Bedford

In tandem with Bedford High's reading of Don't Ask Me Where I'm From and student/author visit, the Parents Diversity Council (PDC) offers a connection to the project by inviting parents and community members to read the book, then attend an in-person discussion with Ms. De Leon. Wednesday, April 6, 7 PM Bedford High School, Large Group Instruction room Jennifer's novel of a Latinx student accepted into a suburban METCO program inspires empathy and encourages getting to know people as individuals instead of types of skin colors, emphasizing that no single group's experience or background is the same for everyone in


Meet the Tutu Teacher! (Davis School Author in Residence)

Davis School 401 Davis Road, Bedford, MA, United States

The Parents Diversity Council and BEST PTO invite families to meet former Davis Kindergarten teacher, Vera Ahiyya, author of the brand new book, You Have a Voice! Ms. Ahiyya will be the Author in Residence at Davis on May 2 and 3.  The evening of May 2, she will be able to meet with parents and families.  She will make a brief presentation, read her book, and have time for Q and A and book signings.  Along with LOTS of hugs for former students (who knew her as Ms. Corbett when she taught kindergarten at Davis)! This event is open


Diwali Celebration

Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

Join the Bedford Free Library and the Parents Diversity Council to celebrate and learn about the meaning of Diwali with a puppet show, dance demonstration and crafts! Best for pre-k through 5th grade, but families with children of all ages are welcome. An in-person event at the Bedford Free Library: 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA


Flatbread Fundraiser for the Parents Diversity Council

Flatbread Company 213 Burlington Road, Bedford

Please come out to support programming for the Parents Diversity Council's events in 2023 by eating great pizza!  A portion of proceeds from the sale of each pizza goes to the Parents Diversity Council that night. Thank you!

Parents Diversity Council – In Conversation with Boyah J. Farah

Bedford High School 9 Mudge Way, Bedford

Thursday, May 4th | 7:00PM Bedford High School, LGI Join us In Conversation with Boyah J. Farah, author and former BHS student! An evening with Boyah Farah, the author of America Made Me a Black Man, a memoir published in fall 2022. Copies of his book are available from the PDC either before or at the event for $10. To RSVP or request a copy of the book please click here.

2nd Annual Bedford Pride Celebration

Bedford Common

The Parents Diversity Council and Bedford Youth and Family Services are excited to sponsor this year's Pride Day on Sunday June 11 from 1-4pm on the Town Common. There will be crafts, information tables, storytime, and live well a festive atmosphere (think: parade and a "nonbinary-asaur") and an ice cream truck visit.  Please see the attached flyer (designed by a local youth), and feel free to share the flyer! We are also still welcoming volunteers to run an activity, donate water or giveaways, or help with photography, set up/clean up, or what-have-you. If you think you'd like to help,

Bedford Area Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Middlesex Community College 591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA, United States

Join us for a multi-town celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day! This free, all ages, family event will feature a fun and educational performance by the Mashpee Wampanoag Red Hawk Singers and Dancers. Through song, dance, and teachings, the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers promote traditional Wampanoag values such as humility and respect to create true connections between diverse cultures and communities. This year’s IPD celebration will also highlight the work of local artisans Claudia Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) of Arawak Design and Xochi Kountz of Crafts for Justice. Event co-sponsors will host informational tables to share the important work they do. The program will

Black History Month Celebration – 50 Years of METCO

Bedford High School 9 Mudge Way, Bedford

Come celebrate 50 years of METCO with the Bedford Public Schools and Parents Diversity Council! Soul food, spoken word performances, music, and a special tribute to Irene Parker, the longest-serving director of Bedford's METCO program - honored by her family along with current and former METCO directors and Bedford superintendents. Dinner begins at 6:30 - - catered by Cohen's Catering (Bedford METCO alum) 6:30-9 PM, Bedford High School Cafeteria and Gym

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