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MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE TO BENEFIT BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The 10th annual Macy’s Shop For A Cause – purchase a $5 Shopping Pass for exclusive savings from the Bedford Historical Society. This pass can be used in every Macy’s store on Aug. 29. Contact the Historical Society
at 471-6336 or info@bedford
historicalnh.org to purchase your pass. You can also visit on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the schoolhouse, located at 24 North Amherst Road, and pick up a pass in person. Information: bedfordhistoricalnh.org.
BEDFORD GARDENERS TO SELL FALL MUMS
The Bedford Garden Club will sell its show-stopping mums at the Sept. 8 Bedford Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. (or while supplies last), in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton’s Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Road. Proceeds from the sale help to maintain the club’s community gardens located throughout Bedford for all to enjoy. Information: bedfordnhgardenclub.org.
COMMITTEE BREAKFAST MEETING
The Bedford Republican Committee will hold its annual Fall Breakfast Meeting at 7 a.m. Sept.14 at the Manchester Country Club. All presidential candidates have been invited to speak. More information about speakers will be forthcoming. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bedford
republicans.org or by contacting Chair Valerie Earnshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER MEETING AND PROGRAM
The Bedford Historical Society will hold a dinner meeting on Sept. 16 at Bedford Old Town Hall. Social time at 6:30 p.m., dinner and meeting at 7, program at 8. Program topic is "A Glimpse into Bedford’s Farming Past." Free and open to the public. RSVP requested if you are attending the dinner; call 471-6336 or email email@example.com.
Bedford is a town with a lot of history since it was incorporated in 1750. On Sept. 19, the Bedford Historical Society will host a self-guided tour of old houses, barns, cemeteries and sites of historic interest, as a major fundraiser in support of the historical society. To reserve your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 471-6336. Ticket prices are $25 in advance ($20 BHS members), $30 day of event; free for kids younger than 12. Information: bedfordhistoricalnh.org.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE
The Bedford Historical Society will hold its fourth annual "Anything & Everything" yard sale from 8a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Activity Center, 190 Meetinghouse Road. Spaces available for $30 (no tables are available); set begins at 6 a.m. Forms to reserve your spot are available at bedfordhistoricalnh.org. Yard sale questions: Gwen at 472-3217 or sbcc@bedfordhistorical
BECOME A BOY SCOUT
All Bedford Boys entering grades 1-5 are eligible to join Cub Scouting. Bedford’s Pack 114 will hold an information night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Peter Woodbury Gym/Cafeteria to introduce Scouts and their parents to Cub Scouting and answer questions.
Bedford Pack 114 is known as the "Action Pack" and leads a very active scouting program meeting 2-3 times per month at the Den or Pack level. Pack activities include Rocket Launches, Snow Tubing, Hiking, Pinewood Derby, Community Services, Chuckwagon, an annual Battleship sleepover, Summer Camp and much more! Information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is offering these classes and activities. Registration is required unless noted. For a brochure with complete program listings, visit the Parks and Recreation office at 24 N. Amherst Road, visit www.bedfordreconline.com or call 472-5242.
2:30 p.m. Sept. 3: Girls On The Run, at Peter Woodbury School.
3:15 p.m. Sept. 4: Girls On The Run, at McKelvie School.
Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13: Sunday Lunch & Afternoon ESCAPES for Women & Girls (ages 10 and older) : Bike/Hike & Outdoor Photography in Franconia Notch.
9:30 a.m. Sept. 15: Tai Chi.
9:30 a.m. Sept. 15: Yoga with Robert.
3:30 p.m. Sept. 15: Yoga for Children.
9 a.m. Sept. 16: Gentle Flow Yoga.
3:30 p.m. Sept. 16: Archery – Beginners Family Class.
9:30 a.m. Sept. 17: Chair Yoga with Robert.
Sept. 18: Adult and senior bus trip toBourne Scallop Festival.
Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13: Sunday Lunch & Afternoon ESCAPES for Women & Girls (ages 10 and older) – Autumn Hike and Painting Workshop at Pawtuckaway State Park.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26: Bedford Olde Towne Day.
2 p.m. Oct. 18: Adult and Senior Movies. Free.
3 p.m. Oct. 21: Bedford Master Lego Builders – NH Lego League.
5:30 p.m. Oct. 21: NH Lego League – Intro to Robotics.
4:30 p.m. Oct. 24: Halloween Spooktacular at Bedford Village Common Park. Free.
6:15 p.m. Thursdays: Zumba GOLD.
BEDFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, holds Summer Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. Visit bedfordpresbyterian.org to see a list of all programs and offerings. Information: 472-5841 or email office@bedford
BETHANY COVENANT CHURCH
Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, holds Sunday services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Information: 472-5545, ext. 7002 or email Rev. J.T. Shupe at email@example.com.
TRINITY LIFE COMMUNITY-
BEDFORD FOURSQUARE CHURCH
Sunday worship services begin at 10 a.m. Nursery and children’s programs are during the morning message. There are also many small groups and activities for all ages throughout the week. Free bread is available after the morning service at noon to serve residents in the community who need assistance. The church is at 12 Station Road (off Hawthorne Drive). Information: 622-6306, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tlcnh.org.
Stevens-Buswell Post 54 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August) at the Bedford Public Library, Meetinghouse Road. If you are on active duty anywhere in the world or have served during eligible war eras, you’re invited to become a member. Information: Frank Diekmann, 472-4988 or visit post54nh.org.
BEDFORD LYME DISEASE COUNCIL
The Bedford Lyme Disease Council holds meetings on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Richmond Room at the Bedford Public Library. This is a walk-in opportunity for anyone seeking information and/or guidance regarding Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. There is much misinformation that surrounds Lyme disease. This meeting offers a monthly opportunity to get accurate, helpful information about this widespread and often debilitating illness. Information: David Hunter at 606-2800.
BEDFORD EUCHRE GROUP
The Bedford Euchre Group is seeking new members for its monthly women’s card game. Come for food, fun and laughter every second Tuesday of the month. We will teach you how to play. Information: Suzie at 488-5741 or email@example.com.
GREATER MANCHESTER LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
The Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, in the downstairs Activity Room. The meetings provide information, support and guidance to those suffering with Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. Lyme patients are welcome to bring along friends or family if they so choose. Information: David Hunter at 606-2800.
MEN’S CLUB HELP OUR TROOPS
The Bedford Men’s Club has formed a committee with a mission to send packages of snack foods, personal care items, and other comforts to our Bedford-based troops serving overseas or in remote U.S. locations. To achieve our goal, we need the community’s help to identify those who serve to protect America’s freedom. If you have a Bedford family member in the military serving overseas or in a remote location, please send the club his or her name and APO or FPO address. The club will use their contact information only to send packages. We will not share the information outside the Bedford Men’s Club, nor will use the information for any commercial purposes. Please contact the club by email to: president@bedfordmens
club.com, or by mail to: Bedford Men’s Club, P.O. Box 10338, Bedford, NH, 03110-0338.
The Bedford Men’s Club meets at Shortys Restaurant in Bedford on Rt 101 the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All men who live or work in Bedford over the age of 21 are invited to attend. The Bedford Men’s Club is a non-profit organization designed to promote the betterment of the community. Our main objective is to help support local educational and recreational youth programs. For more information please check our web site at bedford
mensclub.com or facebook/bedfordmensclub.
The Bedford Lions Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The Bedford Lions Club, in its 49th year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries; for information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516 or visit bedford.nhlions.org.
The Bedford VFW Post meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Old Town Hall, Meetinghouse Road. Veterans who have served in combat zones overseas are eligible. Information: John Kroehler, 624-6836.
CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
The Bedford Men’s Club is helping the organization Cell Phones For Soldiers by collecting used cell phones and laptops, which are sold and recycled. The cash raised is put into calling cards that are given to soldiers overseas. Drop-off points: Verizon stores on South River Road; town offices; transfer station; and in Merrimack at Shaw’s Plaza at Exit 11.
soldiers.com; Dave and Heather Michaels, 471-9130; Steve Wallace, 1-520-255-0714.
COFFEE WITH A COP AND SENIOR CITIZEN TALK
The Bedford Police Department is starting a new Community Policing Program. "Coffee with a Cop and Senior Citizen Talk" will be held 7-9 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Bedford Safety Complex, #55 Constitution Drive. Sit and talk with a Bedford police officer, enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss any issues you have or make suggestions to make Bedford a better place.
In addition, the Bedford Police Dept. will have a police officer assigned to the Community Policing Division on hand to speak with our senior citizens about tips and suggestions on crime prevention. Information: call the department at 472-5113.
COPPER DOOR LIVE
The Copper Door Restaurant, 15 Leavy St., will have live music from 5-8 p.m. Sundays and 8-11 p.m. Thursdays. No cover charge. Aug. 27: Rob Thomas, Aug. 30: Brad Bosse. Information: 488-2677 or copperdoor
HOMETOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE LUNCHEON
The Hometown Business Alliance hosts a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Shorty’s Mexican Roadhouse, 206 Route 101. Registration required at events.r20.constantcontact.com. Information: 801-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAAP PROFILE CHAPTER MEETINGS
IAAP (International Association of Administrative Assistants) Profile Chapter meetings are held 6-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at Country Inn & Suites, 250 S. River Road. Meeting is $7 and dinner and meeting is $24. RVSP/information: IAAPNHProfileChapter@gmail.com.
MOMS CLUB OF BEDFORD
The MOMS Club of Bedford, NH is a chapter of the International MOMS Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all moms ,whether at home or working. Our local chapter offers a wide range of activities, including, monthly socials, park outings, playgroups, trips to the farm and Moms’ Nights Out. We are also committed to service projects within our community. Our activities are held during the day, when mothers at home need support. Mothers may bring their children with them to all our activities. Information: email@example.com.
Nixle is a free, instant messaging service that gives citizens important police advisories and alerts regarding emergencies, fire scenes, road closures and reopenings, places to shelter during power outages, notices about lost children and elderly, community event advisories and more. These brief messages are sent via texts and emails. Some 1,600 Bedford residents use Nixle to stay informed. An app is available for iPod, iPhone and iPad Touch. Sign up free at www.nixle.com.
A free senior lunch is held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Trinity Life Community-Bedford Foursquare Church, 12 Station Road (off Hawthorne DrIVE). All who are 65 and older are welcome. Please RSVP. Information: 622-6306.
SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB
Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial education group is open to anyone and meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Charles Schwab, 2 Cellu Drive, Nashua. A broad range of personal financial topics are covered, including investments, money’s effect on relationships, social security, credit, retirement strategies and more. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in hosting a walk in your neighborhood or on one of Bedford’s trails, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 472-5242. Pick the time and date, and the recreation department will advertise your adventure.
Vintner’s Cellar, Sebbins Brook Marketplace, 410 S. River Road, Suite 7. 5-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Information: 627-9463, www.vintnerscellarnh.com.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers from New Hampshire communities to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. Volunteers use their own vehicle and set their own schedule. Treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. Information: 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.