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Discovering New England Stone Walls
March 15, 6:30 pm
Bedford Public Library

 

6:30 pm Light refreshments and short business meeting

7:00 pm Program begins

 

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape.

The Bedford Historical Society with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council is sponsoring the event at the Bedford Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please call 471-6336 or email us at info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

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April 9
7:30-11:30 am Breakfast
8-11:30 am Easter Bunny

 

We are excited to be invited to be part of this annual breakfast. This year you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. All donations from the pictures will benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center.

 

 

 

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Clothing Donation Drive
April 2017

 

The Friends of the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Committee is once again partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) to collect clothes, linens, and shoes as a fundraiser. This clothing drive will not only help support services for people with epilepsy all over New England, but it will also help us raise money for our organization. The items that can’t be reused will be recycled so you will also be helping our planet by reducing landfill waste.  We are very grateful to Morgan Self Storage of Manchester for donating a container to use for our collection.

 

Below are a list of acceptable donations.

 

   clothing - including outerwear, uniforms, costumes, fabric scraps, socks

   accessories - including handbags, scarves, jewelry, belts

   shoes, boots, slippers, sandals - unmatchedf pairs, only 1 shoe from a pair

   blankets, sheets, comforters

   potholders, dish towels

   tablecloths, cloth napkins

   towels

   curtains

   chair/sofa covers

 

Please contact us if you need bags.  Drop off dates will be posted in March.  We will be accepting donations in April.

 

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Your Hit Parade
May 17, 6:30 pm
Bedford Public Library
 

6:30 pm Light refreshments and short business meeting

7:00 pm Program begins

 

25 YEARS PRESENTING AMERICA'S TOP POPULAR SONGS

We are pleased to present “Your Hit Parade” by Calvin Knickerbocker. This is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, http://www.nhhumanities.org/.  Calvin Knickerbocker will be presenting this program.

"Your Hit Parade" aired on radio and then on television from 1935 to 1959. It set the standard for American popular music. Calvin Knickerbocker outlines a quarter century of the show's history as a "tastemaker" featuring songs inspired by the Great Depression and on through the advent of rock and roll. He explores the show's relationship with sponsor American Tobacco and Lucky Strike cigarettes and shares stories about the artists the show helped launch and promote, from Frank Sinatra to Elvis.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call 471-6336 or email us at info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

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Vintage Fashion Show
May 24

 

We are teaming up with students from Bedford High School Community Action and Service Department. We are looking for any types of vintage clothing, props, and old fashion pictures. This event is a fundraiser for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center.

Contact Jane if you have any items to donate, 471-6336 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

 

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Upcoming Events to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. If you have any questions about these events or would more information, please contact us at 471-6336 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

 

Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

June 1, 2017

Click here for more information

 

Live Auction

September 2017

 

Art Show

October 2017

 

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AmazonSmile Foundation
 

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