Bedford Women's Club

Dedicated to friends, friendship and community

 

 

Monthly Programs

 
 
SEPTEMBER
 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New Member Forum

​ZOOM Meeting

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Business Meeting

ZOOM Meeting

This is a MEMBERS ONLY business meeting (existing and new active members)  where the 

year’s activities  will be finalized and yearbooks distributed

 

OCTOBER

Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:30 pm

Zoom presentation for Questions & Answers

 Meeing ID  & Passcode will be emailed to members

“Stop Trafficking US"

Catherine Wilson
Via public and private speaking engagements, social media, TV, radio, and print,
Stop Trafficking US works to educate the community on the life cycle of abuse,
and the horrific domino effect that occurs after a child has been sexually abused in any way. 
BWC Members are invited to a Question and Answer Zoom Meeting
with Catherine Wilson.    Please view the link below prior to the Zoom Meeting.  
 Link:  youtube.com   Search  SexTraffickingAwareness.mp4   
   “Who I Am” Video (approximately 60 minutes)

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

11:30 am   - BWC Zoom General Program Meeting 

Meeting ID  & Passcode will be emailed to members

12:30 pm   - Program - Exploring the Light in Landscape Paintings

John O'Shaughnessy, Painter & Art Educator at the Currier Art Center

 
John O’Shaughnessy will lead you on a virtual tour of the majesty and sense of
light that was attained by the Hudson River School painters. 
Using the Currier Museum’s painting, Moat Mountain in Intervale, by Alfred Bierstadt
as the starting point, participants will be encouraged to look closely
while John draws attention to some of the ways Bierstadt used light and shadow
to achieve a sense of calm and drama within the same painting.  Other Hudson  
River School artists, Thomas Cole to Jasper Cropsey and Martin Heade will
also be highlighted, as time allows.

 

Friday, October 23, 2020    12:30pm

Learn to Paint with Watercolors

John O'Shaughnessy, Painter & Art Educator at the Currier Art Center

Zoom one hour virtual class -- Meeting ID  & Passcode will be emailed to members

John will demonstrate methods of achieving a sense of light, using the artwork from the
Thursday session as a reference, and encourage students to participate with
him by doing paintings of their own.  Paper and paintbrush
will be provided.  Watch your email for the sign-ups and further details.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Kitchen and Bathroom Trends and Practical Updates and

How to Make Homes User Friendly As We Age

Meghan Collins – Interior Designer, Allied A.S.I.D.

Zoom Presentation  -   Meeting ID and Passcode will be emailed to members.

 

Meghan has been practicing Interior Design for over twenty years.  She received

an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education from Princeton University,

and a Professional Certificate of Interior Design from NH Institute of Art. 

Meghan offers full service Interior Design, including space planning, kitchen

and bath design, remodels and additions, flooring and tile design, color and paint selections,

furnishings and accessories, and pretty much anything you can imagine for inside and

sometimes even outside your home.  She also has a related business of

rehabbing old homes.  Meghan and her husband currently reside in Bedford and have

raised their three children  right across the street from her childhood home.

 

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 12, 2020  12:30 pm

Cooking for 1 or 2

Liz Barbour – Local Chef, Cookbook Writer, Owner of the Creative Feast

Zoom Presentation   -    Meeting ID and Passcode will be emailed to members. 

One- and two-person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. 

It can be ricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients

and your time.  Join Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast for this fun and  delicious

cooking demonstration.  Liz will help you fill  your pantry with  quick cooking,

small batch ingredients that will be cost effective, healthy, and easy to prepare.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

11:30 am   - BWC Zoom General Program Meeting 

Zoom Presentation -  Meeting ID  & Passcode will be emailed to members

12:30 pm   - Program - awaiting confirmation

 

 

November 26, 2020 to December 3, 2020 

BWC TIME AND TALENT AUCTION - ONLINE!  

Since 2002, the Time and Talent Auction has been our largest fundraiser of the year. 

We have decided to combine it with our Holly Auction to create an impressive ONLINE event.

Over the past 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to support charities which  serve

Bedford and to provide scholarships to both high school seniors and adult women continuing

their education.  

In conjunction with CharityAuctionsToday.com you will be able to view and bid on items

for 10 days, just in time for the holidays.  Forget Black Friday  and Cyber Monday--   

join us for BWC Friday and Charity Monday! 

It’s easy, it’s fun, and the monies raised will go to our Scholarships and Charities fund. 

Thinkabout what creative item you would like to donate, or what service  you might like to offer. 

It should be something you love doing  and would be happy to provide to the highest bidder.   Past items include:  a hosted Day at the Lake, gorgeous knitted scarves,  custom container gardens, multi-course dinners, and computer tech help.  

The variety of contributions is always a joy to see!

 

Information regarding item submission, logging into the website, bidding for items,

paying for items, and receiving items will follow.

 

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DECEMBER

 Thursday, December 5, 2019  11:00 am -2:00 pm

HOLLY LUNCHE​ON

Manchester Country Club

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with your friends from the Bedford Women’s Club at the Manchester Country Club!  Come and enjoy the festivities! In addition to a lovely meal in a beautifully decorated room, there will be entertainment and prizes.  The Silent Auction is a wonderful place to pick up some holiday gifts for your friends and family (or even for yourself!).  As always, guests are welcome.  Tickets will be on sale at our Oct and Novr meetings and will be available for purchase until November 30th

 JANUARY

Thursday, January 23, 2020  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

“YOUR HIT PARADE”: 25 YEARS PRESENTING AMERICA’S TOP POPULAR SONGS

CAL KNICKERBOCKER

Jeff Warner iPopular music has evolved over the years. Major shifts seem to occur about every 10 years. “Your Hit Parade” chronicled the changes in popular music from its debut in 1935 to its “death by Rock and Roll” in 1959.

 

FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

“A Trip We’re All On: The Role of Palliative Care in Laying Out a Road Map for Life to Death.  Planning with Comfort, Joy and Dignity”

 Dr. Charles Mills

How and why has New England comeDrawing on his clinical and life experiences, Dr. Mills will explore feelings and fears we all face in the trajectory of aging and declining health. He will describe the specialty of palliative medicine. He will explain how it is distinct from but related to hospice care.  Through stories, he will help the audience explore the most common stumbling blocks of family interaction beliefs that create turmoil and suffering as serious illness impacts quality of life. The format of the presentation will lend itself to participatory interaction for personal growth and insights by the end of the talk.

 

MARCH

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Special Book Club Meeting

Bedford Public Library

1:00 pm Dr. Meg Cronin from St. Anselm College will lead a discussion of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Copies of the book will be available at the library Reference desk in late January. All BWC members are welcome to attend this Book Group meeting.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

"Stop Trafficking US"

Catherine Anne Wilson

Director of Portsmouth Black HeriVia public and private speaking engagements, social media, TV, radio, and print, Stop Trafficking US works to educate the community on the life cycle of abuse, and the horrific domino effect that occurs after a child has been sexually abused in any way. 

 APRIL

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Annual Business Meeting

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian ChurchA birthday celebration will be enjoyed. At the conclusion of the birthday celebration, we will hold our annual April Business Meeting.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY MEETING.  We will be voting on the election of officers, the disbursement of funds for Scholarships and Charities, the amount of dues, and any other items which may come up. Membership forms may be filled out and dues paid at the conclusion of the meeting. Checks and credit cards will be accepted. We hope to see you there!

 

MAY

Thursday, May 21, 2020   11:00 AM -3:00 PM

Annual May Luncheon 

Manchester Country Club

 Come join the fun and fellowship at the last BWC event of the season.  We will have the induction of the new officers and will be entertained by the Spur of the Moment, a barbershop quartet.  Bring a friend! 

Menu details to be announced.