Bedford Women's Club

Dedicated to friends, friendship and community

Monthly Programs

SEPTEMBER
 

Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New Member Coffee

​Bedford Library

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon & Business Meeting

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

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 25, 2018 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

“Shaker Legacy"

Darryl Thompson

Darryl Thompson, who lived among the Canterbury Shakers, earned a BA and MA in American History at the University of New Hampshire.  He served as a consultant to a Shaker documentary film, “The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God”, has written articles, lectured, taught classes and served as a tour guide.

Darryl enlightens audiences about the many Shaker contributions to agriculture, industry, medicine, music, furniture design, women’s rights, racial equality, craftsmanship, social & religious thought and mechanical invention, over the more than 250 years.  In his presentation, Darryl will explore some of these contributions and share some of his personal memories of the Canterbury Shakers.

 

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 15, 2018  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

“The Moose Man” 

Rick Libbey

Rick Libbey, a naturalist photographer, learned to appreciate nature and all living things, after a personal encounter with a moose, in the wilderness of Maine.  The encounter proved to be life-changing.  For 35 years, Rick has returned to the same remote lake in Maine, taking photographs and documenting his encounters.

Rick started his business of nature photography in 2003, expanding it to include eagles, loons, fox, bears and all animals of the woods and water.  He will share wildlife images and animal behaviors in his message of gratitude for his labor of love: awe-inspiring nature!

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DECEMBER

 Thursday, December 6, 2018  11:30 am -2:30 pm

HOLLY LUNCHEON

​Manchester Country Club

 

 JANUARY

Thursday, January 24, 2019  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

"Banjos, Bones and Ballads"

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music.  His songs from lumber camps, fishing villages and mountaintops of America, create a link between the everyday lives and artistry of the 19th century Americans to 21st century audiences.

Listening to the songs and stories of his father, Frank Warner, and other traditional singers provided an important inspirational influence that impacted Jeff’s childhood.  He has edited his mother’s book, “Traditional folk Songs”, produced a CD collection and performed widely in festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools, across America.  Jeff will perform traditional songs, rich in history.

FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

"Discovering Stone Walls"

Kevin Gardner

How and why has New England come to acquire thousands of miles of stone walls?  Kevin Gardner, a builder, logger, writer, teacher, radio voice and actor, has also been in a stone wall builder family business for more than 40 years.  He has constructed New England traditional stonework and restored historic structures.

Kevin’s presentation will focus on the art, history, culture and lore of stone walls and their significance to the New England landscape.   These are the main topics of his book, “The Granite Kiss”.

 

MARCH

Thursday, March 28, 2019  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Light Luncheon and Program

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

"Black History of New Hampshire"

JerriAnne Boggis

Director of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, JerriAnne Boggis, has been instrumental in the creation of a documentary film, “Shadows Fall North”, relating historical facts about black history in NH, dating back to the 1700’s.  Portsmouth is the only known African American burial ground in New England from this period.

In referring to the documentary film, JerriAnne helps to relay historical facts that may have been ignored or not even known.  Milford, where she resides, is featured in the film.  Along with connections to Milford, JerriAnne facilitates discussion about the film and other stories of slaves not in the film.

 APRIL

Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Annual Business Meeting

Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

 

MAY

Thursday, May 16, 2019   11:00 AM -3:00 PM

Annual May Luncheon 

Murphy's Taproom & Carriage House

 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.