Monthly Programs

Thursday September 23: Business Meeting

1.00pm - 2.30pm:  Bedford Public Library

This is a MEMBERS ONLY business meeting (existing and new active members)  where the year's activities will be finalized.

Wednesday October 27: Wednesday November 3:  Time & Talent On-Line Auction 

This fundraiser gives you the opportunity to use your talent to create an item or to use your time to provide a service for a donation to be auctioned. All money raised is for our educational scholarship and charitable donations. 

Thursday March 24: 11.30am - 3.30pm: Magician & Illusionist

11.30am - 2.30pm, Location TBD

Internationally known Magician and Illusionist, Jason Purdy, is a natural born performer. He craves the attention of his audience and, once captured, holds them hostage to their amazement. With Jason's stunning flair for dramatics and the love of his art, he combines a spectacular blend of polished magic and illusions, witty comedy and toe-tapping music along with audience participation to create a memorable, magical entertainment experience.

Thursday January 27: Before Peyton Place: In Search of the Real Grace Metalious

11.30am - 2.30pm, Location TBD

Speaker Robert Perreault, promoter of New England's Franco-American culture and Manchester's history since 1973.

Grace DeRepentigny Metalious believed that in rejecting her own ethnic and religious heritage she would come closer to inheriting the 'American Dream'. Her Quebecois ancestry and her formative years in Manchester reveal aspects of the author that the public rarely knew. Robert Perreault focuses on Metalious's most autobiographical and ethnically-oriented but little known novel, No Adam in Eden.

Thursday October 28: Michael Fourneir, Superintendent of Bedford School District

11.30am - 2.30pm: Bedford Presbyterian Church

The Superintendent of the Bedford School District will describe the challenges the School District faced this past year and the efforts which were taken to overcome them in order to return to a normal school year in 2021-2022. Presentation followed by a conversational question and answer time.  

Thursday February 24, 11.30 - 2.30pm - All Things Manchester

11.30am - 2.30pm, Location TBD

Speaker John Clayton, Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Association, author and former journalist with the NH Union Leader

John will talk about all things Manchester. His program will highlight the people and their city, which continue to show the independent spirit which is alive and vibrant today.

Thursday December 9: Holly Luncheon and Silent Auction

11.30am - 2.30pm, La Belle Winery

Deck the Halls' and celebrate our chance to come together to kick off the holiday season with our Holly Luncheon. We can enjoy the festive atmosphere, great food and entertainment all in the company of good friends. Guests are welcome. Tickets will be on sale at the September, October and November meetings. Last day for a ticket purchase will be November 19th. The silent auction is one of our major fundraisers for our Scholarship and Charities donations. Local businesses generously donate the items for the auction. 

Thursday November 18: New Hampshire's Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

11.30am-2.30pm, Location TBD

Speaker Jim Boffetti Associate Attorney General & Director of the Division of Legal Counsel 

Jim Bofetti will be discussing the State's efforts to combat the opioid crisis, including its litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors and the status of national settlements with opioid companies. Jim oversees the Civil Bureau, the Transportation and Construction Bureau, the Election Law Unit, the Civil Rights Unit and the Charitable Trusts Unit. He continues to prosecute the opioid companies.

Thursday November 4: Time and Talent Luncheon & Live Aution

11.30am - 2.30pm, Location TBD

Come and enjoy a lovely luncheon and pick up your winning items from the online auction. Take the opportunity to bid on new items in our live auction. Our auctioneer will be Bill Jennings of BCTV!

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

SEPTEMBER

Thursday May 20, 11.00am - 2.00pm: Annual May Luncheon

11.00am - 2.00pm, Manchester Country Club

Please join us at the May Luncheon for end of the year fun, food and fellowship at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. The May Luncheon is the last BWC event of the season. Let's come together to celebrate the wonderful year of 2021-2022 and welcome the new officers of 2022-2023. 

MAY

APRIL

Thursday April 21: Member-Only Business Meeting

11.30am - 2.30pm, Location TBD

MARCH

FEBRUARY

Saturday April 2: Whale of a Sale

9.00am - 1.00pm, Bedford Old Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road.

Drop-off day Friday April 1

This sale relies on member donations and is open to the public. Items to donate include items such as housewares, decorative items, jewelry, handbags, coats and jackets, books and good, gently-used, clothing. Please no furniture or electronics. Start setting aside the items you plan to donate to the Whale of a Sale fundraiser. Please deliver all items to the bedford Old Town Hall between noon and 3pm on April 1st so the can be categorically arranged for presentation for the next day. The funds raised will go to Scholarships and Charities for 2022.

OCTOBER