❖ Thursday, November 16, 2023


Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

 Greeters: Muriel McMillan, Dina Berger, Lynne Tarr

Luncheon Chair: Linda Krewson

Luncheon Committee: Kathleen McMillan, Linda Gould, Linda McCutcheon, Kathy Chadwick, Barbara Lanteigne, Mary Barry, Charlotte Kersbergen, Sandra Mackey, Brit Munsterteiger, Eileen Kane, Bobbie Gibbons, Sandy DeMello, Kitty Slattery, Janice Przybylski


That Reminds Me of a Story

Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity. Rebecca Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what's special about this rocky old place. She'll tell some of those stories - her favorites are the funny ones - and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own.


❖ Friday, December 1, 2023


Bedford Town Hall

SET UP: NOON to 4pm

Open to the public: 4:00 - 7:00 PM


 Saturday, December 2, 2023


Bedford Town Hall

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Luncheon Chair: MJ Howe

Committee: Linda Abels, Stevie Brimblecom, Toni Rohe, Ellie Hanlon, Sheila Smith, Linda Martin, Gen Miller, Melanie Guest, Eileen Kane, Norma Aivalikles, Irene Labombarde, Nicki Durand, Becki Kuhns, Beverly Jo Snyder


The FESTIVAL OF TREES will usher in the holiday season and provide for our scholarships and charitable donations. It is a FUNdraiser with fun for everyone. Members, interest groups and local sponsors will decorate trees with festive and unique themes to be raffled off at the end of the event. Holiday treats and crafts will be available for purchase. Local vendors and entertainment will provide a holiday party atmosphere. There will be free crafts for the kids, and Santa of course!


This is a not to be missed opportunity for BWC members to socialize and work together -the best way to accomplish success. Volunteers will be needed to set up prior to the event, the day of and clean up. Together, let’s make our second year of Festival of Trees a big success. Happy Holidays!


❖ Thursday, December 7, 2023


Manchester Country Club

180 S River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110


Chairs: Ellen Barber and Betsy Stull

Committee : Colleen Augustsson, Norma Aivalikiles, Theresa Korpowicz, Becki Kuhns, Barbara Lanteigne, Sandy Mackey, Susan Martin, Muriel McMillan, Joan Miller, Sue Paris, Noel Rainville, June Scott, Joan Shaughnessey, Lynne Tarr, Bobbie Gibbons



Celebrate the holidays by coming together at the Manchester Country Club to kick off the season of giving with our Holly Luncheon. Tickets will be on sale at the October and November meetings. Guests are welcome! The last day for a ticket purchase will be November 22nd. 



Chair: Beverly Jo Snyder

The Silent Auction takes place during the Holly Luncheon and is a fundraiser for our scholarships and charitable donations. Items for this auction are obtained through donations from our local businesses. As a BWC member you are asked to approach local businesses and services providers for donations of goods, time and/or gift cards. A letter to introduce yourself and the purpose of the auction is available for you to give to each establishment and explains our 501(c)(4) tax status. A “where will you go” list will be available at the monthly meetings prior to the auction. Items should be given to Beverly Jo as they are obtained.


❖ Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:00 PM to Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 12:00 PM


The BWC has so many talented women!  Well, ladies, it’s time to show off your talents!  Is cooking or baking your talent?  Or maybe painting?  Whatever your talent may be, this fundraiser gives you the opportunity to use your TALENT to create an item or use your TIME to provide a service for a donation to be auctioned off!  Once again the Time & Talent Auction will be a combination of ONLINE and LIVE Auction.

The Online portion will be held from Tuesday, March 5th at NOON through Tuesday, March 12th at NOON. The winning bidders will be able to pick up their items on Thursday, March 14th at the Time & Talent Luncheon or make other arrangements with the donor.

Auction donations are accepted NOW! Luncheon tickets will be available to purchase beginning in January. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family!

Thursday March 14, 2024


LaBelle Winery, 345 State Rte 101, Amherst, NH

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chair: Beverly Jo Snyder

Committee: Norma Aivalikles, Bobbi Beaudet, Lynn Evans, Melanie Guest, Cheryl Joseph, Becki Kuhns, Kara LaMarche, Sandy Mackey, Susan Martin, Gen Miller, Sue Paris

It is time to share your TALENTS or your TIME and participate in the very popular Time & Talent Auction. This BWC Fundraiser for scholarships and charitable donations gives you the opportunity to use your TALENT to create an item or use your TIME to provide a service. Need help deciding what to do? Talk to one of us! Your donation will be offered by our auctioneer in a live auction before, during and after our lunch or in a Silent Auction. Be prepared to enjoy some lively competitive bidding.

Your talented friends or family may donate a TALENT or TIME. Bring a friend to the luncheon and encourage them to bid. Lunch reservations, entrée selection and payment will be required by a specific date that will be announced. Auction items will be accepted at any time. SNOWBIRDS, PLEASE TURN IN YOUR ITEMS PRIOR TO HEADING SOUTH

 Thursday, March 28, 2024


Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Greeters: Julie Donovan, Sandy DeMello, Noel Rainville

Luncheon Chair:  Patty Martin

Luncheon Committee: Beth Coburn, Monique Rooney, Ruthie Smith, Dina Berger, Dee Caron, Kris Doucette, Beth Battison, Lynne Tarr, Vicki Kuhn, Elaine Sobel, Lynn Evans, Kathleen Reidy


A Visit to the Hermitage Museum
Marina Forbes, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, is an artist, scholar, and historian who has led tours of the Hermitage Museum since she was just 16 years old. Join Marina as she presents her beautifully illustrated, interactive presentation of the treasures of the Hermitage Museum, the largest museum in the world.


 ❖ Thursday, January 25, 2024


Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Greeters: Muriel McMillan, Charlotte Kersbergen

Luncheon Chair: Sarah Whitney

Luncheon Committee: Irene LaBombarde, Ellen Barber, Jane Cary, Gail LaPrade, Carol Sternberg, Patti Tornatore, Monica Lajoie, Rebecca Baergen, Gabi Maters, Patty Martin, Linda Moreau, Ann Thompson, Susan Moreau, Trudy Boisvert 


Come Rain or Shine

WMUR-TV Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint has been interested in weather since she was a young child. She has been with WMUR for nearly 10 years and can be seen on screen weekdays at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  She also produces special weather and climate content for TV, mobile and the WMUR website. Ms. LaPoint has been awarded the American Meteorological Society’s certified broadcast meteorologist seal and is a current Mount Washington Observatory Board Trustee. Join us as she discusses our challenging New Hampshire weather.


❖ Thursday, February 15, 2024 


Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Greeters: Gail LaPrade, Pamela Gorman, Carol Sternberg, Colleen Agustsson

Luncheon Chair: Julie Schappals

Luncheon Committee: Margaret Kearns, Jean Fullerton, Pamela Gorman, Beverly Jo Synder, Mitsou MacNeil, Betty Fitzgerald, Marilyn Cashin, Betsy Stull, Gen Miller, Beatrice Pirie, Carolyn Payzant


Artificial Intelligence: What Does That Have To Do With Me?

Get ready to be amazed by how Artificial Intelligence (AI), considered to be the "Fourth Industrial Revolution”, is changing our world! This program,  presented by Mark Glisson, Assistant Director of Technology at Hooksett Library, will take you on a journey through the fascinating world of AI, its historical roots, and its creative applications in various industries. We’ll learn how AI can be used to improve our lives in ways you never thought possible. We’ll also explore the ethical and legal challenges surrounding AI. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about one of the most important technologies of our time!


❖ Thursday, September 28, 2023 


Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Greeters:  Thelma Christopher, Gail LaPrade, Suzanne Hartshorn, Toni Rohe

Luncheon Chair:  Nicki Durand

Committee : Muriel McMillan, Colleen Agustsson, Lori Radke, Deborah Evans, Bennie Hanauer, Suzanne Hartson, Cheryl Joseph, Joan Miller, Christine Hutchinson, Laura Pingel, Joan Shaughnessy, Joyce Sweeney, Ellen Benson, Marcia Nemetz


 Thursday, May 16, 2024


LaBelle Winery, 345 State Rte 101, Amherst, NH

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Social Hour

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Luncheon and Installation of Officers​

May Luncheon Chairs: Gabi Maters & Kathleen Reidy

Committee: Linda Abels, Bennie Hanauer, Christine Hutchinson, Becki Kuhns, Patty Martin, Susan Martin, Kathleen McMillan, Gen Miller, Beverly Jo Snyder
Please join us at the May Luncheon for end of the year food, fun, and fellowship. The May Luncheon is the last BWC event of the season. Let’s come together to celebrate the wonderful year of 2023-2024 and welcome the new officers for 2024-2025. More details on the program of the day will be announced closer to the event.

MAY BASKETS RAFFLE at the May Luncheon
Chair: Beverly Jo Snyder 

What a pleasure to enjoy the company of our friends at a spring luncheon, celebrate the success of the year, watch the installation of our new leadership team AND be surrounded by beautiful May Baskets. If you hold the matching raffle number, one of those baskets could be yours. Once again, the members and interest groups display their talent and generosity in our Basket Raffle. The money raised is held over for the 2024-2025 scholarships and charitable donations.

  PROGRAMS FOR 2023-2024  


 Friday, October 20, 2023

WHALE OF A SALE - Set Up, Drop Off, Organizing and Pricing for Bedford Old Town Hall

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

❖ Saturday, October 21, 2023


Bedford Old Town Hall

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chair: Beverly Jo Snyder

Committee: Linda Abels, Terry Chapman, Sue Hyman, Cheryl Joseph, Theresa Karpowicz, Becki Kuhns, Linda Martin, Patty Martin, Susan Martin, Kathleen McMillan, Muriel McMillan, Noel Rainville, Monique Rooney, Carol Sternberg, Betsy Stull, Lynne Tarr

The WHALE OF A SALE is a yard sale that takes place at the Bedford Old Town Hall. It is a wonderful reason to clean out your closets, drawers, cabinets in the kitchen, garage and basement. Find all those treasures you don’t need any longer. BWC members, their extended families and friends may donate items they no longer need but would be desirable to others in our community and surrounding towns.

Think collectibles, knick-knacks, art objects, antiques, tools, gadgets, books, toys, games, jewelry, sport equipment, kitchen and dining wares, furniture, garden, garage and patio items, etcAll items must be neat and clean. No large electronics accepted. Any clothing must be of good quality and in pristine condition. The committee has the option to refuse items. Please ask if you have a question about your donation. 

❖ Thursday, October 26, 2023


Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Greeters: Thelma Christopher, Sandy DeMello, Linda Krewson, Kathy Harris

Luncheon Chair: Bobbi Beaudet

Luncheon Committee: Ann Mulvee, Michele Bank, Julie Donovan, Anne Ekdahl, Kathy Harris, Cynthia Ickes, Theresa Karpowicz, Susan Martin, Sandra Meinz, Melinda Penrose, Kathleen Powell, June Scott, Sheila Smith, Connie Surrette, Terry Chapman, Candace McDowell, Allison Gerstung, Kathy Provencher


A Recipe for Success: Finding Women Through Community Cookbooks

Community and church cookbooks are treasures that give us a glimpse of female groups, encapsulated in a place and time. Besides providing delicious treats, these recipe books can also be a springboard to genealogical adventure. Join Erin E. Moulton - author and researcher - as we traipse over recipes for Ghorabie, Pacific Slope Punch, and Maple Creams in search of clues to unlock the stories of our female ancestors. Erin is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The New Hampshire Historical Society, The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists and she serves on the landmark committee for the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.


❖ Thursday, April 18, 2024


Fellowship Hall, Bedford Presbyterian Church

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

This is a members-only business meeting.

Greeters: Sue Hyman, June Scott, Pamela Thomas, Toni Rohe

Luncheon Chair: Mary Jo Howe

Luncheon Committee:  Toni Rohe, Stevie Brimblecom, Gail Dube, Carol Conți, Meg Cook, Bobbe Fairman, Becki Kuhns, Linda Martin, Norma Aivalikles, Pamela Thomas, Ellie Hanlon