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Bedford Family Connection

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Available Membership Types
  • Associate Membership
  • Corporate Membership
  • Family Membership B
Requirement for Membership

There is no Bedford residency requirement. We have members from Lexington, Billerica, Concord, Acton, Carlisle, and other nearby towns.

The Bedford Family Connection was founded in 1988 as a volunteer-run, community organization. Our mission is to strengthen our community by nurturing families, fostering friendships and learning through fun activities and enrichment programs for local families with any child age 5 and under.

The BFC provides members with a strengthened sense of community while creating and nurturing important relationships when our children are still young. An additional benefit is the number of lasting friendships it has fostered between families. As a member, you will also enjoy:
•A monthly BFC e-newsletter, which lists BFC events and news, other local family-oriented news/events, the playroom schedule, and members' and sponsors' classified ads
•The BFC Membership Directory
•Discounted admission to the BFC playroom
•Free (or low cost) children's activities every month
•Free (or low cost) parent education workshops every month
•Free (or low cost) special family events and parties 2-3x/year
•Monthly "Mom's Time Out" and "Dad's Corner" events
•Playgroups for similarly-aged children
•Numerous volunteer opportunities within the BFC organization
•Opportunities to participate in local charitable events

Upcoming Events

Bedford Masons MYCHIP Event

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm EDT

MYCHIP (Masonic Youth Child Identification Program) has identified more than 300,000 children since its inception in 1988, and it continues to assist families today.

The program provides tools to help law enforcement authorities find and identify a lost or missing child. The Masons of Massachusetts, partnering with the Massachusetts Crime Prevention Officers Association and the Massachusetts Dental Association, donate MYCHIP resources to make this service available to the public. None of the information is copied and all the identifying materials are given to the child's family.

Our Free Program Provides The Following Materials

VIDEOTAPE: A brief videotaped interview that can be quickly distributed to the media in order to reach a huge audience. FINGERPRINTING: Fingerprinting is a well-known means of identification. Resourceful parents keep fingerprints available should the need arise.

TOOTHPRINTS: A tooth print bite impression is quick and easy. Teeth, like fingerprints are unique. A dental imprint gives both accurate and important information for identification purposes.

CHEEK SWAB: A Q-tip is gently rubbed on the inside of a child’s cheek to gather DNA material.

For more information visit: http://www.mychip.org/node/5334

Mommy/Son Dance

Sun Jun 4, 2017, 4–6 pm EDT

Remember the Daddy/Daughter dance last year? It's was a tremendous success so this year we're giving the moms a chance to enjoy the fun with their sons! You won't want to miss this very special evening out. Feel free to get dressed up. Snacks, music, dancing, photos and fun will be provided!

Open to all BFC families and their sons.

June BFC Book Club meeting

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 7:30–9:30 pm EDT

The June BFC Book Club meeting is on Wed. June 7th at 7:30pm in the BFC playroom at First Parish.

We will be discussing "Fates and Furies," by Lauren Groff, which is available from the library (http://find.minlib.net/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3239036) and also from Amazon (http://a.co/gAfqyIV).

Finishing the book is not required! We ask only that you bring a light snack or beverage to share with the group. Please RSVP on Big Tent (and please note in the RSVP what you plan to bring to share).

Hope to see you on June 7th!

And if you'd like to stay up to date on what's happening with the Book Club, please join the Book Club subgroup on Big Tent.

July BFC Book Club meeting

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 7:30–9:30 pm EDT

The July BFC Book Club meeting is on Wed. July 7th at 7:30pm in the BFC playroom at First Parish.

We will be discussing "Rules of Civility," by Amor Towles, which is available from the library (http://find.minlib.net/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3018720) and also from Amazon (http://a.co/4XbxJrx).

Finishing the book is not required! We ask only that you bring a light snack or beverage to share with the group. Please RSVP on Big Tent (and please note in the RSVP what you plan to bring to share).

Hope to see you on July 5th!

And if you'd like to stay up to date on what's happening with the Book Club, please join the Book Club subgroup on Big Tent.

August BFC Book Club meeting

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 7:30–9:30 pm EDT

The August BFC Book Club meeting is on Wed. August 2nd at 7:30pm in the BFC playroom at First Parish.

We will be discussing "Sleeping Giants," by Sylvain Neuvel, which is available from the library (http://find.minlib.net/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3458964) and also from Amazon (http://a.co/7PvRgh4).

Finishing the book is not required! We ask only that you bring a light snack or beverage to share with the group. Please RSVP on Big Tent (and please note in the RSVP what you plan to bring to share).

Hope to see you on August 2nd!

And if you'd like to stay up to date on what's happening with the Book Club, please join the Book Club subgroup on Big Tent.

Recent News

Announcements News

Afternoon Indoor Play

11/12/2013 (3 yrs ago)
As the seasons get cooler and you are searching for indoor play,
consider heading over to St. Paul's (100 Pinehill Rd.) to play in
their big room on Wednesday November 13 from 3:30 - 5:00. There will
be tricycles, Cozy Coupes, a train table, and a small climbing
structure to play with as well as arts... read more »
Announcements News

Need Ice Cream Social Volunteers!

11/12/2013 (3 yrs ago)
As part of Bedford Unplugged month, Bedford Family Connection and
Bedford Youth and Family Services are co- sponsoring an ice cream
social featuring Bedford Farms ice cream. To make this event a
success, we need volunteers to help with set up, collecting money,
scooping ice cream, and clean up. If you... read more »
Announcements News

BFC Playroom Re-opening Celebration

9/22/2013 (4 yrs ago)
Announcements News

clothing and baby items urgently needed

9/16/2013 (4 yrs ago)
Announcements News

Fire Truck and Police Cruiser Wash

9/10/2013 (4 yrs ago)