1. Learn to ski or ride for free! First-time downhill skiers & snowboarders receive a free learn to ski or snowboard lesson, free equipment rentals & a free beginner terrain lift ticket at many New Hampshire ski resorts from Jan. 12 through 18. First-time cross country skiers receive a free learn-to-ski lesson, free equipment rentals & a free trail pass. Participants must register with Ski NH to download a Learn to Ski & Ride Free coupon, then make a reservation with one of our participating resorts. For more information, click here.
2. Cardboard sled derby. The Bedford Recreation Department, this February vacation, encourages local children to have giant collect giant cardboard boxes to make a sled. It must be completely homemade and able to travel down the sledding hill by the Town Playground. Prizes will be awarded for fastest sled, longest traveling distance and best looking sled. Advanced registration is required by Feb. 18, and the derby will take place at the sledding hill on the town playground on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per sled.
3. Winter warmup? After a bitter cold week, where Bedford residents saw a recorded high temperature in the teens and 20s for several days, today's forecast calls for a partly cloudy day with a high of 33 degrees and a 10-percent chance of precipitation, according to Weather.com.
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5. On the agenda. The first of two public hearings to review the proposed municipal budget will take place this Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the BCTV Bedford Town Meeting Room. Also, the Bedford Village Common Development Committee is set to meet at the same location, at 10 Meetinghouse Road, at 8 a.m. today. For more information, click here.