The weather forecast has cooled off the chili — at least for this weekend.

Downtown Bedford Inc. had planned its annual Chili and Soup Cookoff for Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. But with all-day rain or snow in the forecast, the event has been moved to Feb. 22. About 14 vendors had been scheduled to take part, and entertainment was to be provided. Tickets are $20 and are available online at and at Juli’s Wearable Art and HeBrew’s.

The Bedford County Historical Society will host its quarterly meeting Saturday.

The society will welcome Jared Frederick to talk about the Normandy Invasion of World War II. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. His new book “Dispatches of D-Day” will be available for purchase and Sen. John Heinz World War II exhibit “WE CAN DO IT” will be open. The presentation will be held on the 1st floor of the Society’s barn, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. For more information contact the Society at 623-2011 or email

Everett Rec Fund will hold a trivia night on Saturday.

Trivia Night will be held at the Masonic Lodge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Teams may consist of up to six players. The cost is $20 per player; pre-purchased tickets are available at Top teams will earn cash prizes. Snacks and adult refreshments will be included.

A Welcome Home Party will be hosted by the Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Jan. 25 at the Bedford American Legion.

A meeting will be held at 5 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. Paid reservations are required by Jan. 19. Call 623-1655 for more information.

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