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Blinding Them With Science and Lasers in Bedford

Several dozen people gathered at Bedford Village Memorial Park on a sultry Wednesday night to experience a unique display of light, sound and science.

The High Touch High Tech program was featured at the park to provide an entertaining and interactive demonstration into the cool ways light and sound interact in the real world. The show is part of the Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department’s summer concert series.

The series, which is free and open to the public, offers entertainment at various town parks every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until Aug. 3.

“It’s too light for us do the light part, so we’re going to start off with the sound,” said Matthew Gray, who partnered with Mark Goldstein for Wednesday’s performance.

High Tech High Touch, which is based Weston Connecticut , is company that creates and presents science programs for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Program themes can range from water and gases to light, sound or ecology.

During the program, Goldstein and Gray showed off neat gadgets ranging from tuning forks to laser. The crowd, which was composed of mostly youngsters, was was enthralled with the display.

Joanna Hamilton, a Bedford resident, went to the event with her three son, who ranged in age from 4 to 8.

“It’s a good summer event,” she said. “It’s good, entertaining and educational.”

Ann Hoskins,another Bedford resident, was at the Bedford village pool with her husband, David, and her 6-year-old daught, Chloe, when she saw Gray and Goldstein setting up.

“We decided to bring our dinner and come watch the show,” Hoskins said.

Gray said that his company is planning to do a one-week day camp in the next month. For more information, go here .

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