What to Do Today: Blacker Awards, Chenery Honors Concert, Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

• The best of the Belmont High School senior thesis papers will be honored at the annual Lillian Blacker Awards being held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Belmont High School Library. The Blacker awards are presented each year to three High School seniors for outstanding writing ability on their senior theses. Each student entering their final year at Belmont High is […]

Things to Do Today: Poet Burt at the Beech Street Center, Benton Storytime, Bates Touches New England

• Belmont poet Stephen Burt, who literary critic Frank Bidart called “one of the most gifted poets of his generation,” will read from “Belmont: Poems” his highly-recognized collection inspired by his hometown from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. “Belmont: Poems,” received an NPR Best Book of 2013 and Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 […]

Inaugural Belmont High Coffeehouse to Help the Homeless

The Belmont High School cafeteria will be transformed into a coffeehouse of old – without the cigarette smoke, of course – as the Belmont High School Working to Help the Homeless club will host its first-ever acoustic coffeehouse on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The event is open to public with advanced tickets being sold for […]

The Week to Come in Belmont: Promenade Friday, Blacker Awards Wednesday, Burt at the Beech Tuesday

• What is becoming a great annual community event will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16 with the Promenade, in which those high schoolers attending this year’s Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom will be “presented” to parents, siblings, friends and the public in the Belmont High School auditorium and just before they board […]

Belmont’s Weekend Watch: Habitat Herb Sale, Belmont Pops, Mother’s Day Flowers

• The Habitat Intergenerational Program is holding its 13th annual herb sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Habitat Visitor Center at 10 Juniper Rd. just off Somerset Street on Belmont Hill. Here’s your chance to purchase parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, oregano, basil, chives, mint, dill, cilantro and lavender along with vegetables and more! Come early to […]

Annual Mother’s Day Flowers Sale Underway Today

The Friends of Belmont Softball will be hosting their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale at the Lions Club at the foot of the MBTA Commuter Rail station just off Common Street on Royal Road in Belmont Center. Come by to purchase beautiful flowers and support the Belmont High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball teams. […]

Things to Do Today: Belmont Pops at 7 PM, ‘Sons and Lovers’ for Seniors in the Beech

• It’s the annual Belmont Pops Concerts where the Belmont High School cafeteria is transformed into a “Pops”-style arrangement with table seating where audience members will be entertained by Belmont High musicians while having light snacks and other refreshments. There are two concerts, today at 7 p.m. and on Saturday. Sales from tickets benefit POMS, Parents of Music Students. • […]

In the Picture Books: Gallery of Art Showcases Charlesbridge Illustrations

The Belmont Gallery of Art Spring 2014 exhibit, “Books on the Charles – 25 years of Charlesbridge Picture Book Illustrators” continues now through May 17. This special exhibit celebrates 15 New England-area picture book artists who have created art for Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown’s award-winning children’s book publisher. Featured illustrators in “Books on the Charles” include Jef […]

Things to Do Today: Chenery Band Concert, Underwood Pool Committee Meets

• The Chenery Middle School’s 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert will take place on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery’s auditorium. • A day after Town Meeting members voted to approve the money to build the new Underwood Pool complex, the Underwood Pool Building Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall’s conference room […]