The Week to Come: Solar Power Pricing Debated Thursday, Clifford at the Library Wednesday

• The Belmont Municipal Light Board (which is made up of the Belmont Board of Selectmen) and the Board’s Advisory Board will be holding a joint public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium to discuss the new net metering policy which will impact resident who have existing solar power units.

 The 7th-8th Grade Book Club is meeting for the first time this school year on Monday, Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Adults Room of the Belmont Public Library to discuss Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Let’s discuss, eat snacks and pick next month’s book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

• Meet one-on-one with the staff of US Rep. Katherine Clark (representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts) as they hold office hours at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

• Enjoy a free concert of music spanning three centuries with clarinetist and Belmont resident Marguerite Levin and pianist Sayuri  Miyamoto at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Tuesday, Sept. 16 beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is open to the public.

• The Belmont Book Discussion Group will discuss the masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Copies of the book can be requested through the library catalog or call the library’s Reference staff at 617-993-2870.

• The Belmont Historical Society is presenting an illustrated lecture by author Chaim M. Rosenberg on the book, “Francis Cabot Lowell: The Man Who Launched America’s Industrial Revolution” in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

• There will be a community blood drive at St. Joseph Parish, at the corner of School and Common streets, on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.

• If you have a child who’s just beginning to read, it’s likely that his second favorite pet is that big, red dog Clifford. And the book character is visiting the Belmont Public Library’s Children’s Room on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m in the Assembly Room. Enjoy stories, activities, and surprises galore. Bring your camera so you can have your child’s picture taken with Clifford. Sponsored by the UFund college investing plan as part of the MEFA U.Fund Start U. Reading Series. For more information, please contact the Children’s Room at 617-993-2880.

• On the government front, the School Committee is returning from summer vacation and will meet for the first time this school year in the Chenery Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss two new two-families (318 Trapelo and 13 Birch) seeking permission to build while the Board of Health is setting up shop on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss increasing to 21 the age to purchase tobacco in Belmont as well as holding a “dog hearing” with “Diamond.”

• Al Natale and his Swing Orchestra will be performing a fundraising concert to benefit the Belmont Council on Aging for the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Thursday, Sept. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. This performance includes vocalists Sandi Bedrosian and Jim Bramante, crowd-pleasers at last year’s concert. The concert is open to the public, so bring family and friends. A suggested donation of $10

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