This Week: A Long List of Events, Meetings This Week

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On the government side of “This Week”: 

  • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is holding an abbreviated “working session” for procedural action at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 in Town Hall. 
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet in the Belmont Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss a special permit for a child care business on Sycamore Street.
  • The Belmont School Committee is meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Chenery Middle School. The evening begins a half hour earlier as the district honors educators who are granted professional status. There will also be stuff about budgets, enrollment, future plans and food services. 
  • The Recreation Commission will discuss the past shortened season and whether to raise residential fees in the 2016 Underwood Pool season, review the tennis court study and discuss the proposed skating rink at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Town Hall.
  • The Warrant Committee will take up its pension report at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School.

• The Belmont Crew Club is holding its board meeting in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday is story time at both of Belmont libraries.

  • Pre-School Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children age 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings may visit with adults. Registration is not required. The Benton Library is at the intersection of Oakley and Old Middlesex.
  • The Belmont Public Library on Concord Avenue will have preschool story time at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Story Time for 2’s and 3’s is at 10:30 a.m. 

State Rep. Dave Rogers will host office hours at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

• Performed by actors Richard Clark and Lynne McKenney Lydick, “Two to Tango” is a pair of theatrical scenes that takes the audience on a bittersweet tour of life, love and love lost. From the dark and stormy war of passion and will in the 12th century realm of England’s King Henry II, to a contemporary clash of bi-coastal emotional cultures, scenes from James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter and Neil Simon’s Visitor from New York, remind us of the strange and unexpected forms love can take and uplift us with the message that love, even bruised and broken, remains a splendid thing. This free performance takes place Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. Supported by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council.

• Tuesday is Wii Game Night at the Beech Street Center. This Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., enjoy sports from the comfort of your senior center, rain or shine! Wii is a motion-activated video game console with baseball, golf, archery and more games are available. You can get a workout depending on how hard and how long you play. Beginners welcome.

• The ‘Tween Tuesday Book Discussion Group is holding a Rick Riordan Party on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room on the release of Riordan’s latest book, The Sword of Summer. We’ll talk all things Percy Jackson, Greek mythology and Norse mythology.  Familiarity with the Percy Jackson books is helpful, but not necessary. Register by calling the Children’s Room at 617-993-2880.

• Chef Gerry Connolly will hold another of his cooking demonstrations on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room as he gets creative with “Fall Squash All-Stars.” Learn to create Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup, Parsnip Puree, Orange Cranberry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash, and Chayote Squash Chow-Chow Curry, and time permitting, Spaghetti Squash and Patty Pan Squash. Space is limited, so register by calling 617-993-2870.

• The Belmont Garden Club Board meeting is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Library’s Assembly Room. The club pursues a variety of projects to help beautify the Town of Belmont and support its residents. For more information, see www.belmontgardenclub.info

Infant Storytime, for infants up to 12 months and pre-walkers, includes a short program of songs and rhymes followed by time to play and socialize. The fun takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 7
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room.

• On Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Belmont Fire Department will host a free Open House at the Headquarters Station, 299 Trapelo Rd. Questions can be directed to the Fire Administration Office by calling (617) 993-2200. 
 
Sustainable Belmont is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room. 
• The Belmont Historical Society Board meeting will be held in the Society’s Claflin Room on the main floor of the Belmont Public Libary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. 
• The 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club will discuss The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room, Call the Children’s Department at 617-993-2880 to register. 
Storytime for 1’s is for walkers and toddlers under 24 months will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Flett Room. They will share simple stories, songs, and nursery rhymes, and end with time to play.
Belmont High Field Hockey vs. Watertown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 on the pitch of Harris Field. ‘Nuff said. Just be there. 
• The Belmont Housing Trust is holding a general information session on the trust’s First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program created by the town to help low- and middle-income families purchase homes in Belmont. The session takes place on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.
Dr. Anthony Rao will speak on the challenges of raising young boys into happy, healthy young men that he wrote about in his groundbreaking book, “The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys,” at Belmont High School’s Little Theater on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Committee of the Belmont Health Department and the Belmont Public Schools, Rao will talk on understanding how boys think, behave, learn, socialize and what works best to encourage positive behaviors. Leave with practical tips for raising strong, confident boys.
• Literacy Playgroup is a parent and child group that supports child’s language and literacy development on Friday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Flett Room. You’ll play, read, sing and take home new ideas. Presented by educators from the CFCE grant program; for children age 4 and under.
• The Senior Book Discussion Group will meet on Friday, Oct. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., to discuss Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
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