This Week: Henna Tattoos Thursday, Books From Around the Globe

On the government end of “This Week”:

  • The Board of Selectmen is meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, at Town Hall. The board will vote on a possible sale of the municipal parking lot in Cushing Square to all for the construction of Cushing Village and discussing the recommendation from the Special Town Meeting urging the board to adopt the original design for the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project.
  • The School Committee along with School Administrators will meet after its annual summer retreat at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the School Administration Building at 644 Pleasant St. Lots of talks of strategic plans, logistics and school committee goals for the coming year.
  • The Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group is meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. 

• Pre-School Summer Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children age 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings may attend with adults. Registration is not required. The Benton Library is located at the intersection of Oakley and Old Middlesex.

• Kelsey Perkins of US Rep. Katherine Clark‘s staff will be holding office hours in Belmont at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. 

• There will be a Genre Party for 4th to 6th graders from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Assembly Room of Belmont Public Library.

Blues Dogs with Belmont’s own Bob Jones will be performing at this week’s Payson Park Music Festival beginning at 6:30-ish p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Payson Park Playground, at the corner of Payson and Elm.

• The International Fiction Book Club will discuss A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Flett Room  Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for fun conversation, tea and snacks.  Everybody is welcome.  If you have questions, or need help finding a copy of the book, contact Kylie at
• Come to the Belmont Farmers Market, rain or shine, on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot.
• Join professional Henna artist Mandy Roberge on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library for a unique workshop where library patrons can receive beautiful henna tattoos while learning about the history of the art form, known as mehndi. The henna paste is applied artfully to the skin in breathtaking designs and stains the skin for several weeks. It is safe for all skin types. Patrons are welcome to bring designs of their own choosing.

• Belmont Public Library’s “Chillin’ with Villains – Marvel Movie Series” continues on Friday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. with a screening of “Dick Tracy” in the Assembly Room.

• Barbara Miranda, State Sen. Will Brownsberger‘s Chief of Staff, will be holding office hours in Belmont at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Friday. Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

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