This Week: Important Town Meetings, Early Release Wednesday, Hot Chocolate

Photo: Hot chocolate Wednesday.

On the government side of “This Week”:

  • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is meeting Monday, Sept 28 in Town Hall at 7 p.m. to hear from the MBTA on the Waverley Square Commuter Rail station and to vote on the “Town Green” design as part of the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project/
  • The Belmont School Committee will hear updates on facilities such as a new field house, workout room, softball field and rec center along with information on the iPads in the school at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School.
  • The Belmont Municipal Light Board is meeting at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Town Hall is discuss and possibly vote on the buyback subsidy proposal submitted by the Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group.
  • The Warrant Committee will vote on officers and discuss what it has done so far on pensions at its 7:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Chenery Middle School. 
  • The Capital Budget Committee is meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss the proposed Skating Rink/Field House and other capital projects. 

Music & Movement with Rubi is an active program that will get kids – for children ages 2 to 5 –   moving, dancing and having fun. There will be two sessions held on Monday, Sept. 28: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., held in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room.

• The 10th-12th-Grade Book Group will be held Monday, Sept. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Young Adult Room. 

Tuesday is kids 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 attend with adults. Registration is not required. The Benton Library is located at the intersection of Oakley and Old Middlesex.
  • Pre-School Storytime at the Belmont Public beginning at 9:30 a.m. We’ll read longer books, sing and dance, and make simple crafts. For 3-5-year-olds with a longer attention span.

• If you are interested in Belmont’s award-winning Farmers Market and the idea of good food, nutrition as well as local and sustainable farming, come attend the Belmont Food Collaborative’s meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room.

• It’s an Early-Release Wednesday for the six Belmont Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 30

• Chenery Middle School students are invited on early release Wednesday to head over to the library’s Assembly Room on Wednesday. Sept 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., to do your homework while enjoying some hot chocolate. This is for middle schoolers only so high schoolers are on their own. This event is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Boston West Fair Skies, a group that is fighting RNAV narrow flight paths flown by airplanes using GPS, will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. All are welcome to attend.

• Storytime for 1’s for walkers and toddlers under 24 months will take place Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room, sharing simple stories, songs, and nursery rhymes and end with time to play.

The LEGOs Club is back at the Belmont Public Library! If you love building with LEGOs, this program is for you. Kids in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade will build with our LEGOs and we’ll put all the creations on display in the Children’s Room. The fun begins Thursday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room.

• The Friends of Belmont Public Library Author Series presents Dr. Craig Malkin who will speak on “Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad – and Surprising Good – About Feeling Special” on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. In this book, Malkin offers a radically new model for understanding the often misused term narcissism, which argues Malkin, is essentially a spectrum of self-importance. Malkin was a chief psychologist at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 Literacy Playgroup is a parent and child group that supports child’s language and literacy development on Friday, Oct. 2, 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 Beech Street Center is holding a free Fire Safety Quick Check on Friday, Oct. 2 at 1:15 p.m. Join Belmont Fire Department Firefighter Ross Vona to learn how to run a quick check of your smoke detectors at home. Bring your other fire safety questions: How often should you check your smoke alarms? When were they last replaced? 

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