This Week: Jamberries, Sciencetellers and Jungle Jim Set to Entertain the Kids

On the government side of “This Week”:

  • The Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group is meeting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 10-12, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. 
  • The Community Preservation Committee will be meeting to discuss possible projects for the next funding cycle in fiscal 2016 on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall. 
  • The Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee is meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss prioritize challenges the path faces.
  • The Underwood Pool Building Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss final issues concerning the new Underwood Pool that is now open to the public.

• Belmont Public Library’s “Chillin’ with Villains – Marvel Movie Series” continues on Monday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in the Assembly Room.

• Pre-School Summer Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, on Tuesday, Aug. 11 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. 

• Children Movies will be screened in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11. Bring your lunch and a blanket to eat picnic-style.

• A special evening show of Superhero Training with Jungle Jim takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library where Jim will lead kids of all ages through the rigors of what it takes to be a true superhero.

• Yoga for Everyone at the Beech Street Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join Susan Harris, a registered yoga teacher and associate professor of Nutrition at Tufts University for this Iyengar-inspired class which practices yoga postures slowly and with attention to alignment and safety, adapted to the abilities and needs of individual students. Cost: $15/class. Non-seniors, beginners and experienced are welcome. This is a non-Council on Aging class held at the Beech Street Center. For more information, call Susan at 617-407-0816.

• Head off to a place where ‘super’ heroes exist with the Sciencetellers on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. There will be several exciting, hands-on experiments for kindergarteners and elementary school students. 

Four Guys in Tuxes will be performing at this week’s Payson Park Music Festival beginning at 6:30-ish p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Payson Park Playground, at the corner of Payson and Elm. 

• Local kid rock band Ethan and the Jamberries will perform classic songs along with original tunes on topics ranging from rocket ships to underwear in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public library on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

• Belmont Farmers Market, come rain or shine, on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the municipal Parking Lot in Belmont Center.

• It’s OTAKUrabu at the Belmont Public Library. Watch anime, do a craft/activity, plan for future events and nibble on some Japanese snacks (while they last – they’ll go fast) on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Assembly Room. Provided free, thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Just drop in, no registration required. Email librarian Kylie Sparks at for information or call 617-993-2873.

• “Love is Strange,” the critically acclaimed 2014 French-American drama staring Alfred Molina, John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei will be screened at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Friday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m.

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