This Week: Medal of Honor Visit, Big Band Concert, Office Hours and Book Groups

Photo: The three present day variations of the Medal Of Honor.

On the governmental side of this week:

  • The Zoning Board of Appeals will discuss a number of variances and special permits requests for two family day-care businesses at its Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Art Gallary in the Homer Building, located in the Town Hall complex. 
  • The Other Post Employment Benefits Study Group will review its charge from the Belmont Town Meeting, discuss its work plan and discuss its schedule at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. 
  • Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee Agenda will create a finalized list of identified challenges at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. 

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 attend with adults. Registration is not required. The Benton Library is located at the intersection of Oakley and Old Middlesex.
  • Pre-school Storytime will be held in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room at 9:30 a.m.

• Meet Kelsey Perkins of US Rep Katherine Clark’s staff at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. as she hold office hours.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Flett RoomCome and listen to stories and rhymes, sing and even dance. For 2- and 3-year-olds.

• Join our SHINE counselor Ed Siegfried for his presentation: “Your Options: Medicare Open Enrollment Period” on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1:15 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. The Open Enrollment Period – which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 – is when those on Medicare can change their supplementary insurance for 2016. Each year the pricing and coverage of Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D drug plans change. Very often you can save money by reviewing your coverage. SHINE counselors are able to quickly search all the available plans and discuss their costs for 2016.

• Graphic novel fans in fourth to sixth grades, discuss your favorite graphic novels, hear about some you may not know about and try making your own during Tween Tuesday Book Discussion Group’s “Make Your Own Graphic Novel” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Library’s Flett Room.  Please register by calling the Children’s Room at 617-993-2880.

• The Belmont Art Association is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Flett Room 

Medal of Honor recipients Tom NorrisClint Romesha and Donald Ballard will speak to mostly sophomores at Belmont High School about themselves and the courage, commitment and sacrifice they demonstrated to earn the nation’s highest military honor at Belmont High School on Wednesday, Sept 16. The honorees will arrive onto Hittinger Field by helicopter around 8:45 a.m. and speak to the students from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Infant Lapsit Storytime on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Flett Room is for infants up to 12 months and pre-walkers, a short program of songs and rhymes that is followed by time to play socialize.

• On Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Flett Room, the Belmont Book Discussion Group will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Copies of the book can be requested through the library catalog or call the library Reference staff at 617-993-2870.

Storytime for 1’s for walkers and toddlers under 24 months will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Flett Room, sharing simple stories, songs, and nursery rhymes and end with time to play.

• Join other second and third graders to talk about this month’s book, Dory Fantasmagory, by Abby Hanlon Thursday, on Sept. 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Flett Room. Please register by calling the Children’s Room at 617-993-2880.

• The Community Preservation Committee is holding a public meeting to discuss the process in applying for a grant from a pool of $1.2 million that will be distributed in fiscal 2016. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m in Town Hall. 

Al Natale, famous Belmont bandleader, returns to the Beech Street Center with his Classic Swing Orchestra to perform another of his very popular concerts of big band music on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the door. This concert will also feature the talented vocalists Sandi Bedrosian and Jim Bamante in a repertoire of old-time favorites and new selections. Don’t miss this very entertaining evening of music! The event is open to the public, so bring family and friends. The concert is presented by Friends of the Belmont Council on Aging and all proceeds will support Senior Center programs and services.

• State Sen. Will Brownsberger‘s Chief of Staff Barbara Miranda will be holding office hours at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m

OTAKUrabu program for teens: watch anime, do a craft/activity, plan for future events and nibble on some Japanese snacks (while they last – they’ll go fast) on Friday, Sept. 18, from 2:30 p.m to 5 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. Provided to you for free, thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Just drop in, no registration required. 

 

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