This Week: Net Metering Group Starts, Magic with Mike Bent, Cheryl Arena at Payson Park

On the government side of “This Week”: 

  • The inaugural meeting of the Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group takes place on Monday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall in which it will discuss its goals and criteria for the creation of a solar tariff. 
  • The Belmont School Committee is holding a rare summer session on Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School. There will be a few minor issues that will be bookend by executive sessions. 
  • The Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee is holding an early morning meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Town Hall where it will continue to identify the challenges it faces.
  • The Community Preservation Committee is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, at 5 p.m. at Town Hall in which it will go over the progress of outstanding projects going back to 2014.  
  • The Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group holds its second meeting on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:45 p.m. at Town Hall where it will get into the data heavy concerns of tariffs; the current Belmont Light subsidies, tariffs at other municipal utilities and “spot prices.”

Pre-School Summer Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 7. 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. 

State Rep. Dave Rogers will be holding office hours at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Tuesday, July 7, at 9:30 a.m.

• The Belmont Public Library is screening Movies for Children on Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. 

• A wonderful summer event as The Magic Show with Mike Bent – who has entertained at the White House’s Easter Egg Roll – arrives on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The show by the Belmont resident is for kindergarteners and older kids.

Belmont native Cheryl Arena, the winner of the 2013 Blues Audience Newsletter Reader’s Poll for “Most Outstanding Harmonica Player,” will join “The Love Dogs” as this week’s featured artists at the Payson Park Music beginning at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, at Payson Park Playground at Payson Road and Elm Street.

Sustainable Belmont holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.

• It will be Superhero Storytime for pre-Kindergarteners at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. 

Belmont Farmers Market takes place in the Belmont Center municipal parking lot on Thursday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

• The Senior Book Discussion Group will meet on Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Beech Street Center where it will two short stories: “Indian Camp” and “Big Two-Hearted River (Part 1 and Part 2)” from In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway.

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