This Week: Patriots in Town Wednesday, Charlie Brown at the Chenery, Prom Friday

Photo: The Chenery Middle School musical, ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.’

On the government side of “This Week”:

  • The Financial Task Force will met on Monday, May 11, at 8 a.m. in Belmont Town Hall to discuss future activities of the group.
  • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is holding a meeting on Monday, May 11, at 6 p.m. where they will discuss and vote on the fiscal 2016 town budget and approve the street closures on Belmont Hill during the PGA golf tourney happening next month. 
  • The Warrant Committee is meeting in the Cafeteria of Belmont High School at 7 p.m., Monday, May 11, to discuss the Town Meeting articles and any amendments. 
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Gallery of Art located in the Homer Building on whether to approve a permit to allow a Richmond Road resident to provide clarinet lessons.
  • The Belmont Conservation Commission is inviting the public to its meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the future of funding maintenance at Rock Meadow. The Commission will also recap that went on and the resolution to the PGA’s attempt to use the meadow for parking during a golf tournament in June.
  • The Belmont School Committee is meeting Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School where it will go over the fiscal 2016 budget.
  • The Warrant Committee meets for the second time this week at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at the Chenery Middle School to vote on the fiscal 2016 budget.

Belmont resident and poet Nancy Esposito will discuss and read from her 2013 book Lamentation with June Bug, Monday, at 11 a.m., Monday, May 11, in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines such as The Nation, Southwest Review, American Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and the Harvard Business Review, as well as in anthologies.  She has taught writing and literature at Harvard, Tufts, and Bentley universities. All are welcome to attend this free program.  Refreshments will be provided. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

• The 7th-8th Grade Book Club will meet on Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Young Adult Room o the Belmont Public Library to discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz, choose June’s book, and enjoy some snacks.

• 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. 
  • The Belmont Public Library on Concord Avenue will be holding two sessions of Story Time for 2’s and 3’s, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

• Registration for Smart 911, Belmont’s new enhanced emergency call system in which residents can supply dispatchers with information on their medications and medical conditions, will take place at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 5.

The Chenery Middle School Chamber Orchestra will visit the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Under the direction of Margot Reavey, the orchestra will perform a concert of classical and popular music, including “Russian Sailor’s Dance,” Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso “Alla Ristica,” and a Beatles medley. This accomplished 25 member group rehearses once a week after school.

Dr. Lincoln Greenhill, a senior research fellow in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, as well as a radio astronomer with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, will give a talk on “The Dark Age of the Universe,” on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. He will describe his work with The Large Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Ages (LEDA), which investigates the origins of the earliest stars and the speculation in cosmology about the formation of massive black holes in the first billion years of the cosmos.

Annual concert of The Apollo Club, the oldest men’s chorus in the United States, will perform on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beech Street Center. It will present arrangements of folk songs, and anthems from the British Isles, African-American spirituals, a medley from the “Music Man,” and selections by William Billings.

• Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots Celebrity Basketball Team takes on the Belmont Boosters “All-Stars” in a benefit basketball game against business owners, faculty and Belmont Residents on Wednesday May 13, at  6:30 p.m. in the Wenner Field House. Attendees will have autograph and photo-opportunities, as well as a chance to win an autographed football. Net proceeds will benefit the Boosters! For information and tickets please call 617-904-7542. Any questions please check out website .

• The Belmont Police will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Hill School Athletic Center, Wadsworth Room, to discuss road closings and other traffic issues related to the PGA golf tournament in early June.

Belmont Against Racism will hold its monthly meeting in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room on Thursday, May 14, between 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• The Chenery Middle School Drama Group presents its annual musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, on Thursday through Saturday, May 14 – 16 at 7 p.m. at the school’s auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance/$12 at the door, students $8. Get your tickets online here.

State Sen. Will Brownsberger will be holding office hours at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Beech Street Center. 

• Well-loved local musician Liz Buchanan performs original songs and traditional favorites on Friday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. the the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room. 

• The Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom takes place Friday, May 15. A public promenade of the students will take place at the Belmont High School auditorium beginning at 4 p.m.

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