This Week: Spring Concert at the High School, Child Safety, Coffeehouse and Robots

On the government side of “This Week”:

  • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is meeting on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to initially convene as the Board of Survey to spend a half hour talking about 863 Concord Ave. then as the board to hear an update from the Logan Community Advisory Committee about noisy airplanes taking off over Belmont.
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear an application for a construction parking plan at the Belmont Uplands and several special permits on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Homer Building located in the Town Hall complex.
  • The Belmont Human Rights Commission is meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. On the agenda, the commission will hear from Athena Edmonds on public accommodation and transgender individuals in Belmont.

The Seventh and Eighth Grade Book Group will meet Monday, March 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Adult Room of the Belmont Public Library to discuss this month’s two books: Ripper by Stefan Petrucha and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams. Snacks included!

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. 

State Rep. Dave Rogers will hold office hours at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m.

• Learn how a geriatric medical evaluation differs from that of a non-senior at a talk on Geriatric Primary Care on Tuesday, March 3, at 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Offered by Belmontian and Mount Auburn Hospital staff member Dr. Mab Butterfield.

• There will be a Parent Workshop on Child Safety on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.

• The Powers Music School will be holding a panel discussion on “Affordable Music Education” in the Betsy Washburn Cabot Room at the school, 380 Concord Ave., on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. The free discussion will discuss how the high cost of music programs is keeping kids from a quality arts education. There will be school representatives who will answer questions and discuss financial aid scholarships.

• The monthly meeting of the Belmont Woman’s Club will take place on Wednesday, March 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Belmont Historical Society’s Claflin Room in the Belmont Public Library. 

• The Belmont High School’s Department of Fine & Performing Arts presents its Spring Chorus and Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. This concert will feature the first of our annual Solo Competition Winners, sophomore Haig Hovsepian, who will be performing the third movement from the Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto. Also performing will be the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Chamber Singers , the BHS Concert Orchestra and the Combined Choruses and Orchestra performing several movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D.

• Sustainable Belmont will be holding a presentation and Q&A on “Gardens & Recycling” on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library.

• The Belmont of League of Women Voters will hold an education meeting on Thursday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.

• The LEGO Club for kindergarteners through second graders is back on Thursday, March 5 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Drop in anytime. All LEGOs will be provided. Just bring your imagination.

• The Working to Help the Homeless Club will be hosting a WTHH Coffeehouse on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the High School’s Cafe. Here is your chance to see Belmont High students showcase their talents. There will also be ice cream and baked goods. Tickets are $5 at the door or at Champions.

• Belmont Police Lt. Kristin Daley and Communications Manager Dan MacAuley (“The Voice of Belmont”) will be giving a presentation on Smart 911 on Friday, March 6, at 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. Smart 911 is a new system that helps emergency dispatchers make faster decision and shorten response times for getting you the help you need.

• Robots will be invading the Belmont on Friday, March 6, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. as the good people from iRobot will talk about their robots, what they do, and the amazing technology that makes them work in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. This is geared for all students curious about the the future of robots and how they will take over the world and enslave humans. (just kidding). 


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