This (Short but Busy) Week: Stormwater Forum, LEGOs, Rink Presentation

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On the governmental side of “The Week.”
  • The Belmont Board of Selectmen, the Belmont School Committee and the town’s Capital Budget Committee will hold a joint session to hear a presentation on the construction of a new skating rink and field house at the present site off Concord Avenue. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Chenery Middle School.
  • The Belmont School Committee meets for the first time this school year at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Chenery Middle School. In addition to the Hockey Rink presentation, new staff members will be introduced and lots of reports and goals announced.
  • The Belmont Planning Board will meet to continue public hearing on a number of existing applications and one new application at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Town Hall. 
  • The Belmont Historic District Commission will discuss Demolition Delay and the cleaning of the commuter rail bridge at its 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Town Hall
  • The Energy Committee is meeting at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Town Hall.
  • The Community Preservation Committee is meeting at 5 p.m., Sept. 9 at Town Hall in preparation to its Sept. 17 public meeting. 
• Pre-School Summer Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children age 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings can join 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 at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 
• The Belmont Public Library, in partnership with the Belmont-based non-profit Science for the Public, will offer the program Origami: Art and Science, on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7  p.m. in the Assembly Room. The presenter for the program is Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Ph.D., de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Professor of Physics, Harvard University.
 
• Join Julie Goetze for traditional songs and nursery rhymes, played on her guitar on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library’s Assembly Room
 
• A jobs workshop on “Changing Careers: Reinventing Oneself in Today’s Job Market” with employment expert Gary Gekow will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Transitioning into a new profession can be a challenging and daunting undertaking. Gekow will discuss and explore various strategies to help make the transition from one industry to another a smooth one.  This is a group discussion where everyone’s experiences and opinions are welcomed.  No sign-up necessary.
 
Belmont Historical Society is holding its board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Library’s Claflin Room.
 
• The LEGOs Club is back! If you love building with LEGOs, this program is for you!  Kids in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade will build with our LEGOs and we’ll put all the creations on display in the Children’s Room. The fun begins Thursday, Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room.
 
• The Belmont League of Women Voters monthly meeting is being held on Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the library’s Flett Room.
 
• A stormwater forum titled “Water Trouble: A Neighbor-to-Neighbor Dialogue about Storms, Floods, and Water Quality” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Winn Brook School. Registration starts at 6:45 pm. Representatives from grass root organizations from Arlington, Belmont, and Watertown organized the forum. We have panelists from all three towns.
 
• Join Lenka from Belmont’s Music Together on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
in the library’s Assembly Room for singing, playing with egg shakers and dancing!  For kids 5 and under.
 
• The senior book discussion group will meet on Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Beech Street Center to discuss Middlemarch by George Eliot.
 
• The Belmont Gallery of Art invites the public to the closing reception for “!02478,” Belmont Art Association’s Summer Show, on Friday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Belmont Art Gallery located on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex.

• The Benton Library, Belmont’s independent library, is open on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., come by the Benton on the way home or after dinner. Get a free library card if you don’t have one already. Explore the collection. Select some of our gently used sale books; all proceeds benefit the library.

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