• The classic “Guys and Dolls”, the musical tribute to Damon Runyon’s world of gangsters, small-time gamblers and showgirls of 1930s New York City, will be presented by the students of Chenery Middle School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1,2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the Chenery’s auditorium. Tickets are available online and at Moozy’s at the corner of Trapelo Road and Belmont Street and Champions Sporting Goods in Belmont Center. Preconcert tickets are $10 adults and $8 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door with adults paying $12 and students $8. Belmont Savings Bank is this production’s main sponsor.
• Some of the best acting of the years will happen this week as the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company will stage its annual One Act Plays. Each performance will be directed by seniors who will lead underclassmen through their acting paces. The performances get underway Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the school’s Little Theater. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults. Tickets are on sale at Champions Sporting Goods in Belmont Center and at the door but these performances traditionally sell out so get them early.
• The Belmont Public Works Department will be holding its Public Works Day this Saturday, May 3 at the DPW Yard at 37 C St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a kid who loves big trucks and construction equipment, this is your day to explore! New this year will be a recycling event in which the public can drop off hard to recycle items such as rigid plastics, textiles, paper shredding and styrofoam at the Woodland Street entrance. For more information, call 617-993-2689.
• The Fenway Brass Quintet will be performing American music as part of the Friends of Belmont Public Library’s Music on Saturday Concert Series on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. The concert, the final one of the series, will include music from early colonial America to the American Civil War.
• The Apollo Club men’s chorus returns to the Beech Street Center for its annual concert on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. The free concert is open to everyone in the community so they can enjoy this popular choral concert by the second oldest continuously performing men’s chorus in the United States. Founded in 1871, the Apollo Club performs all over the country. Their repertoire includes folk songs, love songs, sea chanteys, show tunes, classical and semi-classical compositions. Their director, Florence A. “Flossie” Dunn has been with the chorus for over 50 years.
• As part of the library’s One Book One Belmont 2014 events program, Nicole Claris from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will presents treasures from the MFA’s collection of Revolutionary-era art during her talk “The Revolution in Boston As Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts” on Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. The talk will include portraits of the key leaders who author Nathaniel Philbrick portrays in “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution,” this year’s One Book, One Belmont selection. Claris currently supervises and trains the 120 actively touring Gallery Instructors at the MFA. She also leads regular gallery talks for visitors.
• Quarterly real estate and personal property tax bills are due to the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. You can make the payment online by going to the town’s bill payment web page. If you need assistance, call 617-993-2770.
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