This Week: Cushing Village Before Planning, Spanish in Motion, LEGOs Club

Photo: ABC Spanish in Motion.

On the government side of this week:

  • The Planning Board will meet for the first time in 2016 on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. to will discuss … drumroll, please … Cushing Village! as well as the future of possible new bylaws on residents who rent rooms via the Internet booking site Airbnb.
  • The Belmont School Committee will go over the Social Studies Plan for Action in addition to an athletics update on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School.
  • The Capital Budget Committee is meeting a few hours later than usual at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Town Hall to review all capital projects in its docket but, in particular, Belmont High School, the library and modular classrooms to elivate overcrowding at Belmont’s six public schools.

Pre-School Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer-run library, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. 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.

Sing-Along with Julie will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. 

• Enjoy a pictorial visit to the forests of Peru’s Amazonia, one of the most pristine, wildlife-rich places left on the planet, with Earthwatch’s volunteer Mark Hopkins at the Beech Street Center at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Mark’s photography will show the work being done with the region’s monkeys and other terrestrial mammals, caimans, macaws, manatees and fish, as well as its fascinating and unique pink fresh-water dolphins.

• Join Karen Halloran of CareOne at Lexington at the Beech Street Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 for a discussion of foods, cooking techniques, and fitness and nutritional tools that people concerned about preventing Diabetes Type 2, and people with Diabetes can use to make their diet more healthy and exciting.

Chenery Middle School students are invited to head over to the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., to do your homework while enjoying some hot chocolate. This is for middle schoolers only so high schoolers are on their own. This event is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

 Sustainable Belmont will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room.

• The Belmont Woman’s Club will convene its Board meeting in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room at at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6.

• The Parents of Music Students POMS is meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the Belmont High School Conference Room.

• The Friends of the Belmont Public Library will be meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library’s Assembly Room.

ABC Spanish in Motion, a program for children, will take place in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

• The LEGOs Club is back at the Belmont Public Library! 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, Jan. 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room.

• Everyone is invited to Chinese Storytime which takes place in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 0n Thursday, Jan. 7.

• Literacy Playgroup is a parent and child group that supports child’s language and literacy development on Friday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Flett Room. You’ll play, read, sing and take home new ideas. Presented by educators from the CFCE grant program; for children age 4 and under.

• Members of the Belmont Board of Selectmen will be ready to take your questions at the Beech Street Center beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. 

• The Senior Book Discussion Group will meet on Friday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon to at the Beech Street Center to discuss the novel Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather.

Long-term care insurance can be a confusing product. It has been described as having “a lot of moving parts.” In a workshop presented by Hans Hug, Jr., owner of the LTC Insurance Group, Exeter NH, Hugs will examine how a modern this insurance policy really works. It will be held at 1:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8 at the Beech Street Center. 

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