On the government side of things this week: The Board of Selectmen will be meeting at the Chenery Middle School on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. for a precinct meeting to discuss the future of the former incinerator site on the Lexington town line. Also on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., the future of the former Macy’s site will be discussed as the site’s landlord will come before the Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting in the Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex. There will be a Warrant Briefing on Thursday, Nov 6 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. It’s an opportunity to ask questions about Warrant Article – there’s only one and it’s about the funding for the Belmont Center Reconstruction project – prior to Nov. 17 Special Town Meeting.
State Sen. Will Brownsberger‘s staff will be holding office hours on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Boston Public Library.
The State General Election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 4. See the Belmontonian Tuesday morning for all the information on where to vote and what’s on the ballot.
The Beech Street Center is holding a six-week course in “Writing Stories From Your Life,” beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Delve into your past and be guided in writing your life story in poetry, essay, narrative, or any form that suits you. Bring your work to class and read it aloud for feedback. The teacher, Lynette Benton, will provide useful lessons and lists of resources to aid in writing engaging stories. The cost is $55.
It’s early release Wednesday and for Chenery Middle School students, the Belmont Public library is hosting a “Homework & Hot Chocolate” after school get together in the Assembly Room on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Work on your homework, enjoy some hot chocolate, and try out an activity! This is for middleschoolers only so High Schoolers can head off the Starbucks and bother the patrons there! The hanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Just drop in, no registration required.
The LEGO Club is meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The LEGO Club is for Kindergarten through second grade students. Drop in anytime. Members will be creating their own unique LEGO structures. All LEGOs will be provided. Just bring your imagination.
It’s never too late to learn to play the piano: A Beginner’s Piano Class has being formed at the Beech Street Center that begins on Thursday, Nov. 6, a 11:30 a.m. Cost is $160 for 8 lessons.
On Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., Daniel Butler Elementary students are going to exercise for their own cause by participating in a one-mile Fun Run. It’s to promote a healthy life style while raising money for the school.
This is one of those “don’t miss” events of the entire year: The Performing Arts Company of Belmont High School will be presenting Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont High School auditorium. Tickets are on sale NOW at Champions Sports in Belmont Center and online here. Adults tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Students are $10. Chenery Middle School 8th Grade students can reserve a free ticket when you order online using coupon code CMS8. Belmont Schools Staff can reserve a free ticket online with coupon code BPSSTAFF or by e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org