This Week: Special Town Meeting, Singarama Wednesday, Music for Food Tuesday

• The Special Town Meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School auditorium. Only one major article on the agenda for the 290 members to discuss and vote: the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction project, to be paid for out of free cash. There is a single amendment; to pay for the project with a 15-year bond paid from general funds.

• Music & Movement with Rubi, a movement and music program recommended for ages 3 to 5 (but 2 year olds are welcome) will be held in the Flett Room on Monday, Nov. 17.  There will be two sessions: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

• Viola and Cello Music for Food: On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public LibraryRosalind Ventris, violist, Zenan Yu, pianist, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, cellist, will perform music for solo viola and cello by Frank Bridge, Rebecca Clarke, Bach, and Hindemith. The performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library in partnership with Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Admission is free. At the concert, donations will be collected by Music for Food for the Belmont Food Pantry.

• Singers from each of Belmont’s public schools – third graders to high school seniors – will get together Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium for the annual choral panorama known as Singarama. The program will be filled with secular and seasonal songs, classical and modern music, all of which are beautifully arranged for the audience’s enjoyment!

• The Belmont Book Discussion group will discuss Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Flett Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Copies of the book can be requested through the library catalog or call the library’s Reference staff at 617-993-2870.

• The Wellington PTO is holding its 4th annual Wellington Shopping Night Fundraiser in Belmont Center on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Make a purchase at these participating establishments – bessie blue, Marmalade, Revolve, Bells& Whistle, Thirty Petals boutique and El Centro – mention the Wellington School and 15 percent of your purchase price will be donated to the Wellington PTO.

• The Underwood Pool Building Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Assembly Room at the Belmont Public Library, where the members of the construction team will be introduced and answer questions.

• The Underwood Pool Building Committee and the Belmont Board of Selectmen invite the public to the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Underwood Pool complex on Friday, Nov. 21 at 8:15 a.m. at the construction site.

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