This Week: Yom Kippur, ADHD Talk, Fall is Here

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On the governmental side of “This Week”:

  • Early Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. in Town Hall, the Planning Board is holding a meeting where it will elect officers, discuss a citizen’s petition from the Dalton Road neighborhood and potential projects that will come before the board. The Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. 
  • Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee Agenda will create a finalized list of identified challenges at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

• Music & Movement with Rubi is an active program that will get kids – for children ages 2 to 5 –   moving, dancing and having fun. There will be two sessions held on Monday, Sept. 21: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., held in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room.

• The 9th-grade book group will be held Monday, Sept. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Adult Room. 

Tuesday is kids time at both of Belmont libraries. 

  • Pre-School Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, at 10:30 a.m. 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.
  • Pre-School Storytime at the Belmont Public beginning at 9:30 a.m. We’ll read longer books, sing and dance, and make simple crafts. For 3-5 year olds with a longer attention span.

• Storytime for 2’s & 3’s on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Flett RoomCome and listen to stories and rhymes, sing and even dance. For 2- and 3-year-olds.

• In her talk, “Add a Little Color to Your Life,” at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:15 p.m., Maralin Manning will help participants understand how and why your color decisions are so important. Manning, a graduate of Mass. College of Art, is a former fashion director of Jordan Marsh Company and currently serves on the faculty of the Fashion Department at Mount Ida College.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism, begins at sunset, Tuesday, Sept. 22 until nightfall, Sept. 23. Belmont Schools are closed on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

• The autumnal equinox – the beginning of the fall season – happens on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4:21 a.m. The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. 

• Dr. Jolene Ross of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals will give a free educational lecture on “Natural Solutions for Executive Function Struggles and ADHD” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 7 p.m. in the Belmont Public Libray’s Flett Room.

• The Belmont Storm Water Working Group will be meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Belmont Public Libray’s Flett Room.

Literacy Playgroup is a parent and child group that supports child’s language and literacy development on Friday, Sept. 25, 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.

• Explore opera with La Traviata on DVD, at the Beech Street Center on Friday, Sept. 25, at 1:15 p.m. Hosted by the center’s own Rosemary Cancian and Barbara Dillon, there will be program handouts and English closed captioning.

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