The Week to Come: Macbeth at the Beech Tuesday, Fire HQ Open House Wednesday

Upper school students at the Chenery Middle School are invited to attend the 7th and 8th Grade Book Club at the Belmont Public Library on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Adult Room. Come discuss The Waking:  Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall, eat snacks, and pick next month’s book. Grab your copy of the book from the New Teen Fiction shelf. For more information, call 617-993-2873 or send an e-mail to

Belmont Public Library will be rockin’ Tuesday night, Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. as the Belmont Cultural Council presents a concert of blues, folk and early rock & roll with Jumpin’ Juba in the Assembly Room. This concert is free and open to the general public. Jumpin’ Juba – featuring Steve Hurl (guitars, vocal) and Bruce Ward (piano) – mixes regional blues from Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans together with roots-y rock & roll, jazz, calypso, and Latin flavors.

Come see the Scottish Play performed on the Beech. The New Rep Theatre’s classic company returns to the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. to deliver a performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Considered one of The Bard’s darkest and most powerful works, this tragedy dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil becomes the means to power. Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids under 16

Eleanor Baker of AAA Southern New England will give a presentation at the Beech Street Center on “Winter driving: How to Go on Ice and Snow” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 1:15 p.m. She will share tips on how to deal safely with winter driving conditions. Baker is a certified instructor for AAA’s Driver Improvement Program.

The Belmont Fire Department is holding an open house at the Fire Department Headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of Fire Prevention Week. Pizza will be provided by Papa Ginos, and there will be demonstrations provided by members of the Fire Department. The HQ is located at 299 Trapelo Rd.

The Wellington Elementary School is celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday Oct. 8 with nine celebrity walkers starting off (from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.) from nine designated street corners as they bring students and parents to the school. Contact Diane Hutchins-Fridmann at or 617-593-5014.

On the government side of things: The Zoning Board of Appeals will discuss a new eatery with a BBQ theme in the Belmont Street location once home to Gustazo Cuban Restaurant on Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at  in the Belmont Art Gallary on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex. Teachers earning professional status will be honored by the School Committee at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School. The Planning Board will begin discussions on reviewing Special Permit Applications on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the Belmont Art Gallary in the Homer Building. The Community Preservation Committee will announce which applications were selected and rejected in the preliminary round of this year’s grant applications on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall.