5 Things You Need To Know Today: Dec. 30
Belmont Music Festival Concert at 1 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, hockey and more.
1. The Belmont Music Festival Orchestra conducted by music director Nathaniel Meyer will perform Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Heroic (Eroica), at the Beech Street Center at 1 p.m. It's a "don't miss" event of the holiday season as 20-year-old Meyer (Belmont High class of '09) brings together friends and colleagues – including 13 graduates from the Belmont Public School's music system – for its second winter concert in as many years. A great introduction to classical music for young and old alike or just a pleasant afternoon event to bring guests visiting for the holidays. The concert starts at 1 p.m. and it's free.
2. It's an early matinee for Belmont High School Girls' Ice Hockey as they take the ice at the High School's "The Skip" (the Skip Vigiloro Skating) Rink at 11 a.m. to clash with Wakefield High School for the second time in less than a week.
3. The Belmont Public Library will be closed for New Year's Saturday through Monday, Dec. 31 - Jan. 2, so you need to take out a favorite movie, book, museum pass and other material by 5 p.m. today.
4. Also Town Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2.
5. Life's A Bead at 404 Trapelo Rd. is now offers a great opportunity for anyone who's interested in getting started in beading. Today at 11:30a.m., the store is offering a free beginner beader class. Learn the difference between different beads, stringing materials, findings, etc. And of course, learn how to crimp.