Five Things to Do This Weekend: Benton's Fenway Talk and Environmental Sunday
Five events this weekend in and around Belmont.
1. Final Fenway Fiction: A Reading at the Benton Library
When and where: Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. Benton Library, 75 Oakley Rd.
What: Authors Adam Pachter and Len Abram will read from the recently released third volume in the Fenway Fiction series that chronicles the Boston Red Sox and historic Fenway Park. Put on your Red Sox hat and come hear excerpts from stories about Babe Ruth, Big Papi, the World Series, the September swoons and more.
Cost: It's free.
2. Belmont Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
When and where: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Lions Club, 1 Common Street.
What: The Belmont Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale in conjunction with Belmont Town Day. Members share their gardening successes with beautiful healthy local perennials for shade and sun. Some herb baskets, single herbs and annuals also available. Proceeds benefit BGC's community plantings, horticultural scholarships and other activities. For information visit here.
3. Little River Nature Walk in Cambridge and Belmont
When and Where: Sunday, May 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alewife Park Greenway parking lot near the Route 2 end of Acorn Park Drive in Cambridge
Who: Led by Anne-Marie Lambert, a board member of the Belmont Citizens Forum, take a beautiful nature walk along Little River in its Spring glory. The walk will start across the street from a Route 2 industrial park, and near proposed developments on Acorn Park Drive and the old “Faces” site. We will make our way past cattail marshes, tributaries, and maples to an idyllic view of Little Pond in Belmont. Bring sturdy shoes and, optionally, a walking stick.
Walking Directions from Alewife T station: take a right, cross the bridge over Little River, a left onto DCR’s “Alewife Park Greenway,” stop at the end about 10 minutes from Alewife. Driving directions from Belmont: take a right at the end of Cross Street onto Lake Street, first right onto the Route 2 access road, first right onto Acorn Park Drive (before Route 2), stop at the en.
For more information, email Karen Parmett, Belmont Citizens Forum Program director.
Cost: It's free.
4. Belmont Against Racism Celebrates 20th Anniversary
When and where: Sunday, May 20, 6 p.m. Beth El Temple Center, 2 Concord Ave.
What: Founding members and current BAR Board members will share highlights of BAR's past and present programs and events. Join us in a discussion of racism in the 21st century. Given current events such as the Travon Martin case or the recent tweets after the Bruins loss, where are we as a nation and community, and what should we be doing to bring about change? A light supper will be served and daycare provided. For more information, go here.
Cost: Its free.
5. The First Belmont Green Tour
When and where: Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.
What: Sustainable Belmont is excited to offer its first Belmont Green Energy Tour Sunday. Eleven local homes and facilities will be highlighted on this tour, with homeowners and contractors present to share their stories of energy savings efforts. Some homeowners will have statistics on savings realized as a result of these innovations.
The tour includes homes all over Belmont, including a single family 1915 colonial whose owners leased a 3kW roof mounted solar array this past February. The tour will include examples of ground-mount and roof-mount solar energy systems used to generate electricity, heat, and/or hot water; energy-monitoring systems (Ted 5000); a combined heat and power co-generator; a DIY all-electric Prius; and extreme recycling and composting.
Pick up self-guided tour maps, designed by Sustainable Belmont member Jeri Weiss, and other educational material at the Beech Street Center.
For more information, contact Sustainable Belmont or see www.facebook.com/
Cost: It's free.