This Weekend in Belmont: Wellington Carnival at the High School Saturday
Benton book sale, St. Patrick's at Paprika Kids and seeds, seeds and seeds Sunday.
Wellington Carnival this Saturday
One of the biggest family events of the school year is back this year as the annual Wellington Carnival returns Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Wenner Field House at Belmont High School for hours of fun for children and their caregivers.
Join the Wellington Elementary School community as everyone enjoys traditional carnival games including Krazy Kans, ring toss, putt and win, Castle bounce, and slide, as well as sand art, balloon animals, hula hoping, face painting, arts and crafts, bake sale, gently-used book sale and more. Food will be available for sale.
Many in the community find the event is a great opportunity to meet other families in town, and have their children be part of a positive first school experience.
The Carnival is open to the public and is free admission. Tickets to play games and crafts will be available for a nominal price.
All proceeds go to support the Wellington Elementary School PTO which funds field trips, enrichment programs and other projects that foster learning and support teachers.
Celebrating St. Patrick's the Paprika way
Paprika Kids, located at 404 Trapelo Rd. – on the same block as the Studio Cinema in Belmont's Central Square – celebrates St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. with stories and traditions from Pauline K., a Waldorf School teacher who hails from Ireland. She will transport parents and children back to the Emerald Island and celebrate the big holiday. If you would like, wear green!. All ages are invited to attend the
This is a event but registration is required so go the the store's website to register at www.paprikakids.com or give a quick call to 617-993-3431.
Benton Book Sale
The monthly Saturday Book Sale at the Benton Library will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at 75 Oakley Rd. The sale includes reasonably priced books include fiction, non-fiction, coffee table books and children’s books. A small selection of antiquarian books will be available. The proceeds benefit the Benton, Belmont's independent community library.
Seeds, both planted and stored
The Belmont Food Collaborative – the people behind the award-winning Belmont Farmers Market – wants to help gardeners ready to get their hands back in the soil as it presents a seed double-header this Sunday, March 17, in the Flett Room (across from the Children's Room) at the Belmont Public Library.
The 1 p.m. workshop revolves around how to start seeds for your garden. Steve Tracy from the Collaborative will demonstrate how to plant and provide your seedlings with everything they need until they are ready for your garden.
The 2 p.m. workshop will be on saving and storing open pollinated seeds – including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans and squash – for years of use. Learn where they come from, where to buy them, and how to save, store and reuse them. Organized and taught by Linda Ordway who has been studying and using open pollinated seeds for the last ten years.
All are welcome to attend this free program.