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Brown Bagging It With the Superintendent, Healthy Aging, Ornament Making

Events occurring in Belmont on Friday, Nov. 22.

Bring your lunch as the Belmont League of Women Voters hosts a "brown bag" discussion with Belmont School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kingston at noon in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library about the need to renovate/rebuild the Belmont High School and about other school overcrowding and facility needs. beverages and cookies provided. Meeting is open to the public. 

Dr. John Anderson, director of the Quimby Center for Geriatric Care and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge will share
perspectives on health in later life with a talk entitled “Healthy Aging for Older Adults” at 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Topics for discussion will include nutrition and the use of supplements, the role of exercise in preserving memory, safe use of prescribed medications, and the importance of maintaining social networks.  

Paprika Kids, 404 Trapelo Rd., will be holding a free Holiday Ornament Craft Workshop at 4 p.m. where local artist Lauren Bloom will bring her creativity to give kids a chance to create their own unique ornament to bring home. Supplies provided by Paprika Kids. Recommended for children five year old and up.

Looking for some peace and quiet? The Benton Library, Belmont's independent, all volunteer-run library, is open Friday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm. It's located at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex. 

On this day 50 years ago, two great literary figures of English literature dead; Aldous Huxley, author of "Brave New World" and the great writer of Christian apologetics and children novels (The Chronicles of Narnia) C.S. Lewis. Their deaths were completely overshadowed by the assassination of President Kennedy. Today, Lewis will be given the great honor of having a memorial revealed in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. 

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