1. Got a great community project that could use some money? Then come to the Community Preservation Committee's public meeting on the application process to learn how to apply for the $2.3 million the committee has to fund public projects related to recreation, preservation and affordable house. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Selectmen's Room in Belmont Town Hall.
2. The Belmont School District will be using NUTRIKIDS/MySchoolBucks, the district's new point-of-sale lunch system for all schools. Payments are easy to make by going to www.belmont.k12.ma.us and select “Online Meal Payments,”and create your account. You will need your student’s ID number which was mailed to students. For complete information about making online payments, go to: http://learnmyschoolbucks.com/Parent/ . All children must punch in their PIN as they approach the register to pay for lunch.
3. Sewer and drain repairs will continue on Harding Avenue, Dalton Road, Park Road and Hamilton Road this week. So expect detours.
4. Duplicate Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center at266 Beech St. Every Wednesday the club holds American Contact Bridge League-sanctioned games. All are welcome to play. Cost is $5. Phone: 339-223-6484 for more information.
5. On this day in 1850, the first performance of Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrinwas staged conducted by Franz Liszt at Weimar, Germany. Fast forward a few years and Robert Paget, who was operating a row boat rental business at the pond in Boston's Public Garden, saw a performance of the opera in Boston. He was so taken by the scene where Lohengrin enters on a boat drawn by a swan that he created the original Public Garden Swan Boats in 1877. The boats have been there ever since, still operated and owned by the Paget family 136 years later.