1. Here's a heads up for an event happening Friday: The Council on Aging is going to the Lower Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the Museum of Science on Friday, Sept. 27, leaving at 10:15 a.m., leaving the Museum at 2 p.m. If we get a Belder Bus -load of attendees to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, tickets will cost only $16. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime exhibit of more than 600 artifacts of the first hundred years of the century depicting life around Jerusalem, as well as the scrolls themselves. Speak to or call Dena at 617-993-2977.
2. Paprika Kids at 404 Trapelo Rd. will be holding a "Welcome Fall" arts & craft open table at 10 a.m. Paprika Kids will have a table for you to come and make a project to welcome the fall. The store will provide the materials. This is a free event with no registration require.
3. The Belmont Public Library is accepting books to be sold as part of the annual Library Book Sale. The final day for donations will be Monday, Sept. 30. You can drop off any books at the donation door in the rear of the library.
4. Infant Lapsit Storytime at the Belmont Public Library is for infants and pre-walkers. Come enjoy songs, finger plays and rhymes chosen especially for our littlest readers. The fun starts in the Flett Room at 10:30 a.m.
5. A great day in American music history: On this day in 1892, John Philip Sousa led the first performance of his first civilian band in Plainfield, NJ in which he gave the first performance of his "Liberty Bell March" which most people know as the theme music for the Monty Python BBC-TV Show. Six years later, George Gershwin was born in 1898 and in 1957, "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in the Winter Garden Theater with Carol Lawrence as Maria.