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Five Things to Do This Weekend: DPW's Big Trucks, Dancing Giraffes and Young Fife and Drums

A great deal to do this weekend in Belmont and one (musical event) in Lexington.

1. Department of Public Works Open House

When and Where: Saturday, May 5, 10 am to 2 p.m. Department of Public Works Yard at the end of C Street off Waverley Avenue.

What: The Belmont Department of Public Works is celebrating National Public Works Week by inviting the public to an open house at the DPW yard. Bring the family to meet Public Works employees, see heavy equipment, ask questions, collect recycling and water conservation information. Cold drinks, balloons and coloring books for the kids! Join the Department for a fun afternoon. 

Cost: It's free

2. Powers Musical Story Program for Kids "Giraffes Can't Dance" 

When and where: Please visit the Children's Room or call 617-993-2880 to register.  

What: Put on your dancing shoes as the Powers Musical Story Program will performs "Giraffes Can't Dance," based on the picture book by Giles Andreae.  This uplifing adventure will be performed by faculty and guest musicians. The program is recommended for ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome. The performance is supported in part by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Cost: It's free

2. "The Sound of Music" 

When and where: Saturday, April 28; 7:30 p.m. Belmont 's Auditorium.

What: , the second oldest community theatrical group in the country, presents "The Sound of Music”, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, at 7:30 p.m. Harriet Friedman directs with Sandy Kendall as music director. The production is filled with talented residents and kids from town. For more information, call 617-484-6383 or go to their web site.

Cost: Tickets are $25, adults, $20, senior and those under 18. Group rate for 10 or more is $20.

4. 70th Annual First Church in Belmont Rummage Sale

When and where: Saturday May 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ,
404 Concord Ave.

What: The First Church in Belmont is hosting its 70th annual rummage sale.
Clothing, jewelry, books, games, small furniture, household items, sporting goods and children's toys. Proceeds will go to benefit the church and its charities.

Cost: It's free

5. The Lexington Fife and Drum Muster 

When and where: Saturday, May 5, beginning at noon. The Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor's Center on Route 2A in Lexington.

What: Experience our nation's history through music as the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps of Lexington plays host to 30 fife and drum corps from around the country. The uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, join to perform our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert. For more information, please visit www.williamdiamondjrs.org or call 781-862-1907.  

Cost: It's free

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