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High School's Winter Concert Wednesday, Belmont Historical's 'Spirit of Christmas Past' and Holiday Town Sing

Events happening in the coming week in Belmont.

• It's the musical highlight of the season: the Belmont High School's Winter Concert takes place Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium. It's free and the public is invited.

The Belmont Public Library is hosting it very first ever "Holiday Town Sing" with Powers Music School on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Vanessa Schukis (mezzo-soprano), Mark McNeill (piano) and Spencer Aston (trumpet)-from Powers Music School will lead the group for an hour of singing together, then at 8 p.m., we will perform our newly-learned songs for the audience. Sign-up online or call 617 993-2870 to register. Come, lift your voices in song and celebrate the season. 

• Join the Belmont Historical Society for a free, illustrated lecture "The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries in New England" by Ken Turino on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library's Assembly Room. This lecture traces the development of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th century New England through the beginning of the 21st century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. Ken Turin is manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England.

• The Belmont School Committee will vote on the next Belmont District School Superintendent on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School. 

• The Beech Street Center is holding a free Holiday Concert with David Polansky on Friday, Dec. 20, at 1:15 p.m. One of the most popular musicians to entertain at the Center, Polansky, will regale us with seasonal and holiday music. David both sings and plays keyboard and trumpet.

• Join Paprika Kids, 404 Trapelo Rd., for a Christmas Tree Cupcake decorating party on Monday Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Local artist, Lauren Bloom is back with a yummy, after school activity. Children will be supplied with a cupcake, ice cream cone and all the sweet fixing's to create their very own edible Christmas tree creations. Recommended for kids 4 years old and up. 

Night on Cushing Square will take place Thursday, Dec. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Participating stores will remain open until 10 p.m. with raffles, discounts and refreshments; fun for the entire family. Receive a passport at any participating business to have your name entered into a raffle drawing.

Belmont High School Girls' Basketball team will have their home opener at Wenner Field House on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. vs. Melrose. 

State Sen. Will Brownsberger's Chief of Staff Barbara Miranda will hold office hours Friday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. All are welcome to during this time to discuss issues, ask for help in dealing with state agencies, or talk about any other topic of concern.

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