Belmont will host its first Porchfest on September 8. Want to learn more? There’s a meet and greet at Belmont Books on Thursday evening, July 12th starting at 5 pm!
You may not know it, but Belmont is becoming the latest town to host its own “porchfest,” along with peer communities like Somerville, Arlington, Jamaica Plain and more. Porchfests are daylong celebrations of music and community, with impromptu concerts scattered around town on front lawns and, yes, porches.
Belmont’s Porchfest is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th and, already, there are 22 performances scheduled across 28 porches in town. The event already has the backing of Belmont Savings Bank and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The organization is looking to grow that number by the time September rolls around to give everyone in town the chance to experience great, live music.
If you’re interested in learning more, there’s a Meet & Greet with the Porchfest organizers tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 5PM at Belmont Books. Come by and learn about the event and get any questions answered about participating or just attending the first annual Belmont Porchfest!
As with any big event, Porchfest’s organizers are also looking for volunteers from the community to make the event a success.
Attention Blogging Belmont readers and restless progressives: are you tired of yelling at cable TV and pulling your hair out over the headlines? Well, there’s a great opportunity for you to get involved and actually make important changes happen in your community.
I’m speaking of course of our many and able Town Committees which, together, do much of the yeoman’s work in this $160 million non profit organization we call The Town of Belmont. Volunteering for one of the many, interesting Town Committees is a great way to make your voice heard and to meet engaged, talented and smart Belmontonians who share your passion for the town and willingness to get involved.
I say this because today (Monday, July 9) is the last day to submit an application to the Board of Selectmen for appointment to a committee. There are openings on some of the Town’s most important and influential committees to consider including the Belmont Planning Board, the Capital Budget Committee, the Human Rights Commission, the Community Preservation Committee (oversees funds from the Community Preservation Act) , the Energy Committee and so on.
The application can be found here. Also, The Town Clerk’s Office has a portal set up that gives you all the information you need as well as links to the application form. You have until Midnight to email your application in and you can apply to multiple committees if your interests are broad.