Poetry Walk at Rock Meadow
Saturday, April 29, 2-3:30PM
Anne-Marie Lambert will be joined by Kevin Gallagher, local poet and author of the recently published book Loom, about the Massachusetts textile industry and its relation to the surge in demand for slave labor in the South in the 19th century.
“Through poetry,” says Lambert, “we will explore the landscape and history of this part of Belmont and Waltham.” Meet at the small Rock Meadow parking lot on Mill Street. Bike racks are available and there is more parking across the street.
Woolapalooza at Drumlin Farm
Friday, March 25, 10 AM-4 PM
Celebrate the coming of spring at our annual festival. Highlights include: new spring babies, sheep shearing demonstration, a “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail,” hands-on activities for all ages, lunch made fresh from Drumlin Farm vegetables and meat (for purchase), local fiber artisans who will offer demonstrations and sell their handmade products. Mass Audubon members: $14/person, nonmembers: $16, children under age 2: Free. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA
Boston Area Sustainability Group
Tuesdays, April 4, and May 2, 5-7:30 PM
The Boston Area Sustainability Group’s mission is to break down the silos of knowledge within sustainability, to assist the perpetual education of ourselves and our peers, and to grow a robust community of subject matter experts equipped to collectively drive sustainability forward. Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge
Sustainable Belmont Meetings
Weds, April 5, May 3, June 7, 7-8:30 PM
Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting. Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, Concord Avenue, Belmont
Belmont’s Big Recycling Day
Saturday, May 13
The semiannual Big Recycling Day includes paper shredding, electronics, rigid plastics, eyeglasses, books, CDs, DVDs, propane tanks, and bicycles (no cardboard or styrofoam). Details will follow as the date approaches: belmont-ma.gov/recycling-trash-information. Town Yard, C Street, Belmont
Fresh Pond Day
Saturday, May 20, 5-7 PM
This is the Cambridge Water Department’s annual tribute to this unique natural resource, invaluable sanctuary for wildlife, and beloved recreational escape. Live wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, facepainting, truck climb-aboards, tours, and more. Free and open to all. For more information, contact Martine at (617) 349-6489, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Water Purification Facility at Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.
Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day
Please join the Belmont Citizens Forum in this annual cleanup and trail maintenenance day. Students and families welcome.
Watch for details in mid-April at belmontcitizensforum.org