This is a red recycle week.
March 1, 7-10 p.m. Teen Night at the Common Ground Teen Center, Melrose YMCA on Main Street. Hang out with friends and play billiards, ping pong, air hockey, video games, or other activities, or play basketball or dodgeball in the gym. For teens in grades 6-8.
March 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Special Collection of Sports Equipment for the Children of Haiti, outside the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School gym.
March 8, 10-11 a.m., Kids Club, featuring Music with Dara, Memorial Hall
March 8, 7-9:30 p.m., Teen Trip Night to the Town Line Bowling, for teens in grades 6-8. Buses leave from the middle school at 7 sharp. Cost is $10 per person. Field trip forms are available at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School main office or at this link; return it with payment to the Recreation Department, City Hall. For more information, call the Rec Department at 781-979-4179.
Peanut Butter Valentines: February 1–28, 2013
All are invited to give a special “valentine” to their neighbors by donating a jar of peanut butter or jelly for A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry. Drop off your donations all this month in the decoratively marked boxes at the main desk and in the children’s room.
Valentine Tree: Stop by to see the Valentine Tree. The children have shown the people of Melrose how much they love the library by decorating the tree outside of the library with hand sewn valentine hearts.
February 28, 3-4 p.m., Snack Pack book group for 4th and 5th graders
Books are available in the Children’s Room of the library. Registration is not necessary and new members are always welcome. The library supplies the snacks. The group will be reading Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
March 5, 10:15 a.m., Rockin’ Babies & Boppin’ Toddlers
Join music therapist, Meredith Pizzi, in this popular music program this fall for children ages 0-18 months. No registration required, just drop in. BOPPIN’ TODDLERS 9–18 months, 10:15 – 11:00; ROCKIN’ BABIES 0- 9 months, 11:15 – 12:00
March 8, 10:30 a.m., Circle Time Stretch with Joy Fay
For children ages 12 – 24 months and their caregivers. Children will explore yoga, gentle stretching and movement through songs, rhymes finger-plays and music. Enjoy connecting with your little one and meeting new friends as we celebrate the little yogi in all of us!
March 9, 2 p.m., Star Wars Symposium with Peter Struzziero
Calling all Star Wars fans ages 6 and older! Come dressed as a character for the costume contest, bring your show and tell items, learn about the history of Star Wars, join in a trivia contest, play video games and more! There will be prizes! Families welcome! Register now in the Children’s Room!
March 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Lego Construction Club
Lego lovers unite! Drop in on the last Saturday of each month from 10 -12 and show off your amazing Lego talents! Registration is not necessary. Don’t forget to bring a friend!
February 28, 7:15 p.m., Energy Commission, Mayor’s Conference Room
March 5, 7 p.m., Human Rights Commission, Mayor’s Conference Room
March 7, 5:30 p.m., School Committee, Special Meeting, Aldermanic Chamber
March 13, 7:45 p.m. Board of Appeals, Aldermanic Chamber