THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 Page 13 SOUNDS | from page 12 the April 2 meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Auditorium, 298 Central Street that night. For more information you may contact Wendy Reed, clerk of the Board of Selectmen at (781) 2314124 or email her at wreed@saugus-ma.gov or drop by the first floor office at Saugus Town Hall, 298 Central Street. The Annual Town Meeting begins on the first Monday in May, which would be May 6 this year. Budget Time begins The Board of Selectmen officially kicked off this year’s budget season with Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree last Thursday night (Feb. 28). And the Finance Committee began the first of several budget review sessions Wednesday night (March 6), leading off with Saugus Public Schools. So, the work is underway to craft the budget for the 2020 fiscal year that begins July 1. Stay tuned for more details. The agenda for next Wednesday night’s (March 13) Finance Committee meeting, set for 7 pm in the first floor conference room is Public Safety: Police and Fire Departments, Dispatchers, Building Inspector, Gas and Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspection, Emergency Management and Animal Control Main Attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library -- for people of all ages -- from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: A Books in Bloom Bulletin: Spring is here! Well, almost. But if you want a preview of what it could be like, come down to the library and sign up for this year’s annual edition of Books in Bloom. There will be an informational meeting for exhibitors on Saturday, March 16 at Noon for this special event that’s sponsored by the Saugus Garden Club and the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library. This year’s event is set for Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to closing. The two floors of the library will be beaming with all sorts of spring colors on those two days, as the participants get creative by matching floral arrangements with books. They use flowers to interpret a book’s title, cover or theme. There are four categories this year: Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s Books and Young Adults. The deadline for entering is March 24. For more information, please contact Lorraine DiMilla (781233-7451) or Donna Manoogian (781-233-5640) of the Saugus Garden Club or stop by the library. Create an entry for the Saugus Garden Club Flower Show, Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 pm. A Story Time With Kelly -- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thursday, March 14, 3:30 to 4:30 pm. A story and a treasure hunt. Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children ages 3, which begins at 9:30 am is sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skill with structured story time. Keeping Us in Stitches returned recently. It will continue every second and third Wednesday, at 3:30 pm Grade 2 and up, and older children can learn to sew using needle, thread (and maybe a sewing machine) with teachers Miss Joyce and Miss Margie. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This program, sponsored by the Coordinated Community Engagement Grant, runs from 10 to 11am on Saturdays. It’s recommended for children ages 3 through 5. Fairy Tale Players Theatre Presents: Little Red Riding Hood, Saturday, March 30 at 11 am. The Yoga Experience. Here’s a free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 60-minute slow flow class opens with a brief meditation, followed by a gentle warm up, some core strengthening, standing postures, and flexibility poses. Each session winds down with deep relaxation. Lisa Poto is a registered yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She graduated from Barre & Soul’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program. “Yoga is my passion, and has been transforming in my life. I believe that yoga is for everybody. It is your own personal exploration and journey,” Poto said. If this is something that sounds appealing to you or worth a try, mark down these dates to show up in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library: Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 pm; Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00 pm; and Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm. Homework helpers at the library The Saugus Public Library is again offering tutoring and homework help twice a week to the town’s elementary school students. Members of the Junior National Honor Society from the Belmonte Middle School will work with students in the library’s Community Room on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3 to 5 p.m. Under the program which has received rave reviews in town, the elementary school students get help while the Belmonte students get credits for community service. The library again will be partnering with the Belmonte Middle School to offer free, drop-in homework help in the Community Room to Saugus elementary school students to help foster strong academic and study skills outside of school hours. No registration is required, but students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain on library grounds while student is receiving homework assistance pursuant to our unaccompanied minors policy. This program is open to students in grades K-5. The subjects students can get help with include: math, science, grammar, reading, social studies, geography and more. Hey parents, here’s some help if you child needs it. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in your KITCHEN CABINETS Strip & Refinish To Look Like New 508-840-0501 FURNITURE STRIP & FINISH feedback. It’s been three years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. 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