Nauset High School alum (Class of 2013) Sherley Ann Belleus graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in music performance (voice) and has gone on to study in graduate school at the University of Southern California. She is spending this summer working at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.
But she wants to give back to the Nauset community that helped set her path toward music and will perform in concert on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Brewster Baptist Church (Route 6A). Admission is free but a collection will be taken for scholarship funds for a graduating senior in 2020 who plans to continue on in music.
In addition to Sherley-Ann, current student Olivia DiBari will perform with Lisa Gross.
This past winter, the board of health voted to change the dates that pets (ie. dogs) are prohibited from town beaches, landings, tidal flats, and ponds from the previous May 1 to Oct. 1 to May 15 to Sept. 15. The board is further discussing this policy change at it Wednesday, June 19, meeting, 7 p.m., at town hall. Residents are invited to attend.
The Brewster Historical Society will hold its 46th annual Open Air Antiques Fair Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Drummer Boy Park. Over 30 exhibitors will offer a wide selection of merchandise from primitive to mid-century finds. The society’s historic Higgins Farm Windmill, Blacksmith Shop, and Harris Black House will be open to the public. Tours and demonstrations are free.
Visitors also can check out the historic car and truck show, and a children’s playground. Food will be available for purchase, there is ample free parking. There will be a general admission charge of $6 ($5 with show card or ad).
Bridging the Divide
The Brewster Community Network will host a forum; Bridging the Divide: How Can We Work to Repair Our Democracy? It's set for June 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Brewster Ladies Library.
Speakers will include Paul Lauenstein of We the People Massachusetts, and Adam Eichen of Equal Citizens.
There will be a free informational Chair Yoga session at Brewster Council on Aging on Tuesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. Call 508-896-2737 to reserve a spot.
Live to 100?
The Brewster Council on Aging will sponsor a four part series titled If I Live To Be 100, Where Will I Live? It will be held at the Brewster Ladies Library.
The first class will be Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is called Home Modification and Safety: Creating A Better Home for Aging-In-Place. Each class will examine four junctures at which decisions about housing may be needed.
Call 508-896-2737 to sign up.
A free community dinner will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Northside United Methodist Church in Brewster. The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, tossed salad, dessert and beverages.
A good will offering is greatly appreciated to help pay for the food and benefit local projects and charities. For further information call 508-385-8622; no need to RSVP. All are welcome.
Brewster residents who have successfully completed, or are about to complete, one year of education at a post high school institution are eligible to apply to the Brewster Memorial Scholarship Fund for assistance.
Formally named the Walter “Skip” Daley scholarship fund, this award is given annually based on need and merit. Typically $10,000 is awarded each year and divided among qualified applicants.
The scholarships are given in memory of Daley, who was killed in 1967 while serving in Vietnam War. The scholarship was formed in 1971.
Applications are available at the Brewster branch of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and at the Brewster Ladies Library. Deadline for applications is July 30. For more information, email scholarship administrator Paul Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 17
Select board, 7 p.m.
Historic district committee, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19
Board of health, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
Brewster School Committee, 6 p.m.
Friday, June 21
Cemetery commission, 1 p.m.