This Week in EG: School Budget Workshops

Greenwich Cove on Friday during the Nor’easter that wreaked havoc.

A weekly article that lists happenings in East Greenwich and nearby. If you have something you’d like to add, send your information to

As we post this, we hope you have power. 

Tuesday, March 6

School Committee meeting – A regular session along with the first of the budget workshops, this one on the administrative, athletic and facilities budgets.  Here’s the agendaIn the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Exploring Mindfulness Meditation – Try meditation at East Greenwich Free Library. No experience necessary; all are welcome. Free. 6:30 p.m. at the library. For more information about this program or the Friends of the Library, contact:

Wednesday, March 7

Lunch on the Hill – If you are looking for some good food and company, stop by the dining room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street where you will find both. A free lunch is offered every week, sponsored by various local churches and restaurants – a different church-restaurant combination each week.From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Planning Board meeting – The Planning Board will be voting on the Coggeshall Preserve development proposed for 62 South Pierce Road, known as the McKenna property. The board has met several times and heard from many residents and experts about this condominium project. Here’s the agendaThe board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 8

EG Art Club Exhibit Opening – The opening reception for the East Greenwich Art Club’s Sprint Exhibit, “Art for Everyone” – which runs from March 5 to March 30 – goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Greenwich Free Library on Peirce Street. There will be light refreshments. All are welcome.

School Budget Workshop on Special Ed & Technology – In the library at Cole Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda. The public is welcome.

Saturday, March 10

Introduction to Pysanky – The Friends of the East Greenwich Library will present an Introduction to Pysanky workshop at the East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce Street, Saturday, March 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Pysanky is the colorful Ukrainian folk art of decorating Easter eggs by applying layers of beeswax and dyes to the eggs. Artist Lisa Schipritt will instruct. The class is open to teens and adults. All supplies will be provided for a $5 materials fee. Everyone will take home a decorated egg. The class is limited to 20 people and registration is required. Call the library at 884-9510 to register for this popular class. For more information about the program or The Friends of the Library, contact

The Avengers Movie at EGHS – This is a fundraiser for the EGHS Sailing team (which gets no funding through from the school district). For just $10 you can watch The Avengers while supporting the Avengers Sailing team at the EGHS Auditorium. All are welcome.


Recycling is ON this week.


Tuesday, March 13

School Budget Workshop on Elementary & Secondary – In the library at Cole Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Friday, April 6

Wine and Wonderful – Tickets are available for the East Greenwich Rotary’s annual

Saturday, April 7

EG Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run – The East Greenwich Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Goddard Park. Proceeds go towards fully funding the popular Summer Track Series for ages 4-14 (do not have to be an EG resident to participate) on Wednesday nights in July at the EGHS track. We’ve been able to provide the series for free for 6 years. Last summer, 300 children came out during the first week! Find out more and register here.

And …

Town Boards Need You! – Here’s the list of town boards with vacancies.

  • Affordable Housing Commission
  • Board of Assessment Review
  • Cove Management Commission
  • Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission
  • Historic District Commission
  • Housing Authority
  • Juvenile Hearing Board
  • Municipal Land Trust
  • Planning Board
  • Senior and Community Center Advisory Council

In you are interested, go to for more information and an application or come to the Town Clerk’s Office at 125 Main Street. Submit applications and resumes to the same address or via email to Register for email updates from the town – Sign up through the town’s Notify Me system and you can receive anything from a weekly email listing meetings and events to targeted emails about specific boards and commissions you are interested in. In addition, you will be notified in case of emergencies (i.e. parking bans, other important information). Click here to get started. And, for those who signed up before August, revisit the link if you have specific topics about which you’d like more information.

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