Recycling is OFF; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
EGHS PTG meeting: This first meeting of the school year takes place in the EGHS cafeteria at 9:30 a.m. All parents and guardians of EGHS students are invited and encouraged to attend.
Affordable Housing Task Force meeting: The panel meets in Conference Room B (near the Town Clerk’s office) in Town Hall. Here’s a link to the agenda. 3:30 p.m.
Planning Board meeting: The panel will continue a hearing on New England Tech’s plan to expand the existing campus (including the addition of a dormitory). A link to the full agenda is here. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18
CWC meeting: Citizens Who Care has its first meeting of the new school year this morning at 9:30 in the EG Police Community Room. All members of the EG community encouraged and welcome to attend. Click here to visit the group’s new website here.
Savor East Greenwich: The kickoff to this year’s EG Restaurant Week is a celebration of EG’s amazing culinary renaissance and fundraiser for the EG Animal Protection League. At the EG Yacht Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Click here a link for more information.
Meadowbrook Farms open house: Calling all Meadowbrook parents – tonight’s the night to visit your child’s school and classroom! 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19
Goddard Park Farmers Market: Among the vendors at the Goddard Park market, several farmers, bakers (both for humans and dogs!), crafts, fish and poultry. Fridays through Oct. 31. 375 Ives Road. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EG’s Third Annual Restaurant Week begins: East Greenwich’s 3rd Annual Restaurant Week is actually a 10-day culinary celebration. It begins Friday, Sept. 19 and goes through Sept. 28). You can find out more at the EG Chamber of Commerce website here.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Cub Scout Sign-Up Day: The Annual East Greenwich-area “Cub Scout Sign Up Day” is Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goddard State Park. Boys and parents are invited to come for fun activities and to learn more about scouting. There will be games, lots of fun and it’s free. Representatives from East Greenwich Boy Scout Packs 3 and 4 will be on hand to answer any of questions. Scouting is a big activity in this community, and many Cubs go on to Boy Scouts at Troops 1 & 2 in East Greenwich, which produce some of the highest numbers of Eagle Scouts in the State of Rhode Island.
Author John Butziger at Symposium: Author John Butziger will be reading from and signing copies of his book, The Second Tree. In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown’s corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber-espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree. 1 p.m. at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St. (near Panera).
Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m.
Playing Dead at the Odeum: Boston’s premiere Grateful Dead-experience band, Playing Dead, is coming to the Greenwich Odeum Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Buy them online (here) or at the door.
Sunday, Sept. 21
First Annual Harvest Stroll @ Boesch: In honor of Rhode Island Land Trust Days, the East Greenwich Land Trust is hosting the 1st Annual Harvest Stroll at Briggs-Boesch Farm. There will be a guided tour of the farm (including the animals, the pastures and the woodland trails) at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch provided by Pat’s Pastured. Reserve your space by contacting Julianna Berry at (401) 886-8645, email@example.com.
EG Animal Protection League open house: Every Sunday, the EGAPL opens its doors so people can meet the dogs and cats in need of permanent homes. You can find videos of some of the animals available for adoption here. EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, Cowesett. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
International Day of Peace Event: Citizens Who Care is holding an International Day of Peace event, including a walk, speakers, food and music. At Swift Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Hear more about the International Day of Peace in Bob Houghtaling’s podcast with Lacey Feeley of URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace.
Poet Beatrice Lazarus at Symposium: Beatrice Lazarus will be reading her poetry and signing her books at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St., at 2 p.m. There will be other readings, too, and discussion, followed by open mic.
Alice Benvie Gebhart at Providence Art Club: EG glass artist Alice Benvie Gebhart’s show at the Providence Art Club – Memories in Glass – features new work that evokes memories of a childhood loved, lived and lost. Gebhart owns Heritage Art Gallery, 5580 Post Road, EG. The Providence Art Club exhibit runs through Sept. 26. 11 Thomas St., Providence.
EG Basketball Association 2014-15 registration: Register by the end of September and fees will be the same as last year. On October 1st, a late fee of $25 will be added to each registration. Registration closes Friday, October 17th. To register, go to eghoops.com and click on the Registration tab.