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

Monday, Jan. 29

CCK Community Supper – Once a month, the community is invited to supper in the dining room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street. Various local churches take turns providing the food and volunteers. All are welcome. Free will donations are accepted. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

School Finance Committee – The panel meets in the Superintendent’s Conference Room, 111 Peirce St., at 8:30 a.m.

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 – On the agenda is master plan approval for a five-lot subdivision planned for 2415 Division Road and review of the annual municipal Capital Improvements Program. The board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1

East Greenwich Academy photo exhibit – If you’re interested in wonderful old photos and East Greenwich history, come to the EG Free Library to see the EG Historic Preservation Society’s exhibit of the East Greenwich Academy. Refreshments will be served and some former members of the Academy will be on hand. From 5 to 7 p.m. Photos will be on display for the entire month.

Friday, Feb. 2

Painting and Pastries Fundraiser – A fundraiser for the EGHS Class of 2020. For $20, you get a canvas, paint, dessert and coffee. To preregister, click here. In the cafeteria at EG High School at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Gaudí’s Barcelona, a virtual tour – The Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library is pleased to announce that educator and world traveler, Marilyn Harris, will present Gaudi’s Barcelona – a virtual tour of some of the best of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. Attendees will tour the #1 most visited attraction in Barcelona, the unfinished giant basilica, “La Sagrada Familia.” On the subject of the extremely long construction period (which began in 1882), Gaudí is said to have remarked referring to God: “My client is not in a hurry.” When Gaudí died in 1926, the basilica was between 15 and 25 percent complete and it is only now in its final phases. Ms. Harris will share information about the Park Güell and Casa Milà (“La Pedrera”) and discuss the unique architectural genius of Antoni Gaudi. Free and open to the public. At 1:30 p.m., East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce Street.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Recycling is OFF this week.

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, click here for more information and an application. or come to the Town Clerk’s Office at 125 Main St. Submit applications and resumes to the Town Clerk’s office or via email to lcarney@eastgreenwichri.com.

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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Monday, Feb. 5

Library Valentines: Engaged EG is holding a valentine-making session to express your love of libraries – including the EGHS library, currently closed due to lack of funding for a librarian to staff it. From 4 to 6 p.m. at the EG Free Library on Peirce Street. Stop by with your kids (or without!) to make a valentine or two. Supplies and nut-free snacks will be available.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Tech Nite at New England Tech – An open house at the East Greenwich campus. From 3 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Public Forum on Homework – All are invited to attend this conversation about homework led by schools Supt. Victor Mercurio. There will be a second forum in January. In the library at Cole Middle School at 6:30 p.m.