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

Monday, April 9

Town Council meetingOn the agenda, Town Manager Gayle Corrigan will present her restructuring plan for the EG Fire Department and the council will vote on adding a Class C liquor license (the town only has one Class C license, which is held by Regency Cigar Bar on Main Street). Click here to see the town’s liquor license holders: Liquor Licenses 4/9/18.  The meeting takes place at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10

Municipal Land Trust meeting – The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m. Find the agenda here.

East Greenwich Tree Council meeting – This all-volunteer group will be discussing spring tree planting plans. New members are always welcome. Conference room across from Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11

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.

EGHS Wall of Honor Ceremony – East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor will take place at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The ceremony will be followed by a collation in the cafeteria. Being inducted this year are John Chandler, Dr. Bernice Pescosolido, Diane M. McDonald, Guy Asadorian and Matt Plain. Click here to read about the inductees. For further information and details contact Chairman Robert Houghtaling as 230-2246 or rhoughtaling2@verizon.net, or, Chris Cobain at 398-1562 or ccobain@egsd.net.

Historic District Commission meeting – The panel meets at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall. Here’s the agenda.

Thursday, April 12

“Wonderful Women” – The EG Chamber of Commerce presents an event for women focused on “wisdom, wellness, and beauty” at Quidnessett Country Club. There will be workshops, food, entertainment, and expo tables. From 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($40 after April 9) For more information, call (401) 885-0020 or go to eastgreenwichchamber.com.

EG Town Democratic Committee Open House – Learn about the EG Town Democratic Committee, what they do and how to get involved in the 2018 campaign. Chat with local candidates and meet other residents working for new leadership in November. At Pal’s Restaurant, 43 Division St., from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, click here.

Saturday, April 14

Historic Cemetery Cleanup – It just so happens Saturday, April 14, is “Historic Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Day.” What better way to celebrate than to join members of the EG Historic Cemetery Commission at Cemeteries 23, 24, and 25, on the north side of Cedar Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the first cleanup of the year and there will be others. If you are interested in learning more or signing up to volunteer, contact egcemeteryvolunteer@gmail.com or call Assistant Town Planner Lea Anthony Hitchen at 886-8643.

Sunday, April 15

History at the Varnum Armory Memorial MuseumPresented by docent Patrick Donovan and presented by the EG Historic Preservation Society, return to Revolutionary War days, when then-General Washington visited, and experience the historical militia scene of that period. Refreshments will be served. At the Varnum Armory, 2 p.m.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Recycling is OFF this week.

EG Police Union Is Fundraising – This is an “all points bulletin,” if you will, to let you know the EG Police Union is soliciting sponsorships to its 2018 Yearbook and Business Directory, so don’t be surprised if you get a phone call. This is in advance of their Comedy Night at Quidnessett Country Club June 28 – the directories will be available then.

EGHS Class of 1960 Reunion – The East Greenwich High School Class of 1960 will be holding their 58th Reunion on Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the East Greenwich Veterans’ Firemen’s Hall on Queen Street in East Greenwich. People from EGHS classes before and after the Class of ’60 are welcome. For more information and detail contact Dan Shea (401-821-4521 or dsheajr@cox.net). To reserve your spot, send a check for $30 (per person) to Judy Briggs, 146 Sisson Road, Greene, R.I. 02827.

LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, April 19

Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling – You will be able to recycle all sorts of electronics, including computers, TVs, keyboards, monitors, printers, window air conditioners, routers, microwaves, cables, wires, cell phones and more. And there will be a mobile paper shredded on hand too. At Office Recycling Solutions, 65 Rocky Hollow Road. Shredding costs .25 cents per pound; recycling costs $5 per item with a $20 maximum per resident, $50 maximum for businesses. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented in part by the EG Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact Brent at 401-580-5132 or info@officerecyclingsolutions.com.

Thursday, April 26

Collecting Original Art The Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library will present a panel discussion will offer several perspectives on collecting art, with an emphasis on the How, Why and Whatof buying art today. Panelists include Cade Tompkins, contemporary art dealer and gallery owner Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence; Richard Whitten, artist and Professor of Painting and Art Department Chairperson at Rhode Island College; Catherine A. Sammartino, Partner at the law firm Sammartino & Berg LLP in Providence; and moderator Michael Rose, art historian, gallerist, appraiser, and gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club. From 6 to 8 p.m. East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce Street, East Greenwich. Designed for all levels of the collecting experience. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and subject to capacity. For more info, contact: friendseglibrary@gmail.com or visit www.eastgreenwichlibrary.org.

Saturday, April 29

Race to the Stage – Performers competing for a spot on the program for Summer’s End – as well cash prizes – take the stage at the Odeum at 4 p.m. Live judges will ultimately select the winners, but audience response may help decide their fate. Tickets are $10 in Advance, and $15 at the Door.

Tuesday, May 1

Together RI Community Supper – The Rhode Island Foundation is holding a series of community dinners around the state. The idea is to share a meal with other members of your community and get creative about the challenges and possibilities facing Rhode Island. It’s free. At the Varnum Armory, 6 Main Street, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged but not mandatory. Click here for more information and to register.

And …

Interested in Running for Office? Here’s a pamphlet from the Secretary of State’s office with everything you need to know. While the period to file to run for office isn’t until June 25-27, there are earlier deadlines, say if you want to change party affiliation before filing to run (that’s March 27-29) or if you plan to run for office but are not yet registered to vote (May 26-28). If you are planning to run and are ready to go public, contact egreenwichnews@gmail.com.

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 www.eastgreenwichri.com/TownGovernment/BoardsCommissions 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 lcarney@eastgreenwichri.com.

And …

Interested in Running for Office? Here’s a pamphlet from the Secretary of State’s office with everything you need to know. While the period to file to run for office isn’t until June 25-27, there are earlier deadlines, say if you want to change party affiliation before filing to run (that’s March 27-29) or if you plan to run for office but are not yet registered to vote (May 26-28). If you are planning to run and are ready to go public, contact egreenwichnews@gmail.com.