EG Calendar: Pitch RI; School Meetings

by | Sep 17, 2023

Above: On Wednesday, Sept. 13, more than 40 participants braved the inclement weather to attend Making Hay IV at Faith Hill Farm. This wonderful initiative addressed mental health, substance abuse, and enhancing a sense of community. Those who came heard from experts, dedicated community members and passionate youth. Pictured, Sulina Mohanty with one of the equine friends. Photo by Kathy Sullivan

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This Week  

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Building Committee Meeting – The panel meets in the conference room at Cole Middle School at 10:30 a.m. Click HERE for the agenda

School Committee Meeting – The panel meets in the library at Cole Middle School at 6 p.m. Click HERE for the agenda.

Zoning Board meeting – The board will review two residential applications. They meet in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Find the agenda HERE

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Pitch RI at the Odeum– Rhode Island entrepreneurs will “pitch” an idea to a panel of distinguished judges to compete for a $10,000 first prize and a coveted Business Startup Package, in a live and exciting on-stage event right here at the Greenwich Odeum. 7:30 p.m. Click HERE to buy tickets. 

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meeting – GBWC is a non-profit group consisting of women in EG and surrounding communities who meet socially once a month. Our goal is to help various groups in the area by raising money or in-kind donations. We also offer scholarships to area students and women returning to school. This first meeting is the annual potluck dinner so bring your appetite. We are meeting at Swift Community Center, 121 Pierce St., in the dining area, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Elaine at 401-529-7322.

Friday, Sept. 22

Goddard Park Farmers Market – The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 6. At 1095 Ives Road.

Saturday, Sept. 23

Varnum Continentals Cannon Drill – The Varnum Continentals Historic Militia will demonstrate the equipment and procedures used to load a cannon in preparation for firing and review safety procedures (the cannon will NOT be fired). After the drill, we’ll paint the cannon; we welcome your assistance. While on the Varnum House Museum grounds, visitors can tour the house and visit the House’s period herb garden, which was designed and maintained by URI Master Gardeners. All are welcome at this free event. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 57 Peirce St., East Greenwich (across Peirce Street from Town Hall). Questions? Contact [email protected].

Smith’s Castle Harvest Festival –  This family friendly event will feature the Sheffield Farm Petting Zoo and pony rides. Entertainment by Farm Dog Band. Plenty of colonial games, activities, and crafts will be provided by our junior docents. Sign up once again for the prize baskets in the Great Pumpkin Roll. A variety of vendors will also be on hand for one-of-a kind items. Visitors to the historic house museum will be welcomed by docents in period attire and be able to tour the downstairs interior of the former home and grounds of the prominent Smith and Updike families. A special exhibit will feature collections from the Narragansett Bay Quilt Association. Admission to the Harvest Festival is $10 per adult, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for children over 6 years of age. Family Cap is $25. From noon to 4 p.m.; 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown.

Introduction to Slow Stitch Artwork – This workshop at the Warwick Center for the Arts will review the materials, tools and techniques used in slow stitch as well as textile traditions such as patchwork and quilting, mending, and Kantha stitching. Advanced sewing skills are not necessary to participate in this workshop. Easy to learn stitches, using various threads and embellishments, will be presented. Some materials will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring fabrics in colors and motifs they will enjoy working with. We will create a unique 9″x12″ textile art work suitable for framing or mounting. From noon to 3 p.m. Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. Cost: $60/$50 WCFA members. For further information: [email protected] OR 401-737=0010

Woodcut Printing Workshop – Sharon Estes, local fine artist, will hold a full-day workshop titled, “White Line Woodcut Printing.” Estes will take students through the history of white line woodcut, widely considered the sole American woodcut technique, to basic carving skills, painting techniques, and making prints. By the end of class, students will have a good understanding of basic white line printmaking and will be introduced to more advanced techniques if time allows. The workshop, sponsored by the East Greenwich Art Club, will be held at the EG Recreation Building, 1127 Frenchtown Rd.,from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $90 for members, $100 for nonmembers. A material list will be provided for a cost of $30, payable directly to the instructor. Contact the art club at [email protected] to register and find out the benefits of becoming a member on the website,

Looking Ahead 

Monday, Sept. 25

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Town Council meeting – The panel meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall. The agenda (and Zoom link) will be available closer to the meeting date. 

Thursday, Sept. 28

Savor East Greenwich – The EG Chamber of Commerce’s annual kickoff event for EG Restaurant Week features tastes from a number of local restaurants. 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Greenwich Yacht Club. Tickets $35 ($40 after Sept. 26). Click HERE to buy tickets.

Friday, Sept. 29

Goddard Park Farmers Market – The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 6. At 1095 Ives Road.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

School Committee meeting – The panel meets in the library at Cole Middle School at 6 p.m. The agenda (and Zoom link) will be available closer to the meeting date.

Friday, Oct. 6

Goddard Park Farmers Market – The market is open one last day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 1095 Ives Road.

Saturday, October 7

NEWS Museum’s Yankee Steam-Up and Car Show – A major event held annually on the first Saturday of October where the museum steam engines are fired up and those of exhibitors are too. To sign up as an exhibitor or request info: [email protected]. Music by CruisinBruce. Admission is $20 per adult, $10 per child (age 6-17), under 6 free. NARM/Museum members free. Car entry is $15, driver admission included. Food and drink options available for purchase. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find more information about the museum HERE.

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Chris R
Chris R
September 18, 2023 8:10 am

I wish you good weather for the Steam-Up. Seems like you have had a bad shake with it within the last few years.


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