EG Calendar: Town Council Budget Discussion & Avenger Theater Fundraiser 

by | Jun 11, 2023

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This Week

Monday, June 12

Town Council meeting – The panel will be discussing and possibly voting on the fiscal year 2024 budget, which starts July 1. It will also be discussing naming the softball field at EGHS for Olivia Passaretti, a junior at the school and avid softball player when she died Jan. 1, 2022. They meet in Council Chambers at Town Hall. Find the agenda (and Zoom link) HERE.

Tuesday, June 13

EG Historic Preservation Society meeting at Fry Farm – The EGHPL is meeting at historic Fry Farm, 2153 South County Trail, south of Middle Road. Our host, Cynthia Bailey Laprise, will give us a tour of her working farm, the family graveyard, the cutting garden and the first floor of her home, a National Historic Places venue. Cynthia will talk about the Fry and Bailey family histories; Matt Carcieri will tell us about Fry’s Hamlet and its founders.  Wear comfortable shoes and join us for an evening of rural history and light refreshments.  Look for the distinctive Bicentennial mailbox. Parking is in the 2nd driveway past the mailbox. From 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14

Historic District Commission meeting – There are five residential projects on the agenda, on Middle Road and Lincoln, Rector, Mawney and Spring streets. The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Find the agenda, including the Zoom link, HERE.

Friday, June 16

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

Sunday, June 18

Soirée in the Spotlight, In Support of EGHS Avenger Theater – Members of the Cole Drama Club and Avenger Theater are coming together for a one-night-only fundraiser to benefit the Avenger Theater drama program at East Greenwich High School. Celebrate with a stylish night of live music and songs “through the decades” featuring some of your favorite student performers. Reserve your seat now and enjoy a special evening with appetizers, desserts and mocktails. Tickets are on-sale now – seating is very limited! At Temple Torat Yisrael at 7 p.m. See more details at: https://avengertheater.org/tickets.

Looking Ahead … 

Monday, June 19 

EG Republican Town Committee monthly meeting – The East Greenwich Republican Town Committee will be welcoming some of the new Rhode Island GOP leadership team as guest speakers: Chair Joe Powers, 1st Vice Chairwoman Jessica Drew Day, and 2nd Vice Chairwoman Niyoka Powell. Safehouse Restaurant, 195 Old Forge Rd., at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20

School Committee meeting – The School Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in the library at Cole Middle School at 6 p.m. The agenda (and Zoom link) will be available closer to the meeting date.

Wednesday, June 21

Business After Hours at Faith Hill Farm – The EG Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly Business After Hours networking event at Faith Hill Farm, 2056 Division Road. The event is free, compliments of Faith Hill Farm. Cafe Fresco will provide the food. RSVP to [email protected].

Thursday, June 22

Dogs on Main Stroll – Main Street goes to the dogs for this popular stroll, with a parade starting at 6 p.m. (dogs and their people will gather between 5 and 6) from the parking lot at 500 Main Street. As usual, there will be music and some vendors. Dogs not required! From 5 to 8 p.m. 

Friday, June 23

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

Saturday, June 24

EG Pride Picnic and Music – This youth-led event started takes place at Academy Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be music and vendors and lots of rainbows. All are welcome!

Sunday, June 25

St. Luke’s Tower & Bells Centennial Celebration – St. Luke’s Church will mark the centennial of the dedication of its Goodwin Memorial Tower and Bells following the 10:15 a.m. service. A special celebration and rededication of the Tower and Bells will take place outside, in the church’s courtyard, and will include a short bell concert. Over the following month, through July 25 th, weekly bell concerts will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7 p.m., and featuring both veteran and apprentice chimers. The community is invited to the Sunday celebration and to listen for the bells of St. Luke’s on those subsequent Tuesday evenings. For more information, call the Church Office at 884-4116, or check St. Luke’s website and social media platforms.

 

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