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Monday, Feb. 8
Kindergarten Registration: Two in-person registration days have been scheduled. Day 1 is Feb. 8 and Day 2 Feb. 22. Click for Appointment. Registration for these two days will take place at Cole Middle School, 100 Cedar Ave. Because of COVID precautions, you are asked to complete all forms and bring copies of required documents to your appointment. Click here for registration documents. For those unable to make either of these in-person dates, the district will be announcing other means to register after Feb. 22. Registration for all other grades for the 2021-22 year will be announced later.
Town Council meeting – The panel meets virtually Monday at 7 p.m. On the agenda (HERE), the council will recognize retiring Wendy Schimdle, technology director for the town, after 15 years of service. Also on the agenda, liquor and victualing renewals for Revival and Frank & John’s, both operating because of previous license extensions from the Town Council. And the incoming Tavern on the Square at 1000 Division St. is looking to get a transfer of the former Outback Steakhouse’s liquor license. Also on the agenda, an update from Town Manager Andy Nota on the town’s COVID-19 response. Find a link to meeting in the agenda.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
Mail Ballot applications due: Your completed application for the March 2 special election must arrive at your local board of canvassers by 4 p.m. so if you haven’t put it in the mail yet, drop it off at Town Hall.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Valentine’s Walk: Showing love for your neighbor can warm the coldest day. Join friends new and old to celebrate Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and the uniqueness of each individual. Meet in the parking lot at Swift Community Center at 10:30 a.m. for a one-hour walk. For more information, contact Bob Houghtaling at (401) 230-2246 or [email protected].
Monday, Feb. 15
WCFA’s ‘Meet the Artists’ Reception: Warwick Center for the Arts is hosting a virtual opening reception for its Annual Members Exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. You can see the multi-media exhibit of over 75 original works of art available for purchase in person or online. The entire exhibit runs in person through March 13. For more information, click here or email [email protected].
Monday, Feb. 22
The Negro Motorist’s Green Book in Rhode Island: The Green Book, a 2019 Academy Award-winning movie, depicted the humiliations an African-American classical musician faced while on a concert tour through the South in the 1950s. It introduced movie-goers to the preeminent guide book used by African-Americans traveling through the South before passage of the Civil Rights Act, The Negro Motorist’s Green Book. The Green Book contained 24 listings for Rhode Island. Catherine W. Zipf will discuss several of those listings, their history, and what they tell us about Rhode Island’s pre-Civil Rights era. Her illustrated talk, “African-American Travel Guides: Listings from The Negro Motorist Green Book in Rhode Island,” is sponsored by the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society and will be presented via Zoom at 7:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Catherine Zipf is executive director of the Bristol Preservation Society and the author of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: American Architecture in the Depression Era. To register for this program go to [email protected]. You will receive a Zoom link one day before the program.