purple crocuses, April 12, 2015Recycling is OFF. Yard waste will be picked up every week this month. Appliance pickup third Saturday of the month but you must call DPW first (886-8620). For the full 2015 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, April 13

Town Council meeting: The council meets in regular session at 6 p.m., followed by a joint council-School Committee public hearing  Here’s the agenda. At Swift Community Center.

Town Council & School Committee Budget Hearing: The $60.9 million proposed budget is 1.97 percent higher than last year and calls for a 2.03 percent tax increase (find Town Manager Tom Coyle’s budget message and budget here). The Town Council and School Committee meet for a town charter-mandated budget hearing, following the council’s regular session. 7 p.m. At Swift Community Center.

Tuesday, April 14

New England Institute of Technology Open House: “Tech Nite” follows an open house format allowing individuals interested in studying at the college the opportunity to tour any of its three campuses as well as to speak with faculty, Admissions, and Financial Aid personnel. From 3 to 7 p.m.

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meeting: The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The group is committed to working together to make a difference in local communities. There is no age or residency requirement to join and meetings are open so newcomers are always welcome! For more information, contact membership chairwoman Diane Gadoury at (860) 465-7987. At Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. 7 p.m.

EG Tree Committee meeting: The tree committee meets the second Tuesday of every month. Newcomers are welcome. On the agenda is the upcoming RI Tree Council Tree Stewards Course taking place in East Greenwich in May, a municipal tree farm, and updating the map of street trees in the Hill & Harbour district. For more information, contact emac6660@gmail.com. In the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

EG Special Ed Advisory Committee meeting: EGSEAC meets in the superintendent’s conference room at the EGSD offices, 111 Peirce St. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

EGHS PTG meeting: High School parents are all invited to attend the meeting, in the EGHS cafeteria at 9:30 a.m.

Lunch on the Hill: Every Wednesday in the dining room at St. Luke’s, 99 Peirce St., lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15. In addition to St. Luke’s, Our Lady of Mercy, Christ Church and Westminster Unitarian churches have all taken on a Wednesday to serve the meal and local restaurants Jiggers, Wild Harvest, Crosby’s Cafe, and T’s take turns providing the food. If you are interested in helping, contact Steve McCloughlin (smccloughlin2@aol.com or 225-5540) or Steve Bartlett (dufferdog@aol.com 885-5889).

EGHS Wall of Honor Ceremony: The annual ceremony takes place in the auditorium at EGHS at 6 p.m. and EVERYONE is invited. This year’s inductees are Fred Brown (posthumously), Sue Carcieri, Otto Olson (posthumously), Deb McMullen, and Priscilla Rigg. Read more about them here.

Planning Board meeting: The panel will hear the master plan application by Saint Elizabeth Home to build four new homes to house 48 residents, and they will also be reviewing a 127-unit senior living complex in West Greenwich set for a preliminary hearing in that town. Here’s the agenda. In Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

School Committee Policy Subcommittee meeting: The meeting takes place in the superintendent’s conference room, 111 Peirce St., at 7:30 a.m. Find the agenda here.

AfterProm EG Planning Committee meeting: It’s not too late to get involved in the town’s first-ever AfterProm EG – come to the planning committee meeting tonight. At Wild Harvest Cafe on South County Trail. 6 p.m.

AND … You can sign up to help the day of the prom – many volunteers will be needed! – now at www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084EA8A92DABF85-eghs. For more information, contact June Fischer at afterpromegvolunteer@gmail.com.

Cole Art & Music Night: View some great artwork and hear some spectacular music by the talented students of Cole Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, April 17

Blood Drive: The Town of East Greenwich is sponsoring a blood drive at Swift Community Center, from 1 to 4 p.m. You can sign up for an appointment here, or just show up – and help save a life.

Teen Center: Sponsored by the Town of East Greenwich and the Town Substance Abuse Program, the Teen Center is a weekly drop-in location for teens to gather and “hang out” with other teens. At the gymnasium at Eldredge Elementary. For more information, contact Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246.

And …

Sign up for the April 18 Cemetery Cleanup: It’s not too late to sign up to help April 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Email egcemeteryvolunteer@gmail.com.
Vote for Matt Wegrzyn! Hood.com sponsors a $5,000 sportsmanship scholarship each year where New England high school seniors write an essay and try to get votes to move onto the interview round. Matt Wegrzyn is the only EGHS student in the running. Let’s help get him an interview! You can vote once a day until April 24th, here: http://hood.com/scholarship.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16: Here’s information on registering for kindergarten next year. Registration begins mid-April.

NYC day trips in May: Join Greenwich Bay Women’s Club for a New York City day trip, either May 16 or May 30. The trip includes a licensed NYC tour guide. The first stop is the Morris-Jumel Mansion for an hourlong tour, once George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolution. We’ll continue south to midtown, for a stop at the famous Plaza Hotel’s Food Hall, created by Chef Todd English in the tradition of European food halls, and there will be lots of time to shop, eat, explore. The tour will then wind its way downtown to the Financial District for a guided walking tour through many interesting and historic sites, ending at Stone Street. This cobblestone street is closed to traffic but open to all of us enjoying one of its restaurants or bistros. Price includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, complimentary breakfast pastry, admission to and tour of the mansion and tour guide. You’re on your own for meals. For further information contact Lynnewolff@gmail.com or call 885-4376.


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