EG Week: Library’s 100th Meeting, Bunny Hop 5K

by | Apr 5, 2015

Scalloptown, April 4, 2015. Credit: Noël Bailey

Ducks on Greenwich Cove, from Scalloptown Park, April 4, 2015. Credit: Noël Bailey

Recycling is ON. 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 6

EG Free Library 100th Anniversary Committee meeting: On the agenda, the group will discuss a planned Lighthouse Tour, plans for the Memorial Day Parade, Family Day at Swift Community Center. At the library (of course!) at 12:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

AfterPromEG Decorations meeting: Painters and sketchers are needed – all are welcome. If you’d like to get involved but can’t make the meeting, email [email protected]. At EGHS at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7

Wear Blue for Benjamin Day at EGHS: In a continuing campaign to help Benjamin McDermott’s family buy a van for his transportation, students at EGHS are encouraged to wear blue today. There will be a “blue out” at the Boys Volleyball game that evening and Benjamin will be there. You can read more about Benjamin here. 6 p.m.

Historic Cemetery Commission meeting: The panel will be discussing logistics for the first cleanup of the season, on April 18. The full agenda is here. They meet in Conference Room B at Town Hall. 6:30 p.m.

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, the panel will here reports on both the ad hoc Calendar Committee and the ad hoc Start Time Committee. In the library at Cole Middle School (2nd floor), at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Affordable Housing Committee meeting: The panel meets in Conference Room B at Town Hall at 9:15 a.m. Here’s the agenda.

Cole PTG meeting: The meeting takes place at Cole Middle School. Supt. Victor Mercurio will be there. 9:30 a.m.

EGSD Mental Health Subcommittee meeting: The panel meets in the EGHS Guidance Dept.’s conference room at 10 a.m. Find the agenda here.

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 Westminister 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 ([email protected] or 225-5540) or Steve Bartlett ([email protected] 885-5889).

Historic District Commission meeting: On the agenda, the panel will hear seven applications. In Council Chambers at Town Hall. 6 p.m.

Friday, April 10

First Baptist’s Spring Rummage Sale: The church is holding its annual rummage sale and everyone is invited – there will be mens, womens and childrens clothing, linens, kitchenware, books, tools, toys, electronics, furniture, craft items, jewelry, and more. On Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Parish Hall, corner of Peirce and Montrose streets.

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.

‘Willie Wonka Jr.’ at Cole: Nearly 90 students are involved in the Cole Middle School production “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend. The junior version of Willy Wonka runs just over an hour and is the perfect length for young theater goers. Performances are at East Greenwich High School, Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, or you can purchase tickets in advance by contacting Meggan Shenefield at [email protected].

Food addiction lecture: Integrated Medical Weight Loss is hosting a free lecture by Phillip Werdell from ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services and author of Food Junkies. At Christ Church, 1025 Main St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 886-9669 to reserve a seat.

Saturday, April 11

EG Track Club’s Bunny Hop 5K: The East Greenwich Track Club is holding its annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1K fun run at Goddard Park  You can register ahead here, or on Saturday at the race. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The 1K fun run starts at 9, a free egg hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K steps off at 10 a.m.

And …

Vote for Matt Wegrzyn! 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:

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

Donations sought for Carrie Mac Memorial Garden: The Carrie Mac Memorial Garden donations are still being accepted.  Organizers said they are getting close to their goal but are looking for a few more donations to put them over the top. You can read more about the effort here. If you would like to donate, please stop by the Guidance Office & see Barb or Sherry or mail your donation to the East Greenwich High School, 300 Avenger Drive, East Greenwich, RI 02818  ATTN: Guidance Department, Sherry or Barb.


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