Recycling is OFF this week. In addition, yard waste will be picked up every week this month. For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Friday, May 2
Goddard Park Farmers Market returns! It’s been a really LONG winter, but a sure sign of warm weather is the opening of local farmers markets. On Friday, the market at Goddard Park reopens for the season (through Halloween). Welcome back! Here’s more information about the market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
School Committee Health & Wellness Subcommittee meeting: Here’s that agenda. Eldredge School. 3:30 p.m.
‘Wine & Wonderful’: The East Greenwich Rotary Club’s sixth annual wine tasting event – Wine and Wonderful – takes place at Swift Community Center Friday. Food will be provided by Siena, Besos, Pinelli’s, Chianti’s, Greenwich Bay Gourmet, Gregg’s, and Silver Spoon Bakery. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call the East Greenwich Rotary at 885-4650 or find them online at www.egrotary.org.
RI Press Assoc. Hall of Fame Inducts Bill Foster: William “Bill” Foster, late owner and editor of the Rhode Island Pendulum, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame Friday evening. Here’s a tribute to Foster from 2010 by Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Mark Thompson, who started under Foster at the Pendulum. The other inductees are Tom Heslin and James Norman. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. The Quonset “O” Club is at 200 Lt. James Brown Road on the former Quonset Point Navy base. For information on attending, contact the Press Association treasurer, Nancy Kirsch, at [email protected].
Saturday, May 3
May Breakfast: The First Baptist Church of EG holds its legendary May Breakfast this morning. In the parish hall, Peirce Street at Montrose Street. From 6:30-10 a.m.
Historic Cemetery Cleanup: The town’s new Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is holding cleanups at three cemeteries in town Saturday morning: EG Historical Cemeteries 23, 24, & 25 on Cedar Avenue, EG Historical Cemetery 31 on Sleepy Hollow Road, and EG Historical Cemetery 62 on Wine Street. From 9 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in helping out on May 3 or would like to restore other E.G. cemeteries, contact volunteer coordinator ML Formisano at [email protected].
EGLL Opening Day Parade: EG Little League season starts Saturday with the annual parade. Players gather at Academy Field and march down Church Street, across on Main Street to Cragan Field (behind Our Lady of Mercy Church). 9:30 a.m.
One of the participants from last year’s Arts on Main. Credit: E. McNamara
Arts On Main: Join the festivities for the 13th Annual East Greenwich Arts on Main Street Painting! The event will kick off at the East Greenwich Town Hall and drawing will take place on Courthouse Lane and Peirce Street. Each participant that pre-registers will receive an exclusive Arts on Main t-shirt! Prizes, including gift certificates provided by Main Street Merchants Committee, will be awarded to the winners in each category. If you are not an artist, come enjoy the day and vote for your favorite drawing in the People’s Choice Award. Find out more here. From noon to 3 p.m.
Evening at the Derby: This Saturday’s 140th Kentucky Derby provides the theme for the East Greenwich Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser – “An Evening at the Derby.” Planned is a night of fun, food, and fancy hats. The EGEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting EG public schools by providing grants to teachers to fund creative, innovative and sustainable classroom initiatives. At Bittersweet Farm, 923 Division St., with dinner and silent and live auctions. Guests are encouraged to wear their best hats. Click here to buy tickets.
Sunday, May 4
May Fair! The Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s annual May Fair tradition continues with a “Co-op-A-Luau” to be held, rain or shine, at Academy Field and Swift Gym in East Greenwich. The whole family will enjoy lots of fun and activities for kids, a silent auction & raffle, live music and plenty of good food. 111 Peirce Street. 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Spirited Play w/Wendy Fachon: A scavenger “hunt and read” in Glenwood Cemetery (corner of Cedar Avenue and Middle Road) with Wendy Fachon of Netwalking. Participants will get a scavenger hunt checklist of interesting burial stones. If the weather looks iffy, check the Netwalking Facebook page for a weather update. You can prepare for the hunt ahead of time here.
EG Animal Protection League open house: Every Sunday, the EGAPL opens its doors so people can meet the dogs and cats in need of permanent homes. You can find videos of some of the animals available for adoption here. At a NEW LOCATION: EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.