EG Weekend: International Idol, Daylight Savings Time

by | Mar 5, 2015

march winter scene

Enough already! Spring Street in the snow, March 5, 2014.

Recycling is OFF. Appliance pickup third Saturday of the month but you must call DPW first (886-8620). For the full 2015 pickup schedule, click here.

Friday, March 6

DATE CHANGE! International Idol @ EGHS: Delayed one night because of the snow (what else!), the annual music show put on by the World Language department has fabulous acts set to fabulous songs. This is always a crowd-pleasing event. Tickets cost $5, with the money raised to benefit ebola research. 6:30 p.m.

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.

Saturday, March 7

Freckleface Strawberry – The Musical: Ocean State Theatre Company presents Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, the first performance by OSTeenCo (created to provide an opportunity for teen actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience). OSTC, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. 11 a.m.

Living Well Festival at Poliquin: The festival features motivational speaker Brian Sean Reid, and special presenters Lauren Canuel, Kerry Sheeran, Dave Ursillo, Terry Walters, Patricia Raskin, Terry Wildemann, Kerry Cudmore and others. Presenters will inspire and educate you on good nutrition habits, making friends with exercise and body image, becoming more your true self, and creating a healthy relationship with the myriad of ways to cultivate wellness in your life. Admission $10, $8 for seniors, children under 10 are free. Poliquin Group 1598 South County Trail. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, visit

Sunday, March 8

Spring Forward One Hour: The arrival of Daylight Savings Time has got to be a sign that spring really is coming after all. Of course, it comes at a cost – we lose an hour.

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. EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, Cowesett. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Conscious Unparenting book signing: As children of the carefree 1970s, Kim Kinzie and Dawn Michael felt unprepared for the endless demands of 21st century parenting. Was it just the two of them who found motherhood so taxing? Dumbfounded, they asked fellow moms to share their feelings about raising children. Their book is a compilation of those unedited narratives told with humor, emotion and raw honesty. It’s also a call to action, as the authors seek to create a new mode of parenting that merges the best of the ’70s with today; one that is less kid-centric, more parent-friendly. With a nod to celebrity elitism, they’re calling this mindset “conscious unparenting.” At Symposium Books, 1000 Division St. 3 p.m.

AfterProm EG @ Zuzu’s Petals: Zuzu’s Petals dress shop on Main Street is holding a private sale to benefit AfterProm EG. Twenty percent of all sales will go to AfterProm EG. All are welcome. From 5 to 9 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Clown Town: The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club will be holding its 50th Annual Clown Town on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church. This event is especially fun for children ages 2 through 12, but is beloved by many who are older. Admission is FREE. Game tickets are 50 cents each and raffle tickets are $1 – and all money raised is used to make a difference in our local communities Volunteers are welcome. Contact Linda Mensinger Nunez at 884-6247 if you are in 6th grade or older and want to help us “clown around” at this year’s event.


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