Star magnolia blossoms off Kenyon Drive. Credit: E. McNamara
Recycling is ON this week. In addition, yard waste will be picked up every week this month. For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Friday, April 25
‘Netwalk’ Rome Point Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. This land was once owned by a rich Tory merchant, George Rome, who built a lavish mansion there. He may have been a spy for the English during the Revolutionary War. Over time, the land converted to farmland until 1953 when it was bought by Narragansett Electric for projects that never marterialized (a coal plant and, later, a nuclear power plant). Meet in the Chafee Nature Preserve/Rome Point parking lot off Route 1A. 10 to 11:30 a.m.
‘Pinocchio’ at EGHS: Rhode Island Youth Theatre presents Pinocchio: The Unbelievable But True Tale, for two shows, at 1 and 7 p.m. at East Greenwich High School. Tickets, $12, are available at the door.
Teen Center: The gymnasium at Eldredge Elementary is open most every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for teenagers looking to shoot some hoops or some bull. All are welcome. To learn more, check out the F.A.C.E.S. website here.
Improv at Warwick Museum: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI), now in its seventh season, is a weekly interactive improv show that welcomes audience participation. The audience can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or jump up and join the performers on stage. They offer two shows: one for families at 7 p.m. and one for adults at 9 p.m. Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. $7, $3 for seniors and children 12 and under (at the early show).
EG Police Dept. is hiring: Want to be an East Greenwich police officer? Now’s your opportunity. The EGPD is hiring. Here’s what you’ll need to know.
Saturday, April 26
Earth Day cleanup: East Greenwich will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, with a clean up of the waterfront. You’ll find details here.
Healthy Kids Day: Both the Kent County and West Bay YMCAs are holding a Healthy Kids Day today. It’s open to everyone and is free. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here’s a link to the Kent County page.
Wedding Walk: EG’s Main Street is also known as “Wedding Way.” On Saturday, it’s official with the 7th Annual Wedding Walk. Spend the day meeting the professionals. There will be giveaways, a scavenger hunt and prizes (including a weeklong stay in Hawaii). The day starts at 6 Main Street to register. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
E-waste drive: Bridge Technical Solutions is holding its biannual e-waste drive. CPUs/computers, monitors, laptops, spare computer parts, keyboards, mice, servers, routers, UPSs, network equipment, laser printers, laser and ink cartridges, scanners, fax machines, telephones, cell phones, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, cameras, radios, MP3 players, home audio equipment (receivers, speakers, etc.), car audio equipment (decks, speakers, etc.), cables, cords and wires, aluminum and copper are all accepted. Sorry, no alkaline batteries or white goods will be accepted. Document-shredding services will be provided at $.50 per pound, and a percentage of this fee will be donated. Proceeds from this event will benefit Oceans of Grace, the outreach ministry of the First Lutheran Church of East Greenwich. Texas Roadhouse. 9 a.m. to noon.
Soil testing: Landscape professionals always (always!) say the first step to a good lawn and garden is to get your soil tested so you know what it needs (and what it doesn’t!). URI Cooperative Extension provides free pH soil testing at Wildwood Nursery on Frenchtown Road Saturday afternoon. Find information on how to collect your soil sample here. Noon to 4 p.m.
Quilt Show: The Narragansett Bay Quilters Association is holding the “Touching Stars” quilt show this weekend at North Kingstown High School. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Run the Bases For Autism: 7th Annual Run the Bases for Autism Awareness. Bring the family to enjoy the baseball game (@2pm), the food & drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, huge inflatable obstacle course, games, prizes and giveaways. All activities for the kids to enjoy are free! The event benefits Joey’s Fund through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Joey’s Fund, named for Joey Gay, had just turned 7 years old when she was killed in an unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown Conn. Joey was a beautiful, loving, sweet and innocent little girl with autism. Bill Beck Field, Kingston. 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 27
Quilt Show: The Narragansett Bay Quilters Association is holding the “Touching Stars” quilt show this weekend at North Kingstown High School. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.