EG Weekend: Register to Vote! Bless the Animals! Steam Up!

by | Oct 2, 2014

Photo: Todd Cahill’s steam machine sculpture from the 2012 Steam Up. Credit: New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Recycling is OFF; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Friday, Oct. 3

Goddard Park Farmers Market: Among the vendors at the Goddard Park market, several farmers, bakers (both for humans and dogs!), crafts, fish and poultry. Fridays through Oct. 31. 375 Ives Road. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Voter Registration Ends Oct. 5: If you want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, you must register by Sunday, Oct. 5. You can register at the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall (open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. THIS Sunday only), or at the EG Police Department THIS Sunday only, 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call (401) 886-8603.

Bring Your Own Improv: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is in its seventh season at the Warwick Art Museum. This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with the players on the stage. Teens and up are welcome. 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. 9 p.m. $7.

Saturday, Oct. 4

New England Wireless and Steam Museum’s Steam Up: This is one of EG’s best – and unknown – events. The museum, at 1300 Frenchtown Road, “steams up” its many steam engines and invites others to bring their steam engines to the grounds. It’s a child’s paradise and, for the mechanically or historically inclined, a slice of heaven. $15, $7 for children. Exhibitors get in free. All Steam-Up Proceeds go to Upkeep of the Museum. Free parking and there will be food for sale starting at noon. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals: St. Luke’s is holding a blessing of the animals, with music thrown in. Jacqueline Devillers and friends will perform animal-inspired music and pets will be blessed, rain or shine, at St. Luke’s, 99 Peirce St. Donations for the EG Animal Protection League will be collected. 10:30 a.m.
Smith’s Castle Harvest Festival: Smith’s Castle, just down Post Road in North Kingstown, is a small gem of an historic spot. The Festival includes tours of the Castle, quilting and spinning demonstrations, the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s climbing wall (for those 15 and older), vendors (farm products, fall decorations, jewelry, beautiful wool products, photography, etc.), Casey Farm’s petting animals, colonial games to play, John Austin (paranormal investigator) displaying examples of very interesting “encounters,” food (home-made apple crisp, hot dogs, Jonny cakes, Hartley’s Meat Pies, cider). Adults 13 yrs. and up $6; children: 6 to 12 $3; children 5 and under and members are free. Family cap: $15. For updates return here, call (401) 294-3521 or e-mail: [email protected]

Sunday, Oct. 5

Last Day to Register for Nov. 4 Election: The Town Clerk’s office is open 1 to 4 p.m. today for voter registration. Enter from Peirce Street.

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.

And …

Halloween costume drive: The All Children Matter club at EGHS is holding a used Halloween costume drive, together with DCYF and Foster Foward. Bring your gently used costumes to the high school front entrance through Oct. 13. They are also collecting pajamas, coats and other winter items through Dec. 5. Questions? contact Paula Glod, advisor, at [email protected].

Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission has just come off the heels of a successful September cleanup, grateful to over 60 volunteers. If you want to join the next cleanup – Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon – sign up now. Contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.


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