Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is OFF (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Friday, Sept. 26
Lanvegin at Goddard Park Farmers Market: One of the best things about living in a small state is our access to our national office holders. Case in point, Rep. Jim Langevin will be at Goddard Park this morning at 10 a.m., in a continuation of his 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.
EG’s Third Annual Restaurant Week: East Greenwich’s 3rd Annual Restaurant Week goes through Sept. 28, with more than 30 local restaurants participating. Find out more at the EG Chamber of Commerce website here.
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].
Saturday, Sept. 27
Electronics Recycling at St. Luke’s: Goodwill is holding an electronics recycling drive at St. Luke’s Church, 99 Peirce St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Goodwill accepts all electronics, working or not; but ONLY flat-screen TVs (not your big, honking old-school TV – sorry!).
EG Police Department Tree Planting: The new EG Tree Commission is celebrating Arbor Day in September with its inaugural tree planting – three crabapple trees in front of the EG Police Department. Everyone is welcome. 176 First Avenue. 3 p.m.
‘Race to Nowhere’ screening: The Academy Foundation and Start School Later are sponsoring a showing of “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary that challenges the way the educational system operates today. In the auditorium at St. Luke’s Church, 99 Peirce St. 4 p.m. Free.
Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28
18th Annual EGAPL Hound Hike: Take your dog for a walk for a good cause – the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s annual Hound Hike takes place Sunday from noon to 3 at Goddard Park. Register at the Carousel. $20 fee includes lunch provided by the Marra Restaurant Group. Because of the hike, there are NO ADOPTION HOURS this Sunday. They will be back next week.
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.
Helping Students w/Cancer: The EG-based National GRACE Foundation is holding its second-annual Ride Against Cancer this Saturday in Southern Rhode Island – a bike ride to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund, The Isabel Helen Farnum Scholarship for Pediatric Cancer Fighters and The National GRACE Foundation. GRACE helps kids who have or have had cancer go to college. You can read more about it here. The bike ride courses vary from 65 miles, 35 miles, 18 miles and 6 miles. Girl Scout Troop 95 out of Hanaford will be participating in the 6-mile ride, with guides from Cole Middle School. And several EG families will be taking part as well. Here’s a link to donate to the bike ride and learn more: http://www.firstgiving.com/nationalgracefoundation/the-ride-against-cancer-2014
EG Basketball Association 2014-15 registration: Register by the end of September and fees will be the same as last year. On October 1st, a late fee of $25 will be added to each registration. Registration closes Friday, October 17th. To register, go to eghoops.com and click on the Registration tab.