Trash/recycling pickup is delayed one day this week because of the Victory Day holiday. 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, Aug. 22
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.
Washington County Fair: The fair, which takes place in Richmond, offers rides, 4H exhibits, music, and fun food through Sunday. Find out more here.
Symposium book signing: Poet Martin Willetts, part of the Origami Poems Project, will be reading from his work and there will be an open mic too. At Symposium, 1000 Division St., from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Sharing Locker: The Sharing Locker takes place the third Saturday of every month at Westminister Unitarian Church and is a place for people in need to get toiletries, pet food and other items not given out at food pantries. For more information, contact the church at (401) 884-5933. 119 Kenyon Avenue. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m. Go on by and make
Sunday, Aug. 17
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.
Wild Harvest Open House to fight hunger: Wild Harvest is planning an Open House at its South County Trail location to benefit the EG Interfaith Food Pantry, the R.I. Community Food Bank and and The Hunger Bus. There will be live entertainment and fabulous food! Chakulla of the Hunger Bus will be performing, along with other bands. Wild Harvest will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and cash to help end hunger. Plenty of parking will be available. Bring beach chairs, sit in the yard, listen to the music and enjoy the food. From 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Author Matt Keefer @ Symposium: Poet and short story writer Matt Keefer, author of The Keeper of Dreams, will be at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St., at 3 p.m.
East Greenwich Little League Fall Ball signup: EG Junior/Senior Fall Ball registration is open at EGLLRI.com, for players age 12 to 16. (League age is as of 4/30/14). The season runs from the end of August to mid-October, with one game on a weeknight and one on a weekend. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Bill O’Connell at [email protected] or 401-529-8568 or Dan Prior at [email protected]
Football anyone? The season starts next week, but NK Jaguars still have space in the 5 to 7 and 12 to 14 age ranges. The Jaguars have adopted the Head’s Up Football program this year, to help keeps players safe. For more information, contact Paul Zarrella, 741-6749 or [email protected].