EG Weekend: ‘Willie Wonka Jr.,’ Rummage Sale, Bunny Hop 5K

by | Apr 8, 2015

Destiny Africa, performers from Uganda, have been staying with host families in East Greenwich all week, the first stop in their 16-week tour of the U.S. They will return to EG in May and again in July.

Destiny Africa, young performers from Uganda, have been staying with host families in East Greenwich all week, the first stop in their 16-week tour of the U.S. They will return to EG in May and again in July.

Recycling is ON. Yard waste will be picked up every week this month. Appliance pickup third Saturday of the month but you must call DPW first (886-8620). For the full 2015 pickup schedule, click here.

Thursday, April 9

Blood Drive at Wild Harvest: The South County Trail eatery is hosting the Rhode Island Blood Center for a blood drive from 4 to 7 p.m. Any questions regarding eligibility, call 453-8307.

Friday, April 10

First Baptist’s Spring Rummage Sale: The church is holding its annual rummage sale and everyone is invited – there will be mens, womens and childrens clothing, linens, kitchenware, books, tools, toys, electronics, furniture, craft items, jewelry, and more. On Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Parish Hall, corner of Peirce and Montrose streets.

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.

‘Willie Wonka Jr.’ at Cole: Nearly 90 students are involved in the Cole Middle School production “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend. The junior version of Willy Wonka runs just over an hour and is the perfect length for young theater goers. Performances are at East Greenwich High School, Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, or you can purchase tickets in advance by contacting Meggan Shenefield at [email protected]

Food addiction lecture: Integrated Medical Weight Loss is hosting a free lecture by Phillip Werdell from ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services and author of Food Junkies. At Christ Church, 1025 Main St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 886-9669 to reserve a seat.

Saturday, April 11

First Baptist’s Spring Rummage Sale: The church is holding its annual rummage sale and everyone is invited – there will be mens, womens and childrens clothing, linens, kitchenware, books, tools, toys, electronics, furniture, craft items, jewelry, and more. On Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Parish Hall, corner of Peirce and Montrose streets.

Trout Fishing Opening Day: Frenchtown Pond and the Hunt River are the two spots in East Greenwich where you can go fishing starting at 6 a.m. But you’ll need a license if you are 15 or older. To find out more, go to the Dept. of Environmental Management website here.

EG Track Club’s Bunny Hop 5K: The East Greenwich Track Club is holding its annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1K fun run at Goddard Park  You can register ahead here, or on Saturday at the race. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The 1K fun run starts at 9, a free egg hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K steps off at 10 a.m.

‘Willie Wonka Jr.’ at Cole: Nearly 90 students are involved in the Cole Middle School production “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend. The junior version of Willy Wonka runs just over an hour and is the perfect length for young theater goers. Performances are at East Greenwich High School, Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, or you can purchase tickets in advance by contacting Meggan Shenefield at [email protected]

And …
Vote for Matt Wegrzyn! Hood.com sponsors a $5,000 sportsmanship scholarship each year where New England high school seniors write an essay and try to get votes to move onto the interview round. Matt Wegrzyn is the only EGHS student in the running. Let’s help get him an interview! You can vote once a day until April 24th, here: http://hood.com/scholarship.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16: Here’s information on registering for kindergarten next year. Registration begins mid-April.

Donations sought for Carrie Mac Memorial Garden: The Carrie Mac Memorial Garden donations are still being accepted.  Organizers said they are getting close to their goal but are looking for a few more donations to put them over the top. You can read more about the effort here. If you would like to donate, please stop by the Guidance Office & see Barb or Sherry or mail your donation to the East Greenwich High School, 300 Avenger Drive, East Greenwich, RI 02818  ATTN: Guidance Department, Sherry or Barb.

 

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