This Week in EG: Council, School Committee Meetings; MLK Reading

by | Feb 25, 2018

A weekly article that lists happenings in East Greenwich and nearby. If you have something you’d like to add, send your information to [email protected].

Monday, Feb. 26

Community Supper – The monthly community dinner known as Christ Community Kitchen takes place in the dining room at St. Luke’s Church, 111 Peirce St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This month, the dinner is provided by the EG United Methodist Church and the menu includes jambalaya prepared by the chef from Besos! The meal is free but donations are welcome. All are invited.

Town Council meeting –  Among the items on the agenda (find it here), the Town Council will weigh renewing the liquor license for The Grille on Main; Police Chief Steven Brown will talk about safety issues; and the council will get a finance update.

                Additionally, Town Manager Gayle Corrigan will review the merger of the Fire District with the town. Corrigan met with former Fire District commissioners Steve Bartlett and Bill Daly on Friday, along with former Fire Chief Peter Henrikson. The town is on the hook for upwards of $2 million in payments and interest for impact fees imposed by the Fire District that were later determined by the state Supreme Court to have been applied without due process – now those impact fees must be returned. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

EG Chamber ‘Business After Hours’ – Performance Physical Therapy is hosting this month’s  EG Chamber of Commerce networking event. 5750 Post Road (across from Felicia’s). 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $5; non-members $10.

MLK Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham City Jail’Mixed Magic Theatre will present a dramatic reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter From Birmingham City Jail,” at the First Baptist Church, Sponsored by the EG Academy Foundation and First Baptist Church of East Greenwich. 7 p.m.

School Committee meeting – Agenda items include a school safety update, the second reading (out of three) on the 2018-19 school calendar, an update on the district’s fund balance and a review of collective bargaining agreement fiscal impact statements. Find the complete agenda here. In the library at Cole Middle School starting at 7 p.m.

Zoning Board meeting – Among other items on the agenda (find it here), the board will take up the planned mixed-use development for 695 Main Street, the empty lot former home of the former Sunoco station.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Lunch on the Hill – If you are looking for some good food and company, stop by the dining room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street where you will find both. A free lunch is offered every week, sponsored by various local churches and restaurants – a different church-restaurant combination each week.From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 1

Happy March! Spring is a mere 19 days away.


Recycling is OFF this week.


School Budget Workshops in March – Administration, Athletics and Facilities on March 6 at 7 p.m.; Student Services (Special Ed) and Technology on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.; and Elementary and Secondary on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will take place in the library at Cole Middle School and the public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 10

Introduction to Pysanky – The Friends of the East Greenwich Library will present an Introduction to Pysanky workshop at the East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce Street, Saturday, March 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Pysanky is the colorful Ukrainian folk art of decorating Easter eggs by applying layers of beeswax and dyes to the eggs. Artist Lisa Schipritt will instruct. The class is open to teens and adults. All supplies will be provided for a $5 materials fee. Everyone will take home a decorated egg. The class is limited to 20 people and registration is required. Call the library at 884-9510 to register for this popular class. For more information about the program or The Friends of the Library, contact [email protected].

The Avengers Movie at EGHS – This is a fundraiser for the EGHS Sailing team (which gets no funding through from the school district). For just $10 you can watch The Avengers while supporting the Avengers Sailing team at the EGHS Auditorium. All are welcome.

Saturday, April 7

EG Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run – The East Greenwich Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Goddard Park. Proceeds go towards fully funding the popular Summer Track Series for ages 4-14 (do not have to be an EG resident to participate) on Wednesday nights in July at the EGHS track. We’ve been able to provide the series for free for 6 years. Last summer, 300 children came out during the first week! Find out more and register here.

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