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].
EG Farmers Market (LAST DAY!) – Sad to say, today is the final day of the EG Farmers Market for this year. Stock up on local meat products, bakery items, and fall produce right here in town while you still can! On the grassy area next to Eldredge Elementary on First Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Town Council meeting – The Town Council Rules & Guidelines are again on agenda, but no draft was made available in advance of the meeting. The draft that was tabled at last week’s meeting. Also, it looks like the council will be discussing the job performance of Fire Chief McGillivary, on the agenda as an item in executive session. Discussion of hiring a new town manager is not on the agenda, despite two council members saying they wanted it there at last week’s meeting. Here’s the agenda. 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center.
School Committee meeting – An update on transportation issues and the current budget are among the items on the agenda. The meeting is held in the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m.
Planning Board meeting – On the agenda, the board will hear the Final Plan Review for The Residences at Middleberry, the development on Middle Road across from Pine Glen, as well as a continuation of the hearing on the proposed Coggeshall Preserve 16-unit condominium development for 62 South Pierce Road. In Council Chambers at Town Hall, 7 p.m.
EGHS Open House
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
Recycling is ON this week.
EG Restaurant Week (thru Oct. 8) – Participating restaurants are running specials through Sunday and they include Besos, Cobblestone’s, Cowesett Inn, Dante’s Kitchen, DiMare Restaurant, Eleven Forty Nine, End Zone Pub & Grille, Feast Sandwich Company, Felicia’s Coffee, Finn’s Harborside, Fitzy’s Pub, Frank & John’s, Fresco, Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar, The Grille on Main, Jason’s Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Jigger’s, Johnny Granata’s, Kai Bar, Kon Asian Bistro, La Masseria, Main Street Coffee, McKinley’s Pub, Meritage, Pal’s Restaurant, Papa Franco, Piezoni’s, Pizza Heaven, Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Raku Sakura, RASA, Red Stripe, Richard’s Pub, Ritrovo, Rocco’s Bistro, Safe House, Siena (EG), Silver Spoon Bakery, T’s Restaurant (EG), The Trap, Tio Mateo’s/Greenwich Bay Gourmet, and Twisted Pizza.
EG public schools fundraiser for hurricane relief – It started at Meadowbrook, but quickly moved to include all six EG public schools, a fundraiser for school district devoted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Students are raising money at school as well and that money will be included in the overall donation. The goal is $5,000. Donate here.
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9th Annual Evening With Authors – Robin Kall is back with Evening with Authors Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Greenwich Odeum and the lineup is impressive. Featured authors are Alice Hoffman (The Rules of Magic), Wiley Cash (The Last Ballad) and Nicole Krauss (Forest Dark). Enjoy an evening of lively conversation moderated by Kall. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the formal program beginning at 7. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the Gloria Gemma Foundation. Brown University Bookstore will have the three titles available for purchase and autographing. In addition, books are available for pre-order at a discount through Brown. Email [email protected] for more info on pre-sales and visit Evening With Authors on Facebook or www.robinkall.com for more information.