This Week in EG: MLK Day Holiday, Planning Board, Poetry Slam

by | Jan 14, 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, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A national holiday so schools, government offices and many banks are closed. Trash pickup is delayed one day this week.

Want to Help EG Schools Raise Money? The School Committee is establishing an ad hoc committee to “create, review, and implement revenue generating opportunities” for EG schools. They are looking for up to eight parents or guardians to volunteer for the panel. Read the committee’s charge here. If you are interested, contact Supt. Victor Mercurio ([email protected]) by Jan 17.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Municipal Land Trust meetingOn the agenda is discussion of a ground-mounted solar panel project at Boesch Farm. The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

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.

Planning Board meeting – On the agenda, the panel will again review the Coggeshall Preserve condo development proposed for 52 So. Pierce Road. The board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Poetry Slam! – A new group known as the Library Lions is holding this poetry event, where people who attend may read their own poetry or a favorite poem written by someone else, or just listen. The Library Lions formed in response to the lack of a librarian and subsequent closing of the library at EGHS. The event is free, open to all, and will be held at the Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Avenue, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Community Pancake Breakfast – The EG Democratic Town Committee is hosting a pancake breakfast in the dining room at St. Luke’s Church, 9 to 11 a.m. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sec. of State Nellie Gorbea are scheduled to attend. Click here for more information.

First Ladies’ Fashions – From Martha Washington to Melania Trump, the styles worn by our presidents’ wives have fascinated Americans. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the Friends of the East Greenwich Library present “First Ladies’ Fashions.” Clothing historian Karen Antonowitz will examine the fashions worn by our first ladies, from Martha to Melania – those who changed contemporary fashion, followed it or had no effect on it at all. In this illustrated program she will explain how the fashions worn by first ladies reflected our society and the history of the time. The program begins at 1 p.m. at the East Greenwich Free Library at 87 Peirce Street. Light refreshments will be served.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Recycling is OFF this week.

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Photo: Skating in front of Eldredge Field circa 1970s. The EGFD used to flood the field in the winter to create an ice rink. Photo courtesy of Bruce Mastracchio. Photographer unknown.

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