This Week in EG: Planning Dept. Open House! Town Blood Drive!

by | Oct 29, 2017

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, Oct. 30

Planning Department Open House – In honor of National Community Planning Month, the EG Planning Dept. is inviting residents to stop by, learn about pending projects and developments, and find out all the things the Planning Dept. does. Their office is in the basement at Town Hall. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween!  The house shown in the photo above is at 5 Kenson Drive.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

EGSD Finance Subcommittee meeting – The group meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Superintendant’s Conference Room at the school department, 111 Peirce Street.  Find the agenda here.

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.Learn more and check out the full schedule here: Lunch On The Hill Info Sheet

9th Annual Evening With Authors WAIT LIST ONLY – 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. For more information visit Evening With Authors on Facebook and

Planning Board meeting –  The agenda includes the twice-continued review of a comprehensive plan application for a 16-unit condominium development proposed for 62 South Pierce Road (known as the McKenna property), and a master plan review of a proposed 25-lot subdivision at the end of Princess Pine Drive off Taggert Court (the property borders West Greenwich and Exeter). Find the full agenda here. The board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Special Ed Advisory Committee meeting – Parents and other with an interest in special education are welcome to attend the SEAC meeting at the library (2nd floor) at Cole Middle School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3

Town Blood Drive – If you are a regular donor, then here’s a chance to donate close to home. If you’ve never donated before, come by and see what it’s all about. Help out if you can. It matters for everyone from car accident victims to those with leukemia to people awaiting an organ transplant and those close to home, like Gianna Cirella, daughter of EG Police Deputy Chief Skip Cirella. Sponsored by the Town of EG, the drive will be held at Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce St., from 1 to 5 p.m. You don’t need to make an appointment, but you can here.


Recycling is ON this week.

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Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade – The annual parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Academy Field, then continues to First Avenue for a wreath-laying at the corner of First and Cliff streets. The parade proceeds down Main Street to Town Hall for closing ceremonies. Lucy Amat, Chaplain of EG American Legion Post 15, is this year’s Grand Marshal. Commander John Holmes, also with EG American Legion Post 15, will serve as master of ceremonies. In addition to regular favorites like “Lone Piper” Aaron Lindo, police and fire color guards, the Kentish Guard and Varnum Continentals, His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot in America, a historically recreated infantry based on British soldiers from the Revolutionary War, will make its first appearance.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Business After Hours – This month’s EG Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours takes place at New England Tech, which just opened its first dorm in September. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $5; non-members $10.

A Noteworthy Evening – Come and listen to some talented musicians both young and old(er). Come and meet new friends. Finally, come and help offer your insight into how we can create a greater sense of “town” for East Greenwich. It won’t cost you a dime, but your contribution of enthusiasm, caring, and reflection is priceless. At St. Luke’s Church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246 or [email protected].

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