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 – It may be fall but it’s going to feel more like summer at the Farmers Market today. On the grassy area next to Eldredge Elementary on First Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Meadowbrook Farms Open House
Town Council meeting – Here’s a preview about the meeting. 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center.
National Voter Registration Day – The Town of East Greenwich joins over 2,500 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at the East Greenwich Town Clerk’s Office (Town Hall, 125 Main Street) as part of a 50-state effort to register voters. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Zoning Board meeting – They meet at Town Council Chambers in Town Hall at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda.
Eldredge Elementary Open House
Hanaford Elementary Open House
Savor East Greenwich – The kickoff for EG Restaurant Week will be held at the EG Yacht Club on Water Street will feature culinary samples from a number of local restaurants and live music. Presented by the EG Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $30. Click here to buy. Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Frenchtown Open House
Historic cemetery cleanup – The EG Historic Cemetery Commission is looking for volunteers to help clean up Cemetery #35, the Clement Weaver Lot located at 650 Cedar Ave. This cemetery has more than 50 stones and is one of the remaining lots the Commission has not yet restored. If you love history, love being outdoors on a crisp fall day or simply need community service hours, they would love to have you. Contact From 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Lea Hitchen at the town Planning Dept. at 886-8643.
Briggs-Boesch Farm Tour – A farm tour guided by Pat’s Pastured in conjunction with the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust and Rhode Island’s Land Trust Days! Come see the pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys. 830 South Road (please park in parking lot by Briggs-Boesch white farm sign at trail head, across from subdivision). All ages welcome. 2 p.m.
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
Recycling is OFF this week.
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.
Register for email updates from the town – Sign up through the town’s Notify Me system and you can receive anything from a weekly email listing meetings and events to targeted emails about specific boards and commissions you are interested in. In addition, you will be notified in case of emergencies (i.e. parking bans, other important information). Click here to get started. And, for those who signed up before August, revisit the link if you have specific topics about which you’d like more information.