This Week in EG: School Committee, Blood Drive, Rabies Clinic

by | Mar 18, 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, March 19

Exploring Mindfulness Meditation – Meditation at East Greenwich Free Library on first and third Mondays. No experience necessary; all are welcome. Free. 6:30 p.m. at the library. For more information about this program or the Friends of the Library, contact: [email protected].

Coffee With Your Councilor – Town Councilman Mark Schwager will be at Felicia’s from 6 to 7 p.m. to meet with constituents.

EG Tree Committee meeting – Love trees? This is your group! It’s a volunteer group committed to protecting and expanding the urban and suburban forest in our town. Felicia’s Coffee at 7 p.m. [Full disclosure: Editor Elizabeth McNamara is a member.]

Tuesday, March 20

Blood Drive – The town is hosting a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bloodmobile parked to Swift Community Center. Consider giving a pint – it will help more than you know. Just show up, or make an appointment here.

EG Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours – At Providence Coal-Fired Pizza, 6105 Post Road in North Kingstown this month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $5; non-members $10.

School Committee meeting – On the agenda, possible votes on the 2018-19 school calendar and the town-school consolidation plan. In the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m.

Municipal Land Trust meetingOn the agenda, a report from Patrick McNiff, the tenant of Boesch Farm, and discussion of upcoming events. In Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21

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 board will review preliminary plan for “Castle Street Cottages,” a 9-unit residential redevelopment and a final plan review for “Frenchtown Place,” a 11-lot cluster subdivision.

Friday, March 23

Hairspray! Jr. – Hanaford is putting on this musical at the auditorium at East Greenwich High School at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 24

Rabies Clinic – You can have your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies for only $12 (cash only) at the police department from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Residents and non-residents are welcome. Rhode Island State Law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies.

Hairspray! Jr. – Hanaford is putting on this musical at the auditorium at East Greenwich High School at 4 p.m.


Recycling is ON this week.


Register for Race to the Stage – Music performers are invited to enter. Winners will get a chance to perform at the annual Summer’s End concert as well as win cash prizes. But you need to register to compete by April 1. Here’s more information.

Thursday, April 5

A Talk w/Providence Dep. Police Chief – Friends of the EG Free Library presents Providence Deputy Police Chief Thomas A. Verdi, who will share what it takes for our community police departments to maintain peace and order in turbulent times. Topics will include “red flags,” active shootings, gun violence, mental health issues, and community partnerships. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 82 Peirce Street.

Friday, April 6

Wine and Wonderful – Tickets are available for the East Greenwich Rotary’s annual food and wine extravaganza at Swift Community Center. Support EG Rotary and all the great programs and organizations it supports. Buy tickets here.

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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