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. 23
EGSD Mental Health Subcommittee meeting – The group meets in the Guidance Dept.’s conference room at EGHS at 10 a.m. Here is the agenda.
Town Council meeting – Town Manager Gayle Corrigan will discuss 2018 budget goals during her report (no details were available in advance), and the Town Council will again review its Rules & Guidelines. On the agenda for the executive session is a personnel discussion such as the ones on agendas in June that led to the departure of former Town Manager Tom Coyle. No name is attached to the item but during her testimony at the EG versus Firefighters trial earlier this month, Corrigan said she had lost confidence in Fire Chief Russell McGillivray. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center. You can find the agenda here.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
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.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Halloween Festivities – The Town of East Greenwich’s annual Halloween party starts with a costume parade that steps off from Academy Field promptly at 10 a.m., with an egg hunt at Academy immediately following the parade. Downtown businesses will offer trick-or-treating from 10:30 to noon. In addition, you can take a hayride from the municipal parking lot on Main Street (across from the Odeum) and there will be fun activities at Town Hall –both from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All of these events are free but participants are invited to bring canned goods to donate at Academy Field or Town Hall. For more information, contact the Parks & Rec Department at 401-886-8626, ext. 1.
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
Recycling is OFF this week.
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Wednesday, Nov. 1
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. Please email [email protected] for more info on pre-sales. For more information visit Evening With Authors on Facebook and www.robinkall.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
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].