Today In EG: Happy New Year, Restaurant Week

by | Sep 24, 2014

Photo: Milk weed, with poison ivy in the background. Credit: Noël Bailey

Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is OFF (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Rosh Hoshanah / no school: L’Shana Tova – Happy New Year. The Jewish New Year started Wednesday evening. Because of Rosh Hoshanah, here’s no school today.

EG’s Third Annual Restaurant Week: East Greenwich’s 3rd Annual Restaurant Week goes through Sept. 28, with more than 30 local restaurants participating. Find out more at the EG Chamber of Commerce website here.

Halloween costume drive: The All Children Matter club at EGHS is holding a used Halloween costume drive, together with DCYF and Foster Foward. Bring your gently used costumes to the high school front entrance through Oct. 13. They are also collecting pajamas, coats and other winter items through Dec. 5. Questions? contact Paula Glod, advisor, at [email protected].

Friday, Sept. 26

Goddard Park Farmers Market: Among the vendors at the Goddard Park market, several farmers, bakers (both for humans and dogs!), crafts, fish and poultry. Fridays through Oct. 31. 375 Ives Road. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Electronics Recycling at St. Luke’s: Goodwill is holding an electronics recycling drive at St. Luke’s Church, 99 Peirce St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Goodwill accepts all electronics, working or not, EXCEPT flat-screen TVs.

EG Police Department Tree Planting: The new EG Tree Commission is celebrating Arbor Day in September with its inaugural tree planting – three crabapple trees in front of the EG Police Department. Everyone is welcome. 176 First Avenue. 3 p.m.

‘Race to Nowhere’ screening: The Academy Foundation and Start School Later are sponsoring a showing of “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary that challenges the way the educational system operates today. In the auditorium at St. Luke’s Church, 99 Peirce St. 4 p.m. Free.

Dan Zanes at the Odeum: The Grammy Award-winning children’s singer is performing right here in EG at the Odeum. Read more here. Or go straight to the ticket page here. 6 p.m.

Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 28

EG Animal Protection League open house: Every Sunday, the EGAPL opens its doors so people can meet the dogs and cats in need of permanent homes. You can find videos of some of the animals available for adoption here. EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, Cowesett. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

And …

Helping Students w/Cancer: The EG-based National GRACE Foundation is holding its second-annual Ride Against Cancer this Saturday in Southern Rhode Island – a bike ride to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund, The Isabel Helen Farnum Scholarship for Pediatric Cancer Fighters and The National GRACE Foundation. GRACE helps kids who have or have had cancer go to college. You can read more about it here. The bike ride courses vary from 65 miles, 35 miles, 18 miles and 6 miles. Girl Scout Troop 95 out of Hanaford will be participating in the 6-mile ride, with guides from Cole Middle School. And several EG families will be taking part as well. Here’s a link to donate to the bike ride and learn more:

EG Basketball Association 2014-15 registration: Register by the end of September and fees will be the same as last year. On October 1st, a late fee of $25 will be added to each registration. Registration closes Friday, October 17th. To register, go to and click on the Registration tab.


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