Today in EG: A Poet, Mothers & Military Spouses

by | May 8, 2014


Tulips on Peirce Street. Credit: EG News

Thursday, May 8

Moms & Military Main Street Stroll: The Main Stroll season is here! There will be music, street vendors, specials and a trolley from 5 to 8 p.m. up and down Main Street.

CORRECTION – Poet Franny Choi Reads at Symposium: The talented, engaging poet Franny Choi of Providence will read from her new book, “Floating, Brilliant, Gone,” at Symposium Books’ Providence store (sorry for the misprint here earlier). Choi was one of two poets who recently performed and worked with students at EGHS last month courtesy of EG’s COA. 240 Westminster St., Providence. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9

Goddard Park Farmers Market: The farmers market at Goddard Park is open for the season (through Halloween). Here’s more information about the market and vendors. Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Civic Leadership Awards: East Greenwich High School seniors Gauri Ganesh and Shiv Patel will receive 2014 Civic Leadership Awards at the State House Friday afternoon. The annual awards are given annually to members of the senior class who make outstanding contributions to their school and their community by Secretary of State Ralph Mollis. The North Plaza of the State House in Providence at 5:30 p.m. Congrats Gauri and Shiv!

Teen Center: The gymnasium at Eldredge Elementary is open most every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for teenagers looking to shoot some hoops or some bull. All are welcome. To learn more, check out the F.A.C.E.S. website here.

Saturday, May 10

Plant Sale: Cindy-Wood’s annual plant sale takes place Saturday in front of the American Legion Hall. Members will be on hand to give advice and answer questions about the club. The club raises money to support various projects in EG and the state. 1016 Main St. From 9 to noon.  

The Jersey Four at the Odeum: The Jersey Four, a popular tribute band to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will perform at the Odeum Saturday evening. Buy tickets online at Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show (VIP tickets are sold out).


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