Today In EG: Book Event; Costumes & Questions Needed

by | Oct 15, 2014

Trash pickup is delayed one day this week due to the Columbus Day holiday. Recycling is OFF; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up every other week). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

‘Waking the Merrow’ author at Symposium: Heather Rigney, author of “Waking the Merrow” will be at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St., at 6 p.m. Rigney’s book explores the history of mermaids (or “merrow”) in Rhode Island.

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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].

Free Odeum tickets: COA has 25 pairs of tickets to give away to the Odeum’s fun-filled musical, storytelling, juggling and magic extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 18, with Paul Helou and Robert Clarke. To be eligible to win, “like” or “share” COA on Facebook. The first 25 people will win 2 tickets each! Winners will be announced on COA’s Facebook page, which you will find here:

Looking for questions for candidates: EG News is presenting two candidates forums, for Town Council and School Committee members on Thursday, Oct. 16 (council candidates at 6 and school candidates at 7:30 p.m.) and on Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. for the two candidates for state Sen. Dist. 35 – Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan. Both events take place at New England Tech and are sponsored by the EG Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions for candidates – especially for Town Council candidates – please send them to [email protected].

Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission has just come off the heels of a successful September cleanup, grateful to over 60 volunteers. If you want to join the next cleanup – Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon – sign up now. Contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Town Council & School Committee candidates forum: EG News is presenting a candidates forum in two parts, for Town Council candidates at 6 p.m. and School Committee at 7:30 p.m. At New England Tech, off Division Road. All are welcome. If you have questions for candidates, send them to [email protected].

Friday, Oct. 17

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.

“Sweet and Greet”– Meet the Candidates at Orange Leaf: Meet candidates for East Greenwich Town Council – Mark Schwager and Bill Stone –  and candidate for East Greenwich School Committee – David Osborne, at this meet and greet at Orange Leaf. Coupons for 6 oz of free frozen yogurt will be available during this event. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bring Your Own Improv: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is in its seventh season at the Warwick Art Museum. This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with the players on the stage. Teens and up are welcome. 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. 9 p.m. $7.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Kiddy Fun w/Robert Clarke @ Odeum: Storytelling, jokes, juggling and magic at the Greenwich Odeum with Robert Clarke (formerly LuckyBob). Opening up for Robert Clarke is Paul Helou, an interactive singer and storyteller. 59 Main St., $10. 1 p.m.

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