Today In EG: Cemetery Meeting, EGAPL Fundraiser

by | Apr 29, 2014

Recycling is OFF this week. In addition, yard waste will be picked up every week this month. For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Tuesday, April 29

Historic Cemetery Commission meeting: The panel will be reviewing plans for cleanups at three area cemeteries on Saturday, May 3. The full agenda is here. Town Hall, Conference Room B. 6 p.m.

EGHS English teacher honored: Marc Brocato will be recognized at the Warwick Barnes & Noble store where he will receive a special award acknowledging his achievement, and additional recognition and praise from the community. EGHS senior Andrew Miner, who wrote the winning essay, will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the Warwick store during the ceremony for the winning teacher. 6:30 p.m.

Alex & Ani EGAPL fundraiser: Buy something for you or your mom at Alex and Ani East Greenwich and you will be supporting the East Greenwich Animal Protection League. Fifteen percent of sales will go to EGAPL. At Alex & Ani, 232 Main Street. From 6 to 8 p.m.

‘Dante’s Cypher’ author visit: Author T. Stephens will be joining Symposium Book’s EG book club to discuss his new novel, Dante’s Cypher. 1000 Division Street (near Panera). From 5 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30

Board of Canvassers meeting: They will be meeting with state election officials to discuss the 2014 elections. The agenda is here. Town Hall, Conference Room B. 10 a.m.

EGHS Wall of Honor ceremony: Every year, a few graduates of East Greenwich High School are singled out to be added to the EGHS Wall of Honor. It’s a special evening full of stories, some history, and family and friends of the inductees. To read profiles of some of the recipients click here. EGHS auditorium. 6 p.m.

Town Council Budget Session: The council will be looking more closely at the 2015 budget proposal. The public is welcome! Here’s the agenda. Swift Community Center. 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 1

School Committee Mental Health Subcommittee meeting: Here’s the agenda. EGHS Guidance office. 10 a.m.

David-Max’s 1st Anniversary Open House: The home goods and artist boutique is celebrating one year on Main Street, with refreshments, appetizers, music and sales. Shop local! 187 Main Street. From 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 2

Goddard Park Farmers Market returns! It’s been a really LONG winter, but a sure sign of warm weather is the opening of local farmers markets. On Friday, the market at Goddard Park reopens for the season (through Halloween). Welcome back! Here’s more information about the market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School Committee Health & Wellness Subcommittee meeting: Here’s that agenda. Eldredge School. 3:30 p.m.

‘Wine & Wonderful’:The East Greenwich Rotary Club’s sixth annual wine tasting event – Wine and Wonderful – takes place at Swift Community Center Friday. Food will be provided by Siena, Besos, Pinelli’s, Chianti’s, Greenwich Bay Gourmet, Gregg’s, and Silver Spoon Bakery. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call the East Greenwich Rotary at 885-4650 or find them online at www.egrotary.org.

RI Press Assoc. Hall of Fame Inducts Bill Foster: William “Bill” Foster, late owner and editor of the Rhode Island Pendulum, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame Friday evening. Here’s a tribute to Foster from 2010 by Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Mark Thompson, who started under Foster at the Pendulum. The other inductees are Tom Heslin and James Norman. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. The Quonset “O” Club is at 200 Lt. James Brown Road on the former Quonset Point Navy base. For information on attending, contact the Press Association treasurer, Nancy Kirsch, at [email protected]

Saturday, May 3

Historic Cemetery Cleanup: The town’s new Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is holding cleanups at three cemeteries in town Saturday morning: EG Historical Cemeteries 23, 24, & 25 on Cedar Avenue, EG Historical Cemetery 31 on Sleepy Hollow Road, and EG Historical Cemetery 62 on Wine Street.From 9 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in helping out on May 3 or would like to restore other E.G. cemeteries, contact volunteer coordinator ML Formisano at [email protected]

EGLL Opening Day Parade: EG Little League season starts Saturday with the annual parade. Players gather at Academy Field and march down Church Street, across on Main Street to Cragan Field (behind Our Lady of Mercy Church). 9:30 a.m.

Arts On Main: Join the festivities for the 13th Annual East Greenwich Arts on Main Street Painting! The event will kick off at the East Greenwich Town Hall and drawing will take place on Courthouse Lane and Peirce Street. Each participant that pre-registers will receive an exclusive Arts on Main t-shirt! Prizes, including gift certificates provided by Main Street Merchants Committee, will be awarded to the winners in each category. If you are not an artist, come enjoy the day and vote for your favorite drawing in the People’s Choice Award. Find out more here.From noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 4

May Fair: The Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s annual May Fair tradition continues with a “Co-op-A-Luau” to be held, rain or shine, at Academy Field and Swift Gym in East Greenwich. The whole family will enjoy lots of fun and activities for kids, a silent auction & raffle, live music and plenty of good food. 111 Peirce Street. 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

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. At a NEW LOCATION: EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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