Today In EG: Challenger Buddies Needed!

by | May 14, 2014


A lilac blossom, courtesy of the Cures.

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.

Wednesday, May 14

EG Free Library Board of Trustees meeting: Here’s the agenda. At the library, 4 p.m.

Calling for ‘Challenger’ buddies: The EG Little League has established its first-ever Challenger baseball team for children with special needs and the league is looking for a few more buddies (non-disabled youths) to help out. You will be helping athletes with special needs enjoy the game of baseball. If you child is interested in helping out, there’s a meeting at Cragan Fieldhouse at 8:30 p.m. (the field is on Reilly Avenue off 4th Street past OLM Church). Question? Email John Sullivan at [email protected].

Historic District Commission meeting: The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall. You’ll find the agenda here.

Thursday, May 15

Citizens Who Care meeting: All are welcome & encouraged to attend. We will be discussing the upcoming prom/graduation, mental health awareness month & ideas for the next school year. EGPD Community Room. will be at 10 a.m.

Avenger Booster Club meeting: The club meets in the Community Room at the EG Police Department. All are welcome. 7 p.m.

EG Free Library Book Sale Sorting Party: The actual book sale is Saturday, but you can get dibs on your favorite books while helping organize the sale at Thursday’s preview party. It’s only for Friends of the Library, but the good news is you can join right then! 6:30 to 8 p.m.

A Night of Hope: This fundraiser in Newport, a harborside, sunset cocktail reception, is an effort to reach the $70,000 goal to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope & Wellness in Uganda. The fully-equipped medical center in Uganda will serve the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir – well known to many in EG – as well as those at the Kampala Children’s Centre and the surrounding community. There will be free parking, an open bar, hor d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and music and dancing throughout the evening. You can buy tickets here.

Friday, May 16

Bike to Work Day: Give it a try! Read about it here.

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.

Prom! Of course that means an abundance of girls in up-dos, boys in formal wear and all sort of fancy conveyance.

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 17

EG Free Library Book Sale: Dreaming of a good book? There will be loads of them to choose from at the library’s annual book sale today. Hardback books go for $1, paperbacks go for 50 cents. Such a deal! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

East Greenwich Boy Scout Troop 1 Tag Sale: People who have clothing, books, collectible or other household items are asked to drop them off between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. (Baked goods for a Bake Sale are also welcome!) The Boy Scouts will tag and sell the items. Anything not sold will be donated to charity. Money raised from the Tag Sale will benefit Troop 1 Boy Scouts. Rain or shine at the American Legion Hall, 1016 Main Street. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further info contact: [email protected].

Sharing Locker: Sharing Locker: A monthly non-food pantry to help people meet basic needs not provided through food stamps/SNAP. Items include cleaners, detergent, personal hygiene products and dry pet food. At the Westminster Church House, 119 Kenyon Ave., every third Saturday of the month. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Leah DeCesare
Leah DeCesare
May 14, 2014 1:10 am

Elizabeth – Do you think you could add for May 15th the Night of Hope event? Or are you only including things IN EG? Thanks – Leah


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