Today In EG: Columbus Day Holiday

by | Oct 12, 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.

Monday, Oct. 13

Columbus Day holiday: What’s open and what’s closed? Schools are closed. Government offices are closed, as well as some banks. Most stores are open.

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 in any of these races, 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Public forum on all day kindergarten: This is a forum to garner feedback from parents and the community regarding adding all day kindergarten at East Greenwich Public Schools. All are invited. In the library (2nd floor) at Cole Middle School. 6 p.m.

Land Trust meeting: The panel meets in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. Find the agenda here.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

‘Waking the Marrow’ 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.

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.

 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.

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