Today In EG: Community Supper, Town Council & Week Ahead

by | Oct 26, 2014

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Monday, Oct. 27

Town Council meeting: On the agenda, the council will honor Bruce MacGunnigle, who is retiring Nov. 26 after more than 30 years of service to the town.

CCK Community Supper: Christ Community Kitchen is back – a community supper for anyone who’d like to share a meal with others. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Room of St. Luke’s Church. Free, but donations are accepted.

Mouth Off [Youth] Open Mic: Symposium Books announces its first-ever “Mouth Off [Youth] Open Mic” event. For writers, poets, speakers, performers, and loudmouths of high school and college age. Contact Jamie for more information at [email protected] or (401) 862-1634. 1000 Division St. (near Panera), East Greenwich. From 6 to 7:30 p.m.

And … 

All Children Matter, an EGHS club, making a difference in the lives of others would like to extend a thank you to those who donated and supported the Halloween Costumes drive.  The new pajamas (gently used will also be welcomed) and gently used coats and winter items, such as gloves, mittens, sweatshirts, snow pants, and boots will be collected at all elementary schools and  EGHS until December 5th.  All sizes welcome!  There is a special need for teen and adult sizes. Thank you for your support!

Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission has just come off the heels of a successful cleanup, grateful to over 60 volunteers. If you want to join either of the next cleanups – Nov. 15 or Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to noon – sign up now. Contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

Beef Butchery Workshop @ Pat’s Pastured: Pat’s Pastured, our local farmer on South Road, still has some spots in their Beef Butchery Workshop with Champe Speidel from Persimmon Sunday. Learn everything you have ever wanted about cuts of beef as they break down a side into primals, subprimals and retail cuts. Register at:

EG Rotary Citrus Drive: It’s that time again – time to purchase that box of oranges or grapefruit that will see you through the darkest days of winter. Or perhaps apples or pears strike your fancy – you can order them, too. Order online or call 885-­4650. Order deadline is Nov. 28.

Veterans Day Parade volunteers needed: Town Clerk and parade organizer Leigh Botello is looking for a few people to help out with the East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Specifically, she’s looking for help with logistics for the memorial ceremony at Cliff Street. If you are interested, contact Leigh: [email protected] or (401) 886-8604.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

EGSD Health and Wellness Subcommittee meeting: The panel will meet on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ​in the Cole Middle School Library. Find the agenda here. All are welcome. The agenda will include a review of the school district’s revised Health and Wellness Policy, a report from Aramark on the RIDE conference on promoting healthy choices in school cafeterias, and a discussion on committee organization and strategy for the coming year. Please RSVP to​ ​[email protected].

Zoning Board meeting: You’ll find the agenda here. Town Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

‘Meet the Candidates’ Night: The EGHS Teen Leadership Consortium (TLC) is hosting this candidates event at St. Luke’s Church. The purpose of the event is to enhance community awareness about youth related issues, provide candidates an opportunity to connect with young people and offer East Greenwich residents a different kind of opportunity for residents to interact with candidates. Throughout the evening, each candidate will be introduced by the students and allotted three minutes to provide their thoughts on youth related issues. Afterwards, candidates will be encouraged to ‘meet and mingle’ with both students and residents in an informal setting. Refreshments will be provided as well. From 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

EGHS Cabaret 2014: Drama students will perform popular Broadway songs both Wednesday and Thursday night in the auditorium. Everyone’s invited to this community event. Tickets are $10 at the door. 7 p.m.

Ann Hood @ Symposium Books: We’re getting very excited here at Symposium Books about nationally acclaimed local author Ann Hood, who is coming to our East Greenwich store. Ann will do a Meet & Greet and Signing for the first hour, then she’s joining us in our Book Club as we discuss her latest novel, An Italian Wife. All are welcome. 1000 Division St. From 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 30

EGHS Cabaret 2014: Drama students will perform popular Broadway songs both Wednesday and Thursday night in the auditorium. Everyone’s invited to this community event. Tickets are $10 at the door. 7 p.m.

‘Vampirism in New England – The Dark Ages of Medical Science’: The library at New England Tech is hosting a presentation featuring experts from the world of vampires – Christopher Rondina, author of “Vampires of New England” (formerly titled “The Tillinghast Nightmare”) and director Alec Aston. The event will include a screening of “The Tillinghast Nightmare” followed by a panel discussion with Asten and Rondina. Admission is $10. Mr. Rondina will be available to autograph attendees’ pre-purchased copies of the “Vampires of New England”  – these books will NOT be available for sale at the event. For more information regarding this evening of haunting happenings, contact NEIT reference librarian, Anthony Loffredio, at 401-739-5000, ext. 3578, or go to One New England Tech Blvd. 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween!

Last of the Year 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.

School Committee Mental Health Subcommittee: The panel meets in the guidance department’s conference room at East Greenwich High School. Find the agenda here. 10 a.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, Nov. 1

Fall Fest: The Village Lower School and Sweet Peas Village will be hosting the 9th annual Fall Fest on from 12 to 3 p.m. at 836 Middle Road. Come over for holiday shopping, hay rides, fall crafts, face painting, and a petting zoo. Open to the public.

‘A Night in the City’ @ Odeum: “A Night in the Story” brings the much anticipated return of Michael DiMucci, Phoebe Madden, Ritchee Price, and David Marshall to the Odeum with an entirely new show. The November 1st concert features a variety of musical selections that a visitor might experience in New York, “the city that never sleeps.”  The jazz club scene, torch songs in an intimate night club, the allure of grand opera at the met (think Pavarotti), and of course, the best of Broadway.   Add to the team Brandon Carrita and Philip Martorella on percussion and keyboard plus three young local singer/dancers Kayla Carcieri Cassidy, Holly Gerber George and Sophie Rodgers and you have three generations of talent on one stage.   Join us for “A Night in the City”, certain to be a highlight of the Odeum season.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Daylight Savings Time ends (i.e. FALL BACK!)

3rd Annual Stephen Marra Foundation 5K: The race honors the longtime owner of The Grille on Main – and several other restaurants – Steve Marra, and benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The course wends through downtown East Greenwich. Register online here. $25 preregistration, $30 on the day of the race. Race day registration starts at 8 p.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start. 50 Main St.

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

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