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.
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, 1ooo Division St. (near Golds Gym). 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.
Looking for questions for candidates: EG News is presenting a candidate debate Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. for the two candidates for state Sen. Dist. 35 – Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan. The debate takes place at New England Tech and is sponsored by the EG Chamber of Commerce and the EG Rotary Club. If you have questions for candidates – please send them to [email protected].
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.
Scarecrow contest: The EG Free Library is hosting a Scarecrow Building Contest to decorate the library lawn. If you’d like to participate, contact the library at 884-9510, ext. 4.
Sunday, Oct. 19
“Coffee with the Candidates” – Meet the Candidates at Mainstreet Coffee: 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 Mainstreet Coffee, 137 Main St., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Coupons for a free Mainstreet Coffee will be available during this event.
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.
Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island’s Annual Walk/Run: It takes place at Goddard Memorial State Park and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K stepping off at 8:30. For more details, check out BIA/RI’s website here.
Monday, Oct. 20
EG Library’s 100th Celebration Committee meeting: A devoted crew of people are working on events to commemorate the 100th birthday of the East Greenwich Free Library. They meet the third Monday of the month and would love to get more people involved. 1:30 p.m. at the library (of course!).
Senate Dist. 35 debate: State Senate candidates for District 35 – Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan – will meet in debate at New England Tech at 6 p.m., presented by EG News and sponsored by the EG Chamber of Commerce and EG Rotary.
EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: Local historian Bruce MacGunnigle will discuss his new book, “Strolling in Historic East Greenwich” at the monthly meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. Bruce will talk about some of the town’s oldest buildings, including the Greenwich Hotel and the homes and businesses in the Hill and Harbor District. As originator of the popular Main Street Strolls, Bruce knows the history and architecture of every building in the historic district. He has led 85 of the award-winning walks. Signed copies of his book will be for sale at $20 each. The meeting begins with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 at the Old Jail, 110 King St. Free and open to the public. Call Sue Curado at 884-4643 or email her at [email protected] to set a place for you.