Today In EG: Fashion Show, Poetry, Dine Out 4 Life

by | Apr 24, 2014

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‘Tis the season for the beautiful, fleeting magnolia blossom. Credit: E. McNamara

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

Thursday, April 24

‘Netwalk’ Frenchtown Woods Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area.   10 to 11:30 a.m.

EG Chamber ‘Runway to Fashion’ show: This will be the fourth-annual chamber fashion show. Proceeds benefit the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Fund and the EG Academy Foundation. Learn more at the chamber’s website here. Quidnesset Country Club. 6 p.m.

Poets at EG Free Library: In honor of National Poetry Month, poets laureate Lisa Starr and Rick Benjamin will read poetry, share insights, and answer questions at this special EG Friends of the Library wine reception. Rick Benjamin is the State Poet of Rhode Island. He teaches at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. He also serves as a Fellow at New Urban Arts. The author of two books of poetry, his poems & essays have also appeared in numerous print media. Lisa Starr is a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island Fellowship for Poetry and the founder and director of the Block Island Poetry Project, a writing series she operates at her inn, The Hygeia, on Block Island. She has published three full-length collections of poetry. For more information about the Friends’ events contact [email protected] or visit us on Facebook. From 6 to 8 p.m.

Dining Out For Life: A number of restaurants in the state are participating in tonight’s Dine Out for Life, a benefit for R.I. Project AIDS. The Grille on Main is participating, donating 10 percent of its profits to R.I. Project AIDS. Here’s a list of all participating restaurants.

Friday, April 25

‘Netwalk’ Rome Point Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. This land was once owned by a rich Tory merchant, George Rome, who built a lavish mansion there. He may have been a spy for the English during the Revolutionary War. Over time, the land converted to farmland until 1953 when it was bought by Narragansett Electric for projects that never marterialized (a coal plant and, later, a nuclear power plant). Meet in the Chafee Nature Preserve/Rome Point parking lot off Route 1A. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

‘Pinocchio’ at EGHS: Rhode Island Youth Theatre presents Pinocchio: The Unbelievable But True Tale, for two shows, at 1 and 7 p.m. at East Greenwich High School. Tickets, $12, are available at the door.

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.

Improv at Warwick Museum: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI), now in its seventh season, is a weekly interactive improv show that welcomes audience participation. The audience can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or jump up and join the performers on stage. They offer two shows: one for families at 7 p.m. and one for adults at 9 p.m. Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. $7, $3 for seniors and children 12 and under (at the early show).

And … 

EG Police Dept. is hiring: Want to be an East Greenwich police officer? Now’s your opportunity. The EGPD is hiring. Here’s what you’ll need to know.

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