Today In EG: Goddard Beach Closed, Lunchtime Concert At Town Hall

by | Jun 27, 2014


Recycling is OFF; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Friday, June 27

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.

Brown Bag Outdoor Concert: Branded will perform a free outdoor lunchtime concert in front of Town Hall (postponed after it was rained out in May). Tables and chairs will be set up on the lawn so grab a sandwich from a local restaurant or deli and bring along a bag lunch. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Future dates July 11 (Johnny Edwards Power of Soul), Sept. 12 (In Tandem), and Oct. 10 (Caraher Brothers). There is NO concert in August. The concerts are sponsored by the EG Parks & Recreation Department. If rain is in the forecast, you can check if the concert is on by calling 886-8626, ext. 1.

Goddard Beach closed: The Department of Health has closed Goddard Park beach to swimming because of high bacteria counts.Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick are also closed. Beach status may change on a daily basis. For up to date information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches, call (401) 222-2751.

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.

Happy wedding day to Elizabeth McCarthy and Tony Smith! 

Saturday, June 28

EGAPL Yard Sale – items wanted! The East Greenwich Animal Protection League is holding it’s first annual yard sale. It takes place Sat. and Sun., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Greenwich Animal Hospital – where EGAPL boards its animals. Space is available for outside vendors at $40 per table (you must provide your own table). EGAPL is also requesting donations of sale items, which can be dropped off at the animal hospital starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Tammy Flanagan at [email protected] or 401-241-4541.

Paddle for EGAPL: Rhode Island Paddle Sports and the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in Paddle for a Cause! Rhode Island Paddle Sports will donate 50% of all sales to EGAPL on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from noon to sunset. There will also be raffle prizes including jewelry, gift cards, and more, and all raffle proceeds benefit EGAPL. Enjoy the beautiful weather on the 28th while supporting animals! Rhode Island Paddle Sports is located at 3 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Waterfire full lighting: All Full WaterFire installations light up over 80 braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset (8:25 p.m. Saturday) until midnight. For more information, click here.

Sunday, June 29

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

Kids Chess Club: Symposium Books hosts a Chess Club for children ages 7 to 14 every Sunday, taught by chess master Joe Martin. The first session is free. 1000 Division Street (near Panera). 1 p.m.

Newport Rocks the Fort: Seven bands, six hours at Fort Adams in Newport, including EG favorite Hey Nineteen. Buy tickets at From 2 to 8 p.m.

Newport Art Festival: At Bowen’s Wharf Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

And …

Middle Road Bridge is CLOSED … for two months! Here’s more information about the closure.

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