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.
Monday, Sept. 15
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!).
EG Farmers Market: This is the best time to visit the EG Farmers Market – tomatoes! apples! baked goods! ready to eat Pat’s Pastured burgers & sausages! seafood! corn! dahlias! and more! From 3 to 6 p.m. at Academy Field. Read more about the market here.
EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: Gravestone conservation will be the program of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society on Monday, September 15th. Betty and Carlo Mencucci will present a slideshow of the work being done in abandoned historic cemeteries in Burrellville, in northwestern Rhode Island. They will describe the procedures used to repair damaged gravestones, including conditions before and after the work was done. Betty and Carlo are active in the Burrellville Historic and Preservation Society and they have studied gravestone restoration since 2009. The meeting begins with a potluck supper at 6:30 in the Old Jail at 110 King Street in East Greenwich, and the program begins at 7:30. It is free and open to the public. Call or e-mail Sue Curado at 884-4643 or [email protected] to let her know you’re coming. For more information visit the Society’s website at eghistoricpreservation.org
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Land Trust meeting: The panel meets in the room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall. Here’s a link to the agenda. 6:30 p.m.
School Committee meeting: On the agenda (link here) are updates on the Chromebook rollout at the high school and enrollment. In the library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
EGHS PTG meeting: This first meeting of the school year takes place in the EGHS cafeteria at 9:30 a.m. All parents and guardians of EGHS students are invited and encouraged to attend.
Affordable Housing Task Force meeting: The panel meets in Conference Room B (near the Town Clerk’s office) in Town Hall. Here’s a link to the agenda. 3:30 p.m.
Planning Board meeting: The panel will continue a hearing on New England Tech’s plan to expand the existing campus (including the addition of a dormitory). A link to the full agenda is here. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18
CWC meeting: Citizens Who Care has its first meeting of the new school year this morning at 9:30 in the EG Police Community Room. All members of the EG community encouraged and welcome to attend. Click here to visit the group’s new website here.
Savor East Greenwich: The kickoff to this year’s EG Restaurant Week is a celebration of EG’s amazing culinary renaissance and fundraiser for the EG Animal Protection League. At the EG Yacht Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Click here a link for more information.
Meadowbrook Farms open house: Calling all Meadowbrook parents – tonight’s the night to visit your child’s school and classroom! 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19
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.
EG’s Third Annual Restaurant Week begins: East Greenwich’s 3rd Annual Restaurant Week is actually a 10-day culinary celebration. It begins Friday, Sept. 19 and goes through Sept. 28). You can find out more at the EG Chamber of Commerce website here.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Author John Butziger at Symposium: Author John Butziger will be reading from and signing copies of his book, The Second Tree. In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown’s corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber-espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree. 1 p.m. at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St. (near Panera).
Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m.
Playing Dead at the Odeum: Boston’s premiere Grateful Dead-experience band, Playing Dead, is coming to the Greenwich Odeum Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Buy them online (here) or at the door.
Sunday, Sept. 21
First Annual Harvest Stroll @ Boesch: In honor of Rhode Island Land Trust Days, the East Greenwich Land Trust is hosting the 1st Annual Harvest Stroll at Briggs-Boesch Farm. There will be a guided tour of the farm (including the animals, the pastures and the woodland trails) at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch provided by Pat’s Pastured. Reserve your space by contacting Julianna Berry at (401) 886-8645, [email protected].
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.
International Day of Peace Event: Citizens Who Care is holding an International Day of Peace event, including a walk, speakers, food and music. At Swift Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Hear more about the International Day of Peace in Bob Houghtaling’s podcast with Lacey Feeley of URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace.