Today In EG: , Library Meeting, Community Dinner, Non-GMO Desserts

by | May 19, 2014


Prospect Street blossoms, May 17, 2014. Credit: EG News

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.

Monday, May 19

EG Free Library 100th Anniversary meeting: EG Free Library has established a 100th Anniversary Committee, which meets the third Monday of the month at the library. Visitors and potential members are welcome! From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Community dinner: Christ Community Kitchen (CCK) is taking place a week early this month because of Memorial Day. The idea behind CCK is to offer food and companionship for all ages. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. In the Dining Room at St. Luke’s Church. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

‘Just Desserts’ (no GMOs): Wendy Fachon of Netwalking is holding a non-GMO (genetically modified organism) educational event at Swift Community Center tonight, with help from Connie Palagi of Pickles Catering. The theme is “Just Desserts, because you deserve them,” to (1) provide ideas for healthier treats, (2) counter the prevalence of GMO high-fructose corn syrup, GMO beet sugar, and GMO aspartame, and (3) provide information about the proposed GMO-labeling legislation and how people can help support this initiative. A number of local non-GMO vendors will be on hand too. 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 20

Land Trust meeting: The panel meets in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall. You’ll find the agenda here. 6:30 p.m.

School Committee meeting: The panel will discussed a proposed two-tier bus schedule (currently, the buses run on a three-tier schedule). The library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21

Municipal Court: Court is held in Council Chambers. 9 a.m.

EGHS PTG meeting: There will be a brief, informational presentation?  How a local town successfully executes an After Prom Event? The objective is to begin an informed discussion as to whether this is a feasible concept in EG for the 2015  Prom. If after-prom is a topic that you care about, please consider attending. Mrs. Gilden will be giving a brief overview of the changes made to Senior Project Presentations for the next academic school year. In the Guidance office. 9:30 a.m.

Planning Board meeting: After much discussion over several meetings, the Planning Board will vote on recommending a wind ordinance to the Town Council. Before the vote, Town Planner Lisa Bourbonnais will show photographs of different types and sizes of wind turbines for review. In Council Chambers. 7 p.m.

And …

Register for Safety Town Day Camp: Camp dates are June 23 to 26. This is an EG tradition of teaching children about to enter kindergarten all aspects of childhood safety including: police, fire, school bus, bicycles, animals and more. Send registration form and checks payable to Renu Englehart, 2005 Division Road. If you have questions, contact Maura Meiser at [email protected] or 885-2429.

EG Summer Camps: Follow this link for details on EG summer sports camps.

Book Sale Thanks from EG Library Friends: Our book loving patrons ensured that the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library’s Annual Book Sale was a success in raising funds, bringing our community together and making sure the sun shone (well, maybe not the last one). All this means more entertaining and interesting library programs throughout the year. Look out for information on our upcoming gardening program on June 7, 2 to 4 p.m. when Paul Slits, a horticultural consultant from Massachusetts, will give a program on gardening and cooking with herbs, and wet and dry container gardens.



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