Today In EG: Lunch, Cove & Planning Meetings

by | Dec 2, 2014

One of EG’s better holiday displays can be found on Wanton Shippee Road, near Cole Middle School. Credit: EG News


 

Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is ON (this is the FINAL WEEK of fall yard waste pickup). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Lunch on the Hill: Turns out there IS such thing as a free lunch, every Wednesday in the dining room at St. Luke’s. Lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15.

Cove Commission meeting: The panel meets in the conference room across from Council Chambers in Town Hall. Find the agenda here. 4:30 p.m.

Planning Board meeting: The panel meets with the Affordable Housing Commission to discuss the status of affordable housing in East Greenwich. Find the agenda here. In Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

And …

Winter is coming: Sign up for the town’s emergency notification system.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Town Tree Lighting: Santa will arrive on a fire truck and light the tree in front of Town Hall, then go inside to meet with children and pose for photos. The St. Luke’s children’s choir will perform before Santa arrives. Town Hall at 5 p.m.

Winter’s Eve at EG Free Library: The fourth annual Winter’s Eve Juried Art Exhibit begins at 6 p.m. with an opening reception in the library’s Howard Silverman Gallery. Sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. The entire Library will be seasonally bedecked by East Greenwich-Warwick Garden Club members. Live music will be provided by harpist Judith Mitchell. An evening highlight will be the announcement of the Juror’s Award, a solo 2015 gallery exhibit. Juror Carol Strause FitzSimonds, a celebrated Rhode Island artist, will select one artist for the prestigious prize (www.csfitzsimonds.com for more information).

OLM Shopping Night: The second annual Christmas Shopping Night is back. The festive night will feature beautiful handmade items and artwork made by local crafters and artisans, as well as popular items from Scout Bags, Silk Tree Farm, Barrington Books, Pampered Chef, Birch Candles, TT Totes, and many more! Greenwich Liquors is sponsoring a wine tasting and many local restaurants will provide samplings of their cuisine. Local author Kerry Sheeran will be on hand to sign copies of her book The Marathon, and there will be some exciting raffle prizes with items from the participating vendors. From 5 to 9 p.m. in the OLM cafeteria, 55 Fourth Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Christmas at the Castle: Peaceful, Easy Feeling – Christmas Customs of the 17th and 18th Centuries offers the holidays the way they were meant to be at Smith’s Castle in nearby North Kingstown. Find more information on their website here. 55 Richard Smith Drive (off Post Road, north of Wickford), from noon to 4 p.m.

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Open Studios at Shady Lea Mill: It’s the 17th Annual Open Studios weekend at Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. If you’ve never been, it’s both a great opportunity to get beautiful, locally made holiday gifts and a happening, with live music, glass blowing demonstrations, food and drink and just an all-together good vibe. Oh, and did I mention it’s in a very cool old mill on the banks of the Mattatuxet River. Find out more here: http://www.themillatshadylea.com/. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Holiday Bazaar: Westminster Unitarian Church is holding a Holiday Bazaar featuring crafts, gift books and baked goods, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 119 Kenyon Ave.

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.

EG Football in Super Bowl: The Avengers will take on the Middletown Islanders at Cranston Stadium at noon for the Division III championship. Go Avengers!

Christmas at the Castle: Peaceful, Easy Feeling – Christmas Customs of the 17th and 18th Centuries offers the holidays the way they were meant to be at Smith’s Castle in nearby North Kingstown. Find more information on their website here. 55 Richard Smith Drive (off Post Road, north of Wickford), from noon to 4 p.m.

Open Studios at Shady Lea Mill: It’s the 17th Annual Open Studios weekend at Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. If you’ve never been, it’s both a great opportunity to get beautiful, locally made holiday gifts and a happening, with live music, glass blowing demonstrations, food and drink and just an all-together good vibe. Oh, and did I mention it’s in a very cool old mill on the banks of the Mattatuxet River. Find out more here: http://www.themillatshadylea.com/. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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