Today In EG: Lunch on the Hill, HDC & Local Author Visit

by | Sep 9, 2014

Recycling is ON (after a week of houseguests, thank goodness!); yard waste pickup is OFF (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

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

Historic District Commission meeting: The panel will hear two residential applications. You can read the agenda here. Town Hall at 6 p.m.

Local Author Martha Reynolds @ Symposium: Martha Reynolds will be reading from her latest novel, Best Seller, and signing copies from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St. (near Panera). The book is set in a town many who grew up in EG in the 1970s will find familiar.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Hanaford Elementary open house: The first of the EG public school open houses. Meadowbrook Farms is next, in a week – Sept. 18.

Friday, Sept. 12

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.

Brown Bag Lunch Concert @ Town Hall: InTandem (‘60s and light rock group) will perform in front of Town Hall from noon to 1:30 p.m. It’s free, there are tables set up on the Town Hall lawn, and it’s just plain awesome. (There’s one more BB concert scheduled, the Caraher Brothers – pop & rock – on Oct. 10.)

Saturday, Sept. 13

Odeum New Volunteers Breakfast: The Greenwich Odeum is holding a Volunteer Breakfast, an opportunity to find out more about EG’s own nonprofit theater space and perhaps get involved. At the theater, 59 Main St., from 9 to 10 a.m. RSVP at [email protected].

EGHA Great Graffiti Contest: The annual event to decorate the London Street underpass (i.e. The Luge) takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome and supplies are provided.

Singles Mingle @ Symposium: Dating websites are good, but Symposium Books is holding a weekly “Singles Mingle” from 5 to 7 p.m. Go on by and make

Comedian Joe DeVito @ Odeum: Comic Joe DeVito‘s TV appearances include “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and the semi-finals on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He’s the first of four comedians to perform this fall – one each month. In October, The Odeum presents Paul D’Angelo, called “the funniest entertainer you’ve never heard of … yet,” by the Los Angeles Times. In November, it’s Jim Colliton, who has appeared on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star,” Comcast’s “Comedy Spotlight,” Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots” and XM Satellite Radio’s Comedy Channel. And rounding it out in December is Ken Rogerson from this season’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Tickets for individual shows are $15 or buy all four for $40. Tickets for all the shows can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (401) 885-4000. Tickets can also be purchased at Main Street Music, at 4 King St. from noon to 6 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Sunday, Sept. 14

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.

And …

Logee’s Greenhouses fieldtrip Tuesday, Sept. 16: Members and friends of the Cindy-Wood Garden Club will take a carpooling trip to Logee’s Greenhouses in Danielson, Conn., on Tuesday, September 16th. The 122-year-old garden center has five greenhouses filled with rare and unusual flowering plants, including a lemon tree that produces 5-pound lemons. The group will then drive to nearby Pomfret for a visit to Martha’s Herbary for tea. Lunch will be at the neighboring Village Cafe. Non-members are welcome to come along on this trip. There is a $5 fee for the tour, redeemable for a purchase at Logee’s. We will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Showcase Cinema on Division Street. Call Joni Plunkett at 885-2868 or Marcia Pearce at 667-2599 for details.

EG Basketball Association 2014-15 registration: Register by the end of September and fees will be the same as last year. On October 1st, a late fee of $25 will be added to each registration. Registration closes Friday, October 17th. To register, go to and click on the Registration tab.


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