Today In EG: Maya Angelou Tribute, Library Anniversary Meeting

by | Nov 16, 2014

Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up EVERY week through November). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, Nov. 17

EG 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 Housing Authority meeting: The panel meets at the EGHA office, 146 First Ave. Find the agenda for today’s meeting here. 5:30 p.m.

EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: The EGHPS will host an early 100th birthday party for the town library at this month’s meeting. Guest speakers Patricia Laliberty, chair of the Anniversary Committee, and library director Karen Taylor will talk about the history of this beloved institution and plans to celebrate its centennial year in 2015. Come and help light the candles at the Old Gaol, 110 King St. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with an always-delicious potluck dinner; the program begins at 7:30.

Simply Phenomenal: A Tribute To Maya Angelou: Mixed Magic Theatre will perform a tribute to the poet Maya Angelou, who died in May. It will be sponsored by the East Greenwich High School Student Agenda. Free and open to all, the performance will take place in the auditorium at St. Luke’s Church at 6:30 p.m. Contact Bob Houghtaling at (401) 230-2246 for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, the panel will vote on a number of coaching appointments and will review the gym rental policy for EG Basketball Association. The meeting takes place in the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m.

Land Trust meeting: The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda.

Cindy-Wood Garden Club meeting: It’s fall greenery time at the monthly meeting of the Cindy-Wood Garden Club. Club members and guests will create small holiday arrangements in coffee mugs to cheer local shut-ins and residents of nursing homes. The workshop begins with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Jail, 110 King St. The workshop is free and nonmembers are welcome to attend. Some materials will be provided but attendees are urged to bring greens from their gardens and appropriate mugs to share with others. Attendees can also work on their own holiday arrangements with help from the club’s master gardeners. For more information call Joni Plunkett at 885-2868 or Marcia Pearce at 667-2599.

Business After Hours at T’s: The EG Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business After Hours event at T’s in the Benny’s Plaza. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $5. Non-members $10.

Service of Remembrance: Anyone who is grieving knows that the holidays are especially difficult. Christ Church (1025 Main St, East Greenwich) will hold a special service onTuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the lives of those loved ones who have passed away. There will be candle lighting, song, meditation, prayer and a book of remembrance to sign, followed by a time of fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

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.

EGHS PTG meeting (evening!): If you can’t make PTG meetings during the day, now’s your chance. This month’s EGHS PTG meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the library at EGHS.

And …

Pajama & Coat Drive: The EGHS club All Children Matter thanks those who donated and supported the Halloween Costumes drive. They are still collecting new pajamas (gently used will also be welcomed) and gently used coats and winter items, such as gloves, mittens, sweatshirts, snow pants, and boots will be collected at all elementary schools and  EGHS until Dec. 5.  All sizes welcome! There is a special need for teen and adult sizes. Thanks!

EG Rotary Citrus Drive: It’s that time again – time to purchase that box of oranges or grapefruit that will see you through the darkest days of winter. Or perhaps apples or pears strike your fancy – you can order them, too. Order online or call 885-­4650. Order deadline is Nov. 28.

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