Today In EG: Bridge Closure, Academy Award Auction

by | Jun 22, 2014

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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, June 23

Middle Road Bridge is CLOSED: Today’s the day – you won’t be able to travel between Cindy Ann Drive and South County Trail on Middle Road while DOT makes repairs … for two months! Here’s more information about the closure.

EG Farmers Market: The market is here every Monday afternoon into October. Support local! From 3 to 6 p.m. at Academy Field. Read more about it here.

Town Council meeting: On the agenda, the council will vote on granting the Land Trust approval to borrow $350,000 for rehabilitation and renovations of the farmhouse and barn at the Briggs-Boesch Farm on South Road. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

1942 Academy Award to be auctioned: Briarbrook Auctions will be auctioning off an Academy Award presented to Joseph Wright in 1942 for color art direction in the film My Gal Sal. Wright’s credits include “Guys and Dolls.” “Porgy and Bess,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Oklahoma,” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” The Oscar measures 13 inches high and weighs 6 pounds. It will be auctioned at the Varnum Armory at 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed starting at 4 p.m., along with the many other items to be auctioned tonight.

Tuesday, June 24

Zoning Board meeting: On the agenda, the board will hear a requests for a special use permit and a dimensional variance in the reconstruction of Cumberland Farms at 3323 South County Trail. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25

Nothing! Or are we wrong? Contact [email protected]

Thursday, June 26

Municipal Court: At Town Hall. 6 p.m.

Rocky Hill School Open House: An open house at Rocky Hill School for prospective families interested in preschool through grade 12. Visitors will take a tour of the school’s 84-acre campus and learn about the school’s outdoor, experiential and project-based learning opportunities. From 2 to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 27

Goddard Park Farmers Market: The farmers market at Goddard Park is open for the season (through Halloween). Here’s more information about the market and vendors. Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Outdoor Concert: Branded will perform a free outdoor lunchtime concert in front of Town Hall (postponed after it was rained out in May). Tables and chairs will be set up on the lawn so grab a sandwich from a local restaurant or deli and bring along a bag lunch. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Future dates July 11 (Johnny Edwards Power of Soul), Sept. 12 (In Tandem), and Oct. 10 (Caraher Brothers). There is NO concert in August. The concerts are sponsored by the EG Parks & Recreation Department. If rain is in the forecast, you can check if the concert is on by calling 886-8626, ext. 1.

Teen Center: The gymnasium at Eldredge Elementary is open most every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for teenagers looking to shoot some hoops or some bull. All are welcome. To learn more, check out the F.A.C.E.S. website here.

Saturday, June 28

EGAPL Yard Sale – items wanted! The East Greenwich Animal Protection League is holding it’s first annual yard sale. It takes place Sat. and Sun., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Greenwich Animal Hospital – where EGAPL boards its animals. Space is available for outside vendors at $40 per table (you must provide your own table). EGAPL is also requesting donations of sale items, which can be dropped off at the animal hospital starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Tammy Flanagan at [email protected] or 401-241-4541.

RI Join Rhode Island Paddle Sports and the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in Paddle for a Cause! Rhode Island Paddle Sports will donate 50% of all sales to EGAPL on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from noon to sunset. There will also be raffle prizes including jewelry, gift cards, and more, and all raffle proceeds benefit EGAPL. Enjoy the beautiful weather on the 28th while supporting animals! Rhode Island Paddle Sports is located at 3 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Sunday, June 29

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. At a NEW LOCATION: EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kids Chess Club: Symposium Books hosts a Chess Club for children ages 7 to 14 every Sunday, taught by chess master Joe Martin. The first session is free. 1000 Division Street (near Panera). 1 p.m.

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