Today In EG: MLK Holiday, Auction, EG Historic Preservation

by | Jan 18, 2015

And it's on to the Super Bowl!

On to the Super Bowl!

Recycling is OFF. Trash pickup is delayed one day all week because of the Monday MLK Jr. holiday. For the full 2015 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Schools are out, banks are maybe, stores are open. But if you’re wondering why we are honoring this man, check out his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. “I have a Dream” was great but MLK was a lot more than that one speech.

Briarbrook Auction: The Warwick Museum of Art is selling a painting by the late Rhode Island artist Karl R. Rittmann. The painting, which depicts the former James T. Lockwood High School on West Shore Road, is expected to bring between $4,000 and $6,000 when it comes up for auction tonight at the Briarbrook Auction at the Varnum Armory, 6 Main St. 5 p.m.

EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: Woodcarver and artist Alan Fontana is guest speaker at the EGHPS monthly meeting tonight at the Old Jail. Fontana has made several carved painted signs for EGHPS over the years. He will talk about his latest venture – carved and painted wood whistles and flutes. He will also perform on some of his instruments. The meeting starts with a potluck supper at 6:30, with the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Call or email Sue Curado to let her know you’re coming – 884-4643, [email protected]. For more information, check out

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Cole PTG meeting: The parent-teacher group meets in the conference room at Cole Middle School at 9:30 a.m.

Cindy-Wood Garden Club meeting: Sally Gruber of Interactive Horticulture in Warwick will show members how to create floral centerpieces. Everyone will receive an orchid design dish and an armload of fragrant flowers to take home. 9:30 a.m. at the Old Jail, 110 King St. Non-members are welcome. There’s a nominal charge for the take-home plant material. Contact Joni Plunkett, 885-2868, or Marcia Pearce, 667-2599, for more information.

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, discussion of a courtyard reflection garden at EGHS and updates on the all-day kindergarten, later school start and the academic calendar. In the library at Cole Middle School (2nd floor), at 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Lunch on the Hill: Every Wednesday in the dining room at St. Luke’s, 99 Peirce St., lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15. In addition to St. Luke’s, Our Lady of Mercy, Christ Church and Westminister Unitarian churches have all taken on a Wednesday to serve the meal and local restaurants Jiggers, Wild Harvest, Crosby’s Cafe, and T’s take turns providing the food. If you are interested in helping, contact Steve McCloughlin ([email protected] or 225-5540) or Steve Bartlett ([email protected] 885-5889).

AfterProm EG 2015 Community Outreach meeting: AfterProm is an overnight event at the high school that will provide a safe and fun place to go after the prom. This will be the first year East Greenwich has tried such an event, but communities like Warwick and Barrington have been doing this for years. Learn how you can be part of it at this evening meeting at Wild Harvest, 1675 South County Trail at 6 p.m. If you have questions, email [email protected].

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

Thursday, Jan. 22

Ad Hoc “School Calendar” Community Forum: The first of two community forums on the academic calendar (should school start after Labor Day? should the February and April vacations be combined? questions like these… ). In the library at Cole Middle School (2nd floor), at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

‘Naked Parenting’ book signing: EG’s own Leah DeCesare will be at Symposium Books, 1000 Division St. (near Panera) talking about and signing her book about parenting, “Naked Parenting.” From 6 to 7 p.m.

Mummenschanz/FirstWorks 2015: Mummenschanz, the Swiss mask troupe that revolutionized wordless theatrical entertainment, kicks off FirstWorks 2015 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28, available at or 401-421-ARTS.

Friday, Jan. 23

Global Game Jam will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. The official kick-off begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, in the college’s Media Presentation Theater. (The site will close from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day).  Registration for this event is free but participants must be 18 years of age or older. To register, go to For more information on the game jam program, visit

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