Today In EG: Nature, Preservation, And Perspiration

by | Apr 21, 2014

Recycling is ON this week. In addition, yard waste will be picked up every week this month. For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, April 21

‘Netwalk’ Goddard Park Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. Monday’s walk is at Goddard Park – meet at the gazebo next to the beach parking lot. Fachon will talk about the magical qualities of trees and why trees are important to land and water conservation. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Marathon Monday: The Boston Marathon takes place today (in case you live in a cave). We check in with four people who were in Boston for last year’s marathon and will be back there today – three runners and one volunteer – read that story here.

EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: Denis Roch will be the guest speaker at tonight’s monthly meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. He will talk about the Majestic Building in West Warwick. Located in the village of Arctic, the five-story building served as a hotel and theater during its 80-year history. It was built in 1910 and for many years the Majestic was the focal point of the busiest shopping area in Kent County. Sadly, it was torn down in 1999. Born in West Warwick, Mr. Roch is a life member of the Pawtuxet Valley Historic Society and an authority on the history of the area. The meeting begins with a potluck supper at 6:30 in the Old Jail, 110 King St. Roch’s illustrated talk begins at 7:30. The event is free and open to the public. Please call Sue Curado at 884-4643 or email her at [email protected] to reserve a space.

Tuesday, April 22

‘Netwalk’ Scalloptown Park Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. Participants will hunt for shells along the shoreline and talk about the importance of shellfish as well as identify birds in the area. Meet at the Scalloptown parking lot. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23

‘Netwalk’ Boesch Farm Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. Using various tools, participants will navigate a trail through the woods to the brook, hunt for grasshoppers and talk about land stewardship, environmental law and organic farming methods. Meet in the Land Trust parking lot, 830 South Road. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 24

‘Netwalk’ Frenchtown Woods Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area.   10 to 11:30 a.m.

EG Chamber ‘Runway to Fashion’ show: This will be the fourth-annual chamber fashion show. Proceeds benefit the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Fund and the EG Academy Foundation. Learn more at the chamber’s website here. Quidnesset Country Club. 6 p.m.

Poets at EG Free Library: In honor of National Poetry Month, poets laureate Lisa Starr and Rick Benjamin will read poetry, share insights, and answer questions at this special EG Friends of the Library wine reception. Rick Benjamin is the State Poet of Rhode Island. He teaches at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. He also serves as a Fellow at New Urban Arts. The author of two books of poetry, his poems & essays have also appeared in numerous print media. Lisa Starr is a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island Fellowship for Poetry and the founder and director of the Block Island Poetry Project, a writing series she operates at her inn, The Hygeia, on Block Island. She has published three full-length collections of poetry. For more information about the Friends’ events contact [email protected] or visit us on Facebook. From 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, April 25

‘Netwalk’ Rome Point Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. This land was once owned by a rich Tory merchant, George Rome, who built a lavish mansion there. He may have been a spy for the English during the Revolutionary War. Over time, the land converted to farmland until 1953 when it was bought by Narragansett Electric for projects that never marterialized (a coal plant and, later, a nuclear power plant). Meet in the Chafee Nature Preserve/Rome Point parking lot off Route 1A. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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.

Improv at Warwick Museum: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI), now in its seventh season, is a weekly interactive improv show that welcomes audience participation. The audience can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or jump up and join the performers on stage. They offer two shows: one for families at 7 p.m. and one for adults at 9 p.m. Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. $7, $3 for seniors and children 12 and under (at the early show).

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. iris

    Thank god Elizabeth is back..she has all the news that’s fit to print..and what s job she does!! We have truly missed you Liz.keep trucking on for east g.

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