Today In EG: ‘No Person Shall Be Punished For Their Religion’

by | Jul 8, 2014

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John Clarke.

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.

Tuesday, July 8

July 8 in R.I. history: You may know of Rhode Island founding father and mother Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson, but have you heard of John Clarke? He was granted a royal charter to Rhode Island in 1663. From Wikipedia: Clarke wrote the charter, and it contained an explicit guarantee of religious freedom: “that no person within the said colony, at any time hereafter shall be any wise molested [harassed], punished, disquieted, or called in question, for any differences in opinion in matters of religion, and do not actually disturb the civil peace of our said colony; but that all and every person and persons may, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, freely and fully have and enjoy his and their own judgments and consciences, in matters of religious concernments, throughout the tract of land hereafter mentioned, they behaving themselves peaceable and quietly…”

Wednesday, July 9

Food Pantry monthly lunch: The July lunch, hosted by St. Luke’s and the EG Interfaith Food Cupboard, goes from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Dining Room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street. All are welcome. Sandwiches and salads are provided by Jiggers Diner. If you are interested in helping out or learning more, call Steve McLoughlin at 225-5540 or Steve Bartlett at 885-5889.

EG Track Club Youth Track Series: A major focus of the EGTC is to hold a summer youth track series which will provide track and field events for boys and girls ages 4-14. In choosing track and field we selected an activity that requires little personal cost (just need a pair of sneakers); almost anyone can physically do (requires minimal skill set), doesn’t require a set number of participants like many team sports so everyone gets to participate fully whether 1 or 100 children show up. We invite boys and girls from East Greenwich and surrounding communities to participate in this summer program.Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 10

Pre-concert BBQ: St. Luke’s – across the parking lot from Academy Field – is hosting a free pre-concert BBQfor anyone who’d like to come, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bring a dessert or salad to share, or just yourselves. For more information, call 884-4116.

Chicago Total Access at Academy: This week’s summer concert, sponsored by EG Parks & Rec, features Chicago Total Access, a tribute band to the ‘70s group Chicago. On Academy Field from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Swift Community Center).

Municipal Court: At Town Hall, starting at 6 p.m.

EGHS band ‘Public Alley’ at AS220: East Greenwich High School students Zoe Hinman, Noah Baretto, Max Fertik and their band Public Alley will be on stage at AS220 Concert Hall, 115 Empire St., Providence. All ages are welcome. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the band will play from 9:15 to 10 p.m. (Public Alley opens for Hemlock and Kamchatka.) $6. Find directions here.

Public Alley, from left: Szabi Kiss (keyboard), Noah Barreto (vocals/guitar); Zoe Hinman (vocals) and Max Fertik (drums). Not pictured, Evan Carley (bass).

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