Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is OFF (yard waste is being picked up every other week). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Monday, Nov. 3
No School: It’s Parent-Teacher Conference day at the elementary school and professional development day for teachers at Cole and EGHS.
School Committee meeting: On the agenda, they will hear a report on the mentoring program and get updates on the 1:1 initiative at EGHS and various ad hoc committees. The panel meets in the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Election Day / No School: You must be registered to vote in the town in which you want to vote. Polls in East Greenwich will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find out where you vote here: www.sos.ri.gov/vic, or contact the EG Board of Canvassers at (401) 886-8603. Find a sample ballot here.
- To find out about candidates running for Town Council, click here.
- To find out about candidates running for School Committee, click here.
- There are four local ballot questions: Question 8 (eliminating the Financial Town Meeting); Questions 9 and 10 (adding the fire department to the charter and charter language changes); and Question 11 ($2 million road bond).
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Lunch on the Hill: Turns out there IS such thing as a free lunch, twice a month in the dining room at St. Luke’s. Lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15.
New England Institute of Technology Open House: “Tech Nite” follows an open house format allowing individuals interested in studying at the college the opportunity to tour any of its three campuses as well as to speak with faculty, Admissions, and Financial Aid personnel. From 3 to 7 p.m.
Cove Commission meeting: The panel meets in the conference room across from Council Chambers in Town Hall. Find the agenda here. 4:30 p.m.
Planning Board meeting: There are two applications on the agenda (which you’ll find here). The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6
AfterProm EG Planning Committee meeting: The subcommittees will give updates. Anyone interested in learning more or getting involved is welcome. In the Community Room at the Police Station. 10 a.m. For additional information, go to the Citizens Who Care website and click on AfterPromEG, or visit the Facebook page.
Historic Cemetery Commission meeting: The panel meets in the conference room next to the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall. Here’s the agenda. 6 p.m.
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 atwww.egrotary.org or call 885-4650. Order deadline is Nov. 28.
Veterans Day Parade volunteers needed: Town Clerk and parade organizer Leigh Botello is looking for a few people to help out with the East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Specifically, she’s looking for help with logistics for the memorial ceremony at Cliff Street. If you are interested, contact Leigh: [email protected] or (401) 886-8604.
‘Wonders of the Wurlitzer’ free concert: Come join the East Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department for a Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Monday, Nov. 17, at 1:15 p.m. This concert will be performed by renowned organist, conductor and composer Peter Krasinski, as he plays on PPAC’s pride and joy the 1927 mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The trip is free, but pre-registration is required as space on the bus is limited. For additional information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 401-886-8626, ext. 1.
Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission is going great guns and planning its final two fall cleanups. If you want to join either of the next cleanups – Nov. 15 or Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to noon – sign up now. Contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.
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