Today In EG: Nonviolence Forum, Council Meeting

by | Mar 24, 2014

Recycling is ON this week.

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A great white egret in the water off Scalloptown Park Sunday. Photo: Noel Bailey

Monday, March 24

Community nonviolence dinner/forum: Students and adults have planned Inch By Inch: Building a Better Community Through Peace and Nonviolence. The evening starts with a community supper, followed by a presentation by the URI Center for Peace and Nonviolence and a performance by folk favorites Atwater-Donnelly. It’s free and everyone is invited. At Swift Community Center. 6 p.m.

Town Council meeting: On the agenda, the council will be voting on a new victualling license for Palmieri’s Bakery, 247 Main St. The sign’s been up for months now – looks like they are finally getting serious about opening. The council will also get a report on the town’s bond debt and possible refinancing options. At Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25

School Committee meeting: The panel is holding another of its strategic planning workshops. In the library at Cole Middle School. 6 p.m.

Zoning Board meeting: On the agenda, the board will hear from the developer of a land-locked property on New London Turnpike (on the border with Coventry) who is seeking to build a 6,000 sq. foot corporate headquarters and a 4,000 sq. foot animal shelter. At Town Hall. 7 p.m.

R.I. Assoc. of Democratic City & Town Chairpersons monthly meeting: The regular monthly meeting of the Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairpersons is hosted by the East Greenwich Democratic Town Committee Wednesday at 1149 Restaurant. Democratic voters in East Greenwich are invited. $25. For more information or to RSVP please contact EG Democratic Chairman Thomas Plunkett, 401-831-2900 or [email protected]. 6:30 p.m.

Bereaved Parents meeting: The Rhode Island chapter of Bereaved Parents meets Tuesday for its monthly meeting. The group offers resources to bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings. You can learn more about the group at their Facebook page here. At the Kingston Congregational Church in Kingston (across from the entrance to URI). 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Social Responsibility & Social Networking: As social media continues to evolve and digital platforms become increasingly utilized for education, students, parents, educators, and communities need to be prepared for this new and constantly evolving digital environment. In an effort to educate students of both the perils and opportunities that exist, members of the EGHS, Cole, Eldredge, and Hanaford PTGs, Citizens Who Care, and Bob Houghtaling present Dr. Larry Fillipelli, who will talk about the social responsibilities with social networking. Topics discussed will also include the dangers of posting inappropriate pictures and messages on social networking sites, sexting and the consequences of poor behavior choices online. At Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

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