Wednesday, April 2
World Autism Awareness Day: Today is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum. In Rhode Island, The Autism Project is a nonprofit organization in Rhode Island for people with autism and their families.
Cove Commission: You’ll find the agenda is here. 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall
Planning Board: The panel will discuss the draft wind ordinance. The full agenda is here. Town Hall, 7 p.m
Thursday, April 3
Living Room Stories, v.4: The Living Room presents its fourth in a series of living storytelling events, this one titled “Wisdom for My Younger Self.” It features four presenters and there will be a chance at the end to share your own wisdom. Read more about the evening here. 1550 South County Trail (EG United Methodist Church). 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 4
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).
Saturday, April 5
Winter Farmers Market: The Coastal Growers Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a wide variety of vendors, including Pat’s Pastured, Besto Pesto, Robin Hollow Farm and the Local Catch, to name a few. They also feature live music, with tables where you can listen to music and eat some yummy local fare. At the Lafayette Mill, 650 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown.
Sunday, April 6
Rabies Vaccination Clinic: If your pet needs a rabies vaccine head over to the Community Room at the EGPD on Sunday. They will be offering one-year or three-year vaccines – your pet is only eligible for a three-year vaccine if it got a one-year vaccine within the past 12 months. The cost for the vaccine is $12. You can renew your dog’s license while there too. That costs $8. 1 to 3 p.m.
EG Animal Protection League Open House: Every Sunday, the EGAPL opens its doors so people can meet the dogs and cats in need of permanent homes. You can find videos of some of the animals available for adoption here. At a NEW LOCATION: EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.