Today In EG: R.I. Senate Dist. 35 Debate

by | Oct 20, 2014

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, Oct. 20

EG Library’s 100th Celebration Committee meeting: A devoted crew of people are working on events to commemorate the 100th birthday of the East Greenwich Free Library. They meet the third Monday of the month and would love to get more people involved. 1:30 p.m. at the library (of course!).

Senate Dist. 35 debate: State Senate candidates for District 35 – Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan – will meet in debate at New England Tech at 6 p.m., presented by EG News and sponsored by the EG Chamber of Commerce and EG Rotary.

EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: Local historian Bruce MacGunnigle will discuss his new book, “Strolling in Historic East Greenwich” at the monthly meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. Bruce will talk about some of the town’s oldest buildings, including the Greenwich Hotel and the homes and businesses in the Hill and Harbor District. As originator of the popular Main Street Strolls, Bruce knows the history and architecture of every building in the historic district. He has led 85 of the award-winning walks. Signed copies of his book will be for sale at $20 each. The meeting begins with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 at the Old Jail, 110 King St. Free and open to the public. Call Sue Curado at 884-4643 or email her at [email protected] to set a place for you.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Special Education Advisory Committee meeting: This is the first meeting of the school year for the EG SEAC. There are openings in the SEAC Leadership Team. We are looking for official voting members to submit their nominations at this upcoming meeting. If you cannot attend this meeting but are interested contact [email protected] or [email protected]. At EG School District Administration Building, 111 Pierce St., 2nd floor conference room. 5:30 p.m.

Cindy-Wood Garden Club meeting: You may not have fairies in your garden, but you can make a miniature fairy home and garden to add a bit of whimsy to your plantings.  At Cindy-Wood Garden Club’s monthly meeting, master gardener Margo Hyde will show how to build one of these fanciful creations out of natural materials and lots of imagination. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9:30 at the Old Jail, 110 King St., East Greenwich. The workshop is free and open to nonmembers. Call Joni Plunkett at 885-2868 or Marcia Pearce at 667-2599 for information.

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, the panel will hear a report on the mentoring program from Nina Mackta and updates on the 1:1 Chromebook rollout at EGHS and several ad hoc committees. In the library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

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.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Citizens Who Care (CWC) will meet Thursday,October 23, at 9:30am at the Police Station Community Room.  All are invited and encouraged to attend!  Any questions, please email [email protected].

Child Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention Workshop: Sandra Malone of Day One RI will be at Cole Middle School to talk about the facts of child sexual abuse, how to talk to your child about abuse and violence, red-flag behavior and what has been learned from sex offenders. In the library at 7 p.m.

Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission has just come off the heels of a successful cleanup, grateful to over 60 volunteers. 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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