Today In EG: Scalloptown Park Nature Walk

by | Apr 22, 2014

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A red-breasted merganser on Greenwich Cove. Credit: Noel Bailey

Recycling is ON this week. In addition, yard waste will be picked up every week this month. For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here. East Greenwich will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, with a clean up of the waterfront. You’ll find details here.

Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day: What began in 1970 has become a world-wide day to honor this planet we all call home. You can read about the day’s beginning’s here.

‘Netwalk’ Scalloptown Park Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. Participants will hunt for shells along the shoreline and talk about the importance of shellfish as well as identify birds in the area. Meet at the Scalloptown parking lot. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23

‘Netwalk’ Boesch Farm Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area. Using various tools, participants will navigate a trail through the woods to the brook, hunt for grasshoppers and talk about land stewardship, environmental law and organic farming methods. Meet in the Land Trust parking lot, 830 South Road. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 24

‘Netwalk’ Frenchtown Woods Nature Walk: Wendy Fachon of EG leads a week of casual morning walks for children and adults where participants can learn some ecology and history about the area.   10 to 11:30 a.m.

EG Chamber ‘Runway to Fashion’ show: This will be the fourth-annual chamber fashion show. Proceeds benefit the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Fund and the EG Academy Foundation. Learn more at the chamber’s website here. Quidnesset Country Club. 6 p.m.

Poets at EG Free Library: In honor of National Poetry Month, poets laureate Lisa Starr and Rick Benjamin will read poetry, share insights, and answer questions at this special EG Friends of the Library wine reception. Rick Benjamin is the State Poet of Rhode Island. He teaches at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. He also serves as a Fellow at New Urban Arts. The author of two books of poetry, his poems & essays have also appeared in numerous print media. Lisa Starr is a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island Fellowship for Poetry and the founder and director of the Block Island Poetry Project, a writing series she operates at her inn, The Hygeia, on Block Island. She has published three full-length collections of poetry. For more information about the Friends’ events contact [email protected] or visit us on Facebook. From 6 to 8 p.m.

Dine Out For Life: A number of restaurants in the state are participating in tonight’s Dine Out for Life, a benefit for R.I. Project AIDS. The Grille on Main is participating, donating 10 percent of its profits to R.I. Project AIDS. Here’s a list of all participating restaurants

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