Today In EG: Spec Ed Parents, Garden Club, Sch. Committee Meetings

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.

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.

Friday, Oct. 24

School Committee Technology Advisory Committee meeting: The panel meets in the superintendent’s conference room. 7:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda.

Goddard Park Farmers Market: Among the vendors at the Goddard Park market, several farmers, bakers (both for humans and dogs!), crafts, fish and poultry. Fridays through Oct. 31. 375 Ives Road. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring Your Own Improv: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is in its seventh season at the Warwick Art Museum. This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with the players on the stage. Teens and up are welcome. 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. 9 p.m. $7.

And …

Saturday, Oct. 25

Secrets & Scandals: Reforming R.I.:   The Friends of the EG Free Library are hosting “Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island,” a dialogue with H. Phil West on his new book, with Robert Flanders, Richard Morsilli and Mike Lenihan. Investigative news reporter Jim Taricani will moderate this timely discussion. The book tells the inside story of events that shook Rhode Island’s culture of corruption, gave birth to the nation’s strongest ethics commission, and finally brought separation of powers in 2004. No single leader, no political party, no organization could have converted betrayals of public trust into historic reforms. But when citizen coalitions worked with dedicated public officials to address systemic failures, government West calls Flanders, Morsilli and Lenihan, who are all East Greenwich residents, “the heroes of his book.” The program is free of charge, and all are welcome. Please call 884-9510 to register for the event. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

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