Today In EG: Town Council, EG Book Signing

by | Oct 5, 2014

Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is OFF (yard waste is being picked up every other week through September). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, Oct. 6

LAST EG Farmers Market of the season: This is the final day to visit the EG Farmers Market in 2014 – and there’s still lots of produce and other deliciousness to purchase. From 3 to 6 p.m. at Academy Field. Read more about the market here.

“Strolling in Historic EG” book reception: Bruce MacGunnigle is out with a new book, a compilation of his columns for the Northeast Independent, “Strolling in Historic East Greenwich,” and there’s a book release party at the EG Free Library from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by the EG Historical Preservation Society.

Town Council meeting: On the agenda, the council will hear the third reading on the wind energy ordinance. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Historic Cemetery Commission meeting: The panel meets in Conference Room B at Town Hall. Find the agenda here. 6 p.m.

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, an update on the Chromebook rollout at EGHS and approval of a school-sanctioned trip to the Galapagos Islands. In the library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

‘The Marathon’ book signing: EG author Kerry Sheeran will be at the EG Public Library to sign her book, “The Marathon,” a harrowing but uplifting story about the birth of her third child, Emma. She will discussion faith, medical miracles and the power of the human spirit. 7 p.m.

EG Art Club meeting: The guest artist is Simone Spruce-Torres, a contemporary artist who creates multi-cultural portraits and figures with acrylic paint and graphite pencil. She is also the program director of the Warwick Museum of Art and teaches at RISD. All are welcome. First Baptist Church, 30 Peirce St. 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.eastgreenwichartclub.org or contact Ian at 941-3153.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

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.

Board of Canvassers meeting: The panel will confirm the Nov. 4 voter list. They meet in Conference Room B at Town Hall at 4 p.m.

Robin Kall’s ‘An Evening with Authors’: Robin Kall brings together three nationally known authors for an evening right here in East Greenwich. The authors – Susan Jane Gilman, John Searles, and Dani Shapiro – will talk about their work with Kall at Poliquin Group, 1598 South County Trail. The VIR (Very Important Reader) Reception is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ($75, including admission). The main event begins at 7, with registration at 6:30 p.m. All net proceeds from “An Evening With Authors” will benefit Love, Carol Foundation which supports breast cancer awareness and education. This year’s recipient will be The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.**(including book sales). To order tickets, click here.

Historic District Commission meeting: On the agenda, reconsideration of the windows at 55 Greene St. They meet in Council Chambers at Town Hall. 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

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.

Brown Bag Lunchtime Concert: The East Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department will host the final Brown Bag lunchtime concert on Friday, June 10th. Tables and chairs will be set up on the lawn so grab a sandwich from a local restaurant or deli or bring along a bag lunch. The free concert will feature the Caraher Brothers who will perform pop and rock music. from 12 noon-1:30pm on the lawn at Town Hall.

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 …

Halloween costume drive: The All Children Matter club at EGHS is holding a used Halloween costume drive, together with DCYF and Foster Foward. Bring your gently used costumes to the high school front entrance through Oct. 13. They are also collecting pajamas, coats and other winter items through Dec. 5. Questions? contact Paula Glod, advisor, at [email protected]

EG Basketball Association 2014-15 registration: Register by the end of September and fees will be the same as last year. On October 1st, a late fee of $25 will be added to each registration. Registration closes Friday, October 17th. To register, go to eghoops.com and click on the Registration tab.

Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission has just come off the heels of a successful September cleanup, grateful to over 60 volunteers. If you want to join the next cleanup – Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon – sign up now. Contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

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