No trash pickup Tuesday because of the Veterans Day holiday; it will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. Recycling is OFF; yard waste pickup is ON (yard waste is being picked up every other week). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.
Monday, Nov. 10
CORRECTION: MEETING IT NEXT WEEK. EG Housing Authority meeting: The panel meets at the EGHA office, 146 First Ave. Find the agenda here. 4:15 p.m.
Town Council meeting: On the agenda, a third reading of an ordinance to regulate who can use town tennis courts, and the annual renewal of liquor and victualing licenses. In Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Parade: East Greenwich’s annual Veterans Day Parade steps off from Academy Field at 10 a.m., goes west on Spring Street, south on Mawney Street, and east on First Avenue before making a stop at the WWI Memorial at First and Cliff streets. Following a wreath-laying ceremony there, the parade continues to Main Street, where it marches north to final ceremonies at Town Hall. Read more about this year’s parade here.
Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meeting: This club meets the second Tuesday of the month and starts with social time before getting into business (the food is great, the conversation better!). Right now, they are planning their 50th anniversary bash, to be held April 18. There is no age or residency requirement to join, only a desire to make new friends and work together to make a difference in our local communities. For more information, contact Diane Gadoury (860) 465-7987 or [email protected], or just come to a meeting!
Wednesday, Nov. 14
School Technology Advisory Committee meeting: The panel meets in the Superintendent’s Conference Room at 111 Peirce St. at 7:30 a.m. You’ll find the agenda here.
Lunch on the Hill: Turns out there IS such thing as a free lunch, every Wednesday in the dining room at St. Luke’s. Lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15.
Affordable Housing Commission meeting: The panel meets in the conference room next to the Town Clerk’s office. 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13
RESCHEDULED! Cohn plays The Greenwich Odeum at 59 Main Street in East Greenwich at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 13.
‘The Map Thief’ lecture at the library: 6:30 p.m. The Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library will host a special event featuring Michael Blanding, author of the recently released book “The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps.” The book details the career of E. Forbes Smiley, an antiquarian map dealer who spent years doubling as a map thief until he was arrested while delicately tearing maps out of books in the Yale University Library in 2005. 6:30 p.m.
Sailing Team’s Ice Cream Social: The Avengers Sailing Team is hosting an Ice Cream Social for the team as well as any interested newcomers. The event will take place at the East Greenwich Yacht Club, 10 Water St., in the Board Room on the second floor. 7 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 14
School Finance Committee meeting: On the agenda is the 2014-15 budget schedule. The panel meets in the Superintendent’s Conference Room, 111 Peirce St. at 7:30 a.m.
Stone Soup Night @ Cole: Stone Soup night was inspired by the folktale, “Stone Soup.” The moral of the story is that if we all work together and share resources, life will be better for all people not just a select few. They are only be selling 200 tickets, so act fast! Tickets are $5 per student/child under 14 and $10 per adult. In addition to a soup dinner, drinks and dessert the ticket price includes a hand-painted soup bowl. The Global Studies students will be performing an original play entitled, “The Birth Lottery,” based on the idea that where you are born determines the quality of life you will have. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children in developing nations. Questions/comments? Please contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Pajama & Coat Drive: The EGHS club All Children Matter thanks those who donated and supported the Halloween Costumes drive. They are still collecting new pajamas (gently used will also be welcomed) and gently used coats and winter items, such as gloves, mittens, sweatshirts, snow pants, and boots will be collected at all elementary schools and EGHS until Dec. 5. All sizes welcome! There is a special need for teen and adult sizes. Thanks!
EG Rotary Citrus Drive: It’s that time again – time to purchase that box of oranges or grapefruit that will see you through the darkest days of winter. Or perhaps apples or pears strike your fancy – you can order them, too. Order online atwww.egrotary.org or call 885-4650. Order deadline is Nov. 28.
New York City Day Trip: The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club is sponsoring a day in the Big Apple, Saturday, Dec. 6. A deluxe motor coach (with wifi) will leave EG at 7 a.m. and depart NYC at 7 p.m. You plan what happens in between! $50. To reserve a seat, send a check payable to GBWC to Lynne Wolff, 7 Coveside Court, E.G., RI 02818. For more information, contact Lynne at 885-4376 or [email protected].
Register for next historic cemetery cleanup: The EG Historic Cemetery Commission is going great guns and planning its final two fall cleanups. 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.