Today In EG: Vampires and Broadway Tunes

by | Oct 29, 2014

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.

Thursday, Oct. 30

EGHS Cabaret 2014: Drama students will perform popular Broadway songs both Wednesday and Thursday night in the auditorium. Everyone’s invited to this community event. Tickets are $10 at the door. 7 p.m.

‘Vampirism in New England – The Dark Ages of Medical Science’: The library at New England Tech is hosting a presentation featuring experts from the world of vampires – Christopher Rondina, author of “Vampires of New England” (formerly titled “The Tillinghast Nightmare”) and director Alec Aston. The event will include a screening of “The Tillinghast Nightmare” followed by a panel discussion with Asten and Rondina. Admission is $10. Mr. Rondina will be available to autograph attendees’ pre-purchased copies of the “Vampires of New England”  – these books will NOT be available for sale at the event. For more information regarding this evening of haunting happenings, contact NEIT reference librarian, Anthony Loffredio, at 401-739-5000, ext. 3578, or go to One New England Tech Blvd. 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31


Last of the Year 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.

School Committee Mental Health Subcommittee: The panel meets in the guidance department’s conference room at East Greenwich High School. Find the agenda here. 10 a.m.

Trunk or Treat: Christ Church’s parking lot (1025 Main St, E.G.) will have loads of cars with their trunks decorated in a variety of fun themes and filled with candy. At 7 p.m. there will be prizes given out for the best trunk, best costume and best carved pumpkin (bring your own). Everyone is invited to stop on by and go “trunk or treating” in a fun and safe environment.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Fall Fest: The Village Lower School and Sweet Peas Village will be hosting the 9th annual Fall Fest on from 12 to 3 p.m. at 836 Middle Road. Come over for holiday shopping, hay rides, fall crafts, face painting, and a petting zoo. Open to the public.

‘A Night in the City’ @ Odeum: “A Night in the City” brings the much anticipated return of Michael DiMucci, Phoebe Madden, Ritchee Price, and David Marshall to the Odeum with an entirely new show. The November 1st concert features a variety of musical selections that a visitor might experience in New York, “the city that never sleeps.”  The jazz club scene, torch songs in an intimate night club, the allure of grand opera at the met (think Pavarotti), and of course, the best of Broadway.   Add to the team Brandon Carrita and Philip Martorella on percussion and keyboard plus three young local singer/dancers Kayla Carcieri Cassidy, Holly Gerber George and Sophie Rodgers and you have three generations of talent on one stage.   Join us for “A Night in the City”, certain to be a highlight of the Odeum season.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Daylight Savings Time ends (i.e. FALL BACK!)

3rd Annual Stephen Marra Foundation 5K: The race honors the longtime owner of The Grille on Main – and several other restaurants – Steve Marra, and benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The course wends through downtown East Greenwich. Register online here. $25 preregistration, $30 on the day of the race. 9:30 a.m. start.

EG Animal Protection League open house: Every Sunday, the EGAPL opens its doors so people can meet the dogs and cats in need of permanent homes. You can find videos of some of the animals available for adoption here. EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, Cowesett. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

And …

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 or call 885-­4650. Order deadline is Nov. 28.

Veterans Day Parade volunteers needed: Town Clerk and parade organizer Leigh Botello is looking for a few people to help out with the East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Specifically, she’s looking for help with logistics for the memorial ceremony at Cliff Street. If you are interested, contact Leigh: [email protected] or (401) 886-8604.

‘Wonders of the Wurlitzer’ free concert: Come join the East Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department for a Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Monday, Nov. 17, at 1:15 p.m. This concert will be performed by renowned organist, conductor and composer Peter Krasinski, as he plays on PPAC’s pride and joy the 1927 mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The trip is free, but pre-registration is required as space on the bus is limited. For additional information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 401-886-8626, ext. 1.

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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