Five Things: CWC Meeting, Fall Dinner, Weekend Preview
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 18.
Citizens Who Care meeting: This group meets monthly and focuses on helping children and teenagers make good choices. At the Police Department’s Community Room at 10 a.m.
Avenger home games: Girls Soccer against South Kingstown, JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6 p.m. For the latest information about EGHS sports, check out the Avengers Booster Club website.
Festive Fall Dinner w/Carrabba's: The Greenwich Bay Women's Club is presenting their third-annual Festive Fall Dinner tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. In addition to the delicious meal provided by Carrabba's, there will be a cash bar, Harvest Bake Table (stock up on homemade pies and breads to freeze for the holidays!), 50-50 Raffle, Silent Auction, and a little light entertainment to round out another fun evening. $20 per person. For more information, call Melinda at 884-4552. Proceeds benefit House of Hope in Warwick and the East Greenwich Interfaith Emergency Loan Fund, as well as the Club's Scholarship Fund.
EG GOP meeting: The Republican Town Committee holds its last meeting before the election tonight at 7 p.m. at Caprice Restaurant, 455 Main St. Several important topics will be addressed, including the Oct. 24 Candidates Debate details and logistics; candidate support before and on election day; a discussion of whether or not to take stands on ballot questions; and a general update on Republican campaigns. Free.
Twenty40 Harvest Fest: The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group – Twenty40 – holds its second-ever event tonight, Harvest Fest at Beach Rose Café in Wickford. The event, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will feature beer and wine, food courtesy of Beach Rose Café, and free photos with Smashing Photobooth – a local photography company that will be bringing its fan-favorite photobooth to Wickford for the evening. Twenty40 provides a fresh twist on the traditional practices of networking groups with events appealing to young professionals loosely between the ages of 21 and 40. You don’t have to be from North Kingstown! $10.
Looking forward to the weekend:
5th Annual West Bay Open Studios Tour Saturday and Sunday: Autumn is the perfect time to take a drive from art studio to art studio, through the backroads of East Greenwich and beyond for the 5th Annual Open Studios Tour. At each stop you will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their working environments, view the artistic process, and purchase original art. The self-guided tour is free and open to the public, includes artists' studios in East Greenwich, Warwick (Apponaug and Cowesett), Exeter, North Kingstown, and Saunderstown. Visit one studio, five studios or all of them! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.
Wedding Walk Saturday: Main Street in East Greenwich is the place to plan your entire wedding! This semi-annual Wedding Walk bridal event gives you the opportunity to meet with the finest wedding vendors in the state all in one place! We have added a Bridal RUN this fall in the Armory, all Main Street Bridal Shops will be hosting a blow out sale in one place on Main Street. Add this to the traditional walk and we have a spectacular event planned! Registration begins at the Armory, 6 Main St., at 11 a.m.
Steve Marra 5K in EG this Sunday: The Steve Marra Foundation 5K Road Race, to be held Sunday, Oct. 21, will start behind the Grille on Main and finish in front, on Main Street, and will honor Steve Marra, the restaurant's former owner, who died unexpectedly a year ago. The registration form is attached at right.
Harvest Festival w/pumpkins: There will be a Harvest Festival at EG United Methodist Church on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. featuring local musicians, food, hayrides for the children, crafts and games, and a huge pumpkin patch. Janice Wray, East Greenwich resident and URI nursing student, suffered serious injury in a car accident on April 1st of this year which left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. After almost 4 months in hospitals she has come back home to her family and now faces a new path of healing and recovery within her local community. While her positive spirit and determination to overcome and succeed is remarkable and an inspiration to many, the road ahead for her promises to be long and arduous, with many as yet unknown obstacles and medical expenses.
Pops & Classical Concert Sunday: Enjoy a delightful concert of pops and classical masterpieces this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave. Local classical pianist Philip Martorella is joined by vocalist John Faiola for a selection of pieces from Billy Joel to Claude Debussy. Works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Puccini, John, Joplin, Lennon-McCartney, Wildhorn, and others will provide attendees with something for everyone. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $8.