Five Things: Greenwich Bay Women’s Club & Cole PTG
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, March 12.
Cole PTG meeting w/Supt. Mercurio: The Cole PTG meets tonight at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting at the school. Supt. Victor Mercurio will be there to answer questions about what's going on in the school district.
Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meeting: Since 1964 the GBWC has been making a difference in a variety of ways in the community. Made up of women of all ages – young mothers, career women, retired women – the GBWC meets the second Tuesday of each month from September to June to socialize and work together to do “in-kind” services and plan fundraisers for worthy causes and educational scholarships. Their motto is "Have a heart, Lend a Hand, Work as One." The meeting today is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Atria Harborhill on Division Street. For further information, call Sue at 885-2130 or Laureen at 295-9174.
Water Street closed: Beginning today, Water Street at the Barbara Tuft's Playground will be closed 24 hours a day for approximately 5 weeks. No traffic will be able to pass because of the vertical trench sheeting that will be in the road. This construction is to replace the 90-year-old sewer main from the bottom of King Street to the Waste Water Treatment Facility. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 886-8618.
Blizzard debris pickup: According to the Public Works Department, tree debris from the February blizzard is still being picked up. If you have tree branches, move them curbside and the DPW should get to them in the next week or two.
Circus Smirkus is back: You don’t have to run away to join this circus – you just have to be in third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade. Cirkus Smirkus is back for a second year in a row offering a weeklong after-school circus “boot camp” for kids in grades 3 through 6. (Read about their program last year here.) Students who sign up will learn juggling, tight wire, diabolos, devil sticks, acrobatics and much more – all from a professional Circus Smirkus coach. The program runs from March 18 to March 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hanaford Elementary School. The final performance takes place there on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Cost of program: $100 per student. Use the application attached here, or contact Amy Synder at email@example.com.
You asked, Patch answers: Do you have a question about something in town – a vacant store, a broken sidewalk, a trash collection time? If you do, send it my way. Thanks!
On Wednesday ...
Good Grief: How do you handle the loss of a loved one? Bob Houghtaling presents a session on what you can learn from difficult times and situations. Speakers are Richard Morsilli, whose son 13-year-old son Todd was killed 30 years ago by a drunk driver on First Avenue, and Andrew Maksymowicz, who's parents both died when he was in high school ("Mrs. Mak" was a secretary at EGHS and, before that, at Eldredge). At Swift Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday ...
What’s Your Book Worth? workshop Thursday: Are you holding on to a rare first edition? Have a priceless signed copy? A sought-after collector's item? Or maybe you were left a trunk full of old books and no idea what they are worth? "Value of the Book" is a lecture and interactive book appraisal workshop presented in an Antiques Roadshow format by rare book dealer, former Providence bookshop owner and former state representative Ray Rickman. He will describe what kind of books tend to have high market values, explain the characteristics that influence the worth of a particular book and offer free estimates of the value of up to three books for each participant. The program takes place Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Greenwich Free Library, courtesy of the Friends of the EG Free Library.