Five+ Things: Mainstreet Coffee, Sprigs, Airband
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 16.
Trash pickup delayed one day: Because of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, no trash was picked up that day. If your trash is usually picked up on Wednesdays, then it will be picked up today. Also, leaf bags will be picked up all month long on your pickup day. If you still have storm debris, contact the Public Works department for pick up: 886-8618.
Mainstreet Coffee’s 9th Anniversary: Stop by today and celebrate a true Main Street institution. Happy Anniversary, Steve … and thanks for the wifi!
Blood Drive at Swift: The Rhode Island Blood Center is holding a blood drive at Swift Community Center from 1 to 5 p.m. today. You can register for an appointment online now or just show up.
Teen Center: The Teen Center has provided a great place to hang out on Friday evenings for decades now. They meet at the gym at Eldredge School but you don’t have to play basketball to enjoy the camraderie. From 6 to 8 p.m.
Sprigs Holiday Open House: Sprigs is hosting a pre-holiday open house Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at 442 Main Street. Vocalist Phoebe Madden will perform, accompanied by pianist Dawn Chung, and violinist Stephanie Chan. Jane Parillo from Scribe Calligraphy will be on hand to personalize gifts and ornaments. Coffee and dessert will be provided by Providence Coffee Roasters and Petite Chef. Stop by!
Airband! The East Greenwich High School lip-syncing extravanganza takes place tonight at 7 p.m. The class acts are particularly noteworthy – talk about teamwork!
Looking ahead …
Sharing Locker on Saturday: This non-food pantry at Westminster Unitarian Church is meant to assist people in meeting their basic needs for living, to increase their quality of life, and to fill the gap for those who are struggling. Provisions offered include all-purpose cleaners, dish detergent, hand soap, laundry detergent, SOS pads, deodorant, body lotion, razors, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, and dry pet food for dogs and cats. Located in the Church House and open on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Birthplace of the Navy? John Hattendorf will address the topic at the EG Free Library Saturday afternoon. For those who didn’t know, East Greenwich is a serious contender as well as at least two other municipalities. Hattendorf is the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College, among other distinctions. He will settle this issue! From 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Presented by the Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library.
2nd Annual Turkey Trot is coming! Last year’s EG Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot was such a success that it’s back – on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. It’s a fully sanctioned and certified 5K race in downtown EG. The main event starts at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run at 8:30. Other activities will include crafts, music, and food. Last year, families, individuals, teams, all sorts of people took part, more than 700 runners! You can register here .